back to school in a box is my fave

August 28, 2012

“I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” – Joe Fox

sources: Rifle Paper Co botanical notebook, Kid Made Modern mini colored pencils (I was looking for an excuse to buy these), Kikki K pencil pouch, Knock Knock stuff to do pocket notes


  • On August 28, 2012 , patricia said:

    Ahhh this is so cute. Where do you find these trinkets? You must have a pretty cool attic full of treasures! I believe the quote is from Joe Fox, You’ve Got Mail, one of my favorite movies!

  • On August 28, 2012 , Samira said:

    the notebook is so cute!!!

  • On August 28, 2012 , The New Diplomats Wife said:

    this is adorable – especially love the colored pencils – never get tired of collecting those!

    ps – we missed you in NYC!

  • On August 28, 2012 , Brannon / Happy Cactus Designs said:

    Such a cute little collection! Love the notebook and I want those colored pencils!

  • On August 28, 2012 , amy c said:

    this is such a neat series melanie. they always make me smile. 🙂

  • On August 28, 2012 , Sarah said:

    Oh I love this! Eventually I’ll be homeschooling, but I want to make the experience and fun as possible and these kinds of details would help!

    – Sarah

  • On August 28, 2012 , Karen said:

    Of course the cutest notebook ever is from Rifle, unsurprising! They have the best stuff. Also, that quote is the best.

  • On August 28, 2012 , christine said:

    that is by far my favorite box yet! i long for school supplies every year…my biggest weakness in target! love those pencils:))

  • On August 28, 2012 , Heather said:

    Yay, I love back to school stuff!

  • On August 28, 2012 , Caryn said:

    Oh how I love back to school!

    (that quote is actually by Joe Fox to Kathleen Kelly) 🙂

  • On August 28, 2012 , Stephanie said:

    You’ve Got Mail forever

  • On August 28, 2012 , MEL said:

    You’ve Got Mail! Swoon. Oh when will it ever be fall in Denver??

  • On August 28, 2012 , Crystal F. said:

    Love that movie! Love that quote! I’d love to receive a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils!

  • On August 28, 2012 , Lena said:

    I’ve been thinking about a pencil bouquet all morning!

  • On August 28, 2012 , Abi said:

    Such a gorgeous collection! Beautiful pictures!

    Abi c

  • On August 28, 2012 , ginger from the style of being said:

    Oh my. School supplies are even better when you’re an adult because you can enjoy them without having to actually go to school. I LOVE that notebook.

  • On August 28, 2012 , Allie Shultz said:

    How cute! It would be a great gift for kids on their first day of school.

  • On August 28, 2012 , Christi said:

    Love the quote! That movie never stops being cute 🙂

  • On August 28, 2012 , Mandy said:

    I love this little collection! It’s colorful and fun, and I must admit I’m a bit obsessed with that little notebook!


  • On August 28, 2012 , Lindy said:

    I love that quote and I love that movie! This is all adorable!

  • On August 28, 2012 , robin said:

    I bought those pencils for my daughter earlier this summer (well that was my excuse!). We carry them with us on family outings with a few little notebooks and she draws away – only wish the container stayed closed. I put two elastics around it, but they always pop off and we need to dig around in my bottomless pit of a summer tote and find the pencils that got loose! I was eye-spying the water color set just the other day (she already has oil pastels) the packaging is so darn cute I want it all!

  • On August 28, 2012 , sherri lynn said:

    Your things in a box are always my favorite posts! And that quote from You’ve Got Mail is one of my favorites – I think of it every fall!

  • On August 28, 2012 , claire said:

    I super love this line from “You’ve got mail”! Love the back-to-school vibe of these photos 🙂

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  • On August 29, 2012 , Joy | Frock Files said:

    First of all, that’s my favorite quote from You’ve Got Mail! I even created a graphic and pinned it because it’s all I can think about whenever autumn rolls around. Secondly, I have that notebook from Chronicle and I love, love, love it. I bought mine in a three pack at a small boutique in Hood River, Oregon, and then I saw them at Paper Source here in Boston. I use mine every single day — and I even leave it lying around on the dining room table because it’s THAT PRETTY.

  • On August 29, 2012 , Jenny said:

    Stocking up on new supplies is probably one of the top five things I’m missing most about not being a full-time teacher this year. Thanks for this!

  • On August 29, 2012 , Amelia said:

    I always love your “in a box” posts. But this one takes the cake.

    Give me that cookie.

  • On August 29, 2012 , Melissa said:

    Another fantastic box!!

  • On August 30, 2012 , Erin said:

    I love those colored pencils! They would make any day just feel better! If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts!

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  • On September 3, 2012 , Katy said:

    Best quote ever. Fact!

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    Where did you find that little chalk board?

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