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lily is learning to trot and gracie is cantering – its so fun to watch!  after the girls had their riding lessons we packed up and hit the road for my parents’ house – yay!


my parents’ house equals relaxing and getting spoiled.  after watching polar express, the kids got hot chocolate with marshmallows, whip cream and sprinkles!


pajamas all day long and playing with lots of toys


peanut butter balls made by the little cooks


games every day and night


walks along the lake bed


cooking with the family


vacation hair


puzzles (5 so far) and hot toddies (just 1)


ginger snap rudolph pancakes


ice skating


s’mores with cousins


bikes rides for the boys, long drives for me to get the boys to the rides, rewarded by a great view


photo shoot of all the cousins on gramps’ truck


more puzzles


and pasta making.

we are having a wonderful time here, and look forward to more of it!  i hope you all had a wonderful christmas and some time to relax and reflect!


what i wore

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i know, i know – it’s tuesday!  and this is “what i wore wednesday“.  but with tomorrow being christmas, i thought that a one-day bump would be just fine.

share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sweatshirt – target

chambray shirt – forever 21

polka dot pants – target

shoes – converse

necklace – my shop

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sean bought me a new shirt and sweater for christmas!  and when i say sean bought it for me, i mean i had a little time along at target and did a little shopping for him for me.  he appreciated it ;)  and i love what he got me!

sweater – target

 plaid flannel – target

jeans – forever 21

socks – target

shoes – converse

necklace – lisa leonard designs

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and now we’re at my parents’ house and i am in full vacation mode!  we hardly get out at all, just lay around reading and playing games, so comfy clothes is all i wear!

flannel – target

leggings – forever 21

tall socks – target

what i wore at the pleated poppy

and to run to the grocery store, i threw on my new sweater and some boots.

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