Our lives are inundated with technology these days; everything possible comes in an electronic version, that it can be a refreshing change to revert back to the good ol’ pen and paper and give our eyes a rest from the constant screen time.
I personally feel like I have a better grasp on my schedule and list of things to do when I write them down. It seems to soak into my memory better this way. I love being able to reference a page in a book as opposed to notes on my phone. Plus I have major mom brain 24/7 and I need to access my calendar quickly.
I was so pleased to be introduced to Stil Classics (formerly Design Love Co.) almost two years ago. I was at an event where owner, Marissa Grootes was one of the panel speakers, and she had a booth showcasing her planners. I could tell within seconds of speaking to Marissa that she was the go-getter type; an organized woman in business that knew exactly how to create a product that women were looking for. Wise beyond her years, and full of enthusiasm over her business. After reviewing her planners and discovering each little detail to simplify your organization (ie; goals for the month, bills and expenses, full pages for each day with room for details and appointments), I was elated to make this a new accessory that would travel with me everywhere.
After three years in business, Marissa decided to take it a step further. After establishing her brand, and building a successful business, she saw an opportunity to expand her line. It was then that Marissa began her re-launch, and Stil Classics was born. One of her latest designs, featured above, is the six month daily planner. This planner comes without dates, as to not limit you to a calendar year. It’s lightweight, and in my favourite colour combo. Each design has that perfect classic, minimal look that goes beyond the traditonal style.
You can check out all of Marissa’s new arrivals here. Use code “SAMFORSTIL15” for 15% off of your purchase!
Now, let me introduce you to the latest addition, the Metropolis Clutch. This timeless, versatile everyday wallet clutch is completely multi-functional. With enough compartments to also hold a passport, business cards, and a boarding pass, this quickly becomes your must have travel accessory as well. Combine all your needs into one gorgeous looking piece, that will NEVER go out of style. Marissa has launched a kickstarter compaign today to source crowdfunding for this new venture! Check out all of the details here, and make your pledge for one of these beauties before they are all gone!
Hi! I’m Samantha. Mother of two boys, Blogger and Fashion Stylist based in North Vancouver. My journey started after becoming a mom and experiencing a major shift in lifestyle. There was no longer a need for high heels and dresses (well, not nearly as often anyways), but I still wanted to appear not only presentable, but feel good in my casual attire. Through meeting other moms, I was always helping others out to do the same, and from doing so, it ignited a passion. Not only to work with women one on one doing what I love, but to watch them transform and gain confidence. I began my blog, The Family Jewels, as a creative outlet, sharing my style and tips online, as a way to show women that it doesn’t have to be complicated and stressful, and in fact should be an enjoyable experience. Soon after, I discovered that what I was doing with friends and family was actually a job, and a paying one at that! I met another Image Consultant at an event, and she shared with me her journey. The next day I signed up for school to become certified, and less than a year later, my consulting business, Style Persona, was born. I am so incredibly grateful to have turned my passion into a career, not only as a way to help others, but also to be able to set my own schedule and spend more time with my kids. It’s a busy life, but very rewarding, and I wouldn’t change a thing! (unless it was possible to add more hours to the day ;-))