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Already as I set down to write this post I’m not quite sure where it’s going. But do hear the excitement in my tone because today I’m talking about my favourite topic bar makeup, burgers and bed – stationery. Back in the day I was a floozy, trawling the aisles of Paperchase, WH Smith, Woolworths (oh Woolworths I will forever miss your pick ‘n’ mix section) and the likes. However these days there is just one place that I head to get my fix. Staples. I get it from my Dad. We visit there together even when we don’t need anything just to pour over the pens, printers and paper (aren’t we so cool?) but really it’s the Martha Stewart at Staples section that’s got my heart. A wash of turquoise and cream there’s everything from chalkboard labels to organisers, files, journals, post-its – the lot. So today, after feeling inspired from a complete paperwork clear out where the paper shredder almost caught fire, I thought I’d share the highlights:

Martha Stewart Accordion File: My old accordion file was purchased back when I was 16 and was rainbow patterned with an elastic tie that was well past it’s best, so this one feels all flashy and chic in comparison. One simple long piece of elastic, loads of pockets and a strap around the bottom that stops it being too chunky – the rainbow file was promptly shown the door.

Martha Stewart Files: To be honest there’s nothing particularly special about these, but they match and that’s what important here. Though when I had my big paperwork clear out (groan) I did appreciate that these snapped open with the click of one handy button therefore saving my mani and contained four rings instead of the usual two meaning everything is doubly secured inside.

Martha Stewart Sticky Notes: The best way to describe these are pretty post-its – look at that fancy shape! I use the three different colours for three different genres of lists because I’m just a Virgo like that, but they certainly make writing the weekly food shop a bit more fun.

Martha Stewart Shagreen Journal: I’ve already gone through one, am halfway through another and have three spares under my bed because I’m terrified that they’ll get discontinued and they are easily the best notepad I’ve ever found. Most importantly they lie flat. But it’s larger than most and so perfect if you’re a ‘draw your own chart’ maker like me and it’s got a handy little ribbon so you can mark where you’re up to. Oh and Martha shares her tips for how to be the perfect host in the back. Cheers Marth! 

Martha Stewart Page Tabs: These are lifesavers. I often wonder what life would be like without them (see, I told you I take this whole stationery thing very seriously). Sticky and re-useable they have just enough firmness in them for you to grab on and flick to your chosen page. Yep, I just heard myself. I think it’s time to stop there.

Martha – you are my stationery saviour. BABE. Fellow notebook freaks, any other ranges I need to be perusing with my Dad?

  • Anna Blush

    Hello, my name’s also Anna and I also love stationary! Haha I wish I could get a hold of this collection in Aus, looks beaut! x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • thisgirlloveschic

    i share a similar obsession I tend to buy way too much stationary!!

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  • http://Lauraslittleloves.blogspot.co.uk Laura

    I also have a thing for stationery! Those sticky notes are so cute! Xx

    Lauraslittleloves

  • Pru

    I’m a martha fan for all products but love the Staples line. I have the green boxes at work and the white ones at home – the trays hold my skincare products and look really great. I’m pleased to find another martha fan. Do you ever get her magazines?

    Pru

  • SeekMyScribbles

    I love the look of the Martha Stewart range at Staples! Definitely need to get some bits and bobs – they’ll look lovely in my bureau! xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  • Bex

    I am a total stationery addict too and have just bought some of the Martha range as well. I bought the A5 file and dividers and pockets but was disappointed to find that although you can buy the accessories, you can’t actually buy any A5 paper to put in it, either in the Martha range or even in Staples! Go figure! I am currently scouring the internet for some decent A5 paper refills so would appreciate any tip offs on where I might find them. Notebooks / journals are a real weakness and I may now have to indulge in the Martha one, but I also particularly like the Fabriano range o notebooks. They sell them in my local Staples and they come in a range of sizes and colours. Chic in their simplicity for me. Also, you can’t beat Paperchase for a good notebook, which, incidentally, is where I am off to now! Bye!

  • Leannemariexo

    I’ve wanted to get some pieces from this range for along time! But as I dont havea desk space at the moment, I fear they will get ruined! Once I have a desk and a little blogging corner I will be topping up my stationary!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie
    x

  • Sara

    I love Moleskin notebooks, they’re my planner of choice, but the people behind Parisian Chic also released a Parisian Chic planner which is what I’ve been using this year, and loving it. It’s smaller than the Moleskin so it fits in my handbag and really is a nice notebook and I feel very ~chic~ with it, haha.

  • http://ellabooxo.blogspot.co.uk Ella

    It’s the Liberty-patterned notebooks that get me…

  • http://ljepotaaunaturel.blogspot.com/ Gospođica Marijica

    You should check out kikki.k! I love their stuff but they are a bit pricey. My name is Marija and I’m also a stationery addict :)

    |Ljepota au naturel|

  • http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk/ Jessica Rose

    You crazy wildcat you! ;)

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  • mirjana

    YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT KIKKI.K !! it’s made by a swedish born australian and they ship worldwide :)

  • Daniella

    love all your picks

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/ A Little Lilly

    Who doesn’t love stationary?! You gotta be crazy! ;) Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  • beautyandthegeekery

    I am completely with you on this one. I love stationary! My particular weakness is Muji with their gorgeous pens and storage solutions.

    Beauty and the Geekery

  • http://www.everyella.blogspot.com Ella

    Yes, I’ve always had this passion! Going crazy for pens, notebooks, etc was so evident that a lot of my relatives, especially the ones in USA, used to bring me just that and I was so happy :)

    http://everyella.blogspot.it/2014/06/what-to-do-in-london-avoiding-really.html

  • http://emmalouisa.com/ Emma Louisa

    I want everything. I have an excessive amount of stationery in the cupboard that I have no need for. Yet :) Actually posted about organisation tips tonight so this has inspired me to organise my blogging notebook

  • http://cassandramyee.blogspot.co.nz cassandramyee

    I am total stationary addict as well, I have so many notebooks, I can’t resist a cute patterned one!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

  • Lydia Anderson

    Have you checked out Present&Correct, they’ve loads of nifty pens and pencils, and other stationary paraphernalia. Their online store is SO COOL and their shop in East London is brilliant too!

  • Emily Cullen

    Kikki K is beautiful you should definitely check them out!

  • Claire Battye

    I’m not a stationary person at all but I want everything in this post! I also really like Tiger’s stationary bits, cheap, cheerful and pretty funky!

  • Ada Drgas

    So… before I started to read the actual post I just stared at the pictures above for like 10 minutes. Yep, Stationery is preeettay.

  • Heather Conrad

    I am a pen freak too! In fact just spent about $22 (US) on the Staedtler triplus fineliner pens because they come in a 20 pack of various colors and I just NEEDED them in my life! ;)

  • Nicoco Chanel

    Staples was always on my way into town when I was at uni – horrible, horrible decision (or fantastic, depending on whose side you look at it). It’s so easy to be sucked into that place!

    That journal sounds *fabulous*. I do not understand notebooks that don’t lie flat. Like, why is that a thing? How am I supposed to write in that?

    Paperchase’s summer range has some really cute looking stuff (well, duh, it is paperchase). You should check out the Summer Odyssey range esp – but I’m biased. So cute and travel-ly.

    x Nicole Isabella

  • Samantha

    My dad and I would always go to staples together when I was younger. There was always something I begged him to buy me! Now I always grab a pack of Martha Stewart labels when I’m in there. :)

    http://www.samanthalindsey.com

  • Yasmeen MirrorAffects

    This sounds like just the post for me!! I am crazy when it comes to stationary, I love it! I’m constantly looking for notepads, pens, sticky paper – the lot! I can’t get enough. I am definitely going to staples to take a look at the Martha Stewart range :)

    Yasmeen x
    http://themirroraffects.blogspot.co.uk

  • dana

    I loved this lines “my old accordion file was purchased back when I was 16 and was rainbow patterned with an elastic tie that was well past it’s best”. Thanks you so much!
    http://www.minacosmetics.co.il/

  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    Hi Anna, I’m Carolyn. I too have a love for stationery. Ahh, Steples, I can get lost in there.
    Carolyn | BLOG

  • Jo Fisher

    Stationery is always bound to cheer me up. Nothing feels better than using a brand new notebook or opening a new pack of post-its. This collection looks to die for so I think I’m going to have to dive into the next Staples I see!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • http://parisiantobe.com Parisian To Be

    Stationary is where I spend most of my money…okay, beauty comes first, but still. Rifle Paper Co. is by far my favorite brand, and the Poketo website also has amazing stuff.

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  • http://beautifulsmudges.blogspot.co.uk/ Chrissy

    Oh god, I didn’t know there was so much gorgeous stationery at Staples… I thought it would just be really plain and boring office stuff. For me, it’s the stationery section at Liberty that does it every time. It’s impossible to drag me out of there.

    http://beautifulsmudges.blogspot.co.uk

  • Joycelyn Steib

    Love stationary and love receiving letters and cards as well as sending them. Thanks for sharing this interesting post!

  • http://tinyalis.blogspot.com/ Tiny Alis

    I love Martha Stewart Stationery, I picked up a mint green notebook from there last year and I love it so much!

    Tiny Alis

  • Stephanie

    Stationery is a secret guilty pleasure of many!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251

    xxxx

  • Carolyn Wolfram

    I don’t know why I never got into stationary :( I have some notebooks but no proper stationary.
    englishbrkfstt.wordpress.com

  • Katie Anthony

    Erin Condren does personalized stationary! It’s fantastic and so addictive. I know if you are as much of a stationary junky as I am you will love it Anna!

    The website is: http://www.erincondern.com

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    I have a problem with stationary too, notepads are my weakness! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • alice bea ☮

    love this post, I was in need of a new notepad!!!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lauren Parker

    i too am a stationary addict!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://victoriarosebeaute.blogspot.co.uk/ Victoria Baldwin

    I gravitate towards any kitsch little pens and notepads in Paperchase, it’s a guilty pleasure stationary shopping :D

    http://victoriarosebeaute.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Hannah

    I am so glad it’s not just me with an addiction to beautiful (and functional!) stationary.
    The Paperblanks notebook range is my favourite at the moment, they are so ornate and pretty!

    Hannah xx
    http://scrapbookconfidential.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/ Pink Elephant Blog

    I am obsessed with stationary too! Haven’t found anywhere here in Ireland that does the Martha Stewart range though :(

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  • http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/ Tori Russell

    I love the Martha Stewart stationary, I use desk organisers for university!

    http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

  • http://curlyredhairgirl.blogspot.com Nicola Browne

    I am the same. No matter what shop I am in, if they have stationary I am all over it. It is one of the small things in life that makes me happy.

    curlyredhairgirl.blogspot.com

  • Sophie G

    i wish i could get my hands on martha stewart stuff but we don’t have it here in germany :(

  • emiller1233

    Office supplies in general makes me go bananas, I’m way to crazy about the organization. It’s just too fun sometimes!

    ErinElizabethBlog

  • http://sophielfarrell.blogspot.co.uk/ Sophie L Farrell

    I’m horrendous for stationary, I pick up note books all the time but never use them!

    http://sophielfarrell.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  • http://theashleydavisproject.com/ Ashley

    I also love Martha Stewart stationary. I love her 3 ring binders as well.

  • http://sweeteamarie.blogspot.com Taylor

    Oh Staples. That was always my favorite place to shop for school supplies. But you should definitely check out Muji notebooks! They’re super cheap but still manage to be super nice. My favorites are the ones with dotted paper.

    sweeteamarie.blogspot.com

  • http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/ Ellenor Marie

    Oh my god this looks amazing :) I need to head to staples asap!!

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Hemylle Karollyne

    I love Stationery visits!!! Every time I pop to one of them, I just can’t help myself. haha

  • http://thatimperfectstranger.wordpress.com Benazir

    I love stationery so much! I’m so glad that I’m not alone in this and to find others in the comment section as well! (:

  • Sophia Charles

    i also love stationary, it’s an addiction. seriously. haha

    Sophia
    http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • http://breachofbeauty.blogspot.com Sarah Elise

    Oh, I’m so glad I’m not the only one who drools at the mere sight of a beautiful notebook. The prime real estate in the stationary world for me will forever and always be Moleskins, obviously, but I’m kind of a whore when it comes to notebooks, paper, envelopes, etc. Oh well. Let us all use up trees together for pretty paper together.

    breachofbeauty.blogspot.com

  • http://www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.co.uk/ Shannon P

    I love stationary, I get through endless notepads making lists haha! xx
    http://www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

    Have you see any of the stationery from Rifle Paper Co? http://riflepaperco.com I think their stuff is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Janna

    I think you’ll quite like the Scandinavian aesthetic of Kikki.K stationery! But Smythson really takes the cake in my books :) great post as always Anna xx

  • http://www.jessiedolly.wordpress.com jessiedolly

    I adore Martha Stewart too!! xx

  • http://www.beautybabbles.com/ Kate

    I love stationary so much! :)

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    I am a stationary lover, and these look gorgeous (gets overexcited) you get some right steals in TK Maxx too, like filofax and orla kiely

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.gracesbeautyspace.blogspot.co.uk Grace

    I’m a stationary addict too, those sticky notes are so cute- would make revision much more enjoyable!
    - Grace’s Beauty Space xo

  • http://www.confettiavenue.com Charlotte Hartwell

    It’s dangerous how many sticky notes I have.