November 20, 2017

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:

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and my life right now is one big TO DO LIST. Here’s the game plan for Thursday.

Cooper has only two days of school this week so I have to cram in as much as I can in those two daaaaaaaaaaays and then he’s with me and I’m putting him to work!

Last week was super social. This week will be social towards the end, so I am going to focus on getting as much done as I can so I can hang out with my family and be PRESENT for our big feast. I still need to figure out if I’m gonna make a pie or not…. If you weren’t around last week, and you’re looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving feast, I wrote up a whole post about that here!

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. Check out more here!


  • enjoy time with my family
  • give thanks!
  • try not to stress out that much because it’s supposed to be about FAMILY this week
  • go grocery shopping
  • shoot a recipe for One Potato
  • exercise- dance/hike with family/possibly go to yoga
  • eat healthy up until Thanksgiving/go crazy
  • make sure bathrooms are spotless
  • clean house for company
  • ship prints (my etsy shop is open btw! Check out thehandwritingclub)
  • get guest bedroom ready/Cooper’s room ready for company
  • clean out fridge
  • make cranberry sauce
  • cut up turkey for recipe
  • finalize recipe for Nugget
  • make a pie?
  • make rolls? or buy them?
  • set the table for Thanksgiving/make place cards
  • cleanup garage area
  • straighten up deck
  • catch up on social media

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • take dance class & yoga class (took two dance classes)
  • 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 (need to do this)
  • 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!

Mantra for this week:

And I Quote // shutterbean

What about you? Got any Intentions for the Week? Leave a list in the comments below & get your head in the game.

I hope you have a productive week!


  • Darlene

    It’s not Thanksgiving here, (Canada) so for the week:

    Keep drinking lots of water.
    Get moving at least half an hour a day.
    Buy green paint.
    Figure out a way to use up the bits of red yarn.
    Check the supply list for the watercolor workshop I’m taking.
    Make shepherd’s pie.
    Make a doctor’s appointment. (Stop putting this off!)

  • Jane M

    OK then I was going to buy rolls until I saw this post. I tried these rolls when you posted them the 1st time! They were delicious! INDEEDY! Thanks for the reminder!

  • Jen

    Thanks for the inspiration to keep going with the weekly lists! It’s always nice to see someone else doing them. Here’s link to mine for the week:

  • Julie

    Lately I’ve been telling myself that I’m a clean freak—even though I’m a total slob—to see if it will make me believe I am, and be more clean. Hahaha. Adding your “make sure bathrooms are SPOTLESS” to my Thanksgiving prep goals list.

    Also on the list: Pecan pie with a chocolate bottom, squash/sweet potato casserole, creamed onions (for my dad), and your epic cheese board! Went to TJ’s yesterday for all the ingredients. Thank you, thank you for that post.

  • Scarlett

    My husband and I both have to work overnight on Wednesday, and both of our families will be out of town, so it will be just the two of us! It will be the first Thanksgiving in our first home, so it will still be very special.

    My intentions:
    -go to yoga with work friend
    -exercise at least 3x this week
    -eat healthy and mindfully….but enjoy thanksgiving to the fullest!
    -make sweet potato pie??
    -play with dogs after work
    -try to create something at least 1x this week

  • Diana

    Hi Tracey, it feels as if you’ve given yourself a tremendous amount to do! Do your have a clear idea of what you can delegate to Cooper? Have been using “Eisenhower boxes” to help me sort out important from not so important this week. Please be kind to yourself and enjoy your family. Diana

  • Virginie Commes

    Your own etsy! That is awsome !

    You should do your own rolls because its better when its homemade!

    I’m one holiday and in France we don’t do Thanksgiving, but I’m thinking about my to do lits for christmas.

    Thanks Tract for your greats advices !


  • Liz | Flour de Liz

    I have fallen so far behind these past few weeks, my list is miles long! But I’m going to take a page out of your book and add ” try not to stress out that much…”

    This weekend is going to be for getting organized and back on track! (and making my to-do lists…)

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