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Nora
Orange County, CA
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This is sunlight flooding into my craft room at the top of the stairs around 6pm...after work and after a dinner of leftovers. This is before unpacking my school bags (I brought play-doh to work this week since I teach... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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Last month Sean and I made Valentine's gifts for each other for the nineteenth time. My gift wasn't particularly lovey-dovey this year, but it was something he mentioned wanting a few times. He has been meaning to take the time... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I love when the seasons change...even though, technically, they don't change much here in Southern California. I usually crave something each season. Summer it's the beach as much as possible...fall it's pumpkin scented candles...winter it's hot chocolate and the fireplace... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I have been a grading machine this week and have never gotten around to taking pictures of a few small projects to share (despite the extra hour of sunlight), so I thought I didn't have anything to share around here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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There is an Ireland flag themed patterned bunting, a rainbow, a shamrock print (I changed it a bit) and an Irish blessing. Now we just need some stew, some Kerrygold butter spread on buttermilk dill bread, and some Clancy Brother's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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The last time I blogged, all of two whole weeks ago, there was barely a bud on the trees and now they are covered in spring green. I am happy to be back here with evaluation packets done and classes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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It turns out teaching six classes isn't too bad...but add in two different departmental evaluations being due within a couple weeks of each other and I have been a bit overwhelmed lately. So, I am sharing a little happy thought...the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Last month we got to celebrate a first birthday for a friend's son. He is the youngest of three boys, so I dug into one of my Pinterest boards and pulled out an idea I had wanted to do forever.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
Hi Marina, I barely did document those years and my only saving grace now is using the Project Life app. I have a category over to the right that shares pages and ideas. I absolutely love how easy it is to keep scrapbooking and not lose these day to day memories.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on The good stuff... at Just Make Stuff
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A dozen years ago today I started this blog. This morning I dug into one of the categories I organize with and skimmed through twelve years of crafty posts, pulling out images with "Just Make Stuff" in mind. Make a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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You know some weeks I don't touch my planner and the pages just sit there completely sad and empty, then other weeks the drawer of pens gets opened and I try to write down all the things...and then there's just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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There is really no point to finally decorate for Valentine's Day at the last minute, but the new year's mantle was pretty old six weeks into the year. This year I added a wood heart from the Target dollar spot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
Oh good point, I didn't even think to share that. I eat a small scoop of it cold with the granola and sliced almonds on top.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2017 on Overnight Oatmeal... at Just Make Stuff
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I have earlier classes again this semester, so breakfast has to be quick. For the last few weeks I have been making a batch of over-night oatmeal to eat with a sprinkle of granola and almond slices. This recipe gets... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Almost ten years ago I was lucky enough to have my sister ask me to be my nephew's Godmother. We went to the meeting at the church together and I tried to stifle my laughter as some massive amounts of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
Making cards...what a good idea! I should have included that too.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2017 on 2017 goals... at Just Make Stuff
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Ever since I saw this planner page idea I had to do it. I decided on three (not so lofty) goals this year. Read ten books...and I know it's sad that ten would be an accomplishment. Go on 150 walks.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Our one holiday break project was replacing the shelves over our "bar". Granted it hasn't been a bar since we took out the sink seven years ago...and it was never used as a bar, even when it had a sink.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Tomorrow marks exactly four years since I started teaching my first class (it's actually the same date too, January 23rd). In the morning I will walk into a 9:30am Sociology of the Family class in the same building as four... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I cut off half of a page protector last fall and it's been fun to pick out four cards to have in the front of my planner for no other reason than they're cute. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Just like 2015, I took a few minutes and counted everything up... In 2016 I put together 124 pages with 1,108 photos. I finished my last 2016 page on December 31st and immediately ordered prints of the last 40 pages... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I know I shared the whole darn book late last week, but may I take another minute to discuss favorite details? Like a random fluorescent orange tag that was attached to the J. Crew shopping bag for the extra 40%... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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This is my fifth December Daily project (2012//2013//2014//2015), but I've always called it December Daily-ish since I could never get each day of holiday memories recorded in the amazing ways that others do. I started this book a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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These are the last of the pages for the year....amazing how fast all the holidays went. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I have been using the same monthly calendar for the last seven years...since I first went back to a paper planner. It's just a table in a Word document that I switch out each year with new fonts, colors and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Just Make Stuff