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Nora
Orange County, CA
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I have decided that meat + beer + crockpot is pretty much my favorite cooking trick. Or at least in my top ten. I use this same chicken to make quesadillas, but it is also awesome as a grilled cheese... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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The forecast says it will be about 104 degrees today. 104. Oh well, at least the front page of my planner indicates it's fall...if only it included a crisp breeze when you open it up. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Isn't there a saying for parents that the, "days are long, but the years are short"? For people teaching college it should be, "the semester is short, but the hours at the computer are looooong". Whether it's grading papers or... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
I have done that exact thing...more than once. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2016 on Five favorite fonts... at Just Make Stuff
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So true, my font collection is a little bit totally out of control. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2016 on Five favorite fonts... at Just Make Stuff
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one.two.three.four.five And here are more favorite fonts. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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We first fell in love with bocce when visiting friends in 2008 (especially when there are appetizers too). Since then we have always had a bocce set that we would occasionally play with on the grass in the front yard.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Hi Sandra, The cactus paper is from a digital kit... http://www.studiocalico.com/shop/canyonlands-12x12-digital-papers
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2016 on A new kind of class planner... at Just Make Stuff
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Sean has dreamt of artificial grass for years, so early this summer we had it installed where the tiny patch of grass was in our backyard. It's been three years since we put in gravel and a fire pit on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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For six out of my seven semesters teaching I have made a class planner. It started when Mac asked me to make him one for high school...little did I know his request would end up being one of the best... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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During the school year, I prep a couple of dinners on the weekend and we switch back and forth between the two. This has been one of our meals this week and is a new favorite. Since it's taken me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I made one last January and I made one for the summer that I never shared...oh and I made one for my new school planner too. Now I've made one for fall. There really is nothing better than a fresh... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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We ended up with an hour on Sunday night to sit in the backyard and read. Mac started at the community college (first day of school photos forever). I have to make dinners on the weekend if we want to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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We had a few summer projects around here like we always do. I have already shared the closet and next up is our upstairs hallway. For years we have had a very mismatched gallery wall full of family photos and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I am halfway through the second week of the semester and so happy to be back in the classroom with a really great new batch of students. Part of the reason it's so fun to be back is because my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Alphabet stamps continue to be my fastest way to personalize a gift with a tiny bit of homemade-ness. I have used them for two years worth of holiday wrapping (2014 & 2015) and I often use them for birthday gifts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
So excited when I saw your kit in today's email...cannot wait to buy one!
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For the last year or so, I have been pretty obsessed with putting together a stripe of colors. It started when I was making a banner image (one of my favorite class planning details) for one of my course's online... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I stitched together more fabric strips than I needed for a wreath I made earlier this summer, so I tucked the extra away to use as ribbon. I have also used this same idea by knotting the strips together. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Truth be told, I get a little sad and overwhelmed when the school year starts. And by little I mean it usually includes at least one full-scale freak-out. So, maybe it's not so little. When Sean headed back to school... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Sean started school this past Monday and I have just over a week before classes start. However, I have five syllabi to write and five course websites to put together, so I have been working all week to start to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Over the last few months, I have uploaded photos into a bunch of blog posts that I have just saved as drafts (including several recipes to write). These birthday thank you notes are one of them. I stamped a new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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It was so good that there are no words, but I will find them anyway. This trip was my dad's idea and he booked a ranch that he and mom had first gone to before I was born, a looooong... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
That would be such a cute idea! Mail has always been my favorite. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2016 on Well Wishes... at Just Make Stuff
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