red letter words winner!!!

thanks to everyone for checking out red letter words. you all picked some great pieces!!!

congrats to #58… shawna, who picked Love Never Fails 2! great choice!

you will be getting an email shortly from me and from red letter words! happy shopping!

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life rearranged

linking up my weekly phone pics with jeannett!  i’m thepleatedpoppy on instagram if you want to follow me.

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one of the awesome things about homeschooling:  going for a walk/scooter ride with friends on a friday morning.  do you see cute baby ezra in the brood?  love him!  although i think i scare him a little…

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oh i love our front porch.  its the perfect place to sneak off to when i need a break, but close enough that i can run inside to break up a fight.

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we have some awesome sunsets here.  think pink cotton candy clouds.

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we snuck out before bedtime to go get hot chocolate and pumpkin lattes, and play a little game of uno.  my kids are so fun!

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and here’s the swing sean built for our front porch, where the baby swing used to hang.  not only has it provided hours of happiness for my kids, but also an equal amount of time of arguing over the swing.

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a little before and almost after of my mantle.  it still needs a little work – kinda blah.  i’ve got a few ideas…

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s’mores in the backyard again.  turns out, my aussie instagram friends have no idea what s’mores are!  i know!  crazy!  ok, it is now my pleasure to educate you:  you take graham crackers (do you have those?) and chocolate.  some like hershey’s bars, some like reeses pb cups.  then you take a marshmallow, put it on the end of a long stick (or untwisted wire hanger), and roast it over a fire.  in an emergency, you can also roast a mallow over the stove.  then you take the mushy gooey marshmallow and sandwich it between the 2 graham crackers with chocolate.  then wait!  hold the s’more in your hands for a few seconds until the chocolate starts to melt, then bite in and let out some mmmmmmmmm’s and nomnomnom’s.  you’re welcome.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!