I was working on the Bachelorette Party stuff, when I ran out of staples. I was making these notecards for the party attendees to write their "words of advice" to the bride. It's a heavy red cardstock, with another piece of paper for which has some lines and the title "A little advice from your friends...". I didn't really want to staple, but I didn't have any rubber cement or double stick tape, so this was the best I could do. Halfway through is when I ran out.
So the next day I go to my local Bartell's Drug store to refill my stapler. I end up getting colored staples, which are so cute in fuchsia, yellow, green, and blue. Funny that I couldn't find regular ones to fit my mini stapler. Somehow, that is so wrong. What if a guy needed staples? He needed to get the large pack of staples and break them to make them fit into the mini stapler. Hubby thought it was a little excessive to be getting the colored staples, until I explained there were no plain ones. And they were still cheap at $1.99 for 4 little packs of colored staples.
But, I do find that having interesting office supplies really does aid in productivity. Here are my favorites:
Bic Velocity Pens: I had two packs of these (10 pens) at work, metallics and regular. And somehow I only have 5 left, of which 3 are out of ink). Damn pen stealers!
Dr. Grip Gel Pen: I have the silver one, but they also have a Champagne Mauve one that's darling. This has managed to stay put on my desk, it's pretty stealthy in my pen cup - blends right in.
Colored Paper Clips: I don't know why, but I have a bunch and feel that I can't use them because they're so cute, I don't want to lose them.
Colored Binder Clips: Now, I don't have any of these, because I'm pretty much swimming in black ones at work - I use them all the time...but, maybe I'll get some for home.
Sushi Pens: Although you're at the risk of perhaps accidentally eating your pens, but v. cute.
Creative wrist rests: I have this plain black gel wrist rest for my keyboard, but this is something I'd rather have.
Fun Tape Dispenser: Now, it's so great to have a tape dispenser at home, especially when wrapping gifts. But they're not always very pleasing to the eye as they scream "office". These however, scream fun!
Now I covet things to make my desk more fun. And you thought the rubber band ball was fun...
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