August 23, 2012

Bouquets of Newly Sharpened Pencils


Fall, it's just around the corner. Up until today we've had some beautiful early Fall weather here in the Middle of Indiana. That combined with the start of our school year had us in school supply mode.

 I've always loved school supplies. I never outgrew that excitement over new notebooks, pens and pencils that would strike me every September as a child.


This year after buying Emma's school supplies, and watching her excitement, I realized I needed to capture some of that for myself. I gathered up some new and some already treasured things, like this  European Stapler from Mcmaster & Storm. I love it so much that I'm trying to find an excuse to order a second one in pink. Before I knew it, I was filled with that childlike glee.


Clearly, I'm a pretty low maintenance, easy to please girl. Tomorrow I'm locking myself in the studio and I'm not coming out until I have used my school supplies to start a new journal.

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color inspiration going on here Jen. I wouldn't come out either. Have fun...capture some magic. Patty

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  2. All of those pretty little supplies would make me happy also. Enjoy them!

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  3. oh i love it all! you are a girl after my own heart.

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  4. I still look at school supplies in the fall even though my girls are grown up!

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  5. Me too! It's killing me that can't find any justification for indulging in school supply wonder this year :)

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  6. i love love love new supplies. i definitely think i might need some new washi tape. :)

    and i think your pencil holder is incredibly adorable.

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  7. i feel the same way. love all your new goodies.

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  8. Love that super duper stapler. Great color. I've got one of those ancient tan colored Swingline staplers, which weights a ton. Makes a great exercise weight! :)
    Maureen

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  9. Ooooh, looks like some creativity going on in that pretty little head of yours! Can't wait to see! Such colorful inspiration, too. xx

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  10. Can't wait to see your journal, JJ!
    This is the first fall in 22 years that I haven't had someone going to school! I think I may have to follow your lead and get some pretty pencils to console myself.

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  11. Jen---

    I love school supplies too.....

    That crazy first year of CL fair--wow, it was interesting!!! Thank you--we too love our stapler!
    I use it for everything & then some!
    xo
    kara

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  12. Oh- I love your pictures-they are beautiful in their simplicity- It is that time of year again, isn't it? xo Diana

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  13. Ahhh, I love that quote! School supplies are wonderful. My fav are gel pens. I am one lucky girl and each year I get a container of school supplies from my daughter when I return to work (Head Cook). One year they came in a Speed Racer Lunch Bag. :) Kit

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  14. I am a lover of stationery (especially pretty bits) for as long as I can remember. Lovely finds.

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  15. Love this! I was just writing about school supplies yesterday. I am probably dating myself, but Trapper Keepers were my fave.

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  16. That can of pencils is the cutest thing ever. You amaze me. Happy School Year! Or in your case, Happy Craft Year? By the way, is that sweet little Emma taller than you now?

    xoxo, Julia

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  17. Love pretty supplies too. Hobby Lobby here I come.

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  18. Where in In are you? I'm from Greencastle(about 35 miles west of Indy) Can't wait to see your new journal!

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  19. I'm with you on the 'never grew out of the thrill of new stationary'. All that pretty washi tape, notebooks, pens and papers.
    x

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  20. Am I the only one who misses paste? Am I dating myself with that? It always had a lumpy finish, but the scent was filled with potential.

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  21. you must be a "You've Got Mail" fan...i love that movie! i swear we would be fast friends if we lived by each other. love that stapler (i gotta get one) and all of your lovely supplies!!

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