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Nora
Orange County, CA
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Of course the weekend, when I have an enormous amount of schoolwork to do, is the weekend I am just dying to make stuff. Here's a few crafts I really want to try... I misplaced my flash drive this week.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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A photo popped up somewhere on Instagram a few months ago showing that someone had spray painted their plastic trashcans. After the work we did in the kitchen this past summer, I really wanted nicer looking trashcans, but couldn't find... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Prepping an "apple activity" for one of my classes to do as we discuss educational inequalities. Last week I started teaching my second eight-week Intro to Sociology course for the semester. I figured out the night before it was my... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I love making various salad concoctions and this was a recent favorite... Bacon & Goat Cheese Spinach Salad with Orange Marmalade Dressing 6 ounce bag baby spinach 8 slices apple wood smoked bacon; cooked crisp, drained, cooled and crumbled 3... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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This upcoming Wednesday (April 22nd) is Administrative Professionals Day. Two years ago I brought cookies and last year I made jars of a foot soak concoction. This year I did not get terribly creative with a gift for the four... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
Funny you mentioned energy, because I have felt like I had none this week. The font is Ballerina Script and if you click "font" in the blog post it will take you right to the download page.
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I am dreaming that this upcoming weekend will somehow, magically, last longer than they usually do. Hopefully by the time Sunday afternoon rolls around I will be ahead of the game and can officially do nothing for a few minutes...or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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This year there are a dozen different tomato plants and, as of this afternoon, they are labeled with a touch of craftiness. I grabbed a pile of wood sticks from the craft store, swiped some paint on them (it would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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I mentioned last week that Mac had try-outs, therefore Friday started his last year on the team. Friday also started the several weeks that I run the cheer boosters for two teams, this past year's and next school year's. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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This was a momentous project around here...our mailbox was one of the very first updates we did to our house and now we have lived here long enough (almost fifteen years) that we had to do it all over again.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Writing a little something around here is such a routine part of life, that I can't stay away for long. Even a week feels like missing a chapter, as inconsequential as it might be. So here's what's been going on...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Last week's backyard rose trimming was a really pretty task. Unless you want me to stick around and whine about bed comforters, I am going to take a little blogging break. Sometime next week I'll be back with a little... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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I am sure I have shared before that my history with rearranging reaches back into childhood. Some kids play...I rearranged my bedroom. And by now you know I rearrange my whole house a little too often, with enormous help from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
It's a page from a coloring book... http://www.amazon.com/Just-Add-Color-Geometric-Illustrations/dp/1592539459 I only wish I could doodle like that. :)
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There was no discussion of what needed to get done while we walked tonight...we didn't have dinner until 8pm...Sean and I watched an hour of TV with a little beer/hard cider...then the three of us had fresh baked cookies and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Tomorrow officially starts the spring-breaking around here...although I got started with the "partying" today. Sean and Mac have a half day of school as they start their week-long break (and I start my two halves)...I cannot wait to be home... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
I just taught community organizing in my Social Order & Change class. :) A meet-up would be super fun again...I loved hosting the first one. And I have really enjoyed listening to Being Boss (http://www.lovebeingboss.com/) even though I am not a creative entrepreneur at all.
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Have you seen "Shit Academics Say" on Twitter? Not everything is applicable to me since I am not a PhD trying to research and write, but some of the stuff is so funny. My favorite recent one is, "Fool me once, shame on you. Food me twice, it's going in the syllabus."
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on So maybe just make stuff... at Just Make Stuff
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My mom and I went there before we took the 2-day watercoloring class a couple years ago...it's a fantastic store and you reminding me about it makes me want to head back soon. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on So maybe just make stuff... at Just Make Stuff
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I went back to look (I save all the tags in the gardening binder I have) and that seems to be the only flower that didn't have a tag. I'm sorry :(
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Seriously, right? That stuff is magic. :)
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We had a family dinner this past weekend with my dad and sister in town. Sean and I made pineapple grilled chicken, lemon butter orzo, roasted broccoli, and a carrot recipe my mom recently concocted. I also made dessert...which is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Whoever invented these tiny 4x4 albums is the best person ever...it's really fun to fill them up with photos and a little bit of craftiness. I loved using one as a December Daily-ish album and am looking forward to having... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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A couple weekends ago, we purchased the first round of flowers and herbs that I couldn't resist. Most of them were for a new little planter box we have around a new mail box. I'll share photos of it once... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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This weekend, we were driving right by my favorite art store and were going to stop for a set of paints I really wanted for the past couple months. In addition to being such a renowned watercolor artist, I figured... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Just Make Stuff