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Carrie
Gig Harbor WA
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Our latest endeavor is raising chicks! We've talked about it for several years and always had some excuse not to move forward with this. Well this year we actually are doing it. The girls are loving it! week one We started with 6 hens (hopefully)! 2 Dominiques, 2 Rhode Island... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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A gift each day for my daughter's teacher... flower pot Monday: flower pot, gardening gloves and flower seeds you deserve a hand Tuesday: Michaels gift card, hand sanitizer, nail polish, nail polish remover thanks a latte Wednesday: Starbucks gift card movie night Thursday: Fandango movie card, skittles and milk duds... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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So, you may have noticed I have not been writing much lately. Or I should say, at all! Just been super busy and need to organize myself and get back on track. With that said, we've been up to alot around here lately. Alex turned twelve last week and had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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My middle daughter recently turned 8! 8! I cannot believe it! I do believe, however, that this is the first time her birthday did not fall on Thanksgiving weekend. :) She asked to have a big pool party at the local high school (indoor) and everyone had tons of fun!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Eva with Tiger and Minnie Mouse backpack A little late in the posting of this but Eva is officially a preschooler now. She started her first day in September. She LOVES it which I'm very happy about! In class with her Teacher Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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As many of you know, my middle daughter has a minor gluten allergy that seems to be getting worse. With this in mind, I'm starting to try out new recipes that eliminate flour from her diet all together. These were a big hit in my house this Sunday morning! Oatmeal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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My oldest daughter get's on a "party" kick every once in awhile and wants to decorate and make whatever suits her fancy at the time. Today was one of those days. It started with her giving everyone in the family a handwritten invitation to dinner in the dining room. She... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Every year in May its Teacher Appreciation week and I love coming up with new ideas as well as still using some old one's. After all, my girls have different teachers each year, so far. chalkboard paint flower pot coffee card Amazon Gift Card Bookmark Apple Caramel Cupcakes-in-a-Jar Movie Night... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Recently, my middle daughter auditioned for a role in her elementary school play of Blackbeard the Pirate thru Missoula Children's Theater. She has been on stage before with ballet but never in a speaking role. I was excited and nervous FOR her cause I really did not know what to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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birthday girl For my youngest daughter's third birthday we decided to go with a Minnie Mouse theme since she's been loving Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney Junior. I wanted to make her her own outfit but being that I am not the seamstress in the family, I went the easy... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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I'm sad to say I FORGOT to take pictures of my Spring Yuzen Box when it came in February. Just been so busy. That, coupled with my oldest daughter LOVING everytime it comes, was surely what made me forget. She wants to start ordering her own box! :) Pic Credit:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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My apologies for all the late posts...my computer crashed and honestly, I had not posted anything for two months. Soooo....I have lots of things that went unsaid! Oh no! Pic Credit: http://www.yuzenbox.com/brands/ Here is my December Yuzen Box. Still love love love their products! They are switching formats to seasonal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Evangeline My youngest daughter turns three today! Happy Birthday to my Little Miss E! She has developed quite the personality over the last year and can definitely hold her own now. With two older sisters, she is much more assertive and boisterous than before. She is still sweet and loving... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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As promised...here's the recipe (and link) to the Peanut Butter Brownie Sandwich Cookies I made over the weekend. I found them on a new blog I've been reading called An Oregon Cottage. Ingredients: Peanut Butter Brownie Sandwich Cookies Brownie cookies: 2 c. dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (a 12-oz bag)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Ugh! I cannot believe my middle daughter turned 7 today! I still remember my labor with her on Thanksgiving so vividly! She had an awesome few days celebrating her special day with various activities and family & friends. We opted out of the big "party" this year since her birthday,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Hello hello, it's that lovely time for my latest Yuzen box. This was my November goodies. And may I just say, the balt salts smell AMAZING! Smelled them bringing my box in from the mailbox. And I LOVED this item: Enjoy! September Yuzen Box October Yuzen Box Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Here is what I received in my October box. I felt it was more than last month's so YIPPEE to me! For a complete description of each items listed click here. I will say, my girls LOVED this yummy item... Nova Monda Cacao Indio It was like chocolate ganache in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Alex's latest sewing project at sewing school was a pair of shorts. She had to make pockets and everything. Brown corduroy with pink polka dots! Very cute! They're a little big for her but it's not shorts season in the PNW yet anyway! :) Enjoy! Stitch-A-Roo Sewing School Sewing School:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Alex 10, Eva 2-1/2, Cassie almost 7 My girls for their annual Halloween photo. We have Snow White from Mirror Mirror, Pooh Bear & Spiderman (girl). hold on no pictures starting to enjoy it really? time to change comfy now Getting Eva into her Pooh Bear costume was not the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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ghost The girls carved a trick-or-treating ghost last night, better late than never. I'll post pictures of their costumes tomorrow! Have a safe evening! Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Have you all heard of those subscription boxes that you can order and receive monthly in the mail? Everything from make-up to house cleaning products. Well I recently stumbled across one that I really liked so I went ahead and order one. This is from Yuzen. I have received two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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Here is Alex's next sewing project from her classes at Stitch-A-Roo. It's a flannel nightshirt! She loves her "jammie" shirt although...she did notice that she choose a directional pattern and layed it out incorrectly. Notice how her birds are upside down? Woops! She said it looks fine if she's wearing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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I found this super cute recipe for Skeleton Cookies in my Taste of Home magazine and made the dough and put it in the fridge like it said. But...when I went to roll them out, I couldn't find my little gingerbread man cookie cutter. So, I thought, it is Halloween,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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photo credit I received tomatillos over the last two weeks in my Full Circle Produce order. Not having EVER used them before, I snooped around and found various recipes. I took a little from each and came up with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa. Super yummy with chips or on chicken or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More
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front Over the summer I was checking out various camps and classes for the girls based on what they like to do. Since I don't have "sports" girls my activity choices were more arts & crafts based. I found one particular "school" for Alex that didn't start til Fall so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Carrie's Cooking Crafts & More