From the monthly archives:

July 2012

Family Summer Swim Party & Ice Cream Social

by This is Carrie on July 31, 2012

There’s nothing better than an all-day swim party with your cousins especially when they’re cousins we rarely get to see. There’s nothing better unless you add an ice cream party that “counts” as lunch. I tried to justify it with blueberries & pecans on my summer peach ice cream, but The Baby went straight with […]

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Do you love to sew, craft, or otherwise create? Do you love DIY? If you are heading to New York City, here’s the top 10 creative hot spots for fabric, trim, bead, and yarn shopping you won’t want to miss. Make sure to bring an extra suitcase so you can bring home all your fabulous […]

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Making Stuff: Crochet Baby Turban & Pattern

by This is Carrie on July 23, 2012

Back in December I had a friend ask me about making this adorable, knitted baby turban. As my knitting skills are limited to simple scarf making, I decided to try to create something similar with crochet. After much trial and error, using different hooks and different yarns, making hats that were too big and too […]

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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Views

by This is Carrie on July 22, 2012

“Starting south of Los Angeles in beautiful Huntington Beach your team of 12 runners will head south down the pacific coast. Along the way you will pass through Anaheim, Carlsbad, Del Mar and La Jolla. The race (and your stamina) will wrap up near San Diego on beautiful Coronado Island.” While this …

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Princess loves giving handmade birthday gifts. With her group of friends age 9 (going on 15) this one was quickly deemed one of the “coolest” she’s ever made. Supplies: Blank T-shirt (she picked a neon yellow one from Target) Zip Screens and Zip Screens Paint Scrap piece of cardboard the size of the screen Iron-on […]

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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The People

by This is Carrie on July 17, 2012

One of the down sides to running a relay as an Ultra team, is your time and energy to fraternize with the other teams is almost non-existent.  But the teams at Ragnar are made up of some of the most fun and creative groups of runners (and non-runners) around. We were very impressed by this […]

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Making Stuff: The “Go To” Dress {Pattern Blog Tour}

by This is Carrie on July 16, 2012

When Andrea from The Train to Crazy asked if I’d join the blog tour to introduce the first pattern from her new pattern company, Go To Patterns, I was more than happy to help.  Once I saw the photo of the maxi dress version of her Go To Signature Dress, I knew Princess would love […]

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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Supplies

by This is Carrie on July 13, 2012

It takes more than a fun team, a fancy van and great outfits to run a successful Ragnar relay race. That’s why we asked a few of our favorite companies to join us on our 200 mile ultra adventure. Honey Stinger waffles are my favorite for pre-race fueling (gu and gels make me gag). Delicious […]

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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Fashion

by This is Carrie on July 11, 2012

The one thing that hasn’t changed in the three relays I’ve run is the Sparkle Athletic running skirts.  While they may seem like just another crazy relay costume, there are many practical reasons why they make THE BEST relay running outfits: They are lightweight and comfortable. So comfortable, you might actually forget you’re wearing it […]

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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The Sweet Ride

by This is Carrie on July 9, 2012

When you’re going to be spending 2 days with 8 people in one van (six of them being hot, sweaty messes), you need to make sure it’s awesome on the outside because it’s going to get pretty gross on the inside.  And when you’re an ultra team of girls running in sparkly skirts, your van […]

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