January 3, 2014

I love lists, Friday!


  1. If you’re having trouble gathering your thoughts about 2013, this will help!
  2. Also related— how to start of the new year (when you want to live simply)
  3. Thinking of trying out this salad soon.
  4. Things to Leave Behind in 2014.
  5. I might employ some of these tricks this year.
  6. This is why I’ve been craving almond croissants for the past week.
  7. But really I should be eating these.
  8. Heart shaped cake! This is how you make one.
  9. I really like the idea of having a cheese night and making one giant salad. Meal planning tips!
  10. There’s a recipe from this book coming your way on Monday. Stay tuned!
  11. I will watch anything by Laura Miller. FACT.
  12. I bought this dress with a Xmas gift card this week and LOVE IT. OMG.
  13. This juice made me salivate!
  14. Most Eagerly Awaited SF Restaurant Openings of 2014. Hope to make it to some of these!
  15. 27  Clever New Ways to Use Kitchen Appliances.
  16. Moms can literally do EVERYTHING.


Mikasa Su Casa made my Crunchy Peppermint Bark (hi jenny!!! xo)

Uproot From Oregon  adapted my Spinach Tortellini Soup

Happiness is a Warm Bun made my Bourbon Salted Caramels

  • Paula

    I print the first one and going to answer it!! Yeahhhh!!!!

  • Joannabee

    OMG-I am forced to seriously curb my bad food eating ways right now but I had to save that Almond Croissant recipe! A well-made one transcends all earthly concerns so thanks for this great info (who knew)?

  • jenny

    I am so into the meal planning tips, HELLO!!!! fireworks just went off in my brain over the salad every day thing. SERIOUS!

    I always love your lists!!!!! also, that dress is goooood and I think I might have to pop over to anthro like, TODAY.

    Happy Friday, Bean!!

  • tami

    the things to leave behind in 2014 = YES.

    also – the dress rocks.

    happy weekend, friend! xo

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    the dress is awesome..and i know what cake i will make on valentines day thanks for the list.

  • Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon

    More about the Household Products link: We have been using apple cider vinegar in my office to ward off gnats that came in on my coworker’s plant- it was a gross ordeal but amazing how well it works! Now I am working on my apple cider vinegar cocktails haha.

    Thanks for linking back to my Kale Tortellini Soup- it was seriously delicious!

  • Sara @ Cake Over Steak

    Love that dress!!! Sadly I did not receive an Anthro gift card this year …. Otherwise I would probably have to buy that for myself. 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • Samantha Biobabbler

    Many years ago, my dad lived in SF for a few years, and gave me his love of almond croissants. Recently went w/friend (who’s living in Canada) to a famously fabulous bakery in SF & I got almond croissants. He got numerous other things, including quiche, cookies, all kinds of lovely stuff. Later, he said, “Your almond croissants were the best thing.”


  • Samantha Biobabbler

    oh, jeepers, forgot to say that PHOTOGRAPH is AMAZING.

    Very blow-up-huge-and-hang-on-wall-able. =)

  • Terry

    Great inspiration Shutterbean. I could spend hours on the lists and their links! Sadly, my daughter is requesting breakfast (ha)… I’ll be back. Happy Friday!

  • Amorgizi

    Hi! Just wanted to say thanks for cheering my mood today. I’m early pregnant and feeling the hormones this morning. I was feeling really grumpy and then looked through your list pinned a bunch of stuff and now I feel better. Also I made your cookies and cream peppermint bark twice this holiday season and got raves. Love your blog!!!

  • Bonnie

    Thanks for introducing Laura , loved the video & snack ideas she gave.I have a new mandolin & a bunch of extra apples so I think I will make some rings this afternoon. Love your blog!!

  • Carolyn

    That dress is totally you, Tracy!

    I made that kale and Brussels sprout salad on Thanksgiving and it was a HUGE hit. Highly recommend!

  • Safa

    I love your lists. I really look forward to them as they are an interesting mix of topics. I have pinned the questionnare for reflecting on 2013 from The Art of Simple. Thanks for pointing us out to interesting tidbits from around the globe.

  • Erin

    #3! Its AMAZING!!!! I have made it every week since trying it a month ago. A serious show stopper yet sooo healthy and good. Try it!

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