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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!

Amy’s Notebook 09.23.15

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Homemade Soda via Oh Joys

Source: Oh Joy

 

Homemade sodas? Yum!

7 daily habits for a clutter-free home.

A great avocado tip!

How to make your lipstick long wearing.

Middle kids make great leaders.

Autumn activities- many of these are on my list!

Prettied up recipe box.

Podcasts to pass the time.

Smart words on savoring these moments.

Books into Movies via PopSugar

Source: PopSugar

 

Fall reading list: 50 books being adapted into movies.

10 gluten-free meals to pack in your lunchbox- bring on the ideas!

A thought-provoking piece on marriage.

Nothing nourishes intimacy and love like an investment of hours.

Maker Faire is coming to a Barnes & Noble near you!

How schools are handling an over-parenting crisis.

The #missadventures ad series is too fabulous for words (watch them all!)

Tips for encouraging a young reader.

Maybe you don’t need that phone upgrade after all.

Television bucket list.

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 09.16.15

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

BLT via Joy the Baker

Source: Joy The Baker

 

BLT craving starts now.

31 crockpot freezer meals for busy weeknights.

7 eye-opening lessons learned from buying nothing new for 200 days.

Traditional Seafood Paella recipe- someone please make me this!

9 fall fashion trends – will you wear them?

The rules of Instagram- made me giggle!

How to reheat chicken and keep the skin crispy.

Decorative objects for styling for under $50.

I can’t stop laughing at these texts!

Ways to wear a cargo jacket.

Service Projects for Kids via Coffee Cups and Crayons

Source: Coffee Cups & Crayons

 

11 service projects kids can do – perfect for families to do together!

5 vegetarian grain bowls for a week of winning fall dinners.

Okay. I’m getting a Costco membership now.

Upgrade your PB&J.

I love a colorful wardrobe!

Now this is a family business I can get behind.

Yes please! Moscow Mule Jello Shots.

I love time travel.

A good reminder when upgrading your phone.

A super dark Friends theory- what do you think about that?

Great advice for talking to your daughter about puberty!

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!

 

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Amy’s Notebook 09.09.15

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Breakfast Tart via Spoon Fork Bacon

Source: Spoon Fork Bacon

 

What a beautiful breakfast tart!

Life. Made.

Buttery smooth foundation tips.

The summer of yes- I am so inspired!

Oh, this takes salads to a whole new level.

Influence. You already have it.

Style resources for transitioning from summer to fall.

Thinking outside the square- finally!

Finger Knitting Wall Art via Camille Styles

Source: Camille Styles

 

This knitting without needles project is incredible!

Cheesy chicken enchilada dip anyone?

Why Facebook makes your images look like crap, and how to fix it.

Slow cooker chicken stock- hello, homemade pho!

Will you read it?

Portobello tacos with creamy vegan jalapeño sauce – yes, please!

Lice tips- may we never need these. Amen.

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 09.03.15: M Challenge Meal Planning Syllabus

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

M Challenge Focus on Meal Planning Guide a notebook full of tips, tricks & recipe links

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!

August M Challenge: Focus on Meal Planning

Other Links for Meal Planning Tips, Recipes & Ideas

How & Why to Meal Prep via Thirty Handmade Days

Source: Thirty Handmade Days

 

Meal Planning Tips & Ideas:

Why, what and how-to’s for meal prep with 100 tips, tricks, recipes.

How to menu “plan” when you don’t really like to meal plan.

Colorful free weekly menu plan with shop list and daily serving checklist.

An easy monthly meal planning idea.

Menu planning tricks for times when you get stuck.

Set yourself up for success with this beginner’s guide to meal planning.

DIY recipe organization & meal planning binder.

Free money saving weekly meal plans with recipes & grocery lists.

6 meal planning methods.

Cheap & Healthy Recipes via Growing Slower

Source: Growing Slower

 

Recipes for Meal Planning:

Eat healthy and save money with these 35 recipes to inspire your meal planning.

10 Sunday food prep ideas for busy weeks.

15 grab ‘n go breakfast ideas that are freezer friendly.

60 meatless meal ideas.

10 make ahead lunches meal plan with tips for packing lunches.

100 low budget meals anyone will love.

A list of foods that freeze well.

How to prep a week’s worth of meals to stay on track with your plan & your budget.

30 freezer meal ideas for busy moms.

13 main dish recipes with 3 ingredients.

 

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!

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Amy’s Notebook 08.26.15

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Lunch Box Labels via Lia Griffith

Source: Lia Griffith

 

Adorable lunch labels.

A complete checklist for KonMari method.

So much home inspiration here!

10 little upgrades for your whipped cream.

How to talk to little girls.

I can’t wait to see this book turned into a film!

15 inspiring career books.

How beautiful is this? It sure made my bookworm heart happy!

8 misguided ideas to give up to be happier at home.

DIY Yard Yahtzee via Whipper Berry

Source: Whipperberry

 

Yard Yahtzee? I love it!

How to craft a wildly successful newsletter.

A showstopping backsplash.

World’s most adorable playhouse!!

Imagine how many we could feed.

Unicorn Pinata- yes!

There is always room for you.

Career advice from the $9 billion woman.

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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 08.19.15

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

DIY Macrame Chair via Mollie Makes

Source: Mollie Makes

 

DIY macrame garden chair- I’m dying to try this.

What will happen if I don’t take my phone out right now – can’t stop laughing!

Lemon tart perfection.

8 decluttering lessons learned from the Marie Kondo book.

How to properly lace your dress shoes- noted!

Adorable hairstyle tutorial that I’d want to wear anywhere.

This moved me deeply.

Grilled hot dogs with avocado relish via Dine & Dish

Source: Dine & Dish

 

How good do these hot dogs look?

Reading this and loving the transformative power of just one.

Yarn-wrapped sconce cords- an adorable detail and stash-buster.

Does your neighborhood have a tool-lending library? What a great idea!

All the feels.

Make an easy hook rack to go with your decor.

Can’t stop laughing at this, too.

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Amy’s Notebook 08.12.15

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Avocado-Lemon Zest Pasta via Design Sponge

Source: Design Sponge

 

Avocado Lemon Zest Spaghetti- my two faves in one dish!

The day technology left the building.

25 key lessons when you’re ready for a simpler life.

My jaw dropped- this diy faux marble tabletop is incredible!

100 swoon-worthy romances.

How to email someone you’ve never met (so they’ll actually reply).

Entertaining and educational YouTube channels for kids.

How to manage Instagram in 20 minutes a day.

What’s your spending personality?

Design Mistakes via Style by Emily Henderson

Source: Style By Emily Henderson

 

I need to take a peek at our curtains.

Adding a spiralizer to my wish list. Do you have one?

10 memoirs for armchair travel.

Fight for rest.

I struggle with sleepovers.

So powerful (and brave).

How to write a condolence note.

Nobody ever admits to loving money. Everybody just wants more of it.

#doitfortheprocess

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Amy’s Notebook 08.05.15

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

DIY Yarn Ice Cream Garland via The Happy Family

Source: The Happy Flammily

 

DIY yarn ice cream cone garland- perfect for summer.

14 smart apps to improve your work/life balance.

5 minute coasters- my kind of craft!

A list of positive podcasts- DARLING.

Summer edition of 10 pieces, 15 outfits- capsule packing inspiration.

How to make a puppet theatre from a shoebox – in 5 minutes!

Pantry envy.

DIY retro summer brunch – too cute!

Road Trip Snack Boxes via I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Source: I Should Be Mopping The Floor

 

An easy and yummy solution to keep kids fueled on road trips!

I want to try my hand at flower arranging.

I need to get back to podcast listening- what are you enjoying right now?

Dotted garland- so cute!

What an incredible entry upgrade.

Excited to read this one!

The example we set.

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