happy anniversary to the pleated poppy!

hey all! i’m back from a long weekend away at my parents’ lake house. it was the perfect setting to recharge and relax before this week – its gonna be a crazy one! my oldest started first grade today and my middle is starting pre-k at home with me tomorrow, along with my first grader homeschooling tomorrow. are you confused about how we do school here? my oldest goes to a classical school 2 days a week and is home the other 3. its fantastic – check it out here. a funny sidenote: i was pumping up my middle, lily, tonight about starting pre-k tomorrow. all the kids were jumping on the beds (yes, we allow that) yelling, “PRE-K! PRE-K!” when i noticed my 2 year-old, silas, was shouting, “PRE-CAKE! PRE-CAKE!” no wonder he was so excited! he thinks we’re having cake tomorrow!

also in on this busy week: my shop’s 1st anniversary! i’m shocked by this in 2 ways – 1: it seems like i just started this crazy thing, but 2: it also feels like i’ve had this shop for years. crazy! (btw – who starts an online shop the first week of school? i’m a nut) so i think this calls for a sale! how about 20% off your entire purchase? i’ll let it run through the long weekend and end it on monday night. go ahead, do a little early labor day weekend shopping. or wish me happy anniversary by filling your cart to the brim with pleated poppy goodiesheadbands, posies, crayon rolls & checkbook covers. enter HAPPY as the coupon code at checkout.

just to add to the nuttiness of the week, i have vacation pics and a birthday party post in the works. keep checking back!


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    Room to Inspire says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary…very exciting! I love the idea of home schooling in combo with a classic school setting – it sounds like a "win win".


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    Good luck with the homeschooling and with everything!!!! Crazy sister!!!! I love you guys and will be praying hard for ya'll!!!! Call me if you need to vent :) XOXO

    Oh and congrats on 1 year!!! May there be many more!!!!

    p.s. my word verification was grouchitas – are they saying I'm a grouchy spanish women???

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    Aimee Friedrich says:

    aww, Congrats on your shop's anniversary and thanks for the sale. gonna go check it out! and your schooling situation sounds amazing. Ours go to our local public schools and it starts next week. I always get nervous for them.

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    Congratulations on your anniversary and I am totally on board w/your youngest – Pre-Cake, Pre-Cake :) too cute!

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    kerry*lynne says:

    happy HAPPY day for you…:o)
    pre-cake for everyone…!

    p.s…what's that yummy fabric called (on the pouch)…?

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    the fabric on the pouch is called golden lollipop (i think) from heather bailey's freshcut collection. its out of print so hurry and find some!

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