There’s something about the beginning of August that makes me giddy for highlighters and new notebooks. Even though I’m long past the days of required school shopping lists, there are a few things that I always add to my collection at the end of the summer.
1. Planner: Maybe some people like their agendas to start with the new year but I am all for starting fresh in August. After a summer of rather lax calendar keeping, a shiny-new planner is just the thing to get me back on track.
2. Blue pens: I’m very particular about my pens and these are the best. Sure, black might be more traditional and clickable pens might be easier to use in a rush but I am a navy RSVP pen girl all the way.
3. Yellow highlighters: There was a time when I wanted highlighters in every color available. However, I quickly realized that it’s hard to read things with blue/green/red/grey highlighter over them! My standbys for the past few seasons have been these but after reading this post I might be in the market for some new ones.
4. Coffee Tumbler: Since I can’t do without my coffee, it’s the perfect time to replace the leaky/broken/battered cup that I’ve been hauling around for the past year. (Am I the only one who manages to go through these pretty quickly?)