From the monthly archives:

June 2012

During our time with the The Lizard Wizard at the Discovery Science Center, the kids got to experience a whole bunch of things I never thought they’d do. He kissed a blue-tongued skink. She let a tarantula dance on her head. She held an alligator. How many kids does it take to carry an albino […]



Father’s Day 2012

by This is Carrie on June 20, 2012

It was the kids’ idea to greet daddy on Father’s Day morning all wearing mustaches.  Of course, none were as cool as his. We also surprised him with a newly cleaned and decorated car we spent all day Saturday working on while he rode his bike to work.  We wouldn’t let him wash it off […]



Tutorial: Tie-Dye Caftan Cover-up

by This is Carrie on June 18, 2012

If you can sew a straight line, it’s easy to turn a dingy bathroom towel into a fun, summer swim cover-up using the Tulip Tie Dye Kit. Replace those hooded towels with a updated “Swim Caftan” for the girls and (without the tie), a “Swim Poncho” for a boys For the tie, I used a […]



Making Stuff: “Embrace Imperfection” Tote Bag

by This is Carrie on June 14, 2012

Don’t have enough iron-on letters in one style to customize your tote bag? Can’t seem to ever get your letters to line up straight or even in the right direction? Doesn’t matter when your motto is “Embrace Imperfection.”  What’s your motto right now? Find Next Style blank canvas tote bags & Iron-on Letters HERE or […]



Kids Run the OC! {a progressive marathon}

by This is Carrie on June 12, 2012

It was the girl’s first year participating in Kids Run the OC. This program was started to help kids become more physically fit, active and healthy to combat the onset of childhood obesity, while having fun.  This year in the program, 4000 kids from 67 OC schools accumulated 25.2 miles of running over …



Making Stuff: Crocheted Bow Headband

by This is Carrie on June 5, 2012

To match their refashioned Holiday sweater dresses, I made the girls crocheted bow headbands.  The little bit of glitz in Vanna’s Glamour by Lion Brand Yarn was the perfect piece of fancy. My first two headbands turned out so well, I decided to try another using some leftover cotton yarn from my crocheted hair clip […]



Making Stuff: Crochet Cross Necklace {homemade gift}

by This is Carrie on June 4, 2012

I wanted to make special baptism gifts for my two close friends who “took the plunge” at their church last week.  I immediately thought of a crocheted cross necklace similar to the crochet embellished necklaces I’ve made in the past. I tweaked this pattern for crocheted cross earrings to make the perfect, dainty little …



Making Stuff: 10 Minute Dancing Skirt {homemade gift}

by This is Carrie on June 1, 2012

My sister (a former contemporary dancer and instructor) taught me how to make this quick, DIY dancing skirt years ago.  It has always been the “go-to” for last minute costumes in her house. It’s so easy (minimal sewing), Princess decided to make one for Pumpkin this last Christmas.  I just happened to have the perfect […]


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