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April 26, 2024

I LOVE LISTS

A Journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. I love lists- Shutterbean #hobonichi #hobonichicousin

I LOVE LISTS

  1. Movies that have not aged well.
  2. People share life hacks. 
  3. I am working on my flower beds this year! 
  4. My mom always wanted to go to a dude ranch. 
  5. Some new google doc features.
  6. I want to do a matzo taste test.
  7. The top cereals of 2024. 
  8. I want EVERYTHING from the Marimekko store.
  9. Japanese train tickets are beautiful. 
  10. The history of barf bags. 
  11. The Spice Girls reunited! 
  12. A dress for tiger lovers. 
  13. Looking forward to this Jim Henson documentary.
  14. What is Mercury in retrograde? 
  15. How the year 2044 was imagined in 1771.
  16. Beatles fan’s bedrooms from the 1960s.
  17. Kids can now clean floors with their toy.
  18. Trader Joe’s new Spring items, reviewed. 
  19. One of my tiny little joys- our butter keeper 🙂
  20. Did you see I shared my Baseball Mom Bag Essentials? 

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April 25, 2024

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

In 2020, I started a Baseball Mom Bag Essentials post but then the pandemic happened and baseball season got all weird and complicated.  I did make myself a list back then that I continually refer to:

My Everyday Life Week 17 of 2023- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

It’s 2024 now (yikes) and soooooo many games later, this is what my list looks like!

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

I have had 4 years of handwriting practice since I made that first list.

I added some flair and questions!

 

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

There are three important questions you must ask yourself before packing a sports bag:

  • how long will you be there? how many games are they playing?
  • do they have bleachers? (bring a bleacher seat!) If they don’t have bleachers, then I make sure to pack my portable chair
  • what’s the weather situation?  This IS KEY! 

 

This is what’s in my big bag. 

 

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

My Non- Negotiable Essentials: 

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

I ALWAYS BRING a WATER BOTTLE!

(I added my Make Magic sticker to it)

This is the bag I carry with me if I have a larger bag. It’s my little essentials kit of little things I might need!

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

Things I Might Need:

  • lip balm
  • lipstick
  • essential oils (I like to have a peppermint, eucalyptus or orange with me)
  • hairbands
  • sanitizer
  • gum
  • cough drops
  • flossers
  • nail clippers
  • nail file
  • advil
  • tweezers
  • eye drops

The essentials bag can fit into my Bag of Tricks!  This is the main bag I bring that carries things for everyone in case they need it. They don’t have to rifle through MY essentials kit to get the things they need.

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

Bag of Tricks:

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

Things to work on:

 

Baseball Mom Bag Essentials- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com shares what she carries with her to baseball tournments & games.

Weather Accessories:

  • jacket (one that has a 
  • scarf  
  • straw hat
  • visor
  • beanie
  • bandana (I will get it wet on hot days and put it around my neck)
  • thermos (hot tea is nice on cold days)
  • blanket (I always keep one in my car just in case)
  • a towel (sometimes bleachers are wet)
  • umbrella

Here’s what I like to wear! Layers 🙂

I have learned that I cannot/should not wear coveralls or overalls to a game. No bueno!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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My Everyday Life Week 12 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Happy baseballing!  Those are my Baseball Mom Bag Essentials! 

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April 22, 2024

Intentions for the Week

Intentions for the Week Workbook by Tracy Benjamin now on sale!

Intentions for the Week- Week 17 in 2024

Hi hiiiiii! It’s Monday! Wahoo. I yesterday. 

BEHOLD! 

Shutterbean Meal Prep- Prep for the week & fridge cleanout by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Meal prep this week includes:

Here are my Intentions for the Week.

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April 21, 2024

My Everyday Life Week 16

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 16

Spring Collage Kits 

My Everyday Life: Week 16 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Spring Forward, to allllll of you!! 🙂

My Everyday Life: Week 16 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Morning coffee view. 

My Everyday Life: Week 16 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Closed caption notes.  

My Everyday Life: Week 16 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

A wildflower that reminded me of a sea horse mixed with a giraffe. 

My Everyday Life: Week 16 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

On a hike with Lisa. 

My Everyday Life: Week 16 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

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April 19, 2024

I LOVE LISTS

If you have to force the connection, LET IT GO! // i love lists Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean/The Handwriting Club

I LOVE LISTS:

  1. Here’s why Swiss cheese has holes.
  2. Reading about my old school- SFAI
  3. I need to bust out my Yonananas machine soon.
  4. The best things in your house to sell for parts. 
  5. New Trader Joe’s products for April.
  6. Galettes > pies
  7. Chip flavors have gone waaaay too far.
  8. I love when people break character on SNL. 
  9. A beaver dam that can be seen from space. 
  10. Advertising slogans that became famous catchphrases.
  11. The Stanley cup frenzy, explained.
  12. How did the cost of food delivery get so high?
  13. Having a bad day? Here’s some perspective.
  14. Flowy dresses: one / two / three / four 
  15. Why you should drink ginger ale on a flight.
  16. Photographer visits creppy cryogenic chamber.
  17. Interesting/fascinating photos! 
  18. The laundromat was once called a washateria.
  19. The way this guy packs a suitcase!
  20. I’m going to make pupusas soon. 

Have you tried lowering your expectations? I love lists// shutterbean

New post on my Substack!

I share all of the mantras I’ve been lettering for my I LOVE LISTS posts so far this year. 

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April 15, 2024

Intentions for the Week

Intentions for the Week Workbook by Tracy Benjamin now on sale!

Intentions for the Week- Week 16 in 2024

Our weekend started with a baseball game (we won!), and dinner out with friends.  My oldest brother came over and spent the night. I made portobello mushroom burgers (vegan version for him!) and hosted Self-Check-In!  I did a small meal prep since I had company.  I’ll take a picture of it tomorrow. 

It’s Sunday night and I wanna rest, so let’s make this quick! 

Here are my Intentions for the Week.

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April 14, 2024

My Everyday Life Week 15

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 15

Had a nice moment with a butterfly with damaged wings. 

My Everyday Life: Week 15 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Found this on the cutting board from a can’s condensation. 

My

Earl Grey Soda in the afternoon light. 

You can make Earl Grey Soda with a sweet tea & sparkling water! Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Hooray for a good avocado.

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