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 hello!

It’s Monday.

We’re about a little over a week away from Thanksgiving and I haven’t given it much thought.  Time to remedy that! I’m hoping to post something about how I prep for Thanksgivin this week so stay tuned!

This past weekend was a slow down/no plans except lunch at Zuni weekend around here. I spent most of the time organizing the house, getting my studio space together and researching stuff online. Some weekends are best when you just lay low and recharge. Turns out you can really go down a rabbit hole of youtube tutorials. I also tried my best to not fall asleep while watching Stranger Things 2 this weekend (we are finally on the 2nd season!). It’s not that it’s boring, it’s just that we start so late and I am waking up early these days (sometimes at 5AM!) so I can’t keep my eyes open. Enough about that, let’s dive into Monday with a few Intentions for the Week.

Intentions for the Week:

  • take dance class & yoga class
  • LAUNDRY- get it done and don’t leave anything sitting in a basket!
  • play date/coloring club
  • make kombucha
  • make new cookie recipe
  • test recipe for Nugget
  • get house in order
  • clean out car
  • straighten up inside of garage
  • build some time in to do leisure reading
  • start going over holiday card address list
  • catch up on social media
  • do some meal prep
  • clean out fridge
  • keep the kitchen clean
  • send out letters
  • return library books
  • bring donation into thrift store
  • sew curtains for office/studio
  • bank appt?
  • map out Thanksgiving
  • bookkeeping
  • eat better/move body!

Last Week’s Intentions:


  • continue the streak of productivity
  • take a dance class (took boxing!)
  • stay on top of laundry (could have done better)
  • map out Thanksgiving
  • get outside every day
  • make better food choices (I tried!)
  • setup workspace for photoshoot
  • catch up on social media/figure out coschedule plugin issue
  • research haircuts if I have time (didn’t, just wore a ponytail and forgot about it)
  • try a new recipe or two (persimmon bars soon & these meatballs)
  • go through my inbox and clean it up
  • make something with persimmons – maybe this cake
  • match all the socks in my house (didn’t do)
  • sort through that paper pile I’ve been saving
  • trip to the salvation army
  • return library books
  • organize letters/write some
  • bank appointment… still need to go
  • put the summer clothes up on the shelf in closet
  • bring in all the patio cushions/furniture
  • drink more water (this helps)

Mantra for the Week:


And I Quote // shutterbean

What about you? What do you have going on this week?

Leave some intentions to help hold yourself accountable!


  • Katelyn

    You should lay out all the socks on the floor and make a game of it – you and Cooper each get 30 seconds to match as many pairs as you can. The cats will inevitably add an unforeseen level of difficulty to each round, too!

    • Tracy

      i like your thinking! i think the laying out part is essential. when he sees a pile, he runs! lol

  • jere

    Hello Tracy
    I see that Yoga has moved up to number 1..good move. Also you really must get to the bank…more productive than boxing lessons. There are a few red lines drawn you are consulting the list. Now please give Ella some much needed hugs that will put a red line through your stress. I love your blog or I wouldn’t fuss at you.. it’s a Mother gene..remember I’m 91..all is allowed . Jere

    • Tracy

      The bank requires my husband to go too so it’s about our schedules aligning 🙂 thanks for checking in, Jere!

  • Darlne

    This week:
    Cast on mittens. (All 6 scarves are done. Yay!)
    Make bread.
    Walk more.
    Clean behind the refrigerator. (The dust bunnies are mustering back there.)
    Repair my easel.

  • Amy J

    I love these posts! They’ve helped me finally come up with a to do list that’s not too overwhelming as well as list things I’m trying to make habits. And by calling it intentions I don’t feel as guilty if something carries over to next week’s list! My big intentions for the week are to send out thank you cards for both of my kids birthdays, organize all the toys for said birthdays, and finalize our Thanksgiving menu and make stock (plus laundry )

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