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Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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Hi Jamie, Thanks so much! I stuck strips of duck tape on parchment and cut out the shapes, then peeled it off like a sticker! I hope that helps! Happy Crafting! - Carla
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Real Simple® and Sunset® Magazines but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BacktoMeTime Mothers tend to put their own needs last. They work tirelessly for their family and end up exhausted and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at small + friendly
For those who know me personally, I am generally not at a loss for words. And yet lately I feel as though I've lost my voice a bit. The past few months have been full of big change, most of it exciting, much of it challenging. I want to write... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at small + friendly
Hi Melody, Table salt is fine, maybe just use a bit less. And good luck! Happy baking, Carla
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Super Simple Homemade Bread at small + friendly
When I was little I dreamed of someday having a pergola covered in grapevines. I'm not quite sure why I thought it was so fancy or wonderful, but when we bought our home it already had a pergola, so I just had to plant grapes. This is the third year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at small + friendly
Perfection! Jane those shorts are so darn cool! And the backpack?!?!? Amazing!
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2015 on Sewing for Kindergarten... at Buzzmills
Hi Karen! A Dutch oven is a large cast iron pot with a lid. You can also use any large backing dish such as Pyrex with a lid. I hope that helps! Happy Baking! - Carla
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2015 on Super Simple Homemade Bread at small + friendly
He loves to sew, which really makes me happy! Im so happy to hear that theres still hope for my schedule! Thanks again for having me, such a fun series!
Thank you so much Diana! And just think how cute it could be in different fabric!
Today I am participating in Sewing for Kindergarten hosted by Sewing Like Mad. A big thank you to Mie for including me! I had grand plans of sewing a few pairs of Morocco Pants and several Rowan Tees. However, as the first kid/grandkid/nephew to go to kindergarten, Jude was showered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at small + friendly
Denise, I couldnt find any I liked so I made them out of polymer clay, it was really easy and fun! - Carla
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2015 on Bitty Baby Booties at small + friendly
Like most moms I am super sentimental, especially when it comes to little baby things. I want to keep every tiny outfit and adorable shoe, but I don't want these things to be packed away taking up valuable storage space and never really being enjoyed. I've been pretty good about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at small + friendly
If you are looking for the perfect place to spend a few days (and nights) reconnecting with your love, look no further than Mendocino, CA. Jason and I recently took a long overdue trip to the Mendocino Coast and it was nothing short of magic. We spent the better part... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at small + friendly
It dawned on me that it's been awhile since I've shared about brotherly love here on the blog. I am very pleased to report that the delay has nothing to do with the lack of said love. In fact, it's gotten to the point where I'm a little self-conscience and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at small + friendly
Ronan is obsessed with doors and latches. At the pool we joined this summer there is a kid sized door that separates the baby pool from the rest of the grounds. He loves to open and close that door even more than he likes to swim. Watching him play gave... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at small + friendly
Oh yay! Off to read that post. I miss blogging, especially the "old" way something fierce. So good to see you here.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on grassroots at lady cordelia
Last month we took the boys to the California Academy of Sciences and it was so rad! It got me thinking, maybe my lovely readers would like to know about the cool things there are to do and see in Northern California. And so a new series is born. Whenever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at small + friendly
Thoughts on the men I hope my sons become have been weighing heavy on my mind as of late. I recently wrote an article for that was more challenging than I expected it to be. Jason and I stayed up late trying to narrow down a list of life... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at small + friendly
Inder, You are so right! And will try cukes in partial shade next year for sure, no wonder I thought they needed lots of water! I guess you and I could add blackberry weeds to our list of unthirsty crops too. I couldnt agree more with the herb suggestions, I all but take mine for granted. Buy herbs? Its highway robbery! Fingers and toes crossed we actually see el niño!
The drought here in California is serious and scary. We have been asked to reduce our water usage as much as possible and for the most part the sacrifices have been easy. I have no problem taking quick showers and letting the lawn get brown, but I didn't want to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at small + friendly
I finally made Ronan his baby blanket. I was going to make him one like his brother's but I was struggling to find the perfect fabric. In the time I spent searching, Ronan made it clear that he didn't want a satin edged baby blanket, he wanted a knit one.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at small + friendly
Hi Emily! These came from Girl Charlee. This is also a great project to use fabric from clothes you dont wear anymore, or even stuff off the clearance rack at place like Old Navy! Happy Sewing and thanks for reading! - Carla
My old friends have started having babies! It's so fun and exciting to welcome them to motherhood. As someone whose been there twice over, I love being able to help. Whether it's giving words of encouragement, gear recommendations, or popping by with a home cooked meal; there are so many... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at small + friendly
My mom's dogs love chewing on water bottles. And after letting me dress them up in ridiculous outfits, the least I could do was make them a few toys. This cute and simple sewing project makes the prefect upcycled dog toy. It’s safer, and much cuter, than just letting your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at small + friendly
I am a procrastinator. I don't get things done ahead of time and I work best under pressure. I used to consider this a major character flaw, but as I age I've decided it just part of who I am. And for the most part it has no ill effect,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at small + friendly