Posts Tagged ‘Amy’s Notebook’

Amy’s Notebook 10.04.17

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

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Now this is a Halloween costume that a girl can get behind- hahaha! Also, how cool are these cult classic costumes?

Oh, I love my NPR and this looks like a fantastic way to support public radio.

If you love to give books as gifts, you will enjoy this post’s suggestions.

Well, this is fascinating. I wonder if our stores will ever offer that!

This is why we need to take our sleep routines very seriously.

This recipe looks like a weeknight winner to make in my pressure cooker.

Ten style tips for the month of October. I always love these!

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How cute are these chenille pumpkins? I love the stem idea for these!

After reading this book, I completely get this piece so very much (warning: language!). Does anyone else carry the weight of that around?

Oh, I really want to make this table runner. How beautiful is that?

Did you see that thredUP has jewelry now? Here’s some cash to shop for the first time.

“There is good news: You don’t have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it.” What a great piece on forming good habits.

What a great time-saving strategy for a labor intensive dish.

More podcasts to listen to on my growing list. What podcasts are you enjoying right now?

25 must-read books for fall. Did you check out my picks for this past month? So many good books, so little time.

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Pumpkin pie ice cream? You had me at pumpkin!

18 uncomfortable signs you are becoming a stronger and better person. YES!

I want to try this diy hair clarifying routine and see if it improves my color-treated hair.

I’ve been curling up with this book in the evenings. I couldn’t agree with her philosophy for living more.

13 books becoming movies in 2018- get reading!!

If you crochet, these pumpkin succulent holders couldn’t be cuter!

This adorable hoop wreath is on my crafting bucket list.

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Amy’s Notebook 09.27.17

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore looks like a weeknight winner!

Speaking of slow cooker dishes, my family would flip for this one.

10 hard things to start doing for yourself. Such a good list!

This was your top purchase this month- I couldn’t approve of it more!

Hmmmm….I’m not sure how I feel about this.

Madly in love with this Halloween costume idea!

The importance of being alone.

31 days of horror films for October that you can stream through Netflix. Yes!

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Are the papers from school bogging you down? Check out these helpful suggestions!

Here are a few easy fall DIY projects to add to your to-do list- bahaha!

I couldn’t stop watching these amazing and easy ways to decorate your pie crust.

Did you see my new capsule wardrobe? I always feel accomplished once I have my closet organized!

I love a beautiful napkin fold. This would be a fun one to get the kids to try for a fancy dinner!

5 things the “new you doesn’t need- really practical and smart advice.

A new way to celebrate a Treat Yourself Day.

What if we all spoke more honestly like this?

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This chocolate pumpkin bread looks heavenly!

What a cute Halloween treat!

I can’t rave enough about this book- read it STAT.

This is the first week in YEARS that I haven’t used a hair straightener. Madly in love with my new gadget!

Can’t keep real plants alive? I feel you! Check out this awesome guide to purchasing great fake plants for your home.

“Confidence is QUIET. Insecurity is LOUD.” Let’s all work on choosing the quiet!

Five bright ideas to try- I am totally going to do #3 this week!

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Amy’s Notebook 09.20.17

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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I love these tips for arranging flowers.

Loved his book and had no idea he was considering running for office.

Here’s a list of 15 perfect fall reads.

Want to take your Insta Stories to the next level? This article might help!

This marbled banana bread recipe looks like a great way to put ripe bananas to work.

Just snagged this audiobook for my political memoir category on our reading challenge sheet.

How to breathe new life into vintage pieces. Love the tip on how to unstick sticky drawers.

Switch up your weeknight chicken with this delicious recipe. You had me at pesto.

What dinnertime looks like across the USA.

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Now this looks like a fantastic way to stash bust some yarn while decorating your home.

The evolution of women in stock photography- fascinating!

I bought this clothes steamer and had no idea all the other things I can be doing with it in my home.

Perhaps, you should ponder this one in your church pew. Boom.

How much do we really believe in the possibility of human redemption?

We borrowed a tradition from a dear friend and now do roses and thorns each night around the dinner table. I love these ideas though for taking our conversations further.

Love these tips for refreshing your kitchen on any budget. I’m definitely dreaming about open shelves to replace our cabinets.

Trying this hair gadget out- fingers crossed it makes the happy list!

I love these tactics for avoiding the comparison trap.

Chai Butternut Squash Soup source

How clever to add your favorite tea to your soup. I might try that with my recipe.

Just in case Instagram and blogs are fooling you…

I had not thought about this before.

These are some fabulous tips for caring for your clothes.

If you want lipstick that stays on until you go to bed, buy yourself one in every color. It’s perfection. The word must be out because our store had nada on the shelves.

I needed to take a break from thrillers so this is the book I’m reading (and adoring) this week.

So many gorgeous details in this beautifully renovated home.

Instant Pot gluten-free spaghetti? I’m IN!

Following fashion’s fall trends? I am on board with almost all of these!

Love Anthro? Here’s how to get the look at home on a budget.

This is why we should explore crazy ideas.

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Amy’s Notebook 09.13.17

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

You've Been Boozed

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Now this is a neighbor tradition that I can get behind!

Um, mind blown. How the heck did I not know this?

Maybe we just need less balance. I am learning this…

These photos are breaking my heart.

Have you embraced premium mediocre in your life?

Looking to try out a new television series or movie? This list  or this list might help!

This piece arrived on my doorstep and I can’t believe how perfect it is. Did I mention, POCKETS?!?

Looking for another fun meal prep idea for lunches? This chicken shawarma looks like a winner.

23 grocery items from ALDI you are missing out on.

A little feminist humor that brings all the LOL’s.

Watching at least one of these is on my weekend agenda.

Totally on my wish list- hahaha!

Pumpkin Pasta

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This 5-ingredient pumpkin alfredo is just begging me to make it.

If you just need a good laugh today, I recommend enjoying this.

I love these styling options for above the bed.

Oh, this series looks like another Netflix worthy binge while I wait for the next season of, The Handmaid’s Tale!

I can’t recommend this book enough for highly sensitive souls. It has been such a good read for me.

Fun things to do with your girlfriends in the fall. I just had a mum shopping date and it was so fun to do that with someone else!

Speaking of plants, the millennials love them!

I want to try this golden milk recipe.

If you don’t know how to carve a chicken (raises hand!), you’ll love this picture tutorial.

I love a good skillet dish and this looks like a fun spin on a classic.

Pom Pom Basket

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How cute is this diy pom pom basket? You know I’d love a pom pom on everything!

Looking to get your kitchen organized for fall baking season? Check out these awesome kitchen organization strategies!

Speaking of decluttering, here are 25 things to get rid of this fall.

This has become our new family weekend tradition with board games. Here are three free meals if you want to give it a try at your house.

Loving these fresh ideas for decorating your table for fall.

I’m really starting to hate the time sucks so this is a great reminder.

Some simple strategies for dealing with difficult people in your life.

This pumpkin pan pie looks like a fun way to enjoy a holiday fave.

Let’s just agree to put a tassel on everything.

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! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

 

Amy’s Notebook 09.06.17

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Chickpea Shawarma Bowls source

These chickpea shawarma bowls look like a delicious and healthy lunch option.

This is so perfectly stated- I wish I could share this with everyone I love in our life right now.

Why we fell for clean eating- very interesting perspective!

Looking for your next great thriller? I read this one this week and it is fantastic!

A few tips for handling an out of control inbox. Um, yeah, I needed those!

Now this looks like a fabulous item to keep stocked in the freezer for nights we are craving takeout.

10 documentaries to dig into this weekend. These are some of my favorite couch date nights with my hubby!

Speaking of things to watch, I’m all about this one!

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This looks like an easy DIY bath tray for a little extra reading time!

“That in the end, success won’t be measured by academic performance or job placement. It will have more to do with accumulating small pleasures and filling your life with those…Your future should look like the best parts of your present.” Yup, I’m crying- I needed to read this today.

These sleeves are everything!

Have you heard of the one-touch method? I’d like to try this!

This is a devastating and honest read.

Switch up your denim game this season with these six fun options. I’m discovering the beauty in a good jumpsuit!

Wow, I would have never thought of this as a sheet pan meal- yum!

Ten style tips for the month of September.

Such beautiful life lessons from one of my favorites. It makes me long for a sabbatical.

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe source

This paleo vegan pumpkin spice latte looks like a healthy way to sip my fall favorite.

What a great bra guide for women.

Want to really enjoy the fall foliage this fall? Check out this guide!

Wow, this is some exciting news for wine-lovers. Oh, and this too- dang!

I love seeing other people’s capsule wardrobe journeys unfold.

‘‘I would say that Teen Vogue has as much right to be at the table, talking about politics, as every young woman does in America right now.’’ What an incredible profile piece and I love watching the fresh direction the magazine is taking.

This might be a fun Saturday tradition with our kids! #throwbacksaturday

I think I could handle this microwavable breakfast idea.

I’m thinking about this equation today.

Americans have given up on public schools and that’s a mistake.

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Amy’s Notebook 08.30.17

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

5 Grilled Cheese Ideas

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These grilled cheese combos look like a practical and delicious way to use up leftovers.

The life-changing magic of getting it together. Not sure if this is a midlife thing, but I feel all of this right now!

How we can help. How we should not help.

What a smart hack for a better lunch at the airport. I would have never thought of that!

This movie looks fascinating and important.

I’m cherishing all the moments with my children, especially the social media likes on my parenting. LOL!

I’m in love with this shift.

Don’t pack away those summer dresses just yet with these simple transitions.

Ohhh, this was very compelling.

A Better Way to  Slice  Bread

 

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Check out this idea for a better way to slice bread- it makes perfect sense.

Want to increase your creativity? This list of 10 books on increasing creativity look like a great place to start.

15 investment pieces you’ll never regret spending money on. I’m learning classic wardrobe investments always pay off!

Speaking of books, my heart is all wrapped up in this one this week. Be sure to check back on Fri-yay for my reviews on what I read this month.

This guy changed the narrative by going undercover and shares what he learned.

What blogging in 2017 really looks like. Also, if you are curious about the blogging shift (I’m just as curious and annoyed), this post does a great job of explaining it all.

The reason why most people will never be successful. This line really stood out to me, “The more successful you become, the less you can justify low quality.”

Are you guys mixing up a batch of this in your house too? This was our most visited recipe this month. Yum!

10 Favorite Salad Dressings

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I love making my own salad dressing so I’m bookmarking this list of ten dressing recipes for my salads.

I read this entire piece to my husband and it made for a great discussion. I’m working on being more unplugged so I appreciated the insights.

Speaking of unplugging, I found this piece had a lot of great advice on raising our kids with technology.

How about shaving a little time off an annoying morning routine?

These were your top purchase on the site this month. They are my FAVORITE comfy shoes- I hope you love them too!

I love renting homes and breaking in the kitchen. I’m going to keep this list of vacation meal ideas in mind.

I love this idea for a rotation system in your home.

20 ways to make your workday more simple- great advice!

I’m twinkle light obsessed and love this idea for how to hang them in your backyard. So smart!

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Amy’s Notebook 08.23.17

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Craft Closet Makeover

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Be wowed by this craft closet makeover!

What a fun spin on meatballs for a weeknight meal.

“Many of us have the belief that if something’s important to us, then we should worry about it. Or that worry makes me a good person. We don’t need to worry to make us good people.”- a compelling piece on our anxiety about world issues.

10 things introverts can do to lead a happier life- I love these tips!

How cute are these?

Here are some tips for the cozy minimalist!

This made me LOL- I’m looking like the pic on the right too!

Tips for making your drapes look custom without that high price tag!

How to be the successful friend without being a snob- these are great reminders to not make it awkward!

Dorm room decorating goals with this post. Impressive DIY bed too!

Life-changing queso recipe? Looks like a perfect weekend snack for this family!

I bought my first piece for the fall capsule!

Copycat Krispy Kreme doughnuts

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Check out this copycat Krispy Kreme doughnut recipe- they look soooo good!

Do you freelance? I want to print these out so I can feel accomplished at my job!

99% of people who join multilevel-marketing companies lose money. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either a brilliant business model or a predatory practice—or a little bit of both.”

How to build a snack board to dazzle your friends- love the Bloody Mary tip on this!

I’ve never heard of mojo sauce, but now I need it in my life stat.

Amen, Ina, AMEN.

I just started this book and I think it will give me a lot to think about. Have you read it?

I love, love, love these beautiful touches in this bathroom makeover.

4 ways white parents can support black parents in times of injustice.

productivity

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I love these strategies for a more productive workweek. This is something I am working on too!

This would be a fabulous brunch with girlfriends, wouldn’t it?

Here are some ways to nail your meal prep game.

Understand the difference between racism, discrimination, and bigotry.

Have you picked up bullet journaling? This was an interesting piece about it!

The book stack keeps growing with these fall suggestions.

Forget the doughnuts (hahaha!), check out this awesome list of Whole30 snack ideas.

Being on the wrong side of the evangelical machine is terrifying and punitive.” That one took a lot of bravery and I can’t wait to read her book!

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Amy’s Notebook 08.16.17

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Garlic Herb Chicken With Zucchini

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I’m always looking for new one pan dishes and this garlic herb chicken with zucchini looks like a weeknight winner!

8 ways to help after Charlottesville. Also, this piece was great on talking through it all with your kids.

I won’t lie, I could eat this every single day and be very happy.

Stumped on how to mix patterns in your home? I loved this guide to perfecting the pattern mix.

Oh, I needed this laugh today.

Three types of friends you might need to break up with. Great advice for a better #girlsquad!

Did you hear about this new app?

This is just genius- I love how people make the most of small spaces!

How to experience the total eclipse from your living room.

Small Space Movie Night

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Who needs a theater room? I love this idea for making the most of small spaces!

I had no idea that Amazon sold wine- here are 5 of the best affordable bottles!

I love, love, love colorful homes.

This is haunting, isn’t it?

I’ve been enjoying this book a lot.

I can absolutely see how this happens. In fact, I think it happens more than we realize.

“Start with what you have, not with what you want.”- I want to live like this always.

I think you should read this.

I thought this had some great advice if you are packing gluten-free lunches for your kiddos.

Cheesy Broccoli Cheddar Chicken & Rice Bowls

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Put cheese on just about any veggie and I’m in. I love this spin on a good old-fashioned casserole.

Perfectionism, procrastination, paralysis- yes. This was a good read if you are in that awful cycle too.

This is your best defense against bad vibes.

I love these tips on adding removable wallpaper to a room.

Ohhhh, can’t wait to see this movie! And this one. And this one. And this one.

Putting together my capsule so I gathered a few of my favorite capsule pieces this year over here.

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Amy’s Notebook 08.09.17

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Grilled Caprese Zucchini source

This grilled caprese zucchini looks like a great way to put summer produce to work.

What happens when you say, “call me,” in response to emails you receive.

I think you should read this.

Now this is a ruffle sleeve I can get behind.

Love the addition of Greek yogurt to yield a juicier turkey burger- must try!

This bad habit is the reason why you can’t focus. I loved this passage, “Much like slow food, slow living is the world’s response to fast living, and its gospel encourages finding enjoyment outside of online life, urging participants to take the time to truly consider their relationships with others and the world around them. As the movement grows, FOMO is inspiring an opposite reaction of its own: FOBO – fear of burning out.”

Turn a bottle of rosé into four weeknight meals.

I love peeking at what other people are reading this summer. I added a few of these books to my library wish list!

Why not just give people money? I’m a big fan of no-strings attached giving.

Tiny House Kitchen

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This tiny house kitchen is dreamy. I refuse to give up on my tiny house dreams!

Are you an HSP too? I could identify almost 100% with these.

20 dinner ideas you can prep & make-ahead on Sunday.

Love this idea for this app- LOL!

Excited to finally dig into this read- it looks like a fantastic escape.

My husband has strong feelings about this font.

How to quickly become happier with these ten tips.

Want to add a little style to your bookshelves? I found this post really inspiring.

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

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Do you remember making paper chains in school? This is the coolest paper chain display I’ve ever seen.

Want to raise kind kids? Check out this idea!

How to throw away the memories our kids leave behind- love the bin idea for time to process.

Really geeking out about this movie news.

I loved hearing your tips on this topic. Sometimes just hearing, “me too,” brings relief, doesn’t it?

I’m agreeing with with a lot of these selections on the best books of 2017 (so far!).

I am always on the hunt for the perfect white tee- what a great guide!

I still have a few of these tucked away from my note exchanges with my hubby. Just might need to pick that habit back up!

Let black kids just be kids- a compelling piece I shared with my family this week.

I really need to pick up a tea habit. I did not know the benefits of this tea.

We are starting to get quite the hat collection over here so I loved this diy hat rack for small spaces.

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! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

Amy’s Notebook 08.02.17

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

DIY Wood Faux Paneling

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I’m so inspired by this inexpensive diy wood faux paneling project to brighten up a room.

We are trying a meal delivery service this month so this piece was really interesting. Have you done one before? Would love to hear your thoughts!

The one thing Airbnb hosts wish you wouldn’t do.

What to say to a grieving friend- I needed these tips.

We have more time than we think. Loved this quote, “Rather than saying you don’t have time, use the phrase, “It’s not a priority.” Not only will you feel less guilty for saying no, but it will remind you what your priorities are.

Ten clever camping tips- bookmarking if I ever go camping (unlikely).

15 easy ways to update your home- we have a lot of little projects like this still left to do.

Are you an abundance thinker or a scarcity thinker? Good food for thought!

Elevate Your BBQ

 

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I love these elegant ways to elevate your next summer gathering.

Here are some great tips on choosing the right protein powders for your morning smoothie. I had no idea that Target sold this protein powder now. Has anyone tried it?

Oh, I’m afraid we are THOSE neighbors! Love these backyard distractions so people won’t hate us.

I’m so sad to have missed this while we are in CA. Check out the Color Factory! Whoa.

I love this idea of running a cruelty-free blog. Particularly this passage, “Here is a good method: If you have a criticism of us you feel compelled to write then pretend that an 8 year old, someone who is just learning how people should behave in the world, will read your comment out loud in front of you. If that makes you uncomfortable then perhaps rephrase it. I think this is probably a great way to go about life, actually.”

Be Happy

Working on the good-hearted ways to respond to people in my life.

I just snagged this thriller from the library and I’m excited to dig in! Did you see the nine books I read in July? I think you’d love them!

I’m inspired by this zero-dollar savings hack. I need to do this!

I loved following this creative project. She always amazes me with the depth to her creativity.

Ugh, I have no idea how to get the right balance on this with my job. Do you like “real” feeds or “inspirational” feeds? I struggle with being authentic AND real.

A thoughtful approach towards shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

I finally got this on vinyl and it makes me unbelievably happy.

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