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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Simplify in Style" with the Martha Stewart Home Office Collection with Avery

Have I ever told you how much I love Martha Stewart? She is the Queen of all things crafty and pretty, and of course, yummy. She has amazing books, magazines, and a line of craft products that makes me want to spend every cent of my money. Yes, she is pretty awesome.

Well, to make me even more in love with her she also has the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery products which are sold exclusively at Staples. I was very excited to be asked to review and receive some of the products from the line. Yesiree Bob, she is now feeding my organizational soul, oh me, oh my! A new part of this line includes a whole array of beautifully made Holiday Shipping products, just in time for the holidays!

The Holiday Shipping product line includes beautiful wrapping/shipping paper (I am loving the printed Kraft paper in the middle!), tape, padded envelopes, and printed mailing labels. Oh man, she is really taking the stress out of my last-minute holiday wrapping and shipping frenzy. Sorry about all those late gifts in years past, Mom and Dad; I swear it won't happen any more!

The Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery also includes beautifully bound planning calendars like this one.

Included inside is a weekly and monthly format. The month to month section, seen above, even has bits of Martha's classic to-do lists ... love those little notes!

She also came out with a pretty line of Shagreen accordion files, pockets, and standing organizers. All available in various sizes and colors to coordinate with your office space perfectly.

I really love the Shagreen Pockets. They fit just right in the antique sewing cabinet I have in my studio. The pockets come with two ways to hang, via a strip of sticky tape to tape that removes cleanly or you can use the two push pins, included, and hang it up that way. The pocket is roomy enough for your organizational lists (Christmas lists!), letters, mail, you name it! And it's super durable too!

The standing organizer sits on one of the shelves and organizes a whole bunch of the holiday shipping products ... tape, ribbon, gift tags, gift bags, tissue paper, scissors and my monthly organizer.

I seriously am in love with all the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery line. Martha definitely did it again in making me want every last piece from this line. Now that I have some of these products in place I feel like I will be superwoman going into the holiday season. I have everything I need all organized and in it's place so I can wrap up all my pretty gifts and get them in the mail on time ... yahoo!

Interested in seeing more from this line?

You can see more of the products, colors, and sizes, here.
You can order your very own products from the line, here. (Although the holiday wrapping and shipping products are only available in-store at Staples)
You can follow Avery on Facebook, here.

Avery and BlogHer are giving away a $100 Staples gift card to one of you!

Just tell me:

What is your favorite organizational tool in your home office?

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Blogger Anna said...

My label maker...hands down!

November 14, 2012 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I am all about containers! I feel like they make a huge difference!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

November 14, 2012 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I tweeted too

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

November 14, 2012 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Mindy said...

Clear plastic containers. I have my whole craft cabinet shelves filled with thrm

November 14, 2012 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Pip said...

My portable file box, it tames my paper pile without having to put short term papers in long term filing!

November 14, 2012 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger groovyonetoo said...

Eight small drawers with clear fronts that sit right beside my monitor. They hold pencils in one, pens in another, scissors, all my Sharpies (love those things!) and so much more. Easy to organize and they stay out of my way.

November 14, 2012 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Beth B. said...

I love my small cabinet of drawers that I can divide everything in. That way I can pretend I'm organized by stuffing it with all of my supplies! :)

November 14, 2012 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Chelsea Malone said...

I have to say containers to hold everything and small twist top containers for buttons

November 14, 2012 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Laura Decato said...

Baskets, I use a lot of Baskets!

November 14, 2012 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger RegencyKnitter said...


November 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger RegencyKnitter said...

My favorite organizational tool is probably hanging file folders.

November 14, 2012 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger KathyC said...

I like the standing organizers.

November 14, 2012 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Heidi V said...

I have a shelf with 9 different slots which really helps keep papers organized and still allows me to have my "piles":)

November 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Suzi Wollman said...

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November 14, 2012 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Suzi Wollman said...

My favorite organizational tool in my home office is a divided basket made to hold paper plates and napkins, and three spaces for forks, knives, and spoons. Perfect for a picnic, it moonlights as a holder for pens and pencils, scissors and such, and whatever project I'm working on that needs to be portable. Until it needs to go wandering, it sits on my desk and keeps my necessities within reach.

My address is

November 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Jamie Harris said...

I love the standing organizers, they are pretty and so useful in controlling everything needed in my office.

November 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I love the baskets in my closet.

November 14, 2012 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Tweeted -

November 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could say I have a great organization tool in the office, but nope. All I got is my filing drawer in the desk and it isn't that great. I totally need to revamp the office and all of my supplies. Working on it, but not at any rate that is noticeable.

kellylynn (kelly72lynn at yahoo)

November 14, 2012 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger scoutingmom said...

I love my glass bowls with all my paper clips, push pins, binder clips, and extra small things!

November 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I love the Martha Stewart letter sized boxes - they are a lifesaver when it comes to storing all of my kindergartners papers I want to keep. That's my favorite! Also, a tip-I bought a bunch of the shagreen boxes to use on my desk, and then mixed in old Tiffany boxes to hold more stuff. They are a perfect match.

November 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Annita said...

I seriously can't do without paper clips and binder clips.

November 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Me and My Pink Mixer said...

The favorite organizational tools in my office are labeled baskets - love them!

November 14, 2012 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Me and My Pink Mixer said...

I tweeted.

November 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger LyndaKay said...

I couldn't stay organized without my calendar!

November 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Staci Zeller said...

I have a little caddy that holds all my tools for my vinyl crafting. The best part is that I only paid $1 for it.

November 14, 2012 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Marcie said...

I love old boxes, especially those with compartments--it helps me stay inspired to change up the look every now and then and not have everything matchy-matchy!!

November 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Angela R. Stewart said...

Labeled Bins! a bin for each different item to keep them all easy to find.

November 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Keri said...

My filing cabinet - I have my whole life organized in there! :)

November 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Wylie said...

I have a little Ikea stacking set of drawers, that sit on the top of my long crafting table. Each little drawer is labelled: cards/labels/scissors/pens. I make a point of replacing items into the proper drawers, and it keeps my work space uncluttered and neat!

November 14, 2012 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Clipboards are my new favorite. I have a row on a wall (I think I saw it on MS site!) and I clip papers I need to follow up on - and not forget or loose there!

November 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

I'm in love with our label maker. Everything has a label now.

November 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger said...

Containers and shelves!!

November 14, 2012 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Katelyn said...

My home management binder- it keeps all the important documents in one place!

November 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite organizational tool is my vintage mail sorter crate that sits on my desk!

Lauraucf AT yahoo DOT com

November 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger mrswaddleduck said...

Pretty labeled boxes are my favorite organizational tool.

November 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Kari M. said...

I don't have a label maker, so my favorite organizational tool is my colored sharpies to label everything.

November 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Kari M. said...

I tweeted:

November 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Organizational bins! Everything in my house has a home in a bin or basket :)

November 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Jamie @ the Backless Shirt Blog said...

My pantry loves the Oxo Good Grips® Food Storage Pop Containers. Not only are they attractive and allow me to see if we're running low on cheetos, they are fantastic for keeping our snacks fresh because the kids can easily put the lids back on (versus a half-hearted crumpling of the open bag. :)

November 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I don't have much really, but I do have a caddy with different compartments that I love to use to organize my scrapbook supplies! I sure would love to add to my "organizational" collection!

November 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Maggie and Sheepie said...

Home office....what's that? Oh, you mean my living room and kitchen...I guess I need a home visit from Martha herself!

November 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Brit said...

Definitely boxes/bins/baskets to keep everything organized. I think my recent favorite is a small container with four compartments I found in the $ section at Target for my little girls clips, pony tail holders and all her little hair supplies.

November 14, 2012 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

My calendar keeps me schedule, my husband's schedule, family birthdays and anniversaries, church activities, and such.

November 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance! My favorite is simple. Paper clips

November 14, 2012 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Lucy Jack Photography said...

My favorite electronic organizational tool in my home office is using Microsoft OneNote, but I also love old-fashioned sticky notes to keep everything at my fingertips!

November 14, 2012 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Lucy Jack Photography said...

Tweeted this giveaway!

November 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger mom to LaLu said...

Definitely my home management binder! Holds our monthly calendar, school handouts, activity forms, birthday lists, to do list and more! I would be lost without it!

November 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Stephanie H said...

My favorite Home management tool? I would have to say my files and cabinet. Although I find sticky notes and my calendar to be pretty important too! Difficult to say. But I would love to have a more organized system. Thank you Martha and Avery!

November 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

i love my little wire basket from the dollar store. it's not much, but it keeps all my pens corralled. without it, i literally would not have any idea where any pens were in my house!

November 15, 2012 at 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Melanie Hunt said...

My calendar is my favorite - every year I take time to choose THE perfect calendar to help me stay organized with everything that is going on in our lives.

November 15, 2012 at 6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite is a dresser that I have in my craft room. Not only does it keep little things out of sight, it helps keep the kids out of things!

November 15, 2012 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger The Nat Nat said...

I love containers!

November 15, 2012 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Rebeckah Austin said...

I would love to win! Thank you!

November 15, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger chris said...

containers and baskets :)

November 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Containers and labels to go on them are fabulous. Everything looks and feels neater if it is contained! Thanks for the chance to win!

November 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Kelly Massman said...

my file folders! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

November 15, 2012 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

My drawer, so excited! Thanks!

November 15, 2012 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous mary said...

Not very good at organizing. I end up mostly stuffing things in drawers. Need help!

November 15, 2012 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

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November 15, 2012 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

I absolutely can't live without my labelmaker. I adhere the labels to patterned scrapbook paper to organize my boxes, bins, etc!

November 15, 2012 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger mamafrog said...

I love your blog and I'm a Martha fan, too! My favorite thing for my home office is a bookshelf and organizing baskets, for now. I do tend to change things around if they just don't work after awhile!

November 16, 2012 at 4:08 AM  
Blogger manmen said...

My fave organization tool is my calendar. I'd be lost without it! I could def see myself switching to a Martha Stewart one for 2013!

November 16, 2012 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I cannot live without my calendar! I wouldn't know what I was doing without it!

November 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Alaine88 said...

My planner :)
family74014 at gmail dot com

November 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Kerrie said...

My garbage can! It reminds me that some things are clutter and don't need to be organized ... simply tossed! Thanks!

November 17, 2012 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Tiffany Winner said...

either those big plastic tubs or my desk drawers

November 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Winner said...


November 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger cw said...

file boxes really help me in my office

November 17, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger JC said...

Labels are my favorite organizational tools in the home office

November 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger JC said...

November 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Natasha of said...

We have a spot in the laundry room that doubles as our mail area and really needs some organization. It's always a disaster.

November 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I WISH I had a label maker! Our "home office" doesn't really exist. I guess the most-used part of it would be a plate that we put the mail on!

November 19, 2012 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Elena said...

Folders! We have a lot of papers as we run our business from home.

November 19, 2012 at 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Elena said...

November 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger karenmed409 said...

A few small baskets and bins that we keep magazines, receipts and important papers, once they get filled I sort and recycle the magazines and the receipts and documents go in the filing cabinet

November 22, 2012 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

My 3 drawer container and folders

November 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

November 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger chambanachik said...

I use lots of plastic totes to keep everything sorted!

chambanachik at gmail dot com

November 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger ape2016 said...

My favorite organizational tool is my calendar- without it I would be lost.

November 24, 2012 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger sy said...

I love filing folders and post it labels. The shagreen pockets look awesome, they would save so much space and the walls look nicer. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
songyueyu at gmail

November 25, 2012 at 3:11 AM  
Blogger sy said...

songyueyu at gmail

November 25, 2012 at 3:11 AM  
Anonymous Becky Crutcher said...

My shoe organizer minus the shoes of course! Just got another one today from the big box store for less than $6 (It's to store gloves and scarves in the coat closet, sorry I digress). Now the one in my "home office" a.k.a. Craft Room, Sewing Room, Scrapbooking Room, Knitting Room....well you get the idea, that one holds a gazillion crafting supplies like paint brushes, scissors, glue, glue gun + sticks, and so much more!!! Making the most of the vertical space even though my husband says "Please, no more shoe orgaziners!"

November 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Poppy (Project Gadabout) said...

My favorite tool is my to list pad, it keeps me on track! projectgadabout at gmail dot com

November 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Billie Criswell said...

I could not live without my day planner! It tells me where I need to go, what I have to do, and lets face it, checking stuff off a list is awesome!

November 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

My favorite organizing tool is the label! easy to categorize and find things I'm looking for.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

November 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Amy said...


amy [at] utry [dot] it

November 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

accounting files

November 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

November 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger MerMarty said...

I don't have a home office, or even a desk designated for the business of life- pretty sure that's half my organization problem! lol. I do love labels, though, for everything. It's much easier for me to stay organized when there's a place for everything.

December 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger MerMarty said...

Just tweeted!

December 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger MCantu1019 said...

My desk calendar.
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

December 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Our file cabinet is the best tool we have right now.

December 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Kerry said...


December 3, 2012 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Gina Wildorchid said...


wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

December 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Gina Wildorchid said...

I love my zip up binder! It holds everything and nothing falls out!

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December 4, 2012 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Marji said...

Plastic stacking bins that are labeled.

December 7, 2012 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Thomas Murphy said...

folders are my favorite tool


December 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Thomas Murphy said...

December 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Howell said...

My favorite organizational tool in my home office is a drop folder cabinet.

hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

December 8, 2012 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Howell said...


hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

December 8, 2012 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger LAMusing said...

I have a small 2 drawer box that holds tape, staples, post it's, etc. It's the ONLY organized thing on my desk!

December 11, 2012 at 1:26 AM  
Anonymous Norma said...

My Calendar is my most important tool for organization

December 11, 2012 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger SamanthaD said...

I use alot of bins around my house to store items. No real organization to speak of though. I do have my dry erase board on my fridge which is a complete life saver for me!

Samantha D
dull2000 at cox dot net

December 12, 2012 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger SamanthaD said...

I tweeted!

Samantha D
dull2000 at cox dot net

December 12, 2012 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Carmen Nuland said...

My favorite tool is a small plastic filing tote where I put this year's paid bills, receipts and other important papers before I file them permanently

December 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Betty C said...

My favorite tool is my filing cabinets. I have several, each one for specific reasons.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

December 14, 2012 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger slehan said...

Mine is computer lists and fridge lists.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

December 14, 2012 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Graham said...

I use plastic boxes with labels to help organize.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

December 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM  

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