My Everyday Life: Week 4

Here’s what this past week looked like:

One of my new/favorite plants in front of the dining room. I love spider plants.

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A little corner that makes me happy. In the closet is where I keep our liquor. I’ll show you that soon.

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A name I love and it happens to be a funeral home here in Marin 🙁

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Herzog is fun to say. I found some good fonts this week while running errands.

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Beach trip with my good friend Caley. Caley was my college roommate and we’ve known each other since 7th grade.

Our sons are best friends and I am SOOO lucky she lives right down the street.

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Bugle & Pepper are Caley’s pugs. Yes, the sand on my jeans is freaking me out.

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We played at Chrissy Field on Monday. It was GORGEOUS.

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The three of them are fun to watch. I hope we get to vacation together sometime.

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Me & my boo.

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A panini I made for the football game. Patriots AND the 49ers both lost. Makes both of our families upset.

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I’m working on my I Love Lists post here.

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Yesterday we had the most amazing clouds.

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And it made for a really nice sunset…

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I love how it goes from orange to pink- pink to purple-and then it’s out.

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Banana, yogurt & granola kick.  I need to find something else to get obsessed with next week.

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Mission DRESS LIKE AN ART TEACHER= accomplished!

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A lot of Cooper’s clothes come from his cousin Henry. We went through the 6 year old bag this week and he’s been OBSESSED with these shorts. He wore them to school this week even though it’s winter… Casey and his brothers wear shorts in the winter and Cooper is following in their footsteps. Makes me cold to look at them but they never complain of being cold…

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Right before meditating. I’ve been using the Headspace app on my phone. It’s REALLY GOOD.

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Leftover stir-fry BEFORE.

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Anthro inspiration.

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My view.

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His view.

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Getting dressed with cartoons.

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Croutons make me happy.

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Smoky Kale Caesar— a shot that didn’t make it to my post.

I had the most frustrating shooting day this week, but I’m happy my photos came out alright. I’ve learned that taking a break while I’m editing and coming back to the photos later always helps. Gotta clear the mind!

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I shared the salad  with our painter with a side of lasagna. He LOVED it.

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Then we had it for dinner the same night.

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Right after the chiropractor this week. It’s crazy how much trauma we hold onto in our bodies.

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Making Maple Olive Oil Banana Bread while Cooper draws.

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I love when he’s so into what he’s drawing that he rests his head on his arm.

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Bacon and egg scramble on toast with avocado.

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I made us adults  Hot Toddies to go with our banana bread.  Things we do while Cooper sleeps…

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I’m currently working on my Meal Prep post. IT’S LONG.  It will be up on Monday. Stay tuned!

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 Have a fantastic weekend! xo

  • Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon

    Impressive to take a photo of a meal, and then have 48 likes by the time you’re done eating it! Haha. I love these photo posts of yours, Tracy, thank you for sharing your daily life with us.

  • Tami-TeacherGoesBackToSchool

    I am on the edge of my seat for the meal planning post!

    Please come style my bookshelves like you did for Joy. No, seriously! I need help.

    I used to be obsessed with madras shorts and wearing them in the winter. That must be a Northern California thing.

    Headspace is a life changer. I struggled for YEARS to make meditation a regular practice and since I started using it, I have. It’s a miracle! So excited for you! This is totally going to calm those voices in your head.

    Next time you are in Sacto, I invite you to come do some restorative yoga with me. Another life changing practice!

  • Christine

    All of these photos are beautiful! Although the shot of Cooper getting ready is my absolute favorite – I love all that negative space and clean lighting.

    Also, when I die, I think I’d want my family to use a funeral home that uses great font.

  • Traci

    “I found some good fonts this week while running errands” — favorite sentence. Looks like a great week for me!

  • Ellie

    I’m so excited for the meal prep post! I travel alot but haven’t been traveling for the past month. I have no idea how to prep anything and it’s been so frustrating!

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Can I have that panini for dinner? my husband was pretty upset about the Patriots.

  • Michelle

    Amazing photos as usual ! Love the clouds ones !

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Funny, I made your olive oil banana bread this morning! And here it is…looks like you had a great week!

  • meg

    Great photos! Can’t wait to give the kale salad a go next week.

  • Victoria

    This meal prep post may be THE post I’ve looked forward to the MOST on your blog! Maybe I’ve said that before? Anyway…Another good week down, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Heather Christo

    I love you!!
    I miss Chrissy field. It is so beautiful there.
    So smart to put the dishtowel over your keyboard by the way!

  • Maggie

    I always enjoy these posts but it is especially nice to see you IN more of your photos. 🙂

  • Ronni

    I mentioned this on Instagram, too, but I’ve been obsessed with quinoatmeal this week. So easy and customizable!

  • Meghann Sunners

    If I’m really into whatever I’m writing, I still rest my head on my arm. And then I realise how crazy I look doing this.

  • Maryea {happy healthy mama}

    Oooh excited to read your meal planning post. Love seeing this little slice of your daily life. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

  • eulalia

    LOVE that dress in your “dressing like an art teacher” shot!

  • jenny

    Tracy, I am OBSESSED with the blue top with adorable stars that you’re wearing in the “his view” photo. Please tell me where you got it! Also, now I’m hungry for stir-fry!

  • Nicole

    So funny that you mentioned sand on your clothes driving you crazy. We just had the same conversation in our home recently. Then, I saw this last week. Now I have a huge LOVE for sand! 🙂

  • hellywelly

    My husband and son like to wear shorts in the winter too…but we’re in Seattle. Brr! Love your art tracher outfit!

  • Melissa

    Just discovered a new favourite breakfast.
    Slice one banana, roughly chop a handful of almonds, a handful of shredded coconut, sprinkle of cinnamon and a couple of spoonfuls of natural yoghurt. Mix it up and either eat straight away or leave it overnight for a glorious melding of flavours. Try it, it’s delicious and so healthy!
    Can’t wait for the meal prep post!

  • Josie

    I love spider plants too. And succulents. And just plants in general really. And all the food has made me hungry especially bacon and egg with avocado, never tried that but yum.

  • Jessica @ Living La Vida Holoka

    I want a spider plant. My mom used to hang them in the house all the time! And as always, all the food you posted looks absolutely delicious!

  • Megan

    That stir fry looks amazing! Will have to try that this week:)

  • anne

    I had been meditating for a few weeks when I listened to your meditation podcast a couple days ago, so I downloaded both Headspace and Simply Being. I love them both! I’ve been using Simply Being in the morning, and then Headspace in the evenings. Double dose – sometimes you need it. It’s incredible how much it’s helping calm my monkey brain. I do think Headspace is a bit better for my personality – there are more instructions for me to follow 🙂

  • Rose

    Are you an art teacher then?

  • Kelsey

    Tracy, your house is gorgeous, you have such a good eye. How is it always so clean? Please tell me you tidy up a space before taking a picture? That would make me feel better 🙂

  • Anna Rae

    Girl! Your pictures are beautiful & inspiring. Thanks for letting us look through your eyes.

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  • Lizy Tish

    Love the pictures of the clouds. The snapshots of your daily life are so fun to see.

  • Alyssa

    Haha! I love your art teacher outfit. Such fun layers and super flattering! I’m inspired!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Daphne is on my favourite names list! I loved the jeans/sand/freak-out comment so much 🙂 & your white cup with the green flowers is gorgeous! I need to mix bacon in with my scrambles more. And cheese. Pumped for your meal prep post!
    Heidi xo

  • Ioana

    Hi Tracy! Can you tell me what your secret is to keeping all your indoor plants alive and beautiful!?!?

    • Tracy

      Hmm. I water them every week. I find the right place to put them. Not much else!

  • Sue

    Dressing like an art teacher is just fun, isn’t it? I sometimes wish I was one just for the freedom of wardrobe choices it entails. My little old car is called Daphne. She’s getting on in age but is a sweet thing.

  • hope

    Hi Tracy-
    I’m a longtime reader and absolutely love your posts. I live in SF but will be moving over to Oakland for my fiance to attend Haas. I’m relatively clueless when it comes to neighborhoods in Oakland, and I would love your suggestions. I’m a 2nd grade teacher and am looking for a family-friendly, safe neighborhood that’s well located for commuting in and out of SF.

    Any tips would be so appreciated 🙂 feel free to email if you get a chance 🙂


    • Tracy

      Thanks for your comment, Hope! Unfortunately, I really don’t know much about Oakland. I live in Marin and only visit Oakland occasionally to meet up with friends. I’m sure there’s some type of resource online that could help you. Good luck! 🙂

  • Jessie Harrold

    Hi Tracy! Okay, I have NO IDEA why I’ve only just starting reading your blog. I’ve been reading Joy the Baker forever and loving her recipes and stories and general awesomeness. When I watched you guys organizing Joy’s medicine cabinet, I knew I had to come on over here for a visit!

    Love it! Consider yourself a cherished part of my weekly blog check-ins. I look forward to your posts, and am totally inspired by your everyday life posts as I have actually started a similar little project on my blog.

    I made the kale caesar last week and used olive oil-drizzled and baked pita instead of croutons, and threw some roasted butternut squash on top. So good!

  • Adam

    My Westie is called Daphne. Its the most underrated name in the world.

    There is nothing in this post I dont love- oversized shades, checkerboard Vans, bread, layering, needing to refer to your own recipes as in my head like me you dont have a clue where the notebook with your testing notes in is.

    Unlike you im a hopeless blogger. I love your writing style, and the oatmeal choc chip cake is divinity in a cake tin as far as im concerned. Your site remains my downtime treat, love everything about it, you fabulous lady you!

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