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


we have been lucky enough to have my dad at our house for several of his last birthdays – we love getting to celebrate him!  growing up, my dad would cook coq au vin for special fancy dinners, spending hours in the kitchen to create the yummiest meal.  this week, lily got to spend those hours in the kitchen with my dad and join in the family tradition.


we (my parents and i) have been busy coming up with fun random projects for the stitch market.  we’ve been looking around the garage and yard and piecing things together to make some really fun items.  i’ll be sharing more soon…


considering that our chalkboard had “happy 2014” written in 3rd grade handwriting still, it was time for a fun update.


i am so bad about cleaning my room.  it just gets little piles here and there, and i just never really seem to get to it.  but this weekend we really cleaned the whole house and got rid of all our piles (many just moved out to the garage, but at least they’re out of the house!).  getting this room clean and seeing how nice it can look has totally motivated me to keep it clean!


a super hero visited us this week for homeschool!


and this room has now stayed clean since the weekend!  its a miracle, you guys!  its amazing what cleaning up after yourself right away can do to keep a place clean. #lifelesson


we did get the dining room pretty messy after dinner the other night when we decided to dig into he chalk pastels.  we need to do this more often!


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i tend to hit a midday lull on our homeschool days.  lily still had plenty of energy to keep writing her narrative, so i kicked back next to her and drank my yummy chai.


after a nice long break, i am back at my sewing machine again, and it feels really good.


more pompom flowers!  these pretties are going to make their way to the stitch market in a few weeks, but i’d kind of love to keep them right here on my window sill!



  1. 1

    I always love your photos. What kind of chai do you drink and do you use a fancy machine for it? I’m really trying to find a chai I can make at home that is as good as the chai lattes I can get out. Yours looks yummy.

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      lindsey says:

      its just a mix from trader joes, nothing fancy! its definitely more sweet than the spicy ones i get out, but i still like it!

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    Tiffany says:

    Those piles do accumulate and it feels so so good to get through them, Spring cleaning is in full swing.

  3. 4

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. Never really post any comments but always stop by to see what’s going on in your world. :-)

    LOVE your bedroom – so beautiful!! I’m curious what color paint is on the walls?


  4. 6

    the pom pom flowers are adorable!!

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