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January 18, 2021

Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Intentions for the Week List- Week 3 of 2021

Happy Monday, friends!

We had some really warm weather here in the Bay Area this weekend. We spent time getting stuff done around the house. We had railings painted on our stairs outside and Casey installed them. It’s exciting to see transformations around the house.  Lots of work in the yard. We made a bunch of pizza and we watched a lot of Friday Night Lights. Oh hey, I also did some meal prep!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Let’s take a moment in our day and write down our Intentions for the Week! Here are mine:

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January 17, 2021

My Everyday Life Week 2

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 2

A hazy shade of winter.

My Everyday Life Week 2 of 2020- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Socially distanced walk.

My Everyday Life Week 2 of 2020- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

The light in the afternoon is incredible!

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January 15, 2021

I LOVE LISTS

Restriction Breeds Creativity // lettered by Tracy Benjamin for I LOVE LISTS on Shutterbean.com

I LOVE LISTS

  1. Instant Karma
  2. Genius solutions
  3. A world record for bubbles inside bubbles! 
  4. Serendipitous moments for a street photographer.
  5. A cat that’s been leading a double life! 
  6. Sisters with transistors. 
  7. Something I’d like to try- Buffalo Cauliflower
  8. This must be incredible to see in person.
  9. Art on vintage envelopes.
  10. Let’s daydream about vacation homes.
  11. Get your boys to do the dishes.
  12. 10 inventions to come out of San Francisco before tech took over. 
  13. I enjoy lifehacks, how about you?
  14. People shared what death was like before they were resuscitated.
  15. I had no idea that Starbucks has so many drinks. 
  16. Pictures of Los Angeles covered in snow in 1949
  17. A whole bunch of design fails. 
  18. How good does this mushroom soup look???
  19. Trends that will shape work in 2021.
  20. Let’s look at all of the new items at Trader Joe’s.
  21. Weekend Reading: Designing Your Life 

I should have some Food Journals & Currently 2021 Workbooks in my shop by the end of the weekend. Be on the look-out if you wanna grab one! 

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January 13, 2021

Herbed Potato Salad

Herbed Potato Salad

When I’m in the meal prep rhythm, this Herbed Potato Salad is something I make for weekday lunches at home. I like to think of it as insurance that I will eat a fair amount of salad during the week.

It’s January and I AM READY TO GET BACK INTO MEAL PREPPING! Mark my words!  

Herbed Potato Salad is one of Tracy Benjamin's Meal Prep Staples! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I’ve played around with this recipe over the years and landed on a combination of flavors I like.  It reminds me a lot of my Grandma’s potato salad except she added a ton of mint in hers. It’s January and I don’t have fresh mint from my yard so parsley and green onions will do just fine in the green department.

Herbed Potato Salad is one of Tracy Benjamin's Meal Prep Staples! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

 

It usually ends up in a bed of arugula with a bit of feta or goat cheese crumbled on top. Sometimes I finish it off with a splash of red wine vinegar and oil and that’s it. A very healthy lunch that can come together in a snap. The best part is that the salad gets better after a day or two, so save some leftovers!

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January 11, 2021

Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

 

Intentions for the Week List- Week 2 of 2021

Happy Monday, friends!

Ready to face a new week? We stayed at home all weekend again. Watched Friday Night Lights (again!) finished Bloodline (whew!) and spent time cleaning up some spaces in our house. Cooper too!  I put together a new rolling cart for my office and set it up with all of my merch. I’m hoping to get back in a good meal prep rhythm. It’s mostly so I can eat more vegetables.  Let’s take a moment and write down our Intentions for the Week, shall we?

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January 10, 2021

My Everyday Life Week 1

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 1

Just wanted to let you know as we start a new year that I’ve now done this project for 10 years and this will be my 11th year working on it!!! Can you believe it??  THANK YOU. Thank you for sharing your Sundays (or in some cases, Monday mornings!) with me. This project has been such a wonderful way to reflect on my life & my creativity. Funny thing is, it’s also become a resource for Cooper. I’ve seen him look for pictures of our cats for school projects online here. Who would have thought? Life is wild! Here we go! Year 11.

Made my vision board for the year 2021.

My word for 2021 is CARE. 

Here are some pieces of my board..

All the things.

I started doing my Intentions for the Week printable every week since week 15 of 2020. 

This week I went through and looked at all of the things I wrote in the I AM GRATEFUL FOR section.

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January 8, 2021

I LOVE LISTS

Be helpful, not hurtful/i love lists artwork by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

I LOVE LISTS

  1. Are you feeling bored? Make a list! 
  2. Disneyland on its opening day in 1955.
  3. A floral ROAR.
  4. When you can’t fix your kid’s problems anymore.
  5. These photos of the sea are beautiful. 
  6. I want a shoulder pet.
  7. 21 little ways to have a cleaner kitchen in 2021.
  8. How to make vegan creamed anything.
  9. How fiesta tableware is made.
  10. I always wanted to try Viennetta when I was a kid.
  11. Burger King went through a rebrand. I like it.
  12. Looks like the coliseum is getting a new retractable floor.
  13. Leading through anxiety.
  14. Helpful things: fridge chore chart / intentions for the week
  15. How to take a digital break.
  16. These interior design fails though!
  17. A photographer’s view of The Capitol rioters.
  18. 33 writers on why they write.
  19. Photography series of people who have nightshift jobs.
  20. How Wes Anderson’s style informs his storytelling.
  21. This urban cabin is so cool.