As most of the country knows we are in the midst of a massive “Polar Vortex” . As scary as this sounds (and it does sound VERY SCARY) there are precautions we can take to keep ourselves safe and warm. Firstly do not spend any unnecessary time outside! I read somewhere you can get frost bite if you expose your skin to the cold for more than five minutes. To this Florida girl, well that sounds like a horror movie come to life. Second, please bring your animals inside!! Third, I hear lots of hot soup, tea, and hot cocoa are called for in freezing conditions, plus in all honesty that just sounds yummy.
This time of year seems to be when most people come down with a cold or the flu. That is why we are having a sale this week on all cleaning supplies. Kill those sickness causing germs with products like cleaning wipes, Purell, and bottled soap. We hope everyone is staying safe and warm and not leaving the house unless they have to! Restockit.com cleaning product sale
So I’m going to go a little off our own little patch of happy office supplies, and move on to the exciting and infinitely shoppable Etsy. I adore Etsy – its fun, funky, quirky, vintage and there is something for everyone, whether you’re hippy-dippy or geektacular. There hasn’t been one time that I’ve gone to Etsy and NOT found something to buy.
Today I went looking for vintage office supplies in addition to artwork for my son’s room. I also found some interesting old office paperwork that would go quite nicely with the work scrapbook I keep thinking about starting…big procrastinator that I am. Don’t look for that anytime soon.
Special Thanks and Photo Credits go to:
BlueGrizzlePapers – http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueGrizzlePapers?ref=seller_info
AllVintageMan – http://www.etsy.com/shop/AllVintageMan?ref=seller_info
DivineOrders – http://www.etsy.com/shop/DivineOrders?ref=seller_info
Theartfloozy – http://www.etsy.com/shop/theartfloozy?ref=seller_info
Posterexplosion – http://www.etsy.com/shop/posterexplosion?ref=seller_info
Ah pens. I’ve written about pens before on this blog, but I want to revisit them. Because I adore pens. Pens of all kinds. I have my favorites, the ones I use all the time, but I collect pens too, especially if they are unusual. I may never use them, but they will look very pretty in my pen holder!
Even today, when most of our work is done on computers and our cell phones have notepads and voice recorders built in, pen lovers still lust after pens. Even now, when I barely write anything on paper at work, I have about 15 pens on my desk, and countless notepads (that’s another blog entirely) that I never use!
Pens engender very strong feelings amongst their owners, and our customer’s are no different. They are very precise in what they order and what they want, and can talk pen-lingo like they work in a Papermate factory! I’m not even that well-versed! Today, though, I’m going to show you some unusual pens – glass pens, ergonomic pens, goofy pens and even nostalgic pens (who remembers bracelet pens?). I hope you enjoy!
I think today’s blog is pretty self-explanatory. I love finding new desk accessories because I would rather accessorize my desk than myself! I know we have a lot of modern fans out there, so I figured today I would stick to modern desk accessories, and http://www.Yliving.com didn’t fail to come through!
They had some great stuff, but some of it would be hard to identify if there wasn’t a description. That’s the challenge today. If you can figure out what everything is, like the post and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers (subject line Office Supply Guessing Game), and you’ll win…my ever-lasting respect and admiration. And I’ll offer up congratulations on the blog :)
We admit it. We have run out of paper towels for our dispensers here at ReStockIt, and have had to resort to flimsy napkins for drying our hands as we eagerly await our new shipment. We try to stay on top of ordering supplies, but sometimes we just…forget! It happens to everyone, every business, at one point or another, and it’s never at a convenient time. That’s why there is ReStocker to the rescue!
You can’t go wrong using ReStocker for your business, or even your home! There is no drawback to having your supplies automatically delivered in the time frame that you choose. And there are tons of products that are on our ReStocker program, so you can restock everything you need for your business or home, and never have to worry about running out of a crucial supply ever again!
In addition, with ReStocker, you save 5% on every ReStocker order that you place, so the program also equals savings as well as peace of mind since you aren’t going to be surprised when something important runs out. Think about it, no more last minute trips to the store for supplies, so it saves you time as well! You can’t beat something that saves you time, money, and peace of mind.
You can customize ReStocker to replenish your supplies in the time frame of your choosing, and with many of our ReStocker products offering free shipping and super-fast delivery, there really isn’t a way to lose! Breakroom supplies, office supplies, even janitorial supplies can be set up for auto delivery with ReStocker, so you never have to run out again. Its good advice that we’ll be taking for ourselves!
I’ve always admired people who can draw, because I can barely draw a straight line. Well, that’s not entirely true. I spent an entire summer when I was twelve learning how to draw a horse head. See terrible example below. As you can see, I have reason to admire people who can do what I so obviously cannot.
My son can draw, as can his father and grandfather. Their family is very artistic, and use most mediums – pencils, watercolor, pastels, paint…you name it, they can make beauty from it. I’m actually kind of jealous. I was cleaning my son’s room this weekend, and came across an art kit that his grandfather got him for Christmas last year, and it got me thinking about all the pretty pictures that I could find on the internet.
So this morning, being the thoughtful person I am and knowing how much everyone who reads this blog likes artwork, I decided to bring you some beautiful pencil art that I came across on the web. After I subject you to my horse head. Enjoy!
I’ve talked many times in the blog about art made from office supplies, and pencils aren’t a topic I’ve touched on before. This is odd, considering I’ve been watching Dalton Ghetti’s work for a while now. He.Is.AMAZING. He actually makes it look so easy, and I want to try it myself, but I know I’d end up cutting off the tip of a finger or something.
He takes pencils and sculpts the most detailed miniatures from them, and I just don’t get how he does it! First off, he has to keep that X-acto knife of his crazy-sharp, and the patience it has to take is epic. The finished product is astounding, and so perfect that you just can’t believe it came about from something so tiny as a pencil lead! I can go on and on, and spout numerous adjectives to describe his work, but I think I’ll let it speak for itself. Enjoy!