Posts Tagged ‘Crafts’

Amy’s Notebook 10.26.18

Friday, October 26th, 2018

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I loved this beautifully woven storage basket– that looks like such a fun fall diy!

How beautiful is this pumpkin spice soap? 

I always love peeking at other people’s book recommendations.

I won’t lie, I’m REALLY pumped about this book. It is still my favorite comfort food show.

This is a really compelling piece on quitting the wine habit. (thank you, Centsational Girl!)

Love this smart tip for another way to hang your wreaths on your door.

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How adorable are these yarn ghosts?

I really love her.

What a beautiful and heartbreaking obituary.

A permission slip for moms. Such a good reminder!

I started this book and I’m already IN LOVE.

Why you should consider a hobby you are bad at.

I loved reading these goals and all she accomplished. So inspiring!

I am guilty of saying this. What a great reminder!

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Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? You had me at pumpkin!

A smart way to organize those phone apps.

This was your top purchase this month. Can I do puzzles at your house?

Here are 28 Instant Pot soup ideas for your menu plan.

I was so sad to read this.

One word that will help lower your anxiety.

I’m a big fan of these methods though.

iPad tipping is so very awkward.

The power of writing thank you notes. I love this so much.

Do you struggle with a cell phone addiction?

11 useful ways to use zip ties.

Doing a one day deep clean project to complete. So smart!!

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!

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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!

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

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!

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

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?

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

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!

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

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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Amy’s Notebook 08.02.18

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

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Adding this bruschetta chicken recipe to my meal plan next week.

This recipe is just one more sheet pan meal I’d like to try.

Love these tips for hosting a gathering at your home with minimal clean-up.

15 Whole30 breakfast ideas I’d love to try at our house.

Looking for the secret to productivity? Follow your energy!

Speaking of energy, here are some kind people doing good things on the internet.

My hold just came through on this read.  So excited to dig in!

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I’m in love with this simple and stylish herb drying rack made from a few craft materials.

Remember, email is not your job! Great strategies for email productivity on this list.

Speaking of reads, catch my review on 13 books I read in July.

A beautiful inclusive blessing for all.

These diy mini bouquets would be fun to share with friends.

I loved this piece on the changing face of romance novels.

It’s the last week and everyone can finally shut up about it- hahaha!

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How to make frose in your ice cream maker. Can’t wait to try this for a fun end-of-summer entertaining treat.

Thinking about visiting some national parks? Check out this post on the best ones to see.

7 things super healthy people do at home, but you don’t. Lots of good points on some switches I could make!

Having a terrible day? Bookmark this list of 30 things to do when everything goes to sh*t.

I ordered this print and I just can’t wait to frame it for our home.

I have been thinking a lot about this since I read it.

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I’m looking at thrift store purses in a whole new light after seeing this gorgeous purse makeover.

Speaking of gorgeous, these were your top purchase this week. Quickly followed by these– hahaha! #youaremypeople

Bookmarking these tips for recycling your old clothing (even your ratty undies- hahaha!).

Could you remove plastic from your life? Fascinating piece!

This is such exciting news for fans of the book.

Since I have a habit, I did end up buying one of these to cut down on my landfill additions.

Do you love scary reads too? Be sure to bookmark this list of scary books that terrified authors.

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

 

Amy’s Notebook 06.28.18

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

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Customize a gorgeous floppy hat for summer.

You wouldn’t want a horse named Hustle. Oh, so true! Echoing so much of this post today.

I always worry about what a let down it is in when people meet me IRL. This post is me.

I really need a blanket ladder or two so I’m loving this diy blanket ladder that requires zero tools.

This looks like a fun summer dessert to make.

I’ve gotten so many compliments on this romper and you can’t beat that price!

Speaking of low prices, holy heck, there are some deals here! Doing a little summer stock-up for the kiddos.

If you haven’t watched this, I encourage you to. It was incredibly powerful and vulnerable.

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Wowed by this faux marble table. The colors are just gorgeous!

Do you notice the sea of sameness too? This is something my husband and I have been observing in design too.

I’m in awe of this ad campaign.

I wrote my first piece for the Ehlers-Danlos Foundation.

This is the book in my earbuds this week.

How Reese Witherspoon is flipping the script on Hollywood.

I loved this piece on banishing toxic relationships and how to improve unhealthy behaviors around them.

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I can’t get over this diy stenciled concrete patio. At under $200, this is such a sweet way to customize your patio.

This was your top purchase this week.

I’m madly in love with this sweet group birthday gift idea.

The seven most versatile pieces in your summer wardrobe.

And now my face hurts from smiling.

I can’t rave enough about this dress. It’s become my summer go-to.

These diy floor cushions look like a fast way to make a room even cozier.

Bookmarking this book list for my summer reading stack!

Speaking of the summer stack, I added this book to my vacation reading.

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Amy’s Notebook 06.21.18

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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Transform a basket into the perfect summer tote.

I don’t have it all together and neither do you.

I am enjoying witnessing how she is breaking the traditions.

This is a productivity hack that I can get behind.

I have no idea why, but heist movies are my new jam. Also, if you haven’t seen this, watch it. It’s absolutely brilliant.

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This is inspiring me to want to paint some patio pavers for a fresh look. So awesome!

Tips for a chore I still need to tackle.

21 simple things to do when you are bored instead of surfing the internet.

I *may* have worn this shirt three times this week. It’s the perfect blouse to tie on with a dress or skirt.

I stayed up way too late with this thriller this week. Honestly, it was a mixed bag.

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My daughter would love making this bubble gum slime recipe. Also, give our fluffy recipe a spin too!

I’d love to watch these fifteen Anthony Bourdain episodes this summer.

I hate washing my hair so I loved these tips for extending times between your shampoo times.

26 hair styling hacks for people battling a chronic illness.

I’ve become obsessed with solo movies and I’m not ashamed.

This was your favorite recipe this month. I hope you love it as much as our family!

Are you as obsessed with this show as much as me? I love these design tips (and where he’s sourcing his style).

Painting the exterior on my home is on my house to-do bucket list so this post was really inspiring.

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I made the switch to mocktails during the week and I can’t wait to try this virgin mojito recipe. YUM!

Speaking of mocktails, I found this piece on being sober curious really compelling.

These diy moroccan planters look adorable and totally doable.

I couldn’t love this printable more– if you haven’t seen this documentary, add it to your summer watch list!

I hope you guys are loving these as much as me because this was your top purchase this week!

Next up in my book stack!

Not loving the news that home ec classes are fading out of our education system.

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Amy’s Notebook 06.14.18

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

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How cute is this easy paint project for upgrading the style on a terracotta pot? I must try this!

Trying to grow indoor plants? I really appreciated these tips.

I love this idea on how to respond to, “how are you,” when you battle a chronic illness.

Speaking of that, here are some things I’ve been brewing on this week.

Ferris Bueller’s laid off– I’m dying. So, so good…

Stop killing the magic of books with required summer reading. I couldn’t agree more!

Another approach towards simplifying the wardrobe is this smart piece on creating your own personal dress code.

Are your kids obsessed with Fortnite? Here is a beginner guide to understand what the game is all about.

I used to spend a lot of time watching Lifetime movies as my weekend hobby and now these movies have replaced it.

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Wow, I would love to attempt this diy modern house number sign. So gorgeous!

Well, now my face hurts from smiling.

Here are a few strategies if you are trying to get out of a reading rut.

Covering a weathered deck with faux grass is pretty genius.

We can’t simplify our way into a perfect life.

Here are 8 memoirs to read this summerThis has been my favorite this year!

Would you tell them to just “get over it?” Please read this.

I’ve been working really hard on my Instagram feed so this was a really helpful tutorial on the new algorithm.

My book club friends (please join us!) recommended this audiobook and I’m LOVING it.

Do you make a summer bucket list? I love these ideas!

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I love this budget-friendly patio makeover on this rental.

I loved these makeup tips from a professional makeup artist. Lots of good advice!

This week’s MomAdvice Reader top purchase. I hope you are loving them as much as me!!

Why children aren’t behaving and what you can do about it. Fantastic advice for the modern parent.

The 17 best books to read this summer.

I like this advice on how to support a negative friend.

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