From the monthly archives:

November 2009

What’s Thanksgiving without a little football?

by This is Carrie on November 30, 2009

When I told the girls we would be going to watch their cousin’s high school football game, they moaned and groaned.When they spied the cheerleaders, the game became bearable.When they were invited down on the field during the 4th quarter to cheer for the winning team, football became the most exciting sport ever.

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Turkey Trotting

by This is Carrie on November 30, 2009

Last years Dana Point 10K Turkey Trot was my very first running race…ever. One year and nine races later, I improved my time by almost 13 minutes with a finish time of 50:26. I almost feel comfortable calling myself an athlete.

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November at the Beach

by This is Carrie on November 30, 2009

After the beach clean-up, we could help but stay a while and enjoy the beautiful weather.Still amazes me how the kid’s internal thermometers are so different than mine.The weather was so warm but the water was so COLD!

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Kids Save the Beach

by This is Carrie on November 27, 2009

Thanks to Kim from SaveOurBeach.org, Seal Beach has got to be THE cleanest beach I have ever seen. The kids were literally fighting over the few pieces of trash on the beach. But then, we headed over to the jetty and the kids found the trash and the happiness that comes when you know …

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Happy Thanksgiving

by This is Carrie on November 26, 2009

gobble gobble cupcakes made using this tutorial.

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Todd’s First Triathlon

by This is Carrie on November 23, 2009

I convinced Todd to train for an off-road triathlon and last Saturday, he put his training to the test. Now he’s got the bug and it looks like off-road triathlons might become a couple sport, neither of us wanting to be on the sidelines during the next year of racing. Anyone want to babysit three […]

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Tutorial: Easy, Peasy, Whrrly, Twirly Skirt

by This is Carrie on November 20, 2009

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Make one using a vintage floral sheet or turn it into a dress-up skirt using something sparkly. This skirt is so easy, you should probably make both. Find the full tutorial HERE. Tutorial also on Whrrl.

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I am thankful for the beach.

by This is Carrie on November 19, 2009

If you live in Southern CA and are looking for something awesome to do the day before Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll come and join me at the “Kid’s Save the Beach” Family Beach Clean- Up. And please help me spread the word about this great event in whatever way you can–tell your neighborhood, preschool, elementary […]

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Tutorial: Silk Scarf Butterfly Wings

by This is Carrie on November 19, 2009

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Inspired by silk wings I saw in a catalog, these butterfly wings are a favorite item in the dress-up box. These specific wings will fit most kids ages 2-8. ¬†Here’s how to make them: Gather your materials: 44″ square silk scarf (Dharma Trading Co),¬†36″ piece of elastic for straps, two 5 1/2″ pieces of elastic […]

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Tutorial: This Mama’s Fab Travel Chair

by This is Carrie on November 18, 2009

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This fabric “high chair” is perfect for away from home dining. It’s no 5-point harness, but it helps secure them in the chair. This one was made from an old thrifted, quilted ottoman cover Click HERE for the full tutorial. For personal use only & not for commercial use.

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