My Everyday Life: Week 19

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Washing cars & bikes on a Saturday morning.

My Everyday Life: Week 19


Waffles from scratch!

My Everyday Life: Week 19

Friday night with friends, drinks, BBQ & pugs.

My Everyday Life: Week 19


My Everyday Life: Week 19

My brain finds comfort in creating compositions out of lines & shadows. I do this with or without a camera.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

Pasta dinner on a weeknight.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

It’s really hard to.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

My sunglasses make a weird shadow. Cooper is obsessed with putting books back in the library drop.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

Tears were shed. It’s just milk.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

I forgot how little ones can be afraid of heights. Annie needed help getting off this bench.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

A fun package from Elsie & Emma of A Beautiful Mess. I’m excited for their photo app to come out!

Cooper was OBSESSED with it all. Thank you, ladies!!!

My Everyday Life: Week 19

What we ate on Cinco de Mayo. A riff on this Mexican Chicken Soup. 

My Everyday Life: Week 19

Cooper’s favorites.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

I had a serious stare down with this jack rabbit.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

My friend Leslie came over for dinner on Monday.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

I tried to make quick lemon mousse for dessert and they failed. They were meant to be eaten right away–not a few hours later so the consistency was super chewy/rubbery. Dang.


My Everyday Life: Week 19

Farmer’s Marketing. Asparagus dancing.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

On a photo adventure during my lunch break. I certainly try to drink with dignity.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

I love looking at old signs & old locks.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

Another fail this week! The wettest biscuit batter ever. Turns out the recipe was wrong and they were supposed to be drop biscuits, not roll out & cut biscuits. Dang.

My Everyday Life: Week 19

But it’s cool. Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuit VICTORY!

Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits // shutterbean

A trip to the beach.


out & about: dillon beach


Cooper is getting HUGE.


My Everyday Life: Week 19


There’s something so heart warming about seeing Legos that my son builds.

My Everyday Life: Week 19


Enjoy your weekend!!

  • jenny

    oh yummy. totally craving that pasta, whatever it is. another beautiful set of photos–especially that lovely beach shot. happy mother’s day, tracy!

  • Emily

    Love this post! so glad I started following your blog

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites

    Happy Mother’s Day, friend! Love the last Lego shot. I see a lot of ‘models’, as my boys call them. It IS sweet.

  • Tieghan

    Love all these shots this week, especially that waffle!! YUM!!
    Hope you have a great Mothers day!!

  • Claire @Lemon Jelly Cake

    I love your dancing asparagus photo. 🙂

  • Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

    Love these glimpses into real life. Cooking fails can be so frustrating but I bet they still tasted delicious! That lemon mousse still looks beautiful even though it came out rubbery.

  • Jessica

    That Mexican Chicken soup looks all kinds of amazing!!!!
    I love your everyday life posts, I really look forward to them. 🙂 Have a great rest of your weekend!


  • Christine

    It’s hard to pic a favorite one this time. The milk, the dessert, the logo, the rabbit or you and the dogs? I love them all. Happy Sunday!

  • Leah

    I work in a store that’s been around since 1888, there are lots of old signs, boxes, merchandise, looking around the basement is like a treasure hunt!

  • Cheri

    My boys are now 19 and 15, but your comment about the Legos took me back to their childhood. It’s so true! My 15 year old is still obsessed with Legos and will still build things when he’s not busy with school stuff and I still get that heart warming feeling when I see the things he creates.

  • Michelle @ FullyBellyWornSoles

    Happy mother’s day! Recipe fails are SO frustrating!

  • Rebecca

    I love your photos. Thanks for sharing. I hope Cooper liked The Gruffalo it is a favourite of ours here.

    • Tracy

      He didn’t at first but totally warmed up to it. I picked that out for him. He’s all about Curious George.

  • Theo

    Those look like the same Star Wars sheets I had when I was 8 years old. That was 35 years ago! And I’m a girl 🙂

    • Tracy

      Wahooo!!! My brothers had those sheets and Cooper is in the room they grew up in. It’s such a trip!!!

  • Jenny

    You make me want to dig out my waffle iron and make waffles!

  • Mel

    Yes, your pasta bake up there just inspired tomorrow night’s dinner (and Tuesday and Wednesday’s lunches). Thanks! And thanks for sharing your fails. Those are my favorite parts about baking; I’ve found some of my best recipes from my biggest fails.

  • Ann

    oooh that Mexican soup looks delish. Ina’s photo of that soup was not at all appetizing!

  • Jayne

    Whoa, his Lego truck is really good! My brother was obsessed with building elaborate Lego structures at that same age and would NEVER allow anyone to touch or dismantle it. Or he would scream. Gah! Also, dessert fail = my life.

  • Mandy

    I always feel like Cooper is my future (Ian is almost 2 1/2). I love old signs, too. And I totally want to make that Mexican chicken soup. Love as always.

    • Tracy

      I know what you mean! I have a few friends with older kids and I look to the future through them 🙂 It goes fast!

  • Stacey

    I made your jalapeno cheese biscuits for my mama yesterday morning! Mom, Dad, and Husband RAVED over them! Thanks for a fantastic recipe! Hope your Mother’s Day weekend was fantastic. 🙂

    • Tracy

      HOOOORAY!! That makes me so happy that you made your family the biscuits!! They must have been super proud of you.

  • tara

    Gorgeous photos! I love the line/shadow/curve one!

    Mmm now I want jalapeno cheddar biscuits!

    I hope you had a great Mother’s Day!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I especially love that last lego shot 🙂
    Heidi xo

  • Myra

    My husband and I were just reminiscing over old photos this weekend. Looking at pictures of my boys when they were your sons age and remembering how big we thought they were at that age but now realizing just how small they really were. Now they are 21 and 22 and I am shocked how fast it all went by.

    • Tracy

      THEY GROW UP SO FAST. I’m only on year 4 and it’s wizzing right by!

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