From the monthly archives:

April 2009

Our Garden Tipi

by This is Carrie on April 30, 2009

Saw this idea somewhere last year (sorry I can’t remember who to give the credit). We planted snap peas, pole beans and edamame for the walls. Crossing my fingers that it works.

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Tri #2 Prep: Gu

by This is Carrie on April 29, 2009

My “nutrition” during the last race consisted of Sport Beans and a Larabar. Both of which I love but had to choke down. They were unexpectedly hard to eat while physically exerting myself.So, I have been testing out the Gu. The consistency makes me want to gag.So I guess I get to choose …

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Tri #2 Prep: A New helmet

by This is Carrie on April 28, 2009

Well, I needed to replace the one that either got stolen or was taken by a racer at the last triathlon who mistook my nice teal colored helmet for their trashed white helmet.This one matches my tri-outfit better anyway.

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The Original Sock Bunny

by This is Carrie on April 28, 2009

There is a history of sock bunnies in my family. My mom made me this one when I was very young. Little did I know she saved it after I left home only to clean it up, have my dad build a shadow box, and gift it back to me just a few years …

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New Bike Lusting – The Zigo

by This is Carrie on April 27, 2009

“Modular, mom- or dad-powered transportation for streets or bike path, errands, school/day care commuting, or just for fun!”It’s not made for the mountains, but it’s still the coolest bike with your babies commuter I’ve seen. And I keep wondering how awesome it would be …

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Making Stuff: Led Zepplin Baby Gown

by This is Carrie on April 27, 2009

A rockin’ baby gown for a little girl who should be making her way into the world this week. Tutorial here (long sleeve version)

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Karaoking Takes Practice

by This is Carrie on April 26, 2009

photo via flickrPeople make fun of me when I speak of “Karaoke practice”, but Karaoke parties are so much more fun when you have done a little research, downloaded some prospective songs and made a “Karaoke” playlist on your Ipod. You must also remember good karaoking is not about voice quality, it’s about passion …

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Making Stuff: Refashioned Blouse

by This is Carrie on April 24, 2009

BEFORE:Picked up this blouse from a vintage clothing store. Didn’t really mind the long sleeves, but we had a streak of super hot weather (100 degrees +) so the sleeves had to go and while I was at it, I took it in on the sides a bit too. AFTER:

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Todd often wishes his busy lawyer work schedule would allow him to be a more involved “co-parent”. But after hearing a few of his parenting ideas these past few weeks, I’m wondering if that is such a great idea: To the girls: “If you root for the Lakers, I will cut off your finger and […]

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Spring Garden and Why I Hate Pill Bugs

by This is Carrie on April 23, 2009

We planted some starter plants this week only to have them completely overtaken by pill bugs by the very next morning. Never seen it before.

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