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Carla
Sonoma County, CA
Crafty cookin' DIY mama!
Interests: gardening, cooking, sewing, decorating, crafting
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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 4 days ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 http://smallfriendly.com
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 http://smallfriendly.com
Dawn, Kudos to you and your little one! It so wonderful to be diaper free! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking http://smallfriendly.com
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 http://smallfriendly.com
Cynthia, That is so wonderful! I love hearing success stories like these, great job mama! And you should be so very proud of your little man! - Carla small + friendly // adventures in modern homemaking http://smallfriendly.com
Thank you so much Helen! And I think when you have twins you get double the time!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on DIY Baby Announcement at small + friendly
I love seeing photos of your beautiful family! Thanks so much for the tips!
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Alright so he might be four months old, but better late than never right? I was determined to get out an announcement for Ronan since I'm trying hard to avoid the whole second-baby-doesn't-get-the-same-hoopla effect! After seeing these two super cute DIY baby announcements (1,2) on Pinterest I knew just what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at small + friendly
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Another amazing year of Shorts on the Line has come to a close, and once again I am wowed by all of the fabulous things that everyone has made! Make sure you check out all of the 250+ pairs of shorts linked up on Kollabora... it is just a shorts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at small + friendly
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I couldn't possibly let shorts on the line pass without adding my own post! Even if it is at the very last minute! I sewed up these super cute and very simple little knit shorts for our family's newest member. I've decided to call them Micro Shorts and I'm more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at small + friendly
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Well I think we have successfully flooded the interweb with amazing handmade shorts! Our fabulous guest bloggers from week two really out did themselves! Just look at all these spectacular shorts!! Be sure to click on everyone's links to get the full details and tell them how cute their shorts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at small + friendly
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So this year we are doing the shorts on the line a little differently by using the wonderful maker site, Kollabora. I know you all want to win those fabulous prizes so I thought I'd be sure it was super clear how to enter. Below you will find a few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at small + friendly
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For the Shorts on the Line 2014 judging, we have put together a team of super-star bloggers, designers, and industry professionals! So many great pair of shorts have been entered so far, and I don't envy these judges having to pick their favorites!! Megan Frock of Downtown Housewife · Kristin... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at small + friendly
Good for you!!! I'm so glad you can take a little break and housecleaning help is ALWAYS worth it! I might just have to follow your lead on that one ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2014 on on monday. at lady cordelia
I love these outfits and the pictures so much! You did an amazing job! Thanks so much for sewing with us!
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What an awesome first week of shorts sewing! The talent of our guest bloggers always blows me away! Pattern reviews, remixes, tutorials, round-ups - last week covered it all and then some! Be sure to click the links below and get all the details from each look. I promise you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at small + friendly