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July 11, 2021

My Everyday Life Week 27

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 27

We celebrated the 4th of July at home with mint juleps!

My Everyday Life Week 27 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Paired with a bucket of fried chicken!  After hearing how so many people were stuck in traffic after seeing fireworks, I’m glad we laid low this year!  We’ve been around so many people in the past few weeks that it was nice to spend the day at home together with no baseball! 

My Everyday Life Week 27 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

We cleaned out our garage too!

My Everyday Life Week 27 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

The color I like my coffee:

My Everyday Life Week 27 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Daily TO-DO listing.

My Everyday Life Week 27 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

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July 9, 2021

I LOVE LISTS

Where Flowers Bloom, So Does Hope. - I love lists art by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

I LOVE LISTS!

  1. I love vending machines.
  2. Some ways to compost your food scraps.
  3. A case for banning mansions.
  4. Let’s read how Martha Stewart starts her day.
  5. Wallpaper sure can transform a room! Wow!
  6. How to keep deer out of your garden.
  7. Mourning the loss of my old phone number.
  8. People sharing industry secrets.
  9. You used to be able to tow a trailer with a VW Beetle.
  10. I am excited to see Beyond is making chicken nuggets!
  11. This app would have been handy during our Lego phase here. 
  12. Tree burials are big in Japan. 
  13. I want every robe in this Etsy shop! 
  14. The lie of expired food. 
  15. Vintage photos of women in bathing suits. Fashion!
  16. Wow. These Audobon photography photos!
  17. Doggos without front legs receiving prosthetic carts. Awwww.
  18. The sound of millions of butterflies.
  19. This vegetarian take on a BLT looks amazing. 
  20. Underrated stops along the pacific highway.

I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY on my Instagram account – starting at 9AM PST today! Head over to win all of this stuff from Seltzer Goods!

 

 

 

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July 5, 2021

Currently June 2021

Currently June 2021

June means no school!!!!! SUMMER BREAK, BABY!  Cooper’s been at home with us for the past few weeks and we’ve been busy! We spent a lot of the month doing baseball things. Cooper’s on two teams. A travel team and the All-Star team. This month I volunteered time with Casey to clean out our little league’s snack shack, stock it and run it. 

My Everyday Life Week 26 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

It has been fun making magic in our community.  People are so glad to have the snack shack back at baseball games. Life feels like it’s starting to get back to normal…

Here’s a blast from the past:

June 2020

June 2019

June 2018

June 2017

June 2016

Let’s get into it!

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July 4, 2021

My Everyday Life Week 26

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 26

Here’s what we are growing! 

My Everyday Life Week 26 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

New in the shop!

My Everyday Life Week 26 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

CLEAN AS YOU GO!  I keep my print in the kitchen because I make the biggest mess there. 

My Everyday Life Week 26 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

I shared my Mom’s Mushroom Rice Pilaf this week. 

Mushroom Rice Pilaf - Shutterbean.com

ALL-STAR GAMES ALL WEEK!

My Everyday Life Week 26 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

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July 2, 2021

I LOVE LISTS

Express Yourself // I love lists Shutterbean.com

I LOVE LISTS

  1. Wow. This resort looks cool.
  2. This also looks like a fun experience.
  3. This is my Fave List on Etsy. 
  4. Inside the infamous Flinstone house!
  5. Obscure beauty trends from the past. 
  6. Some exciting news for Soprano’s fans.
  7. This cabin is going to be epic.
  8. What’s your favorite ice cream truck treat? 
  9. How to pack a cooler efficiently. 
  10. Timelapse of sheep being herded.
  11. Ahhh 90s fashion.
  12. Teacher sets up a mobile graduation.
  13. Why do flamingos stand on one leg?
  14. I love these Trader Joe’s reviews on new stuff.
  15. Fave pizzas:  Corn Zucchini LimeMuffuletta Pizza
  16. Budget-friendly grocery shopping tips
  17. A whole bunch of grilling inspiration.
  18. Pringles has an interesting new flavor. 
  19. These cloud paintings are incredible.
  20. I’ve always wanted to make a trifle. 

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June 30, 2021

Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Rice Pilaf - Shutterbean.com

If my Mom was hosting a party where anyone vegan (my brother) or vegetarian (my niece) was in attendance, her Mushroom Rice Pilaf would be on the menu with some type of faux meat to grill. For us meat eaters,  she served the rice with a grilled London broil or some type of flank steak situation. There were almost always some sauteed green beans alongside the mix in addition to her green salad to make it a well-rounded meal.  

Mushroom Rice Pilaf - Shutterbean.com

 She always made the mushroom part ahead of time and left it covered on the stove while she ran around and did everything else.  Making it in my childhood kitchen this week brought me right back to my childhood. 

Mushroom Rice Pilaf - Shutterbean.com

The wild rice makes it nutty! The teriyaki flavors the rice and the mushrooms.  It’s hearty enough to have as a main dish if you feel so inclined.  Now my niece & brother have this recipe to make my Mom’s magic in the kitchen! YAY. 

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June 28, 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- Week 26  in 2021

​​Happy Monday friends!
 
We had quite a weekend with our first All-star game win. Cooper pitched! We hung out with friends, went to a baseball team party I went on a bender trimming old branches off of trees on the hill. It’s Sunday night. I’m full of sun and sleepy but I am going to figure out what my Intentions for the Week are. Let’s GO!

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