life rearranged

 it’s friday.  IT’S FRIDAY!  freaking out here a bit as i only have a few more days before we leave for our missions trip and i am not ready!  packed, yes (pretty much).  work stuff ready, eh… not so much.  kid stuff ready (itinerary, homeschool…), not reeeeally.  so this weekend is going to fly by because i know i am going to be so busy!  i may not even get my coveted date day with silas today – so bummed!

but here are my pics of the week from my phone, and i’m linking up with jeannett.  there are a lot of fabric pics this week, be warned.

 this is my desk.  where i work.  and blog.  and design.  and pay bills.

none of that is happening here.  these piles have taken over.  now you’d think i’d just move those piles, or even maybe… put them away.  but they are actually works-in-progress that i am super excited about.  since my desk was taken over i migrated to the coffee table and the dining table all week.  i’m at the dining table now, in case you were wondering.

good news:  the piles have now been cut up into little piles of potential and my desk is looking a little more welcoming.

 lily is taking a tae-kwon-do class at school and was teaching silas x-blocks and other cute things.  someone will get hurt pretty soon from this stuff.  guaranteed.

 we had to move my shipping department out of our garage to sean’s office – boo.  but its so much more spacious now – yay.  i stopped by last week to drop off more products and i couldn’t help but stay awhile and organize the drawers all pretty-like.  p.s. it’s cold season – do you have a travel tissue case tucked in your purse to catch the sniffles? ;)

 we are a baby-wearing family.  i loved wearing my babies.  i vowed to carry silas in the moby until he was 16, but stopped at about 1.  darn kid wanted to get out and run!  i have gotten pretty good at turning a scarf into a carrier and a small blanket into a sling.  mad mommy skills.

 oh the anchors, the anchors!  and just about the prettiest aqua fabric you have ever seen!  so pretty, in fact, that i cut all of it up for products and promptly ordered more because i loved it so much!

 somedays it just feels good to be the cool mom.  most days i’m the “do your work” mom.  this day i let silas use his tractors to “snowplow” through the shaving cream.  super easy cleanup and he smelled so manly all day – bonus!

 i spy a parking garage on my coffee table.

 i am so nearly out of posies in my shop (oops!) so i had a late night working on some for bloom bags.  on that note, i am hoping to list a huge pile of bags some time today – yay!

 i had so much fun working on our valentine’s day decorates this week with the kids!

 i am slowly weaning myself off of the south beach diet, moving slowly into the last phase.  i actually didn’t mind the first 2 phases much.  i made whole wheat pancakes and added bananas, peanut butter and sugar free syrup.  so yum!  and this morning i had bran muffins with apples baked inside – yummy!

 like i said, fabric has been an issue for me this week!  here i am ordering again from hawthorne threads and just today i already had it in my hot little hands!  love their speedy fast shipping.

 and again, buying more fabric.  the second fabric from the top, the one you can hardly see at all, is going to be made into this.

 lots and lots and lots of late nights this week.  but i try mixing it up and moving from the dining table to the coffee table in front of the fireplace.  much cozier!

 the boy climbs in our bed every morning at about 6 or so and falls back asleep.  he’s my favorite thing to wake up to, so sleepy and snuggly.

 i was spread across the table again working on pairing up fabrics for new posy pin sets, and checking out the links to this week’s wiww.  holy cow thats a lot of linkers!  and no, i no longer hand cut all my flowers.  i have a custom die made for a gigantic die cutting machine.  i used to do them all by hand, but tendinitis started to set in a freaked me out for a bit when i was in so much pain i couldn’t even type, so i had to make some adjustments.  some very expensive adjustments at that!

ok, thats it!  have a great weekend friends!

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  1. 1

    LOVE your pictures!!!! So sweet! That Silas sleeping is just precious!!!!!!

    Happy Friday!


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    I’m glad someone else puts peanut butter on their pancakes (and french toast and waffles)! My husband goes on and on about how strange it is every time :)

    Good luck this weekend getting everything together and have a wonderful trip to India!

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    Will you be blogging during while in India?

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    Okay I am in love with do it yourself maxi! I hope you will be posting pictures! I would love love love to have one of those or actually a couple of those made for me this summer/spring! I have so many tanks that after the baby I think are a little to snug in the tummy area this would be perfect! Now if I could find someone to make them all for me!

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    I LOVE your Valentine mantle, so much that I think I’m just gonna have to copy some of it :) except I don’t have a mantle..hee hee. But I will find a spot!
    The shaving cream is such an awesome idea, I need to remember that one. The pic of all them wearing the babies, is TOO CUTE :)
    I linked up for Insta Friday for the first time, so fun!
    Have a great weekend!

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    from pancakes to posies it looks like a good week
    just visiting from life rerranged
    have a super week
    xo Jen

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    LOVe peanut butter on pancakes. Glad I am not the only one.

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    Have a safe and blessed trip to India! I know that I’m going to blink my eyes and it’ll be time for us to leave for Central America. So much to plan between now and then.

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    fun, fun stuff!! Love your valentine jars! :)

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    Just wanted to let you know that because of you and your blog I just ordered a ton of fabric from Hawthorne Threads- they should be giving you commission or something ;)
    We just don’t have fabric websites with that amount of variety here in Australia- so it was worth every cent of the $16.95 shipping!

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    Love it! I so need to sew! I am just starting, but I love it and I love HThreads! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    I love your Valentine decorations! :)

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    hey there!
    i feel like we are friends :) b/c i’ve followed your blog for some time now. so imagine my surprise when i happen to click the link to see what you are going to whip up with your new fabric and it takes me to my own maxi dress project!! love it! can’t wait to see your finished product!
    the real reason for my comment is to see if you have any great suggestions on gospel based, biblical homeschool curriculum. my kids go to public school (we live in an awesome school district) but i am wanting to supplement with some good, fun bible curriculum this summer, so thought i would see if you use anything great. i am really looking for something that has great ideas for activities, crafts, illustrations that all go together with a truth/story/passage, etc. what do you use??

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