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Nora
Orange County, CA
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Sometime early in Mac's senior year, I decided I would ask our family, friends and his teachers to write a note to include in a book to give him for graduation. In early April I printed "Dear Mac" notes on... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I only planned one homemade-ish decoration for Mac's graduation party. No banners, no crafts...just a bunch of mylar gold star balloons from the dollar store and covering the empty wall in our dining room with photos from Mac's high school... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Mac's graduation party was the largest celebration we have hosted in four years and the largest by far that we have ever cooked a meal for. Mac requested a spaghetti and meatball dinner, so Sean and I made the sauce,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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It's amazing to get to the end of a day and know that it will be one of the very best days I'll ever have as a mom. Love you so, so much Mac...congratulations! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Mac graduates this Thursday so we are in full party-prep mode for a celebration this weekend. This card isn't for him, it was actually for our neighbor who had a college graduation party last weekend. I copied the super cute... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I would have never guessed that sharing about my recent blogging education going awry, that I would get the chance to read such kind words. Thank you so much for taking the time to say something. I have no intention... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I have developed a guilty pleasure. Listening and reading about blogging and creative business. My favorites are... Elise Gets Crafty, Being Boss, Melyssa Griffin, The Blog Market, & Elle & Co. However, I have absolutely no aspirations to have a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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We use these lids over and over each week, but especially now that we are home all day and there is plenty of iced coffee to sip on...and endless mason jars of cold water too. This week flew by. Five... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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But I figured colors and patterns are more fun to look at than an Ikea aisle. The triangle fabric is being used for a project in our upstairs hallway. The paint samples are for a piece of furniture downstairs, although... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Here's a hint on what's going on around here. I'll be back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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One of the many, many organizational projects involved in the great closet clean-out of 2016 was going through the three boxes where I stuffed everything Mac has made over the years. In addition to school projects, he has made so... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I finish school this week and was not offered a summer school course like last year. Sean's school year shifted three weeks earlier, which means he is officially on summer break. Sadly, since he loves it so much, he did... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Thank you :) They were printed at Costco as 5x7 photos...can't beat the price. :)
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on Graduation announcements... at Just Make Stuff
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Thank you :) I just had them printed as 5x7 photos at Costco. Then we printed the card stock at home on our Canon printer.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on Graduation announcements... at Just Make Stuff
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Seventy-five graduation announcements were mailed to our family and friends last week. At the beginning of the month Mac and I went to scout out a possible place to take photos. What was intended to be a practice run actually... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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The next batch of Project Life pages arrived in my mail box today. So far this year thirty six pages of memories have been saved with many more to go. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
There is no writing on it. The banner is 3"x6" pieces of the same fabric patterns sewn together back to back so it looks the same on both sides.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2016 on Senior Prom... at Just Make Stuff
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Mac went to prom this past weekend with the same group of friends he went with last year. And, just like last year, I made some decorations. This time the dinner was hosted at someone's house (and the prom theme... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Thanks for sharing that link. I actually found and downloaded "bromello" & "chasing embers" last night when I was setting up the links for the fonts I gathered. Now I added a couple more script fonts too...and then I went to her other lists and downloaded even more. I love fonts a little too much :)
Toggle Commented May 20, 2016 on Five favorite fonts... at Just Make Stuff
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Working on Mac's graduation announcements meant much font analysis took place. Here are some recent favorites. one.two.three.four.five And here are more favorite fonts. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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This was the way I had my planner supplies "organized". I used each zipper pouch to group together similar items like stamps or sticky notes. And then everything else was tossed in there. So I bought a big storage box... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Friday was my last day at the state college. We have a Monday/Wednesday 9:30am course, which has the super unlucky Friday at 8am time slot for our final. Silver lining is the usually stuffed parking lots are empty. My final... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Skimming lots of magazines on my iPad while getting a pedicure is my mini vacation every three weeks or so. I keep various necessities in my car's center console...a notebook and pens, hand lotion, kleenex, a glass cleaning cloth and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Just Make Stuff