January 6, 2020

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 2 of 2020

Here’s what Week 2 looked like last year.

Happy Monday, friends!

This weekend we had a basketball game, a hike, a family dinner out to eat, CHORES, baseball practice, cat snuggles and movies as a family. 

I also did some meal prep!


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First #shutterbeanmealprep of 2020!!! Swipe to see what I’m using to set myself up for some good salads/snacks this week!

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Meal prep this week includes:

Also, this is my Intention for January!



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How are you taking care of yourself this January? This is what I’m working on:

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That’s right! No gluten, dairy & alcohol for the whole month.  It’s been a good challenge so far.  Restriction breeds creativity! I am already starting to feel like I have more energy and my body is processing food WELL so YAY.

This week Cooper is back in school and life goes back to normal. I am ready to have our routine back!  I thrive when I’m in our routine.

Here are my Intentions for the Week:

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • package/ship food journals The Handwriting Club 
  • write New Year Essentials post
  • clean up office/ organize books
  • grocery shopping
  • pull cards and work in my sketchbook
  • put away Christmas tree/ornaments
  • vacuum living room after tree is removed
  • drop off bags at the Salvation Army
  • find library book
  • wash inside/outside of car 
  • workout x 3  (go for a walk)
  • practice handwriting 
  • do a facemask
  • drink enough water (this  lid for a mason jar helps! container)
  • clean up prop closet
  • continue not eating dairy, gluten & drinking alcohol
  • work in the yard
  • research flights
  • plan an art date
  • meet Neile’s new puppy!
  • work in my food journal this week
  • pull cards and write in my sketchbook
  • track my steps with my fitbit
  • make a new recipe
  • work on posts for the week
  • catch up on social media
  • edit photos
  • pick up RX
  • send out outstanding invoice
  • deposit check


Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • grocery shopping
  • write thank you notes
  • write Currently December post  (here it is!)
  • start my Currently Workbook for 2020
  • write down my Intentions for the Year
  • write New Year Essentials post
  • package/ship food journals The Handwriting Club 
  • research juicers
  • start cleaning up Christmas decor
  • order more printer ink
  • order more business cards (here’s 25% off your first Moo order!)
  • finish painting nails
  • spend time with family
  • go for a few walks
  • make some art
  • visit the ocean
  • drink a lot of water
  • eat more greens
  • work in my food journal this week
  • pull cards and write in my sketchbook
  • track my steps with my fitbit
  • finish package to Erin
  • clean up desk
  • stop eating Christmas cookies
  • spend time with friends
  • meet Caley’s puppy
  • catch up on social media
  • clean up family room
  • clean out fridge
  • clean out the back of my car
  • spend time in the garden
  • library visit
  • do something fun with Cooper 


Recipes to Try:

Crispy Cauliflower Kale & Penne Pasta

Curried Cauliflower Soup (it’s vegan!)

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

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Chopped Salad with Spiced Chickpeas

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad


Thai Chopped Salad with Tofu

Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal



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, 


  • pathom

    A bit random, but I just want to say I truly appreciate that you are so faithful to your posting schedule. There is always a Friday lists post, always a Monday intentions post. I know that’s not easy – in fact, it’s dang hard work! So thank you!

    • Roxanne

      I second the thank you for your posting schedule! Your posts have become a key part of my morning routine. You inspire me in so many ways!

      • sanders

        Ditto – I was commenting about your faithfulness to regular postings to a friend over the holidays. It is inspiring 🙂

  • San

    I agree with the other commenters… it’s awesome how you stick to your schedule. I always love your weekly lists (even if I don’t always comment).

  • Sina

    Yes! Thank you for your hard work and for constantly inspiring so many of us. I think quite a lot of readers set their intentions of the week alongside you, and with the food journal and currently workbook we have two more options to join in. Thank you for making your blog not only a place with wonderful things to read and look at, but a place to get active and be creative in our own lives. <3

  • Kate Shumaker

    “find library book”. I feel seen. ☺️

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