Paper Mate InkJoy Gel, My Conference Choices

I’ve got 3 exciting blog conferences coming up (check out my sidebar) and I’m trying to think ahead on what to pack. When it comes to note taking, I’m old school all the way. Luckily Shoplet has all of the office supplies I could ever want or need. I selected a couple of different must haves for the different conference types and included some goodies for the kids as well.

Of course I need good pens to write with. That’s a given. And since I will be doing quite a bit of note taking, I picked pens that have an amazing grip. Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens do the job and they don’t smear which is a big plus. They keep up with all my writing and last forever it seems.

When it comes to highlighters, the brighter the better. I color code everything like I used to in college. I’m not sure why but it helps me get organized and it’s an easy way to remember categories. My new 4 pack of Sharpie Clear View Highlighters helps me take the guess work out of what goes where.

I don’t use a lot of dry erase markers on my stuff and I don’t think I will need them for the conferences but I sure do go through them for the kids. Not so much for Tyler than for the girls. He’s old enough to keep up with his schedule. We make weekly and monthly calendars while they are in school or I’d never know which way is up or down. They are involved in after school activities and because of the age differences, their events are at different times and usually different places.

For Alyssa’s dry board we use Expo Duel Ended Dry Erase Markers. She prefers these because they are small. She doesn’t like writing with big markers like Abby does.

Abby prefers Expo Magnetic Dry Erase Markers which is the perfect choice for her. She tends to loose things still and these were made for kids and adults like her, in mind.

I’m always gushing on and on about my finds at Shoplet because they’re affordable, reliable, and best of all, they have such a large variety of supplies including but not limited to cleaning supplies, medical supplies and office furniture.

Have you purchased anything recently from Shoplet that you’d like to share?


  1. I’ve been using them since college. I can’t stop myself, lol.

  2. I got the kids some dry boards and have been thinking of getting one for just me.

  3. They’re my go to for all sorts of office supplies.

  4. Paper Mate, Sharpie and Expo are my go-to office products and school supplies for the kids, so reliable. I have yet to hear of Shoplet. so I must fix that. Looks like great deals

  5. This is the best brand I have ever tried for my dry boards, really good product

  6. Wow I’ve never heard of Shoplet before. But I´ll have to check them out for my supplies, especially for those bright sharpies.

  7. I am always using sharpies. They are the best. Great to use and they last along time.

  8. Blair villanueva

    I remember during college that I am also obsessing on making my notebooks too organized and colorful. And helps me to gain high grades from my professors. I guess they like my notes too 🙂 Kudos to your review!

  9. Yeah! Highlighters for your cute lil notebooks! This reminds me of my college days, and now, for blogging, too! 😀

  10. I really like Papermate for every day pens and Sharpies have been my go-to highlighters for years. If you’re looking for felt-tipped fine-liners I always recommend Staedtler.

  11. Leigh Anne Borders

    I have not shopped with Shoplet before but it looks like I need to check it out. As a teacher, I am loving all the things you bought!

  12. I love this brand I always buy it for my kids to school and they love them too.

  13. I bought the biggest dry erase board I could find and put it in my teen’s room. I also bought him a magnetic cup that holds all the colored dry erase markers. He said he didnt want it but it is a great way to leave him little notes to let him know I love him and also to leave him reminders of chores and activities (So I dont have to nag!).

  14. I always love having fun highlighters, they make everything more fun!

  15. Helene Cohen Bludman

    Always a good idea to be fully prepared before a blog conference. Have fun!

  16. I always have trusted the Expo brand. When it comes to my office and for my son’s school supplies.

  17. I like that the markers have magnets on them. That way they do not get lost.

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