it feels like summer

we had about a week of “winter-like” weather here in california, then it settled right back into warm temperatures.  it was about 75* a few days this week!  craziness!


so while our friends across the country are digging their cars out of the snow, we’re playing outside and thinking pretty seriously about going to the beach (if only there wasn’t so much to get done!).


our kids have a few outfits from sunuva – the cutest jammies ever, and some really sweet sundresses.  overall, i am so pleased with the quality of the clothing, both in the material and the work into them.

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the girls were crazy about their new dresses.  i really should’ve gotten them matching dresses because they still love to dress alike, but i couldn’t decide between the colors!  these will be the perfect sundresses to throw on over a swimsuit at the beach.


and silas… oh man!  this outfit is so cute!  he calls the shorts his pirate shorts – i call it his new church outfit!  i love the detailing of the contrast stitch on the buttons and the rolled up sleeves of the shirt.



sunuva is offering the chance to win a $250 gift certificate {enter here}!  plus everyone who enters the contest will receive a 20% off code – yay! contest ends february 28th.

{this post was sponsored by sunuva, but all opinions are my own.}



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

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i moved the furniture around again just to try to find a home i like for this piano.  i still don’t love it here, but i don’t hate it.  now, i know a piano is not supposed to be on an exterior wall, but we have such mild weather here that i think we’ll be ok.  and right now, i don’t care!

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lily got a mini pie pop maker fr christmas and we just finally tried it out – it was so fun and they were really yummy!  i was able to catch this sweet moment when lily was not only letting gracie try, but she was teaching her in the sweetest way – its so good to catch these moments to remind us in the hard times that they do actually like each other!

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i found this drawing of gracie’s on the coffee table.  she likes to draw when we read our history together.  i think its pretty clear what we’ve been studying!

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lily again in the kitchen, this time making her peppermint cremes for valentines day.  she made them not only for her class, but also for her siblings to give as well!

the big news for the week was my shop closing announcement.  i am still standing confident in my decision, but have been hit with the unexpected load of orders pouring in.  my poor shipping assistant has never seen work like this!

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this is our little shipping department.  i am so thankful for the extra help from friends to try to get these orders out as quickly as possible!

if you have placed an order, please have a little extra patience with us for your order.  we are experiencing a volume of over 30 times our normal daily orders, so we’re working our tails off to get these out quickly!

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in a stressful week, its good to see the many little blessings, like my morning coffee and the yummy omelette lily made for me.

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one of the 4 tables being filled with orders each day.

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even my kids have been getting in on the action!  lily loves stuffing the orders into the poly bags!

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and after several long days, made even longer by sean being gone for work, i easily justified pancakes for dinner.  but i made them totally healthy by adding peanut butter and bananas.  it basically cancels out the carbs and sugar.  basically.

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i also just listed most of my supplies in my shop!  i’m clearing out my shelves and drawers, finding more to add in each day!  if you’re a sewist or crafter of any sort, you may find some treasures!

i hope you have a great weekend!  sean and i are hoping for a date tonight (oh yeah, its valentines day!), and then i’ll probably be shipping most of the weekend.  even through this stress, i am so thankful.  i have been blessed for the last 6 years to have a job that i’ve loved.