From the monthly archives:

November 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Brother

by This is Carrie on November 23, 2012

Once your Baby turns 2, do you have to stop calling him Baby? I hope not. P.S. Birthday Morning Donut Cakes have become a tradition in our family, completely replacing the traditional birthday cake.  When we don’t have a big party (every other year), we invite the neighborhood kids to come over in their jammies […]

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Promoting Kid’s Entrepreneurship with Face Paint

by This is Carrie on November 20, 2012

My kids are always looking for ways to earn money. It might have something to do with me always responding “save your money!” to their every candy and toy request. Starting young, I have payed them for odd jobs around the house, but the girls have quickly realized being your own boss beats being an […]

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Making Stuff: A Long-Legged Friend {crochet project}

by This is Carrie on November 19, 2012

Before now, I’ve ventured into the world of crochet amigurumi only twice in the 20 years I’ve known how to crochet (1, 2). Enter Long-Legged Friends. The long legged animals and Japanese sensibility make this book irresistible. Amigurumi #3 was inevitable. Pattern: Fluffy Poodle from Long-Legged Friends Book Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Silky Twist in […]

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Holiday Bake, Craft & Sew Along – Hand Drawn Ornaments

by This is Carrie on November 18, 2012

Today I’m sharing one of our family’s favorite holiday crafting and sewing traditions at the Holiday Sew Along hosted by Cindy at Skip to My Lou. Head on over to check it out! While you’re there, check out all the other awesome “Handmade Holiday” gift tutorials she’s featured these last few years. Click HERE for […]

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Making Stuff: My Very First Quilt

by This is Carrie on November 14, 2012

I pieced together my very first quilt at Sewing Summit 2012 with the help of all the amazing quilters (especially Danny from Mommy for Reals) during free sewing time. They shared their tips & tricks, giving me the confidence to cut my pile of vintage, new and scrap fabrics. I wanted it to look like […]

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Hurricane Sandy Relief {kids can help}

by This is Carrie on November 13, 2012

Since we lived in NYC for almost seven years, the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is close to our hearts.  While our friends who still live in the area fared well, many people did not.  After showing the kids photos and video of the areas that were most affected by the storm, […]

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Sewing Summit 2012 {a recap}

by This is Carrie on November 10, 2012

There’s a big, selfish part of me that doesn’t want to give Sewing Summit anymore publicity because I want/need/have to go next year and tickets are super hard to come by already. I guess I could tell you it wasn’t that great, but that would be a HUGE lie.  I spent 3 days thrifting, friending, […]

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Our Halloween 2012

by This is Carrie on November 2, 2012

The Baby used his first sentence, “More Candy” at Todd’s office party. The Hulk got into a tussle with “the scary guy from Scream” in the office “Spook Alley”. The Hulk threw the first punch. The Scream guy was just trying to defend himself. The Fab Five were together again thanks to all the girls […]

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Making Stuff: Olympic Family Costumes {Halloween 2012}

by This is Carrie on November 2, 2012

We went with an Olympic family costume theme for the church Trunk or Treat.  The girls were Olympic gymnasts, McKayala Maroney and Gabby Douglas. The boys were Olympic swimmers, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Todd and I were Olympic coaches in our spruced up warm up suits from the thrift store. It was easy to […]

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Making Stuff: The Hulk Muscle Shirt {Halloween 2012}

by This is Carrie on November 1, 2012

Big Brother was great to play along with our family Olympic theme for the church Halloween party, but for “real Halloween” he wanted to be the Incredible Hulk. I was about to buy a pre-made Hulk costume when I came across this tutorial for a DIY muscle shirt costume. I decided to give it a […]

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