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.

what i wore

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  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

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

this is my uniform.  i would wear this every day if i weren’t taking pictures of everything i wear!

jacket – stich fix //  shirt – forever 21 //  jeans – forever 21 // necklace – lisa leonard designs //  earrings – acute designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

or maybe this could be my uniform?  no, i don’t think i could do gingham every day.  but once a week… yeah, i think i could do that!

shirt – forever 21 //  jeans – local shop //  converse – off broadways shoes

what i wore at the pleated poppy

ok, for reals.  this i could wear every day.   actually, i do wear this multiple days in a row.  that sweater is so comfy.

sweater – forever 21 //  distressed tank – forever 21 //  jeans – target //  boots – zappos //  glasses – david kind

what i wore at the pleated poppy

church outfit

top – ruby rose // sweater – forever 21 //  jeans – target //  boots – zappos // necklace – “vintage” allora handmade

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt – sosie //  sweater – forever 21 //  jeans – forever 21 //  boots – zappos // necklace – from the queen bee market, years ago

what i wore at the pleated poppy

easiest outfit.

shirt – forever 21 //  belt – target //  jeans – forever 21 //  boots – zappos //  necklace – forever 21

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1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2011/09/what-i-wore-wednesday-fall-inspiration/ not http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/.
2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!
3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).
4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon