From the monthly archives:

November 2010

A Baby Story

by This is Carrie on November 27, 2010

Thursday, November 18 (3 days overdue)– Todd begins his paternity leave today because tonight will be the night I go into labor. It’s happened the same way for all three of my previous children: I’m overdue, the midwife strips me and voila, labor begins a few hours later.  After my appointment, I head to my […]



Much to be thankful for

by This is Carrie on November 25, 2010

After much anticipation, The Baby finally decided to join our family this week.



Looking on the Bright Side

by This is Carrie on November 21, 2010

In an effort to become Zen with the fact that this new baby will come when he comes (now 6 days late), I have decided to take on Christine’s challenge to declare and celebrate gratitude for good things that have happened since the baby has NOT come. I was able to make a bunch of […]



Making Stuff: Skiing Baby Gown

by This is Carrie on November 19, 2010

Refashioned T-ahirt to baby gown #2 from a rad K2 Skis shirt (thanks Chelsey!). Whether you think shirt with a skull and crossbones is appropriate for a newborn or not, if you could touch the shirt through the computer screen, you’d understand why I just had to make it into a baby gown. . Find […]



Killer Thrift Store Deal

by This is Carrie on November 18, 2010

I’m going to have to steal back all the old cell phones we’ve turned over to the kids to play with because this deal combines two of my favorite things: thrifting (at my FAVORITE vintage and thrift store in Southern California) and giving (benefiting Colors of Hope, an organization that provides non-medical support for people living living […]



Making Stuff: Upcycled Cashmere Baby Blanket

by This is Carrie on November 17, 2010

After the crocheted bottle cozy post, I had a few questions about the blanket in the background. Here are the details: Back in 2007 I spotted these upcycled cashmere baby blankets and I sent the idea to the “I’d like to make something like that” file in my head. While pregnant with Baby Brother in […]



Making Stuff: Biking Baby Gown

by This is Carrie on November 16, 2010

Today I am officially overdue. In the meantime, I’ll be documenting the latest creations for baby (because the majority of my “nesting” has been done sitting at the sewing machine this past week), hoping he’ll soon be here to enjoy all the love just waiting to be poured out on him. The first in a […]



Cooking Stuff: Homemade Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

by This is Carrie on November 15, 2010

Who doesn’t love homemade bread (especially with homemade strawberry jam via KathiD)? But, the reality of all that mixing and kneading and rising and punching and rising again just doesn’t fit in with my life. When I saw an ad for a book called Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes, I was immediately intrigued.  Before buying […]



Todd’s Triathlon Recap: “In the Dirt” 2010

by This is Carrie on November 13, 2010

Last Saturday Todd competed in his first repeat triathlon (that is, he did this same event last year).  I was terribly disappointed that I couldn’t be there to cheer him on but the school carnival (my last huge commitment before the baby comes) was scheduled for the very same day.  Even without his cheering section, […]


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Making Stuff: Saturn Model

by This is Carrie on November 12, 2010

Princess completed her first (and definitely not last) school report this week which included research, a short paper, an oral presentation and a visual aide.  The subject? Saturn. Using a styrofoam ball, a thrifted LP (The Osmonds if you must know), paint, sand, and glitter, she put together a beautiful model of Saturn depicting it’s […]