If you know me, (or have read my “About Me” page), you know that while I’m not currently practicing, I am a licenced teacher. An awesome perk of this, is being able to take advantage of various teacher discounts and sales, such as the one Chapters is hosting this weekend (30% off almost all regular priced items, plus bargain books; in store only).
I purchased some items I’ve been eyeing for a while (and others that just happened to catch my eye while shopping)! Check them out below!
I recently purchased a re-usable plastic drinking tumbler, and no sooner did I get it home, I dropped it off my counter. Luckily, the tumbler remained unscathed, but sadly, the straw inside smashed to pieces. However, my tears are dry, as I now have these awesome Kate Spade straws to use as replacements! The package comes with 6 straws in different colours, and each straw has a different saying on it: “Spike the punch”, “Laugh out loud”, “Dance til dawn”, “Strike a pose”, “Make it a double”, and “Life of the party”. They also have the Kate Spade logo on the bottom of each of them. They are 100% reusable, and are recommended “hand wash only”. Let’s be honest, drinking water is that much more appealing when it comes through a fun (designer) straw!
This is one of the items I’ve been eyeing for a while; I just can’t seem to fathom that a pen could possibly last 7 years! The packaging states that the pen is able to write 1.7 meters a day for 7 years, thanks to its large ink cartridge and long-life tip. I felt the sale was the perfect time to test it out, and purchased the turquoise version that says “Notes to Self” on the clip. Provided I can avoid pen thieves (unlikely), I’m excited to write with this for many years to come!
The other day, when forced to write on unlined printer paper, I realized I needed a new notebook. And, just as I have a love for graphic tees adorned with fun and inspiring quotes, I’ve now learned I also love them on notebooks, too. I’m especially fond of the quote on this spiral notebook, “Creativity is intelligence having fun” (Albert Einstein). It also works out perfectly that I now have a pen to fill up the blank pages (though sadly, I’m thinking the pen will likely outlive the notebook).
This is a book that’s been on my “to read” list for a few months. For those of you who don’t already know, Sophia Amoruso is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, an online fashion retailer. The following is the synopsis, as written on the Chapters website: “#GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.”
5. “Nail Polish” Highlighters (Not currently online)
At first sight, they look like small bottles of nail polish, but a closer look shows they’ll work perfectly for highlighting your favourite quotes in #GIRLBOSS (see it all coming together?). These are the ultimate girly desk-accessory (and, for $1.00, you can’t really go wrong!).