From the monthly archives:

December 2013

Tryptophan Trail Run

by This is Carrie on December 8, 2013

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Instead of Black Friday shopping, I opted for the Tryptophan Trail Run in Trabuco Canyon organized by Skyler of The Endurance Family.  From the moment I arrived, I could immediately tell I was way out of my league.  I might have been the only one in the gorup not talking about an upcoming ultra distance […]



Thanksgiving 10K 2013: Plymouth Rock ‘n Run

by This is Carrie on December 7, 2013


Turkey Trots are just as important to our Thanksgiving tradition as Turkey.  Instead of dressing up turkey-like, the kids opted for Santa costumes and Sparkle Athletic skirts, shouting “Merry Thanksgiving!” to everyone around them. The three youngest did the Kids K while Princess ran the 5K with her friend at the slowest pace since she […]


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mood designer fabrics crochet collar dress

Wool houndstooth suiting isn’t your typical Christmas dress fabric, but it’s going to be a cozy, houndstooth holiday for the girls this year. Check out the details of this vintage-inspired dress on the Mood Sewing Network blog. Find the instructions for this detachable crochet collar HERE.


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Making Stuff: Sweater Knit Dress {Mood Sewing Network}

by This is Carrie on December 5, 2013

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I’d never sewn with a sweater knit before but when I spotted this gorgeous, lightweight, italian wool sweater-knit at Mood Fabrics I decided it was time to give it a try. During a Vogue pattern sale, I picked up this Rebecca Taylor pattern (V1315) (despite it’s awkward photo). It was those amazing droopy pockets that […]


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