Posts Tagged ‘Food & Recipes’

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 09.28.18

Friday, September 28th, 2018

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Wowed by this creepy and cool diy skeleton wreath.

Note to self: start scheduling a power hour.

Chapters are not meant to be skipped. They are meant to be shared. So thankful for my book club!

DIY that pumpkin spice latte. Also, love this tutorial for making your own syrup.

This speech wowed me.

Bookmarking this list of shows for my next night in.

This was your favorite purchase this week. Still can’t believe how affordable that jacket is! #winning

How to add no need to reply to different areas of our lives. What a gift in this digital age!

Things we can do at the exact same time.

This is such a smart way to add space to your countertops in small kitchens.

Adding this recipe to our meal planner. Yum!

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How adorable is this Halloween mantel? I love this so much!

We need to add a few of these to our home and that price is just right.

21 subjective rules for raising a teenage girl. I needed to read this today!

What sets you off– boy, do they have my INFJ-self pegged.

Anxiety is the number one mental illness in the U.S. & marketers are capitalizing on it.

How to style your off-the-shoulder sweaters for autumn. So pretty!

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I love a well-styled bed, don’t you? Who knew I had the sheets on the wrong side in our bed?

Speaking of sheets, here are some helpful folding techniques.

What a brilliant upcycle!

Next up in my book stack! Can’t wait to read this one. I’m a sucker for time travel.

Tips and tricks for dealing with insomnia (be sure to read the comments on this one!!)

This just sounds amazing for a fun treat at home.

What happens when you quit the morning scroll.

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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!

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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?

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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 07.26.18

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

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These crocheted popsicle holders are such a useful and smart way to stash bust that yarn.

I talk a lot about my tiny house dreams so this article opened my eyes to tiny house living that I would not have thought of.

Wowed by this home makeover. It’s amazing how paint can transform the interior of a home.

Trying to get more out of your hydration routines? This post has me dreaming of some new ingredient additions.

How did I not realize that they were doing this? What a fun way to try a few new things and add some new additions for my next vaca.

I’m enjoying this delicious summer thriller right now.

The problem with relying upon our possessions to save us. Yes.

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Love this easy tutorial for adding a bra to all those summer strappy jumpsuits and dresses this year.

I’m bookmarking these sleep apps for my next night of insomnia.

This was your top purchase this month and this was your favorite purchase this week. #smartladies

This is a beautiful piece on making peace with one’s body as it changes (no matter where we are at).

This book is in my earbuds this week. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking.

I love learning about what it is like to parent in other countries.

Working your digital habits? I’m loving this list of tips to be more intentional.

A simple wake-up call for the real you.

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What an adorable baby shower cake topper? I’m in love!

This is going on my menu plan for the week. Can summer never end?

Struggling with assigning responsibilities to your teens? I love this chore list as a great starting place.

To get your kid moving, walk out the door. Boom.

Looking add more skirts to your wardrobe? I think you will find these skirt styling tips helpful.

The ancient rite of complaining about how busy you are at work. Hahaha!

This week’s album pick while you are browsing:

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Amy’s Notebook 07.12.18

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

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I would have never thought to use removable wallpaper to glam up an old table. I’m so inspired!

No more fake cheese or fake friends. YES!

Overwhelmed with the news and headlines? Read this advice!

I love reading about how people have embraced their small space.

This is a summer reading list for the whole family. I can’t wait to check a few of these books out.

Speaking of books, I’m reading (and loving) this book this week.

This is hilarious.

This makes me so happy.

Did someone say happy? Read this article and get happier.

How to treat cracked heels. Yeah…I need to spend some time on this.

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Have an abundance of cherry tomatoes in your garden? This pasta recipe looks like a great way to put them to work in the kitchen!

I’ll be brief about the Nordstrom sale: these would be a great staple, if you need a weather-resistant jacket, I like the flattering cut on this, can’t believe the price on these, and this is a capsule wardrobe must-have.

How to diy all those jean trends we are seeing this season.

5 ways to get energized if you didn’t get enough sleep. Using these tips this morning- zzzz!

Speaking of sleep, I’m going to give some of these relaxing evening routines a spin. I’m in a bad check-your-phone-before-bed habit.

Confused about IGTV? I found this really helpful.

When brands use plus-size women in their ads, but actually don’t carry plus-size clothing. Getting all the brownie points without the work.

I love this advice on ways to really simplify your life.

Trying to read more nonfiction? This list might be just the ticket.

“Seeing your needs is the first step. Understanding your needs is the second.” A beautiful reminder on the importance of self-care as mothers.

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Turn old tees into tote bags with this tutorial. This would be a fun craft for tweens!

Trying to beat the heat? Try this life hack.

How to pray (even when you’re mad at God).

I take this little speaker everywhere while we have traveled this summer.

My fiddle leaf fig is still humming along, but I’m curious about this method for getting it to really take off.

This book is in my earbuds and it is hot, hot, hot!

Speaking of audiobooks, check out this deal!!

It’s wild how much exterior paint can completely change a home.

20 Keto recipes you can make-ahead!

This was my reaction too.

This week’s album I’m enjoying:

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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 06.21.18

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 06.07.18

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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