Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Paper Files | 1

I'm excitamated to bring y'all my first The Paper Files series of the year. I'm also excitamated about this new idea that I'm sure the paper lover crazies will be happy with too. I've decided to do one paper goodie giveaway a month because paper is amazing & why not? This month I'll be doing it alone, but hopefully in the next few months I'll be hosting the giveaway with my paper loving homies. Yes, it's already in the works so definitely stay tuned and if you're interested in joining in, please let me know so we can make paper loving magic together! 

As paper lovers, you already know this will be a heavy picture post so don't be alarmed! 

As you know, I have tons and tons of journals that have never been used but get opened frequently so that I can smell the marvelous paper haha! I don't want to say there aren't enough paper stores in Houston because there are (but we could always use more) but I'm obsessed with the Paper Source. Houston only has two locations and the closest store to me is kind of a pain to get to. It all comes down to parking and it truly is crap at City Centre. The parking garages are too far and as a smoker.. It's a real sacrifice for me to walk my no oxygen ass to almost the opposite side of where I parked. But you know what? My love for paper is so intense that I do it without complaining. K, so maybe I complain a little but still. The last time I was in City Centre with the Houston Latina Bloggers, I took the opportunity to visit Paper Source with Momma of Dos since we were already walking around. It took a bit of convincing because Momma of Dos is also a paper lover and she knows how hard it is to contain yourself in a paper store but she took it like a champ and found some fantastical goodies in the clearance section. Sidenote: Paper Source has a 30% OFF sale on all calendars which include planners so defitinely hit them up online or a local store!

First thing you see when you walk in the store is a cute set up with Valentine's Day goodies. Cards, rubber stamps, coffee mugs, pillows and so much more. See this picture Momma of Dos posted on Instagram to get an idea of what I mean. I couldn't pass up on getting some cards and a rubber stamp for my homies. I almost bought some stickers but then I remembered that I had some at home that I could seal the envelopes with. Yes, it's that serious. Don't believe me? Ask my friends who get random snail mail from me throughout the year!

Another paper goodie I picked up is one that's been on my wishlist for a little over a month, the 52 Lists Project journal (affiliate). I was going to buy it for Christmas for my sister but they were sold out at the Paper Source and I didn't want to wait for it to be shipped to me. My sister is also a paper lover and hoards journals like I do. We've established that we got this obsession from Mama Carrizo because she has random journals, pens and notepads everywhere. Eh, what can I say.. we're crazy paper people!

I took these pictures before I started writing in it but just so you know.. I've done three lists and they've all mentioned Whataburger #theloveisreal I'm not doing the lists in order, I'm kind of doing them randomly since sometimes I'm not sure what to add to my list. I'll share my completed pages as they get done. What I like about these lists is that they are also great writing prompts for bloggers and that's extremely helpful for me since half the time I don't know what to write about on here..

On to the January Giveaway. I'm starting off small and sweet to hopefully end the year with a big and badass paper giveaway. This first giveaway is for a 17-month planner that started in Aug 2015 and runs until Dec 2016. What I think a lot of paper lovers will like is that it's small and compact-like at 4.5"x6.25" so it's perfect for your purse or if you're on the go. Some folks have multiple planners that they use for specific things so this one could be for crafting like maybe Project Life or to keep tabs on food that you've been eating or even your workouts.

If ya like what you see and want a chance to win, please use the widget below to sign up. I will contact the winner by email and of course put you on blast on all my social networks.. so please make sure you put down your correct email. The giveaway starts today and will end Wednesday (01/20-01/27) and is only available in the US. Some of the entry options give you multiple entries so don't forget about that.

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Mucho thanks for stopping by and stay tuned
for more #ThePaperFiles giveaways this year!
I promise you don't want to miss them!


  1. I love paper A LOT! I know, not too original ;)

    1. No need for originality because your answer is PERFECT! Haha!

  2. I used to horde journals and planners and now it's been years since I've had one! These look amazing!

  3. I am with you on the paper/stationary addiction land lol ❤️ I mean what is not to love???? So pretty, can be fun or delicate. I always adds an extra touch ✨

  4. XOXO! Paper! (oh, & colorful markers!) I have so many, many journals & spirals...[not a hoarder] just a quirky creative with a business plan!

  5. great. so i went ahead and ordered the 52 lists journal. stupid good pictures lmao.

  6. Beautiful paper and stationary can be so inspirational! :D

  7. I knew if I went in there I'd buy everything so I told Wendy to keep me away! Lol I kinda regret it! I need to make another trip down there soon!

    1. Yes, girl! It is crazy how much cash you can spend in such a fantastical store!! We should make an HLB trip there after we grub first!

  8. Oh, paper, how I love thee. Let me count the ways!!!

  9. Realized I didn't exactly answer the question -- paper is simple way to male the things around me beautiful :)


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