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The Paper Life
Central IL
I am the walking definition of creative, I have a fun little photography business, believe in capturing our stories, and dabble in anything and everything creative,home decor, and fashion. Also, a momma to 2 amazing kiddos, married to my bestest friend, fabulously 40's, raised a farmer's daughter, and even spent my previously life as a child and family counselor. Come follow my STORY and maybe even fall in love with documenting your own.
Interests: story, life stories, story telling, travelers notebooks, documenting, memory keeping, design, photography, home decor, fashion, beauty, scrapbooking, art journaling, mixed media. crafts, papercrafting
Recent Activity
How would you like to find her hanging in your garden shed this spring? SWOOON! Here's a few more: Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at The Paperlife
A little changing and re-arranging going on for 2014. Please forgive all the testing going on and stay tuned. The blog is going heavy on my photography with a little pinch of my paperlife in the form of what I am calling Life Captures, my new way of doing things... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at The Paperlife
Wow, these are just fabulous, had so much fun with this smart, handsome, and charming young man, along with his sweetheart and momma. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at The Paperlife
Caught this from my car window in pick up line the other day. Totally an everyday thing I see right now but, I know it will one day seem like it went so fast. This is really why I scrap, to remember these crazy little everyday moments that I know... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at The Paperlife
Yes, it is, I know but, seriously how did this happen. We started of crazy and it has been every since. Hoping for a very calm weekend. Jaycie Claire woke up Monday morning with her whole right side of her face and neck swollen. Figured out it was a filling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at The Paperlife
Happy Half way through the week! We are in crazy busy spring mode but, the weather here is terrible, wet, and chilly so it makes it not so fun. Poor Tucker had a minor injury to his finger last night at baseball practice. He says to me this morning, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at The Paperlife
This is a Layout I did purely to document the backstory for Tucker when he gets older. I think it is important for him to know he is always in the forefront of his parents minds, we want to give him every bit of support we can, and just for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at The Paperlife
Just documenting this girl's right now, in today's layout. Want to remember that even at age 7 her character is unbelievable. She sets goals, she goes for them, does the work, and pushes herself, without any outside influence from us. It is just in her to do her best and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at The Paperlife
Image! But good news is she is on her way home. (shot on Friday as she (im) patiently waited for Grammy to get here!) she left Friday after school to go see her cousin, my niece, Abby perform in her second play this year. It is called a Hairy Tale... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at The Paperlife
HI! new phrase at our house popping up is cra-cra! (public school gotta love it LOL) Anyway, I took this picture of Tucker in the backseat on our caride to the farm Easter weekend and it really sums up when he does his best Cra-Cra faces. The kid is nuts,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at The Paperlife
Jumping Beans is what I have around here these days. This is an instagram photo from the first day my mom and I put the Coonkids trampoline together. I kid you not, they jumped for 7 hours straight that day! I was beginning to wonder about their well being by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at The Paperlife
and freshening up the old blog so, bare with me it could get wonky Haven't they gotten big? YiKES Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at The Paperlife
Hi just dropping in quick to document halloween 2012 on the old blog. Sheesh it has been so long I think I have forgotten how to do this maybe. Private Tucker Strawberry Shortcake Halloween 2012 Pretty Much Rocked! Next up, we are making Christmas lists and working out hard to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at The Paperlife
.............before its gone. GRADY'S Fun Place........Check that off the 2012 Summer bucket list. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at The Paperlife
Not much going on around here but some major hanging out. Here's the proof: Fave summer hangout snack for her, the orange, "not pealed, cut in 4's" look at those peepers! Fave summer hang out food for him: "Ginormous" target bear container of animal crackers he has wanted forever. Gussy's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at The Paperlife
......random 4th Coonkid goofiness. Clearing off the camera and just got a few of the kids waiting for the fireworks the other night, but I love them. They are random and real, so thought I would share them and their details. the girls is so full of personality, who knows... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at The Paperlife
It's the 4th of July! Can you believe it? I am happy to report we are home from the family reunion on the farm and my Dad's Corn is definitely well over "Knee High by the 4th of July" (old farmer's saying) Today is our puppy dog, Gus's 7th birthday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at The Paperlife
HI, back again soon because I talked Jaycie Claire into doing this fun theme shoot with me and I can't stand it I have to share. Fair warning, this is going to be photo heavy in order to really show you what I tried to capture. I love doing shoots... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at The Paperlife
Change is Good. Change is in full swing in my life. Kind of taking the summer off to get this Change I am doing all figured out for my online life. One big amazing Change is my fitness, if you follow me on FB or twitter you know I am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at The Paperlife
Hi everybody, just in from a few mile workout and put together a new playlist for the week or so that I workout too. For me the music I hear completely makes or breaks my workout, thats why I usually work out alone, its therapy, its where I get lost... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at The Paperlife
NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM! That's right, the Coon household is a huge fan of ice cream (except health fanatic Tucker) but, this is about paper ice cream today. Designed by my cute friend Elizabeth Kartchner for American Crafts and it's called neapolitan,perfect name! When I saw this line in my lss... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at The Paperlife
Our newest 6 year old as of February 15th. These are her 6 year pics I took at my parent's farm on their bridge that goes over their front pond. And as the title says that is how she describes herself, a "little six" she has said that forever now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at The Paperlife
Hope everyone had a fabulous day yesterday. We certainly did, got to spend it with family and the Coonkids were overjoyed to get to see Cousin Abby. The 3 of them have such a special bond, you could put them in a room for a week together and they would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at The Paperlife
Yep thats me!!!! I love, love, love this piece and it has found its temporary home at WISHES until some lucky person brings her to her forever home, that is. I love how the inside not only has a bar for clothes but about 10 hooks that line the back... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at The Paperlife