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February 28, 2021

My Everyday Life Week 8

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 8

In my hallway currently.

The hallway!

Rainbow time!

Cooper picked out this plant for me for Valentine’s Day and it’s finally blooming!

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February 26, 2021

I LOVE LISTS

With love & patience // i love lists artwork by tracy benjamin of shutterbean.com

I LOVE LISTS

  1. Let’s look at some interesting food facts.
  2. Food hacks from the internet.
  3. These people are having a worse day than you. 
  4. Behind the scenes info on working at Disney.
  5. Uses for almost empty jars. 
  6. Zoom fatigue is a real thing.
  7. This made me miss Anthony Bourdain.
  8. Vintage kitchens, 1940s.
  9. I’d wear this dress with these sandals and these sunglasses. 
  10. A whole bunch of lunch ideas.
  11. Supercut of typewriters on screen.
  12. What Millenials want to cancel about Gen-Z.
  13. The tallest buildings around the world. 
  14. These water drop paintings are incredible. 
  15. This house is stunning.
  16. Some fixes for pandemic monotony. 
  17. The power of community.
  18. Oooh I want to try this recipe.
  19. How Office Space went from a flop to a hit. 
  20. How the past year changed restaurant criticism. 

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February 24, 2021

Fettucine with Truffle Butter

Fettucine with Truffle Butter

Two main things I miss during this pandemic (besides hugs!) are:

1. Traveling

2. Going out to eat

Watching Stanley Tucci eating in Italy over the weekend made me pine for both. It has me dreaming of all of the things we ate in Italy two years ago.  To satisfy my pasta craving and to break up the monotony of making big dinners at home, I prepared this Fettucine with Truffle Butter recipe on a weekday for lunch for me and my husband. Since Cooper isn’t a creamy pasta fan, we were able to enjoy this just the two of us for a random date while he was schooling. 

Fettucine with Truffle Butter

My Mom used to make this pasta dish. It’s an Ina Garten recipe (Bev was a hardcore Ina fan) and when Bev found out that truffle butter could be bought at Costco, she would make this one for my Dad A LOT. It was his kryptonite.

Cuz you know…

Calories don’t count when you have this kind of love given to you. 

Fettucine with Truffle Butter

This recipe is a special one. It’s not a heavy alfredo sauce, more like a light cream sauce.   Decadent but light!  If you want to add a little bulk to it, mushrooms would be fantastic. I bet a steak would be great too if you’re into that sort of thing. 

When you make it with fresh egg fettuccine…WOW. You’ll find yourself with another helping on your plate. Don’t plan for leftovers 😉 

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February 22, 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 8 of 2021

Happy Monday, friends!

We had a nice weekend. The weather was beautiful here and I got a chance to go to the beach with friends!  Spring is in the air here and I am ready for it. It’s Monday and like every other Monday, it’s time to write down our Intentions for the Week- Here are mine! 

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February 21, 2021

My Everyday Life Week 7

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 7

Sweets from my boys for Valentine’s Day.

My Everyday Life Week 7 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Suprise flowers from a client.

My valentines in bed.

My Everyday Life Week 7 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Sweets don’t last long around here. 

My Everyday Life Week 7 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Cards for my boys. 

My Everyday Life Week 7 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

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February 19, 2021

I LOVE LISTS

The Best Things in Life Aren't Things! // i love lists - artwork by Tracy Benjamin

I LOVE LISTS

  1. Oh my goodness, Texas!
  2. The impact of winter storms.
  3. Pro-tips on emergency winter prep. 
  4. What to keep/throw out after a power outage.
  5. Stunning old photos of NYC.
  6. People who did not get what they ordered.
  7. Pantry upcycling hacks.
  8. What do we think of these big buckled Birkenstocks? 
  9. Time travel to the 1940s.
  10. When should your kid get their first cell phone?
  11. How giving up things for Lent affects your body & brain.
  12. I love looking behind the scenes of movies. 
  13. How self-compassion can help your winter blues.
  14. The surfaces of Mars in 4k.
  15. This pool must be so weird to swim in at night.
  16. Look at how gigantic this macrame installation is.
  17. Why public transit sucks in the U.S.
  18. Removable wallpaper I love: one / two / three / four 
  19. I want to retire in a home like this. 
  20. Time really does change things.

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February 15, 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 7 of 2021

Happy Monday, friends!

This weekend I planted a lime tree and a Meyer lemon tree in our yard. Feels good to have that done. I am excited to see how they do in the next few years. Spent time with my valentines and didn’t do meal prep because cuddles and family time was more important. I’m sneaking time right now to write this out. Let’s figure out what’s happening by writing down our Intentions for the Week. Here are mine:

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