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Dresses for Uganda

by This is Carrie on February 18, 2010

I had such a great time last week teaching a group of wonderful teenage girls how to make t-shirt dresses.  It was great to see some of the girls who weren’t that excited about a “night of sewing” quickly become passionate about their little dress. The seven dresses they made will be taken to an […]

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Christmas Recap: A Beautiful Experience

by This is Carrie on January 12, 2010

A trip to the Salt Lake City temple to witness the sealing of a sweet, newly adopted, 5 year old, special needs son to my niece’s family was truly one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced. Photo available at light to the world etsy shop

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Worthless Junk turned into Microlending Funds

by This is Carrie on September 24, 2009

A little over a year ago, I organized a Garage Sale with the women at church. We invested the $300 in proceeds with women business owners through Kiva.org. A year later, here is a breakdown of the amazing journey of our money: Loans made: 25 Total amount lent: $625 Total amount repaid: $401 Total amount […]

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Making Stuff: Quilts for a Cause

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2009

My church’s Humanitarian Services has an immediate need for full size quilts, so with the help of a “quilter friend” we set up a couple, all ready to tie in between Super Saturday crafts.Even though I had big plans for my thrifted floral sheets, this was a far better plan.

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Making Stuff: Super Saturday

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2009

What makes it super? Five straight hours of creating and crafting with a diverse and wonderful group of women (with a little, soup lunch break which really makes it a “Souper Saturday”). Theme: Inexpensive gifts for family & friends pvc marshmallow guns for the young and young at heart mini pies in a jar for […]

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Service Auction Quiz

by This is Carrie on April 1, 2009

One of my favorite church activities is a “Service Auction”. Sometimes it’s a fund raiser and sometimes it’s just for fun. When it’s just for fun, a quiz is usually taken to accrue points to bid with. If you ever find yourself organizing such an auction for a group of women, feel …

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Are you a Hotel Toiletries Collector?

by This is Carrie on March 19, 2009

Shelters all over the country have a need for sample size toiletries for their clients. Contact local shelters to find a need in your area and then collect with a higher purpose!

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A Giving Garage Sale

by This is Carrie on September 7, 2008

Thanks to the donations of goods from the church ladies and the serious garage sale love in our neighborhood, we made a good chunk of money for Kiva.org. Hopefully the money will be able to be reinvested for years to come.

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