From the monthly archives:

February 2012

When I got invited to a special meetup hosted by runDisney before the Inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon, you bet I wasn’t going to miss it.  It was so amazing actually, that I’m bummed I’m not in Florida right now at the Princess Half Marathon (I heard there’s another runDisney hosted, pre-race meetup going on this […]

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DIY Sleeping Beauty Running Costume Tutorial

by This is Carrie on February 16, 2012

Whether it’s the Disneyland 1/2 marathon or the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon, dressing up for any Run Disney race is an absolute MUST.  For me, having a Disney running costume that is comfortable while I’m on the course is also a MUST.  Here’s how I put together a Sleeping Beauty running costume for my friend […]

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Making Stuff: Ombre Girl’s dress {thrifted dress refashion}

by This is Carrie on February 15, 2012

Do you remember wearing Amy Byer? I sure do. Back in the late 80′s, early 90′s I loved those dresses.  I found this white Amy Byer dress at the thrift store for a whopping $1.50 and I knew it had potential. But not as an 80′s fad, but as a sweet “grandma’s sewing nook” inspired […]

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How to Raise Money to Fight Leukemia {Cupcake/OJ/Lemon Stand}

by This is Carrie on February 14, 2012

I knew the Leukemia 5K walk for their cousin, Brayden, would be far more memorable and meaningful to the kids if they figured out how to raise their $20 entrance fee/donation on their own.  After much brainstorming (and a little steering from mom), they settled on selling cupcakes (made from cake mix and frosting Princess […]

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Walking (and running) for Brayden {Leukemia 5K Walk}

by This is Carrie on February 13, 2012

Back in 2009, my little nephew Brayden was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  In the last two years, Brayden has been hospitalized 25 times outside of his regular chemo treatments. He has been pricked and prodded as he’s raged his battle against this terrible disease and he’s faced it all with the courage of a […]

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After seeing the the crocheted and beaded t-shirt bracelet I made, my six year old wanted to make Valentines bracelets for her whole class. We simplified the process so she could do it without much help: one single strand of “knit noodle*” and one single heart pony bead.  She just might start a new, first-grade […]

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Race Recap: Inaugural Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon

by This is Carrie on February 10, 2012

Not sure if I’ve made this clear before, but the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon is one of my favorite races of the year.  RunDisney has proven time and time again that they know how to run a fun and organized race. That’s why when they announced the new Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon at Disneyland, I couldn’t …

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Making Stuff: Crocheted Toddler Turban

by This is Carrie on February 8, 2012

When a friend showed me this gorgeous, knitted, baby turban, I wanted to make it right away. But, when it comes to knitting, simple scarves are about all I can handle.  So I took on the challenge to recreate a turban in crochet. While I like the knitted version better, I still think it turned […]

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Making Stuff: Girl’s Dress {Women’s Dress Refashion}

by This is Carrie on February 7, 2012

This shirred dress was another one that used to hang in my closet and didn’t get worn much anymore. The colors so suited Pumpkin, I had to make it into a dress for her. Find the basic steps for turning a shirred women’s dress into a girl’s dress HERE. This one didn’t have sleeves or […]

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Making a cute, embellished onesie has never been easier.  All you need is one sheet of Next Style iron-on flocked letters, a piece of red fabric (I cut up an old red t-shirt), some fusible web (the kind with paper backing), a onesie and a favorite state. disclaimer: FashionArtProjects.com provided me with product for review. […]

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