December 1, 2017



 I LOVE LISTS // a collection of links from the 'net on Shutterbean.com

Welcome to I Love Lists. It’s Friday! Let’s surf the internet together:

  1. How to help a grieving loved one this holiday season.
  2. Apparently, I belong in Austin. 
  3. This dad went viral on Instagram for his carpet love.
  4. My cat is bread.
  5. Some interesting psychology experiments
  6. Hidden signs in the surf above.
  7. That’s a lot of paper.
  8. This show is gonna be good!!  (I hope!)
  9. Liquid sand fascinates me.
  10. What luxury items & ingredients are worth the price?
  11. Drinks + Books
  12. Money would probably motivate me to lose weight too.
  13. Depression is real.
  14. Things that look like food.
  15. Maybe we should go back to food trucks?
  16. There are some real gems in here.
  17. This makes me want to finger paint.
  18. California has all the most expensive zip codes in the US
  19. Parents gotta sneak in  “microdates” every now and then!
  20. Makes a great gift: Instant Pot  Heidi did the most amazing roundup of info! 
  21. I love Tim’s gift guides.
  22. How chef’s food ends up in grocery stores.
  23. Andrea nails what November feels like.

Christmas Wishlist:


  • Sarah

    Sending peaceful vibes from Alabama your way Tracey! I’ve been cooking your recipes for years, and your mother’s lemon chicken has long been incorporated into my rotation for myself and my husband – good, nourishing food wraps us like a warm embrace, and I’m grateful that you’ve shared part of your mother with all of us. Take care of yourself.

  • Adriene J

    My belly lives in San Francisco, baby!!!

  • Erin

    Long time reader. Much love, peace and comfort to you and your family at this time.

  • Allison - Celebrating Sweets

    Sending love from sunny Arizona. I’ll think of your mom every time I make her Baked Artichoke Squares (one of my favorite recipes from your site). Thanks for having the courage to share this difficult past week with us. Thinking of you! Hugs.

  • Allis

    I love your lists, Tracey! I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I lost my mom very suddenly December 8, 2008, and your recounting of your story was so similar to mine it brought tears to my eyes. I lived too far away to make it to the ICU in time and as I was furiously throwing things into a bag to get on the road, my brother called to tell me she didn’t make it. After I hung up the phone the first words out of my mouth were “I have no home”. That first year was the hardest. She had already bought our Christmas gifts and they were in her room unwrapped. I learned that grief is like the ocean; the waves never stop coming, but unlike the ocean, they do seem to get smaller with time (with occasional unexpected swells!). Wishing you peace and the love during this difficult time.

  • Kris

    Hi Tracey! Thank you so much for sharing your mom with us. I always think of you both when I make her Baked Artichoke Squares and her wonderful salad. If you’re any indication, she was a wonderful lady. Take care of yourself, girl.

  • Lyndsee

    What a fun list this week! You should totally fill out the LifeHacker questionnaire. I fucking love stuff like that.

  • Nicole G

    Thank you so much for another great I Love Lists. I’m very intrigued by the Healthy Wage program. It might just be exactly what I need right now. I’ll let you know.

  • Amanda

    Thank you for introducing @myhotelcarpet into my life

  • Alma Martinez

    I’m sorry for your loss Tracey .

  • Mari

    I saw your facebook video of the pumpkin pie and your mother….o man, I found my mother on the floor Sunday at her condo—its the worst feeling. I hope this holiday wont be too painful—you are so lucky to have your son and husband. (something I don’t have)

    I am going to send u a card, if I can find your address…:)

  • Lizzie

    I”ve only just seen this and wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. I have made and loved many of your mother’s recipes through your blog. As you have said, she will stay in your heart forever, lika all special people do.

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