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Nora
Orange County, CA
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Breakfast at my desk...an english muffin and iced coffee. The cheerleaders were going to be in costumes for the football game on Halloween...Mac was going to be a hot dog...then the cheerleaders decided they didn't want to...sadly Mac's hot dog... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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Every morning one of the first things I look at is my Timehop app. This morning it showed that three years ago today we were working on the Mac & Cheese costume. I snuck a photo while my students were... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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At 6:48am Sean drops off Mac for a zero period art class at 6:55am. I get to sleep in a little on Tuesdays...and stay in bed for a few minutes watching the Today Show while crocheting. I sent Sean a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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A shower is the only thing that has a chance of waking me up at 6:18am. Leaving for work right before the sun rises. A yogurt snack at my desk in between my three classes all right in a row.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I recorded a week in the summer of 2011...the spring of 2012...and the early fall of 2013. Looking back, I love seeing all those details and how much everything has changed... So I am in totally in for another week... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Way back on our honeymoon in August 1999 I bought a little Halloween decoration for the front table in our apartment...super excited about all the holidays ahead in our family's future. Fifteen years later the little welcome witch still makes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Tuesday and Thursday mornings I am home in the mornings before teaching a class at the community college in the afternoons. Often this means I am scrubbing down the kitchen sink, cleaning the counters, and wiping down the fridge (our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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This is the stuff...one of the best recipes I've got. A friend gave it to me back in 2006 and I have made it for about 254 parties since then...give or take a couple. Spinach Artichoke Dip 10 oz frozen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I mentioned freedom. And I took advantage of a little of it this past weekend. We sat down on the new couch on Saturday night and watched football. I flipped through magazines in my favorite app...it is my absolute favorite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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To start the second half of Thursday night's Homecoming game, the helium balloons floated out of the run-through and drifted off into the night sky. I turned to the cheer mom next to me and asked, "Ah, do you know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I said at the beginning of the month we had a little too many plans...and the next two days are the height of it. Over the next 72 hours the house will be filled with almost 70 people...and a heck... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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The schools I work at have online platforms to share class announcements, content like the syllabus or articles to read, and keeping a gradebook accesible for my students. I am pretty used to using them after four semesters, but next... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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I put together this collage on the big wall in our living room over three years ago and have only futzed with it a little bit since then. At the end of the summer I switched it around a little... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Sending off my niece's birthday gift last week gave me an excuse to be crafty for a minute. My sister-in-law told me her favorite color was blue. As you can see, I took that seriously. Between phone banking and precinct... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
I will definitely miss some of it a heck of a lot, but there's a heck of a lot I won't miss too. :)
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I don't have little kids and we only have three people...that helps a lot. It also helps that I make sure everything has it's place, so it's pretty easy to keep things neat. And straightening everything up is a major stress reducer for me, which means I do it a lot. :)
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We will be feeding 52 mini cheerleaders and 47 regular cheerleaders all day Saturday at Mini Cheer Camp. I was washing 13 pounds of apples this morning for one of the snacks. We will be precinct walking again for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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It seems like a house decorating cliche to purchase big furniture at IKEA, but I first noticed this couch three years ago and have wanted it since. I might have mentioned a time or two that we host some parties... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Over the weekend I was stressed and trying crank through all of the stuff that needed to be done for this week. I was prepping for my classes and digging into the haphazard pile of boxes all my supplies are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
Every single detail is absolutely adorable!
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2014 on Moon and Stars Birthday Party at A Beautiful Mess
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This couch is pretty much the reason Sean and I are married. I shared the story years ago on the tenth anniversary of our engagement. We have had it since college. It has had a slipcover on it ever since... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Get home from class at 5:00pm. Print seven sheets of car wash tickets and cut them apart. Write a "script" for the game announcer about the car wash on Sunday and Mini cheer camp registration. Grab the gifts I made... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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Switched my calendar at work this morning and took a moment to reflect upon the fact that now life will get even more busy. In addition to school bond phone banking there will be weekend precinct walking. The cheer team... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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It's October and I am so excited for all things pumpkin...we had our first batch of pumpkin chocolate chip mini muffins tonight, there are pumpkin scented candles to burn and pumpkin decorations. I joined in on Eighteen25's Spooktacular September again... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Just Make Stuff
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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 Sep 29, 2014 at Just Make Stuff