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Nora
Orange County, CA
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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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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
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Sean has a week left of summer vacation and I am trying not to be mopey about it. We have had plenty of time and we love our jobs and will be just fine when we get back in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Most everyone loves their birthday, but throughout his life Mac has loved it an extra whole heck of a lot. And he decided about a year and a half ago that turning twenty-one would be the biggest life event in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I have sat at my desk for four years. Between four years of creating and grading college classes (and three of those years spent helping to run a cheerleading program) I have been on my trusty desktop computer a whole... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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When I took down the 4th of July mantle decorations I wanted to put something up for the rest of the summer. I gathered a few things that have been here before, along with a fabric wreath I put together... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
Oh my goodness gracious is that the kindest comment ever! I have never thought of it that way, but I think you are really, really right. :)
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A few years ago now I gave Mac's cousin a college survival kit as a high school graduation gift. Thankfully she really liked it, so I have given the gift to other high school grads a couple of times since... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
Yes, right in the app. Ninety-nine cents for an 8x8 page and five dollars shipping. I make an order about every 3 months or so.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2017 on Project Life 2017: 01 at Just Make Stuff
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I totally understand the feeling. If I had waited to catch up on any scrapbooking before jumping into using the app, I would have never done it. I am so thankful that I just started. We are on our phones so much anyway that it makes it easy to spend a few minutes here and there.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2017 on Project Life 2017: 01 at Just Make Stuff
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I was working on week twenty-seven today (and received my second batch of printed pages last week), so I thought I'd finally share week's one through sixteen. For 2017, I am using the same title cards each week (it's the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, dill dip, s'more bars, brownies, rice crispy treats, little berry fruit cups, root beer floats, fireworks, music, family and friends. We are getting ready to host one of our favorite celebrations of the year.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Throughout the school year I am often at the computer working hard or procrastinating on working hard, but nevertheless still at the computer. So far throughout this summer I have been away. I have barely turned the computer on in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I have saved images with color combinations I like for a few years now. When I want to make a digital something or another (like stripes for blog banners), I open the image in Photoshop Elements and use the color-picker... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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The last of three schools I teach at wrapped up the semester this past week. For the past two school years the classes I've taught for the community college have been on high school campuses. This past spring I was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Will you please humor me by letting me catch up on all the tomato growing fun and excitement around here? I'm guessing you're thinking, "Yeah, no, I just came here to see crafts. By the way, where have those been... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Just Make Stuff