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

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i stole several pictures for this post this week.   really, i’m ok with it.  i want a place to document my everyday life, and instafridays work perfectly for that!  and if i have to steal a few photos from those i spent my days with, then so be it!

sean got this picture of silas, looking like he’s about to wipeout (he didn’t).  he can now drop in solo on his ramp!


we headed down south on thursday last week to help prep for sean’s sister’s wedding.  don’t you love baby’s breath in mass?


my kids and their cousins were all in the wedding, so i took it upon myself to get their wiggles completely out before the ceremony.  this is the pool sean grew up swimming in at his parents’ house!


my beautiful sister-in-law shannon.  she really is one of the most beautiful people i know.  and all my kids call her aunt pretty!


my sister-in-law and her husband sang throughout the ceremony.  not sure why they didn’t ask sean and i? #voncrapfamilysingers


and this happened just minutes before the ceremony, seconds after 2 of my sisters-in-law (yes, i have lots of them!) were complaining about their shoes.  then SNAP! off pops my strap.  a safety pin held them together for the reception, thankfully!


cute little favor bags


silas and his cousin were the flag bearers (flags sold here), and i made them and the 3 other boys in the wedding matching bow ties.

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gracie shocked me with her dancing skills.  you’d think as her mother i would have known her talents, but this one snuck past me.  she, and the other kids, were on the dance floor with us til almost 11 o’clock!  here she is dancing with her older cousin.

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stolen again from sean.  isn’t this the best picture?!  sean has thankfully stayed in touch with 2 of his best childhood friends, and we got our 3 families together and acted like kids again on trikes, bikes, scooters and pogo sticks.  it was so fun and so good to see them again!


silas lost his first tooth!  and it took the tooth fairy 3 days to come!  lazy fairy…

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after months and months of not so healthy eating, sean and i are back on the “common sense” diet plan.  i hate it.  i love bread and sugar.  i want to marry them.  so when i was craving chocolate and caramel and crunchy yummies, i resorted to having fruit.  it is not nearly as good.  but it was kinda good.


and we are so lucky to have my little nephew with us this week while my sister is on a much needed hawaiian break!  i am thankful he’s a way better sleeper than any of my kids have ever been!

oh yeah, and today’s my birthday!  here’s a little something to celebrate:

birthday insta-sale

follow me on instagram and you will have a chance to get many of my products at hugely discounted prices!

all the details are here.

happy day friends!


  1. 1

    Great pics!
    I love bread and sugar too (does my website give that a way a bit?!), try my best to have both in moderation (hard), and am back on “common sense” diet plan too. Giving away the sweets I make as quickly as I can makes a big difference. ;-)
    Love the photo of Gracie btw., she looks like she’s having so much fun!

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    Happy Birthday Lindsey :) I always really enjoy reading your posts and visiting your shop, I hope you enjoy your birthday as much as everyone enjoys you!

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    Happy Happy Birthday to you Lindsey! Hope your family spoils you! I love reading your blog and following you and Sean on Instagram. You share such great photos :)

    Best Wishes,
    Jane, Sydney Australia

  4. 4

    Happy birthday! I want to marry bread and sugar, too. It’s so unfortunate that my scale doesn’t love them!

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    Tammara Sue Cheney says:

    Happy Birthday to you Oindsey. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family. So fun to read your blogs. You have a beautiful family.

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    We have that same lazy tooth fairy. ;) Crazy!

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    sigh – what a wonderful week! love the voncrapfamilysingers!!! you have really captured the heart of things in your photos – beautiful!

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    looks like you all had a very nice week :-)

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