From the monthly archives:

August 2009

Making Stuff: Cookie Cutter Bread

by This is Carrie on August 16, 2009

A new friend invited the me and the kids over to make bread.It was a totally engaging activity from activating the yeast, to grinding the wheat to mixing & kneading the dough.The fun continued when we took out a portion of the dough after the first rise to make cookie cutter bread. Cooked on …

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“Do you Want to Jump Off the Diving Board?”…

by This is Carrie on August 16, 2009

…the teacher asked him.He nodded an emphatic “Yes” even though I was quite sure, at 16months old, he didn’t know what he was agreeing to.Yet, out he walked to the end of the diving board, by himself, wearing his sister’s purple goggles where he was then thrown into the arms of his teacher.Scared, but also […]

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Good Clean Fun

by This is Carrie on August 15, 2009

This year, the annual Primary Summer Splash Party included scrubbing over 100 dirty church chairs. Wish my kids were this enthusiastic about cleaning at home.

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Purple Goggles

by This is Carrie on August 15, 2009

Baby Brother has taken quite a liking to his sister’s purple goggles.

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The Unintentional Night Ride

by This is Carrie on August 13, 2009

This ride with the girls started while the sun was still up, but finished in the pitch dark.I’ve been on night rides before, but they are planned. I bring along headlights and men and stuff.At least the girls got to hear my loud, singing voice as I made up songs (Will Ferrell style) to ward […]

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Making Stuff: Tie Dye Shirts

by This is Carrie on August 13, 2009

Picked up an unopened Tie Dye Kit at a recent “Give & Take” night a while back. Yesterday the girls and I got our hands dirty and gave it a try. ┬áIt was my first time using soda ash and really strong dyes and it really put my previous Rit experiences to shame.

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Making Stuff: Fabric Scrap Paper Doll Kit

by This is Carrie on August 12, 2009

Originally posted HERE on Sept 26th, 2007 but it’s still a favorite gift around these parts: This summer I finally had the chance to explore and expand upon this idea of making a fabric scrap paper doll. Here’s how you do it: -Download Sarah’s doll template from Kiddley, one of my 6 doll or animal […]

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I’ve Been Spotted

by This is Carrie on August 11, 2009

What a treat to be nominated for an OC blog award!Click HERE to vote for me in the “Be Creative” category on the Just Spotted website’s left sidebar.And while you’re there, make sure to bookmark the site because if you live in Southern CA or ever plan on visiting, the moms at Just Spotted dish […]

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Making Stuff: Embellished Bib Tank

by This is Carrie on August 8, 2009

Had to make this for Pumpkin sp she had the perfect thing to ear for the journal website photoshoot. Then I changed the styling at the last minute and didn’t even use it.Made from a stained tank (can you guess where the stain is?), a piece of eyelet scrap, and vintage buttons & …

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My Latest Moutain Biking Trophy

by This is Carrie on August 7, 2009

And now I realize I should keep a first aid kit in my CamelBak.Darn clips.

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