From the monthly archives:

June 2011

Making Stuff: A “Maria” Dirndl

by This is Carrie on June 27, 2011

When Princess picked “My Favorite Things” as the song she wanted to sing for the school talent show this year, I knew a dirndl was in order.  Using a tablecloth I thrifted ages ago and a couple matching pieces of fabric from “the stash”, I had everything I needed.  I even found an unopened, European […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-06-26

by This is Carrie on June 26, 2011

Mentos and a Father's Love http://bit.ly/lItilx # Thanks to my Dad, I have to dedicate time each morning to keeping my bushy eyebrows under control…. http://bit.ly/k5kqqO # It's time for swimming lessons! http://instagr.am/p/GFLT3/ # YES!!! RT @Lynn_Stone: Cheers to muddy feet, dirty fingers and grass-stained kids! #nature #kids #green # Love francie pants! RT @momfluential: […]

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Over the Hump Mountain Bike Series: Race #5

by This is Carrie on June 26, 2011

Sadly, I had to miss races #3 & 4. Todd made it out to race #3 but ended up doing an extra lap on the course by accident.  I think it’s something he’d like to forget (which is exactly why I’m documenting it here). Race #5 was “Family Night”, a favorite of the entire series.  […]

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Hood to Coast – Here I Come!

by This is Carrie on June 24, 2011

When I heard Nuun (my favorite electrolyte drink company)was putting together an all female, all blogger team for the Hood to Coast relay event in August, I knew I had to put my name into the hat. I got my first taste of team relay running at the relay last year with the ladies of […]

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Making Stuff: Patio Set Refashion

by This is Carrie on June 23, 2011

Picture 6 iron chairs whose crumbling fiberboard seats were covered with no less than 5 different vinyl coverings (I actually loved the orange floral I found somewhere in the middle).  Wait, don’t picture it. It was too pathetic.  Now picture them with fresh wood seat bases (thank you dad for doing the cutting) a layer […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-06-19

by This is Carrie on June 19, 2011

Another yummy recipe from @thepaleokitchen: Grilled Salmon with blueberry sauce http://bit.ly/mIorKR # All signed up for @disneyland Tinkerbell Half #Marathon Who's running with me? (prices go up tomorrow!) #rundisney #tinkerbellhalf # I have 7 months to figure out my costume 4 Tinker Bell 1/2 #marathon There will definitely be a @runteamsparkle skirt involved. #runDisney # […]

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The Kids’ First Triathlon

by This is Carrie on June 18, 2011

On Memorial Day, the kids all participated in their very first triathlon. After all the events they’ve come to and cheered me on, it was so fun being able to be the cheerleader for once. The “pee-wee” tri was just a 25 yard swim (parental help & floaties okay), a 250 yard bike (training wheels, […]

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What’s in Your Purse?

by This is Carrie on June 17, 2011

Allison of Petit Elefant has a fascinating series called “What’s in your purse”.  So, after cleaning out my purse one afternoon, I snapped a picture of the ridiculousness of it’s contents and sent it in (primarily as a joke). I guess everyone needs a laugh now and then because she featured it last week!  Check […]

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Making Stuff: Painted Bones and Rocks

by This is Carrie on June 15, 2011

During our southern Utah camping trip, we took part in a long standing tradition at the cabin of painting rocks for the rock garden. While some art was inspired by the shape of the rock, other art was painted using the rock as a blank canvas. Our “hunting family” cousins (who have no aversion to […]

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Cabin Camping in Southern Utah

by This is Carrie on June 14, 2011

It was a little summer vacation before our summer had officially begun. We flew through the air on a rickety, old tree swing. We spent quality time with Grandma. We got reaquainted with our cousins that live too far away. We survived (even enjoyed) the lack of electricity and running water even if it meant […]

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