September 23, 2019

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!

Back at it with another Intentions for the Week list. I was just looking at my blog and I counted 157 Intentions for the Week lists. THAT IS A LOT!!!! This practice has really helped me be accountable every week. Thank you for joining me in it and helping me hold up my intentions! 

We are now on week 39 of 2019. Here’s what week 39 looked like for me last year. 

This weekend was pretty good! We had a few friend hangouts, I did a bunch of work in my garden and inside the house.  I GOT CAUGHT UP ON LAUNDRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I messed up my kitchen and then cleaned it up again. We went to a local block party with friends and I then I camed home and cleaned out my fridge and did meal prep. See below: 



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Starting the week with #shutterbeanmealprep 🥕🌿 Here’s what it looks like all stacked up in my fridge. #thingsorganizedneatly

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Meal prep this week includes:

I also spent some time and added work to the PORTFOLIO section of my blog so you can look through my portfolio. I’ll be continuing to add to it over the next week. I’m also updated my FAVORITES SHOP, so be sure to check that out if you’re ever wondering what my favorite kitchen tools/meal prep tools, art supplies, and cookbooks are. 

I’m headed to Sebastapol at the end of the week with my good friend Helen Jane. We are going to have an introvert/creative lady weekend and I’m looking forward to it. I just have to make sure I get everything done on my life and we’re good. Let’s take a moment and write down our Intentions for the Week, shall we? Here are mine:

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry (stay on top of it)
  • track what I eat in my food journal 
  • therapy appt
  • conference call
  • call in RX
  • make doctor appt
  • make a new recipe
  • post a new recipe
  • bookkeeping work
  • go on a hike/walk
  • be more mindful while eating
  • package/ship order for The Handwriting Club
  • get my steps in my with my Fitbit 
  • have a date with my calendar
  • work on Currently Book for 2020 (preorder soon!)
  • pull cards & work in sketchbook
  • work in the yard
  • clean up office/the desk and the floor
  • edit photos
  • add a few things to website shop
  • follow up on invoices
  • send thank you notes I wrote
  • find thing for library
  • replace microwave lightbulbs
  • order more postcards
  • work in sketchbook
  • major art brainstorm with HJH
  • research new vacuum (got any recommendations for a canister?)
  • research packaging
  • put reusable grocery bags in the car
  • make time to meditate

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • track what I eat in my food journal  (did 4/7 days)
  • clean out the back of car
  • work through email/inbox
  • delete photos from phone
  • package/ship orders for The Handwriting Club
  • prep for conference call
  • therapy appointment
  • get my steps in my with my Fitbit 
  • have a date with my calendar
  • write/send thank you notes
  • work on Currently Book for 2020 (preorder soon!)
  • finish post about day pack travel gear (here it is!)
  • order postcards
  • paint nails
  • trip to the post office
  • make salmon ramen (made salmon sandwich instead)
  • clean house for lunch date
  • make a new recipe (tested a new one!)
  • post recipe
  • work on some artwork to print
  • edit photos
  • make plans for Cooper’s birthday
  • grocery shopping
  • pull cards & work in sketchbook
  • work in the yard
  • clean up office
  • go to bed at a reasonable hour this week (did so maybe twice)
  • finish Orange is the New Black
  • catch up on social media posting

Recipes to Try:

Sausage Mushroom Pizza Bowls

Chicken Piccata

Honey Mustard Fried Chicken Sliders

Spicy Mango Chili Wraps

Brown Sugar Pecan Sticky Buns

Carrot Ginger Bread is a great way to use leftover carrots. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Carrot Ginger Bread

Mango Turmeric Smoothie is a great/healthy way to start the day. Coconut milk is the base, making it completely vegan! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Pump Jam for the Week:



Mantra for the week!

Intentions for the Week is a weekly TO DO list on Shutterbean.com!


Feeling stuck? Make a list! Write down your intentions for the week to help hold you accountable to action.

I’m rooting for you!

Sending sparkles, 


  • alana

    Thank you for updating your favorites! Years ago, I bought several of your fave kitchen items that have served me very well (like those measuring spoons… LOVE them).

    Would you consider adding your rainbow maker to the list? I have started to look for everyday sparkles because of your posts.

  • Tina

    Miele vacuum all the way! My first one is still going strong after almost 20 years, but it was looking pretty battered after a couple trips down the stairs, so I recently bought a new one and put the old one on the 2nd floor so I no longer have to lug the vacuum up and down the stairs.

  • Linda

    I second a Miele. Went through so many canisters that just didn’t hold up.
    My Miele is still great at 15+ years!

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