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ShopFINDS – Fall Preview

ShopFINDS – Fall Preview

ShopFINDS is our ongoing series that features some of the latest products we love coming from our amazing shop owner community.

Is your planner ready for Fall? Temperatures may still be blazing but shop owners are cooling things down with fall deco, inspo, stickers and more debuting for the upcoming season. So if you are a fan of pumpkin spice and everything nice, now is the time to fill your cart with all these fall goodies.  From crunchy leaves to colored pumpkins to October vibes, these kits have it all. And of course, let’s not forget Halloween…EEK!!!

 

Take a look at some of our recent favorites:

Mindful Living  Interview With Julie Barlow Of JMB Living

Mindful Living Interview With Julie Barlow Of JMB Living

JMB Living was founded by Julie Barlow as a way to help women become more joyful, mindful and balanced in their everyday lives. Through her own personal journey and life traumas, Julie has done the work and learned that we are in control of our thoughts and finding happiness for ourselves. As a former yoga instructor and coach, Julie has led several unique retreats all around the world but it wasn’t until she decided to leave her successful corporate career that she became fulfilled. Unsure of how the path would unfold, she embarked on the journey of creating JMB Living which focuses on helping women live their ideal life.

JMB Living

We spoke to Julie all about her journey from corporate life to entrepreneurship and how she is focused on helping other women find their happiness through mindful and intentional living.  Take a listen here:

JMB LIVING JOURNAL

Although Julie has always used a planner, she never quite found one that was the right fit. She always wanted something more, something that would continue to inspire her and keep her coming back. The JMB Living Journal does all of those things in one. Part planner, part journal and part magazine, it is beautifully designed and seasonally focused on living your best life.  Filled with intentional prompts, guided journaling exercises, habit trackers, monthly and daily planning pages as well as editorial spreads, it encourages you to recognize the beauty and joy in everyday moments.

 

The journal is an incredible tool which gently guides you into creating a “mindfulness muscle” that becomes part of your daily habits and routines. Each quarterly edition dives into the specialness of the season, both visually and conceptually, to help you align your dreams, intentions and goals with the world around you.  At the beginning of each month, there is a page to write steps (intentions) you will take to get closer to your dream life. There is also a monthly habit tracker and ideas page. Before each week begins, there is a reflection exercise, focus theme and mindful moment challenge. Following are daily pages that are very intentionally designed with prompts for positive affirmations, gratitude, abundance, self-care and joy. Within the planner pages are beautifully placed editorial spreads featuring quotes, insights and amazing stories from all types of women.

JMB Living Journal
JMB Living Journal
JMB Living Journal
JMB Living Journal
JMB Living Journal
JMB Living Journal
JMB Living Journal

SUMMER JOURNAL: MINDFUL MOMENT CHALLENGES

For summer, there are 13 weekly Mindful Moment Challenges in the journal that encourage you to embrace all that is good in the season. It is a time of slowing down and relaxation. According to Julie, it is the ideal time for outdoor activities that bring peace, joy and rekindle the light-hearted, free spirit of the inner child.  Review some of the mindful moment challenges from the journal below and focus on making them a part of your plans for the summer season:

JMB Living
JMB Living
JMB Living

The JMB Living Journal is more than a journal or planner, it is an experience that gives you permission to focus within on what matters most and live it out everyday.  Be sure to visit the website for more mindful resources and news about upcoming journal releases. 

Behind The Shop – The Stationery Muse Interview with Tatiana Muse

Behind The Shop – The Stationery Muse Interview with Tatiana Muse

Behind The Shop is an ongoing series that features our talented and devoted shop owner community. Each time, we talk one-on-one with a shop owner/s to hear first hand what shop life is all about. Whether it’s a new shop that just came onto the scene or a popular community favorite – we want to share more about their journeys and stories with you. 

The Stationery Muse

The Stationery Muse, founded by Tatiana Muse, is a lifestyle stationery brand which creates inspirational and motivational products for women, in particular entrepreneurs.  Tatiana started the business, in 2016, designing and selling A5 planner inserts with the idea of expanding into something more. Over the years, she has created a variety of other products from simple inserts to notepads to a full business planner. Each of these tools are intentionally designed to help women accomplish their goals. Inspiring and helping other female entrepreneurs is something Tatiana is very passionate about and has become a real focus in her business. In fact, you can often find her going live on social media sharing and encouraging other women during her “Monday Motivation” talks. These ongoing live chats have even led to the accidental start of a personal brand focused on business coaching.

 

Now, after reaching her five year business milestone, Tatiana has decided to move forward with two distinct brands focused on helping women achieve their goals. For The Stationery Muse, she is debuting an exciting rebrand which includes an updated logo, a website revamp and launch of a new collection of products. For her personal brand, she is focused on creating services and dedicated YouTube content around helping women overcome their fears to start the stationery business of their dreams.

 

We spoke with Tatiana all about navigating entrepreneurship, following your passion and what’s next for both her brands. Take a listen to our chat below:

THE STATIONERY MUSE PRODUCTS 

Being an entrepreneur herself, Tatiana knows first hand that having the right tools to motivate you and keep you productive can be pivotal to your success. With this in mind, she intentionally creates products that go beyond the basics. The signature “bun girl” icon seen on many of the products is a constant representation and reminder of the women that are going after their dreams. The new product collection includes things like the Getting Social notepad, Social Media stickers, the Live Love Inspire Business Planner (2022 version coming soon) as well as some fun decorative products like a bun girl mousepad, t-shirts, tumblers or art prints.  Several of the products are still hand-made by Tatiana herself in her home office.

The Stationery Muse Social Notepad
The Stationery Muse
The Stationery Muse

The Live Love Inspire Business Planner for 2022 is currently in the works for launch this fall. The planner is specially designed to include focused layouts that help plan all aspects of your business. It features yearly foundations and vision pages, quarterly and monthly planning and stat tracking pages plus two-page weekly spreads that keep you on top of all daily tasks. Each week has an additional note page and there is even bonus launch planning pages in the back of the planner. Tatiana reached out to her community of planner users and will be incorporating some updates based on their feedback in the new version.

The Stationery Muse Business Planner

TATIANA MUSE BUSINESS COACHING

When it comes to following your passion and defining your purpose or “why”, Tatiana is a wealth of knowledge. While in college, she made the decision to pivot away from her path of performing on the stage to studying business and marketing. Quickly after launching her stationery business, Tatiana found her true passion in helping other women find their own path and succeed as entrepreneurs.  Her personal brand, Tatiana Muse, is dedicated to encouraging women to ditch the overwhelm, overcome the fear and just “go for it”!  Also being a mom, to her young daughter, has made her constantly aware of how important it is to encourage and inspire even from a young age. 

 

As part of her coaching business, Tatiana is taking all the lessons she has learned and sharing them with other female business owners. She helps them identify what fires them up to create their own lane and path to success. She offers a group coaching program (The Inspire Blueprint), 1:1 coaching as well as a Hand-Made Planner Masterclass plus a ton of valuable free tools and resources. And, if you follow her on social media, she is always showing up to share her wisdom and journey as an entrepreneur with her community. 

Be sure to follow The Stationery Muse on Instagram for all the latest product releases or visit the website relaunching today (July 23, 2021). Catch up with Tatiana and all things entrepreneur life on Instagram and YouTube.

PlannerCRUSH – July

PlannerCRUSH – July

We are so excited to share our latest “#PlannerCRUSH” with you! In this series we share the planning style of someone in our community that we just can’t get enough of. We are talking about saving all the IG posts, scrolling the reels feed and binge watching all the PWMs. Each time, we will feature a clue along with a few planner pics to see if you can recognize our #plannercrush?  Here goes:

 

CLUE: Planners and journals are her love language…

Planner Crush Amanda Leigh Plans
Planner Crush Amanda Leigh Plans
Planner Crush Amanda Leigh Plans
Planner Crush Amanda Leigh Plans
Planner Crush Amanda Leigh Plans
Planner Crush Amanda Leigh Plans

ANSWER: Amanda Leigh @amandaleighplans

 

Amanda definitely loves all things paper. After finding the planner community in 2015, she started her IG account to begin sharing her process and inspiring others.  Her journey began with a brief time in an Erin Condren coil planner which she quickly changed out for a Kikki K personal rings. Shortly after, she jumped on the TN trend and used a pocket size Foxy Fix for awhile until finally switching to pocket rings, which is still her current favorite.  She fell in love with decorative planning and cute pastel characters but it wasn’t until she gave minimal planning (Cloth & Paper) a try that she found planner peace! These days, Amanda keeps her planning style functional (pocket rings and an A6 notebook) with neutral colors, vellum dashboards and a variety of inserts. She is a huge advocate for trackers in your planner to keep on top of things like medications, sleep, shopping and more. Her must-have essentials include transparent sticky notes and stickers and black pens.

 

Her paper obsession has led her to venture into the world of collage journaling. Amanda currently switches between three journals (passport, A6 and standard size) which are all made out of handmade papers from all over the world. It has allowed her to really embrace her creative side with layering different papers, wax seals and other ephemera on the pages. Each journal is more beautiful than the other one, like mini scrapbooks of art. Take a look at some of her recent flip-throughs and set ups below.

Planner Crush Amanda Leigh Plans
Planner Crush Amanda Leigh Plans

For more inspiration, follow Amanda on Instagram and YouTube. 

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