From the monthly archives:

December 2011

This Week on Twitter 2011-12-25

by This is Carrie on December 25, 2011

Crazy lights! http://t.co/l0bVmUNC # The great thing abt winter vacation is I can come home & take a little nap after @hitthemarkfit boot camp instead of rush 2 get 2 school! # Don't miss my tutorial 4 Semi-Homemade Mohawk Beanie @according2kelly featuring @lionbrandyarn. Great last minute gift! http://t.co/WXib29d7 # Fun! RT @jylmomIF: Type in "Let […]

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Christmas Guitar Accompaniment

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2011

Princess got a guitar during the summer as well as a series of guitar lessons.  It’s been a struggle to get her to practice ever since she realized “playing an instrument is hard” {said in whiny voice}. Working towards the goal of being able to play silent night during our neighborhood caroling excursion helped her […]

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Pancake Art {cooking with kids}

by This is Carrie on December 22, 2011

Pancake art: it’s a meal and an activity! And it’s perfect for Christmas morning. If you need some crazy cool pancake art inspiration, check out Jim’s Pancakes. The things he can do with pancakes is amazing.

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Making Stuff: Candied Almonds {quick & easy neighbor gift}

by This is Carrie on December 21, 2011

My mom has been making this candied almond recipe at Christmas for as long as I can remember and now I know why. The are super easy and so delicious. I had to shoo the kids away so we had enough for our neighbor gifts! Easy Candied Almond Recipe Bring to a boil: 1 cup […]

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Making Stuff: 3D Paper Snowflakes

by This is Carrie on December 19, 2011

It was my nine year old daughter who taught me how to make 3D Paper Snowflakes this year. We are having fun experimenting with all sorts of paper. Next up? Foam “paper” for an outdoor, weatherproof version to hang on the house! Want to learn how to make them and don’t have a crafty nine […]

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Lion Brand Yarn Giveaway Winner {Mohawk Beanie Cap Supplies}

by This is Carrie on December 19, 2011

Random.org has spoken and the winner of all the supplies needed to make a Semi-Homemade Mohawk Beanie Cap, including Martha Stewart Crafts Roving Wool from Lion Brand Yarn is…. ……Kirsten! But don’t worry, you don’t have to win a giveaway to make your own Semi-Homemade Mohawk Beanie! Just pick up the check out my Tutorial […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-12-18

by This is Carrie on December 18, 2011

I'm not sure what the kids are playing, but I'm hearing the term "Space Ninja" thrown around quite often. # I love seeing the Toys for Tots donation boxes overflowing at the neighborhood Christmas party. http://t.co/wChTui9V # I've fallen deeply in love with @newbalance #minimus trail shoes http://t.co/wlHS87ax #running #motherrunner # I think having @angryjulie's […]

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Today, I’ve teamed up with Lion Brand Yarn to share my tutorial for a “Semi-Homemade” Mohawk Beanie Cap.  Don’t worry, there is no knitting or crocheting required!  All you need to make your own Mohawk Beanie is a pre-made cap, some Martha Stewart Crafts Roving Wool, and a yarn needle.  You’ll be able to whip […]

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Making Stuff: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies

by This is Carrie on December 14, 2011

I’m not a huge baker, but these Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies were just too good not to bake with the kids and share with our friends. Find the recipe HERE on The Cooking Photographer. Note: we substituted brown sugar for the white sugar (since we were out of the latter) and they turned out […]

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Making Stuff: Ruffle Christmas Tree Shirts {scrap buster}

by This is Carrie on December 13, 2011

Our elementary school had a “spirit day” where they were allowed to wear “holiday t-shirts” instead of their uniform.  The problem was that the girls didn’t tell me about it until the night before.  Maybe it was the “Mom, you always make the best stuff,” or “Mom, we have two old shirts you can use,” […]

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