From the monthly archives:

March 2009

Sewing Tools to Use: Expanding Sewing Gauge

by This is Carrie on March 31, 2009

This tool gives me the courage to add buttons and pleats to my creations without the headache.

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Triathlon Report: The Trophy

by This is Carrie on March 31, 2009

I went over the handlebars at mile 5. The one witness told me it was “F***’n AWESOME!”. I guess if you’re going to crash, you might as well make it good one.

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Triathlon Report: The Fans

by This is Carrie on March 31, 2009

I had the best fans who cheered me on the entire way. They even had the crowd all yelling “Go Mommy!”And a big thanks to my biggest fan and husband, Todd, for noticing I had forgotten to throw on my camelback during the bike and had it ready for me just off the trail …

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Another Gorgeous Cauliflower

by This is Carrie on March 30, 2009

Once again, our CSA did not disappoint.

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Triathlon Report: The Overview

by This is Carrie on March 30, 2009

I swam.(1/2 mile)I moutain biked.(13 miles)I ran.(4 miles)Unofficial time: 2 hours 36 minute.I started strong. I ended strong. I never wanted to quit. I consider that a triathlon well-raced.

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First Triathlon in T minus 5-4-3-2-1

by This is Carrie on March 28, 2009

Well, we’re headed up north for the race. I feel as ready as a mother of three trying to train for her first triathlon can be.

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Triathlon Training: Mantras

by This is Carrie on March 27, 2009

Swimming mantra:Slippery like a fishBiking mantra:Just let goRunning mantraPain is weakness leaving the bodyorDon’t be last(we’ll see how it’s going)

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Sewing Tools to Use: Loop Turner

by This is Carrie on March 27, 2009

There’s no way I could have made the button loops for this little dress without it.

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Loving our Orange Smiles

by This is Carrie on March 26, 2009

Last year, our orange tree produced so-so oranges. Terribly disappointing.This year, they are surprisingly juicy & delicious.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Bias Tape Maker

by This is Carrie on March 26, 2009

Creating your own bias tape will never been more easy or fun.

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