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August 21, 2018

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Letterboards are all over Instagram (and yet somehow I didn’t put them on this list!), so that can only mean one thing–the start of school is among us. It starts tomorrow for us and I rounded up a few things to motivate, organize and decorate your home for the season. (Back to school is totally a season, right?!) Everything is linked below!

1. Do Your Best Pennant
2. Well, Come On In Doormat
3. Paper Storage Box
4. Vanilla & Fig Candle (the perfect candle segue into fall)
5. Flip Clock
6. Large Wire Storage Basket (perfect for everything from shoes to umbrellas)
7. House Tissue Box cover
8. The Magic Is In You Banner
9. Hand Soap
10. No Bad Days Poster
11. Pencil Socks
12. Globe
13. Pencil Pouch
14. Growth Chart
15. Wall Clock
16. Dailly Planner
17. Laptop Case
18. Faces I Know poster 
19. Be Bold, Brave & Brilliant poster
20. Bento Box
21. Document Box
22. Fun Pencils
23. Backpack
24. Hooks





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  1. Caitlin Rose Low says:

    Ugh! We had yet to order this year’s bento box…now they’re going to be all gone!! ;)

  2. Kirsten says:

    Any suggestions for a cover for a horizontal tissue box? My husband insists on horizontal tissues because they’re cheaper, but the boxes aren’t nearly as pretty!

  3. Karen F says:

    this is a great list! I want one of everything :)

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