ME & THE BLOG
Hi there, my name is Carrie Anne Castillo. I’m passionate about creative domesticity and the practical applications of thrifting in everyday life. Little Big my daily journal for sharing thrifty finds, simple crafts, recipes and stories about food, and snapshots of our daily life.
I used to be a librarian, but these days you’ll find me chasing after my punk pixie of a 4-year-old while we go on adventures. I look forward evenings spent in nerdy pursuits with my husband. I’m a liberal feminist who loves being a housewife. I inherited a strong love of the absurd and ridiculous from my father. My husband describes my swearing as “nautical.” I am deeply irreverent.
I have four cats, one of which I bottle-fed from her first day of life, and another who is a lovable 30lb lumpus. One steals our neighbor’s Barbies and loves nothing more than a good murder. The last one is a total spaz.
Read more about Little Big here.
Photo by Scott.
THINGS I ENJOY
I keep a small, unruly kitchen garden and cook a family meal most nights. I live deep in suburbia but suffer from delusions of living in a woodland cottage. I toy with the idea of owning chickens and goats, but my cat would probably slaughter them. I love to organize, make lists, and cross things off said lists. But I especially love going through piles of stuff in thrift stores.
I’m a liberal feminist who loves being a housewife. I’m a fan of attachment parenting but I fiercely believe there many ways to be an excellent parent. I love creating thrifted terrariums and my favorite plants are succulents. I’m often cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. I used to make a bento for lunch every day. I had a baby! It was hard.
CLAIM TO FAME
I’ve been depicted in a web comic as a “plucky, indispensable librarian with floaty hair.”
I was once interviewed by NPR where I got to say “butt wiggle” on the radio.
I have a recipe featured on the Huffington Post.
Isobel and her eclectic thrifted wardrobe was featured on Modern Kiddo.
I have a recipe featured on apartment therapy’s the kitchn.
Isobel’s Halloween costume was featured on Modern Kiddo.
I have a photo featured on Mental Floss.
I have Crohn’s disease. I suffer from depression, an anxiety disorder and panic attacks. I suffer from debilitating migraines that last for days on end. I had PPD. This blog isn’t a pity party and regularly I kick life’s ass up and down the block. I will not to bore you with complaints about these conditions, but if you are going through something similar and have questions, feel free to email me.
I help support my family through portrait photography, selling photographs to Getty, and by offering photography and a selection of thrifted finds at the Little Big Shop on Etsy. I also just started an affiliate shop on Amazon to help pay the bills.
I also go by Little Big or exlibris elsewhere on the internet.