Back to School Shopping - Office Edition

July 31, 2019
Back to school shopping has always been my favorite! Something about new pens and supplies just makes me giddy! Let's pretend I'm going back to office shopping - here's what I would buy!

  • With how often I switch out my planners, I tend to go for pretty, but cheap ones. I'm loving my current one that has plenty of space for writing and to-do lists!
  • I've always loved writing things down and bloom daily planner tear off pads are perfect for every occasion. I really like the meeting & planning system pads.
  • I am the absolute worst when it comes to drinking water - out of sight out of mind. Trying my best to better at it, so this water bottle should do the trick. 
  • I don't know about you, but cute pens & pencils always help to feel more productive
  • I always have the best intentions when it comes to packing my lunch for work and often use these bento boxes, but I also like these for salads.
  • I feel like the start of something new should be commemorated with a new bag - backpack or work bag - all the same! I put some serious wear into my spring/summer tote and have been looking into a newer one for all my daily essentials. 
  • Typically when I workout at lunch I keep my gym clothes in a plastic bag, I think these reusable gym bags (that can be used for a lot of other things) are perfect!
  • I like to keep paper copies of things, especially when it comes to projects I'm working on. These expandable folders are perfect, plus you can tab each section. 
  • My ultimate back to office actually a label maker that I'm using at home to make everything more organized. 

The more I started to think about back to school / office shopping, the more I realized I actually like the organization that comes with starting something new. Everything is clean and in the right place. We have a couple of changes coming up with the end of summer. The first is that I'm actually going to be going back to school, sort of. I'm going to be taking classes for a marketing strategy certificate (online) and I'll share the program and everything once I've finished. The other is that Sophia will be starting daycare in October for a few days a week and that will be a big change / adjustment for us all! All good and exciting changes, but scary nonetheless!

What do you like to treat yourself to at the start of a new "school" year?!


  1. I loved back to school shopping!! The salad bento box is such a good idea. I need to get one for us!

  2. I've been looking for a good bento box to use for lunches! I like the idea of tear away notes too!!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

  3. I always love shopping for new office supplies--it does remind me of going back to school! I need to look into tear-away notes, seems like a good way to track what you've completed!

    Rosy Outlook

  4. Love a great LabelMaker! Isn’t back to school shopping awesome?!

  5. I love back to school shopping too. We are finalizing our home office area so I'm excited to shop for some things for the desk. Sierra Beautifully Candid

  6. Target is my jam for getting new planners! I love that they carry the Simplified LIne & the Day Designer for a fraction of the cost!

  7. Literally just bought the reusable gym bags!! This reminds me I need to go tax-free shopping this weekend!! XOXO, R

  8. I love the Target pen aisle. I am currently debating if I need more highlighters for bible studies this fall. I am trying to clean out my desk at home before Fall as a reset.

  9. You know me - I've got to click on every link here :)

  10. I love your office posts - how I always find my favorite pens!

  11. Back to school shopping always was my favorite - I miss it every single year! I'm with you, though that it's fun to still treat ourselves to things that will help keep everything organized and neat!

    Just sayin',

  12. I really love this post. I want it all.

  13. I have that salad bento box in my Amazon wish list. It's brilliant!!

  14. I'm right there with ya, girl- I liiiive for organizing, so the process of that when I get new office goodies is the best!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. I also love cute pens and pencils, and that holder is adorable.

  16. I haven't seen those bento boxes before but they are perfect for salads. Going to check them out now. Cute finds!

  17. First off, I’m so glad to be back to reading your blog!! It’s been a couple of months, but I’m so happy to be back. You ALWAYS introduce me to new products or nudge me to start something I didn’t think to try (like the jade roller :) That said, I like the idea of a back to office shopping. Though I don’t work at an office, I think anyone who does or works in general for that matter could take advantage of all the sales that go on in preparation for back to school because they’re often things you’ll need despite not being in school. I NEED a label yesterday, lol. I could only image how it would make things easier and I love the options for cool patterns and prints. Ah, you need to share how starting daycare goes for Sophia and you guys! It must be an array of emotions. Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a great month ahead!



  18. I love this! So many great office finds! That bento box is amazing!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  19. That salad container looks perfect! What a great way to keep things separate so it doesn't get all wilty and gross!


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