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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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Post Plastic Surgery, though not yet fully healed
 OK, it has been four weeks since my last surgery. I am tired. Cal shakes his head and says, “In the past year you’ve had work from your knees to your eyes. Don’t you think it’s normal to be tired?” It has been a lot. Has it been worth it? Yes, a thousand t...
OK, it has been four weeks since my last surgery. I am tired. Cal shakes his head and says, “In the past year you've had work from your knees to your eyes. Don't you think it's normal to be tired?” It has been a lot. Has it been worth it? Yes, a thousand times yes.
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The Weight Loss Journey
I've been on this weight loss journey for a few years and have been doing well. Of course, the lifestyle changes I've made have a huge impact on my health both physical and mental. One thing I've discovered is that it can be stressful to weigh significantly...
I've been on this weight loss journey for a few years and have been doing well. Of course, the lifestyle changes I've made have a huge impact on my health both physical and mental. One thing I've discovered is that it can be stressful to weigh significantly less than one has, just like being ...
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The Self-Improvement Struggle
My weight has reached a plateau. I mean, that's pretty good. I'm within 10 lb of my goal, and proud of myself for achieving this milestone. I'm down 5 lb since I returned from my travels. I had used travel as an excuse to go off track and put on some weight...
My weight has reached a plateau. I mean, that's pretty good. I'm within 10 lb of my goal, and proud of myself for achieving this milestone. I'm down 5 lb since I returned from my travels. I had used travel as an excuse to go off track and put on some weight. I am pretty close to walking 10, ...
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Learning - Scrapaneers Live! event starts tomorrow
Scrapaneers Live April 16-17, 2016 Looking ahead to Scrapaneers Live . Something about learning tech graphics is appealing to me. I mean, truly; I co-host The Digiscrap Geek Podcast . You can listen to our latest podcast for an interview with Tiffany Tillma...
Looking ahead to Scrapaneers Live. Something about learning tech graphics is appealing to me. I mean, truly; I co-host The Digiscrap Geek Podcast. You can listen to our latest podcast for an interview with Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel where she discusses "Live!." Of course, it's no surprise to you ...
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A post for February
Thank goodness for Leap Year! I will get at least this post done for February. The goal remains two posts a month. As usual, I've been thinking a lot about topics but have not just sat down to write. The one thing on my mind recently is my weight and fitnes...
Thank goodness for Leap Year! I will get at least this post done for February. The goal remains two posts a month. As usual, I've been thinking a lot about topics but have not just sat down to write. The one thing on my mind recently is my weight and fitness. It's not an easy task to stay on ...
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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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Inspiration and Encouragement.
  Salin Designs Recorded template:  http://www.bhg.com/crafts/scrapbooking/printables/sketches/multiphoto-scrapbook-page-sketches-271-300/  Fonts: Brannboll F, Traveling Typewriter Challenge from Scrapalicious Group at SparkPeople.com modified with template...
Challenge from Scrapalicious Group at SparkPeople.com modified with template: GIS templates Emily Pitts, Make it Mean; Kit: Destinations, Blagovesta Gosheva; Paper Clip: More than all the Stars, Two More Days; Frame: Piggy Bank, Studio Dawn Inskip Fonts: Traveling Typewriter, Bebas ...
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Scrapbooking for the Fun of It!
KimJensen_LiveOutLoud_brad,  TDF88_vid_adventuretime kit;  Fonts: Quicksand Bold, Remington Noiseless Reg; Fiddle-Dee-Dee Mystified template; Styles: Mommyish and Scrapaneers Championsstyles     Lately, I've been back at making scrapbook pages for fun. It s...
Certainly, lots of fun things going on have inspired pages to scrap and pushed me to devote myself to my hobby. I'm using up old kits and products in paper and playing with templates and kits and even exploring techniques in digi. I'm in a happier place than I've been in a long time and it is ...
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Friendship
It has been a privilege to take this recent trip to the East Coast. There have been many highlights. The people I know, those who I have met, and that lovely group of people, familiar because of web interaction, and whom I now know in person, are right ther...
It has been a privilege to take this recent trip to the East Coast. There have been many highlights. The people I know, those who I have met, and that lovely group of people, familiar because of web interaction, and whom I now know in person, are right there at the top of my list of highlights.
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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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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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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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