The Classic Brunette: What's In My Bag: Finals Week Plus A Special Gift For Your Favorite Grads

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What's In My Bag: Finals Week Plus A Special Gift For Your Favorite Grads

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It's that time of year again...finals week. I'm unfortunately in the middle of my worst finals week ever, but I decided to make a post on what I carry in my bag during this week besides the boring notebooks, binders, papers, and my computer. 

I am a multiple to do list person. I have three different places where I keep my lists: my accomplish notepad, my planner, and random sticky notes that I leave in places that will hopefully remind me to do these things. This week I have about a million things on my to do lists including study guides, final papers, and blog posts! I keep both my planner and my notepad with me just in case I forget to write something down or I need to double check when things are due. 

I also have my mini-mergency kit that has a number of items just in case I have a little emergency while I'm on campus for 8 hours. (I actually went one day last week where I was on campus for 13 hours!!) Then I bring my fun array of highlighters, a comb for when I feel like I look like I've been studying for too long, and some chapstick.

I also bring the new Extra® 35-stick pack in either Spearmint or Polar Ice® that I bought from Walgreens. The packages are recyclable and fit twice as much gum as regular packets! I bought two, but you can split the packages in half and keep one in your bag and one in your car, at your desk, or give it to a friend! I use gum as a way to help me study. I've heard that if you chew gum while studying and then chew that same gum while taking the test it can improve memory. I have no idea if that's true or not, but it's worth trying! The 35 packs also make it easy to share some gum with your study friends as well, there's plenty to share!

Along with finals, it's also the time for graduation! I'm not graduating this year, although I have many friends who are, so I thought it would be nice to give a little more thought to them by sending them off with a small gift!

I just tied some twine around one of the packs of gum that I use, or well, my roommate Nicole tied the twine since she makes a mean bow, haha! And then added a little flower that I got from my local craft store and a cute punny note!

Even Mowgli got in on the crafting!

Hope you're all having a great finals week and aren't drowning in too much work! Go wish your grads a happy graduation too!


  1. Good luck with finals — I know the struggle is too real!
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  2. Good luck!! You'll do great! Xo, Alex

  3. Good luck! You can do it!

  4. LOL. Never heard that theory about chewing gum. Might want to try it next time.
    Good luck, btw :)

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

  5. I have that same planner!!! Don't you just love it? Also I totally bring my minimergency kit with me everywhere I go too - it seriously is SUCH a lifesaver!
    XO Amanda |

  6. Good luck on your finals!! I love that super easy DIY idea! Thanks for sharing

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