Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Amy’s Notebook 06.20.19

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

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Doesn’t this faux greenery look like a beautiful way to create privacy on your patio?

6 ways to get to know your neighbors (and why you should).

Need backyard inspiration? I was wowed by all of these ideas. 

4 stretches to relieve fascia tightness after sitting all day. Bookmarking!

The important difference between loneliness and solitude.

You’re not too old for slumber parties.

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These gluten-free ice cream sandwiches look heavenly.

Your iPhone has a setting to declutter itself.

Gosh, this advice for a high school graduate is beautiful.

The rise of meatless meat explained.

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I can’t get over how gorgeous this affordable diy 4th of July bunting is. So smart!

This made my heart happy, especially since we are reading this book this month.

Six easy summer spritzer recipes to try– yum!

This made me belly laugh (*language*).

This was your favorite purchase this week and I couldn’t love it more.

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This dessert tray is always one of the first dishes to go at holiday potlucks.

This is one kitchen update that I would have not thought of.

How fun is this summer fashion challenge?

Keanu is too good for this world. What a gorgeous little snapshot into his life.

I’m such a fan of this woman and her earned success.

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 06.06.19

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

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I can’t wait to try this DIY Wendy’s Frosty recipe for a summer treat. Yum!

Did you know you can make your own Magic Erasers? I didn’t.

The one thing you can do to improve your happiness.

Why suburban moms are delivering your groceries.

I’m enjoying this fun book this week. As a bookish person, I am loving the humor in it.

Speaking of books, did you see this?

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How delicious do these cherry limeade slushies look? Sign me up.

What one writer learned from 30 days without booze. I liked these tips for changing your routines too!

5 ways to unplug and live your summer to the fullest.

This was your favorite purchase this week (and mine too!)

I also love this reminder- the gift of stillness and what we can learn from it.

Wow, I never would have thought to try this tip to keep your guacamole from browning.

6 ways to wear a white t-shirt. I just ordered this one for my summer!

These lemon garlic chicken thighs look like the perfect thing to grill this summer.

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I can’t get over how cool these diy planter heads turned out. Aren’t they gorgeous?

7 things standing in the way of you and joy. Wow, this really couldn’t be more true.

How to stop being shy in just thirteen steps. I belly laughed through this one.

15 ways to refresh your space for under $30. Love these ideas!

How to sleep when your baby sleeps– hahaha!

This is a whole lotta labeling eye candy. I am so inspired.

The 30 most anticipated books coming out for June. I love summer 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!

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Amy’s Notebook 05.23.19

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

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Don’t these vegetarian meatballs look divine? Adding this one to our planner!

Why we gossip and how to stop.

Buying too much stuff is driven by our own uncertainty. Wow, this piece was powerful.

A clever strategy when your dream house is out of your budget.

Friends make everything better.

Don’t use my family for your true crime stories.

I’m bookmarking this chart for how often I should be watering my plants.

38 beginner Instant Pot recipes to try! These looks so yummy!

I’ve got this book in my earbuds this week.

I’m hoping to tackle this project again this week.

Just got this for our outdoor living space and I’m madly in love with the pattern.

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This tasseled mirror is giving me ALL THE DIY FEELINGS. So cute!

This killed me– hahaha!

10 of the best vacation books to check out this summer. I always love a good list!

The cost of being disabled.

Can’t wait to try this Anthropologie-inspired essential oil recipe in my diffuser.

Do you struggle with chronic pain? I was moved to tears reading about this- part 1, part 2, part 3.

These homemade lip balms would make a great gift or fun summer project with your kids.

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How clever is this idea for uniquely displaying your vacation photos? I am in love!

I stayed up way past my bedtime with this fun read. You gotta get it!

The surprising mantras that can help you boost your productivity.

An easy trick for taking better phone photos.

This was a long one, but I think you should read it.

Don’t want to splurge on a manicure? This looks like the next best thing!

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 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?

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 04.18.19

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

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

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

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

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

A simple conversation starter for any social situation.

This was your favorite purchase this week.

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

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

These embellished braids would be so pretty for Easter Sunday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This one-pot dish looks delicious!

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

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

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How fun is this faux woven pendant light?

30 foolproof ways to deal with difficult people.

What’s behind the elective-sobriety trend.

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

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

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 04.11.19

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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

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

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

Along the same thoughts, millenials are sick of drinking.

No points for busy. Amen.

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

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

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

I have to agree that this is a slippery slope.

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

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

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

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

This piece made me laugh out loud.

Your smartest friends are using this setting on their phone.

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

You can’t be everybody’s cup of tea.

I feel this SO very much. It is exhausting.

How to declutter your house using the root cause method.

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

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 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.

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 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.

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 03.07.19

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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How delicious do these orange cauliflower bowls look?

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

You don’t have to monetize your joy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This was your favorite purchase this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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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