Welcome to August everyone!! Whether this month means the kiddos going back to school, someone going off to college, a new kind of daily schedule for you, or just time to get more organized, I’ve got ten things for my First Week Favorites that have helped me, or that I would love to have, to get organized and put-together while being cute and stylish too. And, I’m giving away one of these items to a lucky reader this week…enjoy!!
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divided laundry hamper
Make laundry day quicker by not having to sort everything. I HATE sorting clothes and with these I don’t have to! We have the double one of these and absolutely love it although I do wish I had gotten this one with the three sections instead so towels get separated too. *BONUS: They’re on sale right now for 30% off!!
“be brave” clipboard
Give yourself a little pep talk while you’re doing your thing with these cute clipboards. There’s a bunch of cute sayings as well as ones with gorgeous California landscapes too, just in case you want to picture yourself there once in a while :)
Nate Berkus gold clips
Keep your little notes stylishly and at hand quickly. These would go great with the famous Nate gold scissors and the gold and silver pushpins I have as well. #goldallthethings
Amika Perk Up dry shampoo
Some days it’s just not gonna happen. That’s why dry shampoo is the most valuable thing in our lives. Seriously, about three days a week are dry shampoo days for me and I’ve tried all kinds and this stuff is my favorite so far, it smells amazing and lasts all day.
padded laptop or tablet case
I finally got myself a new laptop so of course I needed a new snazzy case for it. It’s a 15″ which I had trouble finding a pretty case for, until I found Little Pigeon Crafts on Etsy. I loved the pattern+leather combination she uses so I shot her a message to see if she could do a custom case to my dimensions. She responded right away and cranked that thing out in less than a week! It, and my little matching cord/accessory bag, were exactly what I had pictured in my head! And she’s giving one lucky reader $75 to her shop for their own case, see the end of the post to enter!!
cute lunch bag
No more plastic bag lunch! Make your lunch cute and keep your lunch colder longer with this adorbs lunch box. Plus, know which bag is yours in the office fridge now :)
Backpacks are great, we all need them, but why do they all have to be soooo ugly? I saw this cutie on a girl in front of me in security at the Atlanta airport after Haven and we had to ask where she got it, which was Forever 21! I ordered it as soon as I got back and it got here this week. It’s my new travel bag for sure!
metal wall organizer
This would be a perfect wall command center
I had been seeing Stitch Fix around blogland for a while now and finally decided to try it before I went to Haven. I will be doing a whole post on this when I get my next box but for now, just know that I LOVE it! There’s very few places to shop where I live (in my style at least) and I get so frustrated trying to go to them. Stitch Fix seemed like a perfect solution and I was blown away by the whole process and my first box. I cannot recommend it enough if you are not much of a shopper or have issues finding clothes where you are. No more crowds, no more weird styles, no more dressing room hideousness :)
badass slow cooker
Some days, cooking is just not going to happen either, so fix it and forget it when you just don’t have the time. I would love to have this cadillac of crock pots someday :)
Now, to get one lucky reader all snazzied up and organized, the sweet Monica from LITTLE PIGEON CRAFTS ON ETSY will be giving them $75 buckaroos to her shop!!! $75 towards any laptop case, tablet case, or custom patterns, all in such pretty prints! Enter via the Rafflecopter below (open to the US and Canada!)
And, if you just can’t wait to see if you’ve won the giveaway, she’s also offering 20% off ALL ORDERS through August 31st using the code “20PERCENTOFF”!!