It’s Friday, let’s celebrate with a sale!

Enamel Wine Glass Pins by The Paper Mama and The Crafted Life.

Rachel, from the Crafted Life, and I have decided that this was a super long week and we are ready for some happy hour time on Friday! To celebrate that Friday is FINALLY here, we are putting our Wine Time enamel pin on sale for today!

Get $2 off the wine time pin right over here in my shop (the price has already been adjusted for the discount). These pins are normally $12, but you can get it for $10.

Enjoy and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

– Chelsey

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First Day of School Signs – Free Printables for you to Use for 2016 – 2017!

First Day of School Signs - Free Printables for you to Use for 2016 - 2017!

Sorry, kids. It’s that time of year again! It’s time to head back to school. Yup! My daughter is actually EXTREMELY excited for school to start back up again. She really misses seeing her friends everyday, and let’s be honest: it’s not really fun hanging out with me and a sleeping baby for most of the summer. She’s ready.

Last year I used a printable sign I found online for her to hold for first day photos, but this year I wanted to get a little more creative and I made my own First Day of School Signs. Print the signs, cut the number or letter out, and then tape them to a wood skewer. Your kiddo can hold up the number of the grade they are headed into! My kiddo will be holding this 1 when her first day comes along. Oh my goodness, I’m going to have a first grader!!! Where has the time gone? ::insert crying emoji right here::

If you don’t feel like cutting these out, that’s fine. Your kiddo can just hold up the sign. It works. If you do cut out the number, I recommend printing these signs onto heavy cardstock paper. It will hold up better for your photos.

Moms: are you ready for school to start again? I know I am. I love love LOVE my little 1st grader so much, but I definitely need a break. I swear I have answered about 100 questions about EVERY single thing each day since school was out. Ha! What’s really nuts is when she’s back in school I’m going to really miss seeing her all day. Motherhood is weird.

First Day of School Signs - Free Printables for you to Use for 2016 - 2017! First Day of School Signs - Free Printables for you to Use for 2016 - 2017! First Day of School Signs - Free Printables for you to Use for 2016 - 2017!

Click on these links to download the signs: pre-school and pre-k, elementary k – 5, middle school 6 – 8, and high school 9 – 12.

If you use these signs for your kid’s back to school photos and you share it on IG, be sure to tag me @thepapermama! I’d love to see. Happy back to school!

– Chelsey

P.S. These free printable signs are for personal use only! Thanks and enjoy.

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10 Smart Cleaning Tips for Fall

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Summer can be so much fun, but also a little hectic. In our home we get so busy in the Summer that we skip some of our cleaning. Oops! So, that’s what our Fall clean is for! School is starting soon and we want to have a clean and prepared home so we can get back into routine.

1) Dress up the stained floor in your garage with some tile. It will really brighten up the space and feel more welcoming and I bet it’s easier to clean. Found on Handmade Charlotte.

Dress up the stained floor in your garage with some tile. It will really brighten up the space and feel more welcoming and I bet it's easier to clean. Found on Handmade Charlotte.

2) Even though your pillow is sitting in a pillowcase, it might need a little freshening up. Check out how you can clean your pillows using natural ingredients. Found on Popsugar.

Even though your pillow is sitting in a pillowcase, it might need a little freshening up. Check out how you can clean your pillows using natural ingredients. Found on Popsugar.

3) All this warm weather means you probably haven’t paid much attention to that coat closet for a while. This is the perfect time to get the closet organized and ready for Fall. This blogger added shelving and baskets to really organize everything. Found on How To Nest For Less.

All this warm weather means you probably haven't paid much attention to that coat closet for a while. This is the perfect time to get the closet organized and ready for Fall. This blogger added shelving and baskets to really organize everything. Found on How To Nest For Less.

4) As the weather gets colder it can get a bit stuffy in the home, so why not make your own natural room spray? This article, on The Chalkboard Mag, has three different recipes for you to check out.

As the weather gets colder it can get a bit stuffy in the home, so why not make your own natural room spray? This article, on The Chalkboard Mag, has three different recipes for you to check out.

What do you do to prepare for Fall?

To check out the full list of Smart Cleaning Tips for Fall, head on over to the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

I want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor for the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

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10 Clever Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

10 Clever Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

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Do you live in a small space and have a hard time figuring out how you’ll decorate the space without overcrowding it? I’m with you. Our tiny home is pretty hard to decorate. Each item we bring into the house needs to fit perfectly. Since decorating these small homes can be a challenge, I’ve collected 10 Clever Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces.

1) This coffee table opens up into a great storage space! Great for blankets, magazines, and other items you want to hide in your living room. Found on vtwonen

This coffee table opens up into a great storage space! Great for blankets, magazines, and other items you want to hide in your living room. Found on vtwonen

2) Makeover your front entry with some benches and wall hooks to create more storage and it looks great! This DIY was made for $85. Not bad. Found on The Natos.

Makeover your front entry with some benches and wall hooks to create more storage and it looks great! This DIY was made for $85. Not bad. Found on The Natos.

3) My tiny house only had one built in closet when we first bought it. That makes storing items kind of difficult, so a couple years ago my husband and I built a Mini Pantry. We fit it into the tiniest little space in our kitchen. Check out the DIY on the Home Depot Blog.

My tiny house only had one built in closet when we first bought it. That makes storing items kind of difficult, so a couple years ago my husband and I built a Mini Pantry. We fit it into the tiniest little space in our kitchen. Check out the DIY on the Home Depot Blog.

4) This DIY Pegboard Shelving Unit is like functional artwork. The perfect shelving unit for a small space. Found on Apartment Therapy.

This DIY Pegboard Shelving Unit is like functional artwork. The perfect shelving unit for a small space. Found on Apartment Therapy.

To check out the full list of 10 Clever Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces, head on over to the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

I want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor for the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

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