ME & THE BLOG
Hi there, I’m Carrie Anne. I started little big to share my love thrifting, cooking, crafting and photography. I used to be a librarian. I spend my days chasing after my punk pixie of a 3-year-old and going on adventures. I look forward evenings spent in nerdy pursuits with my husband. 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.
Little Big is my daily journal about living a creative, thrifty life. I love to share practical applications of my thrifted discoveries, the simple crafts we make, recipes that we make often, and the small stories that make our life sweet. I focus on living happily on a budget and the possibilities of living simply and well with less. I love sharing thrifty tips and simple projects that make life better.
Read more about Little Big here.
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 murder them. I adore mushrooms. 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.
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 a anxiety disorders and panic attacks. I had PPD. This blog isn’t a pity party and I kick life’s ass up and down the block on a regular basis. I do 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 also go by Little Big or exlibris elsewhere on the internet.
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