Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Last weekend.

This last weekend was FULL of fantasticness. I wandered up to WA on Thursday, on the train, to stay with my other family. Side note: Ummm, the train was cheap in comparison to driving 3.5 hours. That drive would take a tank and a half of gas for me ($100). After taxes and all that, my round trip train tickets were $54. And, I could use the money I saved to buy wine to drink on the train… hee.

On Friday, Mandy and I went to breakfast (I ate chicken fried steak. Thank you.). AND, thrifted allllll day. I found way too much. Good thing I packed light and could fit my goodies into my luggage. Ha! Saturday was the whole reason why I was in WA, March of Dimes. I had a fantastic time! So proud of all those ladies raising nearly $4,000 for the babies. Mandy dropped me off at the train after the walk, and my family and I enjoyed ourselves with a mini-picnic outside. Lovely weather for sure. Which is why I got a little bit of a sunburn from the walk (I forgot sunblock).

Sunday, was Mother’s Day. I love that day. I gave my mama that adorable canvas of Ruari (from HP) and my husband gave me cookies! Yummmy yummy cookies. In fact… I have a couple left. I may need to make sure they’re ok…..

How was your Mama’s Day weekend? I hope it was lovely!

P.S. I’ve seen this idea wandering all over Pinterest… but, we really haven’t had nice enough weather to test it out yet: Set your phone in a bowl… and, play music! It really amplifies it! We found that the glass bowl worked best. Cool idea. Will be doing this for picnics this summer!

And, don’t forget to enjoy my 25% off coupon for ad space! Really awesome deal!


{If you have a Wordless{ish} Wednesday, please feel free to link it up below. And, feel free to link up to these blogs too… Parenting by DummiesProject Alicia,And Then She SnappedJenni from the Blog, and Live and Love Outloud.}


  • Meghan on said:

    Looks like a lovely weekend!
    I've never taken the train anywhere, but that might be fun to do the opposite trip (Seattle to Portland) since we always want to go for a weekend trip down there. Might be easier then keeping babies entertained in a car for 3-4 hours too ; )

  • Melissa on said:

    Great pictures…. I love your glasses (random– I know)

  • Leah on said:

    Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! I've always wanted to take a train and go to Washington…so props to you for living my dreams!
    ; )

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Sweet! I used to ride the train every couple of weeks in 2002-2003 to Seattle. Loved it.

  • Fallon on said:

    I looooove that bowl. Love love love it. 🙂

  • Joni on said:

    i tried the iphone thing a few weeks ago also, except i used a large plastic cup (like a souvenir cup). i will have to try a bowl to see it that works better. i have been using this idea when we are on our porch and when i am in the shower (that's the part i like about the plastic cup).

    looks like a really great weekend. glad you were able to spend some time with friends and helping to save babies!

  • Laura on said:

    There's just something about taking the train to your destination–it's so much more relaxing than driving and you can read a book, people watch and drink wine all at the same time! 😀

  • Sarah on said:

    Such cute photos and such a good idea using the bowl. More than anything, though, I just wanted to say that I really, really want that bowl. So awesome!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha ha! It's not even mine…. My moms. She won it… As a set. I keep threatening to steal it.

  • Serendipity is Sweet on said:

    Wow, sounds like a great weekend! Shopping, wine and cookies? Right up my alley 😉 Love all of your fun pics, and thanks for the iPhone tip!!
    Have a great Wednesday 😉

  • Alicia on said:

    Sounds like a full week. I've really enjoyed watching your instagram feed. That one of you and rauri is beautiful! (6th down) and love the picnic shot!

  • Mindi on said:

    Looks like a fantastic weekend. Love the March of Dimes and all they stand for, having worked in a NICU for several years. I am going to have to try that speaker trick. Happy belated mommy's day!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      That would be an amazing job. Working in the NICU. Hard.

  • sadiedear on said:

    I tried the bowl-as-speaker idea this weekend, too! Isn't it awesome? I have a wine glass that actually worked better than any of the other bowl-like things I have on hand.

  • ToDoListMom on said:

    Thanks for the linky 🙂 Happy hump day! (The phone idea is awesome – gotta try it out too.)

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