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Back to School

If you’re anything like me, back-to-school time makes you a bit giddy. It’s not because the kids are going back to school (well, maybe a little) but it’s the feeling that you can have a fresh start, an organizational overhaul and get back into a routine.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve LOVED having the husband home all summer – it’s been a ton of fun. But I’m also looking forward to getting back into the swing of preschool, dance class, play dates and the like. And on a personal level, I’m looking forward to doing more writing work and organizing myself better.

Here are some of my must-have items for creating a personal office space that’s both functional and a little bit fancy. Sound familiar? 😉


Pineapple pencil holder, Moleskine notebooks, File folders, Wall calendar, Coffee mug, Desk lamp, Storage boxes, Sticky notes

What are some of your back-to-school must-haves?


A Promise to Myself

It’s the beginning of a new year and with that, I’ve made some promises to myself that I’m going to try my best to keep. One of them is to blog on a more regular basis. I’m not saying I’m going to have a post up every single day, but I’m vowing to be more consistent with it than I am now.

Let’s face it, we’re all very busy and some things take precedent over others. But if something is really important to you, you’ll honor your commitments to keep at it. And that is writing/blogging for me. Here’s just a bit of inspiration to help keep me in line.  🙂


This home office seen on The Everygirl is definitely inspiring


Fresh, clean and simple


A pretty package of Kate Spade pencils


A clever and cute mug for your morning (or all day) coffee via Shop by Monika


I always have notebooks on hand, these beauties from Rifle Paper Co. are perfect