From the monthly archives:

June 2010

The Summer Starts with Mountain Bike Racing

by This is Carrie on June 12, 2010

I don’t know what else says “Summer’s here!” like the start of the Over the Hump Mountain Bike race series. Todd and I decided to take turns racing while the other one is in charge of the cheering section (aka: kids).  This year the course is awesome with the addition of a cool water …

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Art Smart: A Lesson in Form, Degas & Sculpture

by This is Carrie on June 11, 2010

For the last second grade art lesson of the year we talked about form. This art element is the perfect one to follow shape since they are so very similar.  Just like shape, there are geometric and organic forms but while shape is flat, form is 3 dimensional. After the short overview of form, I […]

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Making Stuff: Vanilla Extract

by This is Carrie on June 8, 2010

This year, I thought it would be nice to make vanilla extract for teachers and staff to take home from the school Teacher Appreciation luncheon.  The rest of the parent board thought it was a good idea too (definitely better than the random tchotchkes handed out in the past). So I went to work using […]

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Renegade Kid’s Duathlon

by This is Carrie on June 7, 2010

Princess participated in her first Renegade Kid’s Duathlon which was held right after the Off-Road Triathlon. She rocked the 1/2 mile run, 2 mile bike & another 1/2 mile run in her custom Team Sparkle Jr skirt.  She couldn’t wait to tell us that she never walked or had to get off her bike even though […]

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Triathlon Report: Renegade Off-Road Tri

by This is Carrie on June 5, 2010

Back in April, Todd and raced our second off-road triathlon together. 1/2 mile swim (based on times, actual distance was shorter) Todd-10:00, Carrie-10:58 15 mile bike (who knew a racing “thumbs up” ran in the family) Todd – 1:22:49  Carrie – 1:52:34 3 mile trail run Todd – 42:10  Carrie – 36:06 FINAL Todd – […]

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Garage Sale for a Good Cause

by This is Carrie on June 4, 2010

This is the final month of Princess’s 7 month plan to raise money to buy arts & crafts kits for kids at Loma Linda Hospital receiving treatment for cancer. It’s a plan she hatched last November when her 3 year old cousin was diagnosed with leukemia. While not all of her ideas actually panned out […]

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Gifts for the Sewing Enthusiast: Fat Quarters

by This is Carrie on June 3, 2010

But not just any fat quarters, I decided to share a piece of each of my ten favorite, vintage floral sheets. Sometimes it’s hard to share, but knowing they are going to a wonderfully crafty home, makes it easy. More gift ideas for the sewing enthusiast

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Let’s Go Rafting

by This is Carrie on June 1, 2010

When my nephew called to tell me about his new job with River’s End Rafting & Adventure Co & offered to arrange a trip for the family down the Kern River, I happily accepted. It was a gorgeous day for a mini-getaway down the river.  Our guide, Jimmy, navigated and entertained with his favorite oar, […]

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