From the monthly archives:

November 2011

Making Stuff: Baby Wrap Dress {Handkerchief Refashion}

by This is Carrie on November 28, 2011

Using four vintage hankies and a dyed, newborn wrap shirt, a variation on the Newborn Wrap Dress Tutorial was born.

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Thanksgiving 10K: Plymouth Rock ‘n’ Run

by This is Carrie on November 27, 2011

A Thanksgiving race seems like excuse enough for a fun running costume, so I made the girls and I matching, sparkly Indian headresses to go with our Sparkle Athletic running skirts and we headed to the Plymouth Rock ‘n’ Run. I have a soft spot in my heart for 10K’s since my very first race […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-11-27

by This is Carrie on November 27, 2011

My contribution 2 family Thanksgiving feast: "Allison’s Animal Fat-Filled Fungus", a.k.a. Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms. # The kids had a great time shopping for Christmas presents @saversvvillage thrift store today. Their hard earned money goes far there! # Girls are having a convo w/3yo bro abt Justin Bieber, but he thinks they are talking about a beaver […]

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First Birthday Celebration {Uno Card Smash Cake}

by This is Carrie on November 26, 2011

Kristin from Meringue Bake Shop (the most talented baker in The OC)made The Baby this perfect little Uno card “Smash Cake” for his birthday. And this is why they call it a smash cake. He was actually a little shy about digging right in. Luckily, his cousin was not and was generous enough to share.

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Making Stuff: Pom Pom Monsters

by This is Carrie on November 25, 2011

Growing up, I loved making pom pom critters.  But compared to the one’s my kids made with Klutz’s new, all-inclusive craft book, Pom Pom Monster Salon, mine were totally boring.  While my creations were limited to pre-made pom poms, my kids learned how to make their own pom poms (using an ingenious little pom-pom making […]

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Always My Baby

by This is Carrie on November 23, 2011

It’s hard to believe you were born one whole year ago. Last week, someone asked me to describe each of my children & their unique personalities.  When I got to you, my Baby, I started to tear up.  Having you, the most awesome, happy and “go-with-the-flow” baby as part of our family makes me feel […]

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Crazy Holiday Sale – This is Me Kid’s Journal

by This is Carrie on November 23, 2011

The New Year is the perfect time to start journaling with your child using This is Me – a kid’s first keepsake journal as seen on Design Mom, Cool Mom Picks & Smiling Green Mom. Full of creative writing and drawing prompts & designed to record the memories of one year of a child’s …

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Twist and Shout {Fun 50′s Party Games}

by This is Carrie on November 22, 2011

Since our elementary school opened 60 years ago in 1951, the school carnival was 50′s themed.  To compliment the music, game booths, classic cars & food, I asked my girlfriend to organize some friendly 50′s themed competitions for the main stage.  With both the kids and parents as participants, I have to say, these …

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This Week on Twitter 2011-11-20

by This is Carrie on November 20, 2011

The little professor. http://t.co/yHYWXbn8 # Lost my hat @disneyland last Wednesday. Made a report and got it back in the mail on Saturday. Love @disneyland's Lost & Found!! # Carnival fish #2 has passed away. RIP little fish. # I hope @according2kelly feels special. I cleaned off my dining table just for her & our […]

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Let’s Get Dirty! {Muddy Buddy Los Angeles 2011}

by This is Carrie on November 17, 2011

This was my third time competing in the Muddy Buddy LA (2008, 2009).  It’s a “leapfrog” race where teams of two traverse a 7 mile off-road course and 5 obstacles on foot and while sharing a bike. With my awesome niece as my buddy, hot pink Sparkle Athletic running skirts as race attire and a […]

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