From the monthly archives:

May 2009

Mountain Bike Date

by This is Carrie on May 31, 2009

Besides pigging out at a Korean BBQ, mountain biking has to be one of our favorite things to do together.

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Tri Training: Garmin Forerunner 405

by This is Carrie on May 29, 2009

Although I won’t be racing another triathlon until next spring, this Mother’s Day gift, “loaded with serious training features” will help me start training more effectively now (or once I figure out all it’s bells and whistles).

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Making Stuff: Hankie Skirtall

by This is Carrie on May 28, 2009

I guess I’m in a skirtall mood. This one’s made from the top of some hand-me down boys overalls (overdyed in brown) and a bunch of handkerchiefs from my collection. I’d still like to figure out how to oxidize the hardware.More pictures here.More Handkerchief Projects here.

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The latest colorful vegetable from the CSA–Hypercolor Beans (they actually turn green when cooked).

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More Cupcakes…Another Cupcake Stand

by This is Carrie on May 26, 2009

These colorful little mini cupcakes were a perfect “welcome home” treat for a neighbor.Cupcake stand: HomemadeCupcakes: Meringue Bake Shop

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Family RIde #2

by This is Carrie on May 26, 2009

New Trail.New Bike.New Wildlife.New Adventures.Princess rode 6 miles in the dirt (and sand) on her new mountain bike.I’ve never seen a prouder papa.

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Making Stuff: Pants to Skirtall Refashion

by This is Carrie on May 25, 2009

Before: Boys size 10 pants from the 70′sAfter: Girls size 4T skirtall for the summer!All thrifted materials.A couple more photos HERE

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Happy Memorial Day

by This is Carrie on May 25, 2009

Dad, I’m glad you were one of the lucky ones who got to come home, and live a full life. Today I remember those who didn’t. Thank you for your sacrifice.

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Making Stuff: Mod Flower Dress

by This is Carrie on May 23, 2009

One of the souvenirs I brought back from NYC was this 70′s dress kit from a Long Island City (and incredibly stinky) thrift store.I couldn’t quite picture myself pulling off the double-knit polyester mod look. But I knew my six year old could rock it.Flower pocket came pre-embroidered.Kit included zipper, thread, interfacing, etc.Sweet.

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Making Stuff: Cupcake Stands

by This is Carrie on May 22, 2009

A few months I purchased an amazing cake stand made from recycled materials for a bridal shower. Just a few weeks ago, I came across this tutorial at CraftyNest and thought I’d try making a few of my own.But I hear cakes are totally “out” and all the cupcakes need somewhere pretty to stand.You might […]

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