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Hello new friends! Ultimate Blog party 2013

It’s that time of year! The annual blog party by, 5 minutes for Mom. I like to participate in this party because I have met a TON of lovely blogger’s through this fun “party”. SOOooooo, I want to introduce myself to all of you lovely new readers!

My name is Chelsey and I’ve been blogging since 2008, but my Paper Mama blog has been going for 3 years now. I started blogging so I could find other mom’s going through new motherhood, too. Pretty much: I was lonely. Somehow… this turned into a business. I love it. I’m a contributor to the Better Homes and Gardens Style Spotters blog and have a few other blogging contributor gigs. Blogging is my kind of job.

Profile February 2013

I’ve been married for ALMOST 5 years, but with my husband for over 10. I have a 3 year old daughter. She’s named after Rory on the Gilmore Girls (her name is Laureli and we call her Ruari). I have 2 cats and one dog (a little Chihuahua). We just bought 3 baby chicks, and we are looking forward to gathering chicken eggs when they are older!

My adorable kid:

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Here’s our crazy little pup… Mr. Angus. He’s suuuuper lazy. It’s a good thing he’s adorable. Ha! He loves pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Oh, wait. No he doesn’t.

This is my kitty Princess. Or, Pretty Girl. I found her in a mall parking lot years ago when I lived in Seattle. She was just a hungry little kitten meowing in a bush. No way I could leave her. She’s a complete weirdo and I love her.

Meet Pistachio. Lord Pistachio is his full name (my husband named him). He’s a very sweet boy… but, loves to pick on  poor Princess and Angus. Maybe because he’s 17 pounds he thinks he can push everyone around? Hee. He mostly loves people.

Last, but not least, our newest family members: Booksat, Boca, and Mrs. Pickles.

Look… adorable chicks!

Thanks for stopping by!

{You can find me: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram}

{linking up with the Ultimate Blogger Party}

11 Things

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The other day I wandered onto this old blog post. The 11 questions meme post. I had so much fun doing this last time, that I decided to do it again. I’m going to answer the questions I asked in my post last year. The rules:

1. Post a photo of yourself

2. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.

3. Create 11 new questions and ask people to answer them.

My answered questions:

1. What would your dream profession be? Or, are you already working the best job ever?

Oh man. My dream job. I love blogging. I work from home and it’s a fun job! I guess my dream DREAM job would be to illustrate a Children’s book or create a line of fabric. I just want to keep creating! I also hope and plan to keep blogging.

2. Share something that your readers may not know about you…. and, you’d like to share.

Uhhhh. Hmmm. Let me think. Well, I lose my mind if I stay in my house ALL day. It hasn’t always been this way. I’m 99% sure it’s because I have a toddler. She’s crazier if we don’t go for a walk/leave the house each day. We are both much happier on our walks. <3

3. Favorite band/song, movie, and book from the past couple of years…

Favorite band album: A Very She & Him Christmas… I just really love Christmas AND that album. <3 Favorite movie: hmmmm… this is hard. I feel like Drive has to win this. I LOVED that movie. I mean… Ryan. Favorite book: Well, since I’ve had my kiddo… my reading has gone WAY down. BUT, I’m trying to read. Mostly I fall asleep after a couple of pages…. but in the past couple of years, I’m pretty sure the Hunger Games series wins. I LOVE it.

4. Share 3 blogs/websites you enjoy visiting:

I read so many blogs and visit so many sites…. But, here are the 3 I think of first: Lovely Indeed, Emergency Compliment, and Pinterest.

5. Do you have a favorite routine? Something you just do each and every day for yourself and enjoy?

I am very much a creature of habit. I love routine. I get addicted to doing the same thing every day… maybe I have issues with change? Ha! Right now my favorite thing… waking up and enjoying my homemade granola over yogurt and applesauce. It’s a silly thing, but it’s tasty and I love it.

6. What would you tell your 15-year-old self today?

Don’t worry so much about what people MAY be thinking about you. You are a wonderful person and are growing into a lovely lady!

7. Why did you start blogging? And/Or, why do you continue to blog?

I had a blog before The Paper Mama… I started that blog just to share my Etsy shop creations and to have a blog. THEN, I had my kiddo. I started this blog because I was lonely. I wanted to find other mama’s, like myself, that were staying at home with a new baby. PLUS, I had some postpartum things going on. I needed/wanted/and found the support.

8. What is a perfect day in your mind?

My most perfect day involves me sitting and just staring at the wall. Ok, maybe there’s a little more involved. Maybe my perfect day is: sitting on the sofa, food being served to me, watching movies all day, and coffee! And, popcorn! And, wine! Fried chicken for dinner, of course.

9. What’s your perfect date night?

The husband and I wandering to a new-to-us restaurant, wine, and a movie. Weeeee! Party!

10. Do you have a secret/hidden talent? Share a video if needed… just kidding. But, really…. Ha!

I really don’t think I have a hidden talent. I’m a terrible dancer. Singing would probably hurt all of you. Hmmm… I’ll let you all know if I come up with something!

11. Finally: Please share your favorite cell phone photo you’ve taken in the past 2 months.

This photo. I took this the day I got home from Alt Summit. I missed this kiddo SO much, and she just looked so adult here. Oh man… I’m tearing up. I love her.

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My questions for you to answer:

1. If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?

2. Are you a collector of anything?

3. What is your first thought when you wake up?

4. Do you prefer sweet or salty foods?

5. Name one thing you miss about being a kid.

6. Are you a morning or night person?

7. List 5 items on your life’s to-do list:

8. Share one thing that people may not know about you.

9. What is your all time favorite song, movie, and book?

10. Do you have any hidden talents?

11. Are you a really clean or super messy person?

I’m opening this 11 questions meme to all of you! If you answer my questions, please come back and put a link in the comments. I’d really love to come and learn a bit about you! <3

Happy Tuesday,

- Chelsey

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Hello new friends!

Hello hello,

Well, another year another party! This time last year I joined up with the Ultimate Blogger Party. It’s the perfect way to meet new bloggers! I seriously met some sweet bloggers last year… and, can’t wait to meet new friends again this year! SO, to say hello….. I just want to share a little bit about me.

My name is Chelsey… And, yes: I will answer to The Paper Mama! I started blogging back on April 1st 2010… I was hoping to connect with other new mama’s, like myself. I was going through some hard postpartum and found blogging to be extremely therapeutic and I love it. I’ve met and made the most amazing people all over the world. I love my family, hair tutorials, diy’s, illustrations, pretty much I love anything about my family and crafting. And, I reeeeeeallly love fried chicken. It’s my weakness.

I’m married to that guy. That guy right there. He hates it when I take photos of him… so, I only manage to sneak in a few photos of him here and there…. usually when I guilt him into it… It works best when I tell him our daughter will want to see photos of him and her when she’s older! Hee.

Here’s my kiddo. Miss R. Or, Ruari… pronounced Rory. That’s her nickname. Her real name is Laureli… I know… ALL so confusing. BUT, I did fall in love with the name on Gilmore Girls. Ha! And, she answers to both. Hee. She turned 2 in December and is crazy, obsessed with ponies and doggies, and loooooves to dance.

Here’s our crazy little pup… Mr. Angus. He’s suuuuper lazy. But, it’s a good thing he’s adorable. Ha! He loves pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Oh, wait. No he doesn’t.

This is my kitty Princess. Or, Pretty Girl. I found her in a mall parking lot years ago when I lived in Seattle. She was just a hungry little kitten meowing in a bush. No way I could leave her. She’s a complete weirdo and I love her.

And, finally: Meet Pistachio. Lord Pistachio is his full name (my husband named him). He’s a very sweet boy… but, loves to pick on  poor Princess and Angus. Maybe because he’s 17 pounds he thinks he can push everyone around? Hee. He mostly loves people.

Thank you so much for visiting! Welcome, and enjoy yourself!

You can find me: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and I do custom illustrations.

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{Joining up with the Ultimate Blog Party here.}

Party Time

I’m partying today! Blog party that is. I want to welcome anyone new to my blog with a little bit about me…

Me:

The husband, Mike:
The baby: Laureli… or Ruari as I mostly call her (yup, named from the Gilmore Girls. ;D):
Our “dog” Angus:
Our Cats… Pistachio and Princess:

My shops:
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I like paper… I like blogging. I like love my baby! I draw a lot… I take too many photos! I can’t stop tweeting… If I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life it would probably be fried chicken… so yum. I like being sarcastic. I tattoo babies. I have many dreams about blogging and the bloggers I “meet”. I get REALLY carsick… I either have to asleep for long car rides… or drive. Red wine is yummy. White wine if lovely with shrimp. Dessert wine is gross. I am going to BlogHer ’11. I try to buy most of my gifts handmade. And… that’s all I can think of.
Please, look around… enjoy yourself. Have a glass of wine and some fried chicken. :D

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

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Chelsey

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BlogHer 2011!

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