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Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Embracing Life's Curves: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Rediscovery

Hi there, readers! My name is Jacki Patterson, and I am thrilled to welcome you to my blog, where I'll be sharing my story and experiences. As the owner and creator of Paper Shay, a constantly evolving shop, I've come to appreciate the beauty in simplicity and the joy of surrounding myself with fun and affordable things. Join me on this journey as I navigate life's twists and turns, finding solace in faith, family, and the little pleasures that make life truly meaningful.

  1. Love and Loss: Life has a funny way of reminding us how precious each moment is. I cherish my deep love for Jesus, which has guided me through both joyful and challenging times. Unfortunately, I lost my beloved husband far too early, but in the midst of heartbreak, he blessed me with two incredible daughters who bring immeasurable joy to my life.

  2. The Art of Lists and Paper: Lists are my trusty companions, keeping me organized and focused on my goals. My addiction to paper stems from the belief that each sheet tells a unique story. There's something magical about the texture, color, and endless possibilities of paper, and I can't help but be drawn to its allure.

  3. Embracing Simplicity: In a world that often glorifies excess, I've discovered that less is truly more. Simple pleasures and the appreciation of small things have become the cornerstone of my lifestyle. I've learned to let go of the need for material abundance and instead find contentment in the beauty of simplicity.

  4. Passion for Fashion: As a self-proclaimed purse and shoe addict, I find solace in the fact that fashion is a form of self-expression that always fits. I believe that personal style should be fun, affordable, and a reflection of one's unique personality. Join me as I explore the world of fashion and share my tips and tricks for creating a wardrobe that truly represents who you are.

  5. Life's Unexpected Turns: Life has a way of surprising us and leading us down paths we never expected. I've come to understand that God has a different plan for me than the one I had envisioned. Embracing change and letting go of the life I had planned has allowed me to discover new opportunities and experiences that have enriched my journey.

  6. The Power of Love and Kindness: Love is the key to happiness, and I believe that kindness is the fuel that keeps our hearts warm. Small acts of kindness can have a profound impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. Join me as I explore the power of love and kindness and share stories of how these simple gestures have brought light into the darkest of days.

Life is a beautiful tapestry of joy, sorrow, and unexpected surprises. Through my blog, I hope to inspire you to embrace the curves that life throws your way, finding strength in faith, love, and the simple pleasures that make every day special. Together, let's dream big and create a life filled with happiness, love, and endless possibilities. Stay tuned for more stories, tips, and reflections as we embark on this journey together.

Oh my sidekick who is always here to make me smile. As they say when

Life gives you Lemons


Here is my sweetness who brings me so much joy!



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