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Nora
Orange County, CA
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Now, that Labor Day has (barely) passed...do you agree with me that it's time to start enjoying all things fall? Because my mantle, farmers market sunflowers, perpetually burning autumn scented candles and I are totally ready. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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If it's Sean's birthday (like it was this past Saturday) it pretty much means there is some kind of peanut butter dessert and some green and yellow decorations. They are color of his beloved Oregon Ducks and actually were his... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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This month... We got new floors. We went to Home Depot about 20 times. We put the house back together. Mac got incredibly close to landing the backflip he's been working on for 18 months. Sean and I celebrated our... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just Make Stuff
I have had them for a few weeks now and they do skip a little bit...not bad though for the price and fun colors. I always like really thick pens, so I am happy so far.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on School supplies... at Just Make Stuff
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Oh my goodness...that is so nice of you to say. Yes, I am super lucky my students seem to like to talk about my crazy ideas. Last spring, one student alone got five of his friends to sign up. This semester I get to have extra fun because I have about 25 students enrolled that I have already had before...love the chance to spend more time with them.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Group work sticks... at Just Make Stuff
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I emailed you the word documents and links to the fonts I used.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Family calendar... at Just Make Stuff
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The next couple of months are going to be a new level of busy since we added in being the phone bank chairs for the first school improvement bond ever for Mac's school district. It runs four days a week... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
So happy to see you scrapping again!
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Second day of the semester and I feel about six days behind already. At least this mess on my computer desktop and actual desktop from earlier today are looking a lot better by now. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I joked with my students today that some of my fellow professors likely spent the summer researching and publishing academic journal articles, but I spent the summer painting popsicle sticks. Since I believe in a very active learning environment, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Tomorrow's the first day of my fourth semester teaching and I am officially ready to go. There seem to be a million details to remember for the five classes I have, but one of the details I still love are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
I took a break from planning my Sociology of Women class to read blogs and here you shared a perfect source. I will definitely be using the color coded toy images this semester...thanks!
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2014 on weekend links / 32. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Thursday night is usually the last night of the week I share something around here, so I thought it might be fun to start ending with happy bits from the last few days... This week it included a custom strand... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Miraculously, Mac is a morning person...despite the fact that his mom and dad are the absolute worst at waking up. Maybe it's a nature vs. nurture attribute and Mac inherited it from his major morning person step-dad. This was taken... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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This week we have been collecting up what all three of us need for the new school year. I need a crockpot to be able to eat soup during my office hours, lots of my new favortite pen and do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I have a strange compulsion...things that I love, like Internet browsing or watching favorite shows recorded on our DVR, can feel like a to do list. Even though they are a couple of my go-to activities when I have a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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In case you don't remember Mac finding out he made varsity last spring please feel free to click here and watch the video again and again like I do. We had a barbecue with the football team this weekend (it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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The idea of a s'more on a ritz cracker has been tucked away on my list to try for awhile now. This week I got out the box of social snackers from Trader Joe's, smeared a little bit of Nutella... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I think I have officially hit a new procrastination low. Instead of tackling the scary to do list I have to accomplish to be ready for the school year, I spent time trying to make cute to do lists for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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At the very end of April I shared my crazy couch idea...in June I shared that I was looking for a few more pillows...and as of today I officially have a built in couch in the little closet in my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
Honestly, I would say this is pretty small for a teaching planner. I made a larger spiral bound planner for my son to use in high school last year (http://www.justmakestuff.com/ndg/2013/09/class-planner.html) and it occurred to me I should make one for my own classes. It is incredibly handy to keep track of everything in (http://www.justmakestuff.com/ndg/2013/09/made-my-own.html). Good luck with the new school year...teaching is the best! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on Planner Kits... at Just Make Stuff
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Hi Annette, I am so, so glad to hear you liked it! Hopefully I can be uber organized right along with you. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on Planner Kits... at Just Make Stuff
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Two weeks from today I will be teaching four classes...from 8am until 9pm. It's going to be quite a first day. Today Sean and I went over to my office at the state college to hang up a couple strands... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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This weekend I was fortunate enough to be included in an incredibly special day of crafting to fundraise on behalf of a family who has endured the unthinkable this past year. It was a really fun gathering of old scrapbooking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Our reflection as we waited at the paint counter. 1. Our anniversary included unpacking our house after the flooring was done. 2. That is after we dusted, swept, swiffer sweeper-ed, and wiped everything done with a damp rag. I think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Just Make Stuff