Simple things Sunday: Living with intention

I hope you are sipping your coffee a little slower this morning, wearing cozy sweat pants, snuggling with you pet and planning to enjoy a beautiful fall day.

Yesterday Mike and I both had the day off. I feel like that rarely happens! We kept it low key, had a simple breakfast together, wandered around Old Fisherman’s Wharf (now that it’s no longer tourist season, yay!) and did a little browsing at Sur La Table.

I know it’s only October, and I don’t want to go all Costco and hang my Christmas decorations in August. I can’t help but start thinking about gifts already. These are perfect for the Type A chef!

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I love shopping there because they give me free samples of coffee. Dang it, even the stores know the way to my heart.

I had a shot of bold espresso from this Nespresso machine and fell in love. Their coffee pods have barcodes so the coffee machine can distinguish which pod you’re using and how it should brew.

A regular cup ‘o Joe or espresso, this babe does it all. Genius.

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After roaming the streets of Carmel, we came home and chilled out for a bit, then went on a dinner date. I ordered the spaghetti bolognaise and he had the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes and swiss chard. Then we traded plates half way through dinner which was his super awesome idea!

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Oh and, anyone want to come to a hummus tasting party at my place!? I have wine.

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Last night I pulled out my planner and started thinking about my goals for next week. Last week’s goals didn’t go so well, Mike was sick, I didn’t feel too great, some of my workouts didn’t happen, I was consumed with work, just some things life throws at ya.

Well I think it’s pretty darn cool we get a brand new week – a fresh start! So my goal for this week is to live with intention.


Sometimes I find myself just going through the motions, doing things out of habit or just surviving. Who wants to live like that? So this week I am going to focus on doing what I love with passion and intention.

Other goals:

  • Run 2 days
  • Pool run 2 days
  • Try 2 new crockpot recipes
  • Take something other than turkey wraps and salads for work lunches. Gah, I am such a creature of habit.
  • 10,000 steps each day. Can you tell I love my fitbit? Ha!

How will you live with intention?

Any lunch ideas?

When do you start Christmas shopping?

Usually Black Friday, but I really suck at finding the perfect gifts, so I should probably start now. Ha!


12 Comments on “Simple things Sunday: Living with intention

  1. That Beet Hummus and Chickpea Hummus is amaze balls!!!!!!! I don’t have a pet to snuggle!!! 🙁 can I come borrow BAM?????

  2. I love this post…now that I am done the 1/2, I need to start back with intention on strength training and really building proper glutes! I usually try to have my Christmas shopping done by November…having said that…I haven’t even started. Usually I scope things out on line…make a list…and then get ‘er done!

  3. great post Jac.

    The type A person in me loves writing down my weekly goals and being able to cross them off as I accomplish them. Makes me feel like I’m not just going through the motions. I think I might start doing a post at the beginning of the week about my goals.

    Also, I have measuring spoons like those and absolutely love them

  4. I dig that planner. And the hummus! Delicious! My planner should arrive soon and I can’t wait to get started planning things out in it. I’m trying to do the same as you: live with intention. I feel like so much of my day is doing the same old thing and just doing enough to get by. I don’t want that anymore. Thanks for this post!

  5. I always try to do something nice for someone else so I’m making the world a little better of a place than it was before.

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