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!

This weekend we had baseball, a pool party and a family dinner with my Dad and bro in the city. Quite a bit of extroverting! So nice to have a break from house chores and hanging out with friends. I’m headed to Santa Fe in a few weeks to teach a photography workshop. As a Mom, it’s quite a lot to think about- leaving for almost a week. I am hoping to get enough done in advance that I don’t have to worry much while I’m gone. That means I’m making a ton of lists and managing my expectations.  I am focusing on trying to control what I can and roll with the punches.

Let’s get down to business. Let’s check in with a list. Here are my Intentions for the week.

Intentions for the Week:

  • finish up laundry
  • track what I eat in my food journal
  • catch up on emails/social media
  • prep for photoshoot at house
  • keep house tidy for shoot
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • clean out purse
  • work in the garden
  • volunteer at school
  • break down boxes
  • figure out a bang trim
  • research irrigation
  • continue 100 day challenge project on my Instagram 
  • research summer camps
  • research printing
  • book passport appt for Cooper
  • edit photos
  • conference call with OP
  • chat with Emily
  • call the doc
  • trip to Target
  • put away any heavy winter clothes
  • straighten up desk
  • go for a walk or two
  • package/ship food journals
  • trip to post office
  • return library book
  • work on course for Santa Fe
  • try a new recipe
  • make kombucha
  • research stickers
  • take photos of merch
  • drink enough water (keep up this water bottle filling routine up)
  • track my steps with my Fitbit  (I didn’t have it on for two days)
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • eat more salads

Last Week’s Intentions

  • laundry
  • continue to not eat bread
  • package/ship new food journal orders
  • drink enough water (keep up this water bottle filling routine up)
  • track my steps with my Fitbit  (I didn’t have it on for two days)
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • write my April Currently Post/work in Currently workbook
  • plant clematis/do weeding in the yard
  • work on photography course for Santa Fe (there’s a spot left if you’re interested!)
  • prep for a conference call
  • do a face mask 
  • paint toenails
  • catch up on emails
  • send snail mail to friends
  • write/send thank you note
  • passport appointment at USPS
  • catch up on social media
  • record podcast with Sabrina
  • go for a few walks
  • try to meditate daily
  • figure out final photo for project
  • edit photos
  • bookkeeping work


Pump Jam for the Week:


Meal Ideas for the Week:

Mediterranean Pasta Salad is a weekly staple. Perfect for work lunches paired with extra greens. Find the recipe on

Meditteranean Pasta Salad

Want to impress dinner guests? Make these crispy Italian Fries! A combination of melted cheese and Italian herbs will level up your baked oven fry game. Recipe on!

Italian Fries

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Find the recipe on

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Apricot Glazed Chicken

Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Pizza Rolls

Grilled Chicken + Tomato Parsley Salad

Mantra for the Week:


Don’t forget to write down your Intentions for the Week! It will help hold you accountable for ACTION!

I’m rooting for you!



  • Sina

    As always: great inspiration, especially the meal suggestions. I had already planned to make crispy italian fries this week 🙂 also the bacon pea pizza from last week’s suggestions.
    Thank you so much, Tracy, for keeping up this tradition of intentions for the week posts.
    Have a good week!

  • Juste

    Call the doc is twice in your list, so I guess that’s quite important and urgent for you. Hope everything is good with you! And thanks for sharing, because of your lists I started my own list (not every week yet, but I try) and manage to do more in one week than before!

  • Jenni

    How much you get done in a week is inspiring! You’re awesome 🙂

  • Marla S.

    why is it so hard for me to keep my purse cleaned out ;/

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