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Karen Poirier-Brode
Works at Digiscrap Geek, DebbieHodge.com; The Permanente Medical group; University of Calfornia Davis
Attended McGill University
Lives in Sacramento
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Storage items at the Deflecto Booth - CHA 2016
  deflecto was a great stop at CHA 2016. The award nominated 3-tier dessert stand was a winner in my book.  You'll see this item in the photos above my comments, itself and with displays of cupcakes and cake pops. Their tiered cylinder storage is an excelle...
Their tiered cylinder storage is an excellent storage container. Not only can you determine the length of the cylinder by adding or removing the dividers, but if you choose not to use the dividers they stack as the lid. No lost dividers and ready for reconfiguration.
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Impressions of CHA 75th Anniversary Mega Show and Conference
It may be a bit early to synthesize what lasting impressions this show experience made. My initial response is the subject of the keynote speaker - trends. The craft industry is not usually at the forefront of trends. In fact, too quick adoption of some tre...
It may be a bit early to synthesize what lasting impressions this show experience made. My initial response is the subject of the keynote speaker - trends. The craft industry is not usually at the forefront of trends. In fact, too quick adoption of some trends can be financially ill-fated if the ...
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Our Christmas 2015
 It's a quiet Xmas eve. All the decorating is done and presents are wrapped though several still need gift tags. Time for that in the morning. I made New York slice bars but no other cooking though may make some shortbread and an Ohio lemon pie before New Y...
It's a quiet Xmas eve. All the decorating is done and presents are wrapped though several still need gift tags. Time for that in the morning. I made New York slice bars but no other cooking though may make some shortbread and an Ohio lemon pie before New Years. With Cal recovering and school it ...
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2015, coming to a close and an essay on resiliency
Nice to have Cal come home from rehab. He had his right knee replaced a week ago. He is doing well. I hope it makes as much difference for him as it did for me. I got more active than I had been, so I lost more weight. Best of all was how the operation redu...
Nice to have Cal come home from rehab. He had his right knee replaced a week ago. He is doing well. I hope it makes as much difference for him as it did for me. I got more active than I had been, so I lost more weight. Best of all was how the operation reduced the pain in my life, too.
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Healing
One thing I have learned from having surgery is how weepy and vulnerable I feel after a procedure. I cry for no reason and my emotions are near the surface. Still, I am happy I have done these. My knee has been the most wonderful story. I am still a bit bru...
One thing I have learned from having surgery is how weepy and vulnerable I feel after a procedure. I cry for no reason and my emotions are near the surface. Still, I am happy I have done these. My knee has been the most wonderful story. I am still a bit bruised and swollen (and not wearing ...
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Getting a Facelift and other thoughts on surgery
 Maybe one is not supposed to admit to plastic surgery. After reading a recent article in Time magazine, I realized that a lot of folk are not being silent about "having things done". I'm no stranger to plastic surgery, I had some procedures in my 20's when...
Maybe one is not supposed to admit to plastic surgery. After reading a recent article in Time magazine, I realized that a lot of folk are not being silent about "having things done". I'm no stranger to plastic surgery, I had some procedures in my 20's when feeling a bit self conscious about my ...
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No longer a jungle, garden started
 It was but is no longer, a jungle despite our drought conditions. Almost scary to walk out into the yard. Now it is beautiful. The weeds are gone and the scraggly plants contained. Joe helped start a garden for us since Cal has had hip surgery. Cal is actu...
It was but is no longer, a jungle despite our drought conditions. Almost scary to walk out into the yard. Now it is beautiful. The weeds are gone and the scraggly plants contained. Joe helped start a garden for us since Cal has had hip surgery. Cal is actually getting out to the garden a bit ...
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Christmas Eve at our house 2015
 It's a quiet Xmas eve. All the decorating is done and presents are wrapped though several still need gift tags. Time for that in the morning. I made New York slice bars but no other cooking though may make some shortbread and an Ohio lemon pie before New Y...
It's a quiet Xmas eve. All the decorating is done and presents are wrapped though several still need gift tags. Time for that in the morning. I made New York slice bars but no other cooking though may make some shortbread and an Ohio lemon pie before New Years Eve. With Cal recovering and school ...
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Getting ready for the holidays - decorating the house
Joe and I are still decorating for the holidays. We have a lot done. Joe started outdoors with a wreath on the door and some lights. Simple but nice. The indoor decor is also much as always. There is a  heavenly host of Barbie dolls; stockings hung near the...
Joe and I are still decorating for the holidays. We have a lot done. Joe started outdoors with a wreath on the door and some lights. Simple but nice. The indoor decor is also much as always. There is a heavenly host of Barbie dolls; stockings hung near the fireplace represent all the family ...
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A recipe gift for you on my Birthday
I do not cook. Well, almost never. I tried a goat cheese scalloped potato dish for Thanksgiving but it did not work out as well as I’d liked. I tried it again; but, I modified the recipe and the results were amazingly good. It is definitely for special occa...
I do not cook. Well, almost never. I tried a goat cheese scalloped potato dish for Thanksgiving but it did not work out as well as I'd liked. I tried it again; but, I modified the recipe and the results were amazingly good. It is definitely for special occasions only because it is high in fat!
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On the Road
 This summer was not only consumed with time off for surgery but also travel. I attended CHA's Paper Arts Show in Chicago in July, then the Podcasters Movement convention in Fort Worth and now am finishing up in Wisconsin at Club Scrap's annual retreat. Ver...
This summer was not only consumed with time off for surgery but also travel. I attended CHA's Paper Arts Show in Chicago in July, then the Podcasters Movement convention in Fort Worth and now am finishing up in Wisconsin at Club Scrap's annual retreat. Very busy! How's the knee?
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Post-Op Recovery
Here I am at Blogging after my knee replacement. I have not had too much trouble with conversation though, a little. I was falling asleep writing simple Facebook posts of a couple of sentences. With the pain, the drugs and fatigue I just said, "Avoid keepin...
Here I am at Blogging after my knee replacement. I have not had too much trouble with conversation though, a little. I was falling asleep writing simple Facebook posts of a couple of sentences. With the pain, the drugs and fatigue I just said, "Avoid keeping up on the blog. Just too much." ...
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Retired OBGYN physician, Panelist/Co-Host Digiscrap Geek Podcast, Member Creative Team at Get It Scrapped (DebbieHodge,com)
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  • Digiscrap Geek, DebbieHodge.com; The Permanente Medical group; University of Calfornia Davis
    Panelist/Co-Host, Creative team; retired MD (OBGYN); retired UCDMC volunteer clinical professor, present
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  • McGill University
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  • McGill University
    Medicine
  • University of California, Davis
    OBGYN residency, Psychosomatic OBGYN and Pediatric and Adolescent OBGYN fellowship
  • Los Rios Community College
    Art, Art New Media, Anthropology, Photography
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