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Nora
Orange County, CA
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My entire life as an adult has included purchasing and wrapping gifts ridiculously early. It was unheard of to not have a pile to go under the tree on Thanksgiving weekend...let alone into December. An empty tree a week before... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
It was at Hallmark this year...loved the turquoise background and the bits of lime green in it.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Papers... at Just Make Stuff
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Our street had it's eleventh holiday progressive dinner last weekend and this time around we hosted the dessert house. I decided I had to use pretty much all the ideas on Pinterest and put together a hot chocolate bar. We... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Since the semester was over yesterday, all Christmas, all the time starts today. Christmas wrapping, Christmas cards, Christmas shopping and shipping four boxes of Christmas gifts off to their various destinations. One of the boxes included mason jar cups for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Today I finished grading the 225 finals. Today I hugged a lot of students and was super lucky enough to get some thoughtful gifts. Today I caught a couple students cheating...that's pretty much awful to deal with. Today one of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Remembered to get Mac's cheer coaches a gift just an hour or so before the cheer team Christmas party this afternoon...good thing I always have too many crafty supplies (and this time some cute gift bags) to quickly make up... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I only have 225 final exams to grade before I get to play with this paper. Countdown's on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
Oh my goodness these are super inspiring!
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2014 on making upcylcled ornaments at pamgarrison
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The three of us went to Disneyland yesterday using this past September's batch of free half-marathon volunteering passes, like we did last June. We watched the Christmas parade, rode Big Thunder Mountain and ate too many corn dogs. I'm pretty... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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You can see the rest of this year's book here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I am a big fan of old fashioned Christmas lights...our electric bill loved them too, as it went up and up this time of year. The lights would also burn out quickly, leaving dark empty spots every few days. So,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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It's back...my noncommital version of a Christmas countdown. Just some little activities, snacks, games or other traditions that are just wrapped up so that they are even more fun. I would go into more specifics, but occasionally there is one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Last year two full-fledged adults got an elf on the shelf for no reason whatsoever...."he" did things like go on a train ride on my desk and take selfies with Mac and I while we were sleeping. This year he... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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The fall semester starts to wrap up next week, but being on the lookout for new class resources never, ever ends. An explanation of the cultural ideology sociology instructors are up against. We just discussed yarn bombing last week and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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This past weekend included yet another edition of my to-do list creating as a form of procrastination. This time it's a holiday version made with a free printable reindeer from Cathy Zeilske's newsletter and digital patterned papers I could not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Once upon a time I would arrive at December 1st with most gifts purchased, wrapped, tagged and under the tree. Those days are long since over. Somehow I will get to wrapping soon and, when I do, I took the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
Love this idea!
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December does not leave much time for extra crafting, but it doesn't matter. I cannot resist some December Daily-ing...or as I have called it for the last two years, "daily-ish". This year, I am keeping things super duper simple and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
I'd start catching up on scrapbooking...miss it a lot.
They were just lunch bags I found at Target on clearance after Halloween.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2014 on Turkey-ed... at Just Make Stuff
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Everything was set this afternoon with all the usual party stuff...washi-taped tealights, flowers, fabric tossed on the table and paper plates. This year includes candlesticks, hand-cut letters and wired ribbon to make super quick napkin rings. Okay back to cooking...five... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I'd say it was a success. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Last year was the first official turkey day...not to be confused with Thanksgiving. Our nephew and nieces come over for turkey crafts and snacks, because they have learned that Thanksgiving is Auntie Nora's very favorite holiday. Tomorrow is turkey day,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Tonight was a rare Sunday night where we did not have to rush around endlessly to get ready for the week. I still have to teach tomorrow and Tuesday, but Sean and Mac are off all week. It was so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I cannot wait for this time next week when the table is set, the side dishes are made, the turkey is coming out the oven, and dinner is in an hour. This very well might be my favorite week of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Just Make Stuff