Paper Buzz

Over the course of getting married, I became absolutely enthralled with paper.

I started frequenting a place in Raleigh called “If it’s Paper,” and I became absolutely enchanted with all of the products they had on the shelves.

They had beautiful cards, beautiful envelopes, pads of paper for lists, blank card stock for you to print on, recycled envelopes…you get it.  My desk at work is full of Le Pens (the felt-tipped pens that don’t smear) and cute pads.  The thought of being the envy of folks while I’m at a meeting makes me cackle.

So when I was at my parents’ in Charlotte, I dragged my mom to the paper store, Paper Source to pick up some pens for a guest book that we needed them for later that day.  If If it’s Paper was special, this place was even more so, in the way that featured workshops – and I found a papercrafters holy grail – an L-Press Letterpress machine.

My mom indulged me because she’s into things equally as corny as I am – she is an avid knitter, and has gotten so skilled, that she hooks it up with not only with the hats and gloves, she’s made clothing, blankets, and toys for kids in need.

On the way to my parents’ we hit the Wells Fargo towers, and scooped up my dad for lunch.

“We went to the paper store!”

Papa Cheri sort of laughed, realized I was serious about my excitement, and then goes,

“What is this obsession with paper?!”

He’s right, I’m a little obsessed, but really pumped to learn more about it, acquire a little letterpress for me to start pressing some projects, and to eventually open a little Etsy store.

But now the question is, now that I’m starting to legitimately get into weird-type hobbies, how the heck am I going to find time to do everything?  Because as of right now I’m obsessed with:

  • Reading my Kindle.
  • Running/Working out
  • Blogging
  • Paper
  • Making our new house presentable for my parents when they come for Thanksgiving

I really need to come up with a plan so that I can thoroughly enjoy these hobbies without  losing lots and lots of sleep.

What are your hobbies?  How do you manage your time? 

39 Questions – Totally Stolen

Total disclaimer:  I stole this from Snack Therapy last week.  So read this, then feel free to steal it because it reminds me of that sort of LiveJournal (is that still a thing?) sort of old-school blogging.  I love it I love it.  So here goes!

1. Were you named after anyone?

Yes.  I am my parents first, and they named me after this Stevie Wonder single.


My name is actually Cheri Armour, and one of the rough things about getting married is deciding whether to change my beautiful last name that my parents gave me or not.  Ah.  I’ve got a ton of time to decide, right?

2. When was the last time you cried?

It kind of makes me cry to think about it.  But the last time I really cried was when my grandmother died.  I cried for real when it was time to lay her to rest.  And it was really hard.  Let’s move along.

3. Do you like your handwriting?

Yeah duh.  I write like a total girl.  Wanna see?


4. What is your favorite lunch meat?

I’m a vegetarian.  So none, please 🙂

5. Do you have kids?

No.  But I think I’d like some.  I think I’d be a good mom.

6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?

Yes.  I think I always try to do the right thing.  I value that in other people.  I hope they value that in me.  And I really love my friends.  I hope they can see that.

7. Do you use sarcasm a lot?

Absolutely yes.  That’s truly how I used to deal with my problems.  I do it now because it’s like a second language.

8. Do you still have your tonsils?

I do!  I used to get sore throats a lot, but honestly, since I’ve started running, it’s not really been a thing as much.

9. Would you bungee jump?

Absolutely not.  I’m terrified of heights.  I’m embarrassed at how scared I am of heights.

10 What is your favorite cereal?

I am so boring.  I don’t really eat cereal.  But when I was a kid?


pbcrunchAnd this.


These are both things that I enjoyed with my mom as a kid, and I’d probably start crying if I took a bite of either of these two now.  It just reminds me of really happy stuff.

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?



I mostly wear running shoes and it’s expensive to just mush them off, and it’s really bad for the tendons in your ankles to mush them off.

12. Do you think you are strong?

Yes.  I’m a little girl.  But I’m so so strong.

13. What is your favorite ice cream?

I’m pretty lactose intolerant, so I try to stay away from ice cream.  I love fro yo, and over the holidays I discovered pumpkin cheesecake fro yo from this place called like Yogen Fruz?  Does that sound like a real place or did I make that up?

14. What is the first thing you notice about other people?

Are they nice to other people?  Do they treat waitstaff and their mom and their siblings kindly?  They do?  Okay, we can be friends 🙂

15. Red or pink?

Red on my nails please.

16. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?

I hate that I lose things.  I cannot express to you how much I hate losing stuff.

17. Any tattoos?

Wouldn’t you like to know…..

But yes.  I have footprints on my back in honor of my singing group, and a little baby turtle.  I would like to get some huge colorful pieces after I get married.

18. Do you have any hobbies?

I run.  I run so much.  I love it.  I told someone today that I feel more like myself when I’m running like 30ish miles a week at least.  I blog.  And I sing.  Really well actually.  I made the X-Factor one time.  I told that story once.

19. What color shoes are you wearing?

Sock colored.  I’m wearing some SmartWool socks.

20. What was the last thing you ate?

Apricot Slice, courtesy of a Kiwi friend who came over for Super Bowl Sunday,  It tastes like something we eat in Haiti.

21. What are you listening to right now?

Anything by my woman crush.  Here’s my favorite Demi Lovato song now 🙂

22. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

You know I own like 20 high-end nail polishes right?  Don’t bother asking me that now.  I’m wearing yellow now, though 🙂

23. Favorite smells?

I love the way my dog smells. That’s gross, but she’s so comforting.  She sleeps on the edge of my bed, and I wake up sometimes and peek down to check on how she’s doing.  And she she has not pooped on the floor in like a whole day 🙂

24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

My sister, Deb.  She’s two years younger than I am, but I’m pretty good friends with all of my siblings.

25. Mountain hideaway or beach house?

Bora Bora.  I saw it on KUWTK, if you don’t know what that acronym is, BYE.  Kidding, kinda.

26. Favorite sport to watch?

Girl, bye.

27. Hair color?



Loc colored.  Very brown.  Lighter brown on the ends from working at summer camps.

28. Eye colors?

Brown!  So dark.

29. Do you wear contacts?

Yes.  I wear Dailies, and I really need Lasik because I’m getting blinder by the second.

30. Scary movies or happy endings?

Happy endings.  I hated The Breakup.

31. Last movie you watched?

Hm.  I watched Girls Season 1 all weekend.

32. What color shirt are you wearing?

A black race top from the Shamrock Marathon, the first marathon I ever did.  I almost forgot I had it on, and this sweet girl at run club was like “OMG are you from Virginia?!”  No cause I got the worst and only speeding ticket ever there when I was like 19.  SO NO.  I am not from the state which got me grounded for an entire semester.  Thank you though.

33. Summer or winter?

Summer.  I live for little tiny jean shorts.

34. Hugs or kisses?


35. Computer or television?

Telly baby!  I love Bravo, HLN, and E!  I won’t try and make any apologies for that.

36. What book are you reading right now?

Hanson’s Marathon Method.  Pretending to read it.  Blogging instead.

37. What’s on your mouse pad?

Bye Ashy gif

38. What color is your house?

This like weird brown color.

39. What color is your car?

Champagne darlings!

What was your favorite question of the stolen survey?  Now answer it!