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M Challenge Giving Syllabus Notebook 11.25.15

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

M CHALLENGE FOCUS ON GIVING Syllabus

As a wrap-up of each month’s M Challenge theme, we will be using the last Notebook of the month as a sort of “Cliffs Notes” edition of the challenge – a place where you can find a list of all the articles we’ve published for the challenge, as well as more inspiration and links from the web around the challenge theme. Our hope is that this will be something that you can refer to in the future as well as catch up on in case you’ve missed anything!

November M Challenge: Focus on Giving

Other Links: Ideas for Giving

Picasso Printable via Lia Griffith

Source: Lia Griffith

 

Free printable: The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away ~Pablo Picasso

Blessing Bags: give a blessing bag to someone in need. Keep a stash in your car.

A Friendsgiving master plan for stress-free hosting.

Simplify Christmas gift giving.

A “gifts that give back” 2015 holiday gift guide

How to be generous even if you’re broke.

75 military care package ideas.

20 volunteer date ideas.

24 ways to volunteer with kids.

I hope you enjoyed our M Challenge syllabus notebook, a collection of the Mom Advice articles and gathered links all around the month’s challenge focus. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

 

Amy’s Notebook 11.25.15

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes via Design Mom

Source: Design Mom

 

A Thanksgiving – or any time – side dish: Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potatoes with Herbed Goat Cheese

I’m inspired to go leaf hunting in the backyard now!

Beautiful Thanksgiving placemats- I’m in love!

3 ways to make mornings rock.

11 comfort foods to eat while crying to the Adele album.

How to want very little.

Girls apron pattern via 5 Minutes for Mom

Source: Design Mom

 

How cute is this free pattern for a little girl’s apron? Perfect for the holidays!

I have a crush on this simple modern wreath.

Be wowed by this beautiful closet.

Beautiful scrappy trees.

#thisis40

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

 

Amy’s Notebook 11.18.15

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Mug pumpkin pie via Shutterbean

Source: Shutterbean

 

Pumpkin pie in a mug- genius.

What an elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Up your productivity with these 10 apps.

How to host “Friendsgiving”- one of my favorite things to do with good friends!

Day to night in 5 minutes flat. Inspired!

A framework for gratitude- such a beautiful way to honor your family.

The best foods to donate to food banks during the holidays.

Oh, how I love Charlie Brown.

Simple Living via No Sidebar

Source: No Sidebar

 

Be inspired with these 11 simple living resources.

This is my kind of Guns ‘n Roses.

Perfectly plaited.

Or try a two-minute twist.

I printed this for my home and it is perfect.

4 uses for drapes other than windows.

Fall packing mini capsule wardrobe- inspired!

Do you love a highly creative person? Check out these 20 things to help you better connect with them.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

 

Amy’s Notebook 11.11.15

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Leftover labels via Oh Happy Day

Source: Oh Happy Day

 

Printable leftover labels- how great are these?

See the strategies and habits highly successful people use to make the most of their time.

Easiest pillow covers ever.

The key to simplifying your digital life.

A KonMari overhaul- impressive!

White chicken chili looks like a great one to add to the menu planner.

Simple wool candle holders- beautiful!

Outdoor space via The Nester

Source: The Nesting Place

 

Swooning over this outdoor space.

DIY toilet paper roll Christmas calendar – genius!

3 ways to spice up fall basics.

Listen to this piece on John Irving (or read the transcript)- I am in amazement!

10 simple strategies for saving money on food.

Awkward tweets alert- genuine LOL’s in this one!

Where the children sleep- this breaks my heart.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

 

Amy’s Notebook 11.04.15

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Thanksgiving dessert toppers via Oh Happy Day

Source: Oh Happy Day

 

Adorable Thanksgiving dessert toppers.

The plot twist: e-book sales slip.

Nancie McDermott soups and stews meal plan.

Making your web content game way strong.

I practice simple living but I still love my stuff.

Rotini with butternut-sage sauce. Yum!!

Horseshoe braid- beautiful & looks easy!

8 memoirs to read.

Brown-bag lunch strategies for grown-ups.

Why successful people are adopting capsule wardrobes.

DIY painted cat nails- adorable!

Books to Inspire via Shutterbean

Source: Shutterbean

 

Books to inspire you.

24 productive things successful people do with the first hour of their day.

27 moms who are trolls at heart- made me laugh!

On a plate.

How to get over comparing yourself to other creatives.

An average Saturday morning: with kids vs. without kids.

Could you live on half your income? These people do.

Game-changer.

Netflix is reviving ‘Gilmore Girls.’

4 artists you need to know.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

 

Amy’s Notebook 10.28.15: Transforming Your Space M Challenge Syllabus

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Transforming Your Space M Challenge

As a wrap-up of each month’s M Challenge theme, we will be using the last Notebook of the month as a sort of “Cliffs Notes” edition of the challenge – a place where you can find a list of all the articles we’ve published for the challenge, as well as more inspiration and links from the web around the challenge theme. Our hope is that this will be something that you can refer to in the future as well as catch up on in case you’ve missed anything!

October M Challenge: Focus on Transforming Your Space

Other Links: Easy Ideas to Transform Your Space

Wood Tile Look via Little Green Notebook

Source: Little Green Notebook

 

8 tips for nailing wood tile.

27 easy remodeling ideas that will completely transform your home (on a budget!).

Makeover a bathroom on a budget.

Update a brick fireplace in a day.

How to paint a faucet.

DIY vanity makeover using concrete overlay.

How to decorate any room starting now.

Staircase Makeover via In My Own Style

Source: In My Own Style

 

Update a carpeted staircase to stained steps and white painted risers for only $50.

40 temporary ways to transform your rental.

How to transform a closet into a mudroom nook.

How to frame a bathroom mirror.

Update your tile countertops with paint.

Turn a closet into a home office.

Upgrade your windows with DIY trim (the best tutorials).

 

I hope you enjoyed our M Challenge syllabus notebook, a collection of the Mom Advice articles and gathered links all around the month’s challenge focus. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

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Amy’s Notebook 10.21.15

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Painted Pumpkins via A Subtle Revelry

Source: A Subtle Revelry

 

Fun abstract painted pumpkins.

I want to dig into some stir-fry meals this week!

Apple pie breakfast cookies- #winning!

Can you decorate as beautifully as a high schooler? Stunning.

Soup for a friend.

Pom-Pom Solar System? Be still my beating heart.

7 inspiring TED Talks that’ll help you get through difficult times.

How to get away with no make-up. An incredibly moving piece.

Boozy-Pumpkin-Milkshake-Broma Bakery

Source: Broma Bakery

 

A ridiculously easy boozy pumpkin milkshake.

Adorable DIY mini granite pots.

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match.

Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Home Tour- I die. Perfection!

Easy homemade caramel corn.

Murder on the Orient Express Book Club inspiration. I still need to dig into Agatha Christie and this looks fun!

Slow cooker soup recipes – yep, it’s time for all things warm & wonderful.

For my fellow Dirty Dancing fans. Who knew?

5 books that can turn you into a different person.

This is disturbing.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 10.14.15

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Spiral Pumpkin Twists via A Cozy Kitchen

Source: A Cozy Kitchen

 

Spiral pumpkin twists with maple cream- so beautiful!

Check out this Halloween trick-or-treat app that you can use to navigate your neighborhood this year.

A list of the Kirkus Prize finalists. Have you read any of these?

Maple molasses donuts – yes, please!

They will not remember. (I needed that)

13 mysterious & scary October reads.

A well-researched guide to consignment shopping.

You make me brave.

Trade shopping for self-care: a lovely reminder!

1940s Bungalow via Design Sponge

Source: Design Sponge

 

A wonderful 1940s bungalow centered around art.

14 surprising things about parenting in Sweden.

An easy hack for getting longer strands of spaghetti squash.

Looking forward to the next season of Serial.

Scary Netflix movies for weekend binge-watching.

Make rotisserie-style chicken at home with a Bundt pan – who knew?

Harry Potter’s new illustrator Jim Kay explains how he came up with his versions of the world famous magical characters.

Need a new audiobook recommendation? Try one of these 10 engaging titles, read by their authors.

The reality of owning a cat.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

 

Amy’s Notebook 10.07.15

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

customizing closet doors via A Beautiful Mess

Source: A Beautiful Mess

 

Customize your closet doors with trim-so pretty!

Web-weaving envy.

The case for small talk.

5 places to find capsule wardrobe inspiration.

How to pull off a bright lip.

This cotton candy halloween costume is wildly inventive.

How cute are these bat lights?

A Craigslist pro shares his buying and selling secrets.

Great review on Old Navy wardrobe staples.

8 books recommended by readers with great taste.

Barbacoa Beef via The Kitchn

Source: The Kitchn

 

A recipe to feed a crowd- Slow-Cooker Barbacoa Beef.

Why you should stop apologizing- noted.

I’m tassel obsessed.

How to wear ankle boots with skinny jeans & skirts.

A little cat logic for a good old-fashioned LOL.

A conversation with Nancy Meyers.

Have you seen this six-year-old girl give her mom a wake up call on caring for one another after divorce? Amazing!

Growing older with Madonna.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

 

Amy’s Notebook 10.01.15: Better Mornings M Challenge Syllabus

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

M Challenge Focus on Better Mornings Guide

As a wrap-up of each month’s M Challenge theme, we will be using the last Notebook of the month as a sort of “Cliffs Notes” edition of the challenge – a place where you can find a list of all the articles we’ve published for the challenge, as well as more inspiration and links from the web around the challenge theme. Our hope is that this will be something that you can refer to in the future as well as catch up on in case you’ve missed anything!

September M Challenge: Focus on Better Mornings

Other Links: Better Morning Tips, Recipes & Ideas

Teach Yourself to Be a Morning Person via Man Repeller

Source: Man Repeller

 

How to teach yourself to be a morning person.

25 good morning habits for a great day.

10 things to do every day before 10 am- you don’t have to be a morning person to benefit from morning rituals.

21 creative ways to become a morning exerciser.

5 steps to a productive morning.

Tips to make waking up easier (especially when you’re not a morning person).

7 things to do tonight for a better tomorrow.

21 life-changing morning hacks.

De-stress school day mornings via Simplify 101

Source: Simplify 101

 

De-stress your morning with a new evening routine.

How to create a morning routine – a step by step guide with free printables.

30 great packed lunch ideas for kids.

Free printable: “Wake Up & Be Happy”

10 steps to better school mornings.

Overnight cinnamon baked French toast casserole. Make your kids (and you!) happy.

Tips and ideas for making cold lunches easy and cool.

5 five-minute healthy breakfasts.

I hope you enjoyed our M Challenge syllabus notebook, a collection of the Mom Advice articles and gathered links all around the month’s challenge focus. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!