Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Amy’s Notebook 09.06.18

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

smoothie planner source

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I can’t wait to use this smoothie planner to make some fresh smoothie combos for our mornings.

This post really hit home, kids are so busy these days.

Want to learn the secret to aging more gracefully?  Looks like this might be it.

7 books to read before they become movies.

13 reasons why libraries are holding us together.

Remember, negativity is contagious.

Ten style tips for September.

Trust me, buy these.

And these.

hummus source

Give me all the hummus. Holy heck, this recipe looks fabulous!

I can’t recommend this fun audiobook enough. I have been, truly, laughing out loud.

We don’t talk enough about anxiety after happiness.

Oh, how I loved this piece on the un-celebrity President– cried my eyes out at how sweet this was. Such a treat that he was in our town on a project here too!

Speaking of my little town, this piece on our amazing mayor was so compelling.

Do these 5 things for a great school morning routine. Loved the intention idea!

Adding this to my fall wish list.

Yo, who knew Missy had a sister? This made me laugh SO HARD. (not for kids!)

Dreaming about the fall capsule wardrobe and love this advice on creating your own wardrobe and this inspiration for a french capsule wardrobe.

matcha mint pie source

Adding this matcha mint pie to our dessert rotation.

Have you ever been ghosted by a friend? This post was such a good read.

This is going to be me someday– hahaha!

These were your favorites this week. I don’t blame you one bit.

An exquisitely designed home made wheelchair accessible.

Reading and adoring this book this week.

Your kids don’t just learn diversity, they live in diversity. So much yes. This is why we made our school choices that we did.

I signed up for this social media challenge this month.

When a friend is diagnosed with cancer. This is such beautiful advice.

Did you know when your self-esteem peaks? So much fun to look forward to!

Maybe your sleep problem isn’t a problem.

Love this idea to do a chore audit with your partner.

52 best true crime podcasts to listen to. What a 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! Please note, there are affiliate links in this post- thank you! xoxo

Amy’s Notebook 01.10.17

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Roasted Cauliflower Soup source

Sign me up for a bowl of this roasted cauliflower soup– yum!

Looking to try something new with your friends? I LOVE these ideas (Pssttt- I’m in for a wine walk or day of reading quietly side-by-side ANY DAY!)

Speaking of reading, after hearing all your rave reviews, I can’t wait to dig into this one. Oh, and this one because BOOK CLUB!

If you need me, I’ll be listening to this list of the 50 best podcasts of 2017.

Less stuff, more adventure. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this.

What the men DIDN’T say at the Golden Globes.

I can’t wait to try this tip for better tasting chicken.

I’m all about self-love this year and this list of self-care resolutions really resonates with me. I hope it does with you too!

I’m inspired to try a few of these dishes from this vegetarian batch cooking post.

“We stuck a smartphone in every 14-year-old’s hand and told them it could make them famous. Little wonder that the kids who won that lottery don’t know when to turn the camera off. ” The social media star and the suicide.

Rock Bookends source

Love this easy DIY to glam up rocks into bookends.

Smuggling in toppings for your popcorn? Now this combo is genius!

10 wellness trends everyone will be talking about in 2018.

Here are also 7 books that will put in the right mindset for 2018.

This is also a great to-do list for making 2018 your most healthy year ever.

Maybe she’s born with it…maybe it’s something else.

This update made me so happy to read about.

Know anyone who is highly toxic? This list explains 50 devious ways you are getting played (and why they do it).

This is a fun spin on cakes that I can get behind.

Struggling? I have been thinking about this advice a lot this week.

Bible Study Planner source

Planning to read the Bible more? This free printable planner might help!

Wanting to consume more books this year? I love this article (especially those tips in the comments section). Here are a few of my own strategies.

Do you love Settlers of Catan too? This post should give you a good laugh!

Is decluttering your inbox on your resolutions list? This should help.

Just stocked up on some sweet deals at this unmentionables shop. If you haven’t tried their bralettes, you are in for a treat!

Want to stick to your resolutions? Consider phrasing it differently this year.

Say what? This grocery store is really upping their game.

I bought this printable and I’m having a blast tracking my reading goals now.

If you haven’t watched this show, what the heck are you waiting for? Also, check out this interview with the set artist (SWOON!)

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.

how to wear ankle boots with skinny jeans source

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 04.19.17

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Flat Iron Curls from A Beautiful Mess

source: a beautiful mess

My sister was raving about using her flat iron to curl her hair. I loved this picture tutorial this week. I wonder if I have the coordination to do it though- ha!

Thinking about downsizing your wardrobe? Check out this post for some inspiration!

This made me laugh so hard. I TOTALLY would do that!

This is a great read for newbies to cooking and purchasing chicken thighs. These are my favorite these days!

Adult friendships are tough aren’t they?

Boho Top

source: ali on the boulevard

I hate to pick favorites in my capsule wardrobe, but I couldn’t love this top more and have gotten so many compliments on it!

I’ve been under the weather which gave me plenty of time to curl up with this book this week. What an incredible read! You MUST read it!

Some great tips for making a great pressure cooker chicken stock!

DIY Painted Floors

source: old brand new

I would never think to diy a painted tile floor, but this patio floor is stunning!

5 women run podcasts to listen to- girl power! I’d also love to tackle this great list of episodes worth discussing.

This was a pretty fascinating read on the immoralities of being wealthy. I am definitely going to be chatting about this one at the dinner table tonight!

You must be preparing for Mother’s Day because this was your top purchase this week. So sweet and I love supporting Etsy makers!

Eight powerful habits that can make your more successful. I really need to get motivated this year and this is a great start! I also REALLY enjoyed this piece on how to make it easier to be awesome.

An underrated places travel bucket list is happening after reading these highlights from each state!

I have a pile of these under my sink and I never knew all the things I could do with them!

Books to read that will soon be movies! Yay!

If you need me, I’m over here reading this book. I loved his first book so much, I can’t wait to dig into this next one!

Comments of the Week:  In response to my piece on S-town“Catching up on my blog reading since were on spring break as well! We went from Ohio to Orange Beach, AL and you know I totally stared down Woodstock, AL as we drove past. The deep dive into John B. McLemore’s life was fascinating and haunting and addicting. Brian Reed is a master storyteller, and his ability to thoroughly investigate this scenario was amazing. It’s stayed with me for quite some time…and I don’t see it leaving any time soon.”- Beth

I could not agree more, Beth! I even convinced my Dad to give it a listen and he’s loving it. I can’t wait to have a daughter-father chat about that.

I have loved reading what you all are up to in the summer months to enter our Brain Quest giveaway this week. This was one of my favorites- “Baking and cooking competitions are a big hit here! Lots of researching and concocting a plan and recipe hunting beforehand to extend their learning (and time ).”- Abbie

Isn’t that so fun? What a great way to get your kids engaged and off their electronics. Hope you all are having a wonderful day! xo

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

Small-Budget Crushes 11.06.16

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Rustic Wooden Ladders

rustic wooden ladders for your blankets

Monogram Mugs

monogram mugs

Vintage Camper Birdhouses

vintage camper birdhouses

heeled-mule

heeled mule

Canvas Anorak

canvas anorak

Mini Reversible Tote

mini reversible tote

Wooden Bottle Caddy With Opener

wooden bottle caddy with opener

Antler Doormat

antler doormat

Classic Tote

classic tote

Suede Mid-Heel Pump

suede mid-heel pump

Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace

multi-strand beaded necklace (lots of cute colors!)

 

Men's iPhone Case

men’s iphone case

Go-Dry Ear Warmers go-dry ear warmers

 

cake-stand cake stand in gold

Striped Turtleneck

striped turtleneck

Perfect Knit Blazer

perfect knit blazer (I want one in every color!!)

wake. pray. slay.

wake. pray. slay.

 

Keep on window shopping by visiting all of my Small-Budget Crushes. This post contains affiliate links that help our site! Thank you for supporting me! xoxo 

Small-Budget Crushes 10.09.16

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Mustard Cardigan

shaker stitch cardigan (so many cute colors), $19.99

Honeycomb-Stitch Infinity Scarf

honeycomb-stitch infinity scarf, $16.94

Driftwood Jewelry Organizer

driftwood jewelry organizer, $22

Fur Throws

fur throws for every room, $15.88

Halloween Garland

halloween burlap garland, $9.99

Hammered Metal Earrings hammered-disc drop earrings, $9.94

Rosette Fur Pillow

rosette fur pillow, $9.97

 

Small-Budget Crushes 10.02.16

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Rib Knit Tunic

long & lean rib-knit striped tunics, $16.94

monogrammed meadow trinket dish

monogrammed meadow trinket dish, $12

Soup Bowls

souper mugs, $10

Blanket Scarves

blanket scarves, $10.99 each (or buy 2 get 1 free)

When In Doubt Go to the Library

when in doubt go to the library, $29.99

*this post contains affiliate links. I only recommend what I love!

Amy’s Notebook 08.25.16

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Eggs in Ham & Cheese Cups via Hos Josephine

Source: Hos Josephine

 

How good does this look for breakfast? YUM!

Love the map in these lamps. It’s all in the details, isn’t it?

Buy only the home you need, not the house you can afford.

Swooning over this kitchen reno!

Wouldn’t these be the cutest present to share?

An inspiring post on vacation cooking– I must do this for our annual trips. So smart!

I love these DIY shelves!

How to build cute comfortable outfits.

Spaces to Organize in the Fall via Polished Habitat

Source: Polished Habitat

 

More organization eye candy. Now to get the energy to make it happen!

I could have written this post.

This studio living room tour brings all the color. Love all the little details!

I love peeking at other people’s favorite reads, don’t you?

“If I’m not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, then say no.”

Adorable study nook!

I’m obsessed with book covers.

Ten key insights from a family therapist on parenting.

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!

Amy’s Notebook 08.17.16

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Painted Polka-Dot Curtains from LollyJane

Source: Lolly Jane

 

I am loving the simple painted trim on these curtains!

8 brilliantly hidden kitchen drop zones– check out the wine rack!!

This is on my to-do list.

What teens need most from their parents.

Homemade rainbow popsicles with 100% fruit- genius!

This looks like a good page-turner.

I doubt I could ever do this, but I really enjoy it’s beauty!

Harry Potter floating candle tutorial– LOVE IT!

No Churn Brownie Batter Ice Cream via The Recipe Critic

Source: Recipe Critic

 

No-churn brownie batter ice cream– I want to try this with a gluten-free mix!

DIY stair runner made with vintage rugs- gorgeous!!!

I love learning about parenting in other countries.

15 must-see documentaries. I think we have seen all but 3 on this list!

Amy Schumer is one of my faves- loved seeing her favorite reads!

A home tour of musician’s homes– so much design inspiration in these for artsy types!

5 signs you should stop decluttering.

An ancient Tuscan farm turned magical​ bohemian​ 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!

 

Amy’s Notebook 08.10.16

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Closet workspace via I Heart Organizing

Source: I Heart Organizing

 

I’m a big fan of tiny closet offices.

Who knew you could paint leather?

9 thrillers that the Times editors think you should check out.

10 things you should purge every fall.

Now this is the way to stash bust my yarn collection- so cool!

I just disabled this on my phone after watching this.

 

Fall 2016 Capsule Wardrobe via Penny Pincher Fashion

Source: Penny Pincher Fashion

 

Items to consider for your Fall capsule wardrobe.

All 20 flavors of LaCroix ranked. I completely agree with their top choice.

Excited to read this next book from David Arnold! (affiliate link)

Are you into Stranger Things too? Check out a little behind their chosen font!

This tweet made me LOL!

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!