December 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:

Intentions for the Week- Week 52 of 2019.  Here’s what week 52 in 2018 looked like! 

Happy Monday, friends!

We caught some type of flu bug here over the weekend. We’ve been taking things slow, cuddling with the kitten, and doing house cleaning in increments. I’m hosting Christmas Eve at my house. We have a party of 10 this year. Cooper will be the only kiddo! We are doing a caesar salad/lobster/linguini & clams dinner my family likes to do. I have a lot to get done before Tuesday!  Here I am trying to take a moment to be kind to my body, take a deep breath and make a few lists to keep my sanity in check.  I am making a batch of Lemon Ginger Elixir and keeping some turmeric honey close by for turmeric lattes.  It’s cold and my body needs warmth and nourishment.  Let’s figure out my Intentions for the Week, shall we?

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • go to Trader Joe’s
  • have a date with my calendar
  • break down boxes
  • makes mom’s coffee cake
  • make killer garlic bread
  • make mom’s rocky road
  • prep Caesar salad/dressing
  • make croutons
  • set the table/decorate 
  • set up cocktail bar
  • wrap the presents 
  • send off package to C
  • return GAP orders
  • clear off stairs
  • clean up shoe rack
  • package/ship orders from The Handwriting Club 
  • send out the last of the holiday cards
  • make a cheeseboard
  • clean up front yard
  • freshen bathrooms/prep house for company
  • empty trash/dishwasher before guests arrive
  • make a list of things guests can help with if I need/want help
  • enjoy Christmas Eve & Christmas Day with my family
  • workout x 3 / go for a walk
  • make time to introvert
  • track my steps with my fitbit
  • put away Christmas decoration tupperware before company arrives
  • work in my food journal this week
  • pull cards and write in my sketchbook
  • track my steps with my fitbit
  • work in my Currently Workbook for December
  • start my Currently Workbook for 2020
  • remember to breathe
  • take breaks outside
  • do something creative
  • order toner for printer
  • drink turmeric lattes to unwind

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • stay on top of laundry
  • make cookies for cookie decorating
  • cookie decorating with friends at my house
  • put away Christmas decoration tupperware
  • therapy
  • make sure Cooper has dress clothes ready for Christmas program
  • work in my Currently Workbook for December
  • have a date with my calendar
  • package/ship orders from The Handwriting Club (thank you!)
  • grocery shop
  • break down boxes/clean up the garage
  • Christmas shopping
  • do a meal prep
  • make thai basil beef
  • make kombucha
  • find library book
  • send out holiday cards
  • work on packages for friends/family
  • make some homemade holiday gifts
  • edit photos
  • figure out what to do during Cooper’s time off of school
  • make a new recipe
  • post a new recipe
  • track my steps with my fitbit
  • practice handwriting with Sam 
  • catch up on social media
  • accounting work
  • work in my food journal this week
  • make some homemade holiday gifts
  • pull cards and write in my sketchbook
  • make/shoot new ice cream recipe
  • eat more salads
  • paint toe nails/fingernails
  • DRINK ENOUGH WATER (could have done better!)
  • go for a walk 

Recipes to Try:

Matcha Sesame Granola

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

Make your own Crystallized Ginger. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Homemade Ginger Candy

Ginger Brew

Orange Ginger Toddy

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Roasted Broccoli with White Beans

Turmeric Latte

Pump Jam for the Week:




Mantra for the week!


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

I’m rooting for you!

Sending sparkles, 


  • Denise

    Tracy: it’s hard to fulfill everyone’s expectations for Christmas. Please be good to yourself and get some rest. I know you want to make it perfect, but sometimes flawed is all we get.

    Best wishes to you and all your family for a wonderful holiday season.


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