My Everyday Life: Week 6

Here’s what this past week looked like:

A trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This time with Cooper!

Pretty jellyfish.

Watching people’s reflections.

The schools of fish are my favorite.

Cooper liked watching the sharks best.

On a walk in Carmel.

Old wood on the beach.

Watching the sun go down.

Steak dinner with potatoes & salad.

I am addicted to roasted seaweed.

Primary colors stand out.

An old sign.

A new succulent.

Talking about fisherman’s wharf.

Coming SOON!

Ladies who lunch, lunch at Murray Circle.

Grapefruit Salty Dogs might be my new favorite thing.

It rained this week.

Cooper likes busting out his gear.

The sunrise over breakfast.

Someone had a temperature.

So many cool details on this van.

Painting with watercolors.

Getting out of town.

Beautiful puddle & beautiful skies.


  • Sarah

    You really have an eye for the little things in life. These photos are always so evocative.

  • Nanna

    Lovely! I love these posts. Also more donuts?! I am in awe. I’ve made the espresso ones three times now. True story. Somebody should confiscate my pan.

  • Leah

    Wow. The doughnut/coffee/paper shot is perfection!

    Your photos are more beautiful and detailed by the week. I love this series!

  • Julia

    How might one recreate a grapefruit salty dog?!

  • Kathy H.

    love the photos ! please share what kind of camera you use!!

  • Lizzie

    Pretty pretty pretty, all of it!

  • Kiki

    I love all of the contrast in your photos. And that blanket that Cooper is snuggled up in? It looks soooo comfy and warm. Lovely photos as always!

  • jen @ the baked life

    I love all of your photos. The jellyfish are always my favourite at the aquarium.

    ps. I want that COCKTAIL.

    pps. do you ever feel dirty when you say the word cocktail? Me too.

  • Amy

    I love jellyfish so much. I also really want a donut.

  • Kathryn

    You were in Monterey again and didn’t tell me! Next time, if you take me with you, I can get you into the Aquarium fo free. The seahorses are my fave! I also know tons of places that kids enjoy (I grew up here/longtime babysitter). Happy to see you got a sunny day!

    • Tracy

      Oh rad! Our friends had free passes so we got hooked up! I love that place! Would love to know some places to take the kiddo.

  • Megan | Eats Daily

    I love that Sunnyside sign, so cute! Great photos – The Salty Dog reminded me of a Paloma and now I want one. Even though I’m pretty sure the only similarity is the grapefruit juice 🙂

  • Lia

    As ALWAYS i’m in love with all of these, especially the last two! Although, as a mama to three kiddos OBSESSED with the Toy Story trilogy, that Sunnyside sign kinda freaks me out a little 😉

  • Liz

    No way, I work in pastry at Murray Circle! Come by the bar or restaurant after 3pm and I’ll hook you up with some treats! 🙂

  • Kirsty

    The photos at the start made me nostalgic for holidays in California, hopefully I’ll be back before the year is out.
    Great photos as usual. Can’t wait for the doughnut recipe!

  • Hannah

    Tracy – I’ve been a Shutterbean reader/Joy the Baker listener for a couple years now and this is the first time I’ve been moved to comment! Truly wonderful post. I so appreciate and love your perspective. We are certainly photographic kindred!

  • Nancy


    Your everyday life weeks are always great, but this one is SPECTACULAR!

    Especially the last pic, breathtaking!

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