October 9, 2020



  1. Bring on all of the oddly satisfying photos. I’m ready.
  2. Places in the US that look like another country.
  3. A compilation of the weirdest face masks seen on the subway.
  4. Let’s soothe ourselves with organizing hacks.
  5. A snowball fight from 1896
  6. Watch some of Eddie Van Halen’s greatest performances.
  7. People with their scooters in the 1940s.
  8. Reddit’s top 10 most popular life tips of all time.
  9. I have a feeling Cooper would love a stylophone. 
  10. Sneaker love: one / two / three / four
  11. I want to visit this golden mailbox in Petaluma.
  12. The future of shoes is STRING.
  13. My mom really loved Isabel Allende.
  14. This makes me want to put wallpaper in my closet.
  15. A life with three fathers.
  16. It would be fun to make these popcorn balls with Cooper.
  17. Some history on the grapefruit.
  18. Kids grow up with cool urban playgrounds these days.
  19. Ikea is opening it’s first second-hand furniture store. Interesting…
  20. Why do farms look like circles from above?
  21. Weekend treats: pumpkin french toast / simple drop biscuits

October 8, 2020

Red Curry Shrimp

Hi, it’s me, your friend who has a new recipe for us to make. If you like curries, I bet you’ll like this simple Red Curry Shrimp I made this week. This is a curry that gets better the second day and that’s PERFECT for meal prep/leftovers. With all the working from home, dinner leftovers make work lunches so simple. 


It’s also pretty versatile- you can play around with the vegetables.

I think sweet potatoes would be good in there too! I’ll try that next time.

Hooray for another dinner to add to the rotation!!!! I was getting pretty bored for a bit.


October 7, 2020

Favorite Autumn Recipes

How’s your Autumn going? Did you make an Autumn Bucket List?  I’m trying to do some recipe planning (working my way out of a food rut!) and came here to refer to my Favorite Autumn Recipes. 


Let’s break it up by meals and such:


October 5, 2020

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- Week 41 of 2020

Happy Monday, friends!

This weekend we celebrated Cooper’s 12th birthday, caught up on housework and did some meal prep. This week Cooper is going back to school (in person) and I have so many mixed feelings. There will be new systems in place with school/homework/gatherings etc. and I am bracing myself for whatever happens. Oof. 

At least I am starting the week prepped!  Here’s my meal prep this week:



October 4, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 40

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 40



I cannot!

He started the day with birthday donuts! Then he had school.

I made him a birthday cake cuz it’s my tradition!


October 2, 2020



  1. My dad was a kid in NY in the 1950s.
  2. A whole bunch of hard to swallow truths.
  3. Professional chefs share the most common mistakes we make.
  4. What do poll watchers do?
  5. Perfect bag to run errands with.
  6. How to stop falling into a self-judgement spiral.
  7. Adjustment disorder in the time of COVID.
  8. I should do this with my cats.
  9. I want to sleep in a bubble and watch the northern lights.
  10. Some very creative pumpkin carving ideas.
  11. overalls love: one / two / three / four 
  12. This lace mural in spraypaint looks cool!
  13. Mothers’ careers are at extraordinary risk right now. 
  14. Healthy snacks from Costco!
  15. A whole bunch of ways to reduce waste.
  16. This kitchen looks so well-loved. 
  17. A couple restored an RV during COVID downtime. 
  18. How to deal with invisible labor at home during COVID.
  19. Herbs to help during fire season.
  20. I’d love to live in a modern ranch house one day.
  21. I didn’t know Ina Garten keeps her vinegar in the fridge.
  22. Join me in setting goals and writing down Intentions for the Week! 

October 1, 2020

Currently September 2020

Currently September 2020

September was weird, filled with some ups and downs.  Cooper’s school started back up.  We are glad to have Cooper back in school so we can work from home with less distraction. It’s been tough to juggle it all!  We have had so many fires here in California that it makes every day unpredictable. When you’re stuck at home AND cannot go outside because of the air, it’s really a big bummer.  Another bummer is that another one of my good friends moved out of California and that makes me so sad. Life is just not the same as it was! 

Here’s my September spread from my Currently Workbook.