Sunday, September 2, 2012

my desk

my "at-home" binders. i am obsessed with chevron.
 School starts on Tuesday. I just finished organizing my desk. Although I am going to miss summer, I am strangely excited for the year to start.
i have a separate bin for adhesives

I am a super nerd who loves note taking. I am not a fan of group projects, labs, or computer activities. But boy, do I love taking notes.

everything has a home on the coffee tray
I always carry my pencil case full of felt-tip pens in every color of the rainbow. I use about five of them per page.
gel highlighter obsessed

My other obsession after rainbow pens and note-taking is gel highlighters. They write like a crayon, and look like a highlighter [no bleeding through the page!]. I get mine at Staples.

I will only use mechanical pencils
Lastly, did you know that Martha Stewart makes office supplies? I discovered shelves and shelves of Martha blue notebooks and chalkboard tabs at Staples. Chalkboard tabs!?! I got about a cart-full.

How do you organize your desk?
With love,
Erica

13 comments:

  1. I wish I was still that excited about taking notes, haha! Your binders are lovely. :)

    Those highlighters look fantastic. I've never seen them before! I definitely need to get some. Maybe that'll renew my interest in note-taking..

    What year are you in high school? Chemistry was my favorite high school class.. and college class, actually.. I've always loved labs, though, haha!

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    1. Thank you! You should totally pick up some gel highlighters. I have a HUGE stash that is disappearing quickly! I am going into my sophmore year (I start tomorrow!). My favorite class is math.

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  2. You're so organized. I'm enjoying your posts. Even though I'm about triple your age. I also carry my marker set with me. I love to underline papers or draw sketches in different colors. I just got this one. Love it.

    http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10451&langId=-1&categoryId=11531&parent_category_rn=26674&productId=69455&keyWord=MUJI%20Colored%20Marker%20Set&purpose=crawl

    Great blog!

    Doris

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    1. Oh my god -- I WANT THAT MARKER SET! So organized, and I love the shape.

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  3. I love back-to-school organization!! It's kind of what makes back to school any sort of fun. Just the other day I ran into The Container Store for a simple planner and had a really hard time not leaving with a whole cartful of goodies. :D Your binders look so cute!

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    1. Me too! I am obsessed with the Container Store!

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  4. You're so organized ^_^. I love your binders (you have Precalculus and Chinese!) The only language we ever got was Spanish and I thankfully never had to do any kind of calculus until college. It's a good thing you love math though, I was never any good at it without constant, constant practice.

    Lets see, I organized my desk over the weekend, it's a little desk and my laptop takes up most of the space, then I got my note pads to the right of it. The desk is also a shelf too so I have about 3 rows of lovely novels to look at as I type away on my laptop. All books I haven't read yet by the way. I have so much office supplies now I had to clear out a drawer so they could have their own little space, and so I know now where to find all of my lovely coloured gel pens and notepads and such.

    Sandy
    P.S. I have never seen gel highlighters before o.o so cool!

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    1. Thank you so much Sandy! That's awesome you organized your desk over the weekend! I have always wanted to have shelves above my desk, but my parents won't let me nail anything into the wall :( What books are you reading?

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    2. I am currently reading The Pearl Wars (Skyship Academy, #1) by Nick James, Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz and Blood Rights by Kristen Painter along with a study unit called Technology and Society (loads of fun this one is :P).

      If you're parents won't let you have shelves on the wall then they must give you proper bookshelves. It is law.

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  5. Haha wow! I have gel highlighters just like you do (2 yellow), but our school interests are somewhat polar LOL. I don't mind group work, I love lab (anatomy lab is more like recitation right now... aka 'talk about material with classmates and prof' and we had a hectic session of gram staining the other day in microbiology!), and I don't mind computer activities (I love technology, and it loves me :D). Buuuuuuut I love taking notes as well :)

    Loving your blog so far, I was too impatient to dedicate time and energy to a blog in high school! So props to you ^ ^

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    1. Thank you so much! I love to hear other peoples opinions and interests on school! I am so jealous of your ease with technology!

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  6. I love washi tape!! Where do you get yours? Ah, I wish I could be as organized as you are.

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    1. Thank you so much! Haha that's so funny you say that, I'm honestly not that organized ;). I got my washi tape at this stationary store in Japantown, San Francisco -- but I know you can get super cool colors on Etsy as well!

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