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!

  • Michelle

    I loved The Language of Flowers! I also really loved Diffenbaugh’s second novel We Never Asked for Wings. She is a wonderful writer. I hope you enjoy it!

    • Ellen W

      Another vote for Vanessa’s books – The Language of Flowers touches on a subject we don’t hear enough about, aging out of the foster care system.

  • Maureen

    How about a What is in Your Purse post since you will be cleaning out your purse….I love when you have done that in the past. 🙂

  • Heidi

    I’d love to see a summer recipe that isn’t something grilled. I love grilled food, but we don’t own a grill! I’m always looking for a good salad- even just a post with a bunch of salad dressings/sauces for salads or bowls would be awesome!

    • Colleen

      Yes, a salad round-up! I’ve declared this the Summer of Salad and am going to make a different one each week as part of meal prep for lunch and dinner. So far I made the herby orzo salad at Gimme Some Oven -a hit. Next is Asian coleslaw.

  • Candice

    Non-boring mocktails for those of us trying to survive a hot summer whilst pregnant?!

  • India

    I love & crave your simple recipes. I’ve referenced “20 simple weeknight recipes” and even bought packaged Top Ramen to try (but haven’t done it yet because it doesn’t seem that simple to me, oddly). I’m also pregnant and second the mocktail idea! And love any of your Asian recipes, so I’m all for another one of those. I really just like seeing what you make. You are creative, even if it’s a simple dish. I’m always impressed!

    Happy summer!!

    • Tracy

      oh yay! a baby soon! congrats! I’ll work something into the mix for you! xo

  • Paula

    Yes I would love to see a post about what is in your purse after you clean it up. Better yet go on instastories and do it live for all of us who follow you!

    It is on my summer bucket list to make some cold brew popsicles. Do you have any ideas for that?

    Also if you are looking for a good summer read check out “The High Season” by Judy Blundell. It is a great beach read with really interesting characters.

  • Maggie

    The Language of Flowers is so good! I read it a few years ago and if I remember correctly, it’s set in your hometown. I’m patiently waiting for the sweet corn to be ready so I can make your Shrimp Corn Chowder – it’s one of my all time favorite soups!

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