Amy Clark

Katie’s Notebook 08.23.18

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken-photos source

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I’m so excited to have Katie, from Good Life Eats, sharing a few of her favorite finds this week! You are in for a treat!

School starts next week, so it’s time to break out the easy weeknight meals since we’ll be dealing with homework (ugh!) and after school sports. This Crock Pot Mexican Chicken is always a time saver when I want to make tacos or enchiladas.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the world of wine, you should definitely give Cork Dork, by Bianca Bosker, a read. I just finished it and it has been so interesting!

Here is an interesting and quick interview with the author that I recently read – Here’s How to Pick A Good Bottle of Wine (Even If You Know Nothing About Wine)

I definitely think it is time for me to host another wine and cheese party. I’ve been meaning to ever since we moved into our new house nearly 2 years ago.

Never hosted a cheese tasting before? Check out these tips here: How to Plan a Cheese Tasting Party.

I really want to spend some time getting organized with lunch meal prep when the kids go back to school. This will be so nice to have ready made, yummy lunches for myself to eat at home while I’m working. I started a Pinterest Board to save some of my ideas.

We just got back from a week in Destin, and I totally wish I had had one of these Corkcicle 12 oz Triple-Insulated Stemless Glass to keep drinks cold. Next summer for sure!

Speaking of Destin, This Is Why Everyone Should Plan A Trip To Destin. I completely agree!

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb source

Have you ever made No Churn Ice Cream? It is super easy! Two of our favorites lately are these recipes for No Churn Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb and No Churn Brownie Chunk Ice Cream with Vanilla Bourbon Caramel

All of these Homesick Candles sound like they smell amazing! I’ve bookmarked these to keep in mind for gifting.

We are getting ready to put up Board and Batten in our master bedroom. I found this tutorial incredibly informative and helpful as Kevin and I prepare for our project.

I like the way these monkeys think! Spa day, anyone?

I have been really curious about these jade rollers. Reading about the benefits of jade rollers is interesting for sure. Has anyone tried them?

I definitely have a mental stack of “thank you” notes in need of sending, some from months ago. The science of why you should actually send those notes.

This piece on Weezer’s cover of Toto’s Africa was interesting to read after all 4 of our kids expressed the unanimous opinion that they really prefer the original. Every time we get in the car someone requests to listen to it.

Another interesting music read: math proves which Beatle actually wrote In My Life.

I love these Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Energy Balls for a guilt-free sweet treat!

This sounds like a dream.

I am the worst at taking things personally.

be more with less source

On that topic: 8 Things to Let Go of Right Now.

Would you schedule your free time if it helped you make the most of it?

I’ve mostly been wearing gloss all summer (this is my current fave), but I bookmarked this post on Best Drugstore Lipstick for Fall to keep in mind.

I have recently renewed my obsession with all things Stitch Fix thanks to their Style Pass. $49 gets you: Unlimited Fixes for the next 12 months, No styling fees, Your membership fee is applied toward any purchase. It has been great to refresh my wardrobe without the pressure of keeping something I don’t really like since I’m not charged a styling fee.

This post about habits (including their downside) was an interesting read. I’m looking forward to school starting and having some quiet alone time during the day to focus on things like this.

If you’re looking for a new podcast to add to your list, my friend Bekah recently launched The Distillery Podcast, an approachable podcast full of tips to help you live an intentional life that you’re proud of (check out the extra resources on her website).

I want to read a few of these Amazing Books That Will Actually Motivate You To Do Shit.

One of the kids recently pointed out that I seemed super grumpy. It’s a good thing I came across these good mood strategies and tricks.

The books I currently have on my Kindle are: The One, Almost Sisters, Gold Dust Woman, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, and The Bookshop of Yesterdays. What are you reading?

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 in this post- thank you! xoxo

Published August 23, 2018 by:

Amy Clark

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