Posts Tagged ‘Crafts’

Amy’s Notebook 05.15.19

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

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How delicious do these garlic butter shrimp zoodles look for a weeknight meal?

Look at this smart solution for hanging heavy art. I can’t wait to try it!

Oh, pretty darn pumped for the next season of this show.

This was a really fascinating read!

The best 2-player board games. We are addicted to this one right now.

A healthier approach to summer drinking this year. This had some great advice!

I’ve got this in my earbuds this week. It’s REALLY good!

Also, just finished this book and can’t rave enough. #bookhangovertime

I am in the thick of it and it is HARD. (*language, folks!*)

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How to make perfectly grilled salmon– so many good tips in this post.

A trick for making weekends feel longer. I love this tip.

How an Asian mom says I love you. This was beautiful!

This was a funny read! I’m not a fan either!

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Turn plastic cups into adorable dancer dolls with this tutorial.

Got this gorgeous jumpsuit as a treat to myself for summer. The copper color is UNREAL gorgeous!

This had me rolling! Seriously, these are getting a little TOO targeted.

10 ways to waste less at the grocery store– love these strategies to reduce food waste.

20 recipes every cook should know. I think this would be a fun summer project to work through this list.

I have been hearing a lot about seed cycling lately. Have you tried it?

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Amy’s Notebook 03.21.19

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

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I love the clever tips for candle upcycling and getting every last bit out of your scented candles.

28 April Fools pranks for kids to create.

Coveting those shiny new organizers? Check out this hack to take drab photo boxes to fab.

How to “Marie Kondo” your personal relationships. Such great advice!

Struggle with anxiety? Here are 5 strategies that might help you.

The surprising truth about aging.

This is a great beginner’s guide to meal prep.

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Holy heck! This short rib recipe sounds amazing!

Here is another gorgeous instant pot recipe that I would love to try.

Did you see who launched a skincare line? I’m intrigued.

Instagram created a monster. Honestly, I don’t know if the efforts are always worth the headspace.

Looking for a book to tuck in your bag for spring break? This list looks promising!

This is what I’m reading, I also just got this (so excited to dive in) and I’m wrapping up this fun audiobook in my earbuds.

Ah, those were the days!

This was your favorite purchase this week.

I love adding greenery to our house and this is a great gathering of real & faux plants to add green to your home.

7 more uses for your magic eraser.

This is another smart hack for organizing.

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This sheet pan chicken tinga meal prep idea sounds sooo good!

Speaking of meal prep, I just discovered this archive for meal prep inspiration.

I’m trying to be more focused during my work time so this piece on balancing a work-at-home schedule was really timely.

Your surfaces declare your purposes. Such a good reminder!

I really enjoyed reading this interview.

7 big renovation mistakes to avoid.

This interview was absolutely fascinating (especially the bit about Barbara!!).

Packing a bag for spring break? Here are ten tips on how to pack lighter.

Don’t post your boarding pass on social media. Here’s why.

I have never heard of this option for treating pain, but I’m intrigued.

Here are 5 freezer meals that you don’t have to thaw for dinner.

This is a smart diy art hack for your home.

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Amy’s Notebook 03.13.19

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

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Who knew you could achieve this stone texture with just a can of spray paint!

I think we should be talking about this more.

I needed a reminder to add this ingredient back into my laundry routine.

There is so much eye-candy in this Airstream tour.

Are you addicted to doing?

A perfect shirt for Spring.

We also need to be talking about this.

What a fun kid’s bedroom makeover. I’m wowed!

How I ditched my phone and unbroke my brain. This was compelling!

What a beautiful story. Gosh, we never know how we will touch people in our life.

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I love seeing clever design and this smart dining table design wowed me. You’ll love the tiny house tour!

Oh, I love cheap beauty hacks like these.

Why self-checkout has always been and always will be the worst.

Halfway through this book and loving it!

These are such clever ways to customize a bookcase.

I’m all over this recipe idea.

Using Botox or considering it? Be sure to read this piece.

I‘m reading this with my husband this month. We know we can do better!

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How adorable are these St. Patrick’s Day cupcake toppers?

10 habits of people who never have clutter. And these people…would not be me so I needed that.

The people who eat the same thing every day.

I’m going to have to try this unusual coffee brewing technique.

How to be less annoyed by the little things. I *may* have needed that reminder.

This system is really broken.

This is on my diy bucket list.

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Amy’s Notebook 02.27.19

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

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This chicken pesto cobb salad is going on my menu planner.

How to host a dinner party in a small space. I always need this advice!

The consumer advocate that helps us buy fewer and smarter things.

Have the talk. I just had one with my two kids this week- so important!

I love seeing other people’s morning routines.

We are going to be traveling next month so I am loving this gathering of hotel hacks.

This is what I’m reading this week (and loving!)

All the feelings.

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Bookmarking these tips for making great sticky rice in your pressure cooker.

Here are a few metabolism myths that I thought were helpful to read.

What to say when you don’t know what to say. Such great advice for polite conversation.

I loved this guide on how to hang art in your home.

How to stop overthinking everything.

Still struggling? This might help.

9 outfits you can wear to dress up your leggings.

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I love these modern house bookends made from dollar store supplies. So cute!

This was your top purchase this week. I can see that you guys are finding some amazing things in my newsletter happy lists!

Looking for a new energy bite recipe? These sure look good!!

I love these tips on avoiding the comparison trap. I am learning the mute button is a powerful tool!

We’re finally listening. What took us so long?

When kids realize their whole life is already online.

How fancy water bottles became a 21st-century status symbol.

Social media and detox tea.

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Amy’s Notebook 02.20.19

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

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I love seeing how people use small spaces and this living room design is so clever. That bench is just everything!

What happens when you stop caring what other people think about you. Loved this advice!

I love this fresh spin on avocado toast.

Working on your digital habits? I found this interview to be really inspiring.

A few hacks on saving money on keeping your home warm. Be sure to read the comments!

I just finished this book today and loved it.

What the school photographer said to make your child look like that. I’m dead. SO FUNNY.

Wow, I had no idea that this show still used cue cards.

This was your favorite purchase this week. I soooo want one!

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Oh, I do love tots! I want to try these baked cauliflower tots for a healthy alternative.

I love seeing different strategies for closet organization. I always organize by color, but this method has me rethinking that.

The best frozen pizzas ranked. I was surprised by #1!

Let children get bored again.

Well, this was adorable.

Planning to watch the Oscars? Print these out for your whole crew.

Did you know you could use this handy appliance for this! It’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.

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Sign me up for this at-home recipe for garlic butter steak bites & frites. I think this would be great for a date night dinner option.

What a failed best friendship taught me about myself. Such a good read!

It’s time for me to reorder my favorite moisturizer. I swear by this product for surviving the drying effects of winter.

Well, this is adorable and ambitious!

Still trying to master your curling wand? This is a great tutorial on how to achieve different types of waves with your wand.

When was the last time you cleaned your beauty tools? I really need to do this!

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Amy’s Notebook 02.14.19

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

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I am bookmarking this sugar cookie frosting recipe because it sounds like such a smart combo for piping.

I love tips for creating better skincare routines and found this advice to be stellar.

What we don’t talk about when we talk about serial killers.

I love that this was your favorite purchase this week. I really want one too!

This is an adorable date night idea! I think I’m going to pitch this one to my hubby.

The new midlife crisis. Wow, so much to think about!

On the flip side, 9 decisions that lead to a life I loved. Such a beautiful piece.

Do you struggle with fluctuating weight too? This piece really spoke to me this week.

Speaking of that topic, let’s be frank about the fear-mongering words we use when it comes to diet.

I can admit that I have poor impulse control and this was a great read on reigning some of that in.

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4 ways to make your sweaters last longer.

How adorable is this?

Enough of the seriousness, this should give you a good giggle.

I finished this book this morning and really enjoyed it.

How Instagram is changing our living spaces.

And another piece that I found compelling about how we use other people’s property in our shots (and how that feels as a homeowner).

I’ve got plans with this book in my earbuds this week. I’ve heard such incredible things.

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Who would have ever guessed that these were pantry cupboards? I’m so inspired!

Random acts of kindness for every month of the year.

Here are the most stylish shoe trends for 2019.

Trying to keep up with everyone who is running in the 2020 elections? Here is a full list and what their platforms are.

Have you heard of the 2-4 rule? I just might make this part of my routine too!

Ways to survive and thrive in the long winter months.

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Amy’s Notebook 02.06.19

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

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I’m always craving Indian food so I can’t wait to make this slow cooker chicken tikka masala.

75 motherhood tips from real moms. I was so honored to get to be interviewed for this piece.

Tired of the same old eggs? I can’t wait to try adding these simple additions.

This blew me away– she’s only 12!

I won’t lie, these are some of my favorite tacos and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

I loved reading this interview. I have seen the film three times and it never gets old!

Wow, this piece feels poignant.

This is what I’m reading this week and it is achingly beautiful.

What a fun addition to a wall. I’m inspired!

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How to give yourself a flawless at-home manicure.

Bookmarking these Instant Pot tips and hacks.

I finally found the perfect black jumpsuit. It feels like I’m wearing pajamas and is true to size.

A perfect gift for any occasion.

Wow, this pool house was amazing!

Here is where you can stream the current Oscar contenders.

How to look awake and refreshed when you aren’t. Boy, do I need this tutorial- hahaha!

This was your top purchase this month and I don’t blame you one bit. It is my new favorite thing.

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How cute are these vinyl additions to your stand mixer?

If people talked to other professionals the way they talk to teachers.

I am going to have to snag some of this cleaner!

I have seen a couple of pieces on this and it still fascinating to me.

Everything you ever wanted to know about buying vintage jeans. I’m intrigued!

I just discovered this page and can’t wait to explore.

How to spend way less time on email every day.

A list of the best television shows to watch as a couple.

What would you tell your younger self about decorating your home? Loved reading these thoughts!

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Amy’s Notebook 01.24.19

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

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Adding this cauliflower breakfast hash to my next brunch planned with my girlfriends.

50 conversation starters for younger kids.

Embracing my inner wintrovert– perfectly said and how I’m living my life through this cold season.

How to slice vegetables to make them feel more gourmet. Love these little tips!

This is really an important read.

All the healthy vegetarian eats you can score at ALDI right now. Excited to try out that faux cheese for my pizza!

Just discovered this brand that is perfect for capsule wardrobe shoppers.

I love picking up new hobbies and this list of 10 hobbies you can start for under $50 is awesome.

What a fun sheet pan combo for a weeknight dinner!

I stayed up way too late finishing this book. I have to say, I’ve never read anything quite like it.

Excited to dig into this one next.

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How cute are these friendship bracelet cards for Valentine’s Day for tweens?

This was some great closet cleaning inspiration.

This was your top purchase this week! I loved it so much too.

How MLM businesses are hurting friendships.

48 books by women of color to add to your book list this year.

This is what a good book does to your brain.

How delicious does a bowl of this soup look for winter? Count me in!

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I have some berries in my freezer that I’d love to put to work in this blueberry muffin recipe.

This is saving me this winter.

I loved reading this update! It was the sweetest.

Healthy swaps for your 3PM slump.

WOWED by this wall hanging craft idea. SO CUTE!

Here are also some healthy meal prep ideas for your breakfasts this month.

6 genius closet storage tips! #goals

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Amy’s Notebook 01.17.19

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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These sheets look adorable with a simple addition of trim?

How to build a capsule wardrobe (and not break the bank).

This was such a wonderful reminder about teaching boundaries to your kids.

I love these strategies for reducing your digital clutter.

The weight I carry– so beautiful and honest.

12 ways to style leggings.

I’m not the only one who has caught the decluttering bug.

I couldn’t love this show more (or this character).

For the record, this is the lowest price I’ve seen on these.

I thought a lot about this piece a lot and related to many elements of the burnout myself. It’s a compelling one!

7 tips for eating more plant-forward this year.

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This diy patchwork rug is adorable and made from simple carpet samples. So smart!

I always get excited to see Laura’s recommendations for best fiction.

Speaking of books, this is in my stack this week.

I love this list of practical personal finance resolutions.

I want to try this simple gluten-free bread recipe this month.

This was your top purchase this month (and MY favorite Christmas gift). Well played!!

Looking for fresh recipes to meal prep? This post has some really yummy ideas!

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I cannot wait to try this Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken recipe.

7 ways to actually keep those resolutions.

I want to try this dairy-free cheese sauce recipe this month.

Have trouble falling asleep? This is a clever solution.

Now this is a a smart interpretation for this dish.

An effective and totally free way to clean your rugs. So smart!

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3-ingredient Trader Joe’s dinner ideas. A few of these are quite genius!

Along those same lines, here are 15 5-ingredient dinner ideas too.

How to wear dresses when it is cold out. I swear by these– you will thank me!

6 podcasts to get hooked on this winter. Sign me up!

These beautiful wedding images made me cry.

9 smart uses for expired food.

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Amy’s Notebook 12.05.18

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

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How cute is this pom-pom scarf for the holidays?

Now this is such a fun creative gift for kiddos.

Gosh, I love this idea!! Those are gifts that keep on giving.

I started a ten laughs for Tuesday and it has been a little sunshine in my week. I hope it can give you a chuckle or two too.

I have forgotten how to read.

5-ingredient meal ideas for dinner this month.

I made you something.

How to upgrade an inexpensive wreath– so smart!

Knitters- how cute is this knitted tree garland?

I’m always working on better morning routines and this is some great inspiration.

This is an adorable holiday craft to do with your favorite little crafters.

I love that this was your favorite purchase this month.

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7 fun new date night ideas. I can’t wait to try a few of these with my hubby!

I read this book yesterday and absolutely adored it. Can’t wait to see the movie this week!

So much Christmas decorating eye candy in this post. #bigfan

20 rules for hosting holiday parties with kids. I can’t wait to try a few of these ideas!

If you are still on the hunt for gifts, I love these!

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I love this step-by-step guide on nailing an outdoor planter.

Who wants a basement laundry room that looks like this? (raises hand!)

Pretty sure this is the perfect holiday doormat!

Struggle with reading retention? I do! I love these strategies for rectifying that.

Well, this cauliflower dish is going on my menu plan stat.

Here are the 10 best books of 2018. Shocking, I’ve only read 2!

17 reasons the modern woman is struggling. The struggle is real!

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