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Nora
Orange County, CA
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I cannot wait for this time next week when the table is set, the side dishes are made, the turkey is coming out the oven, and dinner is in an hour. This very well might be my favorite week of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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This morning I made sloppy joes for dinner, but had to run to the grocery store right in the middle of it when I realized we had no barbecue sauce. Later in the morning I royally ticked my sister off.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I have never really liked purple. It's pretty much the only color I do not like. Well, I take that back, growing up Mr. Pine's Purple House was one of my favorite books. Other than that...no purple. Lately though I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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A couple new planner details (in a crazy new planner)...packets of Thanksgiving stickers to mail to my eight year old niece and nine year old sister...crocheting a throw for the end of the couch with a super random collection of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
It didn't...we have been watching results every day and they should finish counting the ballots by tomorrow. It has inched up and up since election day. We are right around 191 votes short. It's the true meaning of "every vote counts". Thanks for asking...
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on And the award goes to... at Just Make Stuff
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I have lots of ideas, little things I am eager to share, and just enough time to do it. Hoping to combine some of those ideas with some of that eagerness and a little of that time and make it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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1. Late Monday, after teaching my night class, I decided to watch an episode of the Good Wife instead of returning emails, grading anything or blogging. 2. We only have about 20 hours of recorded television to catch up on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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It's a four day weekend for Sean which (thankfully) means there is a little project time. This Craigslist dresser has been waiting in the garage for it's makeover since September and I could not be more excited about the finished... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I sadly said to Sean tonight, at the end of the last game of Mac's junior year, we only have one more football season left. As I was saying a year ago...it's going too fast. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
It would be a hard decision between a super good drink and flowers...flowers look so totally cute in them!
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My mom's best friend told me about this recipe years ago and I have rarely made grilled cheese any other way. I made these for a cheer team dinner a few weeks ago, along with a big bacon ranch salad,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
That's my motto too! :)
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2014 on Week in the Life: Weekend at Just Make Stuff
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It didn't :( We needed 55% of the vote and we got 54%. We are holding out the last bit of hope on the walk-in absentee ballots...fingers crossed.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2014 on And now we wait... at Just Make Stuff
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Here was the big first vote moment...which I made sure every single person working at the polling place knew. Mac was thrilled. The school bond measure is too close to call as we head to bed...fingers crossed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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After working on the school bond measure for three months, spending night after night at the phone bank and precinct walking each weekend, I have my fingers crossed for good news tomorrow night. Over the years, Mac has always walked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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College Gameday...for at least a few minutes. A quick trip to the farmer's market for hummus. Sean ran around in the rain. I made lunch for friends so we could plan our camping trip in a couple weekends. Sean went... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Halloween...barely. I graded tests while watching the Today Show. I ran some errands and looked longingly at the pile of pumpkins for a minute. I did make some mulled cider to have when we got home from the football game.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Breakfast at my desk...an english muffin and iced coffee. The cheerleaders were going to be in costumes for the football game on Halloween...Mac was going to be a hot dog...then the cheerleaders decided they didn't want to...sadly Mac's hot dog... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Every morning one of the first things I look at is my Timehop app. This morning it showed that three years ago today we were working on the Mac & Cheese costume. I snuck a photo while my students were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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At 6:48am Sean drops off Mac for a zero period art class at 6:55am. I get to sleep in a little on Tuesdays...and stay in bed for a few minutes watching the Today Show while crocheting. I sent Sean a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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A shower is the only thing that has a chance of waking me up at 6:18am. Leaving for work right before the sun rises. A yogurt snack at my desk in between my three classes all right in a row.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I recorded a week in the summer of 2011...the spring of 2012...and the early fall of 2013. Looking back, I love seeing all those details and how much everything has changed... So I am in totally in for another week... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Way back on our honeymoon in August 1999 I bought a little Halloween decoration for the front table in our apartment...super excited about all the holidays ahead in our family's future. Fifteen years later the little welcome witch still makes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Tuesday and Thursday mornings I am home in the mornings before teaching a class at the community college in the afternoons. Often this means I am scrubbing down the kitchen sink, cleaning the counters, and wiping down the fridge (our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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This is the stuff...one of the best recipes I've got. A friend gave it to me back in 2006 and I have made it for about 254 parties since then...give or take a couple. Spinach Artichoke Dip 10 oz frozen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Just Make Stuff