From the monthly archives:

February 2011

This Mama Runs Prize Package Giveaway!

by This is Carrie on February 28, 2011

Generally speaking, I don’t do giveaways on my blog.  But, when Sarah, co-author of Run Like a Mother, asked if I’d like ot host a giveaway after I gushed about her book in my “Favorite Things Running Montage” and stumbled upon the awesome RLAM community on their blog and on Facebook, it was hard to […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-02-27

by This is Carrie on February 27, 2011

Woke up to snow at grandma and grandpa's house http://instagr.am/p/Bu5Jj/ # Brother had to wear the girls old snow clothes. Ivory is unisex, right? http://instagr.am/p/Bu5dW/ # Eating cheese off this vintage platter will surely make it even more delicious #thriftingscore http://instagr.am/p/BvQ0C/ # We're playing Hi Ho! Cherry-o! http://instagr.am/p/BvRMD/ # Mom reminded me how obsessed I […]

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To Grandma & Grandpa’s House We Went

by This is Carrie on February 27, 2011

Our President’s Day weekend visit to Grandma & Grandpa’s house was filled with fun & wonder The Gummi Bears were free flowing. There was wooden spool bubble blowing. The crafting was ongoing. There was game playing and finger Super Gluing, alpaca petting. and snow angel making. We couldn’t have ordered up a more perfectly memorable […]

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Family Tree

by This is Carrie on February 25, 2011

My parents have been at it again, giving the best birthday gifts: a photographic family tree, matted and placed in an old frame which hung my childhood home.

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Making Stuff: Whirly, Twirly Skirt

by This is Carrie on February 24, 2011

Broke out an oldie but goodie tutorial and a thrifted sheet to make a little birthday skirt for a neighbor friend.

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Quoteable

by This is Carrie on February 23, 2011

I was so flattered when Jordan of Polkadot Prints asked if she could turn a quote I made in an interview with Created by Chicks (over a year ago!) into a print.   The entire quote, “Comparison is the enemy to creativity. Be inspired but be yourself,” came about because I’d often find myself obsessed with […]

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Race Report: Surf City 1/2 Marathon

by This is Carrie on February 21, 2011

I had originally planned on running the Surf City 5K as my inaugural race at 10weeks post-partum. It seemed like the perfect race length to introduce myself back into running. When I found out they weren’t going to run a 5K this year as part of their Surf City Marathon weekend, I was sorely disappointed. […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-02-20

by This is Carrie on February 20, 2011

Could there be a more beautiful day? # Totally using the term “wog” now. RT @dimityontherun: Q5: only time I jog was when I was pregnant. & that was a wog. (walk/jog). #runchat # RT @cutecrochet: New yarn, Stitch, Rock, Love from Caron looks great! @YarnVP @knit_crochetdir: http://tinyurl.com/4ogtovo #crochet # knit # Missed @according2kelly this […]

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Cooking Stuff: Shrimp Ceviche

by This is Carrie on February 20, 2011

Today I made my dad a big batch of shrimp ceviche for his birthday.  It’s something I knew he would love as soon as I made it at a Fresh & Easy cooking night I attended. I you’ve never tried ceviche, this is definitely the perfect recipe to make your introductions. Using cooked shrimp instead […]

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Making Stuff: Old Girls Bike into New Boys Bike

by This is Carrie on February 17, 2011

When I told Todd about my big dreams of “refashioning” Princess’s vintage  Schwinn into a beautiful two-toned aqua bike with a Heather Bailey floral oil cloth covered banana seat, his first thought was that we needed to practice on the old, pink, kitty bike first, turning it into the perfect bike for our 2 year […]

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