Please excuse the mess... I am currently rearranging my blog. :)


I like this:

I spent the evening with my favorite girlfriends, and I could help but admire these awesome counter stools my friend Kels had! They were vintage and awesome!!!

I often wander and look around Craigslist HOPING to find something as cool as what she has... but, no luck yet. I did find these though:

So awesome. I actually used this stool in a layout I did in school (for interior design). That was about 6 years ago... I still love them. Check out CSN to find some cool stools for yourself!


Dining chair finds.

I'm sorta addicted to dining chairs. I know. That sounds crazy! BUT, I don't like my dining chairs to match. Every one of them are different. I like it. So, this means I'm always browsing online for a couple more chairs to add to my collection. I really need a couple more. It would be nice for the holidays. Here are a couple of my fave's:

I have been eyeing this Kartell Louis Ghost Chair on CSN for a while now. I LOVE that it comes in a kids size too. Ruari needs one.

I LOVE this whitewashed chair I found on Etsy. Etsy is a WONDERFUL place to find vintage/updated furniture. It's green. :) This chair is from: D.I.G.S.

This chair is lovely. The fabric on it is so fun! And, I love that it's painted black. You can find this chair at: Rubbish Rehab.


My pick on Monday: New crowns in the shop

My pick on Monday: The Paper Lady Shop:
There are NEW crowns in the shop for all of you to love and buy! :D

{Paper Lady Invites}

{Paper Lady Invites}

{Paper Lady Invites}

The first 2 crowns are a little different style than what I normally create. I've attached the crowns to a headband. They are a little easier to wear this way. Just using a couple of bobby pins to secure the headband into place really helps. You can wear it ALL DAY LONG. If you want. ;D

{Paper Lady Invites}


My pick on monday: Guess who's crawling?

{Ruari crawling at 9 months}
My baby has finally learned how to crawl. It's a VERY slow wobbly crawl.. but, it is a crawl! So in honor of her learning to crawl:

My pick on Monday:

This cool "Groove Bowl" made out of the Pretenders album: Learning to Crawl. Find more groove bowls from Odd Bob on Etsy. Perfect Christmas gift for the music lover!

{Odd Bob on Etsy}
Don't forget to to check out the Paper my pick on Monday.


Thursday's Three: I need some new furniture!

Do you ever just look at your furniture and say, "Eh."? I'm sort of doing that right now. I'd like to spruce things up... maybe I should check out some console tables on CSN. One with storage (we don't have any closets in our house...)!

1) I like this table from CSN:

It has drawers and a space to put baskets for MORE storage!

2) MORE storage... I'm loving this 60's Danish cabinet from Fabulous Mess on Etsy! You gotta check out their shop!

3)  Ok, I'm loving this store! You really gotta check out their shop! So many goodies! This mirrored credenza is AMAZING! Fabulous Mess on Etsy!


Monday's My Pick: My camera is on the way!

Monday's My Pick: This cool vintage camera bag from: Round Trip! Check them out for all your vintage luggage needs.

Don't forget to check out the Paper Mama's Monday's My Pick.


Thursday's Three: I want a new camera

{Ruari 8 months old}

I want to get a new camera. BAD! There are so many cameras to choose from. My Paper Mama's Thursday's Three is all about what camera I should get... That inspired my Paper Lady's Thursdays Three.

Thursday's Three: Camera

1} Camera rubber stamp from My Rubber Stamp.

2} Vintage still life print from: Bright Side Photos.

3} Houndstooth camera strap from: Howard Avenue

A couple of little reminders:


Monday's My Pick: My 2nd wedding anniversary

{Getting married}

Monday's My Pick: This anniversary card is just too cute! I love it. Please check out Ink and Iron for more totally awesome card creations!

Don't forget to check out the Paper Mama's Monday's My Pick.


Thursday's Three: Growth

This weeks Thursday's Three was inspired by the change and growth my group of girlfriends and I have gone through. We've all known each other for years now. I didn't think it was even possible, but I enjoy and care for my girlfriends more and more with each passing year.

We've all been through a lot together: Friends passing, silly fights, miscarriages, my little birth incident, and MUCH more. I feel like we have grown even closer with all of us getting married and having babies and buying houses... doing big girl stuff!

1) This BEAUTIFUL flower is the perfect image of growth. I love the petals spraying out of it's center. SO lovely. Please visit the VERY talented and lovely Christy at Skinned Knees on Etsy. And, please check out her blog.

2) I love this silk screened art work. The Growing Human Heart. This artist also prints artwork on pillows. I love it. Please check out Utilitarian Franchise!

3) This grow sign is cut out of recycled plywood. Put over a baby's crib, over your piggy bank, in your garden... Please check out WKD Studios for more goodies. There's even a nerd word! :)

Don't forget to check out the Paper Mama's Thursday's Three: Growth.



Don't win this please.

Cause I want to! Bwa ha ha ha ha.

Don't go here to try and win a hat. :D

Monday's My Pick: Kiss

Inspired by miss Kamilah, this weeks Monday's My Pick is: Kiss.

{Ruari and Kamilah}
Gothic Kiss Lipstick embroidered wall plaque. I'm really loving all those embroidered creations on Etsy right now. They're so fun and creative! I love these lips. Check out the Sam Gibson shop for more goodies!

Don't forget to check out the Paper Mama's Monday's My Pick: Kiss.


Thursday's Three: From my favorites...

This weeks Thursday's Three are from my list of favorites. I've been saving them to share, but just haven't done it yet. Here they are:

{Ruari 7.5 Months}

My first fave is: This AWESOME wig! It's so amazing! Please check it out!

My second fave: This Sundry Necklace from Corie Berrie Pie. I LOVE all her stuff. Right now I REALLy want this necklace. Check out the shop!

My third fave right now: This Braided Rhinestone hair band is lovely. I would love to wear this. Please check out this shop for more hair goodies. TONS of stuff for for your wedding hair.

And, don't forget to check out the Paper Mama's Thursday's Three too!

Don't forget:
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