put us on their back to school list. Twice. featured 10 back to school essentials from local shops around Richmond, Virginia. Guess who scored two of those spots? It looks like yours truly has too many cute, quirky, useful products to ignore. Why choose just one?

Here’s what they had to say:

totemillerandrhoadsMiller & Rhoads Tote Bag, $17.95, The Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia (800 E. Broad St.,
If you can still remember Miller & Rhoads, then this tote bag is a great way to carry your things to class. It also sends the message to young whippersnapper classmates that while you may be a student, when it comes to life in Richmond you could teach an entire curriculum.

PeanutPenPeanut Pen, $4.50, The Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia ((800 E. Broad St.,
This pen is not for the wallflower who wants to blend in on the first day of class. It’s for the proud and extroverted student who has no qualms about taking notes with a giant peanut pen. Trust us. There’s one in every class.

Thanks for the love,! If you want to check out the whole list, click here.