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Nora
Orange County, CA
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I was hoping a patterned paper background would help make a stupid injury look a little cuter. Last night I cooked a steak...seared it and then put the saute pan in a 400 degree oven. I took it out, put... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Tonight was our first concert in the park for the summer. We might not be able to get to many since both cities right by our house have concerts on Wednesdays and Mac has competition cheer team practice scheduled on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I wrapped up a gift card for my brother-in-law in the turquoise striped wrapping paper, added the birthday cake circles, and tucked into a pocket card I put together. Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Last week I hosted the cheer booster board meeting that kicks off my final year as the president. I put together binders for the half dozen board members this year...which is one of my very favorite tasks. I feel that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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With the Ten times Eighty-Two attempt (still going strong, although I inevitably missed a couple days already), I wanted a little journal to make collages (which was inspired by this project) or to smear watercolors around in. Some cardboard, watercolor... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Last year's summer list was a bit of a bust, but that won't stop me from making a little one for this summer. Here are the few random things I would love to do... 1. Take off in the car... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
Yes and no. I try to keep a few birthday and thank you cards ready to grab, but I usually make one right when I need it. This was for my niece's 7th birthday party this past weekend.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on Well Wishes... at Just Make Stuff
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You're totally right...we went to the beach yesterday too. Both places are so close by, yet we never make enough time to get to either one to enjoy. Definitely buying tickets for another game soon...
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on Summer nights... at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Sean's dad is staying with us this week, so we are enjoying a little more fun than usual. Tonight was an Angels game and tomorrow is the beach. Summer is just way more fun. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
It turns out that tiny camera lens on my iPhone so filthy it was making my photos distorted. Taking a minute to carefully wipe the lens made a world of difference in how my pictures looked.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2015 on Just in case... at Just Make Stuff
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It was actually last weekend that I noticed my phone photos were looking a little weird and cloudy. So I grabbed one of the dozens of lens cleaning cloths that are around the house, since I have to wear glasses... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Mac finished school Thursday, Sean finished school Friday, I start summer school Monday, and Sean starts summer school the following Monday. The schedule is still way lighter though and I am grateful for that to start this weekend. Weekend Brush... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Mac's junior year meant taking a zero-period class, being on the varsity cheer squad, earning a 3.8 GPA in the first semester (we all have our fingers crossed because he has a chance at a 4.0 for the spring semester...his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
That's a great idea! Here's a website with lots of them... http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/index.htm
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2015 on Minted Simple Syrup Iced Tea... at Just Make Stuff
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I found out earlier in the week that today apparently is National Iced Tea Day. Between the three of us, we usually drink water (Sean), sparkling water (Nora) or milk (Mac &/or Sean because Nora thinks that's gross) with dinner.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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One of the things I made for my mom for her Filofax birthday gift was a board for the back of the planner so there was a more even writing surface. I cut apart a cardboard box and covered it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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June 4th until August 23rd is 82 days (if I counted correctly). That's the time between the spring semester ending and the fall one starting. Even though I'll be teaching summer school and doing a lot of class preparations, if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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1. Using the Week End brush set. 2. I learned about Fig & Olive crackers with goat cheese...you have to try it. 3. Painting a little project this weekend...I made Sean promise he wouldn't make fun of me for my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
I sent some this evening...please let me know if you don't receive so I can try again.
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Hi Suzanne, It's actually not a very good secret. :) The inside pages are just made in Word. I make tables or type out lines for note pages. I just use some of the free fonts I have and try to make the titles out of cute colors. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions...I can also send you the word documents, although the fonts would not be there unless you have them installed on your computer.
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Tonight I graded 75 cumulative finals, uploaded course grades, wrote up the analysis of my Student Learning Outcome data and wrote a letter of recommendation for a student. With those tasks finished up, my spring semester is finally done. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Just like last year, I gave little gifts to the cheer team booster board members to try to say thank you for everything they worked on this past year. This year I made up little boxes of cute office supplies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Just Make Stuff