15 of the Cutest Back-to-School Supplies You’ve Ever Seen
Okay, so yes, it’s a bummer that those lazy days of summer are about to be a thing of the past, but the transition back to school doesn’t have to be all that bad. Sure, there will be homework, boring professors and late nights, but there will also be fun roomie hang-outs and intermural leagues. If you’re not feeling so stoked about the academic side of things, get yourself a little bit more pumped by making your school supply collection the cutest ever. No black notebooks and basic No. 2 pencils here.
1. Peekaboo Folio ($6): Just because you’re in college doesn’t mean your folders can’t look like they did in third grade.
2. Gnome Crayon Set ($10): Let’s be honest — sometimes those early morning classes are a bit of a snoozefest. If you need a quick doodle sesh, bust out some paper and these cuties.
3. Monthly Planner ($5): Have one too many tests popped up without you remembering? Snag one of these adorable planners and keep yourself on top of your busy schedule.
4. Pattern Pens ($5): Because BIC pens just aren’t going to cut it.
5. Stay Focused Pencil Bag ($12): Just in case you need a reminder every once in a while.
6. Princess Bride Pencils ($8): Do that math homework with a little help from some of the characters from a cult classic flick.
7. Tape and Stapler Duo ($24): Why get a basic tape dispenser and stapler when you could get them in your favorite color? Seriously, there are 19 options.
8. Grammar Tote ($18): English majors, this is as necessary a buy as Hemingway’s body of work.
9. Scissor + Rule Combo ($10): Just remember: cut once, measure twice.
10. Donut Eraser ($3): We mean, when are donut erasers NOT a good idea? Never. Especially when they’re also scented.
11. Polka Dot Laptop Sleeve ($60): Be sure you’re keeping your tech protected as you take it from lecture to lecture.
12. Rifle Paper Co. Notebook ($15): The inside of this notebook might be filled with notes on biochemistry, but you’d never be able to tell from the outside.
13. Geometric Sticky Notes ($14): Those to-dos just got a lot more fun.
14. Heart Eraser ($3): Those Pink Pearl erasers ain’t got nothing on these cuties.
15. Patterned Files ($14): Keep your A+ papers extra safe in these cute folders.
Where do you score all your back-to-school supplies? Share with us in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!