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Nora
Orange County, CA
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I mentioned yesterday that life is a little fast-paced lately and that is the case too for my friends who are also on the cheer booster board and the committee for the school bond. One of them had a birthday... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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The weeks are rushing by in a haze of teaching, meeting, grading, emailing, phone banking, hosting, organizing, and cleaning. So little moments really matter right now. Starting braised short ribs in the oven on a late Tuesday morning. Getting the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just Make Stuff
I am so glad you started the podcast too. I have enjoyed listening to many of them over the last few months. I have to take an online class at the community college I teach at so I can be certified to teach online classes. Just this week your podcast inspired the idea to create a podcast for my future classes to hear interviews from various people I know doing work that brings sociological concepts to life.
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Earlier this summer, when I shared the "before" photos, I was honest about the fact that there is no where near enough crafting in the craft room anymore. Regardless, I still spend an inordinate amount of time in here, so... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I concocted this sandwich idea over the summer for one of our picnic dinners at a concert in the park. They have a sweet and tangy mustard dressing, lots of apple and cheese. I am totally craving them again this... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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In tomorrow's Social Order and Change class we are talking about social interaction. A large part of interaction is social norms, the "usual", "typical", "normal" standards for a group of people. Norms are the unspoken rules we follow to fit... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
You and me both. That's the worst part...when we get a taste of cooler weather and then it's hot until December. Like you said, here's hoping...
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We went to a good family friend's baby boy's baptism this past weekend, so I had my first chance in awhile to wrap a gift. My go-to for baptism cards or tags is usually a quick patterned paper cross. Thank... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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This weekend the weather reminded us that fall might actually arrive one day...it felt extra amazing considering last Monday it was 103 degrees and humid. Then tonight, as Sean and I headed out on a walk, I spotted them...just a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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It involves a doorway, blue tape, craft paint and dreams of colorful stripes. We'll see how this goes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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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 Sep 16, 2014 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 Sep 16, 2014 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 Sep 14, 2014 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 Sep 11, 2014 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 Sep 10, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
Thanks for letting me know...I'll be extra careful now.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on Life changing... at Just Make Stuff
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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