It should be no surprise to y'all that organization/planning makes my heart so, so happy. I take a lot of pride in toting around a carefully organized school bag - yes, I'm serious, lol. So let me list off what's inside and then we'll get into the details:
- 1-1" binder (catch all for class papers)
- 4-spiral notebooks (1 per class)
- Macbook with a Caseapp custom laptop skin
- Happy Planner (LOVE - whole post coming soon)
- Pleasure book (Currently: Mastering Your Mean Girl)
- S'well water bottle
- Travel purse
First off here is a closer look at my school bag:
This is a custom made Brtch MFG tote that I am obsessed with. One of my friend's husband makes them and he does such a great job. Plus hello...anything turquoise = sold in my book. There is SO much room for activities in this bag. Adam always gives me a hard time because I can't leave the house without a fully packed bag - and let me tell you, this one gets the job done.
Next up I want to show off my beautiful custom laptop skin from Caseapp. Isn't she pretty?! I have a few scratches on my laptop and this skin masks them perfectly. I also got a matching custom iPhone case which you can see below. HEART EYES.
Caseapp was kind enough to send me a discount code that y'all can use if you want to customize your own skin and/or case :) Just use the code LOVELYLITTLETHINGS20 for 20% off of your order. And honestly - their prices are already so affordable (take it from me - ballin on a budget over here since being back in college) so I would definitely suggest you take advantage of this deal. The code is good through August 10, 2016! Happy shopping!
I also bring my iPad and a pleasure book in my bag - I use my iPad during class to follow along with Powerpoint presentations and my laptop between classes to work/answer emails. I always like to have a pleasure book with me, too. That way, if I have a few spare moments I can sit down and take a "brain break" by reading something that isn't school related.
I don't like carrying my purse AND my school bag around so I have a "travel purse" (aka a $5 zipper thing from Target) inside my school bag that I keep purse-like things in: ID, debit card, chapstick, hand sanitizer, hair ties, mints, etc.
The last thing I'm going to talk about is my S'well bottle. YOU GUYS. My Grandma got this for me and I have used it every single day for the last 2 months - no joke. It doesn't leak at all, it keeps my water cold, and hello how gorgeous is it? They're a bit pricey, but like I said, I've used it every day, and all I drink is water so it was a good investment for someone like me (thanks, Grandma!).
I'll be giving y'all more details about my planner (hint: it's my dream planner) in another post (see below).
I've decided to do a "Back to School" theme around here this month so be on the lookout for a planner post (requested after posting a video of my new planner on the gram), how I organize my school supplies, and my study tips!
Note: Caseapp sent me the laptop skin and the phone case but all opinions are my own.