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


we got a smidge of rain, and the HILLS ARE ALIVE!  i’ve been picking up running a bit lately and this view makes it all worth it.  that and an hour all by myself.


my girls were trying to raise money for winter camp so they had a bake sale during a neighbor’s garage sale.


i get 2 days a week to get my stuff done while the kids are at school.  those days are usually filled with meetings and errands and thrift store work and blogging and house stuff.  but every once in awhile, i slow down and have to make the decision of whether i keep trucking along or take a nap.  this day i decided to keep working and by 3 o’clock i really regretted that decision!


we get a harvest box every other week filled with veggie goodness.  i made this for myself and 2 of the kids while sean was on the date with the other.  arugula, blood oranges, red onions, purple radishes and goat cheese, mmmmmm!


instead of napping the other day, i made these pretties (and a tutorial, too)!


we got a couple days of rain (yay!) but with all the petal falling off our trees it looked like snow.


i just started getting monthly paper works from jones design company.  we love them!


lily is doing her science project on what makes cookies the fluffiest.  she was so fun with this project, all 10+ dozen!  and we have been enjoying her project all week…


more info to come soon, but this is a fun project i just started helping with!


part of that project included choosing paint colors, and then i started choosing paint colors for myself!


target, you are killing me.


i was really hoping my kids would opt for store-bought valentines, but they wanted to use this tutorial to make watercolored letters for each of their classmates.  when they were done (way past bedtime) i was so glad they chose to make them.


and then i played a bit with the watercolor paint, too.


school is more often than not a battle with this guy.  but he has really been stepping up his game lately!  so proud of him.

sean is home after a few days away so we’re going to soak him up this weekend!  what are your plans?


  1. 1

    What a fun science project! So what did Lily decide made the fluffiest cookies?

  2. 3

    Yes, would love to know the results of Lily’s experiment! I’m always struggling to get “fluffy” choc chip cookies like my friends’ but it never happens and I KNOW I’m following the exact recipe. :)

  3. 4

    subbing butter flavored crisco for butter!

  4. 5

    I actually agree with her, I have been using crisco instead and they do seem fluffier

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