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


its been a few weeks since i’ve shared my phone pics!  i’ve been busy at the thrift store creating a back to school display – i love my job!


i took the hanging book mobiles i made several months ago and used them as inspiration:  piles of books, mannequins with book page skirts, and spirals of pretty vintage books.


every year on labor day weekend (or for us, a long 6-day weekend), we head up to my parents’ house on bass lake, where i grew up.  we bring a handful of friends with us and just relax.  i mean, how could you not?  look at that view!

i also only had my phone with me for a little bit the whole time we were there so i only got a few pictures.  not having my phone with was so nice!


sad news, due to the drought, the water level is at an all time low.  but the kids hardly even noticed.  they just saw the fun, the adventures.  i loved watching my girls being the big kids of the group, blessing the other moms by taking care of the little ones.


the mud stripes on the cheeks just about did me over.


bridgey, want me to fix your glasses? “nope”


the 2 littles with us over the weekend both call me “cheney”. i kind of love it.


the kids were all amazing on the water!  all but one tried wake boarding.  the best part of it all were the kids cheering each other on – it was so sweet!



and any time we’re at the lake, the boys love to go on mountain bike rides.  and their favorite ride requires me to drive 30 minutes up a mountain to drop them off, and 30 minutes down.  thats how much i love them ;)

what are your weekend plans?  mine just might include cleaning out the disaster that our garage has turned into.  don’t be jealous.

what i wore

welcome to what i wore!  join me each week as i share my weekly outfits – just real clothes for real women.  i don’t have a huge shopping budget and i don’t dress super fancy, but when i get out of my yoga pants and into real clothes, i just feel better. another note: you will see me wear the same things over and over again.  i only have so many items in my closet so i either stick with what i know works, or i try a new combination with old items.  looking through the hundreds of other women who link to the bottom of this post helps me come up with outfit ideas. another huge help: pinterest!  i compile lots of outfits on there that i think i could pull off or have most of the components of it.  super helpful.


just the classics.

white shirt – target \\  jeans – forever 21 \\ sandals – glittered by me \\  necklace & earrings – lisa leonard designs \\  belt – target


love tee – forever 21 (i loved my first one so much, i bought 2 the last time i spotted them!) \\  jeans – stitch fix \\ wedges – american eagle outfitters \\  earrings – lisa leonard designs \\  tassel necklaces – made by me

note on the necklaces:  i haven’t had it in me to sell anything since i closed my shop, but i will be listing some items most likely this week (these necklaces included)!


new favorite outfit!

shirt – forever 21 \\  jeans – stitch fix \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  belt – old \\  watch – one little mama (not sold anymore)


kids’ first day of school, work at the thrift store

top – forever 21 \\   jeans – forever 21 \\  sandals – target \\  earrings – lisa leonard designs


first day of homeschool!

tee – forever 21 \\  pants – golden tote \\  sandals – old navy \\ necklace – lisa leonard designs

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1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: not
2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!
3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).
4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon

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