From the monthly archives:

May 2012

R.I.P. Flat Stanley

by This is Carrie on May 31, 2012

We were so excited to get a visit from Flat Stanley.  We had so many fun places to show him here in Southern CA!  But alas, it was not to be.  Flat Stanley fell victim to a tragic toaster accident while making a hot bagel for breakfast.  His was a life cut short too soon.  […]

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Race Recap: The Foundation Games 2012 {kids run}

by This is Carrie on May 27, 2012

She got her first taste of the podium at the Foundation Games: 3rd place 2005 division — 200m dash. Time: 44:11

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Making Stuff: Stupid Lupus T-shirts {homemade gift}

by This is Carrie on May 27, 2012

May is National Lupus Awareness Month! I have this friend who has Lupus. Pills aren’t handling the symptoms anymore so now she has to get infusions of a special drug every month at the hospital. Not only do the new drugs make her feel all sorts of yucky, having to spend hours away at the […]

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Going into the third and final race of the OC Chili Trail Run series, I knew I had a chance to come out in the top three women but I tried not to think about it too much.  I didn’t want the pressure to perform to keep me from doing my best. But Elise wasn’t […]

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Because I love making birthday gifts and I hate wrapping them, this custom tote bag was a satisfying as well as practical gift.  After discussing ideas with my girls, I realized tie dye, peace signs and the color blue are all the rage in the 6-10 age category of girls. Filled with a vintage inspired […]

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Making Stuff: Baby Gown {Concert T-shirt Refashion}

by This is Carrie on May 16, 2012

I have a new little niece who’s been really fun to sew for.  We are already indoctrinating her to her parent’s country lovin’ ways with a Rockin’ Baby Gown” made from an old George Strait concert T.  Unlike baby shoes, it’s super cute and practical at the same time. (to “girlify” the pattern …

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The race is called Counting Coup. It’s 44+ miles and 8,000+ ft of elevation gain. Todd signed up for it before he decided to train for a half marathon challenge with his family. With next to no saddle time in the months leading up to the race, he waffled as whether …

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Making Stuff: Baby Tunic {Thrifted Sheet Refashion}

by This is Carrie on May 10, 2012

An upcoming baby shower for a super-hip mom friend inspired me to create a cute little tunic out of a sheet I picked up at Savers thrift store a few months ago.  I knew she’d appreciate the southwestern style. To complete the look, I picked up some “matching” leggings at Gap.  Who knows if the […]

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Making Stuff: Vintage Ribbon Trimmed Burp Cloths

by This is Carrie on May 8, 2012

Hand dying Gerber pre-fold diapers is doable, but it’s not fun trying to get all the dye out of something whose job is to absorb as much liquid as possible.  That’s why when I saw the packages of colored Gerber pre-fold diapers, I snatched them up quick. Perfect for embellished, baby burp cloths.  Now I […]

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Race Recap: Xterra Renegade Off-Road Triathlon 2012

by This is Carrie on May 7, 2012

Putting aside the terrible pre-race music (Lisa Loeb and Faith Hill songs do not pump you up), Renegade Racing puts on an awesome off-road triathlon.  It’s a race I look forward to every year (2010 recap, 2011 recap). I like to swim, but I do not like to swim with people kicking and clawing me […]

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