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Carla
Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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I have so much I want to say post election, I have started and stopped countless posts. I intend to share my thoughts, but I'm just not ready. In the meantime I wanted to encourage my readers to practice self-care. You need it, you deserve it. One thing that I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at small + friendly
Hi Lynda, Im so glad you like it! I did not use double yarn, I simply switched colors! Happy Knitting, Carla
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Well the day has passed, but the candy hasn't all been eaten, so I think it's still safe to post a few Halloween pictures before we all move on to turkey prep and Christmas crafts. This year Jude knew what he wanted to be in July and never wavered. We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at small + friendly
That is a great idea! I would use spray adhesive to attach them to the mat. I think if they are thoroughly dry they should do beautifully under glass but I havent tried it myself. Good luck and happy preserving! -Carla
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2016 on How to Preserve Fall Leaves at small + friendly
Hi Margaret, He is 2 1/2 so no adjustment for a 2 or 3 year old! The hat is super stretchy but for a 6 year old I would add 2-4 stitches and knit it a bit (1-2) longer before decreasing. Happy Knitting! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
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Want to make an adorable hat in less than two hours? I've got the perfect super simple pattern for you! With the help of super bulky yarn this hat comes together lickety-split! If you are new to knitting I've included links to helpful YouTube videos, if you can knit and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at small + friendly
This hat is very stretchy and should fit a four year old. If he is very small you can reduce the number of stitches you cast on (perhaps by 4 or 8) I hope that helps. - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
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I've always said that I am a much better homemaker than I am a housekeeper, but with the kids back in school I've been diving into cleaning in a way I never have before. When it comes to cleaning house, fall is the new spring! Think about it, with the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at small + friendly
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I've decided to name these cookies "Have It Alls" because I'm super tired of being told that I can't have it all. I may not be able to have a career, kids, and a clean house all at the same time, but I can have a peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at small + friendly
Hi Elizabeth! I havent tried that but now Im going to put a mill on my wish list!! Thanks so much for the tip, I hope you like the pancakes!! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2016 on Best Pancakes Ever at small + friendly
Leather and vinyl would also work! - Carla small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2016 on No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll at small + friendly
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Have you ever manifested anything? You know, you wish and hope for something long enough and hard enough that it appears in your life? Well I'm no manifesting master, but I'm pretty sure I called the bObi Classic into my life. I have wanted a vacuum robot for years, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at small + friendly
Yes! If you click the link to download it should work! small + friendly: maker and mama www.smallfriendly.com
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I've got little bit of the school's back in blues. I swear, I'm worse at transitions than my kiddos are. Anyway, two weeks into our new normal and I'm starting to get my sea legs. I just wanted to pop in and say hi!!! I turned 34 last Friday and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at small + friendly
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Today I've partnered with got milk? to bring you the funnest dinner ever. We've all had cereal for dinner, but what if it was savory and nutritious? With the help of my kiddos I've updated my great grandmother's potato casserole to be just that! When I was brainstorming savory cereal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at small + friendly
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I thought it was about time that we formally introduced our newest pet, Eva Spring the lop-eared bunny. Around Easter time I noticed a lot of great reminders that bunnies are serious pets and should not be brought into your life on a whim. And those warnings are right, having... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at small + friendly
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This post is sponsored by Stride Rite and Zappos, thank you so much for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. I can't believe my baby is starting preschool already! Wasn't he just born? But nope, this gregarious, talkative, curious little soul is ready to take the leap from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at small + friendly
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I have admired the cool effect of Kool Aid dyed yarn for ages, but what I was really after was a way to get that effect on cotton yarn. And as luck would have it inspiration came in a the form of a very good friends ice painted t-shirt post.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at small + friendly
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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® & Creative Options, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Storagewithstyle http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV My kiddos love tiny toys. Specifically, Playmobils are a perennial favorite around here. And honestly, I love them too, that is until... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at small + friendly
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My friends Andrea, Melissa, and bunch of other awesome bloggers got together and created a rad bundle of printables designed to keep kids active and creative all summer long. Jude and I got a chance to check out The Ultimate Boredom Buster Kit and we loved it! There's cooking, science,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at small + friendly
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Anyone else love to play with clay? Jude and I can't get enough of the stuff! We recently made a bunch of polymer clay beads and marbles. The process is simple and rewarding. This is the kind of project that a school aged child can do all on their own,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at small + friendly
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Most people, when they meet my dad, are a little confused. He looks too young, and honestly, he is. At just 14 years my senior I often feel as though people are owed an explanation. My dad hates for me to have to explain, but I love telling the story... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at small + friendly
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We all know it's important to find time to connect with our partners and yet, as busy parents it can be hard to find the time. Date night is an ideal way to spend quality romantic time, but if you're anything like my husband and I, it can be difficult... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at small + friendly
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Looking for a delicious green smoothie and that is high on protein and low in sugar? What if I told you that I've got just the recipe and it tastes so good that my kids fight me for it? It's true!! I make this smoothie, most often as breakfast for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at small + friendly
Its only been up for about a week so its hard to say who has actually moved in. According to our research lady bugs, assassin beetles, and solitary bees should all love it but might not settle in until they are ready to nest in the cooler months. We have native bees in our garden but none have moved in yet, Ill keep you posted! - Carla
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2016 on DIY Bug Hotel at small + friendly