Posts Tagged ‘Crafts & Celebrations’

Amy’s Notebook 07.12.18

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Table Makeover With Removable Wallpaper source

I would have never thought to use removable wallpaper to glam up an old table. I’m so inspired!

No more fake cheese or fake friends. YES!

Overwhelmed with the news and headlines? Read this advice!

I love reading about how people have embraced their small space.

This is a summer reading list for the whole family. I can’t wait to check a few of these books out.

Speaking of books, I’m reading (and loving) this book this week.

This is hilarious.

This makes me so happy.

Did someone say happy? Read this article and get happier.

How to treat cracked heels. Yeah…I need to spend some time on this.

Cherry Tomato Summer Pasta source

Have an abundance of cherry tomatoes in your garden? This pasta recipe looks like a great way to put them to work in the kitchen!

I’ll be brief about the Nordstrom sale: these would be a great staple, if you need a weather-resistant jacket, I like the flattering cut on this, can’t believe the price on these, and this is a capsule wardrobe must-have.

How to diy all those jean trends we are seeing this season.

5 ways to get energized if you didn’t get enough sleep. Using these tips this morning- zzzz!

Speaking of sleep, I’m going to give some of these relaxing evening routines a spin. I’m in a bad check-your-phone-before-bed habit.

Confused about IGTV? I found this really helpful.

When brands use plus-size women in their ads, but actually don’t carry plus-size clothing. Getting all the brownie points without the work.

I love this advice on ways to really simplify your life.

Trying to read more nonfiction? This list might be just the ticket.

“Seeing your needs is the first step. Understanding your needs is the second.” A beautiful reminder on the importance of self-care as mothers.

DIY tee bags source

Turn old tees into tote bags with this tutorial. This would be a fun craft for tweens!

Trying to beat the heat? Try this life hack.

How to pray (even when you’re mad at God).

I take this little speaker everywhere while we have traveled this summer.

My fiddle leaf fig is still humming along, but I’m curious about this method for getting it to really take off.

This book is in my earbuds and it is hot, hot, hot!

Speaking of audiobooks, check out this deal!!

It’s wild how much exterior paint can completely change a home.

20 Keto recipes you can make-ahead!

This was my reaction too.

This week’s album I’m enjoying:

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

Amy’s Notebook 05.09.18

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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If you haven’t seen this music video, I encourage you to watch it (HSP’s beware! This is very violent because it is about gun violence- not safe for young kids). I could talk about this video all day long because it is so compelling.  I found this piece on why the dancing makes us so uncomfortable and it gave me even more to chew on. Don’t really understand the meaning behind it? This piece also gave me some food for thought about the symbolism in each element of this piece of art.

How to talk about racism in classic children’s books.

Need some more podcasts to listen to? This list might help you!

After all the traveling I’ve been doing, these tips for cleaning your suitcase came just in time.

6 surprising facts about rosé you may not know.

The opposite of more isn’t less…it is ENOUGH. Wow, this really spoke to my heart!

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I just got home from a work conference and every convo seemed to gravitate towards this. This post is my daily struggle to cultivate a authentic space on the internet while still paying my bills. Does the perfect balance even exist anymore?

This $700 kitchen makeover is simply gorgeous.

11 common housekeeping mistakes– so much good info here!

Well, here is a way to use Siri that I had never thought of.

I switched from coffee to this and it works AMAZINGLY well. Whoever invented time-released caffeine is a genius. It’s really minimizing my acid reflux issues by cutting down on my coffee.

I am obsessed with season 2 of this show. Can we talk about the music too because dannngggg! So good! Here is a Spotify playlist for ya.

Giant Tassel Wall Hanging source

I’m a sucker for yarn tassels and love this giant tassel wall hanging craft.

How cute is this? Good news- this week buy one, get one 50% off on dresses this week.

While you are stocking up, consider eliminating these 7 items from your closet.

Eating Paleo? This nacho cheese recipe might help you get your nacho fix on.

I’m hoping to up my houseplant game after I’m done traveling this month.

Bookmarking these gorgeous summer entertaining tips.

Kanye’s commentary on slavery being a choice has opened up a bigger discussion. Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a powerful piece surrounding privilege, fame, race, and the isolation that happens when we detach from the real world.

Here is what I’m reading this week. Did I mention it is only $2 and really good? Snag it!

I love guacamole and am so intrigued by this secret ingredient addition.

I need to mix some of this up for my next self-care night.

Today’s song selection for your notebook browsing-

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

 

Amy’s Notebook 04.19.18

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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How cute is this free printable for your home? These sentiments match my personality perfectly.

Teeth whitening treatments aren’t cheap. Loving this diy version made from all natural ingredients!

Oof. I do this a lot and needed this reminder.

Here are ten easy things you can do in a weekend to update your space.

This site always has the best teacher appreciation gift ideas. Looking for more? Check out this sweet idea or this one (it was a huge hit!) or even this. Yeah, we really love our teachers!

I’m so ready to put together my spring capsule wardrobe. These spring outfit combos are really inspiring.

Be sure to check out this list of books recommended by 22 ambassadors that they encourage you to read before visiting their country.

If you are white and struggling with empathy on the topic of these shootings, give this exercise listed a try. #eyeopener

Here are nine plants that will help you get better sleep. I am becoming quite the houseplant addict!

Some exciting developments are happening at ALDI. Woot, woot!

I’d really like to make this switch.

Not sure how many of you craft, but Craftsy is offering unlimited courses for two weeks for one dollar. Pretty sweet!

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Freshening up your bedroom for Spring? Check out these bedroom styling tips for some inspo.

Since I have been seeing a TMJ specialist, these exercises for relieving jaw & neck tension are so up my alley!

I am going to have to add this to my carry-on bag when I’m traveling and steal one of these the next time I’m staying at a hotel.

I am swooning over this new line.

Looking for a new morning devotional to dive into? Check out this list.

I’m so happy to see this lady back to blogging again and peeking at her favorite books.

Bookmarking this list of best-of television shows for my next lazy day.

Jute Bag source

Turn placemats into a cute jute and leather tote. ADORABLE!

I finished this book this week and was blown away.

Thinking about making a purchase? This simple list of six questions might guide your decision.

I’m feeling like my kids are starting to develop some allergies towards us so this read was reassuring.

Here are four classes to revive your side hustle. Who couldn’t use a little help with that?

I can’t stop laughing. I am TERRIFIED of birds. Seriously. Also, if you haven’t read this interview, you really should (and read the book).

One Pan Moroccan Lemon Chicken source

This one-pot Moroccan Lemon Chicken recipe looks like a weeknight winner.

I found this piece to be really compelling about the pluses and minuses of building your following on Instagram. On a very small scale, I get this.

This gorgeous basic top is on my spring capsule wardrobe agenda.

I’m also eyeing this classic piece.

What if your kiddos could rewrite the house rules. This was such a fun piece!

This week’s album share below! Happy listening!

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

Amy’s Notebook 03.28.18

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Instant Pot Cheat Sheet source

Download this free Instant Pot Cheat Sheet for your kitchen.

Speaking of the Instant Pot, this dish is going a little bonkers on Pinterest (and it couldn’t be easier!).

This piece on class anxiety within a family was really compelling. That idea of, “too much happy,” troubles me too. Is there such a thing?

13 brand new books to read in April.

After spending a couple of days in the airport last week, I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING.

4 things we think we need today, but won’t matter in the long run. So much yes!

I’m curious about this reboot and like that they stayed true to character development. I’ll be tuning in!

Amazon skincare products with a cult following. I am going to have to give a few of these a spin!

This speech was heartbreakingly beautiful.

I also found this article quite compelling. This next generation inspires me in so many ways!

Hopping on the plant trend for your home? Here are 14 that are potentially harmful to your pets.

Speaking of books, I stayed up way to late last night with this one. It’s so good! (all my book reviews on Fri-yay!)

Wondering how Marie Kondo does it? Take a peek at her typical day. I’m loving the spreadsheet idea!

Sconces How to Add Light source

Sconces without any hardwiring? WHAT?! Genius.

I love these ideas for putting your clutter to work.

My cow game extracted your Facebook data.

Being authentic is so important to me. I love seeing this list of traits on how to spot an authentic person.

Here are 15 ways to save on a home renovation.

I’m crazy about this woman’s work and I absolutely loved this piece on her.

Untouchable days sound like a productivity game-changer.

It was a good mail day on Monday.

How do you organize your bookcase? I’m a colored spine girl these day and this made me laugh.

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Switch out those plugins with this smart essential oil hack.

What happens when you stop wearing deodorant– so interesting!

What a delicious way to use up leftover rice.

This is on my spring break plans list….please scare the crap out of me, Netflix!

I’m trying to savor this book.

The top sale this month wasn’t even something I planned to promote (just a pic in my IG feed). I hope you love your small homes as much as me!

Like your chicken skin crispy? Who knew you had the tool to achieve it already in your house.

As I prep my spring capsule, I found this piece to be really helpful on the closet cleanout process.

I added this addition to my smoothie routine and I’m so surprised how much a tablespoon of this helps keep me full during the day. Here is my make-ahead slant on my smoothie game.

This week’s album share below! Even if you hate country, (*raises hand*) this artist is an absolute treat.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

Amy’s Notebook 01.17.17

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Kimchi Fried Rice source

This kimchi fried rice looks like a fun way to spice up a tired lunch routine.

The blow dry mistakes you might be making (and how to fix them).

This diy waterfall countertop made from $90 in supplies is a genius idea for your laundry room.

4 things you need to know about digital detox.

These blankets look perfect for these chilly days.

Wow, I learned so much from this interview with the bra whisperer.

How adorable is this vision board party! This looks like the perfect day with girlfriends.

Working on productivity? Here are 12 productivity books from 2017 to get you started on changing your mindset.

Be sure to say what you mean to say. A good reminder!

I donated my birthday this year on Facebook– it is such a fun way to give back to the organizations we care most about!

This financial advice is so, so good that I may have read it twice.

Observations from being a selfish mom for a week.

Ohhh, this beef stroganoff soup looks like a pressure cooker winner.

This technique for perfectly cooked chicken breasts is going to be tested in our house. Dealing with frozen chicken? I use this strategy weekly.

I’m all over this ramen recipe.

Do you have enough white space in your daily routines? I want to work on a well-designed day.

This might be a little *too* extra– hahaha!

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New strategies for home organization– I would have never thought to divide pantry shelves by meals- so smart!

This post also offers some smart and affordable pantry storage solutions.

Excited to dig into this book this week!

This has some great advice if you are parenting and in the creative industry.

I may have laughed until I cried when I saw these.

Not getting good sleep? This article might provide an answer for you about what’s going on.

This really moved me. I’m not ashamed to say it made me cry and acknowledge my own struggles with this role.

Since I’m crying, let’s just ugly cry about this.

While we are ugly crying together (right?!?), this display of compassion really moved me too. Could you do it?

DIY Clay Barrettes source

How cute are these DIY Clay Barrettes? This would be a fun craft to do with my girl!

I bought a houseplant (you can peek at her over here), and am loving seeing the plant trends for the upcoming year.

These dusting hacks are awesome for tidying up your home.

This idea for anti-resolutions is such a fun way to celebrate accomplishments instead of focusing on what you didn’t do.

Had no clue you can make your own vegetarian meat for recipes. I’m going to have to try this!

This detox chicken soup looks like a great way to get your diet back on track after a trip.

Some language in this, but this response to someone who wants to find out how to overcome their laziness is just everything.

I love oatmeal in the morning so I’ll have to try this oatmeal technique. Looking for a bigger batch? I LOVE this recipe!

How to nail a crispy chickpeas snack– love the spice ideas too.

Welcome to the age of abundance.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

 

Amy’s Notebook 01.03.18

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

DIY Dryer Balls source

I’ll have to stash bust some yarn with this diy wool dryer balls tutorial.

This new year glow smoothie bowl looks like a great way to start the day- love the matcha powder addition in this one! More of a smoothie in a cup kind of person? This detox smoothie looks amazing too.

I am so inspired by this #40by40 list– maybe I can try a #41by41 instead!

Trying to save more money this year? These are some fantastic strategies for saving 30% of your income in the new year.

Timberlake fans are rejoicing about this news– woot, woot!

I just got this book and can’t wait to dig in today.

Speaking of books, here are the best books we might have missed in 20017.

This egg roll soup recipe looks delicious and a great way to warm up this winter.

Hurry up and offer this service to the Midwest.

Did you end the year with a heavy heart too? I loved these ideas for what to say to someone who didn’t feel like awesome about 2017.

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How to wear ankle boots with skinny jeans– love these ideas for cuffing your jeans.

Are you doing a Whole30 this month? Here are 24 things to do with your friends instead of hitting a bar.

Speaking of diets, here is a sugar-free diet plan to kick off the new year right too.

Looking to join a book club this year? This cookbook club looks like a fun spin on a book club (and would motivate me to cook more!). We also have an incredible book club and reading challenge worksheet to share with you this week!

I’m really curious about bullet journaling in the new year.

Here are ten tips for living minimally long term. Great advice and call to actions!

I always love seeing these favorite reads lists (and she’s giving them away!)

Curious about how to care for your Instant Pot? This guide on deep cleaning it should help!

“I felt like we were making the new Wizard of Oz for another generation.” Are you excited about this film too?

My in-laws gave me my birthday gift early and I have used it almost every day. YOU GUYS- it is a life-changer!

What did you learn this year? I always look forward to this collection at the end of the year.

The most 2017 photos of 2017. Can’t wait to show my hubby these!

Vintage Camper Makeover source

I’m swooning over this vintage camper makeover, especially those floors (whoa!).

“Waste more time” wasn’t about slacking off. It was about carving out a life that had room for more than just work and striving. For the first time in a long time, I felt truly free… What a great reminder that wasted time isn’t always wasted time.

Here is a list of the most anticipated television shows of 2018! And, here is a great list of the most underrated movies of 2017 to enjoy.

This tuna salad recipe looks like a great lunch or snack to enjoy this month.

What was learned from reading 75 books in 2017. Oh, in case you were wondering, here is her top ten too!

Speaking of 75, here are 75 things that blew our minds in 2017.

How to do more that is meaningful in 2018.

The top ten New Yorker articles from a loyal reader. I can’t wait to sit down and read these this week!

Is one of your goals to embrace a better skin care routine? You might find this article helpful. I swear by this cleanser– it has done wonders for my sensitive skin!

This is such a lovely way to deal with sentimental clutter.

Could you do a year of no shopping? I find this so inspiring!

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

Amy’s Notebook 12.06.17

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Japanese Wrapping Technique source

I love this creative wrapping technique for the gift-giving season.

This is on my organizing to-do list.

I just might be convinced to snag a membership for the holidays!

What an adorable gathering for the holidays with friends. Bookmarking!

A simple Advent calendar idea (that won’t take up too much space!)

Speaking of Advent calendars, how amazing is this one? So thoughtful!

I’d really like to pick up journaling and this is a great guide to get started.

If you need me, you’ll probably find me curled up with this incredible book.

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How gorgeous are these centerpieces?

Swooning over these gorgeous bouquets. A cozy hygge bouquet would make the perfect gift for our out-of-town relatives!

This outdoor fireplace turned out so beautifully. I always love her style.

I’d love to dive into a bowl of these!

20 ways you made 2017 harder than it had to be. Noted.

Need a little holiday decorating inspiration? This should help!

Loving this NYE backdrop idea for the perfect photo opps.

Planning to use this tutorial to add a little greenery to our home.

Are we living in a culture of flakes? I really struggle with my patience on this one.

Curious about what type of vacuums perform the best? Check out this advice from a repair technician. I’ve never regretted this one for our family!

Is self-care becoming too selfish? I like the idea of considering your motivations behind shares!

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What a fun spin on a unique cheese board idea for the holidays!

You can bet I’ll be running to my fabric store to do this!

This garland is so stylish for the mantle.

This makes me sad to read about. We are trying to scale back this year.

This list of 19 handmade gifts look like beautiful ideas for my crafty friends.

I’m trying to work on better sleep habits this year.

I do love a good ribbon hack.

Now this recipe looks like a great way to warm up!

Beautiful ideas for making small spaces festive.

Remember, you’re in charge this holiday season.

I’m eyeing this for my Christmas wish list.

How to throw a dinner party without a table. Basically, no excuses!

Perfectly wrapped gifts thanks to this smart wrapping tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

 

Katie’s Notebook 11.08.17

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken picture source

Note from Amy-  This month has been a particularly challenging one with my health. I, honestly, hate that this is a thing.  It is annoying, taxing, and makes my heart hurt to talk about it. Can we just move on? Seriously. Ugh!

I am so thankful for my friends who step up in these moments and offer their precious time to me. My amazing friend, Katie, is sharing what she’s been bookmarking this week to free up some headspace for me this week. Please do visit her blog– you will not be disappointed! If you would like to help with the happy list this month or guest spot on the notebook, shoot me an email at amy(at)momadvice(dot)com! xoxo

I’ve been reading MomAdvice since 2008 and always LOVE Amy’s weekly Notebooks. I’m so excited to be guesting for this week’s notebook edition; thank you for having me, Amy!

This Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken is what’s for dinner tonight and it is always a winner in our house!

We just got over a super busy week. Every time this happens I am reminded how important self-care is. I loved this article’s perspective on why self-care is so important.

I spend a lot of time shuffling our 4 kids around, so I really appreciate these 12 TED Talks for Women to listen to in the car. I added all of them to my TED app playlist immediately.

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Signs of Light by The Head and The Heart has hardly left my “now playing” lately.

This Wood Butter will be so good to add life back to my many very tired looking wooden cutting boards and spoons. It could make a great homemade gift, too.

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Have you watched Alias Grace, the new Margaret Atwood adaptation, yet?

Why should you focus on happiness and personal growth? I definitely plan on getting another Happiness Planner for 2018.

I’ve maxed out my library hold list. I’m currently waiting for this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this (plus a few for the kids).

Just finished: Station Eleven. Currently reading: The Book of Joy.

Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider Mulled Wine Sangria recipe and photo fall cocktail source

I’m going to be drinking this Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider Mulled Wine the entire holiday season.

I’ve tried a couple of different subscription services in the last few months and been happy with the wines I’ve received from Winc. It is always fun to try something new without the stress of picking it out myself! Might be a fun holiday gift idea for someone!

How Each Myers-Briggs Personality Shows They Care. Spot.On.For.Me.

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These 5 Daily Practices are something I’ve really been thinking about lately.

Bookmark these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic for Thanksgiving.

Has it really been 23 years since Amazon was founded? Amazon founder shares his secret for lasting success.

I don’t know if it gets any more odd than hiring fake friends and family.

After reading Sleep Should be Prescribed, I feel totally justified in my need for 8+ hours of sleep each night.. Matthew Walker has recently been featured in: NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, and tons more. Now I either want to take a nap or read his book Why We Sleep.

Also? Prolonged Exposure to Sweet, Blessed Silence Benefits the Brain.

This looks like the perfect place for a peaceful, relaxing girls weekend.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Sage picture and recipe source

We recently had our builder in to fix some things on our master shower tile work. I was cooking this Roasted Butternut Squash with Bacon and Sage that day and the supervisor could not stop raving about how good the house smelled.

I’m basically crushing on all things Hearth and Home. These measuring cups are the cutest.

Kids Whose Parents Make Them Do Chores Are More Successful. Take that, kids!

I’ve been wanting a pair of tan booties. After hearing Amy gush about this pair, I finally bit the bullet and bought them. so I finally bought them. They are a dream. SO COMFORTABLE.

I am obsessed with these Vintage Style No Show Socks. I had been looking for cute no show socks to wear with booties and bought 2 packs of these. They came adorably packed in a little gift box – perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

Simplest Easy Fudgy Brownies source

If you need a sweet treat, these are the Simplest Easy Homemade Fudgy Brownies. They take 1 pot to prep and I bet you have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now.

Find Katie at her blog Good Life Eats or follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.

Amy’s Notebook 09.13.17

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

You've Been Boozed

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Now this is a neighbor tradition that I can get behind!

Um, mind blown. How the heck did I not know this?

Maybe we just need less balance. I am learning this…

These photos are breaking my heart.

Have you embraced premium mediocre in your life?

Looking to try out a new television series or movie? This list  or this list might help!

This piece arrived on my doorstep and I can’t believe how perfect it is. Did I mention, POCKETS?!?

Looking for another fun meal prep idea for lunches? This chicken shawarma looks like a winner.

23 grocery items from ALDI you are missing out on.

A little feminist humor that brings all the LOL’s.

Watching at least one of these is on my weekend agenda.

Totally on my wish list– hahaha!

Pumpkin Pasta

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This 5-ingredient pumpkin alfredo is just begging me to make it.

If you just need a good laugh today, I recommend enjoying this.

I love these styling options for above the bed.

Oh, this series looks like another Netflix worthy binge while I wait for the next season of, The Handmaid’s Tale!

I can’t recommend this book enough for highly sensitive souls. It has been such a good read for me.

Fun things to do with your girlfriends in the fall. I just had a mum shopping date and it was so fun to do that with someone else!

Speaking of plants, the millennials love them!

I want to try this golden milk recipe.

If you don’t know how to carve a chicken (raises hand!), you’ll love this picture tutorial.

I love a good skillet dish and this looks like a fun spin on a classic.

Pom Pom Basket

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How cute is this diy pom pom basket? You know I’d love a pom pom on everything!

Looking to get your kitchen organized for fall baking season? Check out these awesome kitchen organization strategies!

Speaking of decluttering, here are 25 things to get rid of this fall.

This has become our new family weekend tradition with board games. Here are three free meals if you want to give it a try at your house.

Loving these fresh ideas for decorating your table for fall.

I’m really starting to hate the time sucks so this is a great reminder.

Some simple strategies for dealing with difficult people in your life.

This pumpkin pan pie looks like a fun way to enjoy a holiday fave.

Let’s just agree to put a tassel on everything.

I hope you enjoyed our notebook, a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, thrifty ways to spruce up your home, and thoughtful reads. Nothing brings me more joy than to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration! Please note, there are affiliate links that do help support our site- thank you! xoxo

 

Amy’s Notebook 08.02.17

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

DIY Wood Faux Paneling

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I’m so inspired by this inexpensive diy wood faux paneling project to brighten up a room.

We are trying a meal delivery service this month so this piece was really interesting. Have you done one before? Would love to hear your thoughts!

The one thing Airbnb hosts wish you wouldn’t do.

What to say to a grieving friend– I needed these tips.

We have more time than we think. Loved this quote, “Rather than saying you don’t have time, use the phrase, “It’s not a priority.” Not only will you feel less guilty for saying no, but it will remind you what your priorities are.

Ten clever camping tips– bookmarking if I ever go camping (unlikely).

15 easy ways to update your home– we have a lot of little projects like this still left to do.

Are you an abundance thinker or a scarcity thinker? Good food for thought!

Elevate Your BBQ

 

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I love these elegant ways to elevate your next summer gathering.

Here are some great tips on choosing the right protein powders for your morning smoothie. I had no idea that Target sold this protein powder now. Has anyone tried it?

Oh, I’m afraid we are THOSE neighbors! Love these backyard distractions so people won’t hate us.

I’m so sad to have missed this while we are in CA. Check out the Color Factory! Whoa.

I love this idea of running a cruelty-free blog. Particularly this passage, “Here is a good method: If you have a criticism of us you feel compelled to write then pretend that an 8 year old, someone who is just learning how people should behave in the world, will read your comment out loud in front of you. If that makes you uncomfortable then perhaps rephrase it. I think this is probably a great way to go about life, actually.”

Be Happy

Working on the good-hearted ways to respond to people in my life.

I just snagged this thriller from the library and I’m excited to dig in! Did you see the nine books I read in July? I think you’d love them!

I’m inspired by this zero-dollar savings hack. I need to do this!

I loved following this creative project. She always amazes me with the depth to her creativity.

Ugh, I have no idea how to get the right balance on this with my job. Do you like “real” feeds or “inspirational” feeds? I struggle with being authentic AND real.

A thoughtful approach towards shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

I finally got this on vinyl and it makes me unbelievably happy.

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