My Everyday Life: Week 52

Here’s what the LAST WEEK OF 2013 looked like!

Balance. Always in search of it…but then last week, I found it on a street.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

Christmas Eve Cooper!!

My Everyday Life: Week 52

I just want you to know that it’s not very easy taking pictures of him…

My Everyday Life: Week 52

He’s silly. He’s a mover. He’s a goofball. But thank goodness I can keep snapping away on my phone.

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My mom sets a beautiful table.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

She also makes the prettiest tree! Totally classic!

My Everyday Life: Week 52


Cooper and Casey put it together this week!

My Everyday Life: Week 52

My mom made Panettone Bread Pudding for dessert. Amazing.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

We came home and put out cookies & carrots for santa and his reindeer.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

My mom made Joy’s Cranberry Walnut Bread. We had it on Christmas day. So good.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

Opening presents Christmas morning. The calm before the storm.

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We had a total of 22 people over for Christmas day. I made soups!

My mom made her Curry Butternut Squash Soup. I made a chicken noodle and an Italian Minestrone.

I’m gonna bring the minestrone to the blog soon. It was a hit!

My Everyday Life: Week 52

Allison & Cooper <3

My Everyday Life: Week 52

Part of the spread for Christmas day. Appetizers!

My Everyday Life: Week 52

From above!

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Soup overview! Made my killer garlic bread too!

My Everyday Life: Week 52

The next morning I made breakfast for those that spent the night.

Eggs, waffles, apples, my mom’s sour cream coffee cake, bananas, toast & breakfast sausage.

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Leftovers of a good party.

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The next day we played Cards Against Humanity with my in-laws. GOOD TIMES.

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The sun makes Mt. Tam glow sometimes.

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Pretzel sticks & cheese cutting. He eats more cheese when he can cut it himself.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

The office Christmas lunch at Cotogna got cancelled….we showed up and they had no power 🙁

Sad trombone.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

We went to Bix instead. The ceiling there is amazing. You can see it in my spoon.

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Black, red, lines & jam.

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My boys.

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We went to Jong Ga House in Oakland for Korean Food with friends. SO GOOD.

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We went out for ice cream afterward.

Our friend Ren ate this whole brownie sundae at Fenton’s Creamery! Crazy, right?

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A couple admiring the view.

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A dark building with a little bit of red.

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I’m obsessed with Jonathan Adler.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

Killer granola with yogurt & bananas…morning sun & leftover Christmas flowers.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

The street at shoe level.

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My favorite little flowers. Such a nice treat this time of year.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

Afternoon light. My zebra plant says GIMME SOME WATER, TRACY!

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Couch tiiiiiiiiime. Santa brought Cooper a Leap Pad 2.  He loves having his own tablet and I love that all of the games are educational and they aren’t constantly trying to sell you stuff like they do on the iPad. PHEW.

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A moment of rest.

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The last of the coffee cake. 

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Heavy cloud day.

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And then the most beautiful sunset….

My Everyday Life: Week 52

So that’s it!! Another year down. GOODBYE, 2013! 

I’d like to take a moment to say THANK YOU for your comments and your encouragement this year. I really appreciate you and your support. You helped me stay motivated to complete another year of documenting My Everyday Life.

If you want to view all of My Everyday Life posts, you can take a look here. 

Here’s to 2014!!  HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!!

  • Lia : Dizzy Loves Icy

    Hand on heart, I have enjoyed every single week & always look forward to seeing them!

    Happy New Year!

  • Millie

    Hey Tracy, I just made a blogpost about my annual favourites and YOU’RE featured!

    Have a fab new year!

  • Manja

    I really look forward to these posts every single week! You take the most beautiful pictures!
    My husband actually scrolled through my instagram feed last week and stopped at a few of your pictures and every time he said: This food looks so good! I then told him that I got his favorite chicken recipe (Crispy Fried Chicken) from your site and he just said: Awesome!
    Happy New Year!

  • Jenna

    Wow, you’re a champion, cooking for 22 people on Christmas! All the food you made looks amazing too. Your mum’s house & tree look amazing too, you must share a gene with your fantastic decorating skills!

  • Patri

    Happy new year, Tracy!!!
    You inspire me with every post you write.
    Also, I want to invite myself to your house and have breakfast, lunch, dinner and whatever in between that there is to eat! 😉
    Mwah’s girl!!! 🙂

  • Tracy Too

    Cooper’s army pj’s are awesome! I look forward to seeing your sky pics every week, so those two are a great end to 2013. Happy New Year!

  • Jane M

    Happy 2014 to you and yours! Your posts are terrific! Hip hip hooray!

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Happy 2014! I love that you found balance at the end of 2013. Perfect timing!

  • Christine

    Thanks Tracy. It’s always so nice to see your week in pictures. I hope that you never stop it. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • Rachel

    Beautiful as always. Thanks for documenting it for us, I loved every photo!

  • Danielle

    Happy New Year Tracy! I look forward to another great year of your blog and Every Day Life! You are an inspiration to me and my blog : )

  • holly

    So happy that I found you and Joy this year. Happy 2014!

  • jamie levine

    I always love seeing your everyday life. Thanks for sharing, Tracy!

  • Hannah

    As the mom of a busy 3 1/2 year old boy it can be hard for me to see the beauty in the everyday chaos but I love that each week your photos remind me to stop and take a look around…it’s everywhere! Thank you for that! Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    i have really enjoyed your everyday life posts, I am feeling inspired to document something each day as well. Happy New Years to you and the family 🙂

  • Sydney

    I love these posts, you have a great eye for shots and the iPhone photos are excellent. It’s weirdly fun to see bloggers “real lives” lol

  • joy the baker

    i can’t believe it’s week 52, maj! i love the way you live.

  • Katherine

    The glittery letters that you have hanging on your stockings are SO cute!

  • Michelle

    You are one helluva hostess! Love these posts.

  • Sara

    Your outdoor pics always make me want to move out of South Florida! Happy New Year!

  • Todd @ HonestlyYUM

    what an awesome end to an awesome year. thank you for all the inspiration + the beautiful photos. happy NY!!

  • Tiffany

    Look at that view out your window. Your house is such a gem 🙂

  • Kendra

    Thanks for another year of incredible pictures! I always enjoy getting these little glimpses into your life. Ilove that we’ve been getting to gradually see more of your husband in these pictures – a shadow here, a silhouette there. Will 2014 be the year we get to see a full picture?!

  • Ellen

    Happy new year!! Such beautiful shots of your life as always. Life is beautiful!!

  • Rebecca

    Love your pictures and blog!

    What is the name of your mom’s china set? I’ve been looking for ages for a set like hers.

    Thank you,

    • Beverlily

      The china is Dresden Rose by Grace china. It is Bavarian china in origin. My husband grew up with this china and it was given to me by his mother. The only company that sells it is Replacements, Ltd.

  • stacy

    been a fan for years- thank YOU for sharing your beautiful photos and food with us. I so enjoy your blog! Love from Austin 🙂

  • Reynaul

    Happy New Year 2014! Great last My Everyday Life post! Can’t wait to see next years!

  • Greg

    I look forward to your My Everyday Life each week. I am starting to get the pictures with colors or interesting shape. Please keep them coming. Thanks, and looking forward to 2014.

  • Sera

    Thank YOU for these posts! Cooper is such a cutie – he’s getting so big too! very dapper dressed up for Christmas.

    A happy new year to you and your family.


  • Katie

    I look forward to these posts each week!! I hope you continue. You lead such a gorgeous life 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your adorable family.

  • Kates

    Love to stop by and see all your beautiful photos. You have such a lovely life.
    Cheers from Idaho!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    You’re a holiday season star, hosting so many people! I’m so impressed. Loved the soup & garlic bread idea. & on your appetiser table I see a log of jammy nutty cheese that is terribly exciting. Gotta make your mom’s sour cream coffee cake!! Happy New Year, Tracy 🙂 I’ve so loved these posts. Love your perspective & your SF building shots. & your food. duh. That’s why we do it! All for the food love, am I right? Yeah. Cheers to 2014 with a giant negroni.
    Heidi xo

  • Annemarie Field

    Tracy, I enjoy your humor and your talent so much. Thanks for sharing your life with the world! Your blog brightens my day. Blog on in 2014!

  • Heather

    Beautiful pictures, all the food pictures from the holidays are awesome, here’s to a happy 2014!!

  • Jessica @ Living La Vida Holoka

    What a gorgeous celebration! Happy New Year!

  • Jade @ Bits & Bobs

    Ah, your son looks like he has bags of energy – but who wouldn’t on Christmas Eve eh?!
    Oh, and that brownie sundae – YUM!
    Bits & Bobs

  • Elaine @JoinMeForDinner

    Your photos inspire me! You see patterns that I probably would have missed if I had been looking at the same scene. All the best in 2014!

  • Shikha @ Shikha la mode

    Great photos. I love Fentons! We’d go all the time when I was in college. I can’t wait until 2014 – happy new year!

  • Julianna Konrad

    Keep them coming! I adore your website. It is my favourite, and the only one I have sent to my email inbox. I love your recipes, and all the food photos. Oh. The. Food. Happy New Year! Blessings.

  • Jill Jennings

    Regarding the “Our friend Ren ate this whole brownie sundae at Fenton’s Creamery! Crazy, right?” comment: Crazy? Or AWESOME?!
    Regarding this entire blog post: I love how you perfectly encapsulated important moments without using wordy explanations (beautiful photos, btw!). I often don’t blog because the whole process feels so overwhelming to me (I set myself up for failure because I feel the need to explain every last blessed detail.). But then I regret it later when I have nothing to look back on and remember fondly. I’m going to try this “less is more” approach. I’ve loved your blog for a long time. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

  • Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate

    I love the sparkly stockings! Happy New Year!

  • ivonne

    Love the black & white artwork on your mantle!

  • Rachael

    I just wanted to say thanks, for sharing your ‘everyday life’ with us! I absolutely love checking in to see your beautiful photos each week!
    Gorgeous food, gorgeous house, gorgeous family!
    I look forward to seeing more of your pictures in 2014!
    Happy New Year!

  • Leah

    Happy New Year Tracy!! I’m looking forward to seeing what you have in store here for the new year :)!

  • Lorin

    Happy new year!

    I’m going to have to try that Korean place. Looks great!

  • Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    Yay! What a great year. Happy New Year 🙂

  • Mira C

    I cannot believe how tall Cooper is getting! He’s growing like a bean sprout!

    I made your killer granola, put it in nice glass jars, and gave it as a christmas present for my family . Everyone loved it. Thank you so much! Happy New Year!

  • Stewey

    Just found your blog – beautiful!

  • whilehewasout

    I came for the food from Joy’s but then could not get away from all those nice pictures, thank you for allowing us a glimpse inside your life 🙂

  • Mandy

    I made your killer granola for holiday gifts. It killed.
    I need a good minestrone recipe in my life. Have a hard time making it not taste like tomato sauce with chunks in it.
    I love Ren for eating the whole sundae. That’s what I always want to do.
    Korean food is the biz.
    I need to have Ian cut his cheese. Genius.
    Thank you for another beautiful year!

  • Karen

    Oh my gosh! I thought this was going to be awfully boring, but it was not! I absolutely love your pictures! They are stunning! (Yes. I’ts my first time on this website..)

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