From the monthly archives:

October 2009

Making Stuff: Yellow Again?

by This is Carrie on October 19, 2009

Another yellow dress refashion for Princess.Shortened sleeves, new (old) buttons and a resewn hem gave this great little thrift store find a nice update.BEFORE:

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Now Reading: The Non-Runner’s Guide to Marathon Training

by This is Carrie on October 16, 2009

My 16 week marathon training starts this weekend.Oy vey. What am I doing?Whatever it is, at least I’ve talked some friends and family into the same crazy thing.

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Making Stuff: Rolo Surprise Cookies

by This is Carrie on October 15, 2009

Princess concocted this fabulous new cookie for our Baking Gals soldier: Rolo candy rolled inside sugar cookie dough then rolled in cinnamon sugar. Baked till gooey.I highly recommend it.

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Garage Sale Find: Vintage Schwinn

by This is Carrie on October 14, 2009

Pink frame and a polka-dot banana seat. What’s not to love?

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Making Stuff: 70’s Jumpsuit to Jumpdress

by This is Carrie on October 14, 2009

Princess said the awesome jumpsuit I found at the thrift store was “way too weird”, but once I turned it into a dress using a thrifted, era-coordinating, quilt strip, she loves it.It’s a little “summery” but in Southern CA, we can pull this kind of stuff off all year round.Before: “Way to weird, mom”

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My First Athletic Trophy…ever

by This is Carrie on October 13, 2009

They said it was the “flattest, fastest, and ‘funnest’ 5K race in the world”, and they weren’t kidding. The trophy came my way because no female “real” runners between the ages of 30-34 happened to show up to the race. But I hold it up with pride knowing I ran my personal best: 24:46 with […]

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Making Stuff: More Huge Floral Accessories

by This is Carrie on October 13, 2009

Made this floral hair pin for Princess as a way to spice up the otherwise drab gray background on School Picture Day. We’ll see how it worked out in a few weeks.

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Click on Over

by This is Carrie on October 6, 2009

This week, as a guest mom over at Design Mom, I’ll be posting about a few of my biggest loves: family heirlooms, histories, and keepsakes. Don’t worry, no scrapbooking or geneology required (just maybe a little rummaging, sewing, and reflecting). Hope you click on over and get a chance to read, share, and get inspired!1. […]

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Making Stuff: More Butterfly Wings

by This is Carrie on October 5, 2009

When I first made these butterfly wings, I gathered enough supplies to make “a few more”. Well, I finally “a few more” got made – one for a birthday gift and one for our own dress-up chest.

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Making Stuff: Loads of Cookies

by This is Carrie on October 4, 2009

The day after we signed up to be part of Operation Baking Gals, our assigned soldier’s convoy was attacked in Afghanistan and he was seriously injured. So heartbreaking. This box of goodies will find him stateside and hopefully make his long recovery the tiniest bit easier.

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