Back to School Shopping – Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop


I think I look forward to shopping for school supplies even more than I enjoy Christmas shopping. The smell and feel of brand new crayons and folders and pencils, oh my! Last week we picked up a few. After I give you a peek at some of what we stocked up on this year, we’ll get to this week’s blog hop!

Shopping for School Supplies and Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop

I was disappointed we really didn’t need much. With my children all being middle school age and older our shopping list looks a little different than it used to. Along with the basic paper, notebooks, pens type of supplies, I find myself shopping for things like these (yes, my affil. links, but you’ll these supplies anywhere you prefer to shop):

mini index cards on a jump ring —ย  great for flash cards or fact cards, perfect for keep memory verses handy -they fit into a pocket or backpack





ear buds – really! more and more we have kids working lessons on the computer or listening to videos or music – everyone needs their own set in their own color, with a pair to spare!



tape, tape, tape – you can never have enough tape! scotch, washi, masking, duct …. always need tape!



and my beloved sharpie markers – we always have some of the colors around, but it’s the classic black markers you can never have too many of – I keep one in the kitchen for labeling leftovers and one near my mailing supplies and a few in the school room and one in my purse.


2018 Planner

and my bonus resource – Mom’s planner – this is a classic, spiral bound day planner that I love and use and carry with me everywhere. It supplements, compliments our school planner – my Homemaker’s Friend for sure.




Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop Featured 8.3.17 at

Now, for updates on last week’s blog hop. Our most viewed post was Living in the Wide Open Spaces. And my featured posts this week are:

I hope you’ll take a moment to visit them. You won’t be disappointed! And I know you’ll want to see what everyone is sharing in this week’s

Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!


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  1. I can relate to your feelings about school shopping! With only one student this year, I keep feeling as if I am forgetting something!
    And thank you for the honor of being featured here this week — and for all the loving attention my post received in the last week’s party!

    • It’s a new season of life, isn’t it Michele? I think I’ll always have to shop the back to school sales, even when my children are finished with schooling at home ๐Ÿ™‚
      So happy to know you are getting attention – that makes my day! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I haven’t shopped for supplies yet but it seems taps and glue are always gone so fast! Meanwhile I have pencils from our first year. Just joined your hop link up. It’s my first one ever too. Thanks for hosting <3.

    • we are always running out of tape here, too. And it just about kills met o have to pay full price mid-year! I have learned to stock up now, when the stores are offering a good supply for a decent price.
      It’s always a blessing to have left-overs from the previous year – good for you!
      I am honored to be hosting your first blog hop ever ๐Ÿ™‚ so glad you joined us!

  3. Thanks for the party and have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Great list! Thanks for hosting.

  5. Thank you for featuring my Wheels on the Bus post

    • My pleasure, Jo ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always had fun singing this song with my kids and now my grandkids. Love the activities you provide to go with it!

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