It’s getting to be that time again! So soon! This summer went by faster then ever. I’ve been hiking, biking, swimming and generally just ticking things off on my Summer Bucket list. It’s been a summer that I’ve actually enjoyed for the first time in years, largely due to living in Central Oregon (no more humidity! YAY!). I am one with my Teva sandals and shorts. Yep, it’s my summer adventuring uniform these days.

But I am beyond excited for fall. Here’s a couple things on my back to school list: 

Winter boots. Slipping on snowy sidewalks is not cute. Good thing these are on sale right now, and they are adorable! 

Pouf for my office. Technically I bought this long before back to school time, but I am loving it and including it here as a great suggestion for dorm room decor or just to add to that comfy corner of your room. 

New PENS. Because opening up a pack of new pens is the best, right? I love these Pilot Precise v5 pens for my everyday writing. When I’m feeling fancy or arty, I use my color set of Micron 05’s or my Copic Multiliner Brush pen. 

And we can’t talk about pens without talking about pencils. These are my favorite mechanical pencils. I’m VERY particular about my writing utensils. I like these because they are easy to hold onto, colorful, and the lead is a little thicker like a regular pencil. The eraser works great too! I do love the smell of a freshly sharpened pencil, however. 

When I bought my new winter boots I also got a Hydro Flask. Gotta stay hydrated, even in those cold, dry winter months. I’ve heard so many good things about these babies! They have a growler size too, OMG. That would be perfect for all the breweries here. 

There are always books involved when it comes to back to school time, isn’t there? Whether you are in college and you have to buy all your text books, or you are covering new books, they didn’t invent the term “time to hit the books” for nothing. Now that I’m out of school, I love getting a couple new cookbooks or business books (or any books I can learn something from!) around this time of year. A couple I’ve got my eye on: 

  1. Martha Stewart’s Vegetables
  2. Creative Lettering and Beyond by Gabri Joy Kirkendall and others. 
  3. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk (I already own this one, but it’s next on my list to read this fall!)

I love finding new ways to expand my mind, feed my belly and rock some personal (and warmer) style in the fall. Back to school time feels like the time of year when we all kinda get more focused, get a little busy in the kitchen again. The words cozy and home come to mind. I can’t wait for that special chill in the air! 

So what’s on your list for back to school 2016? 

Need more ideas? Check out my Pinterest board: Back To School for Adults