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

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my girls do horse lessons every other week together.  on alternating weeks, they also work at the stables cleaning saddles, tack and grooming the horses.

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in the short hour the girls were at their lessons, silas and i came home and prepped the house for christmas decorating.  we had to move out our crib/daybed (now packed into the playroom), and do some serious cleaning under the couches and rug – yuck!

i took a pic because for one, my house is rarely this clean!  but also because its never this bare!

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i let the kids watch chitty chitty bang bang last week (its on hulu right now!) and they loved it!

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the seasons have definitely changed here, so out comes the footie jammies!

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i am loving this new bag i added to the market tote collection!  there are only a couple left right now, but i am already getting for supplies to make another batch.

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i straightened up my fabric stash this week and wrote a little post about it.  fabric makes me happy :)

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silas was dying to help me decorate the tree.  apparently its his favorite thing in the world.  he found that his reflection in the ornaments was like a fun house mirror! (btw, the tree looks totally different now – hated it)

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its been a big week for the little shop!  thank you for all your orders!

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the shop gets restocked with something almost every day.  these babies are in constant cycle.

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here’s the deal with me and games:  i love playing games of all sorts.  and i am a bit of a sore winner.  also, if i am playing with my kids, i don’t “let” them win.  what does that teach them?  i will give them advantages here and there as a teaching technique, but i like to win too much to just fake it.  and you know what?  my kids beat me about as often as i beat them.  silas and i always love to play mancala together, and as you can see he was slaughtering me!  this is why i don’t go easy!

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i had some time to myself while the kids were at school so i got to do a fun paper project!  i’m not a scrapbooker, but i have a large paper collection – its like fabric… so pretty!

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i tried to be sly to get this picture, but they caught me.  i pick up silas at his classroom first, then we go meet the girls.   he loves to run up to them.  i captured this sweet moment of them holding hands – love it!

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a sweet friend dropped off a bag full of trader joe’s goodies and these are 2 things i have never had.  i swore i’d never buy cookie butter because how could i resist it once it was in my house.  but i never said someone couldn’t give it to me!  the spread was yum, but the waffle butter cookies?  oh man.

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and here’s  good way to end a long stressful day:  open some happy mail from the lemon drop shop!  what a treat that was!

we have our school’s history day tonight.  the school will be transformed into a “night at the museum” and i still have 3 costumes to make – yikes!  looking forward to my parents being here this weekend and maybe possibly getting a little down time.   one can hope!

 

12 deals of christmas: deal #2!

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deal #1 went better than expected – yay!  and now on to deal #2: $4 off all zippered pouches!

i love love love my zippered pouches.  i always have at least 2 in my purse: 1 for all my receipts and the other holds all my girly essentials.  these make great gifts for almost anyone – how about teachers?  or girlfriends? or teenage girls?

use code DAY2 at checkout.  only one discount code per purchase.  expires tonight at midnight 11.21.13.

happy shopping!