From the monthly archives:

August 2012

One of the first stops on my trip to NYC was the Lion Brand Yarn Studio , a place that wasn’t around back when we lived in the city.  I’ve always liked Lion Brand yarn, but now I’m in love with the yarn and the company and have the badge to prove it. The Lion […]

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Sweet Sixteen

by This is Carrie on August 23, 2012

I always thought my mom was cheesy if not lying when she said she loved my dad more 30, 40, & even 50 years later than the day she married him.  But after 16 years of marriage, I can say the very same thing. I hardly recognize that 18 year old girl and that 22 […]

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So Cal Ragnar Relay 2012: The End

by This is Carrie on August 22, 2012

Just when we thought we were completely spent of energy, we got a text from our final runner, Elise, out on the course on her final leg.  All it said was “I’m coming in hot!”  Or in other words, “I’m running super fast so you better be ready and waiting for me when I come […]

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Pumpkin is 7 years old {birthday questions}

by This is Carrie on August 21, 2012

photo credit: Carson Photography 1. What is your favorite color?   hot pink 2. What is your favorite toy?   pandas 3. What is your favorite fruit?   strawberries 4. What is your favorite tv show?   So You Think You Can Dance 5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?   mac-and-cheese 6. What is […]

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Princess Turns 10 {birthday questions}

by This is Carrie on August 20, 2012

photo credit: Carson Photography 1. What is your favorite color?   Purple and teal 2. What is your favorite toy? my four foot tall stuffed giraffe 3. What is your favorite fruit? crunchy pears 4. What is your favorite tv show?   phineas and ferb 5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? bagel with […]

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Making Stuff: Ragnar Relay Team Shirts {DIY Customization}

by This is Carrie on August 19, 2012

For the So Cal Ragnar Relay Race, we had our “team shirts” professionally screened by the awesome Lucky Devil ScreenPrint with “Team Sparkle” on the front and our fab sponsors on the back. But, I needed to figure out how to customize our relay team shirts with our first names across the back. At the […]

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One of the things I’ve always disliked about running a relay with two vans and a full team of 12 is that you really don’t ever get to see your other van.  It never really feels like one cohesive team.  Running the Southern California Ragnar Relay race with Team Sparkle as an ultra team meant […]

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I was pretty excited to be runner 5 and 11 on our ultra relay Team for So Cal Ragnar. Mostly because my first leg would run through familiar territory and leg 17 included a killer downhill. Leg 5 through the City of Orange: While the first leg of mine was short, it was unbearably hot […]

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I’ve made two of these Barbra Streisand Concert Tee Baby gowns in the past month since I happen to have not one, but two friends who are obsessed with Barbra. Each one of these friends is either pregnant or just had a baby. Look at this little cutie; a Barbra fan in the making. Find […]

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