From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Tutorial: Kid’s Art Christmas Ornaments

by This is Carrie on November 17, 2009

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These homemade ornaments are a favorite holiday tradition in our house. Powered by Whrrl Picture Tutorial on Whrrl

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Tutorial: Newborn Wrap Dress

by This is Carrie on November 16, 2009

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One of my favorite baby shower gifts to make and give. Gather materials: Newborn wrap shirt, Skirt fabric (about 1 yd), 3/8 ribbon/twill tape, 1″ ribbon or lace. Step 1 – Cut off bottom half of wrap shirt 3/4″ below snaps. Use long sleeve or short, dyed or undyed. Step 2 – Cut 2 skirt […]

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Another Journal a Day Giveaway

by This is Carrie on November 16, 2009

WINNERS(winners are also contacted by e-mail)Monday: JoannaTuesday: Jamy Wednesday: BrittneyThursday: RamonaFriday: …

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Triathlons on the Brain

by This is Carrie on November 13, 2009

Given my history, I found this t-shirt graphic hilarious. I’m looking forward to cheering on Todd as he races in his first off-road triathlon a week from tomorrow. Hopefully he fares better than me and the stick man.

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Building Fairy Houses

by This is Carrie on November 12, 2009

We attended this amazing “Harvest Festival” at our friend’s Waldorf inspired charter school last week. The favorite activity, by far, was creating a fairy house for the “Fairy House Village”. Just looking at the spread of natural building materials made me teary at the thought of the creative possibilities. Princess decided to create a …

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Making Stuff: A Baby Shower Activity

by This is Carrie on November 10, 2009

When someone threw out the idea of “making stuff” instead of the traditional games for my girlfriend’s baby shower, you know I was the first on board.I gathered together bits and bobs, new and old, fabric and trim hoping to inspire some beautiful creations.The party-goers did not let me down.With a little help from me […]

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A Veteran’s Day Activity

by This is Carrie on November 10, 2009

I’m loving my new calling at church: planning bi-monthly activities for girls ages 8-11. Our first activity together? Writing letters to soldiers and veterans and boxing up all the candy for Operation Gratitude.

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What Sewing Thread Do You Use?

by This is Carrie on November 6, 2009

photo via flickr”You’re either going to pay up front for good sewing thread or pay after the fact in sewing machine repairs”.Now, I am a believer.Scene 1: Phone conversation last week with a Charlene at Mel’s Sewing:Me: I have a Halloween Emergency. My sewing machine isn’t working and I have a Halloween costume I have […]

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Making Stuff: Mountain Bike Cozy

by This is Carrie on November 5, 2009

Making your bike “stand out” so your partner kind find it at the numerous transition areas filled with bikes is a vital part of a good Muddy Buddy race. We decided to make a pink sequin bike cozy. Not quite as cool as this tree cozy. On the morning of the race: Guy: Are you […]

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Hiking with Kids

by This is Carrie on November 5, 2009

On our day off of school, we gathered a group of friends (13 kids ages 10m-8yrs & 7 adults) and went hiking. Bridge crossings, hill climbing*, and nature rubbings kept the kids entertained and left them exhausted after the adventure.*The kids were so proud of themselves for conquering “Big Red”. Some even climbed that …

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