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Making Stuff: 3D Paper Snowflakes

by This is Carrie on December 19, 2011

It was my nine year old daughter who taught me how to make 3D Paper Snowflakes this year. We are having fun experimenting with all sorts of paper. Next up? Foam “paper” for an outdoor, weatherproof version to hang on the house! Want to learn how to make them and don’t have a crafty nine […]



Making Stuff: Ruffle Christmas Tree Shirts {scrap buster}

by This is Carrie on December 13, 2011

Our elementary school had a “spirit day” where they were allowed to wear “holiday t-shirts” instead of their uniform.  The problem was that the girls didn’t tell me about it until the night before.  Maybe it was the “Mom, you always make the best stuff,” or “Mom, we have two old shirts you can use,” […]



Making Stuff: Christmas Stockings

by This is Carrie on December 9, 2010

I finally finished Brother’s stocking, just in time for his THIRD Christmas. I can hardly believe it.  It’s been a work in progress since he was born. (don’t worry, I actually embroidered their real names  on the stockings) The stockings didn’t require much creativity since they are pre-printed felt kits by Bucilla.  But, when I […]



O Christmas Tree

by This is Carrie on December 7, 2010

Todd and the kids picked out the Christmas Tree this year while I stayed home with the new baby.  I used to love heading to the Christmas Tree farm with my family to cut down our own tree.  But these days, the prices of pre-cut Home Depot trees has won out over my nostalgia for […]



Christmas Recap: Snowy UT

by This is Carrie on January 8, 2010

After a nice, sunny Christmas Day, we packed up the car and headed to snowy UT to hang out with family. The girls, who had no problem transitioning from flip flops to snow boots, went out to play in the snow after breakfast every morning.



Christmas Recap: Stilts

by This is Carrie on January 8, 2010

Inspired by the kids at the Waldorf Harvest Faire, Princess asked Santa for stilts this year.  She quickly learned it’s not an easy skill to master, but her determination slowly started paying off as she practiced all Christmas Day.



Christmas Recap: Christmas Eve

by This is Carrie on January 7, 2010

The quiet and calm day ended with a walk/run down the most lit up block in the neighborhood to make sure the kids were nice and worn out for the night.



Making Stuff: Christmas Jammies

by This is Carrie on January 6, 2010

In my true fashion of not choosing an overtly Christmas fabric for the Christmas jammies, I chose sock monkey flannel this year. A thrifted Little Vogue pajama pattern and lace trim picked up at an estate sale ages ago gave them a “traditional” touch.


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