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The Land of Nod Robot Reusa-bag

Even though this Robot Reusa-bag ($9) was probably with little boys in mind, we're not so sure we won't snatch one up for ourselves. Forget fancy floral shopping bags, we want to take robots to the market with us!... [More]

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Belkin Vue Kindle Sleeve

Back to school item alert: the Belkin Vue Kindle Sleeve ($30) is super pink and super functional. Zip pockets make this happy case ideal for on-the-go reading and work. We appreciate the holding space for zip drives, iPods, headphones, and whatever else.... [More]

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Chalkboard Desk Accessories

Note to self: Must buy chalk so we can draw lewd things all over these CB2 Chalkboard Office Accessories ($5-40) and make our at-home offices that much more enjoyable. (What - you haven't perfected your Impressionist doodle of Eric Northman yet? Get on it, sister!)... [More]

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Three by Three Seattle Bamboo Dry-Erase Channel Panel

Now, even college dorm room doors (or your office or front hallway) can have a zen, spa-like feel when you hang a Three By Three Bamboo Dry-Erase Channel Panel ($75) on them. With a hidden mail pocket, plus 2 hooks, a magnetic strip, and a... [More]

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Seven Year Pen

We could've used this Seven Year Pen ($8) when we were in high school junior high and spent all of our time filling the margins of our paper and our journals and really any surface we could find with doodles, drawings and pairing our name... [More]

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Dead Mark

Sure, it's a bit morbid, but reading a book is a lonely endeavor, and its nice to have a companion. Even if Dead Mark ($13) did meet an untimely and squishy end to his existence, he does a great job holding your spot.... [More]

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aeiou Brooch

Whether to curry favor with your kid's teacher, or a sweet gift for the English language lover in your life - the aeiou Brooch ($32) is perfection. As much as we'd love to forget all those vowel lessons in grade school, or being subjected to... [More]

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Leather-Bound Pink Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

One of our editor's college professors really made a mark on her life. And one of the things that professor said was, "Buy a dictionary. Preferably one that will be catastrophically destructive if thrown." The internet is great and all, but sometimes it's nice to... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Unique dorm bedding for Katie H.

Katie H. writes: "Hey Outblush! I'm a senior in high school headed off to college next year and I want to get a head start picking out stuff for my dorm! And as you know, the biggest issue is bedding! So I don't have much... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Unique dorm bedding for Katie H.

Katie H. writes: "Hey Outblush! I'm a senior in high school headed off to college next year and I want to get a head start picking out stuff for my dorm! And as you know, the biggest issue is bedding! So I don't have much... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Student-of-the-Day chairs to brighten up Julia's classroom

Julia W. wrote, "HELP! I am a high school teacher and teach foods and life skills classes (housing, interior design, clothing construction, child development and parenting, foods and nutrition, personal finance). I am living on a lowly teacher's paycheck and am in desperate need of... [More]

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Fossil Lunch Bag

Who said back to school shopping was just for kids? Sharpen your pencils, don a fall coat, and pack your lunch in style with the Fossil "Key-per" Lunch Bag ($35). We may have graduated from PB&J sandwiches and chocolate milk, but this perfectly patterned bag... [More]

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Personal Shopper: Dorm bedding for Meghan's second college career

Meghan S. wrote, "I'm 25 and have found myself starting over. I'm a technology teacher and was cut from my position last school year. I've been unemployed for a year and to no avail I'm still jobless. I'm selling all of my things and starting... [More]

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Mushroom Kingdom Eraser Pot

Ohh how love our erasers! They're the only little gadgets that can truly erase our mistakes. And we can't think of a more fun way to store them. The Mushroom Kingdom Eraser Pot ($5) comes with approximately eight little erasers to help you correct any... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Consumers Putting off Back-to-School Shopping

Time to git yr learnin on! Everybody Loves Coupons, of UltimateCoupons.com fame, is a blog about, what else, coupons: how to use 'em, where to get 'em, and saving serious cash with 'em. But lurking inside this unassuming blog are some surprisingly well-researched and interesting... [More]

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Puffer Backpack

So, basically, a puffy jacket and a backpack got together in a dimly lit room after a few martinis, and shortly thereafter we got the Puffer Backpack ($118). Your kids'll love it. And maybe you can use it as a prop for the birds and... [More]

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Feterie Personalized Lunch Boxes

The timeless sign of a new school year: a new lunch box! This year, get your school-bound buddy one no one else will have with these Personalized Lunch Boxes ($37) from Feterie. There are nine designs to choose from, but we love the sophisticated simplicity... [More]

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Animal Sound Alarm Clock

Let's put it this way: If you have to get up at stupid o'clock in the morning to get to class, you'll be cheerier if woken up by a hooting, bug-eyed owl Animal Sound Alarm Clock ($20) than a nasal, invasive beepbeepohfuckshuddupbeepbeep. Available in owl,... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Retailers Pull out the Stops to Lure Teen Apparel Shoppers

Time to git yr learnin on! Everybody Loves Coupons, of UltimateCoupons.com fame, is a blog about, what else, coupons: how to use 'em, where to get 'em, and saving serious cash with 'em. But lurking inside this unassuming blog are some surprisingly well-researched and interesting... [More]

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Personal Shopper: A cute, leak-proof coffee travel mug for Cassie's college years

Cassie P. writes, "Hey Outblush, So... First off, I gotta do the gushy fan thing and let you all know how much I love you! You're in one of my Google-Chrome-thumb-tacked-homepages and I'm probably on your site more than facebook (well that's a lie, but... [More]

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