ode to school supplies

I confess: As much as back to school shopping is stressful and annoying, I LOVE shopping for school supplies.

Like seriously.

New notebooks and folders. A fresh planner. Binder clips. (I have a serious thing for binder clips.) And new pens.

I LOVE pens.

I firmly believe I can never had too many pens. Partly because my daughters have inherited my pen obsessed gene, so they are always stealing them from me. But also because they are just fun. I actually write in my planner with a different color for every family member.

I love the Bic Z4 Roller most – its smooth and perfect for keeping my planner organized. They come in classic colors and cool neons (that my kids immediately confiscated.) But the Bic for Her is a close second. It writes beautifully without bleeding through the pages.

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And the girls are loving them too! They promptly stole all of them except the boring blue and black ones…

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I’m not alone right? Other people love school supplies too, right?

disclosure: bic sent me a selection of school supplies to facilitate this post. as always, all opinions are my own. although my love of pens probably makes me biased 😉

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.