I'm such a sucker. I went to Staples, and, because they were on clearance, bought several Crayola products just for fun! Included among those was Pip Squeak markers. They're like regular markers, only shorter. Seriously. That's the only difference. But I'm a sucker for all things mini. I don't know why, but I've wanted some of these cute little markers forever but was always too cheap to buy them. Of course, I justified it by saying (to myself) "they're for the kids" but honestly? I just wanted them. They even come in their own cute little tower.
I love office supplies. What a dork, huh? But I really dig things like colored paper clips, cool pens and post-it notes. Jeff once gave me, as a gift, an entire bag full of different post-it notes. I loved it! I have recently become a fan of these cool little mechanical pencils that look like real pencils. They are shorter than regular pencils, which added to their appeal, because, again - MINI! I also bought myself a PINK tape dispenser for my desk! I love it.
Some girls like shoes, jewelry, makeup. I'm big on office supplies, art supplies and paper of any sort. Notepads, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, gift bags, folders and journals all make me smile. There's just nothing like having a nice, fresh notepad to write "to do" lists on or opening a box of brand-new crayons with the tips still pointy. I've fallen in love with patterned "designer" file folders but, really? That is maybe going a bit too far for even me - because who will see them? Still, they're pretty.
The bonus? When everything matches! Or at least coordinates. I practically drool at the back to school sales when they have a notebook, journal, folder, composition book, and date book in matching or coordinating patterns. I want to buy these things but one can only have so many journals. I did treat myself to a planner and a matching folder with which to keep my life organized (haha) this year.
I'm a sucker. Staples loves me.