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


my baby turned 6 last week.  it makes me feel like an old mom!


we went camping in our local mountains and stopped at the pozo saloon for lunch.  they served their water in a recycled olive jar!


we had quite the crew of kids while we were camping, but it was surprisingly relaxing!


everyone had a few turns at the “weaponry”: bow and arrows and bb guns.  i need more practice with the bow – my forearm is all bruised up from it!


silas has been asking sean constantly to go shooting ever since sean brought his childhood bb guns home from his parents’ house.


i have a fun contest going on instagram right now!  take a pic of the contents of your bag and post them on instagram with the hashtags #thepleatedpoppy and #whatsinmybag.  winners will get a $50 and $25 gift certificate to my shop!  details here.


we have been working all this week on our front yard, setting a flag stone patio and walkways.


i am loving the way its all turning out, but i am exhausted!  my parents have been working hard all week on this and i am so appreciative of it!  today we set the stones with a poly sand and then we’re spreading mulch over all the dirt.  the yard will finally look nearly finished!


i’ve had fun playing with my new canon eos rebel sl1 this week!  its so small that it fits in the palm of my hand!


our garden is bursting with flowers right now!  and each flowers seems to be a home to a family of bugs.


we had some friends over a couple times this week for a bbq.  setting the table is always my favorite job.


my friend jess brought the yummiest pies:  lemon meringue and key lime pie!  ohmyword these were crazy good!


during our bbq, we played around with my new camera and compared my other dslr to my new one.  wow, what a size difference!  do you want a new camera?  i’m giving one away over here!


after working my tail off in the yard all week, i was too exhausted to do much after dinner, so si, lu and i hung out with my parents and watched shark week (sean and lily were on a date).  silas and i were putting on our shark week faces ;)

what are you up to this weekend?  we’re throwing si a little party, having dinner with our besties and then hopefully laying low!



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    Love the bandana napkins!
    Have a great weekend!

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    LOVED the “what’s in my purse” segments. Can’t wait to buy a bunch of your products. I’ve been eyeing a few of them.

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    Tara Trevey says:

    Love the walkway! We did front flower end like that & set flower pots & cute chairs out! We also did a back patio area the same way & I love it. Now you’re making me want a walkway! Lol!
    Love the camera a canon rebel from a few years back… It’s great, but that new size… Wow!!

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    Have to admit I’m a little jealous of that new camera. I got rid of my DSLR because I stopped using it, hated carrying it around. And I agree, those bandanas as napkins are brilliant. Anything colorful makes me happy! I work on weekends, so not much fun happening here. But that’s ok, I get to play on weekdays. Stopping by from Life Rearranged.

    Have a great weekend!

    laura @

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    Happy birthday little man, ps my eldest turned 6 not too long ago, where did the time go!!!! The camping trip sounds like a great fun time!!!

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    That looks like a lot of work in your garden, but how beautiful it will be when completed. Glad you all had fun camping. Looked like a great memory for all.

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    That stone you put down looks gorgeous. I am sure that it was such a hassle but it looks great. This is so great. The fashion and art in here is bold and fun!

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    My baby (my fourth) turned 6 Aug 2nd! Bittersweet but he’s still a squishy baby and now there’s plenty of new chima/star wars toys for him and his older brothers to play with. The pics of your house and yard always look amazing. You have great taste (and now a great camera). I really enjoy your site.

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    Your son looks like a young man now – no more preschooler like when I first started reading your blog – esp that last silly picture!

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    Love! Love! Love! The bandana napkins. I have so many from my year being bald…. Hmm, would it be bad form to use them for napkins now?

    I love both of your cameras. I’m getting weary of my phone pics!

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    Totally random….but do/did you live next door to the Howard’s??? The house in the photo above looks like theirs. Used to intern for Pat years ago!

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