My Everyday Life: Week 28

Here’s what this past week looked like:

I’ve been really into Coconut Butter & Banana on Cinnamon Raisin Toast.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

I pulled out some of my old notebooks from art school while we were painting. I can’t believe there was a point in time where I knew how to draw all the bones in the body. I also went through some of my Art History finals and had no idea I knew all that stuff. Reading my essays felt like reading someone else’s essays. It’s weird how your brain makes room for more information and some things get lost along the way. Where did all that knowledge go?

We also moved Cooper out of his old preschool & into a new one in June and it’s been amazing to see how being in a calm/structured environment is changing his art work. His color palette and brush strokes are so much lighter than they used to be. It makes me really happy to see.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Car washes help fill time when you have a kid. It’s also fun for adults. The soap on this one smelled like almonds!

My Everyday Life: Week 28

I’ve done one session of couch to 5k! It was good, but I didn’t pick the right area to do it because there were a few unexpected hills. I also need to get some proper running shoes.

I got a Fitbit One which I’m totally obsessed with and have been using My Fitness Pal on my phone to track what I eat. I haven’t really lost weight at this point, but I can feel a difference in my muscles. I suppose I’m losing inches–but either way I’m feeling good! My goal is to be stronger and I think I’m on my way!

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Being up early in the morning is now a habit. I’m really surprised how easy it is for me to get out of bed now.

This week was particularly foggy.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

It’s the time of year when everything is dry.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

I find feathers along the way.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

And occasionally I see a bunny!

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Sometimes I think the birds like to mock me.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

But either way, I really enjoy the ME time I have before the day requires hustling.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Sometimes I stalk turkeys.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

It’s oleander season. It makes me think of Hawaii when I see flowers on the ground.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

He seemed like he was gonna fall asleep in the car. When I asked him if he wanted to close his eyes and take a snooze, he said NOOOOO! A minute later he was asleep. A mama knows best 🙂

My Everyday Life: Week 28

I made cookies…

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Like the most amazing cookies, I JUST CAN’T DEAL. I’ll share them next week.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

This week involved two fun trips into the city outside of work. I wore a striped shirt with this skirt.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

My dear friend Gaby hosted a lunch at Tacolicious for her Absolutely Avocados cookbook. The fish tacos were bonkers!

My Everyday Life: Week 28

He’s proud to be pouring his milk in his cereal. I love seeing his sleepy eyes in the morning.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

A boy & the beach. He’s in his element there. We went to Stinson Beach with my friend Amy.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Seagulls & bees everywhere.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

It’s because of this sandwich…and maybe our bright colored blanket.


My Everyday Life: Week 28

Cooper came running up to us with a JELLYFISH IN HIS HAND!!! I’m so glad he didn’t get stung.

That kid has no fear. You can see the jelly fish in front of him. We were pouring water on it so we could inspect it.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Friends who love kids are good friends to have.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

On the way to work.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

San Francisco is full of color.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Another highlight of the week! Casey and I took the ferry into the city and had a day date last Sunday.


My Everyday Life: Week 28


I love window shopping. I secretly want to intern with a window dresser. Isn’t this one at Anthro amazing?

My Everyday Life: Week 28


My Everyday Life: Week 28

Drips & lines.


My Everyday Life: Week 28

We went to Zuni Cafe for lunch. My tradition is to get a Bloody Mary while we wait for our table.

I love looking at their alcohol selection at the bar.

My Everyday Life: Week 28

It’s really nice to have alone time. No interruptions. No worrying that someone won’t eat what we’ve ordered.

Sometimes I don’t know how two introverts made an extroverted child. But we love him like CRAAAAZY!

My Everyday Life: Week 28



My Everyday Life: Week 28

And of course we ordered the chicken for two. No fries this time….we didn’t save room.

My Everyday Life: Week 28


Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

  • jennie

    I think this is my favorite week yet. Love that photo of the blue wall.

  • Jenny

    I really liked the photos from this week.

  • Hannah

    Yum, that cinnamon toast looks like perfection. Your posts are making me want to get into the city more often, I just stuck in the South Bay and forget all the big city goodness that’s only forty minutes away…

    • Tracy

      You should go! I didn’t go enough when we lived in Redwood City. It’s nice to get out and be inspired by urban living!

  • Julia

    are those snap peas in your sandwich? brilliant idea!

  • Lani

    I want to see the beauty in the Bay Area the way you do, Tracy. Your pictures are so inspiring. 🙂

  • Amy /// The Anxious Hippie

    Aw, I love that you captured me and Cooper walking. I loved our day together, so much. Big love to you and Cooper <3

  • dana

    I LOVE your everyday life series. Especially loved the “cooper feel asleep in the car” and “tacos were bonkers” and “best cookies ever” notes. Can’t wait to get that recipe!!

  • jenny

    omg. that sandwich is making me bonkers! snap peas, asparagus, beets, goat cheese, frisee…anything else? I want to recreate this at home! beautiful photos and beautiful week as always, tracy. I also love all your beach scenes!

  • fardous

    always lov those pics

  • Ellen

    OMG cookies! I get so excited about the promise of a new cookie recipe…

  • April

    How many times/week are you getting out to walk/jog? Do you always go in the morning?

  • Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

    When I first saw this, I thought, “I am so glad that someone else shares my addiction for bananas and coconut butter.” Then I sat for a little while and realized that I learned to make coconut butter from your website. And got the bananas and coconut butter idea from you. I thank you for introducing such a wonderful “addiction” to my life. 😉

  • Tieghan

    Those cookies. Can;t wait!

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  • Madeline

    Your photography is inspiration!

  • matilda

    great post <3

  • Jasmine

    Best week yet! That rabbit picture is amazing!

  • Amanda W.

    Love this week, Tracy! I love that your voice comes through in your images so clearly. Amazing.

    I’ve been on an early morning exercise routine as well! Have you been adjusting your bedtime to get in the extra Zzzs? I love getting up early and starting my day with movement, but I sometimes have a hard time getting to bed on time because of all the fun things going on, especially in the summer when it stays light so late.

    • Tracy

      I’ve been trying to get to bed earlier, but I can’t always settle down. What I’m liking is that on the days (like weekend) when I don’t have to get up super early, sleeping an extra half our or hour in the morning feels luxurious. I suppose it’s the little things 😉

  • cindy

    this looks like the best week…so much good fooooood! that sandwich looks killer. kid friendly friends often seem to be some of the best people.

  • Michelle

    Dang, that cinnamon raisin toast w/banana and coconut butter looks soooo good. Will have to try!

  • Erica

    I look forward to these posts of yours every week. Thank you for posting them!

  • Claire

    your hair is looking on point. it’s so cute at this length.

  • Mel Julie

    Can you make your awesome coconut butter in a blender? Please say yes………

    • Tracy

      You totally can. You just need to keep an eye on it—and your blender because the motor might spazz out if you’re running it that long. Good luck!

  • Jayne

    I love all your animal, graffiti, Cooper and taco pictures.

  • jamie @ green beans & grapefruit

    What a wonderful week! I would have freaked out over the jellyfish. I’ve been wanting to go to Zuni for years and years…I may adopt your bloody mary tradition.

  • lee

    The photo of the bunny is amazing! Everything about is just right. I also like the one below it, of the bird on the wire. You framed the shot beautifully.

    SOunds like a great week was had! =)

  • Jamie

    LOVE the Anthro window displays and in-store installations. (That’s secretly my don’t-need-to-work-for-money dream job…sigh)

  • Caroline

    I love your photos. Really, I feel like that’s the blog equivalent of telling any girl ever that she has pretty eyes…. but, these really are something else!

    I took a road trip with my husband last weekend to Seattle and Portland [we’d never been to either!] and tried/gave up on convincing him to make the extra 10 or whoever many hours to San Francisco. Seeing these photos makes me wish I’d have tried just a bit harder, but only 2 nights in that city would have been cruel anyway 😉

  • Tami-TeacherGoesBackToSchool

    who knew whipping coconut into oblivion could turn it into butter?

    love the blue wall photo.

    i <3 amy big time.

    kid napping in the car makes me one happy mama.

    your oyster face is hilarious.

    stinson beach is my happy place.

  • Melissa

    That Zuni bloody mary is hands down the best one town!

  • Jessica

    Loved this post! I’m working on being more mindful of what I eat and getting fit, so I know exactly what you mean when you say you can feel a difference in your muscles. Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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