November 16, 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 47 of 2020

Happy Monday, Friends! 

We have a little over a week before Thanksgiving. Are you ready? I put together a list of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes for the holiday if you’re interested!  This week we laid low. I got a bunch of work done around the house and did a meal prep! TADA!!!  



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Let’s get to list-making! Here are my intentions for the week:


November 15, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 46

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 46

Checked out the antique fair with Neiley. It wasn’t crowded…all outside… Didn’t really touch anything, Just looked. It made me happy to see old things.

I have been getting sick of looking at all of my things at home. This helped. 

I felt especially nostalgic seeing things that my Mom used to have.

She kept these containers in our pantry closet.

Keys to doors that probably don’t exist anymore.

Private line!


November 13, 2020



  1. I love seeing an outsider’s perspective of the United States
  2. This whole house is made of shipping containers and it’s dreamy.
  3. What a beautiful moment.
  4. Mildly vandalized.
  5. What people wore in the 1950s.
  6. The next decade could be even worse… grrrreeeaat.
  7. These starlings must be incredible to experience in person.
  8. I like a lot of mushrooms in my green bean casserole!
  9. 10 ways parents have grown during the pandemic.
  10. Vintage color photos of life in Venice in the 60s.
  11. Mushrooms are pretty/weird.
  12. What I would have worn to my mother’s funeral.
  13. The Oracle of Britney Spears
  14. A neuroscientist made a playlist of all the happiest songs.
  15. Interesting comparison examples.
  16. Realities of living in a tiny home.
  17. These stuffing muffins look delicious.
  18. How the Beach Boys created their pop masterpieces.
  19. Cute masks:  one / two / three / four 
  20. Weekend baking: cranberry rosemary bars/ pumpkin pudding cake
  21. If you need any Thanksgiving Menu Ideas, I have you covered.

November 12, 2020

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

How’s your Thanksgiving looking this year? We are having a very small get together with family (possibly outside!) and I know what I’m making. If you’re wanting to make something new/different for your feast, let me help.  Let’s looking into the Shutterbean archives for some Thanksgiving Menu Ideas!


November 11, 2020

Cranberry Rosemary Bars

These Cranberry Rosemary Bars didn’t last long in my house because they were so good and I couldn’t stop eating them.  In the course of a week, I made two batches. The second batch was packed up IMMEDIATELY after I took photos because I CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

A rosemary shortbread crust with bits of orange zest for complexity pairs so well with the sweet/tart cranberry filling. I love the walnut bits in the crumb topping. 

The fact that they are sweet, tangy, and savory triggered my brain to want MORE.

The perfect treat to bring out on the holidays.  Make a batch and you’ll see why I am obsessed.


November 9, 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 46 of 2020

Happy Monday, Friday!

This weekend Casey and Cooper were out of town and I got to introvert! I also went for a walk with a friend, hit up the farmer’s market with another friend, and checked out the French Antique sale here in town. It almost felt like a normal weekend with friends, but with masks and safety precautions of course. What I really miss is going out to breakfast at a diner on the weekend with my family. Sigh!  This week I am starting to get all my ducks in a row to sell my Currently Workbook for 2021. I’ll be selling it from my Etsy shop this year. I’ll let you know when they’re in stock!  Time to figure out my Intentions for the Week! 


November 8, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 45

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 45

We do this together!! 

Spent the afternoon with my oldest brother in Berkeley.

We went to the Butcher’s Son for brunch.

Everything is vegan and it was delicious. Here’s my breakfast sandwich.

I wish I got my brother’s doughnut pancake! It was amazing!

Think about it!

I wonder what those symbols mean.

Paint me like one of your french girls, Huggy.

Recipe testing mushroom soup!

In Berkeley.

So many fun things to look at and read.


Look up.

Halloween leftovers.

You may scratch the belly.

Miso black cod from the oven.


Cooper sorted his lollipops I bought for Halloween. That’s my boy!

Fresh rolls for the boys!  Their favorite!

Daily TO DO lists.

Avocado toast cuz I got a good avocado this week.

Tea break.


With Walter!

Boys had tacos and I had a burrito bowl.

Zen garden this time of year.

I put a makeshift shelf up above the kitchen counter and I am stupidly excited to style it.

I think of my grandma every time I make sausage & peppers.

I love how kids draw suns.

Killer granola is a real treat when I have Greek yogurt.

Getting to the end of my food journal this month. I think it’s my 6th?

Woodsy dining room vibe.

On my desk… all the sparkly things.

Watching TV with his “food pillow.”

My mom’s words in a book!! YAY!!!!

Went for a walk with Angela! YAYYYYYY!!!!

For a second it felt like we were in Italy.

A disco ball in the kitchen is a good idea.


We had a good cloud day.

Weekend plans.

A reminder for me and YOU!



My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2019

My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2018

My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2017

My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2016

My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2015

My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2014

My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2013

My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2012

My Everyday Life Week 45 in 2011