Obviously, I work year-round as a writer, but today was my first day back at my school-year job as a newspaper adviser. One of my favorite parts of going “back to school” even though I’ve been out of college for 5 years: Shopping for school supplies. So, I just couldn’t resist posting these few photos. Did I ever tell you that I have a tendency to become a bit too obsessed with pens and paper and notebooks and folders? And did I ever tell you that I once actually took a few snapshots of myself browsing said supplies? Well, here’s the proof. What do you think, friends? xoxo
P.S. That first photo is the expression that always crosses my face when I first enter the school supply section. Pure bliss! 🙂
P.P.S. I’m guest posting on The Favour Shoppe today. You can read my post here!
Lillian Chang says
I LOVE back to school shopping!! That's one of the things I miss most about school (total dork here :), and I always get nostalgic when walking up and down the aisles at Staples. Looks like you acquired some fun new supplies! Yay!! 🙂
i feel the same way!!!
i wish i had back to school shopping to do!
i love these photos of you…so fun!
Melanie's Randomness says
I love school supplies too!!! Those lil heart post-its are too cute! Good luck this year Mel! =)
I love your haircut. It's so cute!
The Favour Shoppe says
Cute photos! Thanks for writing such a fabulous article for our blog!! <3
Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle says
One of my favorite things growing up was back to school shopping and I have always loved office supply stores…to fun!!! 🙂
I too become obsessed with pens, paper and office/writing goodies and I love that someone else does too…and I'm learning that many of your followers do too from the comments! Yippeee! 🙂
Glad you had a FABULOUS time, Melissa!!!
Melissa Blake says
I got a whole bag full of new pens from my mom for my birthday. I was in heaven! 🙂
Melissa Blake says
Awww, thanks for the compliment, Hollie! xoxo
Poor Fish Girl says
I love school supply shopping, too. Not only that but I love the way school smells. I can't explain it (either you get it or you don't). It makes me want to be productive.
Lastly, Melissa, your hair looks adorable! I love the cut!
TOO CUTE! but, hey, where's your signature polo shirt??
Aspiring Kennedy says
heart shaped post it notes? no way!! you are more than ready to take on the school year. 🙂
Melissa Blake says
Ha, fish, I didn't even notice I wasn't wearing a polo! I shall wear one next time I go office-supply shopping, which is usually pretty often! 🙂
Can't get enough of new stationery: it's so full of promise isn't it? Even the most pedestrian of notebooks has the potential to contain a masterpiece!
I absolutely ADORE back to school shopping. Even though I've been out of school for a few years, I often try and replenish my pen/paper supply every September (and my trapper keeper collection, duh!) Also, those post-it's are absolutely adorbs!
Novelista Barista says
lol i hear you on that!!! i loved buying school supplies. im sad im not going back yet
Wild and Precious says
Haha I'm the exact same way! Always love fresh notebooks : )
Oh I love love shopping for pens, pencils, journals (wonder what it is?) Love the first photo of pure bliss! (Yup, that would be exactly how I feel too :))
I totally get it. I miss shopping for school supplies!
Dancing Branflake says
My husband gets way too excited for Staples just like you. I don't understand the obessesion but I respect it. Very respectable indeed!
Lol! You and me both!
happy moments says
i can perfectly understand your love for school supplies. I have the same too, I do school supply very often. I like pencils and coloured notebooks.
You are completely adorable and beautiful. 🙂
Thanks for reminding me that there is something good about going back to school… all the rad supplies.
Poppies and Sunshine says
I love the heart shaped post its! So cute! I hope everything goes well with your job starting back up!
Yes! School supply shopping is the best! I was way too excited about buying nice pens yesterday – I validated the splurge by telling myself I'll study more with 'em.
I work in an office and still go crazy over new stationary (my colleagues and I devour the office depot catalogue!)
I think it goes back the days at school when there would always be that perfect girl in your class with amazing sparkly pens and erasers that smelt of strawberries! we all still want to be that girl! well, I do anyway!
I would like to exchange links with your site melissabxoxo.blogspot.com
Is this possible?