School Supplies for Grownups.


Even being years (and years) out of school, the start of Fall makes me want to clean up my act a bit and get everything nice and orderly. It started with a closet clean-out. Yesterday I took nine big bags of clothing to Crossroads to sell. Oof. Next is just (attempts at) getting everything else in order. The piles of receipts, the drawers of random things that I should probably just throw away… and so on and so forth.

And then there’s the gear. Fall makes me crave things that will help me be more productive/organized/etc. My big purchase this summer was my new camera. I bought the mirrorless Fujifilm X-T10 camera and absolutely love it. It’s so lightweight, easy to use, and has a cool wifi function making it easy to grab photos for Instagram. (I got this strap for it, which I also love.) I ended up buying just the body and two fixed lenses… 18mm and 35mm. It takes such crisp photos (and Fuji cameras seem to have the best color balance). Originally it was going to be my events/travel camera, but I like it a lot better than my 5D and have been using it for everything.

Here are a few grown up school supplies I’m loving right now… clockwise from top left…

Fujifilm X-T10 Camera // Coffee Mug // Pen Set (one of them says, “You’re Better than Unicorns!”) // Yellow Taxi Stationery // Gold Scissors // Tata Harper Hand Cream // Gold Pouf // Gold Water Bottle // Pineapple Matches // Highlighter Set // Book // Yoga Mat // “The Boss” Notebook // Yellow Bowl // Tape Dispenser
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  1. erica says 9.1.15

    There are so many things on this list that I love! It seems a swell bottle is in order for me. That gold one is too pretty!

  2. Over The Weekend says 9.1.15

    So many great tips, and it is hard to pick just one favorite 🙂

  3. Lindsay Ava says 9.1.15

    What a great pos! I love the coffee cup, and the gold scissors (pretty decor too!)

  4. Sophie says 9.1.15

    I am reading that book right now! I love it, It keeps me very inspired to get organized and clean:)

  5. Cathleen says 9.1.15

    This is such a fun list. I love back-to-school stuff, and it’s a good time for a refresh. Love the camera info.

  6. LG says 9.1.15

    Hi! Do you find the camera strap comfortable around your neck and as a crossbody? What length did you get? Thanks for the fun recommendation. I’ve been looking for a good strap for my camera.

    • graceatwood says 9.1.15

      Hi! I do… But I think that’s more a factor of the camera being so light vs the strap… But the strap is great! I got the short length as I only wear it around my neck.

      • LG says 9.1.15

        Thanks for the fast reply!

        • graceatwood says 9.1.15

          Of course! Also one more thing — they are based in Asia so it took a while to come but it’s worth the wait. 😉

          • LG says 9.3.15

            If you’re ever up for a “what’s in my camera bag” or “how I juggle my camera gear” post, I’d love to read it. i have an X-T10 as well and am trying to figure out how to schlep without looking like a pack mule!

  7. Emily says 9.1.15

    All the happy things! I totally just ordered a ton of colored pens. Can’t help but shop for new school supplies even if I am 9 years out of college!


  8. Ashley says 9.1.15

    That S’well bottle is so pretty!

  9. Heidi says 9.1.15

    I love that gold puff! It would be perfect in my living room!

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  10. When fall rolls around the school supply aisle is stocked with colorful pens and paper, it always makes me think of You’ve Got Mail- “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.” 🙂

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