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Nora
Orange County, CA
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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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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I don't know how fresh of a start it is when your planner for 2017 isn't put together until a week into the year, but oh well. Tomorrow Sean goes back to school, which makes it kind of feel like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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I actually found these milk frothers last year and tucked them away in my Christmas wrapping storage box with an idea for a hostess gift. And speaking of last year, I also found a recipe for hot chocolate mix around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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The holiday decorations have come down and been packed away, but the lights stay on the mantle for a few more weeks. And I decided to do a little New Year's decorating to help make sure it wasn't completely sad... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Just Make Stuff
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Last year was a big one with decade changes (Nora & Mac) and graduation (Mac) and not getting hired (Nora) and starting some college classes (Mac) and getting hired (Mac and Nora). Life looks pretty different than it did a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Loved collecting up all the best bits & pieces of this past year... Favorite House Project A small bocce court in our backyard Favorite Mantle Decorations Even though school started extra early this year Favorite Scrapbooking A mini book from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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This week will include reading the holiday magazines I didn't quite get to flip through yet, finishing my December Daily-ish book for the year, catching up on two months worth of television we saved on our DVR (today was Hamilton's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Sending along many wishes for peace, love and happiness from our house to yours. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Sean always gives gifts to his amazing instructional aide and his co-teacher. I got Mac's college cheer coaches a little something...and his cheer team had a family they were collecting gifts for. The mom said she liked crafting, so I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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This year it's mini shipping tags, small alphabet stamps, and gold paperclips...oh and including neon pink as a Christmas color. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Have I ever told you the story of the great Christmas gift guessing fight? Way back in the year 2000, we had our first Christmas in our new house. I bought a skinny 7.5 foot artificial tree from Target for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Yes, I did. But, it's not really "design". :) I buy Avery 2"x4" multi-use labels (#5444) and downloaded the Word template for them. I insert the stripe I made for the cards like I am inserting a picture in a document, then I type our address on top and continue to copy and paste each person's address onto each label.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2016 on Christmas cards at Just Make Stuff
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So we managed to get through pretty much all of 2016 without one decent photo of the three of us together. Instead of trying to get one at the last minute, I relied on a few favorite photos from the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
I should do that too. I'm getting to the point where I might not be able to use up the holiday wrapping paper I've amassed...but I always want a few new patterns anyway. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2016 on Off in the mail... at Just Make Stuff
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Pretty sure he barely notices...and he doesn't even care enough to roll his eyes. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2016 on They're back... at Just Make Stuff
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It's one of the reversible wrapping papers at Hallmark this year.
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2016 on Merry Making 2016... at Just Make Stuff
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In 2013, 2014, and 2015 I had all this merry making done in the first week of December and now we are close to the third. I have been behind on pretty much everything this year, but thankfully there is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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The elves are at it again this year. Lucretia showed up really late, but she came with eggnog. (My brother recommended the brand and said even people who don't like eggnog like this stuff...and he was totally right) So far... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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This afternoon at the post office (miraculously with no line!) boxes went off on their way to Oregon, Iowa and Oklahoma. These were the gifts that headed towards "where the winds come sweeping down the plains" to my dad and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Just Make Stuff