It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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Maddie and I are up in Los Angeles at BlogHer right now. It is in the LA Live area, right by Staples Center. This area is really hopping at all times of the day, and Maddie and I love the energy here. It has been a very fun 24 hours so far, with very little sleep. I just keep thinking that life is for adventures and having fun. We can sleep later!

red carpet

That made getting up even earlier than normal so much easier, that and knowing I was going to a special breakfast with Staples. It is no secret that I consider this time of year a holiday. I love office supplies and back to school shopping. I really do. I’ve never been able to say no to mechanical pencils and I’m slap happy about markers. Throw a new folder and paper clips at me and we will be friends forever. Maddie also inherited this love of mine. She gets just as giddy, so when our friends at Staples invited me to breakfast and to help share the breakfast event with all of you, I jumped at the opportunity!

staples live

After a strong cup of coffee I was ready to party. Armed with my laptop, camera and so much excitement to learn all about Staples’ back to school offerings, I was in my happy place. 

office supplies

I had the opportunity to preview some of the awesome back to school products that Staples is carrying and I wanted them all! These above are my favorites and I want the whole collection on my desk in my office!

back to school sale

low price guarantee


Just when I thought it couldn’t get better, Staples surprised us all with an interactive, engaging and informative talk show on all things back-to-school.

It was hosted by Megan Telles of Celebrity Page TV, with some celebrity moms we all know, actress and model, Lori Loughlin and world-renowned athlete, TV personality, New York Times bestselling author and model, Gabrielle Reece. 

Staples Live Blog Her

We were all entertained and educated on everything there is to know about back-to-school. From what’s trending in school tools to ways to get organized, to how to save on supplies. I really felt like I was ready for back to school at the end of the event.

1 million to support classrooms

We also learned about some that all parents should definitely take advantage of. Staples has a 110% Lowest Price Guarantee on their back-to-school needs, which is really going to help streamline back to school shopping!

After the event, I brought Maddie some cool office supplies. She is definitely my daughter. She loves this time of year too!

easy back to school shopping with staples

Have you done your back to school shopping?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • Staples is always where we go for back to school supplies each year. I pick up enough stuff at the start of the year when everything is on sale to make it through the school year.

  • I am so bad about back to school shopping and putting it off until the last minute! This looks like a lot of fun.

  • My kids are grown now so I don’t have to do any back to school shopping. i love office and school supplies though and love browsing the aisles.

  • I always went to Staples for back to school when I was in university and I go there now for my home office needs! They have awesome stuff.

  • After my daughter graduated from college I thought we would be done with back to school shopping but since she’s a teacher now we still go shopping to stock up her classroom. We make sure to take advantage of all the sales that Staples has this time of year.

  • I have bit started my daughters shopping yet! Honestly I love school shopping. Look forward to it every year.

  • My son will be going to school next year. This is really helpful, will keep this in mind.

  • I’d like to try shopping at Staples but there is none in my country. Back to school sales are really awesome.

  • Staples really has everything! I love that I can even pick up backpacks for the kids and their email savings are usually pretty helpful.

  • Back to School is always going to be so much fun and this sounds like a wonderful event from Staples. We get most of the school supplies from Staples & it is quiet amazing how they are helping teachers and students with this great program!

  • We are just getting ready to start school shopping. It will be a surpise for the kids, since they are off to camp till 4 days before school starts.

  • We got our daughter’s schools supply list and it says she doesn’t need anything except a couple of folders. Ok? I’m not complaining!

  • OMG I just did my Children’s Back to School shopping from Staples and we got some cool bis for mama too. Including a TwoHands Tablet Holder, I am loving it.
    You ladies seem to have had a total blast, Well done you!

  • I have started buying a couple of back to school items since I am heading back to uni for my masters. I am so excited I got a really cute planner for our local office depot. Some cute pens and pencils from staples too

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