Back to School

Well it’s officially back to school and no matter how old I get I will always be a fan of school supplies. New pens, notebooks, calendars… you name it, I can’t resist. Anyone who knows me well knows that you can always find an assortment of markers, pens and multiple calendars on my desk at any given time.

My favorite supplies come from Paper Source. We don’t have a store here in New Orleans but whenever I am in a city with one it’s a must stop on my list. Perfectly merchandised office supplies and trinkets are my little slice of happy!


Poppin | Work Happy

Even though I’m far out of school and I don’t have any little ones, I LOVE school supplies. New pens and notebooks, I can’t resist. This time of year the urge to buy new desk accessories is in full force! That’s where Poppin comes in. Poppin is such a fun place to shop for new supplies. I love how you can shop by color or interest. And the pen selection, to die for!

Poppin | Work Happy SHOP POPPIN

behind closed doors

I have been doing a lot of cleaning, re-organizing and re-decorating this month. I typically have a very neat and organized home {I’m a perfectionist when it comes to pillows and bedding}, however that is not the case behind closed doors and drawers {closets, cabinets and dressers that is }. I tend to ignore the mess I can’t see. I have rather large doors and a bookshelf that fits perfectly behind one {I live in a one bedroom, I need all the storage space I can get}. This shelf was getting out of control, I finally had to do something about it. Inspired by a few after Christmas craft sale purchases, from my mom.

*bins from Target, plaques from Michaels Craft Store {painted with chalkboard paint}

*other chalkboard paint post here

to date

It’s December 20th which means this years calendar is coming to an end. If you saw my office you would find 3 calendars on display {yes I’m crazy, but I don’t write on them all}. Not to mention the planner I carry in my purse as well {so that makes 4}. The end of Decemeber I always look forward to getting new calendars, most come as Christmas gifts. Below are some of my top picks to start 2012! {need last minute gifts? A calendar is a great one!}

Dottie Wall Calendar $3.50
{vintage vogue covers $13.99}
{colorful planners $17.50}
{pint sized $7.95}
{shoe a day $15.99}
{booklet calendar $10.36}
{kate spade wall calendar $20}


friday finds {stamped}

I came across these precious stamps {from eat | pray | create} and they are just the perfect thing to keep on hand. You can use them on notes, party favors, invitations, fabric… come to think of it pretty much anything! And the price of the stamps is hard to beat, for such a personalized touch! Best part you can always change up the look with different color ink.

{thanks, $6.75}
{hello, $10}
{customized, $15}
{hello, $6}
{plain cards and envelopes, perfect to stamp on}

office space

These days it seems like I spend way more time at work then I do at home. Below are my favorite desk accessories that get me through the work week.

{yes I still use markers, to color-code everything. a little color makes everything better}
{Pottery Barn desk caddy, keeps all my cords hidden}
{vintage Vogue calendar gifted from my aunt}
{who doesn't love sharpies}
{must have coasters, nothing worse then water on your desk}
{my absolute favorite website for office space inspiration,}