Anyway, as a distance learner, the biggest way I'm preparing for the first day of classes is by getting my work space ready. Really all I need is a clean desk and good supplies/stationary. Today I went out and purchased a couple of items as a kind of "back-to-school" mini haul, and I think it would be fun to share the things I got. :)
However, I do like the idea of going from Christmas-y winter decor (fairy lights, red and gold, dark-colored candles) to pastel-y winter decor. Light colors feel right for the beginning of a new year, and it's sort of like a transition towards spring... A very long transition...
Here we go!
|Hanging Wall Calendar - Target's Dollar Deal Area - $3|
And it really is so cute - every month has a different watercolor design on it. I particularly approve of April's raindrop design! I really like the fonts used. :)
Just the right size!
|2017 Weekly/Monthly Planner - Target Dollar Deal Area - $1|
It's really small and thin! I could easily tuck it into my other planner. Overkill? Sorry. I just really, really love planners.
|Ceramic Valentine's Day jar - Target Dollar Deal Area - $3|
I am really impressed by this item! It kind of reminds me of something you'd see in Anthropologie. It's an excellent little candy jar and improves the visual appeal of my desk. :)
Mmm... Those are cupcake-flavored Valentine's Day kisses. They're mad good and they look adorable in this jar. They were also the most expensive thing I bought - $3.69 for a package of them. :P
|30 ct. white note cards - Target Dollar Deal Area - $3|
I am a massive stationary hoarder. I LOVE cute notebooks, paper, cards, stickers, everything. There were a lot of choices at Target today, but I went with this set of 30 blank white cards with envelopes. I usually hand-make birthday cards, so it's good to have a whole stack of plain cards that I can decorate however I want!
These could easily be decorated with a message or picture stamped right on the middle, but I will probably do a little more. :)
The perfect size! You can also see how the paper has a nice texture and is made of sturdy paper.