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Monday, August 30, 2010

Giddy Over School Supplies

OK...I love, love, love (did I say love 3 times?) One more...LOVE school supplies! This line from You've Got Mail spoke to me on a level that most wouldn't understand:
"Don't you just love fall? It makes me want to shop for back-to-school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."
Odd? Perhaps, but I can't help it!

Maybe it has something to do with Fall being my absolute favorite season. Don't get me started on pumpkin spice anything, crisp but still sunshiny mornings, crackling leaves under my feet, jeans and layered, warm, fuzzy tops, the colors...OH THE COLORS!, and knowing the next three months are filled with family, holidays, and good food. I think my brain will forever run on the school-year calendar rather than the actual January through December because I always feel like Fall is the beginning...a fresh start.

Anyway...back to the fabulously brightly colored packages bearing organizational supplies and creative goodies at the back of my Target store. I love the smell of scotch tape (just like Meg Ryan's character in You've Got Mail) and the thought of a package of new pens in various colors...[smile]. Maybe it has something to do with my near-OCD need for order. I dunno. There's just something about the back-to-school aisle that makes me giddy!

A couple things I recently picked up at Target:

The file folders and leaf spiral notebook are from greenroom (a new Lindsay favorite).

The Owl notebook is ADORABLE and kind of a mystery. It is by Go Green Eco Design, but I couldn't find them on the web.

Gotta love Crayola. Probably would have picked up more if we didn't already have a bunch at home.

And purchased some lined paper for Logan to practice his letters. Little man starts preschool in two weeks!


  1. Must have the Owl notebook. Also, I love the smell of Elmer's glue and new books! But my favorite thing this year on supply shelves is the giant package of every-color Sharpies. SO. MANY. COLORS. Like the paint chip wall at Lowe's or the paper wall at the Scrapbook store! XOXO Sarah

  2. I love school supplies too! I always buy new crayons, 1 box for each kid and one for me that I hide so that can't get to them! =) I'm pretty sure we now have over 600 crayons...I don't think my kids understand the "joy" of new crayons just yet! Amy