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Fall always makes me want to go to school and then I have my ‘late for school/forgot an assignment’ nightmare and I’m over it. But I do love school supplies and what is office supplies if not school supplies for adults? Here are some cool office supplies that are extremely affordable and totally adorable!

Office Depot

I recently stumbled upon the See Jane Work collection at Office Depot. I’ve been a fan of See Jane Work for a few years now because their products are affordable and ingenious. Their collection at Office Depot, though limited, doesn’t disappoint.

The line has three prints: black and white stripe, black and white polka dot, and purple and pink dahlias. All the products are very inexpensive ranging from $3.99-$22.99. If you know me at all then you know I’m obsessed with the stripes!


Martha Stewart is everywhere! I recently came across her collection for Staples. This collection is sponsored by Avery, the label company. There are so many cool labels in her shop. The best thing is that the packs of labels are around $3.99!

The dry erase labels are so smart! I don’t know how many times I’ve put a label on a box or tray and then a few months later my needs change and I’m stuck with the wrong label.


I love CB2. I’ve never been to a physical store but their website and catalogs have me salivating every time. Their office supplies is modern and affordable.

How obsessed am I with that grass letter holder? Crazy obsessed! It’s adorable and only $9.95! The chalkboard and acrylic sets range from $5-$30.

Rifle Paper Co.

I love Rifle Paper Co., everything is so beautiful! And since every office needs a notepad, why not get one that is seriously charming?

These notepads are $8, not bad at all. Plus you’ll be the envy of all your coworkers.

Happy office supplies shopping!

White Box Challenge: Updated

September 17, 2012 — 3 Comments

A few weeks ago I filled you guys in on my very own White Box Challenge. Just as a reminder I was given $20 and this room:

The goal being to create a happy and safe place for 3 years olds to play. I’m not saying this is my best work, but considering my very lowly budget and the constraints (no painting, etc) I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished so far.

The good news is that the kids enjoyed playing and had no complaints about the room. They also really liked having their artwork hung up on the twine with clothespins. I’m sure the room will evolve over the course of the year but I’m glad I spent some time making it look a little better.

I went to Family Dollar and bought the following things for a total of $16:

– 5 packets of tissue paper and ribbon to make these pom pom flowers.

– A packet of colorful printer paper (not construction paper) to make these zig-zag streamers and for other uses (the memory verse on the wall and for extra coloring paper).

– 3 small and 2 large bright green buckets for crayons and playdough.

– twine and clothespins for hanging the kids’ art

Thanks to those who shared their ideas of what they’ve done in similar situations. I hope to add the following in the future:

– more garlands (pom poms, bunting, etc) if I can figure out how to get stuff to stick to the ceiling (it’s impervious to thumbtacks)

– get a large branch that the kids and I can decorate

– if I get a budget boost I’d love to add a large blackboard or dry erase board for the kids to draw on and a more colorful and comfortable rug for the kids to sit on

– add larger posters or craft paper that the kids can color over the course of the year

I’ll keep you all updated and thanks for the input!