November 18, 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:

Intentions for the Week – Week 47 

Happy Monday, friends!

Back in the mix!  This weekend I flew home from North Carolina, cleaned up my kitchen, did stuff around the house and went to the Renegade Craft Fair with my friend Neiley. I am happy to be back home with my family and cats.  We are still going through our deck project that will hopefully be done soon. 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m starting to wrap my brain around it.  I am also trying to tell myself to BREATHE.  My Mom died on week 47 of 2017 so it’s kind of a weird time for me. I am fighting the sad thoughts with gratitude.  I am grateful for my family who is still with me. I am grateful that I had my Mom for 38 years.  I just can’t believe it will be two years since she died. 

This was the last video my Mom saw on my Instagram before she died. I’m glad she was able to see it.

OK! Time to figure out my Intentions for the Week.

Intentions for the Week:


Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • therapy
  • haircut for Cooper (didn’t have time)
  • paint nails (I took off my nail polish…)
  • workout x 3 (worked out twice)
  • work in my food journal this week (tracked 5/7 days)
  • drink enough water (could have done better!)
  • take pictures/post Currently 2020 Workbook
  • start working on Thanksgiving menu with Ali
  • package/ship orders from The Handwriting Club (thank you!)
  • track my steps with my fitbit
  • take pictures of postcard pack for holidays
  • edit photos
  • delete photos from phone
  • finish cleaning up paper piles
  • post new recipe (Autumn Reset Button Salad)
  • pack for work trip (carry on essentials post for reference)
  • prep for work trip/writing stuff
  • catch up on social media/posting
  • pull cards and write in sketchbook
  • holiday photo card?
  • thank you notes- Coop
  • clear off bedroom floor
  • straighten the inside of my closet 


Recipes to Try:

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas from Shutterbean.com!

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Bread Sausage Apple Hash

Bread Apple Sausage Hash

Apple Pecan Sticky Buns

When life gives you too many apples, make Instant Pot Applesauce. It's a great addition to your meal prep arsenal. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Cabbage on Shutterbean.com

Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Cabbage


Pear Cranberry Arugula Salad

Sticky Cranberry Gingerbread

Your holidays will get tropical with Holiday Rum Punch. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Holiday Rum Punch

Pump Jam for the Week:




Mantra for the week!

I LOVE LISTS // a collection of links from the 'net 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, 


  • laura sezonov

    Hi Tracy,
    Just wanted to say I am so sorry about your mom. I was truly sad when you posted about her passing 2 years ago, I almost felt like I knew her through your blog. I know she is dearly missed by you and your family, mothers are truly the heart of the family! I hope you find peace and comfort in your loved ones this holiday season and remember to Just Breathe.
    Thank you for your posts. They are a ray of sunshine and comfort in my world.
    Long time follower,

  • Erin

    Thinking of you during this difficult week. Unfortunately, I know what you are going through. Sending thoughts of comfort your way.

  • Dayna Mailach

    Not that I know what you are going through, but this week has been pretty rough for me. I hope you take time to enjoy being alive, and food, and loved ones, and also have a bit of escapism (with movies or books or something). Wishing you and your family well across the world.

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