Posts Tagged ‘Food & Recipes’

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.

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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!

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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!

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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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Amy’s Notebook 06.14.18

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

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How cute is this easy paint project for upgrading the style on a terracotta pot? I must try this!

Trying to grow indoor plants? I really appreciated these tips.

I love this idea on how to respond to, “how are you,” when you battle a chronic illness.

Speaking of that, here are some things I’ve been brewing on this week.

Ferris Bueller’s laid off– I’m dying. So, so good…

Stop killing the magic of books with required summer reading. I couldn’t agree more!

Another approach towards simplifying the wardrobe is this smart piece on creating your own personal dress code.

Are your kids obsessed with Fortnite? Here is a beginner guide to understand what the game is all about.

I used to spend a lot of time watching Lifetime movies as my weekend hobby and now these movies have replaced it.

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Wow, I would love to attempt this diy modern house number sign. So gorgeous!

Well, now my face hurts from smiling.

Here are a few strategies if you are trying to get out of a reading rut.

Covering a weathered deck with faux grass is pretty genius.

We can’t simplify our way into a perfect life.

Here are 8 memoirs to read this summerThis has been my favorite this year!

Would you tell them to just “get over it?” Please read this.

I’ve been working really hard on my Instagram feed so this was a really helpful tutorial on the new algorithm.

My book club friends (please join us!) recommended this audiobook and I’m LOVING it.

Do you make a summer bucket list? I love these ideas!

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I love this budget-friendly patio makeover on this rental.

I loved these makeup tips from a professional makeup artist. Lots of good advice!

This week’s MomAdvice Reader top purchase. I hope you are loving them as much as me!!

Why children aren’t behaving and what you can do about it. Fantastic advice for the modern parent.

The 17 best books to read this summer.

I like this advice on how to support a negative friend.

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Amy’s Notebook 05.09.18

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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If you haven’t seen this music video, I encourage you to watch it (HSP’s beware! This is very violent because it is about gun violence- not safe for young kids). I could talk about this video all day long because it is so compelling.  I found this piece on why the dancing makes us so uncomfortable and it gave me even more to chew on. Don’t really understand the meaning behind it? This piece also gave me some food for thought about the symbolism in each element of this piece of art.

How to talk about racism in classic children’s books.

Need some more podcasts to listen to? This list might help you!

After all the traveling I’ve been doing, these tips for cleaning your suitcase came just in time.

6 surprising facts about rosé you may not know.

The opposite of more isn’t less…it is ENOUGH. Wow, this really spoke to my heart!

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I just got home from a work conference and every convo seemed to gravitate towards this. This post is my daily struggle to cultivate a authentic space on the internet while still paying my bills. Does the perfect balance even exist anymore?

This $700 kitchen makeover is simply gorgeous.

11 common housekeeping mistakes– so much good info here!

Well, here is a way to use Siri that I had never thought of.

I switched from coffee to this and it works AMAZINGLY well. Whoever invented time-released caffeine is a genius. It’s really minimizing my acid reflux issues by cutting down on my coffee.

I am obsessed with season 2 of this show. Can we talk about the music too because dannngggg! So good! Here is a Spotify playlist for ya.

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I’m a sucker for yarn tassels and love this giant tassel wall hanging craft.

How cute is this? Good news- this week buy one, get one 50% off on dresses this week.

While you are stocking up, consider eliminating these 7 items from your closet.

Eating Paleo? This nacho cheese recipe might help you get your nacho fix on.

I’m hoping to up my houseplant game after I’m done traveling this month.

Bookmarking these gorgeous summer entertaining tips.

Kanye’s commentary on slavery being a choice has opened up a bigger discussion. Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a powerful piece surrounding privilege, fame, race, and the isolation that happens when we detach from the real world.

Here is what I’m reading this week. Did I mention it is only $2 and really good? Snag it!

I love guacamole and am so intrigued by this secret ingredient addition.

I need to mix some of this up for my next self-care night.

Today’s song selection for your notebook browsing-

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Amy’s Notebook 04.26.18

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

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I would love to switch up my lunch bowl game with this orange chicken and broccoli rice bowl recipe.

Did drinking give me cancer? This was a really compelling piece.

This two-ingredient recipe upgrades any salad– yum!

Finally, a home tour one might be able to relate to. I love the way cat vomit adds to the rug’s texture!

Bookmarking this list of the best new books to check out for Spring.

This made me giggle– can you even imagine?

Has anyone else been working through a slump? I thought this post had some great ideas to get through it!

Here are some great tips for ditching the PMS naturally.

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I am wowed by this paint-poured marble clock. What a fun craft project to try!

Paint-pouring seems to be very on-trend in the craft community. Check out these gorgeous dollar store chargers for another project idea.

I love this time-tracking experiment.

After reading a pile of books with heavy topics, I’m wrapping up this fun & smutty read (and loving it).

This news must be very bittersweet for many families. McNamara’s book was incredibly compelling, if you want to learn more.

A friend sent me this awesome piece- “high maintenance” things people do when they have a chronic illness.

I love this new dad-calling option.

Was anyone else a big fan of these books when they were a kid? I’m curious how this will play out on the big screen.

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I love this smart tip for adding texture to your home that won’t break the bank.

Loving the look of shiplap walls? Here is a tutorial to do a wall in under two hours.

Thinking about switching to a natural deodorant? Check out this post and comments.

This would definitely spice up our taco nights.

How the Pulitzers chose Kendrick Lamar. Quite fascinating!

Speaking of that, here are this year’s prize winners.

If you are a fan of this board game, this should bring all the LOL’s!

I can’t wait to try this two minute creamy avocado dip recipe.

This week’s listen is my workout playlist for your next leg day!  Cheers!

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Amy’s Notebook 04.19.18

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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How cute is this free printable for your home? These sentiments match my personality perfectly.

Teeth whitening treatments aren’t cheap. Loving this diy version made from all natural ingredients!

Oof. I do this a lot and needed this reminder.

Here are ten easy things you can do in a weekend to update your space.

This site always has the best teacher appreciation gift ideas. Looking for more? Check out this sweet idea or this one (it was a huge hit!) or even this. Yeah, we really love our teachers!

I’m so ready to put together my spring capsule wardrobe. These spring outfit combos are really inspiring.

Be sure to check out this list of books recommended by 22 ambassadors that they encourage you to read before visiting their country.

If you are white and struggling with empathy on the topic of these shootings, give this exercise listed a try. #eyeopener

Here are nine plants that will help you get better sleep. I am becoming quite the houseplant addict!

Some exciting developments are happening at ALDI. Woot, woot!

I’d really like to make this switch.

Not sure how many of you craft, but Craftsy is offering unlimited courses for two weeks for one dollar. Pretty sweet!

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Freshening up your bedroom for Spring? Check out these bedroom styling tips for some inspo.

Since I have been seeing a TMJ specialist, these exercises for relieving jaw & neck tension are so up my alley!

I am going to have to add this to my carry-on bag when I’m traveling and steal one of these the next time I’m staying at a hotel.

I am swooning over this new line.

Looking for a new morning devotional to dive into? Check out this list.

I’m so happy to see this lady back to blogging again and peeking at her favorite books.

Bookmarking this list of best-of television shows for my next lazy day.

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Turn placemats into a cute jute and leather tote. ADORABLE!

I finished this book this week and was blown away.

Thinking about making a purchase? This simple list of six questions might guide your decision.

I’m feeling like my kids are starting to develop some allergies towards us so this read was reassuring.

Here are four classes to revive your side hustle. Who couldn’t use a little help with that?

I can’t stop laughing. I am TERRIFIED of birds. Seriously. Also, if you haven’t read this interview, you really should (and read the book).

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This one-pot Moroccan Lemon Chicken recipe looks like a weeknight winner.

I found this piece to be really compelling about the pluses and minuses of building your following on Instagram. On a very small scale, I get this.

This gorgeous basic top is on my spring capsule wardrobe agenda.

I’m also eyeing this classic piece.

What if your kiddos could rewrite the house rules. This was such a fun piece!

This week’s album share below! Happy listening!

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