Posts Tagged ‘Recipes’

Amy’s Notebook 01.06.16

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Read more this year via Modern Mrs. Darcy

Source: Modern Mrs. Darcy

 

Seven simple ways to read more this year.

Oh, this cowl is gorgeous!

The joy of experiences over things. YES.

The joy of choosing one word for the year. Do you have one?

The best pieces of culture we watched, read and listened to in 2015. Be sure to read the comments for more ideas!

Don’t forget to give thanks.

A big bow DIY with no sewing required!

2016 Goals via Elise Blaha

Source: Elise Blaha

 

Inspiring goals for a new year.

How to read an entire book in a single day.

Have a plain brown paper package? Here’s a few ideas how to dress it up!

Why not try a 30-day shop your closet challenge to try out a capsule wardrobe? So smart!

13 best Google Chrome life hacks.

Snowfall crochet mittens – what a cozy design!

Top 10 mistakes we make when grocery shopping – and how to fix them.

10 ways your freezer can make everyday cooking easier.

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!

Christmas At Mom Advice: Traditions, Decor & Food

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Christmas at Mom Advice-Traditions Decor and Food

With the Christmas season in full swing I thought it would be fun to bring you an all-in-one resource of our best holiday ideas to help with your celebrations! I gathered any family traditions posts I could find, including ideas to make the holidays meaningful for your family, tips for baking with your kids, how to keep your marriage at the top of your list, entertaining ideas, and more.

Then I pulled our Christmas decor projects together along with our little holiday home tour. If you like simple DIY decor, these are for you! Lastly, you can find all our recipes that would be perfect at the holidays for giving as gifts, using for entertaining, or just enjoying with your family.

These are all things I use again and again to help make the holidays special and meaningful, but not crazy, and I hope you will be able to pull something from this list, too!

Holiday Traditions

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Favorite Holiday Traditions (+Peppermint Cocoa recipe!)

Top 10 Christmas Ideas for the Family

10 Ways to Make the Holidays Meaningful for Your Kids

Tips for Baking with Kids

Family Traditions to Celebrate the Holidays in Meaningful Ways

Tips to Put Marriage at the Top of Your Holiday List

Holiday Entertaining Made Easy & Budget-Friendly

Christmas Decor

Christmas home tour at Mom Advice

A Little Home Tour

DIY Holiday Yarn Trees

DIY Holiday Mantel Ideas

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Wall Card Display

How to make a Yarn Pom Pom Wreath

How to Make a Pom Pom Wreath

DIY Yarn Pom Pom & Ornament Garland

Easy Burlap Wreath Tutorial

Food for Giving & Enjoying

Christmas Tree cinnamon Rolls

Easy Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls

Galette Des Rois Kings Cake

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Morning Buns

Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Peppermint Frosting

No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecakes in a Jar

DIY Peppermint Mocha

Homemade Peppermint Mocha

Homemade Gingerbread Latte

Light Cranberry Bar Recipe for the Holidays

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Gluten-Free Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Gingerbread Biscotti

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

Sugar & Spice Nut Mix

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

2-Ingredient Cranberry Pancake Syrup

Baked Donut Recipes

Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas for your holiday season! I wish you the merriest Christmas of all!!

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Amy’s Notebook 12.16.15

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Breakfast Casseroles via The Kitchn

Source: The Kitchn

20 crowd-pleasing breakfast casseroles – perfect for Christmas morning!

What a great guide for families that ski & snowboard!

Here’s a tool for building a personalized (capsule) wardrobe.

How cool is this thumbprint technology for music lovers?

A smart gift guide for men.

Teach your Minecraft lovers how to code- so cool!

Chicken Nacho Pizza? HEAVEN!

Low-maintenance art projects with kids- bookmarking for our holiday break.

Reading Nook via The Makerista

Source: The Makerista

Reading nook inspiration!

Up your meatball sub game.

Queen Elizabeth II sent a personal response to the man who has faithfully sent her Christmas cards for over fifty years- this touched my heart!

Harry Potter fans- don’t miss this interview with the illustrator of the new illustrated series.

The best & worst price-matching policies for holiday shoppers.

24 videos that inspired us to do something good in 2015

15 tips for surviving a long flight.

One compelling reason to simplify your wardrobe.

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 12.08.15

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Easy Twisted Updo

source: A Beautiful Mess

An easy twisted updo that I am hoping to try over the holidays.

Now that’s a use for temporary tattoos that I never would have thought of!

Busy morning breakfast cookies- let’s see…that’s almost every morning then.

A truly inspiring home holiday tour- so much eye candy!

Slow cooker peppermint vanilla lattes look like a fun holiday brunch treat!

10 things our kids don’t need this Christmas- I couldn’t agree more!

I am excited to follow this kid’s cooking series and plan to work through this first lesson over the holidays!

46 ways to give experiences instead of stuff- REALLY great ideas!

9 bestsellers that are actually worth the hype- have you read them?

Simple Eucalyptus Wreath

source: Centsational Girl

I love a great simple wreath for any season.

What it is like to raise a transracial family- lots of things I had not thought about until I saw this video.

How to decorate for the holidays without punching someone in the face. Perfection.

An LOL for my fellow Fixer Upper addicts.

A fun book lover’s gift guide- I want all the things.

10 holiday movies you are demanded to watch- I don’t think I have ever seen the first one on this list. Have you?

Addicted to distraction? Guilty!

Even if you don’t feel like you are doing everything right, remember that you are a mom that shows up!

I am curious about this tool for capsule wardrobe building- have you heard of it?

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 11.25.15

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 10.21.15

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!