July 20, 2018



  1. A whole bunch of odd potato chip flavors
  2. Here are some reasons why women live longer than men.
  3.  Can smelling coffee make you better at math?
  4. Inspirational books recommended by Elizabeth Gilbert
  5. I dunno, this seems like it could get really messy.
  6. Should almond milk be called milk?
  7. If you’re camping this summer, here are some things you can cook in foil packets
  8. These photographs are INSANE
  9. Some of these responses remind me of Cooper
  10. I almost always use salted butter. 
  11. This video is oddly satisfying
  12. Photo series- the lawless energy of teenage youth
  13. Life from an only child’s perspective
  14. What a beautiful way to respect a teacher’s wishes
  15. What prison cells look like all around the world
  16. Open office designs will be the death of us introverts
  17. A picture of health
  18. Dresses I could live in all summer long: one / two / three / four
  19. How to become more self-aware
  20. Another round of design fails that will make you laugh. #7 – oof!
  21. #2 is how Cooper opens things. UGGGH.
  22. Turn toxic emotions into positive actions
  23. Choco Taco all the way
  24. I haven’t made apricot glazed chicken in ages.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Having a jar of this strawberry shrub in the fridge.

My new mechanical keyboard makes typing fun! I love the sound it makes and the keyboard lights up!

Read through this cute/simple weight loss book this week. Some really good points in there.



  • Sarah Dalton

    We had Choco Tacos as the dessert at my wedding instead of cake :). Sunday is our 1 year anniversary and I have Choco Tacos waiting in the freezer as we speak!

  • Ashley

    I don’t think I’ll ever be convinced to buy unsalted butter (the NYT chocolate chip cookies are the only time I do), it doesn’t matter how many times I see that it’s best, I can’t do it!

    • Tracy

      same!! mostly because i dont like eating unsalted butter and if it’s in my fridge i have to have it for baking purposes.
      and when i bake i eat all the baked goods
      so yeah.
      therein lies my problem

  • Deborah

    Hi Tracy!

    My copy of the August Better Homes & Garden magazine arrived today. Congratulations on a wonderful feature article! Great content, beautiful food, and the camera loves you. Fantastic!

    BTW…I love your mom’s vinaigrette. It’s become the foundation formula from which I develop variations based on the vinegar I have on-hand. I use it — the “original” — on everything from salads — Skip the mayo and use it to make coleslaw — to sandwiches, pizza to nachos, grain bowls to tomato soup (seriously!). There’s always a jar made-up on my counter. I think of you and her each time I make a batch. Thank you.

    Happy weekend!

    • Tracy

      That is so good to hear!!!!!!!!!! She would be so happy that her vinaigrette lives on in other people’s homes.

  • Shawn

    I buy unsalted butter, but the game changer for me is flaked salt. I think there is nothing better – especially this time of year – than grilled bread (butter one side and grill that side) then hit it with your favorite flake salt. I’m sure it works with salted butter too, but I think it makes your favorite salt sing. Bread, good. Butter, good. Salt, good.

  • Marcy

    Thank you so much for linking to the article on only children. With our 15 year old I often feel guilty and this article REALLY hit home for me. I cherish all the things we get to do together and hope our bond stays strong in adulthood.

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