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


while the girls were at horse lessons last week, si said, “mama, wanna go on a little run with me?”  how could i say no?  i went for a run and he went for more of a skip, but it was super fun either way.


yes, finger over the camera and everything, but i still love this pic.


while 12 kids were with baby sitters at our house, we snuck away with our dear friends for a picnic at a local brewery.  i need more nights like these in my life!


we took a family day on saturday and spent hours cleaning out the garage.  it was so nice to see the pretty floor again!  we made the kids help the whole time and they did great, with only a little complaining.  i’ll do a full post soon on our garage soon, but it was all done by my husband’s company, OneSource.


about half the week, this is my nightly office.  pretty cozy, if i do say so myself.


the first batch of christmas fabric is in and already chopped up!

PicMonkey Collage

the kids and i spent a few hours in fred & betty’s again this week.  i bribe them with a book each if they are good, and i get a few hours of creating new displays.  its a win-win to me!


monday and wednesday are my usual work days, but i had so many other commitments that my work ran later into the nights than usual.   a little coffee after the kids went to bed gave me a little extra time, but i did have to take a nap today when i fell asleep while listening to silas read to me today!


i got my first tethered crate!  super fun stuff (some of it was already stolen by the girls before i could snap a pic of it all!).


its official:  fall is here.  it was a chilly 60* at soccer practice!  i was freezing!  yes, i’m a total wimp.  i hear some of you had snow this week – what?!


last day of the “get organized” sale!  take 20% off to help get your purse in order before the crazy holiday shopping season hits with code ORGANIZE.

we have a busy weekend ahead:  school fundraiser, lily’s little birthday brunch, silas’ soccer game, dad’s brew night at our house, cousin in town, church… hoping to find some sanity maybe on sunday?… have a great weekend!



  1. 1

    Woo hoo! Christmas fabric!! I was just about to ask if you’re doing some holiday-ish posy pins and such. I need something to pin on my new baby girl’s stocking to girl it up. It’s the PBarnKids penguin quilted stocking…one of the few available that matches my other kids’ stockings. I may ask you later which ones would work well with this since you’re seeing the fabrics up close : ) …there may be some in your shop right now that would work but I’m not able to tell 100% on colors from the pictures.

    Can’t wait for my girly baby blanket to arrive! I’ve been wanting that one if this babe turned out to be a “she” – and she IS!!!!

    Will have to check out Tethered Crate…looks fantastic
    Happy weekend! (Just ordered from your friend Molly at Cookie and Curly – she’s so sweet)

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    the tethered crate idea is fantastic.
    and reminds me of another idea from long ago. ahem.

    love that your girls do horseback. so fun.
    and i am avoiding soccer like the plague.
    so you win cool mom.

    • 4

      i don’t know what you’re talking about ;)
      do soccer now and then say “all done! we did soccer”, now while its only 1 practice a week.

  3. 5

    The picnic looks like so much fun!

  4. 6

    Love all the washi tape behind your computer! And your garage pic on Insta earlier this week totally got me to thankin’ ’bout my garage. Namely, how it needs those cabinets! I hate the way all the clutter in a garage is normally on display! AND…I’m so glad I’m not the only one who falls asleep now and then when the kids are reading aloud…

  5. 7

    I am obsessed with your blog!! I am your newest follower. I am new to blogging and would love if you would follow me back! :-)

  6. 9

    I am seriously obsessing over the garage floor. How cool is the pattern! Love it. Also, the kids are adorable.. :)

  7. 10

    I am SO wanting to order some of your Christmas bunting. How will I know I won’t miss it? :-) Just ordered some of your other adorable bunting 2 minutes ago. I’m hooked.

    • 11

      hmm, do you follow me on instagram or Facebook or subscribe to my newsletter? i almost always share when i re-list something popular. and even when/if these sell out, i’ll keep making more ;)

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