The Paper Mama Shop Is Back Up And Running!

Corgi and Portland Pins. Illustrations by, Chelsey Andrews (the paper mama shop on Etsy)

Sometimes I forget that not everyone follows my Instagram account. I have failed to share this news on the ‘ol blog! So: The Paper Mama Shop is back up and running! It’s been closed for about 2 or 3 years, I can’t even remember how long it’s really been. I didn’t have time to keep it up and running with some other work I had going on, but things have changed and here we are. Most of the stuff in my shop has been sold at some local Portland stores for a couple years, but now you don’t have to live in Oregon to get your hands on these items. I’m all set up and ready to ship out these goodies all over the world.

Illustrations by, Chelsey Andrews (the paper mama shop on Etsy) Illustrations by, Chelsey Andrews (the paper mama shop on Etsy) Illustrations by, Chelsey Andrews (the paper mama shop on Etsy) Illustrations by, Chelsey Andrews (the paper mama shop on Etsy) Illustrations by, Chelsey Andrews (the paper mama shop on Etsy) Illustrations by, Chelsey Andrews (the paper mama shop on Etsy)

All of the items in my shop are made from my illustrations. Right now I’m only selling pins and buttons, but more items will be added slowly (it’s hard to get items in a shop while holding a baby with one hand). I have some ridiculous postcards to add to the shop… but haven’t, yet.

Head on over here to check out the shop and have a great Thursday!

– Chelsey


Weekly Meal Planner Printable

Free Weekly Meal Planner Printable

Free Weekly Meal Planner Printable

We are still sorta fresh into the new year, but some people (ahem, me) are already starting to forget their New Year’s resolutions. Let’s not let that happen. One of the goals I made for 2016 is to keep up with meal plans so my family and I can eat healthy and we don’t go over our grocery budget. I know I do have a 5 month old baby, so that’s a valid excuse for slacking a bit, but I am trying. To help me stick to this goal I created some easy to use free Weekly Meal Planner printables to help keep my resolution and shared it on the Better Homes and Gardens blog. My printable has a spot to write out your meal idea for each day and there’s even a space for the shopping list for the week.

Free Weekly Meal Planner Printable

If you want to save paper you can transform these printables into reusable planners. Just laminate or frame this printable, then use dry erase markers for your meal plan sheet. You can take a photo of your shopping list before you head to the store, and you’re good! The printable menu comes in three colors: black and white, orange and blue, and colorful.

To see the full post, plus get the free printables, head on over to the original Better Homes and Gardens post.

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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8 DIY Ideas to Transform a Dull Backyard or Patio

8 DIY Ideas to Transform a Dull Backyard or Patio on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

Trend: 8 DIY Ideas to Transform a Dull Backyard or Patio

The rain is slowing down a bit here in Portland, so I’m just about ready to spend some time out in my garden. We tore down our detached garage last Fall, so my husband and I are exploring the Internet to find inspiring ideas to help makeover the mud pit. I found 8 DIY Ideas to Transform a Dull Backyard and shared the amazing before and afters on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

To check out the full list of before and afters, 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. The images in the first photo are from: One Kings Lane, Remodelaholic, and The DIY Playbook.

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The Baby Is Sleeping No Soliciting Sign – Free Printable to Download

Baby Is Sleeping No Soliciting Sign - Free Printable to Download

Baby Is Sleeping No Soliciting Sign – Free Printable to Download

I CANNOT get the solicitors to stop knocking on my door. We get a solicitor about 5 times a week. That’s 5 more times than I want to answer my door. I’m a bummer and I really don’t want to chat with a random person at my door, especially with a little grumpy baby. The worst is when they knock while the baby is sleeping. That gets our dog barking and it’s all over, baby is awake. I’m desperate to make it stop, so that’s why I made these signs! No more knocking on my door. Anyone I know that comes to my door can text me, but everyone else can go away. Just kidding, sorta. Ha! You may notice I added a little post-it note to my sign for today and tomorrow. It’s time to vote here in Oregon means even more people coming to my door.

Baby Is Sleeping No Soliciting Sign - Free Printable to Download

I’d like to share these signs with you and hopefully you can keep the solicitors away. I’d suggest using it even if you don’t have a baby. Click on these links to download the signs: Blue, Green, Purple, Pink, or Gray.

– Chelsey

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