Saturday, August 31, 2013

PaperDoll Picture Post

Hello!  I've missed the blog but needed every spare minute I had lately so the blog was neglected.  I'm hoping to get back to a normal schedule this week.  Here's a picture post to kick start my return to blogging!!

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Friday, August 30, 2013


 It's been a while since I've done an instaFriday so some of these pictures go back a few weeks.  I've been a bad blogger lately.  The past few weeks are really a blur.  I still haven't adjusted to our new school schedule.  I thought Back to School would mean lots of extra work time and free time for mommy but so far it has not worked out that way.  I think I have spent most of my time either at school or running errands to get stuff for school.  Determined to find some balance this week.
Here's where I dump my phone photos for our week in review...
Back to school festivities...Charlie hit the ticket Jackpot! 
1st Day of School Pics:  I cannot believe I have a 7th grader, 5th grader and 1st grader!!
Graham is doing XCountry again this year.  Here are the spikes he picked out on Spike Night.
1st meet of the season and he scored a medal!  So proud of this kid!  Can't wait to see if he reaches his sub-6 mile goal this year.  I know he can but either way, this kid (and all those other runners) amaze me.  This is a tough sport.

Football season has started and our little cheerleader is loving it!
I did the Glow Run again this year with these lovely ladies.  We stepped it up and went all out with our outfits.  My dreams finally came true...I got to wear a tutu. :)
This really is the most fun 5K ever!  Here's the crowd right before it started.  There was neon as far as the eye could see.  So cool.
After the run...we got medals too!
1st graders have REAL homework.  Oh My does this little man look cute doing REAL homework!
That's our week (or past few weeks) in review.  You can follow along on Instagram if you'd like to see all this exciting stuff in real time :)
I'm mypaperdolldesigns on instagram if you want to follow along next week.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pic Post

I'm still getting used to the new schedule around here so blogging hasn't been at the top of the list this week.  I thought I was anxious for school to start but after a few days of homework and after school sports, I think I am ready for summer again.  Hopefully, I will get back to a regular blogging schedule next week.


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Monday, August 19, 2013

Picture Post

I have reached the light at the end of the "back to school" tunnel!  I'm so thankful for the busy season but am thrilled to be getting back to normal in the PaperDoll world.  I'm not gonna lie...the last few weeks have been a little rough.   I've been working about 70 hours a week and had hit burnout and plain exhaustion.  A few weird things have happened lately on the business side of things that have had me in a funk but now that things have slowed down a bit and the kids are back to school, I'm feeling a new found PaperDoll love and am ready to get back to doing what I love.  I'm reorganizing the office, making a work schedule, reevaluating some products and deciding which ones to keep and which ones to discontinue,  and planning out some new packaging. I am also getting super anxious to sit down and come up with some new designs.  Thanks for baring with me during the last few weeks.  I know I was slower to return emails and orders took a bit longer so I really appreciate YOU!


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

What's for Dinner?

Considering that last week was jam packed with back to school parties and practices and all sorts of random events, we did a pretty good job at eating at home.  We only ate out one night and only deviated from the plan one night.  I'm super excited this week to be finished with my 28 to Great Challenge!!  I CAN'T BELIEVE I DID IT!!!  I'll post more about that later but I'm just glad to be a little bit more relaxed about the meal plan!! 
*I use my PaperDoll Designs Dry Erase Menu Board that is very similar to the above pic to keep my family "in the know" about what's for dinner each week.
SUNDAY: Breakfast Casserole
I have a loaf of Great Harvest whole wheat bread in the freezer so I'll use that for the base of the casserole.  I can't wait to add some cheese on top!  28 days is way too long to go without cheese!
MONDAY:  Chicken Noodle Soup
Everyone loves this and it's so easy to make.  I make it in the crockpot so it's super easy.

TUESDAY:  Black Bean Layered Dip
I've been missing this one.  We love to have this dip as a meal
WEDNESDAY:  Grilled Halibut & Veggies
We'll probably add some chicken for the fish haters in the family.  I can't wait to grill some sweet potatoes...they are my new favorite!

THURSDAY:  Spaghetti & Meatballs
FRIDAY:   Eat Out
I'm not cooking EVERY night!
SATURDAY:  Hamburgers on the Grill
This was on the list for last night but we changed it up and had black bean soup so we will try it again for next weekend.  I've gotten used to having my hamburgers lettuce wrapped.  I'm not sure whether I'll go back to the bun or not...
That's what I'm making this week!  I'd love to hear what you are having!!  I'm always looking for new dinner ideas!
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Thursday, August 15, 2013


The SPIRALS are one of my very favorite PaperDoll products!  I love getting orders for spirals!  They make great gifts and who doesn't need a spiral.  I'm always looking for something to make a list on so it's handy to have a few spirals around the house here and there.  Spirals can be turned around quickly (just 2-3 days or so if you're only ordering spirals) so if you need a quick gift, spirals are the way to go!


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