Paper Doll Clothing Co. Winter 14′

It’s safe to say that my little clothing company ate my blog. I’ve been living and breathing all things Paper Doll and couldn’t be more blessed by the amazing response we’ve gotten. I do miss this space more than you know, and really want to come back with a bang after the first of the year.

Our holiday collection is too cute not to share so I wanted to dedicate a post to our Winter 14′ collection. Everything is available online and will ship in time for Christmas.

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A special thank you to my amazing brand reps for these pictures. xo

For you Dad…

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As a child, I was a total mommy’s girl. I never wanted to leave my mom’s side. My parents split when I was in the second grade, and I remember the attachment to my mom only intensifying. Ironically enough, some of my favorite childhood memories were spent at my Dad’s house. I remember trips to Sea World, camping, Big Bear, lake trips, days at my Dad’s movie set, mornings spent at Paint Pals and Discovery Zone, pool parties, and Eggo waffles for breakfast… all happy things. So I look back and wonder why I had such bad separation anxiety from my Mom. You look back on pictures of me from age 7-12 and I was likely crying or had red eyes. It’s something now, that my Dad and I laugh about.

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Somewhere during my high school years, my Dad became my hero. The guy that saved me from my crazy, lost self. The one that took me (and my best friend) in when we had no place to go, no questions asked. The guy that funded my many privileges, even when I was less than deserving. The guy that loved me when I was not very lovable. The one that cried happy tears when I told him he was going to be a Grandpa and watched me get married all in the same month. The guy at my bedside minutes after delivering Landyn with flowers in hand. The one that spoils my sister and I with an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii for a week. The one that saved me from an unhealthy marriage and helped Landyn and I get on our feet. The guy that has a soft side and has cried with me before. The one that makes me laugh harder than anyone can. The guy that is a “guy’s guy” yet ended up with 2 daughters and a grand daughter.

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I love you Dad. You are my hero, and I owe it all to you.

And to all those who have lost their Dad, who don’t have a father figure in their lives, and too all the single mom’s that play both roles, you are in my thoughts today. For me, I am counting my blessings.

Lindsay

Easter Happenings

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Spring break has officially kicked off in our house.

We spent our first day off school at Underwood Farms. That place has a festival to go with every season. We rode the tractor and went strawberry picking, read the Easter story Labyrinth through a wheat maze, took pictures with the Easter bunny and a GIANT easter basket, and got our face painted. Landyn had a blast. We are very much into holidays at this age, and I find my girl asking questions. Questions that most of the time throw me off and I never know just how to answer.

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Does the Easter Bunny have a car mommy?

How does the Easter Bunny get into our house? Does he go down the chimney like Santa? 

Why do we dye easter eggs? 

Did Jesus die mommy? 

I have a smart one on my hands. We need book recommendations.

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She’s got the peace sign on repeat. Such a ham.

Landyn’s dress c/o Matilda Jane Clothing // leggings c/o Polka Dot What 

We are spending the rest of the weekend pretty low key with a family brunch on Sunday. Is brunch a California thing? I had no idea.

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I wrote this post last night and woke up today to Landyn having a 102 fever. Did I jinx myself?

Cheers to a low key weekend! Oyyy.

xoxo Happy Easter to you and yours.

Better Late then never {Christmas 2013}

Right after Christmas we jetted to Oregon, and I left all my pictures behind. This week I’ve been playing catch up and I finally got a post together of our 2013 Christmas. It was a special day spent blending families, creating new traditions, and focusing on the reason for the season. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

IMG_4017 Candy Cane Lane

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my dad just adores her 
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someone was on Santa’s good list

IMG_4057 the boys setting up the trampoline… this picture gives me deja vu of when I was a kid. 

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The Christmas decor is down and I am ready to bring on Valentines Day. Life is most exciting when there is a holiday to celebrate.

Have a great week.

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