From the monthly archives:

March 2011

Juice for Japan

by This is Carrie on March 16, 2011

While some people want to shield their children from the tragedies of the world, I feel it is so important to let them know what is happening (in an age appropriate way), teach compassion, then empower them to make difference. When we heard the heartbreaking news of the destruction in Japan, the girls immediately remembered […]

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Read Across America Day

by This is Carrie on March 15, 2011

The girls celebrated Dr Seuss’ birthday and “Read Across America” day by dressing up like their favorite book characters. Edward Tulane from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren And then we had Green Eggs & Ham (bacon) for dinner.

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This Week on Twitter 2011-03-13

by This is Carrie on March 13, 2011

Scored five last minute tickets to Baobab @ocpac. Two very happy daughters and their two BFF’s at our girls afternoon out. # Getting ready to watch Baobab @ocpac http://instagr.am/p/CDjvl/ # Drumming on a drum & getting ready for Baobab @ocpac http://instagr.am/p/CDj-U/ # Amazing RT @lsfixer: #Crochet Reef At Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum Is a Masterpiece […]

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Art Smart: A Lesson in Seurat, Art Critique & Pointillism

by This is Carrie on March 11, 2011

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat Even though Georges Seurat lived a short life (only 32 years), his contributions to art made him an icon of the 19th century.  New scientific theories about color, optical effects and perception became the basis for his Pointillist technique. I loved watching the kid’s react to Seurat’s […]

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Milk & Cookies Art Show & Design your own TOMS

by This is Carrie on March 8, 2011

I’m thrilled to help spread the word about an event that incorporates so many of my favorite things: kids, art, design & giving back.   If you live in the vicinity of Orange County , gather the family and check out “Milk & Cookies”, the collaborative art of 9 World Renowned Artists and their kids, […]

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Big Sister

by This is Carrie on March 7, 2011

They say that when your kids want to help, they’re usually too young to actually be of any help and once they’re old enough to actually help, they usually don’t want to help anymore. I’m lucky this hasn’t been the case with Princess.  She loves to take care of The Baby and she is so […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-03-06

by This is Carrie on March 6, 2011

Look like The Baby has caught the family cold. Went from up 1x a night to 4x’s last night. Mama is TIRED. # Yesterday I channeled @kristyglass and rocked the red lips. # At the Vet with the dog. It looks like Cushing’s disease :( # Trying out the new Freebirds for lunch. The motorcycles […]

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“This Mama Runs” Prize Package Giveaway WINNER!!!

by This is Carrie on March 5, 2011

The response to the “This Mama Runs” giveaway was overwhelming!  I’ve loved “meeting” so many moms who run and some who even craft too!  And who would’ve thought so many runners were named “Carrie.”  Crazy.  And now for the winner of the prize package of running related awesomeness…… Janelle Williams who said “You have a […]

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Making Stuff: “He’s All Boy” Baby Cap & Blanket

by This is Carrie on March 3, 2011

If you are stopping by via MADE “Celebrate the Boy“, welcome!  I am thrilled to share my “He’s All Boy” Baby Cap and Blanket patterns and tutorials with you. If you’re interested, you can find more “Boy” posts & projects here. The cap and blanket, made from super-soft, thrifted, men’s flannel shirts make a unique […]

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Disneyland Half Marathon 2009 – my first 1/2 marathon. I don’t claim to be a running expert. Heck, I’ve only been running for a little over 2 years.  But to pass the time as I was running my last 1/2 marathon, I started composing a few tips to share with my fellow mother (and non-mother) […]

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