exciting news!

its always fun to start a post like that, right?!  and i’ll just stop you right there.  no.  i am not pregnant.  i know you were thinking that!

sean and i have been eyeing some property for quite awhile now, even before it was up for sale.  its right next door to some good friends of ours, which is a sweet bonus.  it has a breathtaking view, is close to downtown, in a great neighborhood, and is a little more than 1.5 acres… so much that makes it appealing!

i’ve been daydreaming about building again for awhile.  i love our home.  i really do.  and i’d be happy to stay here forever.  but my wheels have been spinning  with ideas for a new building project (see this board)!   when we heard that this property may come up for sale, we felt like this was it.  this is what we had been day dreaming about.  we were told originally that this property wouldn’t be sold for quite awhile – it was in a trust and some issues needed to be worked through first (trust issues – ha!).  so we decided to stop thinking about it, but it in the back of our minds, and move on.  and then so soon after we had readjusted our mindset, they decided to move forward quickly and sell!

this is a great property and we would be so excited to have it, but its definitely not ours yet.  lots of other people want it as well.  so we wait and see if this is what God has planned for us.  we have decided to pray BIG because God does big things.  and we’ve been asking that He is really clear.  that doors will be clearly shut or clearly open.  and so far, we’ve had all open doors.

i am so excited about the idea of designing a home again, about what i’d do the same, about what i’d do differently.  and about documenting the whole process here!

so, yes, this is all super exciting, stressful, unsettling… and it means we have to sell our home if we get this property.  and that is why i haven’t been blogging much lately.  we’ve been maniacally finishing all the little & big projects we’ve been meaning to do for years (like stuccoing our back yard fireplace).  and clearing out the extra clutter and personal items from all around the house (no easy task to  do!).  here are a bunch of my most recent house pics for your viewing pleasure ;)  maybe i’ll do a more official house tour post soon…



























(i decluttered quite a bit more after these pics)

our house went on the market yesterday.  yikes!!!!  we have already had several people viewing the house (and for the record, it is so hard to get 3 kids off to school and maintain a home that looks like no one lives there!).  so, anyone interested in moving to san luis obispo, california and buying my home?  for reals.  if you or anyone you know is seriously interested, you can email me and i’ll send you the listing link.  its hard to find a move-in ready home in our town, plus a large yard, within walking distance of downtown, with a separate guest space to boot, so our space is pretty unique in that way.  my email is info@thepleatedpoppy.com.


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    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE EXCITING NEWS! That’s awesome. Life’s short – do what makes you happy. So excited to hear more about all this.

    “The Busy Brunette”

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    Congratulations! My husband and I dream about moving back to SLO after living there to go to Cal Poly. I’m sure your home would be out of our price range, plus we just bought in Nashville, TN. Hopefully someday we will end up back in SLO! That is awesome that you can walk downtown from your house. Good luck with the showings!

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    oh, lol, I remember when we sold our last house the struggle of keeping things tidy for last minute home showings and finding places to go with the kids. :) you have a lovely home. I’m sure you’ll have no issues selling it. How exciting for you!

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    Such exciting news. Good luck on the sale of your home. I foresee it selling quickly – you have done such an amazing and beautiful job your current home, many will see the beautiful and care you took to make a home. Looking forward to reading your next BIG adventure.

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    I am SO interested. But it would take a miracle to make it reality. :)

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    Darling house–wished I could move across country and buy it for myself but then I’d want all your furniture as well! Best to you in this new adventure–eagerly watching for updates!

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    Uh your house is going to sell in like 2 seconds! Ha! Our landlord used the pics I took of our rental in San Francisco with all of our stuff/my decore in it. For the space being so small I loved it and enjoyed decorating and arranging everything. Anywho I don’t have any where near the eye you do but it was cute and she said that the response she received was out of this world compared to the blank wall and floor pics that she normally posts. Soooooo….I think people will buy it just because you decorate it so well. Ha!

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    Oh my gosh, your house is awesome! I cannot imagine that you will have any trouble selling it.
    I especially love the dutch front door. Congrats on your new project.

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    Lindsey, I don’t know about everyone else, but I could tell by your posts lately that you were getting a little antsy in your “forever” home! I’m excited to follow along with your (*fingers crossed*) new adventure!

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    Kristin M says:

    I had no idea you had guest quarters/ in-law apartment!! Someone is going to get a house with some aMAZing built-ins!! Seriously. I don’t think it will be hard to see. Your style translates well. Best of luck. Prayers for all things moving forward.

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    Just saw your home on my listings feed yesterday. Too bad it’s too far above our budget! We’d snag it in a heartbeat. Good luck selling!

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    If we were in your state, I would definitely want to buy your house!

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    Oh, man! I LOVE your house, but I would be so excited/interested/inspired to see what you did with a new one. How exciting!!

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    Jessica says:

    Oh how I wish I could move back to to California. I’m will always be a California girl. I love SLO. Your house is gorgeous!! Good luck, you’ll have no problems selling it!

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    Thank you for sharing the photos! I’ve pinned a number of them as inspiration for our first home, which we are hoping to buy soon :) Great decorating…I love the mix of old and new!

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    I love the interior of your home! Can you tell me what colors you used?

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    Hi! There are so many barn style homes here in New England. Especially in the Southern Coast of Maine where we live during the summer. Amazing inspiration. We are currently redoing a 4,000 square foot home all in modern farmhouse style on 7 acres in Massachusetts. {Big New England Love} Congrats and God really does open doors like this! ;) I can relate BIG TIME!

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    Amazing pictures! I wish I could buy your home, you’ve done an awesome job with it!


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    Your house is beautiful…I can’t wait to see what you come up with the new house! I have not been paying attention obviously as one of my good friends lives in San Luis Obispo! I will definitely pass this along in case they know anyone looking. Best of luck on a smooth process. We had our house on the market once with 2 teens and 2 littles and it was a mad house.

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    Fingers crossed for you guys!
    Dawn Lucy

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    How exciting! Your house is precious, but it’s always fun to think about a new project. Can you come decorate mine???

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    Love your home and that area. Wish it were time for us, but we have a couple more years in the Sacramento area before heading that way. :-( Cambria area is one of our favorite vacation spots. Good luck with the sale.

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    Wow! You have a such beautiful house! I would LOVE to live there but I stock here in Michigan. ;) Good luck with your buying and selling and take care!


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    Your house looks great!! Congrats and good luck XO

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    Um, your house is GORGEOUS!! You did an amazing job!!! I’m drooling at the bathroom and the school room and the backyard and…well, everything!!

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    Erin in CO says:

    That is such fun news! I got on realtor.com today for looking up some properties around my area, and saw the picture of YOUR porch and YOU and your kiddos on their home page! Now that’s some exposure!! Hope it is all going as it should and you are seeing God moving in it all!

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    Oh my goodness! I’ve been house shopping in the mid-west & hadn’t noticed that was Lindsey on the realtor.com home page! Fun! I love SLO. My husband & I vacationed there a couple of years ago. Beautiful town!

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    Suzanna says:

    Wondering where you got your bathroom hooks from? Thank you!

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    What is the WALL COLOR in the bathroom with the two sinks?

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