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Nora
Orange County, CA
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I decided to make a pretty big change in planner-ing (because that's a word, right?) for 2018. I have used an A4 binder for years, but I would rarely take it out of the house since it was so big.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I finished this book up a few days after Christmas and it's packed with seventy-two little pages. A few pages were shared already and here's a bunch more... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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When I was planning this little redecoration this past summer, I asked Sean if he would have ever changed this room from when I first decorated it a couple years after we moved in. I wasn't surprised to hear that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Just Make Stuff
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Happy New Year right on time six days into the year...but that's not too bad, right? This year I really, really, really want to figure out a way to get back to actually making stuff. I want to go back... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Just Make Stuff
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This year has been fairly sparse as far as blogging, but there were still some favorites. Over the years, I have loved putting together these end of the year posts. Favorite Gift...colorful gummy bear snacks with a teeny tiny scoop.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I started this year's little 4x4 book right before Christmas and still need to finish it up. I was a little snarky on a couple of pages, but happy as can be to be crafting and can't wait to complete... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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We decided to make a big entree salad when we hosted Christmas dinner this year, but it occurred to me at the last minute kids were probably not going to be too excited about that. I needed something kid-friendly that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I came up with the "merry making" idea instead of twelve days of Christmas activities, since realistically we would struggle to keep it up for a dozen days. This way we can do any number, which I am really taking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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For a few years now (2014/2015/2016) I have made super simple gifts with alphabet stamps. It's a way to have them still be homemade, but homemade pretty quickly. The alphabet stamps I picked were pretty big and weren't going to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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This year's cards were deceivingly complicated. It seemed simple enough...a 5x7 photo (snapped in our backyard when my father-in-law was here visiting over Thanksgiving) backed with navy cardstock. There is a simple strip of photos with a sentiment adhered to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I have been super-duper slacking as a blogger this year...granted I never have really been an actual "blogger" as much as I have just been a sharer of occasional crafts and other random bits of life. Either way, I have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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This year, for two of the three schools I work at, I made some orange peppermint bath salts for the administrative assistants. I have loved using salts & essential oils as a foot soak for the last couple of years... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
Thanks so much! :)
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on Thanksgiving Table 2017... at Just Make Stuff
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Hi Kelly It's a free print that I found via Pinterest, although I did change the colors. Here is the source... http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2016/09/free-thanksgiving-printable.html
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on Thanksgiving Table 2017... at Just Make Stuff
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This year's dining room decorations are all shades of my favorite color...and maybe I went a little overboard for one meal, but I just love this holiday too much. There's a wonky flannel table runner with leftover fabric ties for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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There's the dresser in the entryway, the new little shelf on a dark teal blue wall in the family room, and even the shelf in the kitchen that have been covered in Thanksgiving-ness. It's pretty clear all around the house... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I made a pot of chili, have the apple cider and mulling spices ready to simmer, and have a ton of Milky Ways, Twix, and Snickers to try not to eat. Hope your Halloween is full of treats. Speaking of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Every year...every single year it will technically be fall, but it will still be ridiculously hot here. The last week and a half have actually been delightful, but the ninety plus degree weather is back tomorrow. So I will just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I have seven years of cards shared here, but haven't shared one in a while. These were actually thank you notes for the birthday gifts I was lucky enough to receive back in May. Now that it's almost "fall" (it's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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We were so lucky to have the most wonderful next door neighbor, Mr. Kelly, for seventeen years. He had a graciousness of a gentleman through and through, he had a tiny touch of a stubborn grump, and he had the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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This summer I read "Dinner: A Love Story" and was amazed that the author had kept a journal where she listed every family dinner for more than a decade. I am very strategic about cooking each week, so we always... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I love to give little happy first day of school gifts to the administrative staff in the three departments I work in...something to hopefully brighten their day amidst the multitude of tasks and more emergency tasks they have to contend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Sean started school four weeks ago...four! And this year there is a new teacher hired for Sean's department who is actually brand-spanking new. He is doing his credential student-teaching as a paid teacher. Sean was asked to work with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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We met Mac out in Vegas for his birthday a couple weeks ago and then Sean and I went on to Sedona for a couple of days. It was amazing that just a few days felt like so much time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Just Make Stuff