August 19, 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!

This weekend was a fun one! I celebrated my 40th birthday!!!! 


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THIS IS 40! 🦁✨ My mom said her 40s were her favorite decade and I say BRING IT!! 🤗

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THIS IS 40! We are back from our trip to Italy. You can see more on Week 33 and Week 32.  It was a trip of a lifetime, that’s for sure. The only problem is that husband came back with a nasty cold so it’s delayed getting really getting back into the swing of things. We still have some unpacking to do and prep for the new school year which starts THIS WEEK for us. Can you believe Cooper is going to be in FIFTH GRADE??!! I cannot. This is week 34 of 2019. Let’s figure out our Intentions for the week, shall we?!

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • get my steps in my with my Fitbit (I’m on a roll!)
  • take Cooper out to lunch
  • drink a lot of water
  • try not to get husband’s cold
  • package up orders/ post office drop-off
  • clean up house
  • tackle paper piles
  • try to go to the Farmer’s Market 
  • empty carry-on backpack
  • order more food journals for the shop
  • back to school shopping
  • have a date with my calendar
  • figure out next workshop to teach
  • edit photos
  • work on my vision board
  • take photos for client
  • write post about where we ate in Italy
  • wash school uniforms/prep
  • figure out airbnb with HJH
  • trip to Target
  • therapist appt.
  • conference call
  • create an invoice
  • follow up on website stuff
  • catch up on social media
  • work in the yard
  • paint nails

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • take pictures
  • work in my sketchbook
  • see the statue of David
  • go to a few museums
  • check out Boboli Garden
  • eat gelato every night (almost!)
  • have pizza
  • be present and observe!
  • keep cool (it’s SO HOT HERE!)
  • relax
  • daydream
  • laundry
  • pack suitcase
  • unpack suitcase
  • post new recipe
  • catch up on social media
  • grocery shopping
  • take it easy/recover from jet-lag
  • edit photos/post photos from Italy
  • work on the post of where we ate in Italy
  • research photo albums for trip
  • write thank-you notes
  • prep for photoshoot 
  • take  Etsy shop off vacation mode
  • continue adding to my food journal
  • track my steps with Fitbit
  • continue reading Save Me the Plums   + Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe
  • celebrate my birthday
  • back to school shopping

Pump Jam for the Week:


Recipes to Try:

Mango Turmeric Smoothie is a great/healthy way to start the day. Coconut milk is the base, making it completely vegan! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Creamy Zucchini Carbonara made with fresh zucchini and crispy bacon! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Zucchini Carbonara

Zucchini Herb Fritters

Spicy Zucchini Fritatta

Shake up your grilled chicken game and make this Tangy Grilled Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken recipe! Find the instructions on Shutterbean.com!

Grilled Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken

Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups

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, 


August 18, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 33

Here’s what this past week looked like in ITALY! My Everyday Life Week 33

Finding myself in Italian windows.

Starting the day off right. I miss this so much.

Cooper put “have my own coffee” on his Summer Bucket List and he did!

The cutest mailbox.

I think I am going to do a separate post about Italian graffiti.

Particularly fond of this one since she’s on my necklace!


August 16, 2019


I LOVE LISTS // shutterbean


  1. Apparently Woodstock was kinda miserable for some.
  2. Graffiti transforms spaces!
  3. Why aren’t there more hot dogs in San Francisco?
  4. This art installation must be incredible in person.
  5. Social media hurts girls more than boys.
  6. There’s a formula to Irish pubs.
  7. RIP (on a dude), Nachos
  8. According to my buffet choices, I’m the Peacekeeper.
  9. A reminder of what Amazon’s first Kindle looked like.
  10. I had no idea this coast to coast bike path was in the works. 
  11. I love when people do this photo trick.
  12. An influencer reports for jury duty.
  13. New favorite nail polish alert: Happy Anniversary by OPI
  14. There used to be mermaids at Disneyland in the 50s + 60s
  15. This looks like a beautiful space to work in.
  16. I really want to make this zucchini cheese gratin.   
  17. Also want to try: Nora Ephron’s Tomato Sauce.
  18. A Roomba that swears when it bumps into stuff.
  19. DIY reusable sandwich + snack bags
  20. Target is re-releasing 300 items from popular design collaborations.
  21. This little study space is so cute!
  22. How I get ready for Back to School


My Everyday Life: Week 32 on Shutterbean.com

My Etsy Shop is back from vacation!  Grab yourself a food journal and stickers!