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 Β 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.}


  • Kayla on said:

    I've followed for a long time and somehow missed a post on how to properly pronounce her name. All along I had been reading it completely wrong in my head until I saw this post. Whoops!

    p.s. I LOVE those piercing blue eyes of hers…maybe because they remind me of my son and they're just gorgeous.


  • Mary on said:

    Saw your link on the Blog Party – love your site and look forward to visiting again soon! Adorable family, and of course pets too:-)

  • nick on said:

    Love the hair!!

    Rauri is the cutest little thing I've seen today. I bet she and the pets are craaazy together
    I am new to the UBP but have really enjoyed meeting so many new people. Good luck and hope to talk with you soon.


  • CoffeeLovinMom on said:

    HI Chelsey – loving your pics and your daughter's nickname! Look forward to connecting with you! PArty on!

  • stef on said:

    What a fun person you are. How great to find your blog! Fun! Fun!

  • aimymichelle on said:

    awesome pictures, i am a new follower from the party i hope you'll follow and comment on my blog too!

  • TimeDog Aliea on said:

    I love love love your daughters name that's what I want to name my lil girl if I have one:) I really liked your illustrations and portraits you're really good Ill have to keep you in mind for family Christmas cards:)

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Thank you! And, please do keep me in mind for Christmas. But, I get booked fast in the winter….. so, order no later than September. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica on said:

    I LOVE Gilmore Girls. πŸ™‚ Such a beautiful name for a beautiful girl.

  • Jessica on said:

    I am in LOVE with your daughters name. Gilmore Girls is still my all time favorite show. So glad I found you through UBP!!

  • Erica on said:

    Hello! I'm Erica and I blog over at MiTodo (My Everything). I'm a new mama of a little girl & an old mama of 2 kitties, too. I'm lookin forward to the hair tutorials! I suck at doing my own hair. I need ideas! πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly on said:

    Stopping in from UPB and I am your newest fan! Your daughter is ADORABLE! I love that a pic of your husband you do manage to get is one with no shoes, so like my hubby. lol

  • Kate on said:

    Your family is so cute! Even your kitties! πŸ™‚ I am a mom to 2 boys and a 3rd (team green) baby on the way! Looking forward to getting to know you better and reading your blog! Cute pictures at the top by the way! That's great how you did your hair for us to see! πŸ™‚

  • Crystalyn Bryan on said:

    I just have to say that Angus is my favorite doggy name ever πŸ™‚ And that first photo makes me want to make a silly animated gif of myself.

  • Jess K. on said:

    I'm not new here, but thought I would say hello – I love your blog! It's very inspirational!

  • Delia on said:

    I already knew your wonderful blog but stopping by thanks to UBP12!! I love blogging for the exact same reasons…its awesome to find people and have things in common. Blogging has been a relief for me! wishing you and your family the best always!:)
    visiting from http://inbliss01.blogspot.com

  • Bianca on said:

    Hey just popped by from UBP12 your blog is a cup of awesome!! I may have a slight obsession with bow ties so Angus is looking pretty fly!

  • Steph on said:

    Your picture of Mr. Angus is one of the greatest pet photos I've ever seen. Holy cow, that is so full of personality! πŸ™‚ Love the bow tie.

  • Becky on said:

    Eek! I'm a Gilmore Girls fan as well. Found you on the blog party. I have to upfront though…I'm a dog person. I hope that doesn't ruin our chances of being friends. πŸ˜‰ Can't wait to check out some of your hair tutorials! =)

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha ha! I'm a dog person too…. but, I'm also a kitty person. πŸ™‚

  • Leah on said:

    Love these pics?!!


  • Leah on said:

    Love these pics!!!

  • Jennifer M. on said:

    I love that top moving picture of you braiding your hair! Very fun. πŸ™‚

    Great getting to know you too – I'm pretty new here so thank you for the introduction!

  • Jen on said:

    Stopping by from the UBP12. You look like you will make me laugh….so I look forward to that (no pressure….well some because now I have expectations).

  • Mariana on said:

    You have such a beautiful family and such a great blog! That's all. πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • posh on said:

    You have such beautiful hair!

    Stopping by from UBP to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!

  • Kristine Foley on said:

    I already follow your awesome-ness but stopping by from the UBP! LOVE the moving pics!!!! You are SO freakin cute! Happy Friday to you!!

    Kristine from TheFoleyFam – Unedited

  • Shantel Schrag on said:

    Happy Friday! Dropping by as I blog jump from UBP 12. I love your introductions, looks like a fun household! I love your daughters name and was a big fan of Gilmore Girls as well!! Can't wait to check out your hair tutorials some days I get in a funk and need a pick me!! Hope you'll drop by my blog and say hello! Happy Blogging!!

  • Paula/SimplySandwich on said:

    Hi there! I am stopping by from UBP12 and I am excited to read more about your beautiful family! πŸ™‚

  • Sandra on said:

    I just love that tummy on Rauri! Baby bellies are the best!

  • sovvvy on said:

    Pistachio is gorgeous. I like the Welcome to your new readers πŸ™‚

  • Louise on said:

    Hi lovely lady, so good to get the full intro. I started following you only last week so its been nice catching up!
    I love Mr Angus already, dont you just want to squish him and Miss R all the time?!?

    Anyway, looking forward to all the blogging chat to come in the future! πŸ™‚

    Louise xo

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I do love to squish both of them! My poor dog feels neglected since we had a baby. πŸ˜‰ And, welcome!

  • Natalie on said:

    Lord Pistachio looks like a fierce fella. =) I loved the show Gilmore Girls. Everything except the last episode and when Rory said no to Logan.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I know!!! That last episode was terrible. And, Laureli and Luke…. ::sigh::

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