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Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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Fall is my very favorite season. I love the crisp air, the bright blue sky, the gorgeous colors, and all things pumpkin flavored! I've noticed the internet seems to have already moved on the winter but with Turkey Day over a week away I'm still happily jumping in piles of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at small + friendly
You guys (or I guess I should say gals), Laura of Titchy Threads has done it again! I am in love with her Fancy Pants pattern and now I have the perfect t-shirt pattern! Seriously, this pattern has so many wonderful options,144 to be exact! And it fits 6mos-12 years;... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at small + friendly
Okay so you read that title and thought "Wow! Carla sure has gotten cocky!" And while I am pretty proud of myself, you've got the wrong idea! One of Jude's favorite movies is Epic (affiliate link, I highly recommend this one). So for Halloween he wanted to be Nod, a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at small + friendly
Okay remember when I promised a free pattern for the micro shorts? Well I finally got around to it, but since it's no longer shorts weather in the northern hemisphere, I decided to make a pattern that can be shorts or leggings! (In case you're wondering, this is were all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at small + friendly
Every once in a while the stars align and my camera captures all the sweetness that is this precious baby boy. Each time I look at this shot my heart aches with joy. I am so very lucky to be this angel's mama. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Do you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at small + friendly
Thanks so much for sharing! small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on Kid Craft: Mummy Me at small + friendly
I love this! Do you mind sharing the source for that rad rug?
I can't believe I forgot to tell you gals (and guys), but I am a contributor over on Kids Activities Blog! I've been writing twelve (yes 12!) posts a month. I thought I would share some of my favorites with you here once a month. And since it's almost Halloween... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at small + friendly
I had the pleasure of working with the DIY Network to create tutorials for four awesome handmade Halloween costumes for dogs. My parent's fabulous pugs acted as my muses and models. I love how they turned out, but I've got to say getting these final shots was a serious workout!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at small + friendly
Recently we had a chance to review some products from The Honest Company. I asked Jude for his honest opinion, want to know what he (and I) thought? First up, Jude loves to help me clean (I know, I hope he doesn't wise up soon!) so we tried out the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at small + friendly
I adore the messy edges! This turned out so cool!
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2014 on Twofer: Blue + Fern... at Buzzmills
I know it's extremely cliche, but holy smokes do they grow up too fast! And with baby number two the rate of growth seems to be exponential. With Jude I remember feeling that crazy mix where the day would pour out before me slower than molasses and the weeks would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at small + friendly
Oh thank you so much for these words. As I can tell from the tears they have prompted I really needed them. I just nursed my baby boy to sleep and tucked in my four year old. My heart aches at how quickly they grow, but you have reminded me there is so much to look forward to! Thank you.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2014 on the big bad scary teen years at SouleMama
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Oh my goodness this is cute!!! How do you like that pants pattern?
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on An Inspired Lemony Baby Outfit... at Buzzmills
The kids are back in school which means it's time to pack lunch! I've partnered with Got Milk? to bring you this fun, simple DIY reusable sandwich wrap. And when I say simple, I mean it; the most basic version of this wrap only requires a few stitches, you don't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at small + friendly
It wasn't my crowning moment as a parent. I was desperately trying to get out of the house with two little ones, a feat I had only accomplished a few times on my own. After all, these things take practice, and patience, and sleep; both of which were in very... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at small + friendly
I've been meaning to share this awesome and super simple homemade ricotta cheese recipe with you for ages! So when I got the chance to partner with Got Milk? I knew exactly what I wanted to post. Did you know that you could make your own cheese with just three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at small + friendly
Danielle, It is quite different, more like a supplement than actual yeast for making bread. If you leave it out you will still get lots of good benefits from the flax, oats, and almonds! Thanks for reading, Carla
A common conversation in our house: "Jude can you back off your brother a little bit?" "No mom, I can't! I just love him so much. He's my favorite person in the whole world!" It's hard to argue with that! I love these two so much it makes my heart... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at small + friendly
Sandy, Sock sorting is brilliant and helpful! Thanks for sharing! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Thank so much Cindy! I know, why do babies have to grow so quick?!?
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on Micro Shorts - DIY Baby Shorts at small + friendly
Sarah, Oh yes! The spray bottle and paintbrush is a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Dawn, Kudos to you and your little one! It so wonderful to be diaper free! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking
Thanks so much Jane!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on DIY Baby Announcement at small + friendly
Abby, Playing the piano is a wonderful toddler pastime! Thanks so much for sharing! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking