Posts Tagged ‘Decorating’

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 08.16.18

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

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5 tips for nailing this year’s scarf trends.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why do we hate people who try so hard?

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

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

15 chicken recipes you can add to your menu plan!

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

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

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

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

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Amy’s Notebook 08.08.18

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New additions to this gorgeous line– yay!

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

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

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

I mean…whoa.

This top was my favorite too this week.

What a satisfying way to end your day.

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

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

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

Still hanging in there, but I’m concerned.

Excited to dig into this read this week!

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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.

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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 06.07.18

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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Grilling season is my fave and I can’t wait to try this New York Strip Steak with Shortcut Chimichurri. Yum!

I love these unique ways to celebrate the men in your life on Father’s Day.

Holy heck. This piece is fascinating.

OMG. I’m SO EXCITED.

I tried leaving Facebook and couldn’t. Very thought-provoking!

If you liked Eleanor Oliphant, I think you might enjoy this book I’m reading.

7 things wealthy women do with their money that you can do too.

How people relax around the world is sure to inspire your next self-care day. I’m loving the Swedes and their coffee routine!

We have teeny bathrooms so I love these small bathroom storage techniques.

I love that this was your top purchase this week. #moms

The end-of-school kills me every year.

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What a simple update with a little spray paint. I might need to do a little thrift shopping!

21 books you don’t have to read and what to read instead.

I cry all the time. I’m serious. This made me laugh.

Well, this is genius.

If babies wrote TripAdvisor reviews– hahaha!

I just got done completing this project. Check out my results!

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I can’t wait to make this cake topper for my kiddos. How beautiful is that?

Guidelines for kids and social media (I like the printable on this one).

Midlife is not a crisis. Midlife is an unraveling.” This was an incredible read (and necessary).

This post really echoed my own journey since my diagnosis. #noregrets

These burgers are back on repeat over at our house.

This $2 ingredient will elevate any pasta dish. I used to buy this often and I need to get back to it!

What to do when your teen hates you.

Speaking of big kids. I’m struggling.

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Amy’s Notebook 10.11.17

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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3-ingredient apple butter ice cream? YES.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this article this week. It’s quite scary! (thank you, Heather, for that one!)

The rise of the Made-For-Instagram museums. I think it says a lot about our culture right now.

10 toxic people you don’t need in your life.

Speaking of social media, this music video is genius.

Planning to add these 31 Instant Pot meals to my cooking agenda.

On the cusp of my big 4-0, this bucket list idea really resonated with me.

White male terrorists are an issue we should be discussing.

Adding these Halloween episodes to our weekend Netflix binges.

This movie news is making me SO HAPPY. Read my interview with the author– still can’t believe the setting he wrote his book in.

Well, duh. Why haven’t I thought of this?

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I cannot believe these flamingos were made out of gourds! CRAZY!

How to care for your introvert– hahahaha!

This certainly takes carrots to the next level– yum!

Who wants to try a new s’mores combo? Time to get our firepit going!

Reading this book and I feel like it should come with a pack of smokes (insert wide-eyed emoji with a cigarette). If you are looking for a STEAMY read, this is it.

Next up.

14 things to do with friends (other than dinner). I am loving some of these ideas!

These small wardrobe challenges are always so inspiring! You can follow my adventures over here.

This ten minute pizza crust looks like a great Friday night recipe.

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This recipe is making me want to break out our doughnut pan again!

This dessert also needs to make it into the fall rotation.

I treated myself to a couple of these.

Nope, I’m not jealous at all.

Beautiful sentiments that I’m thinking about this week.

I love doable fall trends and this is a great list.

After all the heavy news in the world, this was just the ticket for a laugh.

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Amy’s Notebook 10.04.17

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

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Now this is a Halloween costume that a girl can get behind- hahaha! Also, how cool are these cult classic costumes?

Oh, I love my NPR and this looks like a fantastic way to support public radio.

If you love to give books as gifts, you will enjoy this post’s suggestions.

Well, this is fascinating. I wonder if our stores will ever offer that!

This is why we need to take our sleep routines very seriously.

This recipe looks like a weeknight winner to make in my pressure cooker.

Ten style tips for the month of October. I always love these!

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How cute are these chenille pumpkins? I love the stem idea for these!

After reading this book, I completely get this piece so very much (warning: language!). Does anyone else carry the weight of that around?

Oh, I really want to make this table runner. How beautiful is that?

Did you see that thredUP has jewelry now? Here’s some cash to shop for the first time.

“There is good news: You don’t have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it.” What a great piece on forming good habits.

What a great time-saving strategy for a labor intensive dish.

More podcasts to listen to on my growing list. What podcasts are you enjoying right now?

25 must-read books for fall. Did you check out my picks for this past month? So many good books, so little time.

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Pumpkin pie ice cream? You had me at pumpkin!

18 uncomfortable signs you are becoming a stronger and better person. YES!

I want to try this diy hair clarifying routine and see if it improves my color-treated hair.

I’ve been curling up with this book in the evenings. I couldn’t agree with her philosophy for living more.

13 books becoming movies in 2018– get reading!!

If you crochet, these pumpkin succulent holders couldn’t be cuter!

This adorable hoop wreath is on my crafting bucket list.

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Amy’s Notebook 09.27.17

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore source

This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore looks like a weeknight winner!

Speaking of slow cooker dishes, my family would flip for this one.

10 hard things to start doing for yourself. Such a good list!

This was your top purchase this month– I couldn’t approve of it more!

Hmmmm….I’m not sure how I feel about this.

Madly in love with this Halloween costume idea!

The importance of being alone.

31 days of horror films for October that you can stream through Netflix. Yes!

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Are the papers from school bogging you down? Check out these helpful suggestions!

Here are a few easy fall DIY projects to add to your to-do list- bahaha!

I couldn’t stop watching these amazing and easy ways to decorate your pie crust.

Did you see my new capsule wardrobe? I always feel accomplished once I have my closet organized!

I love a beautiful napkin fold. This would be a fun one to get the kids to try for a fancy dinner!

5 things the “new you doesn’t need- really practical and smart advice.

A new way to celebrate a Treat Yourself Day.

What if we all spoke more honestly like this?

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This chocolate pumpkin bread looks heavenly!

What a cute Halloween treat!

I can’t rave enough about this book– read it STAT.

This is the first week in YEARS that I haven’t used a hair straightener. Madly in love with my new gadget!

Can’t keep real plants alive? I feel you! Check out this awesome guide to purchasing great fake plants for your home.

“Confidence is QUIET. Insecurity is LOUD.” Let’s all work on choosing the quiet!

Five bright ideas to try– I am totally going to do #3 this week!

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