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Amy’s Notebook 10.10.18

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

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Tips for creating a spa-worthy bath in the comfort of your own home.

I would add these mixed with this and the best thing since sliced bread to this list.

I love this idea to make a sick day care kit for your home.

12 ways to be more productive– boy, do I need to read these!

Cheap and easy ways to feel better about the home you are in.

Planning to take a holiday family photo? This post has some wonderful ideas for nailing your coordinated outfits.

How to talk to the women in your life right now.

Wanting to declutter? These printables look like just the ticket.

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Love this textured wreath for fall.

Speaking of wreaths, this wreath is my ALL-TIME favorite.

Oh, now this is a smart idea for an app. Loud places are a pet peeve of mine.

A short & sweet list of books to add to your fall stack.

This is what I’m reading this week and I am BLOWN AWAY. Could highlight the whole book, honestly.

Restock alert: these are back and they are as awesome as can be.

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How fun is this adorably easy spider garland?

The art of Japanese funeral floral arrangements. How gorgeous!

The funny small things we avoid spending money on. I had to laugh because it is true.

What Americans say vs. what they mean. Again, SO TRUE.

Wanting to add a backyard fire pit? This is such a great tutorial.

I had no idea she was such a bookworm. What a stack!

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Amy’s Notebook 10.03.18

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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Korean beef nachos? I’m IN!!

14 simple ways to decorate your home for fall.

Adding this dip to our next board game night plans.

A very simple rule for living. Love this!

What will you do when you age.

This was your favorite purchase in this week’s small-budget crushes. So cute!

Famous writers and their cats. This just makes me happy!

The best scary movies to watch in October. YASSS! #favoriteseason

What a creative idea- how to make a mental health shelf.

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How to print large images for a gallery wall. I love this!

17 unpopular things people with chronic illnesses do. So true.

I can’t wait to hear what you have been reading from this list!

9 books to renew your activism if you’re feeling hopeless right now.

One of the best post I have seen on making the post of small space homes.

I adore the bow on the back of this.

This piece was fascinating. Since we live in a small town, I have always been curious about these places.

I want to diy a blanket ladder for our house.

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Love this free printable autumn to-do list.

Planning to mix up some of these blends for my diffuser for fall.

I’m reading this book and loving it right now.

I’m wowed by these libraries from around the world.

I have some lanterns in my garage that I need to put to work for fall.

Speaking of diffusers, I love this inexpensive one that I use.

20 easy fall outfits.

Screenless Saturdays– something to think about.

Time & money wasters– these are both categories that I could use some work on.

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Amy’s Notebook 09.28.18

Friday, September 28th, 2018

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Wowed by this creepy and cool diy skeleton wreath.

Note to self: start scheduling a power hour.

Chapters are not meant to be skipped. They are meant to be shared. So thankful for my book club!

DIY that pumpkin spice latte. Also, love this tutorial for making your own syrup.

This speech wowed me.

Bookmarking this list of shows for my next night in.

This was your favorite purchase this week. Still can’t believe how affordable that jacket is! #winning

How to add no need to reply to different areas of our lives. What a gift in this digital age!

Things we can do at the exact same time.

This is such a smart way to add space to your countertops in small kitchens.

Adding this recipe to our meal planner. Yum!

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How adorable is this Halloween mantel? I love this so much!

We need to add a few of these to our home and that price is just right.

21 subjective rules for raising a teenage girl. I needed to read this today!

What sets you off– boy, do they have my INFJ-self pegged.

Anxiety is the number one mental illness in the U.S. & marketers are capitalizing on it.

How to style your off-the-shoulder sweaters for autumn. So pretty!

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I love a well-styled bed, don’t you? Who knew I had the sheets on the wrong side in our bed?

Speaking of sheets, here are some helpful folding techniques.

What a brilliant upcycle!

Next up in my book stack! Can’t wait to read this one. I’m a sucker for time travel.

Tips and tricks for dealing with insomnia (be sure to read the comments on this one!!)

This just sounds amazing for a fun treat at home.

What happens when you quit the morning scroll.

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Amy’s Notebook 09.19.18

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

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Baked apple cider donuts? Heck. Yes.

10 things in your closet you need to get rid of now.

Tips from IG influencers on how to reign in the FOMO. Great advice!

This chicken with lemons & oranges looks like a Sunday supper winner.

Is cognitive photoshop making you anxious. I have never heard of this, but I do it ALL the time.

Speaking of anxiety, if you have it, you might benefit from this piece too.

Oh, these are gorgeous!! I love her prints.

Empowering wheelchair users through vibrant colors. These are gorgeous!

Loved this thread on the simple pleasures in life. There are so many good and simple things to enjoy in the world.

7 nonfiction reads about witches, perfect for your Halloween reading.

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How adorable is this diy scratch-off map to document your travels?

Don’t you just love a staycation romance– hahaha?

Here is a great list of memoirs that are coming out this fall.

Speaking of books, I am just wrapping up this one.

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Love, love, love this colorful Halloween wreath. W-O-W!

The best tasting supermarket-brand coffee is pretty surprising.

Book lovers will love this plant display.

Note to self, feature more comfy apparel. These were your favorite purchase this month!

How to better manage your time with these easy tips.

Want to learn a few new creative ways to style a scarf? I loved these scarf tying techniques.

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Amy’s Notebook 09.12.18

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

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I just got a Cricut (SQUEAL) and can’t wait to make this mug for myself! #earlyriser

I always love and am inspired by her home tours.

Teachers are moonlighting as Instagram influencers to make ends meet.

Joyfully declutter these 5 things from your life to boost happiness. AMEN!

A Fall movie marathon printable– so cute.

10 brilliant ways to reduce your food waste.

I loved this show so much and hearing her reflections on it.

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An easy 1-minute homemade mayo recipe.

7 delicious things you can make with cauliflower rice.

I want one in every color.

10 little-known facts about Target.

Was pretty pumped to see that this service is now available in our town. Have you tried it?

Here is what I’m reading this week.

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Completely wowed by this store display!

I finally gave into the peer pressure on how awesome these are for my fall wardrobe. That’s my only splurge though, I promise!

How to jog.

On the keto diet? These ten sheet pan meals might be an easy weeknight ticket.

I may or may not be able to relate to this piece– hahaha!

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How cute are these free Harry Potter printables.

I’ve switched to at-home workouts so I’m bookmarking these podcasts for my neighborhood loops.

Wowed by this gorgeous painted desk top.

Struggling to secure a mortgage? This piece offered some great advice.

A little painted pumpkin inspiration.

Need new workout playlists? Check out this account! Wow!

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Amy’s Notebook 09.06.18

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

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I can’t wait to use this smoothie planner to make some fresh smoothie combos for our mornings.

This post really hit home, kids are so busy these days.

Want to learn the secret to aging more gracefully?  Looks like this might be it.

7 books to read before they become movies.

13 reasons why libraries are holding us together.

Remember, negativity is contagious.

Ten style tips for September.

Trust me, buy these.

And these.

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Give me all the hummus. Holy heck, this recipe looks fabulous!

I can’t recommend this fun audiobook enough. I have been, truly, laughing out loud.

We don’t talk enough about anxiety after happiness.

Oh, how I loved this piece on the un-celebrity President– cried my eyes out at how sweet this was. Such a treat that he was in our town on a project here too!

Speaking of my little town, this piece on our amazing mayor was so compelling.

Do these 5 things for a great school morning routine. Loved the intention idea!

Adding this to my fall wish list.

Yo, who knew Missy had a sister? This made me laugh SO HARD. (not for kids!)

Dreaming about the fall capsule wardrobe and love this advice on creating your own wardrobe and this inspiration for a french capsule wardrobe.

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Adding this matcha mint pie to our dessert rotation.

Have you ever been ghosted by a friend? This post was such a good read.

This is going to be me someday– hahaha!

These were your favorites this week. I don’t blame you one bit.

An exquisitely designed home made wheelchair accessible.

Reading and adoring this book this week.

Your kids don’t just learn diversity, they live in diversity. So much yes. This is why we made our school choices that we did.

I signed up for this social media challenge this month.

When a friend is diagnosed with cancer. This is such beautiful advice.

Did you know when your self-esteem peaks? So much fun to look forward to!

Maybe your sleep problem isn’t a problem.

Love this idea to do a chore audit with your partner.

52 best true crime podcasts to listen to. What a list!

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Amy’s Notebook 08.30.18

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

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I love a good red lipstick and this is a great guide to nailing the perfect hue.

What women didn’t post on Instagram.

5 books for improving your money mindset.

This is MY FAVORITE sweater to look polished for fall.

Speaking of that money mindset, this is a great reminder of how those little expenses add up.

I couldn’t stop laughing at this. Make Canada great ALWAYS- hahaha!

Now this is REALLY cool, isn’t it?

What growing up “poor” taught me about minimalism.

I’m wrapping up this book this week. Looking forward to sharing my reviews with you on Monday!

Madly in love with these. Oh, and these!! (heart eye emojis all day!)

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Bookmarking these awesome tips for cleaning my home.

Looking forward to indulging in a few of these new podcasts on my morning walk.

This was your top purchase this month (by a landslide!!)

Hoping to get my office organized this month so I found these tips for office organization really helpful.

We already got our first round of germs over here so I’m bookmarking this hand sanitizer recipe to make.

The bootcut look is back and here are 12 ways to wear them.

15 make-ahead dinners to get you through the work week.

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How cute are these lunchbox love notes?

I’m off to see this today and can’t wait! I enjoyed seeing this about it too.

How gorgeous is this Airstream? Wow!

This was your most visited post this month. I bet your doors look fab!

My favorite sweatshirt is back- yay!!

Have you hit a minimalist plateau? Curate your life like you would a museum.

This back-to-school bash photo backdrop is amazing!

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Katie’s Notebook 08.23.18

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

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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!

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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.

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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?

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Amy’s Notebook 08.16.18

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

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5 tips for nailing this year’s scarf trends.

This self-care bucket list is something a girl can get behind!

Speaking of self-care, here are 30 things you should do for yourself.

The biggest question producers ask themselves while making a true crime podcast.

Can a girl have too many pairs of these? I think not.

7 romantic reads that you won’t be embarrassed to admit reading.

Also, 16 books you need to know about this week. Noted!

Want to learn more about ethical fashion choices? I found this post to be really helpful.

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Who knew making your own nut butter was so easy? I can’t wait to try this with our food processor!

Why do we hate people who try so hard?

I needed to read this- you don’t owe ANYONE an INTERACTION. Can I put this on a sign by my desk?

The kiddos head to school this week and I have plans with this book.

15 chicken recipes you can add to your menu plan!

These are some great tips on how to have better family meals.

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I can’t get over how beautiful these diy macrame feathers are. This is definitely on my craft bucket list now.

Looking to expand your podcast listening? This list might help!

6 tips for drinking responsibly and keeping your liver happy. A good read after all those summer cocktails!

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Amy’s Notebook 08.08.18

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

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This diy bath tray looks easy to make and inexpensive to execute.

How to water the plants while you are away– genius!

Oh, I do love the calm of everything as it should be. Looking forward to trimming some excess after the summer months.

I had deep depression about this when I got of school, buried under this crippling debt. This post speaks beautifully to this burden.

What happens when a stranger decides to destroy your life. This is CRAZY.

10 better than takeout recipes that I can’t wait to try.

Dreaming of that Airstream life? Check out this incredible makeover.

Starting to scope this site out for another round of fall faves.

Here are 13 new books to put on your summer reading list.

OMG. This is SO my husband & I- hahaha!

To every male author who compared writing a manuscript to birthing a baby. What a clever comparison!

New additions to this gorgeous line– yay!

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Oh, I can’t wait to add this creamy lemon herb salmon dish to our menu planner.

Whoa. This recipe looks like a great way to cool down.

Back in the dating game? Here is a list of dating apps to try to meet your perfect match.

I mean…whoa.

This top was my favorite too this week.

What a satisfying way to end your day.

This is one of the most beautiful diy paint projects I’ve seen.

15 reasons summer can be difficult for people with a mental illness.

11 books to read when it just too hot to go outside.

Still hanging in there, but I’m concerned.

Excited to dig into this read this week!

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