From the monthly archives:

September 2009

New Addition to the Beach Cruiser

by This is Carrie on September 30, 2009

Until I win the Madsen “mini-van” bike, I’ll have to make due with a new child seat on the back of my beach cruiser. Perfect for my “around the neighborhood” errands while the girls are at school.

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Spreading Some Bike Love

by This is Carrie on September 30, 2009

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

It’s totally the mini-van of bicycles. And since I totally rock the mini-van…

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Hammock Love

by This is Carrie on September 29, 2009

I’ve been pricing out “stand alone” hammocks ever since we moved into our house two years ago. That’s why when I saw this one for $40 at a garage sale, I knew it had to come home with us.

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Making Stuff: “Patriotic” Skirt

by This is Carrie on September 28, 2009

Spirit Day at school this month had a “Patriot’s Day” theme (not much of a stretch for a school who’s uniforms are red and navy).Princess happily ditched her plain navy bottoms for this paperbag waisted skirt made from a piece from the ever-giving “estate sale jackpot” even though she reminded me it was really “primary […]

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A Picture of Daddy

by This is Carrie on September 27, 2009

When I asked Pumpkin about her drawing, she said”It’s Daddy playing basketball…(shakes head) I mean, watching basketball on tv.”

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I’m no Michael Jordan….

by This is Carrie on September 26, 2009

But apparently I am Princess’s “favorite athlete”. And that feels better than any race medal I’ve had around my neck.

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Learning to draw

by This is Carrie on September 25, 2009

For weeks, I had been trying to get Baby Brother interested in putting pen to paper. I figure it’s a nice, quiet, and calm activity that would come in helpful, say, at church. But, he was not interested in using a writing instrument at all. Turns out it was actually the paper he …

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Worthless Junk turned into Microlending Funds

by This is Carrie on September 24, 2009

A little over a year ago, I organized a Garage Sale with the women at church. We invested the $300 in proceeds with women business owners through Kiva.org. A year later, here is a breakdown of the amazing journey of our money: Loans made: 25 Total amount lent: $625 Total amount repaid: $401 Total amount […]

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Mountain Bike race #2

by This is Carrie on September 23, 2009

photo by High Rev Photos Last week was the second race in the Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race series. I didn’t have high expectations for the first race, but this race I really hoped to be faster (and by faster, I mean faster than Todd who was racing it for the first time, on […]

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Making Stuff: Quilts for a Cause

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2009

My church’s Humanitarian Services has an immediate need for full size quilts, so with the help of a “quilter friend” we set up a couple, all ready to tie in between Super Saturday crafts.Even though I had big plans for my thrifted floral sheets, this was a far better plan.

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