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Nora
Orange County, CA
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After eighteen years I decided to spring for new Christmas stockings. I had originally purchased four embroidered stockings from Land's End in 1998...Sean, Nora, McIntosh and Meriwhether. Mine had an angel...which is the last thing I'd ever pick, but they... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
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Oh the Christmas crafting I want to do...and the work for school that I have to do. No matter what though, I am definitely doing a fifth year of December Daily-ish documenting. My supplies are all ready and I am... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I actually made a set of six of these simple cards that I didn't end up using, so I added some matching envelopes and thought I would share the set here. If you would like it, please leave a "pick... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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The trees have no ornaments, the village sits in boxes, there is nothing wrapped...hopefully we will find time to get that all done soon. But a few places around the house are decorated and the yellow cabinet in our entryway... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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One of my happiest moments in this past year was on the first night of my little birthday vacation when Sean suggested we order a cheese plate at dinner and then was just as happy as I was devouring it.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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There is crocheted yarn and paper plates that don't really match and leaves cut out of wrapping paper and a wonky quilt of cardstock. Our table is all ready for my very, very favorite holiday of the year. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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This year's turkey day seemed to be a success. We packed up a couple of baskets and met my sister at their company office so she could get some work done during the turkey crafting and snacking fun. This year... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I wish I had more fun Thanksgiving-y projects to share with you to start the week, but there's nothing quite yet. I have ideas for decorating the dining room (here it is last year), but haven't tried them to see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Thanksgiving leftovers are serious business in my family. We all carefully pack up food to enjoy throughout the holiday weekend. I have had fun decorating leftover containers in the past, but last year I decided to focus on really organizing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Well Wishes...a homemade card shared on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Today was the first happy day at my desk in a while, since my computer seemed to be falling apart over the last couple weeks. So very slow, not downloading, freezing, not printing, not saving, not connecting to the external... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Last week I got to meet one of my Sociological heroes, Peggy McIntosh. She wrote, "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege". I took seven pages of notes while listening to her speak, but one of the most poignant was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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I took this photo a couple weeks ago...a leaf on our driveway after a little bit of rain. Back when we had fall for a minute and it was wonderful. I hate that I am still complaining about this, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Way back on November 6, 2006, Sean and decided to stop the fertility treatments we were trying, to not try to adopt again, to dismantle the nursery we had and to give everything away. That was the heartbreaking part. But... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Oh my goodness, that's so sweet. Thank you for saying that!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2016 on Fall Photo Magnets... at Just Make Stuff
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Glad this idea helped...have fun putting together the photos. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2016 on Fall Photo Magnets... at Just Make Stuff
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Still catching up on sharing Project Life pages from this year. This was from July and the beginning of August...we were so lucky to have the best summer. I am actually a couple weeks behind on making pages, but seeing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Sean made a framed magnet board that we have had in our little guest half bathroom for a couple of years now and I am usually really bad at keeping something cute on it. As I decorated for fall last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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After two years of Halloween nights spent at high school football games, we will actually be home again this year. The front porch and mantle were decorated this weekend at pretty much the last minute. I reused a bunch of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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one.two.three.four.five And here are more favorite fonts. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
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Yet another project from this summer was a new television stand in our family room. We have had the couch for a couple years now and wanted to get something a little smaller than what we had, with more useful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Hi Kelly, Oh you know I love sharing fonts and last week I was actually prepping another post to share soon. As for calligraphy, I seem to be collecting up more modern calligraphy fonts. Here are a couple recent favorites, that are hopefully what you're looking for... http://www.dafont.com/nightingale.font http://www.dafont.com/bromello.font
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2016 on Fall mantle... at Just Make Stuff
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With Halloween a week away, I wanted to share the project I contributed last month to Eighteen25's Spooktacular September. It wasn't terribly creative, but I made up Halloween versions of the dessert cups I have made before. This time I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at Just Make Stuff
Hi Kim, I bought it as a printable here... https://chalkfulloflove.myshopify.com/collections/fall/products/a-world-with-octobers-chalkboard-print
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2016 on Fall mantle... at Just Make Stuff
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Ahhhh fall. The time of year where I look longingly at the social media posts sharing beautiful fall leaves and discussing crisp weather...while enduring another heat wave. Pretty sure I keep complaining about this every single year...2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Just Make Stuff