Posts Tagged ‘Crafts & Celebrations’

Amy’s Notebook 04.18.19

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

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I’ve been dying to make an Instant Pot Cheesecake and this recipe looks perfect.

What it is like to grow up with more money than you’ll ever spend. Fascinating!

These are some really creative ideas for ways to squeeze in more books.

Things I wish my therapist would say to me– hahaha!

A simple conversation starter for any social situation.

This was your favorite purchase this week.

22 Whole30 recipes you can eat all week long. YUM!

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I can’t get over how stunning this bike wheel wreath is! Such a smart upcycle!

These embellished braids would be so pretty for Easter Sunday.

I’ve got this book on my nightstand this week and this book going on my earbuds.

This piece really hit the nail on the head about friendships & parenting in your 40’s. (*language*)

I loved reading this piece on the new microblading eyebrows trend that’s going on.

Loved volunteering for this organization this week. I wish more schools would do this!

Speaking of South Bend, this was the highlight of my week.

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How good does this broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast look? YUM!

This has been my year of branching out and I love this advice on making new friends.

This one-pot dish looks delicious!

We are going to have to try this recipe for our next Indian night.

This is a great gathering of beginner cooking tips. A lot of these are things I learned through trial and error.

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How fun is this faux woven pendant light?

30 foolproof ways to deal with difficult people.

What’s behind the elective-sobriety trend.

Looking for a mocktail to start with? This recipe caught my eye!

It’s harder to focus these days and it isn’t your fault.

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Amy’s Notebook 04.11.19

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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How gorgeous is this centerpiece made from spray painting these inexpensive vase fillers?

This looks like a fun new spin on cauliflower– yum!

How sobriety made me a better cook. Love this inspiring story!

Along the same thoughts, millenials are sick of drinking.

No points for busy. Amen.

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How yummy does this Instant Pot spaghetti & meatballs recipe look?

I am screening summer reads right now and am telling you now, add this to your summer must-read stack. It was amazing!!

I love the idea of quiet maximalism in room styling. This was a whole bunch of eye-candy too!

I have to agree that this is a slippery slope.

Beautiful and simple tips for becoming a better listener. I need to work on this.

The YA books your favorite YA authors can’t stop raving about. I need to add a couple of these to my stack!

Here is your favorite purchase this week. Well done, friends!

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This vegan creamy curried carrot soup looks like the perfect way to celebrate spring.

This piece made me laugh out loud.

Your smartest friends are using this setting on their phone.

We don’t buy things with money, we buy them with hours of our time.

You can’t be everybody’s cup of tea.

I feel this SO very much. It is exhausting.

How to declutter your house using the root cause method.

Do you have any financial self-care rituals? Love this mindfulness idea.

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Amy’s Notebook 03.07.19

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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How delicious do these orange cauliflower bowls look?

Do you feel guilty about saying no? This article really spoke to me and reminded me about the importance of boundaries.

You don’t have to monetize your joy.

This dancer’s interview was fascinating, especially the process of dying her pointe shoes.

This piece is graphic, but this really illustrates the mental health struggle of being a Facebook moderator.

If you are looking for a great historical fiction read, my heart is all wrapped up in this one right now.

I always love seeing what makes people’s lists of top book recommendations.  There are a few on this one I haven’t read!

Well, I am DEFINITELY inspired to give this a spin on our kitchen counters.

This is a fabulous guide on what to bring with you when shopping in bulk.

This was your favorite purchase this week.

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Bookmarking this post on how to regrow vegetable scraps. A fun science project AND frugal!

10 films that are coming out that are based on wildly true stories. I’m excited about several of these!

The lessons from failure– as a perfectionist, I needed this reminder.

The best cult classic beauty products you can find at Walmart.

Wowed by this cabinet makeover. It makes me want to add a little wallpaper to the back of our cabinet.

I’m obsessed with Schitt’s Creek so I thoroughly enjoyed this piece on Dan Levy.

Each year I add a colorful skirt to my wardrobe and I think this is going to be the one for spring!

Want to up your shelfie game? I loved these tips for better shelf styling.

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How gorgeous are these painted stairs? Love these tips on this transformation.

Speaking of paint, I’m bookmarking this list of best white paints for interiors.

The 1-minute hack to feel more confident. So interesting!

Doing a good job bringing a sympathy meal. These are wonderful tips!

Speaking of sympathy meals, this printable is perfect for those times.

Love this little crochet project to green up your beauty routines.

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Amy’s Notebook 01.03.18

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

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I love this creative hack for an essential oil diffuser for your car.

Speaking of those, this is my new favorite oil roller for bedtime.

10 podcasts to help you go after your 2019 goals.

Here are a few thoughtful tips for organizing your kitchen cabinets.

These are the buzziest wellness trends predicted for 2019. I can get behind a few of these, for sure!

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I’m digging these organizing hacks for your home.

This was really good organizing advice too.

I always like taking a peek at everyone’s favorite book lists. Did you catch mine too?

Speaking of books, this one looks like a good one to start the new year with.

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This spinach and white bean meatball soup looks like a winning soup combo to me.

This is one shopping event I try to peek at every year. You can’t beat an additional 40% off for gifts.

I’m adoring this audiobook right now while I have been taking down our holiday decorations.

I had not thought of how these cashless systems will impact people of color.

The reason the ultrarich are unsatisfied with their wealth. REALLY insightful!

30 things to read and watch this year. Bookmarking this list for myself!

I love working out at home so I’m bookmarking these workout streaming options.

Here is what a Dry January can do for you.

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This is on my cleaning to-do list and I had never thought of using one of these for that purpose!

10 ingredients to always have on hand in your kitchen. Such a great little arsenal for weeknight meals.

4 foolproof ways to tame your inbox this year!

This hack for creating a woven piece for your wall is genius.

Love the home you live in– a beautiful reminder!

Wouldn’t a set of these make a sweet baby shower gift?

Detox your home with this printable calendar.

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Amy’s Notebook 11.08.18

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

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I think I need to commit to one of these seasonal retreats.

One month inside L.A.’s cult of betterness.

I do love a good cup of tea. These additions to your tea cup sound delicious!

I don’t like this.

An easy way to eliminate drama from your life.

Here are three exercises to try to reduce your anxiety.

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This chai-spiced pecan granola looks like a delicious fall addition to our yogurt bowls.

8 short books to help you reach your reading goals.

Reading and adoring this incredible memoir. Add it to your stack!

How buying into fast fashion affects our brains.

This sounds like a Thanksgiving cocktail a girl could get behind.

These printable desk calendars would make such a great inexpensive gift.

Love these tips for helping your Christmas tree look more pro.

I love that these were your favorite purchase this week.

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A sweetly simple evergreen wreath to make for a corner in your home.

The first affordable one that I’ve seen. What a great price!

Here are some wonderful tips for caring for your sweaters.

How to help your body adjust to the cold weather.

17 Thanksgiving games for the whole family to play.

How successful women start their days.

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I’m digging this pom-pom tree topper.

I finally stopped doing this. If you are on the hunt for a replacement, I LOVE this one.

Looking for a new journaling technique? I loved this idea.

Some great tips for raising grateful children– I always love the comments section too.

This is wonderful news for this budget-friendly makeup brand.

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Amy’s Notebook 11.02.18

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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How gorgeous are these ornament vases? I would have never thought to use these for that!

A cheap and simple way to upcycle jars. So smart!

Did you see what launched! OMG!

I love seeing the evolution of her style.

Okay, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

This pattern might just have me busting out my knitting needles again.

Here are some fun recipes to do with your leftover Halloween candy.

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I love a good carbonara and this butternut squash carbonara recipe looks so delicious for fall!

4 things to do to get ready to vote in the midterms.

30 soup and stew recipes to bookmark for these cooler months.

This was your favorite purchase this week. They look so stylish and comfortable!

10 thrillers with supernatural twists that may surprise you.

Speaking of books, here are 10 life-changing books to add to your book stack.

All the motivation you need to simplify your life. This really spoke to me this week!

Do you do this?

I’m thinking this would make a great holiday gift for the ladies in my life.

This was very inspiring this week.

Reading and loving this book this week.

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How gorgeous are these macrame feathers?

What a simple and polished ponytail.

It is puzzle season and I’m starting with this one. Try this DIY for your puzzles too- you’ll thank me!

Adding these to my Christmas wish list.

How gratitude fixed my relationship with Instagram.

A few fall layering tips. I’ve never seen a jacket under a vest, but I like it!

But you don’t look sick. #storyofmylife

How you really should be measuring success. Good advice!

This made me laugh.

Ready to start watching Christmas movies? This Netflix Christmas movie list might help.

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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 09.06.18

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 07.26.18

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

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These crocheted popsicle holders are such a useful and smart way to stash bust that yarn.

I talk a lot about my tiny house dreams so this article opened my eyes to tiny house living that I would not have thought of.

Wowed by this home makeover. It’s amazing how paint can transform the interior of a home.

Trying to get more out of your hydration routines? This post has me dreaming of some new ingredient additions.

How did I not realize that they were doing this? What a fun way to try a few new things and add some new additions for my next vaca.

I’m enjoying this delicious summer thriller right now.

The problem with relying upon our possessions to save us. Yes.

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Love this easy tutorial for adding a bra to all those summer strappy jumpsuits and dresses this year.

I’m bookmarking these sleep apps for my next night of insomnia.

This was your top purchase this month and this was your favorite purchase this week. #smartladies

This is a beautiful piece on making peace with one’s body as it changes (no matter where we are at).

This book is in my earbuds this week. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking.

I love learning about what it is like to parent in other countries.

Working your digital habits? I’m loving this list of tips to be more intentional.

A simple wake-up call for the real you.

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What an adorable baby shower cake topper? I’m in love!

This is going on my menu plan for the week. Can summer never end?

Struggling with assigning responsibilities to your teens? I love this chore list as a great starting place.

To get your kid moving, walk out the door. Boom.

Looking add more skirts to your wardrobe? I think you will find these skirt styling tips helpful.

The ancient rite of complaining about how busy you are at work. Hahaha!

This week’s album pick while you are browsing:

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