I Heart♥ Faces challenge: "Then & Now"

♥ This weeks I Heart Faces challenge is all about “Then & Now”. Basically you recreate one of your old photos. 😀

So, for this week I took an old photo of me as a baby being held by my Mom… and recreated it with me holding my baby. I had a lot of fun doing this! The challenge on I Heart Faces was originally inspired by this website: Young Me Now Me. Please check it out! It cracks me up!

{Chelsey (me) at around 4 months}

{Ruari at 4 1/2 months}

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Getting to know YOU♥

The questions..

1. Are you superstitious?
Yeah, I think so… just a little! I don’t actually notice I am until I wont open an umbrella indoors or walk under a ladder! 😀

2. If you were an animal..what kind would you be?
Hmmmm, I think I’d have to be my cat, Pistachio. He sleeps allllll day long! And, I really would love to have a nap!


3. You would never catch me wearing………?
Shoulder pads. I’m sorry. Last fall all the stylists were trying to tell me they were coming back… no! No way man. 🙂

{Photo from: FiFi Report}

4. If someone posts a VLOG..do you watch it?
Ummm, probably not. I guess I don’t really see them. AND, I’m usually only on the computer when baby is sleeping. No noise.

5. Have you ever waxed your girlie/manly parts..or any other part of your body?
Yes. Ouch.

6. Are you a spender or a saver?
Both. Depends on the mood. Seems whenever I have money to spend I don’t spend it… or when I don’t have it I want to spend! I’m crazy.

7. If you were starring in a movie..who would you want to play your leading man/woman?
Johnny Depp.

{Photo from: SLXS}

8. Smoker..never smoked..social smoker..or smoked back in the day?
Never smoked. I really don’t like cigarettes at all. Bleh.

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Photo Challenges on the paper mama … Joy!

While I’m coming up on the 2 year birthday of my Paper Lady blog… it has officially been a month since I started up my paper mama blog! Yay! It’s a great place for me to share my thoughts and have a little “me time”. Whenever baby is napping… I’m blogging! I really enjoy it and I really love all of the fellow blogger’s I have met.

One of my FAVE things to do in my blogging world are photo challenges. I take a million photos and love to play with them in photoshop.

So, yes… I have jumped on the blogging photo challenge bandwagon. 😀 The paper mama now has a weekly photo challenge! Can you say yay?!

There always has to be rules… I know, boring right? But, it’s to help me and you. 🙂 Click on the link for more details…

On to the challenge: Joy!

Since this is a mama blog all the challenges will be based around your children. Now, I’m not too picky on what you call your children. As far as I’m concerned my cats and dog are my kids too! Take or find your best and favorite photo that just screams JOY!

Here’s my example of Joy:

{Ruari at 19 weeks}

Once you have posted your blog entry please come back here to link up the photo challenge post. This way I know you have a post!
There are no prizes for this challenge. But, if you have an Etsy shop and would like to give away a prize sometime, please let me know!

If you’d like a photo challenge button for your blog… please scroll down to the bottom of the blog to grab a button!


All entries need to be in by May 7th, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Thanks!

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Simplicity Photo Contest♥ … Minimalism

So, I found out about this contest from Beka at Hold on Love. I love blogging challenges. The highlights of my day! So, the contest is about minimalism. My photos are rarely minimalistic. 😀 But, I’ll do my best!
Here’s a pic of Ruari. I’d love to say she was gazing at Daddy or looking at her toys or in a deep thought about politics… but she wasn’t. She was watching TV! Yeah, she loves it.

{Ruari♥ at 19 weeks}

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Flashback Friday … Sisters

{Nicole (2 years) and Chelsey (3 or 4 months)}

Christopher and Tia’s Flashback Friday!
Here’s a photo of my sis, Nicole, and I taken waaaay back in 1983. I’m going to take a guess and say I was about 3 or 4 months here… which means my sis was just over 2. Over at I Heart Faces they have a challenge coming up for recreating an old photo! I think we might recreate this one!

By the way… I really wish we still had that sweet red trike! I think little Ruari needs one of those! Oh, I just found some REALLY awesome Schwinn trikes on Amazon! I’m obsessed with Amazon. You can really find almost anything on there at a discounted price!

Looks like the trike comes in 3 colors: Pink, Red, and Blue. I would go for the pink or red one… but I think red wins! It would have to match my red KitchenAid mixer of course!

The Paper Lady
{Pink Schwinn trike: Amazon}

The Paper Lady
{Red Schwinn trike: Amazon}

Oh man. The trikes totally come with the tassels and bell! Ok, I’m saving my allowance!

Ruari wants to say, “Hey all you Mama bloggers!”:

{Ruari at 19 weeks. Holy cow!}

{Num dress!}

This one is titled: “Attitude”:


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