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Nora
Orange County, CA
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"Oh the Wells Fargo Wagon is a comin' now, I don't know how I can ever wait to see. It could be something for someone who is no relation or it could be something special just for me!" When Mac... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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To me, there is pretty much nothing better than Mac laughing. Celebrating Mac's big birthday later this month with eighteen favorite photos. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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Mac is off to his third year of cheer camp tomorrow, so it's been all cheer all the time around here...which it often is regardless. This photo was from the first football game...these are some of our very favorite nights...can't... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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This is my new crafting counter...currently covered in projects (you can see it clean here). It's an idea I have loved for months and was inspired by this standing desk. We made it higher (40") than a standard counter (36")... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
My mom's best friend always has the best gigantic rolls of wired ribbon from Costco and I always forget to look for them. I have purposely not purchased wrapping paper, because the rolls are so big (and I have so many rolls anyway) that I could never use it up....although it seems like really good quality paper.
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That's true about the gift cards...but we can still put them in a box and wrap it, right? :)
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I found them at Home Goods. I never realized what great wrapping paper they have...now that place is even more dangerous! :)
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Today there was a little bit more popsicle stick painting for an idea I have for my classes...the paper plate I am painting them on is filling up with color. A little bit more of the summer scrapbook too. And... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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It's likely I could wrap a good portion of the Earth's surface with the wrapping paper I have amassed over the years, so I did not need five more rolls...no matter how cheap or irresistible they were. Yet, here they... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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The same vest...two years later. This was right after a back to school haircut. Celebrating Mac's big birthday later this month with eighteen favorite photos. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Easter brunch 2007...this purple shirt, tie and vest came together as a combo from Mervyns (pre-Kohls) for like $12.99. He ended up wearing this vest with everything for the next three years. Celebrating Mac's big birthday later this month with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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It might be summer vacation, but that actually means, without stacks of papers to grade, I am working more than ever on class preparations and learning new things. Today I researched and analyzed college class attendance policies and I painted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Invite your nephew and nieces to come over and paint on the old ones. Painter's Tape Art idea from Eighteen25. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Simple stuff as I document another summer. Lots of photos and just a detail here or there. I am using one of these albums and having lots of fun keeping track of this season so far. You can see the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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The kitchen is underway. We're 36 hours in and I have been tear-free. If I thought my house was a mess on Thursday...imagine how this site must make me feel... The entire contents of our kitchen in our living room.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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A family friend took this favorite photo of Mac on her Canon Rebel...from that moment on I wanted one. I got one (film at the time) a couple years later and am now on my third digital Rebel...thousands of photos... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
No, I am just incapable of dealing with any clutter. I guess it's a blessing and a curse. Hope all is well :)
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They are actually just old Ikea frames we painted with Martha Stewart craft paints.
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Oh man this has not been the week for productivity. Then this morning was a new low. I stayed up too late (1am) slept in too late (8:30) and had a mess all over the house. Piles of clothes in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
The reason we thought we could get away with it, is because we already had taken down one upper cabinet (and a built in desk we never used) a few years ago and the walls were fine. Hopefully our luck stays when we take these down. And you're totally right about the dust (my mom mentioned grease too since we cook so much). I am just going to keep the items we use everyday out so they will be washed all the time, but it will probably still drive me crazy and then you can say, "I told you so". :) Really appreciate your advice...
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Hi cousin-in-law :) Thanks for chiming in on this. #2 was the first paint chip I picked up, but I am realizing we have a fair amount of greens already around the house. What helped me realize this was Mac exclaiming last night, "More green?!?". I told Sean #5 and #8 were my favorites before I asked here. I think I am still hanging in there with #5, but it's back to Home Depot tonight to grab a couple of samples.
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Thanks for the great advice...I needed that reminder to invest in a couple samples to make sure I really like the color.
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That's like when I painted four primary colors on the front of house to decide on the trim color and eventually went with black.
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Tonight we went to our second concert in the park for the summer. As I said last July, it really is some of my favorite cooking all year. For dinner I sort of made this salad, but I added chicken,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Just Make Stuff