From the monthly archives:

October 2010

Making Stuff: Batgirl Costume

by This is Carrie on October 30, 2010

Even though Halloween costumes rank really high on my “things I like to make” list, I decided this year, I needed to make it easy on myself. So I recycled an old costume for Pumpkin, pieced together super simple costumes for me and Todd and I even bought *gasp* a pre-made costume for Baby Brother.  […]



Making Stuff: Painted Pumpkins

by This is Carrie on October 29, 2010

While the big pumpkins are still waiting to be carved, these little ones made perfect canvases for an afternoon art project.



Making Stuff: Crochet Baby Hat

by This is Carrie on October 28, 2010

After my first “failed” attempt at crocheting something cute for the baby, I came across the pattern for this Big Button Cap and decided it was perfect for the baby boy. Pattern: Easy Big Button Cap from Little Projects. The pattern is for an adult cap, but using a finer yarn and a smaller hook […]



Halloween Begins

by This is Carrie on October 27, 2010

With all the Halloween parties these days, my girls like to change up their costumes a few times during the month.  Upon digging through our costume box, Princess pulled out last year’s Elphaba costume (which I was more than happy about considering the amount of time I spent on that one) and Pumpkin pulled out […]



Making Stuff: Refashioned Race shirt

by This is Carrie on October 26, 2010

The race t-shirt from the Chapman 5K was a nice “technical” t-shirt (meaning it’s made from non-cotton, wicking material making it good for running in).  Problem was, even the smallest t-shirt was too big for Princess to enjoy.  With a little cutting and some elastic thread shirring we turned it into something cute and “technical” […]



Her First 5K

by This is Carrie on October 25, 2010

Princess has been talking about doing the Chapman University 5K since the spring.  Even though she knew I’d be just 3 weeks away from delivering a baby, she was sure I’d be able to run it with her, both of us decked out in our Team Sparkle outfits.  But, about a month ago, it became […]



Making Stuff: Shrunken T-shirts for the Boy

by This is Carrie on October 22, 2010

Using this technique, I turned a couple of free (but large) mountain biking shirts we won at the Take Your Kid Mountain Biking event into a couple of shirts Baby Brother loves to wear.



The Long Beach International Citibank Marathon & Half

by This is Carrie on October 21, 2010

Since running the marathon or 1/2 was out of the question, the next best thing to do was go down and be cheerleaders.  We spent over 3 hours at mile 8 cheering for all the members of Team Sparkle, & lots and lots of strangers. By the end of hour 3, many spectators had abandoned […]



Making Stuff: Crocheted Baby Sweater

by This is Carrie on October 20, 2010

This sweater was started way back in the spring, right after I found out I was pregnant.  When I found out I was having a boy, the little sweater sat unfinished for months and months. I finally finished all of the crocheting during the quiet, relaxing moments of our summer vacation to Brian Head only […]



“Did You Run Fast?”

by This is Carrie on October 18, 2010

When I walked in the door Saturday night decked out in my Sparkle Athletic running skirt outfit, Baby Brother immediately yelled out “Did you run fast Mom?” I wish. With 4 weeks left until the baby comes, running at any speed is pretty much impossible. The truth is, I spent all day promoting Team Sparkle […]