How I Stay Organized

  Pictures from Horcaio Printing

Pictures from Horcaio Printing

Happy Wednesday loves! We are halfway through the week and closer to the weekend! Those close to me know that I am very organized and strive when there is a plan in place. The firm that I work for is very tech and digitally-driven, so when I first started working there people would laugh at the fact that I still used a paper planner when all my appointments, meetings & reminders could easily be on any device in my Google Calendar. 

Working a full-time job, running a blog and planning our wedding is a lot to handle and keep track of. Since college, I have always loved planners. There's something about quality stationery, beautiful design, and intentional planning. I've gone through quite a few planners and while each of them had things I loved (fun designs, unique layouts and a variety of sizes), none of them had everything I wanted in a planner until I discovered Horacio Printing!

As soon as I saw the 2017 Heavenly Planner on Instagram, I knew I had to have it. The gorgeous marble cover, thick paper, and simple design were everything I was looking for. The layout is structured but also allows for you to decide how you layout your planner. With a monthly and weekly view, you can see everything at a global level or drill down to the details of your week.

The planner is sold on its own, but what I love about this brand is their kits! You receive the planner, a note pad, a day-planner notepad, stickers, washi tape, two beautiful prints and everything comes perfectly packaged in a canvas bag and gorgeous collectable box. 

There are other planners and kits available - the Classic Planner (pictured above), the Lovely Planner (the cutest pink!), and their newly released Student Planner + Kits!

The best part? All of the 2017 planners and kits are 50% off right now! If you love planners, appreciate beautiful design and being intentional with your time, run don't walk to this site! I also love this brand because of their beliefs and mission. Being a Christian company, they strive to inspire and give back with their business. Horacio Printing gives 10% of all sales to, an incredible non-profit organization that is making a difference by fighting human trafficking globally. 

With a great mission, high quality products & a sale happening, you have to check out Horacio Printing! 

Mirina Collections + [Giveaway!]


We're half way through the week, babes! There's nothing I love more than coming home from the work day and dressing up in some fun and different outfits. After being in professional clothing most days, it feels good to chic it up a bit and this outfit was so fun to put together! 

Mirina Collections is a jewelry company that reached out to me on Instagram. They make beautiful statement necklaces, simple everyday pieces and even handbags and clothing! The necklace they sent me was so fun and chic I couldn't wait to wear it! Since it is a bit over the top (like it's a bad thing?!) I wanted to pair it with a more casual look. These jeans are back in stock on the Nordstrom Sale and I've linked some others I'm loving below!

The best part?! Mirina was kind enough to give me a coupon code exclusive for TCB readers! Use code "creativebrief70" at check out for 70% iff your order! Yes, 70 percent! I've added more of my favorite pieces of their collection below! 

And for all the love and support y'all have given me with this Creative Brief journey, I wanted to give back, so I am giving away a necklace of your choice over on Instagram! Go follow me (amanda_ballard) and check out my latest post to enter! Good Luck!