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Nora
Orange County, CA
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Alphabet stamps continue to be my fastest way to personalize a gift with a tiny bit of homemade-ness. I have used them for two years worth of holiday wrapping (2014 & 2015) and I often use them for birthday gifts... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
So excited when I saw your kit in today's email...cannot wait to buy one!
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For the last year or so, I have been pretty obsessed with putting together a stripe of colors. It started when I was making a banner image (one of my favorite class planning details) for one of my course's online... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I stitched together more fabric strips than I needed for a wreath I made earlier this summer, so I tucked the extra away to use as ribbon. I have also used this same idea by knotting the strips together. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Truth be told, I get a little sad and overwhelmed when the school year starts. And by little I mean it usually includes at least one full-scale freak-out. So, maybe it's not so little. When Sean headed back to school... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Sean started school this past Monday and I have just over a week before classes start. However, I have five syllabi to write and five course websites to put together, so I have been working all week to start to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Over the last few months, I have uploaded photos into a bunch of blog posts that I have just saved as drafts (including several recipes to write). These birthday thank you notes are one of them. I stamped a new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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It was so good that there are no words, but I will find them anyway. This trip was my dad's idea and he booked a ranch that he and mom had first gone to before I was born, a looooong... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
That would be such a cute idea! Mail has always been my favorite. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2016 on Well Wishes... at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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"I'm ready to go..." Traveling means I sing "Leaving on a Jet Plane" over and over...it's a very charming trait. Early tomorrow morning we are getting on jet plane, which has become a rare event around here (only once in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I was twenty-years old when I met McIntosh twenty years ago tonight...just for a second though, because he had to rush off to the NICU. All two pounds three ounces of him. That night he started proving he's one of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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These keys are for my shared office space, now that I will be working at a third school this fall. Earlier in the summer, I was asked to teach a couple of classes next fall in the Women's Studies department... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Smart & Final It's where I got the white boxes I used for the Homecoming picnic dinners and always keep other containers on hand to send leftovers in like I did at Thanksgiving a couple of years ago... http://www.justmakestuff.com/ndg/2013/11/thanksgiving-leftovers.html I think I love all these containers a little too much :)
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2016 on Decorated dessert cups... at Just Make Stuff
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There is one last detail of Mac's graduation party that I haven't shared yet. Dessert. He asked for Oreo cupcakes, but with over fifty people to feed I knew we wouldn't be able to store that many cupcakes in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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We were all standing on the Newport Beach pier looking around and I saw it... The shadow of us in the waves below. I asked everyone to gather together as I pointed down to it. Taking photos with my phone,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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We are lucky to have a big bedroom in the front of the house that we've jokingly named the, "guest-wrap-gym", since it's our guest room, my place to wrap gifts and we have a treadmill with other little bits of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
It's one of my new favorites, "Chasing Embers" Here's a link... http://www.dafont.com/chasing-embers.font
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2016 on Scrapped... at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Roughly calculated, this blog has been around for 4,150 days (almost eleven and half years) and I noticed last week it was just about to pass three thousand posts. I spent Sunday afternoon tinkering around here...a new banner, a few... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I am sure you have been anxiously waiting to hear how our tomatoes are doing. Because who would want to see crafts or organizational project, when you could see a plant. So, yes, for some people tomato growth updates could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Hi Deanna They are the Simple Stories page protectors that were made for the 4x6 album I used. Here's a link to a multi-pack of them http://www.scrapbook.com/store/mw-4091.html
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2016 on Scrapped... at Just Make Stuff
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Hi Christine, Yes it does hold 4x6 pages. Here is the album... http://www.scrapbook.com/store/mw-4104.html?t2=albums&t12-13=simple+stories
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2016 on Scrapped... at Just Make Stuff
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For my birthday at the beginning of May, Sean and I took a long weekend and drove north to see the redwood trees and then stayed in San Francisco and Half Moon Bay before driving home. It was an amazing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Just Make Stuff