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Neatly Noted Package

I’m all about products with a purpose, which is why I was first drawn to Ariel Nathan’s “Neatly Noted” line. For the uninitiated, Neatly Noted is a brand described as being made for “Life’s chicest go-getters.” Ariel’s line focuses on desk accessories and home goods that help to organize your day-to-day needs in a positive way. I recently had the opportunity to connect with Ariel, who is based out of Connecticut. Ariel couldn’t have been sweeter and I am lucky to call her a new friend. I’m so proud to have a great network of other entrepreneurial women across the country, including Ariel and Neatly Noted.

P.S. Neatly Noted is giving all 8Balloons readers 25% off purchases when you use the promo code: JULIE25

Q: What made you decide to start Neatly Noted?

A: I started Neatly Noted with the intention of designing a collection of matching, simple and functional tools to help you be the most productive and passionate person possible. Each product was created to help organize your day-day-to-day in the most positive way, leaving more time for you to chase your dreams and dance in the rain! I love seeing people inspired to work hard and I hope these desk accessories will help motivate people to work on their big picture dreams in day-to-day life.Neatly Noted Tumbler

Q: How do you stay personally stay organized? Are you a pen and paper or a digital kinda gal?

A: I use a good combination of both paper and digital for keeping my daily routine organized. I find that most ideas, thoughts, brainstorming happens on paper, and most schedule making, planning and prioritizing happens via technology.

Neatly Noted Note Pad

Q: You’re the queen of desk accessories, what does your own creative space look like?

A: I am inspired by the things around me. My work space is jam packed with photos of friends, family and memories. I also keep a drawer of pencils – I love, love, love pencils! – they are probably my favorite desk accessory. I also have an abundance of note pads, I can’t remember the last time I actually filled one – I just grab whatever is closest and start writing!Neatly Noted Pencils

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The “Creative Space” — one of the most essential parts to one’s creative process. It could be anywhere that brings you your best ideas. Whether it’s a traditional desk/office area, a coffee shop, library, subway, or even washing your hair in the shower. For me, it is my desk area because I dedicate that space to productive time. I don’t dilly-dally while there. I must admit the real ideas don’t come in a perfectly organized space, they come at all times during the day. Especially in the most chaotic settings. That’s life though. Messy. But when it comes time to organize these wonderful ideas, I like to do so in a clean, organized and dedicated space. I keep my walls bare (also because I rent my walls) and I only leave a few items out in view, such as my favorite cards I’ve received or ones I’ve yet to write to write about. And my computer, where all my inspiration is stored and where all things can become possible.View More: http://angiemyers.pass.us/8baloonsView More: http://angiemyers.pass.us/8baloonsView More: http://angiemyers.pass.us/8baloons


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I will be moving in a week and although the process can be daunting, the idea of a new creative space is exciting! I may not have the budget for the below but they all add to my well of inspiration. First task to accomplish: the perfect desk.

{first image Jeremiah Collection}

desk3{via Leo+Leopold}

desk4{via Workmans Palette}

desk5{via Stylizimo}

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I believe  your working space should always add inspiration to everything you are creating rather than take away from it. Whether you are in school, writing, blogging, grading papers, or paying bills, your creative space should be a little oasis for you. To create this little oasis, I feel organization is key so that your thoughts are always clear and ideas can come easier. The space should also showcase your personality by adding colorful prints and pieces you have collected throughout the years that are dear to your heart. Below are some of my favorite creative spaces I aspire to create for my special place.

{first image} via apartment therapy

via Thriving Twenties

via Olof Jakobina

via TheDesignerPad

via apartment therapy

 

via Plush Palate


cozy and modern work space (via Marketplace)

One of my favorite little pastimes  is scouring design sites and magazines for the perfect creative spaces in the home. I have yet to post pictures of my own creative space because, well… it’s just not done yet. I have my desk and chair, but the details have not come across as soon as I would have wanted. I am always trying to find the perfect look for placing prints on the walls and also great pieces to add detail to my desk area. These are just a few of my favorite finds lately on my Creative Spaces and Places board on Pinterest. Come follow me here to see more!

Do you have a great creative space that inspires you? Please send it my way! (more…)