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! If you have the day off like we do, I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.

I spent most of Sunday cleaning up and organizing a workspace so that I can write letters/mail prints this Summer.

Stay tuned for more information on the prints soon!  

 It feels so good to have all of my stuff in one place. Now I don’t have to worry about having art supplies all over our kitchen table anymore. I can’t tell you how annoying it was to have to move stuff in order to get dinner on the table. No wonder I’ve been so disorganized. I have stuff spread throughout the house and never in the place where I need it / when I need it.

I hope that creating this new space helps me FOCUS (my word last week)

and brings


to my WORK and mental clutter!

Tracy Shutterbean's workspace // shutterbean


  • try to be off the computer on Memorial Day + enjoy family time
  • yoga x 2  and maybe a hike?
  • clean out freezer
  • post summer bucket list
  • post Currently- May 2017 wrap up
  • edit honey mustard wings
  • straighten up guest bedroom
  • Cooper haircut
  • catch up on letter writing
  • drop off library books
  • donate clothes to thrift shop
  • clean keyboards
  • make kombucha/meal prep
  • straighten up pantry situation  (make list of things needed)
  • trip to the dump
  • trip to Target
  • do a face mask/eye mask situation
  • figure out returning bookshelves
  • get as much done as I can before school break starts!
  • DELETE iphone photos- make space!



  • post my summer bucket list (here’s my summer bucket list from last year)
  • work in the kitchen on recipes (anything you want to see?)
  • LAUNDRY/dye tablecloth
  • look for an outdoor rug (still on the hunt!)
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • make a folder for envelopes so I can write on the go
  • no paper piles left in house  (I have like one small pile!!)
  • yoga x 2 
  • try to meditate at least twice (I spent time with my cats sans phone, does that count?)
  • oil cutting boards/spring cleaning 
  • eat lighter/cleaner  (I ate less this week for sure!)
  • book dentist appointment (still need to do this)
  • sort out library book situation   (found rogue books!!!)
  • letter writing
  • haircuts for cooper & me  (need to get Cooper’s haircut!)
  • catch up on emails/social media
  • no weeknight drinking   (I did it!!! It was kind of challenging)
  • art with Cooper
  • prune some of the plants outside
  • do some leisure reading if possible (didn’t get to that- boo!)
  • DRINK MORE WATER instead of eating   (worked hard at this!)


Word of the week on

Let’s see if saying this (LOUD + TO MYSELF) helps!


What about you?  What are you up to this week?

Leave your intentions in the comments- I love seeing what you’re up to!

  • Sina

    Hi Tracy, congratulations on your workspace! I’m missing that… stuff all over the house here too.

    My superior intention for this week:
    Make some space – give away items to thrift store, donate clothes, sell books, recycle, throw out, but get rid of stuff, just let it go!

  • Christine

    My tip for phone picture clearing- every day pick a a different month from a different year and delete OR just set the timer for five minutes and go. I have like 6,000 on my phone and have been doing this and it helps, slowly but surely. Good luck! This week my intention is to get through the last week of school- I’ve still got essays to grade, a final to make copies of, and grades to input.

  • Rebeca

    Order needs to be my word for the week too! We had a plumbing issue and the kitchen is such a mess… Also the living room because we had to move a lot of stuff there, ugh. So my main intention for the week is to get everything back into place. I also want to make a clafoutis because we’re drowning in cherries (what a problem to have, I know).

  • Jennie

    These posts are making me do all the things! Copying some stuff that didn’t happen last week, and adding a couple new things. Thanks Tracy.
    -return library books
    -purge 5 of my son’s toys (mean mommy!)
    -purge at least 5 books (eek!)
    -figure out a summer work schedule
    -pick out a fabric for patio cushions
    -clean off the kitchen island (and leave it clean!)

  • Julie

    Spending time with cats without your phone *definitely* counts as meditation! Namaste, kitties!

  • Sara

    WOW, good job on the paper piles! So challenging.

  • Jamie

    I meditated 6 of 7 days last week!! So proud of myself.

    This week I’m taking FOCUS as my word as there’s several things I must get done.


    Meditate daily!
    Yoga for 10 minutes before bed.
    Finish sorting and hanging all of my pretty papers.
    Set up the Studio for art date on Sunday with the Girls (make a list of what needs to be done).

    Have a great, and productive, week!

  • dana828

    Nice job on the workspace. It looks fantastic!

    My main intention for the week: Put. Down. The. Damn. Phone.


  • Lia

    Do you work from home all the time? I LOVE your workspace – very inspiring!

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