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linking up my weekly phone pics again with jeannett!

although it was a month early, we celebrated my nephew’s 1st birthday while he and my sister were here, visiting from australia.

apparently, i’m a one trick pony.

first ever sugar experience.  the boy loved his cake!  it was one of the best cake eating experiences i have ever seen!

my brother and his family also came to visit our sister and nephew.  we get pretty goofy when we’re together – this was the most non-dorky shot together.

my mom also swung by for a day and we did our normal ritual with my sister:  pedicures!

when my sister is in town, we shop.  and shop and shop and shop.  she likes to live in expensive countries, so we shop like crazy women when she’s here.  she sure is an expensive houseguest (although i guess i could NOT buy anything when she’s shopping, but that wouldn’t be very fun).  for the record, the yellow bathing suit was a huge NO.

and when you are shopping and shopping and shopping, sometimes you get a little pooped.

i am all for my kids helping me out with the biz.  they did a great job attaching posies to their cards.  yes, i support child labor ;)

oh jack is such a happy baby!

and i got to teach him how to kiss!  i love the big baby open mouth kisses!

yes, we look nothing alike.

seriously the happiest baby ever.

in bubblegum alley

and i just got some happy mail!  my super talented brother-in-law just released his new album – so fun!  we listened to it all through dinner and the girls fell asleep to it in their room.  going to be a fast favorite for sure!

i hope you have a great weekend.  i’ll be honest, mine’s going to suck (sorry for the naughty word).  my sister leaves on saturday and tears will be a’fallin’.  sadness will ensue.   pleads for moving home will happen.  squeezing babies a little too long are a definite.  distance is mean.

what i wore wednesday

wow, wednesday has really snuck up on me this week!  a little sadness, too, because it means just a few days until my sister and my nephew leave – boo.

thanks for joining me here for another week of wiww!  link up with me if you want to stay accountable to getting out of your sweats and putting a little effort into yourself!

top, skirt, belt and flats – target

cardigan – banana republic

necklace – lisa leonard designs

top and long sleeve underneath and jeans – target

boots – steve madden

necklace – allora handmade

cardi & jeans – forever 21

top – hand-me-down from gap

shoes – target

necklace – lisa leonard designs

top – local boutique

sweater – gift (all saints)

jeans – target

boots – steve madden

necklace – crystal b.

(camera battery dead – had to use the phone – bad!)

cardigan, belt & trouser jeans – target

top – mervyns

shoes (black wedges) – payless

fluff – allora handmade

top – banana republic

sweater – all saints

leggings – walmart

boots – steve madden

necklace – forever 21

(this is what happens when a 4 year old takes your picture!)

sweater – old navy

tank – local shop

jeans & flats – target

necklaces – lisa leonard designs

wanna link up with me?  yay!  just follow the rules:

1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2011/09/what-i-wore-wednesday-fall-inspiration/ not http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/.
2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!
3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).
4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon before – so fun!
i’m also linking up with nina of momma go round for “real momma, real style” – join me there, mkay?