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Nora
Orange County, CA
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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on So maybe just make stuff... at Just Make Stuff
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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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 :(
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Too much... at Just Make Stuff
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Seriously, right? That stuff is magic. :)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on One day... at Just Make Stuff
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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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
Sure, although I am not sure how helpful the weekly schedule will be since I made it specifically for the number of classes I have this semester. I took out the names of my classes and turned it into a PDF. Here it is with the to do list sheet too... http://www.justmakestuff.com/Weekly%20Schedule%20%20.pdf http://www.justmakestuff.com/Weekly%20To%20Do%20List.pdf
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I am almost at the halfway point of the semester...and my two half-spring breaks (the schools I teach at do not have breaks that line up) start the week after next. As much as I love my job, I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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One of my desk drawers holds too many pens. My mom taught me to love pens...and planners and stamps among other things. This particular drawer was opened a lot today, since I all of a sudden had to organize the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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This was the grass in the backyard a couple weeks ago while it was way overdue for a visit from the lawnmower. Today is all about the green and we will barely have time to celebrate it. Sean is coaching... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Mac's first name is my mom's maiden name, McIntosh. Which means it's my cousin's last name. They are expecting their first child which they have been adorably calling, "McBaby"...so it had to make it on the gift tag for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Sean brought home these super pretty hydrangeas from Trader Joe's earlier this week. I have always been kind of obsessive about getting photos of flowers...even in the days of having twenty-four photos on a roll of film, I had to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Our nephew's eighth birthday was a couple weeks ago, which meant a trip to the Lego store for a gift certificate. I wrapped it up in a small bucket of Legos and grabbed a handful of birthday stamps to make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Please tell me it happens to you too... You get home from Target and then manage to immediately remember what you completely forgot to buy. Around here it occurs way more often than it should. So I have gone so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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One of the best purchases I have made this year is a set of pasta bowls. Tonight they were going to be used for my first ever lasagna, which wasn't even completely lasagna, but I chickened out and made a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Do you believe we are ten weeks into 2015? This means I am ten weeks into using the Project Life app. I sat down this weekend and caught up on the last two weeks and sent the entire batch to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
It's a storage closet. :)
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It's a storage closet under our stairs. We store folding tables and our vacuum under there. It also seems almost inevitable to be able to get out of there without knocking your head. If we had little kids, it would have been a fun tiny little playroom.
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