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

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

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

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

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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!

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

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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.

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

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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!

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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!

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

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

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

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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!

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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!

 

Comments

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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 @ luckypennylove.com

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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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