Must Haves For Your Back To School Purse (& Tips)

Hey guys!  So school is here for most of us, and I’m still continuing with this series, so I wanted to do this post!  My school starts on September 4th, so I still have quite a bit of time to do things like get school supplies and stuff, so when I get my school supplies I will do a post on them too!  Anyways, for any of you that are in high school might like this!  It’s just essentials for your purse that you carry around class to class.  I didn’t really want to call it a purse, but I didn’t want to call it a bag or backpack because I wouldn’t really carry books in this…haha let’s get into it!

So my first essentials are headphones and your phone!  I personally always get so jealous of other people when they get to listen to music and I didn’t pack my headphones that day, so I am going to try to keep them in my tote!  Of course you want to bring your phone, pretty obvious.

My next essential is gum.  We all know that you will run out of gum so, so, so fast, so bring lots!  Maybe bring one pack that you aren’t a huge fan of, and then bring a pack just for yourself.  I always feel so bad saying no, so I am just going to have to bring a lot!

My next essentials are just a small mirror and a hair brush.  I personally don’t like bringing makeup to touch up, but if you don’t mind then totally pack that!

What I am going to be doing this year is setting up a small bin in my locker for things like my calculator, and ruler, and protractor kit, and pencil crayons…whatever tools you need for specific classes.  I have four classes a day and two breaks so I will be going and grabbing the things I need out of the bins at my two breaks.  This does not include things like pencils or highlighters or pens, because I use them for every class so I’d like to have them in my purse with me.  As I said, I still haven’t gone supply shopping, but I am planning on getting a small pencil box that I will put everything I need in there.  I’m not too sure if I am going to be putting a pencil sharpener or eraser in there, because it kind of gets everything messy and I typically use pens…maybe I’ll get another small pouch or box for those two things.

I am going to be keeping my phone and a bit of cash in a little wristlet I got from Coach because it will be easy to take to the cafeteria with me, and I just like having that kind of thing separated.

I will also be keeping little stickey notes in my bag too, for class, and just for regular life.

Of course you will need your agenda or planner with you because you will want to write down all of your homework and things to do and everything.


That’s it for my essentials!  If you were wondering, I am just going to be carrying a large longchamp tote with me because it is huge and easy to pack all of my books up in, and everything else I need.  Thanks for reading!  Talk to you soon!  Bye!


SOFC Week 5: Packing & Travelling- Monday: Lists and Important Essentials (& Intro!)

Hey guys!  How are you all!?  Hope your day has been going good (:  For this week’s theme, I have packing and travelling tips and tricks!  I am going to a cottage next week (so there will be no SOFC, sorry!  I will still try to put up some posts if I even have service, but it will be too difficult to post everyday) and I thought I’d show you guys what I’m packing, and some things that might help you pack.  So today, I have a lists post…yes another one!  I will be doing a What’s In My Suitcase, What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag, Things To Do In The Car, Essentials For Outdoor Activities, stuff like that.  This might end up being a two week span of posts, but not have one everyday next week.  For example, I will have all five this week, and then maybe two more scattered in next week.  Anyways, since I am going to a cottage, I won’t really have ‘pretty’ things, or lots of makeup, or a purse, so keep that in mind!  We are going to be staying at a beautiful cottage on a lake, with a small town beside it where we will be eating and shopping around a minimal amount of the time.  I might even end up doing a ‘best snacks for camping/cottage’!  So this first post may be a little boring, simply because I don’t have my suitcase or makeup bag packed, and to be honest I’m not really in the mood to do a super long post with pictures and stuff because I want to get up another post sometime today.  Yeah….let’s get into list-a-making!

So whenever you go away somewhere for a few nights, you will probably make a list…right!?  For us we have to make lists because we have to bring everything we need (like kitchen and bathroom stuff) with us.  Going to a cottage is no hotel!  There are tons of ways to make lists…like Wunderlist, or MindNode (two of my favourite apps), but when it comes to packing for a cottage, I typically like to put my lists on paper.  Currently, we have one page for all of my stuff (clothes and stuff), and then we have another page for all of the kitchen and bathroom and outdoor things, and we have another page for things to buy, and things to do.  If you prefer to have it online, try the two apps I listed above, or you can even search google for ‘list maker’, and tons of results will pop up.

Here’s some things you should pack!  They are pretty much just the important things (I’m not going to go into the details!!) These are just my recommendations, and stuff I bring.


Shampoo & Conditioner
Shaving stuff
Soap & Face Cleanser
Towel and Face Cloths (if necessary)
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Calamine lotion, bandaids..etc.
Sunscreen and bugspray
Hair brush
Hair ties & bobby pins
Lip balm
Cotton pads and q-tips



Tea Towels
Bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.
Something easy (like Kraft Dinner)
Campfire food (Hot dogs and buns (with condiments))
Sandwich stuff (PB&J is great for camping)
Paper towels
Dish soap and bucket (for hands too)
Garbage bags



A thick sweater or two for campfires
A couple pairs of pants for night
A couple of easy t-shirts that go with everything (they will also help cover your burns!)
Socks and running shoes
Flip flops
Something to throw over your bathing suit
Bathing suit
A couple easy dresses or rompers that are comfy
Fuzzy socks for night

OK, so that’s all I could come up with for now!  Talk to you guys soon!  Thanks for reading! Bye!