From the monthly archives:

July 2008

Making Stuff: Shorts to Skirt

by This is Carrie on July 25, 2008

When I spotted this pair of boys pinstripe pirate shorts a while back the first thing I thought was “how cute would those be if they were a girls skirt with embroidered flowers instead of boys shorts” (still adjusting to being a mom of a boy I guess).While the skirt refashioning got finished shortly after […]

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Women’s Ride

by This is Carrie on July 25, 2008

A quiet evening on the trail. Riding, sweating, laughing and getting dirty with the girls. Get your head out of the gutter, boys. :)

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Making Stuff: Corn Husk Dolls

by This is Carrie on July 24, 2008

A fun Pioneer Day craft.

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Making Stuff: Pioneer bonnets

by This is Carrie on July 24, 2008

Calico bonnets just in time for Pioneer Day.

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Handmade Philosophy

by This is Carrie on July 23, 2008

I loved reading this little blurb on Sugar City Journal’s new store website:As a new bride about eleven years ago I was visiting my in-laws in Virginia (yes, Lynne’s parents!). The women’s organization at church -the Relief Society – was hand-knitting bandages for lepers. Wanting to learn how to knit, I signed up for the […]

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Popcorn Popping

by This is Carrie on July 22, 2008

I know. I know. I know. We’re getting her speech therapy and then maybe singing lessons.image via flickr

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Making Stuff: Baby Blankie Taggie Toy

by This is Carrie on July 22, 2008

Baby Brother loves “playing” with his spit-up diapers (ie: holding, grabbing, sucking and staring). So I made him this little taggie blankie in baby viewable colors and pattern. Don’t you love seeing babies go all crossed-eyed in concentration!P.S. I made one but cut two. The other will go up in the …

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Cooking Stuff: Cocoa Campout Chili

by This is Carrie on July 22, 2008

Throw in a couple hot dogs roasted over the fire and this campout meal couldn’t get much more satisfying. It’s a perfect meal to make ahead of time and heat up the first night at camp. Want a vegetarian chili? This one is YUMMY!Ingredients: …

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Last Day of Summer

by This is Carrie on July 21, 2008

Our year-round school starts today. Last Friday the girl at Office Depot reminded us that it was our last day of summer and told us we should be spending it at the beach. So I called up DH at work and we met him at Ruby’s at the end of the pier for …

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Camping Recap Part 9: The Slide

by This is Carrie on July 20, 2008

Pumpkin couldn’t stop talking about going down the campground waterslides with her cousins on our last day at camp. When I saw the sign “Riders must be 3 years old”, we decided to hold an impromptu birthday party for her while waiting in line to buy our tickets. As confusion turned to …

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