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Nora
Orange County, CA
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This cake was inspired by one in a Cake Doctor cookbook that I have had for so many years that it's falling apart. I had ripe bananas and needed a treat for a cheer board meeting, so I used the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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I love to check the Timehop app for a few seconds in the morning to see what happened on this date in years past. It just reminded me about this washi tape discovery from back in 2012. Coincidentally it was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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This weekend a good friend from college was in town visiting and she and I tried a paper flower making class. As you can see, the tables were lined with vases of the most beautiful bouquets. Unlike the calligraphy class... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Here are a few of the resources I have used in classes these last couple of weeks... We analyzed socioeconomic inequalities by contrasting this video and this article. Every single person can make a difference. A discussion about technology and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I teach all my state college classes in the morning, but on Wednesdays I am at school throughout the afternoon for my office hours. That means packing a lunch. I received this adorable lunch bag as a birthday gift last... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
Thanks for letting me know...I'll be extra careful now.
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Oh man...that is disappointing to hear. I really appreciate the warning though...I can't afford to have things I've written down disappear.
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A couple weeks ago I mentioned my new favorite pens (at the time) which were thick, colorful and cheap. Then last week I couldn't resist signing up for this planner class and erasable pens were on the supply list. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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The rusty old wheelbarrow has been home to an herb garden for the last couple of years, but for the next few months it will be a little fall-ish mum garden that I can see right out our kitchen window. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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We are so, so happy that all kitchen updating wrapped up a few weeks ago now. Here's the before and after... Thankfully I had help to pick a cabinet color a couple months ago now (I went with #5). Sean... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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These are a few random things I used in my classes... Learning about the pre-industrial women's economy meant each student reaching into a drawstring bag to pull a little piece of paper with a random household item on it. Then... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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So as new laminate floor owners, I needed to start figuring out fast how I could be a good laminate floor cleaner...often. I bought a swiffer sweeper and lots of dry refills thanks to coupons and buy three get one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Last spring I started using tiny dot stickers on my monthly planner calendar. I use one color for all the journal assignments I need to grade for my classes and another color for all the tests I need to grade.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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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 Sep 1, 2014 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 Sep 1, 2014 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 Aug 31, 2014 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.
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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.
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I emailed you the word documents and links to the fonts I used.
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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 Aug 28, 2014 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 Aug 26, 2014 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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