From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Seeing the World Through New Eyes

by This is Carrie on June 30, 2009

Baby Brother meets a Roly Poly bug for the first time. There couldn’t be a greater creation in the eyes of this child. First, it’s a bug. Then it’s a ball!**only a few roly polies were harmed in the making of this post

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My Top 10 Frugal Fashion Tips Revealed

by This is Carrie on June 29, 2009

I did a short presentation last week on “Make it Work Fashion” for our church’s”Night of Frugal Living”. Here are my top frugal fashion tips:1Cheap does not = Frugal.It is far more important to look at “cost per wear” (remember to factor in cleaning costs too).2Take an inventory of your (and your children’s) closet.Keeping …

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Princess of the Trail

by This is Carrie on June 28, 2009

Our new little mountain biker thinks she’s “all that”. She must always be in the lead and we’d better keep up. I went to pass her once on the trail ince and she looked over at me and said “As if!”"AS IF!”

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Making Stuff: Women’s Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on June 26, 2009

$1.49 thrift store find. Before: Dowdy         After: Demure Basic Steps: 1. Run two gathering stitches along each side seam starting at the hem and going up about 12″. 2. Pull threads to gather fabric to desired length. 3. Stay stitch along gathered side seam. 4. Unpick gathering stitches Find more of my women’s refashions HERE.

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Dripping Cave

by This is Carrie on June 25, 2009

The girls had been to the cave before with Todd, but this time we made it there with the whole family. Pumpkin assured me “Don’t worry mom, there aren’t any bears in there.”

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The Garbage Patch

by This is Carrie on June 24, 2009

I watched a video yesterday about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” and yet I was still surprised today when I got to the beach and the shore looked like this:I’ve never seen it this bad. The amount of plastic debris that had washed up on the beach was staggering. Bottle caps, styrofoam, cigarette lighters, …

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Making Stuff: Sidewalk Chalk Mural #1–The Circus

by This is Carrie on June 23, 2009

Chalk murals are on our list of “fun” things to do this summer. Start with a theme, then let ‘em go.

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Making Stuff: Father’s Day Tie

by This is Carrie on June 22, 2009

A freezer paper stenciled tie from Princess’s drawing for the grandpa who didn’t get one last year.

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Making Stuff: Daddy’s Bike Fund

by This is Carrie on June 22, 2009

Our bike themed Father’s Day continued with gifts of new bike shorts & jerseys from me and jar of change collected by the girls for Daddy’s dream bike.They scoured the house (raiding every change jar), the cars, and their own piggy banks and came up with quite a total.($42.18)

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Father’s Day Bike Ride

by This is Carrie on June 22, 2009

We celebrated a wonderful, mountain bike themed Father’s Day. Todd thinks every holiday should have a mountain bike theme.

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