September 16, 2019

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:


Happy Monday, friends!

It is Week 38 of 2019. Here’s what Week 38 looked like for me last year. 

This weekend we had a quite a few hangouts with friends, an art date and a dinner party!  I spent yesterday working in the yard (doing major trimming!) and had a chance to do some meal prep before we had a school function. I’m typing this from my bed and I’m sooooo sore and wiped out!  Let’s cut to the chase and figure out my Intentions for the week!


Meal prep for the week includes:


Favorites include:


Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • track what I eat in my food journal
  • clean out the back of car
  • work through email/inbox
  • delete photos from phone
  • package/ship order for The Handwriting Club
  • prep for conference call
  • therapy appointment
  • get my steps in my with my Fitbit 
  • have a date with my calendar
  • write/send thank you notes
  • work on Currently Book for 2020 (preorder soon!)
  • finish post about day pack travel gear
  • order postcards
  • paint nails
  • trip to the post office
  • make salmon ramen
  • clean house for lunch date
  • make a new recipe
  • post recipe
  • work on some artwork to print
  • edit photos
  • make plans for Cooper’s birthday
  • grocery shopping
  • pull cards & work in sketchbook
  • work in the yard
  • clean up office
  • go to bed at a reasonable hour this week
  • finish Orange is the New Black
  • catch up on social media posting

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • track what I eat in my food journal
  • drink enough water
  • prep for conference call
  • therapy appointment
  • drop off library books
  • go grocery shopping
  • work on Currently Book for 2020 (preorder soon!)
  • finish post about day pack travel gear
  • package/ship order for The Handwriting Club
  • edit photos
  • go on a hike/walk
  • get my steps in my with my Fitbit 
  • have a date with my calendar
  • research prints
  • make a new recipe
  • catch up on social media
  • drop off donations
  • work in the garden
  • paint toenails
  • follow up about car
  • continue to work on my office organization
  • do a face mask
  • delete photos from phone
  • get enough sleep
  • playdate with Emma
  • breathwork with Faye
  • seed thing with Neiley
  • make time for leisure reading


Recipes to Try:

Mushroom Arugula Toast

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Roasted White Beans & Broccoli

Lemon Garlic Roasted Shrimp makes weeknight dinner making EASY. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!  

Lemon Roasted Shrimp

Grape & Sage Pizza

Roasted Carrots with Chile Yogurt + Cilantro Sauce

Quick Tomato Basil Pasta

Small Batch Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza -makes enough for 2-4 people. Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

Pump Jam for the Week:



Mantra for the week!

I LOVE LISTS // a collection of links from the 'net on Shutterbean.com


Feeling stuck? Make a list! Write down your intentions for the week to help hold you accountable to action.

I’m rooting for you!

Sending sparkles, 


September 15, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 37

Here’s what thist past week looked like – My Everyday Life Week 37

Spent the afternoon at the National Heirloom Expo with my friend Neiley!

The Dahlia section was my favorite part!

I wanted to bust out my paints and mix colors!

I hope to add some dahlias to my garden next summer. 


September 13, 2019



  1. Why every book club needs food.
  2. I still have no idea what a VSCO girl is.
  3. Women should go out with their girlfriends twice a week . 
  4. The perfect late night order in every fast food restaurant.
  5. Now all I want is Dim Sum
  6. Perhaps some people are going too far with emotional support animals?
  7. My new favorite overalls!
  8. Great American cities Then & Now
  9. This is so funny because it’s true.
  10. Wildlife photography amazes me.
  11. How to not feel lonely
  12. I have a Summer personality but I think it’s more Fall!
  13. Pretty excited by the cameras in the new iPhone Pro
  14. I’m so glad my Dad finally got hearing aids.
  15. How to hold a cat.
  16. Why women live longer that men…
  17. The rise of HANGRY
  18. I updated my favorite items in my shop!
  19. What happens when I’m no longer impressive for my age?
  20. Leopard Love: scarf / coat/ shower curtain / towel/ maxi skirt
  21. Such a pretty kitchen renovation!


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