Posts Tagged ‘Food & Recipes’

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.

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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!

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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 04.11.19

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 03.13.19

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 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.

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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 02.06.19

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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