From the monthly archives:

October 2012

Creating Together & Playing Together

by This is Carrie on October 29, 2012

I believe two of the keys to a having a happy family are: Creating Together & Playing Together Finding something to create together and play together can be a challenge when families are made up of people of different ages with different interests.  Every once in a while, you can find something that will appeal […]

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How to Prepare for a RunDisney Race

by This is Carrie on October 28, 2012

photo credit: Angry Julie Monday Step 1: Hang out (or in our case work) at the expo wearing 3 Sparkle Athletic running costumes in 2 days to properly absorb the true spirit of a RunDisney race. Step 2: On the night before the race, finish up running costume #4 (the actual costume for the race) […]

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While the Crazy Candy Whacking Game is a great birthday party game, I have the most fond memories playing it with my family during Family Home Evening.  Kids obviously love it, but it’s an awesome game for teenagers and adults alike, always ending in tons of laughter.  It’s a fun game for a family of […]

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The Most Awesome “New” Glasses Ever

by This is Carrie on October 23, 2012

I picked up some pretty cool things on my solo trip to NYC back in August (I’ll have to post about that trip someday), but my best find every was a pair vintage eyeglass frames for Pumpkin.  Ever since she started wearing glasses, I’ve tried to treat them like an awesome accessory instead of a […]

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Scary Stylin’ Barbies Tutorial {DIY Halloween Home Decor}

by This is Carrie on October 16, 2012

We’ve been fans of Savers “Dolls of the Living Dead” Halloween decor project for years.  When I came across these two Barbie Hairstyling heads at my last trip to Savers Thrift store, I knew I could use a similar technique to turn them into creepy Halloween decor perfect for the porch garden box or fireplace mantle. […]

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My Thrifted #Halloween {DIY costumes & crafts}

by This is Carrie on October 5, 2012

Costuming a family of 6 for Halloween can cost a pretty penny. When I try to save money with homemade costumes, it costs me a ton of time.  These last few years I’ve found a happy combination of homemade, reused and thrifted costumes for the whole family, costing me not too much time or money.  […]

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Trouser Refashion Swap: The Big Reveal {Peplum Skirt}

by This is Carrie on October 2, 2012

Once I got a sneak peak of what Kelli from True Bias refashioned for me from a pair of trousers, I couldn’t wait to get my new peplum skirt in the mail. When I slipped on my new skirt, all I could think was, “I can’t believe she …

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