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Nora
Orange County, CA
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I shared a couple weeks ago that I am more and more drawn to this glittery gold stuff and now I have reached a new level of sparkle. Mac went to prom last weekend with a group of classmates. They... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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This has been a favorite side dish around here for years. I think of it as a lazy way to make risotto. Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta 16 ounces chicken broth 2 cloves garlic; finely minced... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
It's by Heidi Swapp... http://store.scrapbook.com/ac-370565.html?w=heidi+swapp&t2=paper
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Well Wishes... at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Some of the best parts of this time of year is the "May Gray" cloudy mornings, the hectic school schedule tapering down and watching tomatoes grow out in the backyard. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I shared the first batch back in early March and have kept up since. Can't wait to get these printed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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"Mr. McIntosh" has been the category that I have clicked for ten years around here when it's all about Mac. The last time I clicked it was this past fall, therefore it's way overdue. So may I brag about him... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Our master bedroom project is in a holding pattern until summer vacation, which has given me plenty of time to brainstorm crazy ideas. There is a possible bookcase, a spray painted strand of lights and then it needs a tapestry... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Do you want to know what an amazing daughter I am? I made this card for my mom...and completely forgot to give it to her on Sunday. Today is her birthday and I did not make a card...but I have... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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I brought snacks to the last week of classes at the state college last week and one was a couple big boxes of my mom's chex mix recipe...which is the original chex mix recipe with one "secret" ingredient. Honey Nut... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Today included flower planting for my mom (I got the multi-pack leftovers) and wrapping up gifts to give her. There was a salad and cheese fries for a late lunch. And a teenager who I didn't have to ask to... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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This lone poppy has grown out in the backyard over the last couple of weeks and is starting to fade...I love those crinkled petals a little too much. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays*. *even though there hasn't been one shared in ages Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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I mentioned we went to a first birthday party this past weekend and, of course, I had fun gift wrapping. Here were the steps... Find some cute water toys. Grab a sand bucket and tissue paper at Target to wrap... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Sean planned two months in advance to take Friday off so we could relax a little. He and I cooked up breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs and bacon for a late morning breakfast. Sean, Mac and I tried (and pretty much... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Mac finishes his junior year of high school in six weeks or so and I haven't even scrapbooked his eighth grade graduation. I guess I still am scrapbooking...a little, but I still love it a lot. And I really wish... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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I was making a few cards today and randomly reached for the ink pad to darken the edges of the cardstock...which I haven't done in about ten years...back then absolutely nothing was safe from a smear of ink on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
A Canon iP3600. It has a rear tray so I can send cardstock through...don't know what I would do without it.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2015 on Sparkle & Shine... at Just Make Stuff
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I mentioned way back when I was making Christmas cards in 2013, that being a cheer mom has made me embrace all things sparkly more and more. This year's banquet invitations are proof of that...wrapped in metallic vellum and gold... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Somehow, we are almost a third of the way into 2015...which means dates are starting to pop up for 2016. I used to just grab a piece of notepaper to start keeping track of what was already planned for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Um, there is a Hobby Lobby that just opened around the corner from my house. My little pots of herbs are really happy about that. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Of course the weekend, when I have an enormous amount of schoolwork to do, is the weekend I am just dying to make stuff. Here's a few crafts I really want to try... I misplaced my flash drive this week.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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A photo popped up somewhere on Instagram a few months ago showing that someone had spray painted their plastic trashcans. After the work we did in the kitchen this past summer, I really wanted nicer looking trashcans, but couldn't find... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Prepping an "apple activity" for one of my classes to do as we discuss educational inequalities. Last week I started teaching my second eight-week Intro to Sociology course for the semester. I figured out the night before it was my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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I love making various salad concoctions and this was a recent favorite... Bacon & Goat Cheese Spinach Salad with Orange Marmalade Dressing 6 ounce bag baby spinach 8 slices apple wood smoked bacon; cooked crisp, drained, cooled and crumbled 3... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Just Make Stuff