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life rearranged

linking up my weekly phone pics again with jeannett this week!

after 4 1/2 years, i still feel like i’m figuring out how to be the mom of a boy.  playing, building, figuring things out – thats what he wants.

then the girls jumped in and we got really creative – a tire swing!

si and i made a bike

and thanks to some pics on google, we figured out how to make this ferris wheel, or “fairest wheel”.  whatever.

another way for me to love him: just watch him.  let him amaze me.  let him know he amazes me.

and try not to freak out when he freaks me out!

thankfully, he always has on his awesome helmet.  and if he even hops on his bike for a second without his helmet, his bike is gone for the day.

our warm days are feeling more and more like summer, so we’re just going with it, even though our evenings have been mighty chilly with the coastal fog rolling in.  our backyard fireplace keeps us nice and toasty!

mother’s day morning – a latte, hand made cards, and breakfast in bed.  it does not get better.

yummy salad for dinner – spinach, tomatoes, avocado, feta and yummy balsamic vinaigrette!

yay for a good school day!

my treat/motivation for getting done quickly:  letting them play with my makeup!  it was the first time they’ve ever done it and they loved it!

while they kept themselves busy with makeup, i started on making 5 pairs of pj pants for gracie’s 9th birthday slumber party coming up.

we walked downtown to farmer’s market to get some produce for the week.  as pretty as these cherries are, they will not be touching my lips.  yuck.

and how pretty is this booth?  yes, pretty sells for me!

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and did i say something about free friday?!

that’s right, i did!

its free posy pin friday!

today and today only, place ANY order in my shop and i will add a pretty posy pin to your package for free!

no need to enter in any code, nothing special, just place any order!

we’ll make sure to add a posy pin that you’ll love  – to keep, to give away – you choose!

happy shopping, and happy friday!


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    I think your daughter might need to give me some lessons on doing eyeliner! They look like they are having great fun. And I am now craving salad – and it is only breakfast!

    Have a great weekend.

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    boo! I placed a big order last night….if i would of not been so hastey i would of gotten a freebie today:( haha. I have two girls and a boy too…5, 3 + 18 months. I need boy toy ideas…poor kid isn’t a fan of princess or lalaloopsey. Lol

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    I love that farmer’s market in slo!!! I always went home with a bunch of sweet peas, you could smell them thru out the whole thing. Glad you had such a relaxing mother’s day!!

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    “another way for me to love him: just watch him. let him amaze me. let him know he amazes me. and try not to freak out when he freaks me out.” i’ve been practicing this a lot lately with noah. a lot. it’s letting him ride the bike down the street.
    it’s taking him to the bank to open his own checking account.
    it’s making plans with him to meet friends for lunch and a movie without me.
    it’s trusting him; his maturity and character, that is a way for me to love him. let him amaze me. let him know he amazes me.

    happy birthday 9th birthday to “grace-ifine denise” in 2 days!
    happy 12th anniversary to you and seanie in 2 days!

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    Smores are a favorite in our house too!! Happy weekend!

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    Wow! Those are some great pictures from your cellphone! I looove the cherry picture–yum! The picture of the makeup session is adorable!

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    I recently stumbled upon your blog and I’m hooked. I love reading your posts and leave feeling inspired. Thank you!

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    Just got my e-reader case and my free pin! I actually put my pin on my e-reader and it looks adorable!! Thanks so much!!

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