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Amy Hanks
Lehi, Utah
Interests: Reading, paper and book crafts, movies, sewing, and finding the best chocolate cake available.
Recent Activity
Have you ever wanted to give a special little treat to somebody, but couldn't find the right packaging? If you have, I have the perfect solution. A mini cake plate! Cute, right?! On Saturday I was sitting at home waiting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
If you're anything like me, you're busy. Your kids are busy. It's a fast paced world that we live in. Many times the things that should not get neglected actually do get neglected because, well, sometimes you just have to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
So, for future reference burlap fades too much. Yarn is better. We need to find our next project so that we can get started as soon as school starts! One month to go!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2013 on Book Paper Project 1 at Inside the Fishbowl
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My trip to Pebbles in My Pocket last week has really got me excited about using paper torn from books on my projects! I absolutely loved everything in the shop that has book pages on it, which means I basically... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
One of the many crafty benefits of living in Utah is having several of the best scrapbooking companies practically in your backyard. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the launch party for the new Pebbles logo in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
Slow down? Why would you ever want to do that!? ;) I've been following your blog for a long time, but I don't think I've ever commented, though I'm a huge fan! I'm so excited that you're venturing into Project Life! I'm sure there will be lots of inspiration coming our way from you!
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Well, maybe posting my latest and last patriotic decor piece for the summer doesn't count as patriotism, but I do get in the patriotic mood whenever I look at this cute tray! A couple of weeks ago I revisited Rhonna... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
Last Easter I found these adorable chevron striped gift bags at Michaels. (Unfortunately, they're no longer available, but Michaels always have this size bag in kraft and white, in packs of 13 for around $5.00. Or you could go here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
Have you discovered Project Life yet? I've known about it for a long time, but since I was on a scrapbooking hiatus, I never really considered it. But then Becky Higgins, Project Life's mastermind, really expanded her product offerings. Then... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
Last year I began a patriotic banner for my mantle--something simple that I could finish relatively quickly to complement my cute Kerri Brandford This+That Freedom printer's tray. Last! Year! I didn't finish it. This year, I have been much better... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
It seems like I am on a never-ending quest to declutter and destash my craft room. It's a circle, not a vicious one, but a happy one. Less stuff leads to more places to put new stuff, thus the clutter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
I started doing this when I served in the Relief Society (women's organization) presidency at church. The new Relief Society president asked me to continue. Here's the January scripture challenge. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." CS Lewis said that, and most of us would generally agree with this definition. In 2012, I began to question this definition, wondering, does it go far enough?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Inside the Fishbowl
Yesterday Alex was home sick with a nasty stomach bug. At around 2:15 it finally settled down long enough for him to take a nap. A nice. Long. Nap. Sensing a prime opportunity for some quality time in my craft... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at Inside the Fishbowl
Last night I had to make a bunch of gift card holders for my husband to give to the wives of some of his employees whose husbands have been pulling really late hours. When I was done, I had a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Inside the Fishbowl
In April I saw my Uncle David at a family wedding. The day after the wedding, while we were all assembled at another uncle's house, David handed me a CD marked Sabre Rattlers and told me that i had to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Inside the Fishbowl
Yeah, it would be easier, but the idea is to try out recipes that we can cook when we're backpacking with the kids. It's so hard to find anything they'll eat, and there are no options when we're in the backcountry. Now if somebody would just open a Jimmy John's franchise in Yellowstone's wilderness. . . .problem solved!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2011 on Go and Grub at Inside the Fishbowl
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In July Jeremy had a fantastic idea that I supported wholeheartedly. In an effort to discover backpacking foods that our children would deign to allow past their picky palates, we agreed to devote one night a week to trying out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at Inside the Fishbowl
I first found out about Clean Eating magazine last year when I attended an early morning fitness boot camp. The trainer, Anne Perkins, who was conducting the camp highly recommended it. I took her word for it and I've never... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Inside the Fishbowl
Since it's been a while I thought it would be wise to reintroduce you to two of my major sources of subject matter--my kids. I would hate for you to land here, not recognize them and steer yourself away because... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at Inside the Fishbowl
Hey there! I'm just wondering if anybody still follows this blog. Did this post show up in your reader? I've been thinking a lot about this little space that I have neglected so long. I'm thinking that it's time I... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at Inside the Fishbowl
Last weekend I had the opportunity to watch the General Conference of my church. There were so many great lessons taught. I am grateful for the opportunity we have twice a year to sit at the feet of prophets and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Inside the Fishbowl
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Mar 15, 2010
Oh, Natasha, I had no idea! I would have been terrified in your position! Thank you so much for commenting. It really helps to know that I'm not the only person I know to have experienced this. I have always wanted to be able to read your blog, but I feel awkward asking people to include me in their private blogs. Would you mind adding me to your list?
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2010 on Weigh In--Week 3 at Inside the Fishbowl
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I know I've been absent this week, but I wanted to do my Weigh In post, anyway. So, here are the results. Today's weight: 136.4 Change from last week: 4.8 Total weight lost: 7.6 Stress can do that to you.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at Inside the Fishbowl