Posts Tagged ‘Food & Recipes’

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 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 02.14.19

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

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I am bookmarking this sugar cookie frosting recipe because it sounds like such a smart combo for piping.

I love tips for creating better skincare routines and found this advice to be stellar.

What we don’t talk about when we talk about serial killers.

I love that this was your favorite purchase this week. I really want one too!

This is an adorable date night idea! I think I’m going to pitch this one to my hubby.

The new midlife crisis. Wow, so much to think about!

On the flip side, 9 decisions that lead to a life I loved. Such a beautiful piece.

Do you struggle with fluctuating weight too? This piece really spoke to me this week.

Speaking of that topic, let’s be frank about the fear-mongering words we use when it comes to diet.

I can admit that I have poor impulse control and this was a great read on reigning some of that in.

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4 ways to make your sweaters last longer.

How adorable is this?

Enough of the seriousness, this should give you a good giggle.

I finished this book this morning and really enjoyed it.

How Instagram is changing our living spaces.

And another piece that I found compelling about how we use other people’s property in our shots (and how that feels as a homeowner).

I’ve got plans with this book in my earbuds this week. I’ve heard such incredible things.

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Who would have ever guessed that these were pantry cupboards? I’m so inspired!

Random acts of kindness for every month of the year.

Here are the most stylish shoe trends for 2019.

Trying to keep up with everyone who is running in the 2020 elections? Here is a full list and what their platforms are.

Have you heard of the 2-4 rule? I just might make this part of my routine too!

Ways to survive and thrive in the long winter months.

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 12.05.18

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

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How cute is this pom-pom scarf for the holidays?

Now this is such a fun creative gift for kiddos.

Gosh, I love this idea!! Those are gifts that keep on giving.

I started a ten laughs for Tuesday and it has been a little sunshine in my week. I hope it can give you a chuckle or two too.

I have forgotten how to read.

5-ingredient meal ideas for dinner this month.

I made you something.

How to upgrade an inexpensive wreath– so smart!

Knitters- how cute is this knitted tree garland?

I’m always working on better morning routines and this is some great inspiration.

This is an adorable holiday craft to do with your favorite little crafters.

I love that this was your favorite purchase this month.

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7 fun new date night ideas. I can’t wait to try a few of these with my hubby!

I read this book yesterday and absolutely adored it. Can’t wait to see the movie this week!

So much Christmas decorating eye candy in this post. #bigfan

20 rules for hosting holiday parties with kids. I can’t wait to try a few of these ideas!

If you are still on the hunt for gifts, I love these!

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I love this step-by-step guide on nailing an outdoor planter.

Who wants a basement laundry room that looks like this? (raises hand!)

Pretty sure this is the perfect holiday doormat!

Struggle with reading retention? I do! I love these strategies for rectifying that.

Well, this cauliflower dish is going on my menu plan stat.

Here are the 10 best books of 2018. Shocking, I’ve only read 2!

17 reasons the modern woman is struggling. The struggle is real!

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 11.02.18

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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How gorgeous are these ornament vases? I would have never thought to use these for that!

A cheap and simple way to upcycle jars. So smart!

Did you see what launched! OMG!

I love seeing the evolution of her style.

Okay, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

This pattern might just have me busting out my knitting needles again.

Here are some fun recipes to do with your leftover Halloween candy.

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I love a good carbonara and this butternut squash carbonara recipe looks so delicious for fall!

4 things to do to get ready to vote in the midterms.

30 soup and stew recipes to bookmark for these cooler months.

This was your favorite purchase this week. They look so stylish and comfortable!

10 thrillers with supernatural twists that may surprise you.

Speaking of books, here are 10 life-changing books to add to your book stack.

All the motivation you need to simplify your life. This really spoke to me this week!

Do you do this?

I’m thinking this would make a great holiday gift for the ladies in my life.

This was very inspiring this week.

Reading and loving this book this week.

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How gorgeous are these macrame feathers?

What a simple and polished ponytail.

It is puzzle season and I’m starting with this one. Try this DIY for your puzzles too- you’ll thank me!

Adding these to my Christmas wish list.

How gratitude fixed my relationship with Instagram.

A few fall layering tips. I’ve never seen a jacket under a vest, but I like it!

But you don’t look sick. #storyofmylife

How you really should be measuring success. Good advice!

This made me laugh.

Ready to start watching Christmas movies? This Netflix Christmas movie list might help.

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 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 09.06.18

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

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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.

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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.

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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 08.30.18

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

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I love a good red lipstick and this is a great guide to nailing the perfect hue.

What women didn’t post on Instagram.

5 books for improving your money mindset.

This is MY FAVORITE sweater to look polished for fall.

Speaking of that money mindset, this is a great reminder of how those little expenses add up.

I couldn’t stop laughing at this. Make Canada great ALWAYS- hahaha!

Now this is REALLY cool, isn’t it?

What growing up “poor” taught me about minimalism.

I’m wrapping up this book this week. Looking forward to sharing my reviews with you on Monday!

Madly in love with these. Oh, and these!! (heart eye emojis all day!)

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Bookmarking these awesome tips for cleaning my home.

Looking forward to indulging in a few of these new podcasts on my morning walk.

This was your top purchase this month (by a landslide!!)

Hoping to get my office organized this month so I found these tips for office organization really helpful.

We already got our first round of germs over here so I’m bookmarking this hand sanitizer recipe to make.

The bootcut look is back and here are 12 ways to wear them.

15 make-ahead dinners to get you through the work week.

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How cute are these lunchbox love notes?

I’m off to see this today and can’t wait! I enjoyed seeing this about it too.

How gorgeous is this Airstream? Wow!

This was your most visited post this month. I bet your doors look fab!

My favorite sweatshirt is back- yay!!

Have you hit a minimalist plateau? Curate your life like you would a museum.

This back-to-school bash photo backdrop is amazing!

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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!

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 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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