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

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this girl always has the cutest style.  it used to be mixing as many patterns as possible, with several layers at a time.  but she is quite the editor now has a really cute look.  she informed me today that she was ready to get rid of her tutus.  i nearly cried.  no longer a baby…

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this has been my standard breakfast lately: granola, blueberries, bananas & milk.  and coffee.  duh.

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wanna know the best part of closing my shop?  the free time.  ha!  what is free time?  i have yet to have more of that, but i do have more mind space than i ever expected.  i can go through a day without stressing about sales, or prepping work for employees.  i can sit with my kids and, get this, think about my kids!  it really has been wonderful.  and even though there has been no extra free time, i am squeezing in fun crafting for the blog.

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gracie went away last weekend for church camp, so we got to have special time with the 2 youngest for a bit.  we went to a new coffee shop downtown, and i thought seriously about moving in.  and building a new home.

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i am prepping things for blog posts and the upcoming stitch market.  i am kind of going in a crafter overload, and all over the place.   i have so many ideas that are flying out of my head, i can’t do them all at once.  although clearly, i’m trying to!

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my favorite part of instagram?  catching the moments that don’t last.  because when i do capture them, they are great reminders during the hard times, the bickering, the yelling, the slamming doors.  these 2 were playing so well together – lily’s legs are actually wrapped around silas as they colored on the same page of her book.

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while gracie was away at camp, lily went to a sleepover, and sean took silas out for a date, i spent a couple hours (never happened before) slowly getting ready for a girls’ night with some high school friends.

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lily loves to sew.  really any kind of crafting makes her happy.  she is my little homemaker-in-training.  she made her own bible bag (with my guidance), and it is awesome!

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poor silas had to get 2 teeth extracted this week.  and may have to get 2 more next week – yikes!  thankfully, he was a champ and pretty clueless through the whole procedure.  he never even knew he got shots (see behind the assistant’s back?)!

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he was a little extra snuggly and needy through the rest of the day.  i was ok with that.

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ok, apparently we skipped winter altogether this year and have jumped full on into spring.  our roses which we just cut back a couple months ago are in full force!

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we just chose our vendors for the upcoming stitch market, and i am really happy with our new bunch!  and once again, i love the fliers rooted in paper designed.

what’s on tap for you this weekend?  i have a nasty cold i’m trying hard to kick.  i am helping out with our school’s big yearly fundraiser this saturday so i need to be feeling better now!  we’re also expecting highs in the mid 80’s this weekend, so i have a feeling the beach may be on tap, too!

 

Comments

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    hey. For that nasty cold try this: 1 Spoon of honey with 1/4 spoon of cinnamon powder. thrice a day for atleast 5 days. Unless it is viral -related cold, this should help.

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    Hi! So glad that you are finding extra time to craft and to be with your little muffins;) Love your ideas…keep ’em coming. :) Would love for you to stop by my blog alyjfoy.com . It would be an honor! ;) From Beantown,
    Aly

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    So excited about all the craftiness! I showed my girls the pom-pom flowers and told them we were going to try it and they were so excited. = ) This weekend… maybe “springify” outside our front door, finish all the cleaning that didn’t get done this week, and cheer for Duke in the ACC tournament. = )

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    I love what you said about mind space. I totally agree, we all need that extra thinking room! That is when creativity really shines!

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