…the grand opening of the Pleated Poppy!

thank you all so much for your support of this little venture of mine, along with all of the votes and opinions (some stronger than others, but i asked for it!). i am super duper (yes, i have a kindergartener. why do you ask?) excited about this. so excited that i am probably doing something really silly (we don’t say s-t-u-p-i-d in our family, but if we did, that word would be a better fit): i have started a new blog for the Pleated Poppy where i’ll be selling all my merchandise, rather than mixing it up here. i do hope you’ll come visit me over there, stop in and say hello, but i really would like to continue our visits here at imperfect. things may be a bit messy for a bit until i can get this blog all cleaned up, but i’m sure you’ll excuse the mess, right?

as i hope to tell you more about soon, we started kindergarten today. i say “we” because it really was “we”. gracie is at a school where she goes to class on mondays and wednesdays and i homeschool her tues, thurs, fri. today was a full day of school for her, and a full day of orientation and training for me. it was a lot of fun, partly because i had a great group of friends there. it will be so fun to go through this adventure together, learning and struggling and sharing in each others joys and successes (and failures) as we go. and tomorrow we start our first day of homeschooling, which, thanks to my fabulous homeschooling sister-in-law, i feel much better prepared to take on.

so now do you see why i said it was probably silly for me to start this now? I START HOMESCHOOLING TOMORROW!!! now is not the time for me to be taking orders and shipping. but i will figure out a way to make it work out. and besides… i have a secret….. i have a TON of flower brooches all made up and waiting for new homes! and flower hair clips are almost done, too! i hope to stock up the shop tonight with all the fun things i’ve had in stock for awhile along with some new goodies.

so please, please please please come visit the Pleated Poppy and tell all your friends, too! add me to your blogroll, your favorites page, your bookmarks and to google reader – i won’t mind!

head on over, as i’ve already done 3, yes 3 posts over there!



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    YIPEE!! Love the name, love the new blog!

    Happy First Day of Homeschooling! You will do great! I am excited to hear how it goes. We started school yesterday… I am so tired! I forgot how tiring it can be getting back into that routine but it is good. I also started working with Landon on preschool stuff so that adds another little dimension to our day. Thinking of you and praying for you today!

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    I love the name! Brilliant! I am excited to see what pops up in your fun shop.

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    i love the new name! hope today was a good day for you guys. and, i still think you could totally swing being classroom liasion. just a thought :)

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    Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to check out the new blog.

    What a great schooling option. I didn’t know schools like that existed where they could go to a traditional school 2 days a week. How fun for both of you!

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    Jill Duarte says:

    Congrats Lindsey! Love the new blog. You are quite talented, so I’m sure you will be great at the business and homeschooling. Besides, a little madness always makes life a little more interesting. We start school next week and, although I’m kinda looking forward to being back in a routine (Yikes! Who said that!) I sure wouldn’t mind another month, or two, or three of endless summer days!

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    Sarah Markley says:

    what a CUTE name! yes, i’ll visit!

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