Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Soccer Mom

I recently found my zoom lens for my camera.  It had been hiding in my office behind boxes of envelopes.  I decided to snap some pics of my favorite way to spend my Saturdays.
I LOVE being on the soccer fields watching my number 99.  I really do LOVE being a soccer mom.   I grew up on the sidelines of soccer fields watching my dad and my brothers play and although I am sure I complained about it back then, I love it now.  I am not a sit-in-a-chair-soccer-mom.  I am a pace-the-sidelines-and-yell-a-little-soccer-mom.  I shock myself when I realize I am yelling.  It's unlike me to yell in public.  I don't yell crazy, mean, who's that lady screaming kind of things.  I just cheer.  Loudly.  And try to coach a little.  Speaking of the coach...he's hot.
The Baker...with his coaching face on.

So proud of this boy!  Go Mustangs!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Picture Post

chevron note cards 
houndstooth note cards 
quatrefoil ribbon leopard black rubber iphone 4 case 
red damask candy roll 
chevron iphone tough case 
chevron quatrefoil clipboard with bow 
chevron chandelier iphone tough case 
quatrefoil iphone case 
white picket fence mouse pad 
super hero round stickers 
leopard print mouse pad 
chevron grey/green cutting board 
mini dot gingham chevron with owl teacher sign 
chevron moustache mini candy bars 
chevron moustache cupcake toppers

flower shop iphone case 
dot dot darcy round stickers

© 2012 paperdoll designs

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cinammon Rolls and Candles

Yesterday was The Baker's birthday.  I really need a new name for him...he rarely bakes anymore.  sniff, sniff.  I've been so busy with PaperDolly stuff that I didn't think ahead about making/buying him a cake.  Thank goodness for good friends who deliver homemade birthday cinammon rolls first thing in the morning!!  He loves them so much so Nora suggested we just make them his cake.  I stacked them on a cake stand and stuck candles all over and called it good. Thank you, Shelle!
He loved it!
He gets cuter every year.  I jokingly like to tell The Baker how lucky he is all the time that he is married to me but everyone that knows Nathan knows that I'm the lucky one.  He's almost too good to be true.  I'm a lucky girl.
All those candles on the cinammon roll stack reminded me of something that I read a few months ago about celebrating all the little things with candles.  I can't remember where I read it but it was a blog post/article/pinterest or something about using candles in whatever...doesn't have to be cake...to celebrate life's little accomplishments.  Score a soccer goal?  Candle in your pizza at dinner.  Do great at a dance recital?  Candle in your pancakes.  Make straight A's?  Candle in your mashed potatoes!   I knew that my kids would love that and meant to put it into practice but totally forgot about it.   To keep myself from forgetting, I put all the candles in a jar and left it on the dinner table.  Now I think I will remember.  Can't wait to surprise one of the kids with candles in their spaghetti!!
They are an inexpensive way to celebrate and there are some super cute candles out there too!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013


There's a giveaway going on at the PaperDoll Designs' facbook page!  Head over and enter to win one of these Last Day of School/Graduation Plates!!

Choose your own colors!


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Thursday Picture Post

Still cleaning out the picture files!!  I think most of these pics are back from Christmas time.  I've still got a LONG way to go. 
red quatrefoil floral spiral
chevron blanket
rainbow stripe blanket
mini dot gingham clover coin purse
mini dot floral coin purse
navy chevron floral coin purse
swiss dot mug
swiss dot mugs
chevron clipboard with bow
chevron clipboard with bow
chevron clipboard with bow
red turquoise polka dot gingham quatrefoil platter
red turquoise polka dot gingham quatrefoil magnet for yard sign
blue and green damask with ribbon magnet for yard sign
wide stripe grey and red phone case
chevron swirly frame phone case
chevron phone case

© 2012 paperdoll designs

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Little Yellow Chair

I've often joked that we don't have "grown up" furniture and don't live in a "grown up" house.  When I visits friends' homes, they seem so "grown up."  I don't know how to explain it any other way but their beautiful homes with beautiful furniture and beautiful artwork seems just that...GROWN UP.  I do love it and maybe someday I'll live in a "grown up" house but for now I love my hand me down, flea market furniture and vintage vibe.  The other day I actually realized that in our entire downstairs we have maybe one piece of furniture that we didn't find at a flea market or have handed down from family.  It makes me kind of happy that I can look at our dining room table and remember when my parents bought it back when I was probably Charlie's age.  I know that the cabinet in our breakfast nook used to be in a little girl's room I know that is all grown up now. Most of the furniture in our bedroom belonged to my mom when she was a little girl.  I also like that when I break out the paint my husband doesn't even bat an eye.  It's not like we are going to ruin an expensive piece of furniture.
For years I have been wanting to paint the hand me down table in our dining room.  It's black.  I don't really do dark furniture.  If I had my way, every piece of furniture in our house would be antique white.  I wish I had taken a picture before sanding down the top of the table but here it is mid redo:
And here it is after painting the base and staining the top:
Of course the chairs and that bench back there now needed a redo. 

Makes the dining room look COMPLETELY different now that the big black table and chairs are gone.
I decided I wanted to do something a little crazier than antique white for the bench and settled on yellow.  I 'm loving it.  While we were painting the bench, I started thinking about my grandma because she always had a yellow dining room.  I can still picture the yellow and white gingham tablecloth that was always on her dining room table.  And in the corner there was a little ice cream parlor chair.  It was my grandma's when she was little.  Every one of her kids and grandkids sat in that chair.  It has been painted a million colors but I remember it best sitting in the corner of her yellow dining room.   I always loved that chair growing up and am beyond blessed to have it now that my sweet grandma is gone.  I had Nora run in and grab it and gave it a little makeover too.  I had painted it light green YEARS ago for Nora's baby room and it was looking so sad and dingy.  Now it looks so happy and reminds me of my grandma and her yellow dining room.
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