Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Amy's Notebook 06.10.09

I love this decoupaged window idea for some crafting inspiration (@ ohdeedoh)

This pocket pillowcase would be a great thing for keeping track of our beloved bunny (@ elsie marley)

I need to replace my French Press so I can make the perfect iced coffee (@ Small Notebook)

I like this idea for making a lunch puzzle (@ This Little Project)

I adore these flowered sandals and I know my daughter would love them too (@ Happy Together)

I will have to download these spaceship stickers for my little guy (@ GoodyBlog)

This is a great tutorial for making pie crust (@ Home Ec 101)

I love these sweet little flower pots with the house numbers on them (@ Evangeline's Vine)

This little spray painting craft would be a fun way to keep my kids entertained this summer (@ No Time for Flash Cards)

This graduation cap clock is a genius way to to showcase that graduation cap (@ Craftzine)

These tips for how to yard sale are so great (@ Nesting Place)

I am really inspired by this blouse refashion project (@ My Mama Made)

I love this resourceful post for making your own wool soakers (@ The Artful Parent)

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Amy's Notebook 06.03.09

I am going to have to try making these sweet little felt flower hair clips (@ koala brain)

I have been inspired to make some homemade Pop-Tarts today (@ The Idea Room)

I like this list of things to pack when traveling with kids (@ Make & Takes)

These strawberry butter looks like a delicious summer treat (@ The Kitchn)

I have a feeling I could polish off a couple of these stuffed grilled portobello mushrooms (@ Annie's Eats)

This is a great idea for putting cleaning agendas in each room (@ Parent Hacks)

This green space travel case made me giggle and inspired (@ design sponge)

I love this refashioned picnic basket for the summer season (@ Oilcloth Addict)

These breaded & baked chicken drumsticks look like they would make delicious picnic food (@ Simply Recipes)

I want to add some of these ideas to our summer list (@ two straight lines)

I love this idea for stocking a family store (@ Like Merchant Ships)

I love these DIY craft organizers (@ Ashley Ann Photography)

These twine covered Mason jars are beautiful (@ Vickie Howell)

This kitchen stool makeover is adorable (@ A Soft Place to Land)

I am dying to try this chocolate ice cream cake (@ Omnomicon)

I like these ten tips for being a more light-hearted parent (@ The Happiness Project)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Amy's Notebook 05.27.09

This is a wonderful list of 20 scrapbooking tips (@ {A})

These lemon butter cookies look delicious (@ Sweet Life in the Valley)

I like this tutorial on how to shape pretzels (@ The Kitchn)

My children & I are going to have to make some of these sweet little garden markers (@ Crafty Crow)

This buttermilk white bread looks like it would be wonderful for toast in the mornings (@ Wise Craft)

I would never think to decoupage a lamp (@ design sponge)

These are amazingly cute teacher gifts to give and I love this idea for linoleum printing (@ the long thread)

I love this bento box birthday bash (@ Secret Agent Josephine)

Here is a great round-up of grilling tips for the grilling season (@ Chow)

I want to try these strawberry sour cream scones with brown sugar crumble (@ The Kitchn)

Another scone recipe I would like to try- snickerdoodle scones (@ Baking Bites)

This is a great list of family traditions you could start (@ Simple Mom)

We will have to try this recipe for homemade Gatorade this summer (@ The Homespun Heart)

I love this post on keeping accessories in the home simple (@ The Inspired Room)

I like these easy tips for painting your kitchen cabinets (@ Nesting Place)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Amy's Notebook 05.20.09

I love this small garden inspiration (@ shelterrific)

These watermelon jigglers look so delicious (@ Gourmet Mom On-The-Go)

I am going to have to try these peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies (@ Baking Bites)

This headboard makeover is great (@ A Soft Place to Land)

I really like these tips for throwing a homemade pizza party and I adore this chalkboard fridge (@ The Kitchn)

This crustless quiche with spinach and mushrooms would make a fantastic brunch (@ Joy the Baker)

My daughter would love this mermaid Barbie birthday cake (@ My Sweet & Saucy)

This plastic bottle jump rope would be a fun summer craft (@ zakka life)

This pineapple grilled chicken looks amazing (@ Home Ec 101)

These reclaimed dining chairs are beautiful (@ Crafty Nest)

I want to try these Chicken Parmesan Burgers (@ Annie's Eats)

I like this post on how to save money on dirt for your raised beds (@ Like Merchant Ships)

These spaghetti dogs are absolutely hilarious (@ plum pudding)

I love this cake stand greenhouse (@ Small Notebook)

This pom pom garland would be a lovely spring addition to our home (@ A Bit O' Shine)

I am going to have to check out these free resources for summer activities (@ The Simple Dollar)

This travel resource list is another set of links I am going to be checking for our next trip (@ Wisebread)

I love this ten minute pillowcase apron (@ betz white)

These potted banana breads are darling (@ Style Me Pretty)

These responsibility charts are a wonderful idea (@ I'm An Organizing Junkie)

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Amy's Notebook 05.13.09

I love these embellished lunch totes (@ Skip to My Lou)

This Chicken Marbella recipe looks absolutely delicious (@ Not Martha)

These toddler pants fashioned from men's shirt sleeves is genius (@ Love in the Mommyhood)

These cinnamon raisin bagels look delicious (@ Smitten Kitchen)

I want to bookmark this gluten free bread for my friend's who have allergies (@ A Foothill Home Companion)

I love this post on whether or not a warehouse club membership is a good deal or not (@ Money Saving Mom)

I have been inspired by this DIY patio project (@ Remodeling This Life)

This lemon chicken with rice looks delicious (@ Serious Eats)

This homemade hand scrub would make a wonderful hostess gift or sweet gift for a friend (@ Craftzine via Good Life Eats)

This tutorial for flower collars is absolutely adorable (@ katie did)

This leftovers log would be great for tracking what is in the fridge (@ The Kitchn)

I want to make some of these easy cinnamon bites (@ 4 Reluctant Entertainers)

This spinach & ricotta frittata would be a delicious brunch dish (@ Food Blogga)

I have been inspired to paint my garage door (@ The Southern Family via Nesting Place)

I adore these glass tiled pendants (@ The Idea Room)

I love this list of 20 pocket-change ideas for a date night (@ Small Notebook)

This knitted cardigan is so cute! (@ Ramblings of a Knitting Obsessive)

This DIY J Crew Astrid Sweater is something that I think even I could tackle (@ Mighty Girl)

I need an ice cream maker so I can make this cookies and cream ice cream (@ Annie's Eats)

I love this creative and frugal idea for an end table (@ The Inspired Room)

Another yummy rainbow cupcake you could bake (@ Baking Bites)

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Mother's Day Notebook Edition


Sometimes we need to offer our own families a little creative inspiration for Mother's Day. Perhaps, you need a few fun ideas for your own mother? Better yet, many of these wonderful ideas could double as teacher appreciation gifts for the end of the school season!

Here is my notebook of Mother's Day gift ideas for all of our sweet mom readers:


Photo Credit: Giver's Log

This hand soap featuring your kids' art would make a wonderful gift.


Photo Credit: A Spoonful of Sugar

A restaurant binder to organize all of those take-out menus and a gift card to a favorite restaurant would make a wonderful gift (@ A Spoonful of Sugar)


Photo Credit: design sponge

For a mom on the go, this tin travel picture frame made from an Altoid tin is absolutely adorable (@ design sponge)

A mix of new music for the mom in your life wrapped creatively in your kid's beautiful pictures.


Picture Credit: the object project

This Mother's Day corsage would be a lovely addition to any mom's wardrobe (@ the object project)

A bag of yummy coffee with a pretty coffee mug painted by your sweet children.

Photo Credit: Make & Takes

This project would be an easy one to do with your children- a beautiful etched glass vase (@ Make & Takes)


A coffee cup or waffle-weave dishcloth with a bottle of hand soap tied with a little raffia.


Photo Credit: Crafty Crow

Another adorable craft to do with your small children- sweet little drawer sachets (@ The Crafty Crow)
A little breakfast in bed is always appreciated by moms. How about some of these lighter than air waffles with a cup of homemade vanilla chai tea?


Photo Credit: zakka life

Here is another sweet little sachet for Mother's Day- these are filled with lavender (@ zakka life)

Photo Credit: Three Peas in a Pod

I don't know very many moms who would not appreciate homemade bath salts in a pretty jar (@ Three Peas in a Pod)

What fun crafts or gifts have you done with your children for Mother's Day? What gift has meant the most to you?

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Amy's Notebook 04.29.09

I had no idea that you could make mozzarella at home (@ Scribbit)

This all-natural cleaning supplies basket would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift (@ Simple, Green, Frugal Co-Op)

Making these shadow puppets would be a fun-filled family night (@ Gardening Without Skills)

I love this free pillowcase pattern for a beginning sewer (@ Karlee Fruchs)

These waffle dishcloths are adorable and would make a wonderful gift (@ Freda's Hive)

I love these fabric-covered headbands (@ mmm crafts)

I want to make this rainbow cake for the kids (@ shelterrific)

These fudgewiches look absolutely heavenly (@ plumpudding)

This is a wonderful tutorial for making your own cloth napkins (@ Skip to My Lou)

I am loving this circus party theme for a birthday (@ armelle blog)

I can't decide if I want to make the banana peanut butter granola or the bacon, mushroom, & broccoli quiche this week (@ Annie's Eats)

These brownie bottom ice cream cupcakes would be a fun summer treat (@ Joy the Baker)

I am going to have to try this DIY version for cream of mushroom soup (@ Serious Eats)

I want to try this lasagna recipe (@ Tidy Mom)

These graham cracker chewy bars would be a hit as a Father's Day gift (@ LA Times)

These are some wonderful tips for how to be Craigslist savvy (@ Small Notebook)

I love this teacup pincushion (@ Gingham Cherry)

This paper flower wreath would be beautiful for a wedding shower (@ Once Wed)

I love this recipe for naturally-dyed playdough (@ One Golden Apple)

This is an excellent article on the cost-effectiveness of making your own foods out of pantry ingredients which lead me to this bagel recipe that I will have to try! (@ Slate)

This hot pink raspberry cake looks divine! (@ The Kitchn)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Amy's Notebook 04.22.09

I love these days of the week tags for getting your kids dressed in the morning (@ Living Locurto)

These painted letter plaques would be a lovely addition over a doorway (@ A Soft Place to Land)

This Craigslist ugly art makeover was jaw-dropping in its awesomeness (@ Like Merchant Ships)

I love these cans made into flower pots and this perpetual calendar can (@ design sponge)

I had no idea that you could can butter (@ Chocolate on My Cranium)

I am going to have to try some of these homemade macaroni & cheese recipes that were left in the comments (@ Money Saving Mom)

I am going to have to make some of these cake mix sugar cookies (@ Skip to My Lou)

I want to knit this cap-sleeved top for my daughter (@ Soulful Hues, Hobbies, & Random Thoughts)

This little art birthday party looks so sweet (@ Soule Mama)

I love this list of nine ways you can save while sitting at your desk (@ The Simple Dollar)

This quilted baby doll smock looks like a fast and fun sewing project (@ The Farm Chicks)

I adore this spring porch makeover (@ Design Mom)

This dollar store skirted sink is brilliant and budget-friendly (@ Eddie Ross)

My kids would love this staycation hotel idea for a fun weekend treat (JessieKate Designs)

I love this old door made into a desk (@ The Inspired Room)

This is a great tutorial on how to throw a wine party (@ Hope Studios)

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Amy's Notebook : The Easter Weekend Edition

The notebook is short and sweet this week as bloggers are getting back into full swing after Easter and many are on their spring breaks right now.

I just wanted to share a few of the pictures of my sweet children from our Easter weekend. I was able to find all of their Easter outfits, from head to toe, at Marshall's this year. I thought they looked extra special this year and I could not have been more proud to show them off.

I hope your families had a wonderful Easter too and happy reading!


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I want to try this Honey I'm Home bread (@ Dine & Dish)

My kids would love this bunny bowling set (@ The long thread)

This homemade crinkle toy is so cute and inventive (@ Craft Stylish)

I am going to have to remember these tissue paper Easter eggs for next year (@ The Artful Parent)

I love this Easter basket sewing project for next year (@ disdressed)

I am intrigued by this deep dish pizza recipe (@ the paupered chef)

We will have to make some of these homemade poster paints sometime (@ Pepper Paints)

This angel hair pasta salad with tomato and basil would be a great summertime dish (@ Annie's Eats)

I love this reminder for the importance of family rituals (@ Simple Mom)

These are some great tips for selecting & cutting a pineapple (@ $5 Dinners)

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Amy's Notebook 04.08.09

I want to make these tie dyed Easter eggs this year (@ Scribbit)

Here is another fun egg-dying technique to try (@ The Barefoot Kitchen Witch)

These Rice Krispie Easter Eggs look like a fun treat (@ ohdeedoh)

This ottoman made from a coffee table would definitely cover up the gashes on my table (@ Little Green Notebook)

These free bunny embroidery pattern is so sweet (@ orange you lucky!)

I love this little take-along placemat (@ Patchwork)

I really love this post on crafting and deciding if it is for you (@ Nesting Place)

These Easter Bunny Cake Pops are darling (@ Bakerella)

This is another great refashioned sweater tutorial (@ Lulu Bliss)

I am going to be using this idea for quickly softening butter (@ Simply Recipes)

I adore this cake plate tutorial (@ Storybook Woods)

This orange spice banana bread sounds like another fun recipe to try (@ Good Life Eats)

I love this idea for an egg memory game (@ scrumdilly do)

These tulle blossoms would brighten up any sticks in our backyard (@ Beetlegirl Designs)

I adore this post on living a complex life (@ MommyCoddle)

These tips for frugal Easter eggs are great (@ Small Homestead)

I want to make some bread bags for my homemade bread (@ SouleMama)

This baked french toast recipe looks delicious (@ whatever)

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Amy's Notebook 04.01.09

This chicken cooked in milk looks like a recipe that I have to try (@ The Kitchn)

This little dress decor is too cute (@ ohdeedoh)

I love this round-up of ideas for things to do with Easter eggs (@ One Crafty Place)

This crocheted bottle cozy would be a great little baby shower gift with glass baby bottles (@ design sponge)

These heat embossed rocks would be a fun project to do with the kids or to use as placeholders at a dinner table (@ cheeky magpie)

I love these tips for greening up the lunch bag (@ betz white)

I want to try these lemon-herb roasted drumsticks (@ Serious Eats)

I need to do a spice cabinet clean out (@ Small Notebook)

These impromptu princess crowns would be great for a birthday party (@ Sparkle Power)

I would love to try making these etched glass jars (@ Martha Stewart)

This homemade buttermilk ranch dressing look delicious (@ Simply Recipes)

This hungry caterpillar cupcake train is too cute (@ Coco Cake Cupcakes)

These Easter finger puppets are darling (@ The Purl Bee)

I would really like an oilcloth tablecloth for my kitchen table (@ Twig & Thistle)

I am going to have to print out some of these little Easter printables (@ Skip to My Lou)

I love these little bird's nests as a sweet Easter treat (@ My Insanity)

I want to try this technique for cooking moist chicken breasts (@ The Kitchn, hat tip to Not Martha)

I want to try making these easy hooded towels (@ Make & Takes)

These Peep cupcakes sound like the perfect Easter treat (@ Baking Bites)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Amy's Notebook 03.25.09

I love this doily lampshade makeover (@ make grow gather)

These fabric Easter eggs would be so cute in my basket on my kitchen table (@ retro mama)

I am still wanting to make this lemony lemon cake (@ Smells Like Home)

I am dying to try this pie crust recipe (@ Scribbit)

I love this post on steps towards a more sustainable life (@ zen habits)

This herb marinated pork tenderloin looks delicious (@ Annie's Eats)

These freezer paper stencils are such a cute project to do with kids (@ Design Mom)

I love this list of ways to thrive in the kitchen with children (@ Simple Mom)

These greeting card made from a floppy disk is too cool (@ Build/Make/Craft/Bake)

I am going to have to try this recipe for old-fashioned homemade pancakes (@ My Wooden Spoon)

These allspice crumb muffins look like a delicious treat (@ Annie's Eats)

I want to try this brine for pork chops (@ The Kitchn)

I love this post on baking bread (@ down to earth)

I want to have a spring time tea party (@ The Inspired Room)

I will have to try this recipe for homemade cocktail sauce (@ Coconut & Lime)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Amy's Notebook 03.18.09

I want to make this beautiful spring wreath (@ A Soft Place to Land)

I love this personalized tote bag tutorial (@ a sister for the bean)

I would have never thought of covering stains on a skirt with fabric yo-yos (@ Craftzine)

I adore this sweet little pincushion tutorial (@ Etsy)

These iced oatmeal applesauce cookies look delicious (@ Mad About Martha)

This is a great tutorial for spring cleaning your sewing machine (@ Craft Nectar)

This wishing well is such a sweet little treat for children (@ Here We Are Together)

I still want to try making doughnuts with the kids (@ The Artful Parent)

I want to make this lemon bread recipe (@ i have to say...)

These chocolate mint cupcakes would be a wonderful treat (@ Simply Recipes)

I am going to have to remember this chip clip idea the next time we play cards (@ Parent Hacks)

I love this idea for a thrifty flower girl dress (@ Like Merchant Ships)

This fish and chips recipe looks so good (@ Coconut & Lime)

Here is another fish recipe I would like to try- Sicilian-Style Cod (@ Serious Eats)

These banana espresso chocolate chip muffins look like a wonderful addition to any brunch (@ Annie's Eats)

This is a great little tutorial on growing potatoes in a trash can (@ DIY Maven)

I adore these little pretzel shamrocks- definitely making these next year (@ On a Whim)

I love this cute little bag of beans (@ The Purl Bee)

This recipe for barbecue sauce looks yummy (@ The Perfect Pantry)

I like these tips for how to frost a cupcake (@ The Kitchn)

I love this top ten napkin fold techniques (Yes But No ButYes)

There are so many fun new knitting projects in the spring issue of Knitty (@ Knitty)

I am going to have to see if this recipe for banana muffins with streusel topping are better than my recipe (Genesis of a Cook)

I love this t-shirt makeover (@ Banana Frog)

I think these lemon cookies look so delicious (@ plumpudding)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Amy's Notebook 03.11.09

I love this idea for creating placemats (@ Wise Craft)

I enjoy getting a glimpse into extreme home makeovers to inspire my home (@ The Inspired Room)

This revamped storage shelf is darling (@ ohdeedoh)

I like these place card holders made from recycled corks (@ Lifehacker)

I really needed this reminder to focus a bit more on those sinking funds (@ Simple Mom)

I need to find some fun things around the house to spray paint (@ A Soft Place to Land)

These crunchy oven baked fries look delicious (@ Joy the Baker)

If I could eat spicy food, I would be indulging in these lotsa hotsa tacos (@ Make & Takes)

These homemade corn dogs look like a fun treat (@ chaos in the kitchen)

This woven button coaster is so chic (@ Craftstylish)

I love this post on breaking the frugal rules (@ The Small Notebook)

I want to knit up some of these candy-striped washcloths for the holidays (@ Knit With KT)

On the flip side, I love this post on discovering the necessities in your home (@ Money Saving Mom)

I want to make this Amish Friendship Bread starter sometime (@ Skip To My Lou)

I love this kitchen island makeover (@ Nesting Place)

I won't give up on trying to make pretzels (@ The Artful Parent)

I want to try these silver dollar pancakes (@ Serious Eats)

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Amy's Notebook 03.04.09

I really love this post on the importance of family traditions (@ Pensieve)

This is the cutest princess birthday hat (@ Skip to My Lou)

These crooked coasters are beautiful (@ the long thread)

This zippered bird pouch pattern is too cute (@ betz white)

I love this post on gaining the motivation to exercise (@ Sparkle Power)

Making suncatchers in the wintertime sounds like a wonderful craft to do with the kids (@ Way Up High in the Monkey Bread Tree)

This shamrock brooch would be festive for St. Patrick's Day (@ A Fanciful Twist)

My family would go nuts for these meatball sliders (@ Smitten Kitchen)

I love this magnetic chalkboard made from a thrifted mirror (@ say YES! to Hoboken)

I want to make these bathtub crayons with my children (@ Pepper Paints)

This chandelier makeover makes me think I redo a lot of the light fixtures in our house (@ Vickie Howell)

This maple white bread sounds wonderful (@ The Wednesday Chef)

This 5 minute kite would be a great way to keep my kids entertained this spring (@ chica schmica)

This door organizer is a great way to keep things organized in your house (@ design sponge)

These leg warmers refashioned from a pair of knee high socks are so cute for your sweet babies and toddlers (@ My House Boutique)

I want to try this speedy sweet and sour chicken (@ Divine Domesticity)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Amy's Notebook 02.25.09

I love these little knitted duck slippers (@ Scribbit)

These triple chocolate brownies look delicious (@ Chocolate on My Cranium)

I love this portable camping lantern made from a recycled peanut butter jar (@ Made by Cynthia Rae)

I want to try these chocolate chip angel food cupcakes (@ Baking Bites)

This is a great tutorial for making shoe bags (@ betz white)

This yoga mat bag made from an old pair of pants is brilliant (@ CRAFT)

I want to try this chocolate chip cookie recipe (@ Joy the Baker)

These broccoli calzones look so delicious and I love this how-to video on shaping calzones (@ Baking and Books)

I bet my children would love these cinnamon waffles (@ Annie Eats)

These are some great ideas for affordable architectural personality (@ The Inspired Room)

This mudroom makeover makes me happy (@ whatever)

This is a great post on how to talk money (@ Simple Mom)

I want to bookmark these thirty things you can make as inspiration for this next month (@ Tip Nut)

I have never seen anything in my life like this micro-knitting. Unbelievable (@ whip up)

I want to make some of these homemade breakfast burritos as a quick breakfast in the morning (@ The Simple Dollar)

I can't wait to try this new waffle recipe (@ Serious Eats)

I love this post on what the author loves about her kitchen (@ Food Woolf)

This quick color makeover is so smart! (@ Small Notebook)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Amy's Notebook 02.19.09

I want to try these mini icebox cookies (@ Blissful Kids)

These Madlibs Valentines are genius & so are these busy activities for kids (@ Design Mom)

This dark chocolate butter cake screams delicious (@ The Farm Chicks)

I want to try this five minute pizza dough (@ Nini Makes)

This cinnamon swirl cake sounds yummy (@ Craftzine)

I love this idea for LEGO party invitations and ideas for using what you have are amazing (@ Like Merchant Ships)

I like this old book that is turned into a picture holder (@ DIY Maven)

This vintage-inspired Valentine's Day Tree is darling (@ Huber Hof Academy via The Crafty Crow)

I need to learn to crochet so I can make this cute little heart hat (@ The Hook and I)

These miniature apple pies are so precious (@ Twig & Thistle)

I want to try this recipe for cut-out oatmeal cookies (@ jane's apron)

I am going to have to use this site to print out some paper dolls for my daughter (@ Betsy McCall)

I love the way these cupcakes were decorated and I want to try this recipe for funfetti cake (@ Annie's Eats)

I am going to have to make this homemade hot fudge sauce sometime (@ Smitten Kitchen)

I love these tips for fast entertaining (@ 4 Reluctant Entertainers)

I want to host a soup swap sometime (@ The Kitchn)

I have to try these homemade marshmallows (@ Mom Faves)

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Amy's Notebook 02.12.09

Due to the MomAdvice Simplified podcast airing on Thursdays, I am going to be moving our Notebook Entry and Notebook Experiments to Wednesdays instead. I hope you will understand and will come back on Wednesday for these entries. Thank you so much for your patience!

I am loving this round-up of printable Valentines (@ the long thread)

These Mexican tissue paper flowers are amazing (@ Pink Paper Peppermints)

This waffle recipe looks delicious and healthy (@ Sew Liberated)

These ribbon flowers are stunning (@ Etsy)

I want to try this no-knead pizza dough (@ The Wednesday Chef)

This heartfelt memory game would be a hit with my children (@ scrumdilly-do)

These cinnamon rolls look absolutely delicious (@ inside a black apple)

These sewn paper Valentines are beautiful (@ the purl bee)

I want to make this knitted French Press cozy (@ design sponge)

This Oreo Cake looks like it is to die for! (@ The Kitchn)

These dough conversation hearts are so cute (@ Kiddio)

Here is another great recipe for pizza dough (@ Day by Day)

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Amy's Notebook 02.05.09


I want to try this free pattern for a knitted grocery bag (@ Mason-Dixie Knitting)

These honey mustard glazed pretzels look delicious (@ Skip to My Lou)

These bitty button cookies would make a fun Valentine's Day treat (@ Grace Violet)

This kid's apron & chef hat pattern are so cute (@ making it fun)

This egg carton counting game would be a fun one to do with my daughter (@ Sparkle Power)

These are some great ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day with your family (@ Perfect Party Solutions)

I am going to have to try these tips for making chicken stock (@ A Singleton In the Kitchen)

This easy chocolate bundt cake looks like a fabulous dessert made from pantry ingredients (@ My Wooden Spoon)

I am going to have to try this recipe for homemade monkey bread (@ Baking Bites)

I need to freeze some cookies for a late night treat (@ Mighty Girl)

I love this green themed birthday party (@ Secret Agent Josephine, Hat Tip to Design Mom)

This organized recipe binder and oatmeal jumbo cookies look so great (@ Don't Call Me Becky)

These chicken fajita tostadas sound like a fun and fast weeknight meal (@ me & em)

These cut-out sugar cookies would be great for Valentine's Day (@ Crafty Daisies)

I am craving some homemade egg mcmuffins now (@ Cheap Healthy Good)

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amy's Notebook 01.29.09

I love this little retro Valentine's tray (@ Vintage Indie)

I want to try this recipe for vegetarian chili (@ Sparkle Power)

These chocolate quickies look like a great treat to serve to my friends (@ Chocolate on My Cranium)

This sewing tutorial is great for a super simple recycled quilt (@ Craft Stylish)

I adore this hutch cabinet makeover (@ Pretty Ditty)

These fabric boxes are so cute (@ design sponge)

I love this heartfelt scarf (@ chica schmica)

If you have an iPod, this Peekaboo Farm would be a fabulous way to keep your kids entertained (@ ohdeedoh)

I love these baby gnome hats (@ Soule Mama)

These red velvet cupcakes look like a yummy treat (@ Little Acorn)

I love this spice drawer organization idea (@ The Farm Chicks)

These tulle ponytail holders would be adorable for my daughter (@ zakka life)

These recipes for hot cocoa look so yummy! (@ Polliwog's Cakewalk)

I want to make some heart-shaped pretzels for the kids (@ maya made)

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Amy's Notebook 01.22.09


I am loving these photography tips for taking great photos of your kids (@ Make & Takes)

I may have to start trying to cook artisan bread again (@ house on hill road)

This chicken & wild rice soup looks delicious (@ Home Ec 101)

I am loving this little indoor swing and I love these loft beds for space saving (@ Ohdeedoh)

I really love this office tour and the organization solutions in this space (@ {A})

These knitted Mary Jane slippers are adorable (@ sew nancy)

These oatmeal streusel cookies look so delicious (@ Baking Bites)

I want to try this any way coffee cake for my next get together (@ Joy the Baker)

This light chicken parmesan recipe looks yummy (@ The Kitchn)

My kids would think I was the coolest mom in the world if I made them this rainbow cake (@ Omnomicon)

These spice jar labels are so cute (@ Craft Leftovers)

This knitted owl sweater is simply amazing (@ needled)

I love these ideas for reinventing the soup can (@ the long thread)

This is such a cute idea- doing family interviews with each other (@ Small Notebook)

I also love these ideas for preserving family memories (@ Scribbit)

These candy cane hearts would be a great way to use up candy canes leftover from Christmas (@ Skip to My Lou)

This flat bread and hummus look like a yummy treat (@ Your Homebased Mom)

I want to try this copycat recipe for Starbucks Coffee Cake (@ Divine Domesticity)

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Amy's Notebook 01.15.09

I love this idea for making thank you notes (@ dooleh-vay)

This cupcake garland is such a sweet little idea (@ petunia)

I am loving these little party hats (@ hot diggity blog)

This spaghetti & meatballs recipe sounds delicious (@ shelterrific)

I am going to have to try some of these recipes for homemade cleaners (@ Jolly Mom)

This post-it calendar is really cute and I adore these handmade headbands (@ Design Mom)

These oatmeal blueberry applesauce muffins look like they would hit the spot (@ Joy the Baker)

We are going to have an inside snow adventure at our house (@ the homespun heart)

This coffee cup cozy is such a great little gift (@ house on hill road)

This craft desk makeover really rocks (@ design sponge)

These handmade gifts are beautiful (@ Soule Mama)

I like this tutorial for copyrighting your photos (@ Chocolate on My Cranium)

These little cupcake flower arrangements are adorable (@ inspired ideas)

I want to try this pattern for this knitted chevron scarf (@ do stuff)

I am going to make these peanut butter energy bars (@ The Farm Chicks)

This peanut butter swirl banana bread looks like an interesting combination (@ Baking Bites)

I am loving these tips for a dinner party that is under $100 (@ the adventures of penny plastic)

I am going to have to try some of these recipes for overnight yeast waffles (@ The Kitchn)

This is a great little pattern for a child's apron (@ Sew Liberated)

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Amy's Notebook 01.08.09

I am loving these little homemade glove warmers (@ Craftstylish)

I love this homemade card holder inspired by Pottery Barn (@ whatever)

I love this round-up of homemade holiday gift ideas (@ sparkle power)

This art hat party is a brilliant NYE tradition (@ Make)

This Coca Cola cake recipe sounds delicious (@ Teresa Sheeley)

These custom iPod covers are so cute (@ jannypie)

This cereal box puppet theater would be a fun winter day craft with little stick puppets (@ flip flops & applesauce)

I will have to keep this in mind- knitting projects for American Girl Dolls (@ zakka life)

Here is another round-up of homemade holiday gifts (@ Chocolate on My Cranium)

I love this photo collage poster & stretched fabric over canvas as new wall art (@ Don't Call Me Becky)

I love these storage solutions for holiday gift wrap (@ DIY Maven)

I like these rules to bake by (@ Joy the Baker)

I love these organizing solutions for a home office and I want to try this recipe for moist chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting (@ The Farm Chicks)

These ideas for winter decorations are great (@ A Storybook Life)

This pasta with chicken and artichokes looks so good (@ Blissfully Domestic)

I love these tips for piping a basketweave (@ Bakerella)

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Amy's Notebook: The Happy New Year Edition


I love these tips for transforming a holiday tin (@ Craftstylish)

This a great tip for storing your garland (@ Nesting Place)

I want to try these mix in the pan cakes (@ Organizing Connection)

This little knitted baby sweater would be great for a spring baby (@ f. pea)

I am loving this knitted scarflet (@ Crafster via Crafzine)

I love this post on inspiring creativity in your children with things already on hand (@ Camp Creek)

This gingerbread cake looks so rich and yummy (@ Smitten Kitchen)

These googly-eyed thumbtacks are so funny (@ zakka life)

I am going to be using this round-up of thank you card printables (@ Skip To My Lou)

These birthday party ideas are great (@ the long thread)

I am loving this packaging for cocoa mix (@ Annie's Eats)

These cinnamon sugar palmiers look like a wonderful and fast treat (@ My Sweet & Saucy)

This chocolate sour cream cake looks delicious (@ Coconut & Lime)

I am bookmarking these cute gift ideas for next year (@ whatever)

I like this ideas for decorating freebie calendars (@ Parent Hacks)

A cheese fondue night would be fun (@ 101 Cookbooks)

These garter stitch mitts would be a fun project (@ Sew Nancy)

I love this felted mistletoe (@ Caffeine, Kids, & Knitting)

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Amy's Notebook: The Merry Christmas Edition

Merry Christmas to you & your families today! Please enjoy the day with your families and thank you for your friendship!


I am in love with this block calendar (@ Lark & Lola)

I think this cake plate is beautiful (@ elsie marley)

These sewn envelopes are a creative way to wrap gifts (@ Wild Olive)

I love this ornamental wreath made from wire hangers (@ Eddie Ross)

This holiday garland made from recycled holiday cards is so cute (@ craft stylish)

I think my kids might have trouble not eating it, but this chocolate play dough sounds like so much fun (@ A Foothill Home Companion)

I want to learn needlepoint and this post inspired me to try it (@ Grace Violet)

This hot cocoa bar of goodies looks wonderful to keep us warm this winter and this peppermint popcorn would make great gifts (@ Dukes' & Duchess)

This texture box is such a genius idea (@ The Felt Mouse)

These festive handprint onsies are darling (@ chica shmica)

This knitting wreath is so stinking cute (@ Craftster via Craftzine)

I am bookmarking this tulle tutorial (@ Design Mom)

This celery stamped gift wrap is beautiful (@ Make)

I love this idea for wrapping cookies and might have to try this next year (@ Purl Bee)

This candy cane snowflake bark would make a great little hostess gift (@ Diary of a Crafty Chica)

Here are ten more great gift wrapping ideas (@ Mighty Girl)

I am in love with these ornaments filled with scrap paper (@ The Hybrid Kid)

This gingerbread biscotti looks so delicious (@ Annie's Eats)

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Amy's Notebook 12.18.08


I love this list of things to love around the holidays (@ Soule Mama)

These mitten clips are precious (@ Mad About Martha)

These gourmet apples would make a great teacher gift (@ Just Deanna)

I want to knit a coffee cup sleeve (@ Canadian Living)

These homemade marshmallows look so lovely for little holiday gifts (@ Inside A Black Apple)

I love this hoopie the snowman (@ betz white)

This handmade advent calendar is so cute (@ Crafting Happens via Today's Creative Blog)

This holiday pumpkin bread recipe looks amazing (@ Annie's Eats)

I look forward to these sibling gift ideas each year (@ Design Mom)

I love this idea for embellishing mittens and they would make a great gift (@ Grace Violet)

These Cheesy Parmesan Italian Biscuits look so delicious for the holidays (@ Divine Domesticity)

These quick sugar substitutes will come in handy with the holiday baking (@ The Kitchn)

I want to try this recipe for homemade gingerbread men (@ Simply Recipes)

I am going to have to try this trouble-free gift bow when wrapping next year (@ Small Notebook)

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Amy's Notebook 12.11.08

I apologize- I made a mistake on the ending dates of our Sony & Scotts giveaways. These are open until 12/16 as all our giveaways typically run one week. Please be sure to visit our apron full of giveaways for a ton great contests to enter. Many apologies for the confusion I may have caused!

Something that I hopefully did right was completing my first article for the [email protected] website. I will be guest blogging over the next couple of months about fun activities and crafty ideas to do with your children. Please visit my new articles here!

Enjoy the link list today!

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I am making note of all of these great holiday gift wrapping ideas for the holidays (@ Design Sponge)

This little advent village is adorable (@ Salt & Chocolate)

I would love to try knitting these snowflake mittens (@ Meg Kandis)

These snowy pinecones would make a lovely & frugal centerpiece (@ flipflops & applesauce)

I love this Memory game idea using real memories (@ ohdeedoh)

I think the kids and I would have fun making these cinnamon ornaments (@ sycamore stirrings)

I love these little calendars made with sunprints (@ make grow gather)

These painted holiday ornaments would be fun to do with my kiddos (@ little momma and co.)

This kitchen playmat is so cute and fun (@ ohdeedoh)

I want to try these peanut butter fudge treats (@ Joy the Baker)

These chicken and dumplings remind me of dinners with my great-grandmother (@ Simply Recipes)

I love this glass ball wreath and want to make one for my door (@ TidyMom)

This magnetic advent calendar is darling (@ Remodeling This Life)

I love this pinecone wreath too (@ A Soft Place to Land)

This Christmas Card puzzle game is so inventive (@ Let's Explore)

Don't these homemade graham crackers look delicious? (@ plum pudding)

This homemade vanilla extract and spiced nuts look like great gifts to give (@ Design Mom)

Cookie logs would make great gifts to give (@ Make & Takes)

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Amy's Notebook 12.04.08

This week's notebook experiment will still be on hiatus since I am working on our Big Give and I need to get everything organized and ready for that. I promise to be back to it next week.

In the meantime, did you see the amazing giveaways we are offering? I think you might like to enter to win:

Harry Potter Anniversary Edition Box Set
$500 Walmart Gift Card

We also have a new article added to our website this month. This one is just in time for the holiday season:

A Shift Towards Tradition

Happy browsing today!
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I love this advent calendar made from things in your recycle bin (@ craftastica)

I love these little holiday barrettes made from leftover fabric (@ Crafty Stylish)

These cinnamon stick votives would be wonderful for the holidays or these yarn filled ornaments to get rid of the yarny leftovers in your stash (@ DIY Maven)

These shortbread cookies look delicious (@ jane's apron)

This little bird advent calendar is so lovely and unique (@ Skip to My Lou)

I love this eco-friendly gift topper (@ Creature Comforts)

These thrifted holiday trees would be a wonderful decoration (@ the long thread)

I love this tutorial on how to hang that holiday wreath (@ Nesting Place)

These fifty ways to kill a Twinkie made me laugh out loud... repeatedly (@ Cakespy)

I adore this holiday gift guide (@ Baking and Books)

I want to try these buttermilk pancakes (@ Serious Eats)

These pumpkin cupcakes look heavenly (@ Smitten Kitchen)

This mug of hot chocolate cake sounds delicious (@ Remodeling this Life)

I love this frugal gift guide for holiday giving (@ Frugal Dad)

I am going to be checking this site often for the holidays (@ Tip Nut)

I love this idea for gift wrapping with fonts (@ bugs and fishes by lupin)

I might have to add some of these ideas for advent activities to my Christmas Jar (@ We Are That Family)

I really like this use for cookie cutters (@ Pepper Paints)

I could make some of these vintage game magnets (@ ohdeedoh)

I love this creative tree topper (@ Grace Violet)

I really like these tater-stamped kitchen curtains (@ Craftzine)

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Notebook Experiments: Can I Make Restaurant-Worthy Chicken Parmesan?

Experiment: Can I make a restaurant-worthy Chicken Parmesan?

Experiment Taken From: Notebook Entry 09.25.08

Materials Needed: Please see Divine Domesticity for the full instructions. I followed the instructions exactly.


Results: Every time we go out to an Italian place for dinner, my husband always orders Chicken Parmesan. I have been wanting to make it from home, but wasn't motivated until I saw this recipe to try it. I loved the idea of using garlic & cheese croutons as the breading for the chicken and I also loved that this just required a quick flip in the pan and then was baked in the oven to complete the cooking.

I will admit, I have a hard time not flipping things before they are ready. I need to learn patience, but I am always afraid I am burning something so I flip them too soon. Despite my impatience and early flipping, these still came out beautifully.

The garlic & cheese croutons combined with the cheesy topping was absolutely perfect. Best of all, the chicken was perfectly tender and juicy. I worry about chicken breasts getting too overcooked, but the timing on this dish resulted in a great tasting piece of chicken.

Conclusion: The entire family agreed that this is a recipe worth repeating over and over again. The fact that I absolutely adore Ali and have a special place in my heart just for her...well, that made serving it at my dinner table just a little more special. If you haven't added Divine Domesticity to your regular blog reading, I hope you will carve some time out for her!

In conclusion, this is totally restaurant-worthy! Thanks, Ali!

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I am so excited to open our Notebook Experiments up to everyone and I hope that you will be able to participate this week or in weeks to come! I will be posting this each Thursday so please mark your calendars if you plan to participate. You can post your entries at any time throughout the week and then leave your entry in the links below.

We have this handy banner that you are more than welcome to use, but it is not a requirement! It is just something you can add to add a little sparkle to your entry.

Rules for Participation:

1. Choose anything from any of our notebook entries (past or present) to do with your family. We have hundreds of bookmarked links of crafts, ways to save money, and organizing ideas.
2. Complete an experiment from the notebook and share about it on your blog or website. We would love to see pictures of what you accomplished or a detailed description of how your projects turned out. Please include a link to this entry, a link to the original posting of the entry (at the original crafster's blog), and (to help us relocate the project) the date or link of the notebook entry where you found it. You can use the same formatting as our entries or you can just include that information in your post in your own unique way!
3. Post a link below. Please include your name or blog name & a fast description of your project. Example- MomAdvice (WHO bread)

I can't wait to see what you create and what you find inspiring!

PLEASE NOTE- Mr. Linky is currently not working (11/19, 9:30PM). If you completed a notebook experiment, please make a small url and post it by leaving a comment below. Once Mr. Linky is working, I will line everybody up back in the form!

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Amy's Notebook 11.20.08


I just love this uniquely different handprint turkey (@ Bella Dia)

This aromatic garland would really make a statement (@ Skip to My Lou)

I bet my children would love Cheerios marshmallow treats (@ Let's Explore)

These baby mocs are the cutest things ever (@ The Purl Bee)

These acorn magnets are really wonderful for fall (@ Make & Takes)

I am trying to work on conquering my clutter (@ zenhabits)

This is a great round-up of bag, pouches, & purses (@ whip up)

I want to try these cheese muffins (@ The Pioneer Woman Cooks)

I love this round-up of knitting tips & tricks (@ down to earth)

I am going to have to use these tips for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey since this is my first year hosting (@ dinner tonight)

I love this list of homemade gifts (@ Storybook Woods)

I love these tips for raising thankful children (@ Parent Dish)

I will have to try this recipe for DIY instant oatmeal (@ The Kitchn)

I want to make these Oreo Turkey Cookies (@ Flickr)

I want to knit some slippers (@ Salt and Chocolate)

These pumpkin muffins would be a hit in our house (@ plumpudding)

These tiny birthday cakes would be a cute idea for my daughter's birthday party (@ Chocolate on My Cranium)

I love this round-up of holiday gift ideas (@ not martha)

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Amy's Notebook 11.13.08

I am loving this bag made out of plastic bags (@ Coco Knits)

This flower garland made from catalogs would be festive in greens & reds for the holidays (@ zakka life)

Another great recycling project, a mobile made from cereal boxes (@ plumpudding)

These binder clips are adorable (@ jane's apron)

I love these pressed leaves to decorate the house for fall (@ Make & Takes)

This slow cooker breakfast casserole would be great for a morning brunch with friends (@ 4 Reluctant Entertainers)

I love this article on Thanksgiving desserts that freeze well (@ NY Times)

I want to try this silky smooth pumpkin pie (@ Smitten Kitchen)

I would also love to try this pumpkin chiffon cake (@ Baking Bites)

This monogrammed wreath would really make a statement on my door (@ Purple Lemon Designs)

This recipe for fluffy pumpkin pie sounds so interesting (@ Divine Domesticity)

This classic apple pie sounds delicious (@ The Kitchn)

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Amy's Notebook 11.06.08

These patriotic cookies are so neat (@ Pepper Paints)

I love the idea of starting a parent journal (@ Camp Creek Blog)

I am loving these fingerless gloves (@ Purl Bee)

I loved this post on recycling your pumpkins (@ Junk Mail Gems)

I think these Thanks & Giving trees would be a hit in our house (@ Chocolate on My Cranium)

I want to try this sugar cookie recipe (@ Skip to My Lou)

I love these tips for maximizing your kitchen space (@ Smitten Kitchen)

I want to attempt making a pie crust (@ The Kitchn)

This all-purpose holiday cake looks delicious (@ Joy the Baker)

This pumpkin bread pudding would be a fun dish to entertain with (@ Genesis of a Cook)

I might have to try these spiced pumpkin pancakes (@ Baking and Books)

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Amy's Notebook 10.30.08

I hope you enjoy today's notebook and just wanted to highlight a few quick articles that might help you with your Halloween planning this week:

Scary Deals on Halloween Costumes (we have included recipes for Halloween face paints)
Oh, Glorious Pumpkin! (don't toss your pumpkin and try making some homemade pumpkin puree this year)
Activities Search (use our search function to find all the fun places to visit in your area)

Now on to our very official notebook...

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Another great refashioned cardigan idea (@ Early Bird Special)

These little mummy treat containers are so cute (@ Skip To My Lou)

I love this little pumpkin party (@ chica schmica)

This playroom makeover is amazing and I am loving the duvet cover (@ whatever)

This chalkboard pumpkin would be a cute little craft to do (@ The Crafty Crow)

I am loving these knitted cowls (@ What's That Gonna Be?)

I am downloading this great little pdf for getting your kids to eat their veggies (@ Let's Explore)

I want to make this Halloween wreath for next year (@ Scribbit)

These pumpkin pecan chocolate chunk cookies look like a winner to me (@ Bakerella)

These knitted slippers would keep my feet warm this winter (@ Astrid Knits Her Way Out)

These autumn leaf pies are so beautiful (@ not martha)

I need to work on being more productive with my emailing (@ Simple Mom)

I want to try making these confetti cupcakes (@ Coconut & Lime)

I love these ideas for staying warm through the autumn weather (@ Wisebread)

I am bookmarking these ideas for ways to use the internet while on vacation (@ Digital Bliss)

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Amy's Notebook 10.23.08

These tagged baskets are adorable (@ Soule Mama)

I love this cooking birthday party theme (@ sweet fine day)

My son would love decorating spooky houses (@ little momma & company)

I wonder if my kids would notice the peels if I made those no-peel apple cake (@ 4 Reluctant Entertainers)

These pumpkin swirl brownies would be a fun fall treat (@ Smitten Kitchen)

This pumpkin pie fudge would make a nice addition to my holiday gift-giving list (@ Annie's Eats)

Using the apple corer to fill cupcakes is a brilliant idea (@ The Kitchn)

I am really intrigued by this turkey burger recipe (@ Serious Eats)

This cereal box matching game would be fun for the kids (@ plum pudding)

I loved this article on how to brew coffee in your hotel room (@ Budget Travel)

This pumpkin cheesecake would be a great Thanksgiving treat (@ Baking and Books)

I want to make a tutu for Emily to play dress-up in (@ Problem Solvin' Mom)

These heart-shaped magnets are so precious (@ flipflops & applesauce)

I need to learn how to crochet so I can make this washcloth (@ Crafty Leftovers)

These pumpkins made from photographs are so cool (@ Photojojo)

This bathmat made from rags is really amazing looking (@ Coco Knits)

I love these ideas for a pumpkin party (@ Let's Explore)

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Amy's Notebook 10.16.08

I arrived back in town last night after a fun trip to California! I have so much to share with all of you and promise to do that really soon. Today I am suffering from jet lag and a bad case of exhaustion with an overflowing amount of work to do. I hope to be back in the swing of things soon. Until then, here is a picture of the Hollywood sign that we took after hiking it up to see it. I had the absolute best time and made some really great new blogging friends. I promise to share it all soon!

Since I am tired, I will skip the notebook experiment for this week, but we will be to our regular schedule next week!

I need to look through this Halloween round-up over here (@ Parent Hacks)

Have you ever heard of a dog poop composter? Very interesting! (@ shelterrific)

These chalkboard doors would be so nice in a guest room (@ Daily Danny)

This post on your life's passions really got me thinking (@ my happy little life)

I love this secret reading room (@ Nesting Place)

These photo card ideas are so brilliant (@ Chica Schmica)

This birdy snack shack is too cute (@ design sponge)

This light minestrone recipe looks like a winner for my lunches (@ Lost Button Studio)

I am hungry for caramel apples after seeing this post (@ 101 Cookbooks)

These cat cupcakes are adorable (@ Serious Eats)

This fishbowl pumpkin would be a cute little Halloween project (@ Bella Dia)

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Amy's Notebook 10.09.08

I love this charging basket (@ oh, fransson!)

These are some cute knitting & crocheting projects for Halloween (@ whip up)

It would be great to make some of my own boxes for our gift cards this year (@ Craft Leftovers)

This recycled scarf blanket is so cute (@ Daily Danny)

These pumpkin muffins look like they would hit the spot (@ flipflops & applesauce)

I am making some of this pumpkin spice cream cheese for my bagels (@ Pinch My Salt)

This candy corn hat is hiliarious (@ Material Whirled)

These paper pumpkin ornaments would be a great craft to do with the kids (@ Hostess with the Mostess)

These paper fortune cookies would make a fun addition to a gift (@ ohdeedoh)

These fall leaf rubbings would be fun to do together (@ maya made)

I love these thrifty Halloween decor ideas (@ Today's Creative Blog)

When I master knitting in the round I want to make this beautifully knitted hat (@ Soule Mama)

This idea for pounding golf tees into a pumpkin is so smart (@ Wondertime)

I love these ideas for handmade Christmas gifts (@ Handmade Homeschool)

These quick rolls would be great for weeknight meals (@ My Wooden Spoon)

This pumpkin cornbread would be so yummy with a big bowl of soup (@ The Recipe Girl)

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Amy's Notebook 10.02.08

I am loving this little study center (@ ohdeedoh)

I love these fringed flowers on notecards (@ craftstylish)

This kid's art smock is the cutest thing ever (@ Don't Look Now)

This dressed-up vase & reminder to personalize gifts is really good (@ Grace Violet)

These oven mitts would make a wonderful hostess gift for Christmas (@ Skip to My Lou)

I am going to have to do this puppet show theater with the kids (@ Crafty Daisies)

These photo letter frames would make the coolest Christmas gift (@ Michelle's Messy Musings)

These Curious George Cupcakes would be so cute for a birthday party (@ justJenn recipes)

I would love to make a game with my son (@ SouleMama)

This chocolate chip pudding cake sounds divine (@ jane's apron)

This Halloween bag is the cutest thing ever (@ Scribbit)

I love this sweet idea for relieving preschool anxiety (@ Parent Hacks)

It is official- I am now craving this chocolate pie (@ Homesick Texan)

I want to try this pumpkin spice granola (@ Annie's Eats)

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