June 18, 2018

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:

Hello friends! Happy Monday! Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day at my house with my dad, husband, niece, and neighbors. We stayed up late. We drank and ate outside and it was wonderful. I have a few hours carved out today to clean up the aftermath. There are so many glasses and a VERY FULL dishwasher to empty. I’ve got help from a sweet 9-year-old though.

This is our first full week of Summer since Cooper got out of school last week. We’re headed to the library and to cross a few things off the summer bucket list.  Did you write yours yet?

This Week’s Intentions:

  • clean up Father’s Day aftermath
  • laundry
  • catch up on social media
  • clean out car
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • give myself a manicure (nails are looking rough)
  • go through Cooper’s clothes and put together things he’s outgrown
  • start this book
  • clean out purse
  • straighten up laundry space
  • order cards
  • sent letters from The Handwriting Club
  • eat healthier- make a reset button salad
  • get exercise! yoga/workout/hike (pick one or two!)
  • eat outside & grill something
  • make kombucha
  • take pictures of items for poshmark
  • put together a few outfits for the summer in my closet
  • continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • work on art with Cooper
  • find a few plants for the front yard
  • make a new recipe for the blog (any suggestions?)


Last Week’s Intentions:

  • spend a morning doing bookkeeping
  • tackle laundry/straighten up laundry space
  • catch up on social media
  • send out poshmark sale
  • repot plant in bathroom
  • use Fitbit 
  • figure out notecards
  • put together father’s day gift
  • make an appointment with a counselor
  • get a hike (or two!) in this week
  • schedule play dates
  • make kombucha
  • make Thai Basil Beef for the family
  • pack up baseball bag
  • continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • post new cocktail recipe (here it is!)
  • eat more greens
  • eat outside!
  • wash out my water bottle & drink more water
  • fill up the bird feeder
  • post Summer Bucket List/help Cooper work on his
  • nurture new friendships/check in on old ones
  • send an unexpected letter to a friend
  • eat to nourish not to numb

Mantra for the Week:

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS. It's Friday and Tracy of Shutterbean.com shares her finds from the internet on a weekly list called I LOVE LISTS!

Have a wonderful/productive week! Don’t forget to write down your own Intentions for the Week to help hold you accountable to ACTION!

June 17, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 24

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 24

Walking home from date night last night. Things were just the right amount of blurry.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

It took all of my willpower not to grab a loaf of bread.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

Tried an impossible burger at Gott’s. It was good and the regular hamburger meh.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

Playdate craft time!

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

My favorite part of library books.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

Elephant spotting.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com


June 15, 2018


I love lists- a collection of links from the internet on Shutterbean.com!


  1. I secretly like bananas in fruit salads
  2. Summer Bucket List download!
  3. 100 Best YouTube videos of all time.
  4. Bad tattoos are soooo bad.
  5. What the heck?
  6. Weezer covers Toto’s Africa
  7. Life lessons from Anthony Bourdain
  8. How to clean your house like a professional
  9. You really shouldn’t be this comfortable at work.
  10. I’m curious about this new series- Kidding 
  11. These paper fruits & vegetables are stunning.
  12. A very cool looking calendar system!
  13. Why children aren’t behaving
  14. Virtual reality cat explorer. WEIRD
  15. Home Ec is fading away. This is really the worst.
  16. Bubbles!
  17. I like #5 best
  18. Coop and I love this Instagram account
  19. Every recipe should be small batch or else I’ll eat it all. Biscuits!!
  20. Have you ever made a five-year plan? 
  21. We could all use a snack cake right now
  22. Fun with bleach– gonna make something new soon!
  23. I’m thinking of making this cake for Father’s Day, what about you?
  24. Also thinking of adding this farro salad to the menu cuz I’m sure my dad misses my mom making it for him.
  25. Anyone have a Fitbit 2? Tell me what you think. I’d like to have a heart rate monitor.

Waking up without having to rush out the door for school (This is day 2)

The fact that my child still holds my hand in public.

My Everyday Life: Week 21 on Shutterbean.com

My hammock time. I never understood the appeal of a hammock until we got one. I like this nylon one because the knitted hammocks always hurt my skin after awhile.

With the warmer weather here, I’m living off of Mint Iced Tea.

Checked out from the library:

Messages in the Mailbox / The Language of Flowers / Inventing Joy