i love fridays!  not only because they are a mellow homeschool day for us, but because its when i get to recap my week in pictures.  i’m linking up with jeannett of life rearranged.  i’m thepleatedpoppy on instagram if you want to follow along!


our school year is off to a pretty good start!  i’ve only had one meltdown so far, so i’d say thats a win!

we’ve had a lot of poetry memorizing over the last week, and having silas do various exercises while reciting did the trick!


i am still working through 1000 gifts.  i’m a slow reader, but i am enjoying any chance i get!


the girls and i went for a coffee date while the boys went on a mountain bike ride.  they were just so much fun!


i’m trying to get more creative about squeezing in school time when we’re not usually doing school:  evenings, weekends, after at-school days.  i’ve found that the kids don’t mind a little random extra work, and our home days have been significantly lighter!

the girls were memorizing the land of nod so we got a little creative with it.


while the kids were at school on monday, i decided to skip work, and get crafty.  i rarely take a day for me, and even more rarely do i craft for myself.  it was really, really fun!


and i was having so much fun all by myself that i decided to make a super yummy lunch and watch project runway, which made my it-takes-less-than-an-hour-to-make pillow take a couple hours.  it was totally worth it.


and here’s the finished product.  love it.  and the 6 others i’ve made since!


some days i find solice in a little mindless crafting.  when everyone else is whining and talking back to me, and i can’t run away from it, i craft.  and it helps.


and look what my coping crafting turned out:  a little teeny love pillow.  lily asked if the S & L stood for silas * lily ;)


and this just went into the shop, my newest version of the gold rush mini messenger bag.  i lovvvvvve it!  i also added many other new products – be sure to check them out!

free friday

oh, and then there’s this: free friday!

have a great weekend!


  1. 1

    Darn. I’ve missed free Friday.

    Just wanted to tell you that I LOVE that pillow with the buttons…..and the one with the initials, adorable!!

  2. 2

    I love the pillows!! I’m reading the same book. I’m a fast reader, but this book makes me read slower as to not miss anything.

  3. 3

    I love the colored crates in your school room! where did you snag those? also love the teal pillow! so cute:)

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