Satin Doll Café

Satin Doll Café

About Satin Doll Cafe

My name is Gaetana Parris fashion designer, business owner and blogger. I have a passion for all things fashion and design related. I started my blog back in 2007 and over time is have evolved to not only about fashion, trends, design but the love for my business, reading and planning. So sit back and enjoy.

Self-Care Checklist

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, February 02 2018 11:20AM
February might be the month of love but we sometimes forget that before we can love someone else we must love ourselves. That's where a Self-Care Checklist comes into play. Sometimes we get so busy caring for everyone else that we forget about ourselves. This checkilist is meant to help you check-in and worry for self for once. Slow down and ask yourself "What do I need".

It'll be super handy to have on hand. You'll be thinking me later for sure.

To download, click the image below.

To print:

To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printable.

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February Journaling Card

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, January 30 2018 10:06AM

January is finally coming to a close. Was it just me or was it one of the longest months ever. It seemed like it would go on forever. Nevertheless, with February only 2 days away it's time to switch out our old journaling card to something new. Since February is known as the lovers month besides Black History Month. I decided to add a bit of a heart theme to this month's journaling card. Like always I adorned mine using the scallop scissors to give them a more decorative look.

To download, simply click on the image.
February Journaling Card
Hearts February Journaling Card

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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A Look Inside My Business Planner for 2018

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, January 09 2018 10:40AM
This is a continuation from my blog post about my 2018 Planners.
In late 2017, I decided that I wanted my business to have it's own space dedicated to it. With that being said, in November I purchased a traveler's notebook from Mystics Little Gifts a pocket wide in Macchiato. Before this my business section was all the way in the back of my Recollections planner. I had a tons of inserts just thrown in there and it felt jumbled.With that being said lets get into my business planner.
On the elastics I have two charms that can be found on my website. The first being our Flutter Butterfly Charm and our new Initial Silver Plated Charm .
Dangling from the TN I have a custom charm that I made myself with rose gold tone charms. One charm saying "Strong" while the other says "Follow your bliss". You can find a nice mix of charms on my website.
All the dashboards I made myself using laminator sheets and folders from the Target Dollar Spot cut down to size. This first insert features my Fall Doll - Planner Die Cut, a hello tag from the Target Dollar Spot sticker book and a page tab that I made myself.

The tab is made from a Target Dollar Spot page flag that I put on card stock. I added a box sticker for extra decoration. I then laminated it and used double stick tape to adhere it to my dashboard.
On the inside of that dashboard I have my January 2018 calendar which is a free printable here on my blog. I used my favorite scallop edged scissors to give it a nice decorative edge.
My first insert is my Future Log is yet another free printable available here on my blog. You can use it for just about any type of forward planning but I use it for monthly goals.
My next insert is my monthly calendar which isn't shown and after that is my Weekly Planner from Wendaful.
The insert is the Midori Week on One Page with Notes and I'm completely in love with it. It's not only functional but I can still add stickers to it for a decorative touch. On the left side I put tasks that I want to accomplish on a particular day and on the right side with the grid I put anything extra. (ie:To do's for the week, Places I need to go, Items I need to buy, Habit trackers for anything I want to track for the week, and an area for tasks I want to do or schedule for the following week. I've been using stickers from PeachyChicCo and I'm loving it because I can do a full spread in my Recollections Planner, then plan in my TN and still have stickers to spare. Definitely check out her shop.
At the top of the page I normally have some type of clip to mark that page for the week. Last week I had my Flint Jeweled Paper Clip from my website.
On the backside of that dashboard/section I have a postcard that I got from my sister that came in a order she place somewhere. My next dashboard features a die cut from my Girl Boss Die Cut set and one of my very first fashion doll die cuts which isn't available any more.
On that dashboard I have one of my Hamsa Paper Clip Charm.
I then have a Habit tracker which I have turned into a PR tracker and a months insert which I track my website views daily. Unfortunately, I can't tell you where they are from because I can't remember and I have tons of inserts that I've saved on my hard drive but when my hard drive crashed I lost my bookmarks.
I have a pocket bookmark that I made using paper from the Target Dollar Spot and it holds functional stickers I might need on the go. It also sports a pen loop that I made which is holding my favorite gel pen from Dollar Tree. Don't sleep on them. You'll find some great lil' gems there.
The backside features a Heidi Swapp folder with more stickers because you can never have enough stickers.This section also has inserts to track my online sales. They're from SugarPinePapery.
They're made for a personal planner so I just shrunk them down by either 45 or 65% to fit in my pocket TN. I use them to track my sales on my Etsy shop and website. I've been using them religiously since I purchased them maybe a year ago.
On the inside back of that dashboard I have my Planner Die Cut which is no longer available.
My next dashboard features another die cut from my Girl Boss Die Cut set and a die cut from Goldmine & Coco which were include in the MadeWithSouthern Luv Ebony Queen Box.
This next section feature the AnniePlansPrintables Shop Owner TN insert. I've been on the hunt for a while now for the perfect insert for my business that features everything. I found it with this insert.
The insert features a Daily Shop Stats which is perfect to track your sales on a daily basis.
Plus notes pages. You can't get enough notes pages.
A customer section which I will be using for custom orders.Also not shown because I've written all over them are the Active Coupon Codes pages, Active Sales pages, Supply Order Tracker pages and Meet-up Donations pages. I highly recommend this insert set. It has a bit of everything and was super easy to print and cut which is very important.
This section features another die cut from my Girl Boss Die Cut set and a sticker from xquisitesoul , Ebony Queen Zoe Goddess Dress Up Planner Sticker Kit Erin Condren Vertical/ African American Stationery Stickers/ Happy Planner Stickers which was included in the MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box . I put on card stock and cut out and then adhered with double stick tape.
This next section features my Daily Expenses insert from Wendaful.
This next dashboard features a sticker quote from Me and My Big Ideas sticker book that I put on card stock and cut out then adhered to the paper. The fashion doll was from a sticker sheet that I got from my planner friend. I did the same as I did with the sticker quote.
This section features a notebook that came in the MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box from Paper Shae. I'm using it to write down product ideas. I love how thick the paper is .
I have another page marker which has a sticker from the Target Dollar Spot and our January freebie which everyone will receive with their Satin Doll & Co. stationery order.
I had the current sticker sheet I was using that week from PeachyChicCo behind that dashboard. This next dashboard features another one of those sticker dolls from xquisitesoul and a quote sticker from Me and My Big Ideas sticker book.
This section features list inserts most likely from Wendaful yet again.
Behind that dashboard I just have some stickers that I can use anytime.

And this completes my business planner. It's more about functionality then looking pretty. I'll probably decorate it more as time goes on but that's it. I was unsure about a pocket size but I love it. I can put it in my planner bag and put it in any purse and go.

What planner are you using for your business? What inserts are you loving? Feel free to share.

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2018 Planners

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, January 05 2018 08:45AM
Before 2017 ended I decided that I no longer wanted to be in one planner for everything. So with that being said for 2018 I wanted to separate my business and personal life plus I wanted to use a TN again. Which led me to....These two. I kept my Recollections Planner from last year but have added a traveler's notebook from Mystic Little Gifts to my arsenal. So with that out of the way I'm going to let you know in advance this blog post will be long and detailed. So go get a cup of tea or coffee and a snack because you'll be here a while.Oh a pen and paper too for notes.
So lets start with my Recollections Creative Year Solid planner in metallic ivory which you can purchase at Michaels. I started using this in 2017 and want to continue using it until I find a nice replacement. Due to the light coloring you notice when I go inside that I have marked it up with pen and marker unfortunately. Which sucks. Besides that it has held up and is in fairly great condition. Even the rings, pen loop and pockets. And I used this baby every minute of every day last year. This year it will be home to all things personal. So let's go inside.
I'm a huge fan of decorating my pockets but this time I kept it pretty simple. All the paper you see are Target Dollar Spot folders that I totally forgot I bought until I was looking for something else in my desk. The die cut you're seeing is my Head in Her Planner die cut which is a freebie in my Facebook Group for Satin Doll & Co. You'll find all our freebies in the comments section of our Freebie picture. The paper clip charm was available on our website but is no longer.

All the dividers are made from laminating sheets and the paper inside are the Target Dollar Spot folders. The Egyptian lady is my Egyptian Life Crown - Planner Die Cut found on my website. The word page flag is a sticker (Trust Your Gut)from Me and My Big Idea. The bow you see peeking out I will tell you later. This section is for my monthly calendar, weekly spreads, and etc.

I'm so proud of my tabs. I made them yesterday or the day before from paper flags from a booklet from yet again Target Dollar Spot. I had a bow sampler that I got from a planner friend and then put corresponding stickers for each section. Put on card stock, cut on and then laminated. I then used double stick tape to adhere them to my dividers. I love how the little bows stick out.

This inside cover features a mix of die cuts from different sticker shop that you can download and print for free from their Facebook Groups. From left for right: CreateWithPen, The Fox and Pip, Cocoas Vision With U in Mind (from the MadewithSouthern Luv Ebony Queen Box), and TheHoneyBShop.
The first page in my planner is my 2018 Year at a Glance Calendar from Wendaful. She has two options Plain or Rose Gold & Marble. Mine is the Rose Gold because I love all things rose gold.
This next page lists the U.S. Holidays from 2016-2018 which is from Green & Lyme which is no longer available unfortunately.
After that I have my 2018 Goals Printable which is available here on my blog. I decorated with stickers and washi tape to add a bit of color and personality to it.
I then have my future log which is a another printable you can find here on my blog. I use it to track my goals for the month. It can be used for basically anything.
I attached my future log pages (3 pages) together with my Elephant Paper Clip charm which is available on my website. I have paper clip charms throughout my planner so I don't have to thumb through pages to locate certain items.
This next two pages are the same from last year and are the Important Dates insert from SewMuchCrafting. It's no longer available on her website as freebie but you might be able to find it in her Facebook Group with a number of other freebies.
I then have my monthly calendar which is from AnniePlansPrintables. These are apart of her Personal Rings Size |JAN-MAR 2018 Vertical Week on 2 Page (Monday Start) Printable Insert. I decorated my monthly spread using Michael's washi and finally you get the info on this bow bookmark. It's from Jens Crafty Designs Co and it was in the MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box.
Behind my monthly spread for January were these blank pages in my AnniePlansPrintables and it dawned on me the other day what to do with it. The left side features a mesh of inspiration stickers from Me and My Big Ideas sticker books. They'll help keep me inspired throughout the year. The right side features my word of the year which is FOCUS. The sticker surrounding around it are all things that pertain to me and my personality. I have stickers from DarcyDoodles,QT Planner Co, xquistiesoul which were include in the MadeWithSouthernLux Ebony Queen Box. Plus some stickers I got from my a holiday card swap.

Then are my weekly inserts. I switched up my inserts for 2018. I was previous using Wendaful Horizontal inserts for ages. These are very popular and I was unsure if I was even going to like them or even if they were going to be functional for me. This is my first week's spread for January and I can say I've been converted. I love them. It took me over an hour to plan because I took my time.I literally planned day by day so I wouldn't forget anything. As you can see I'm a white space planner and being a no white space planner would drive me crazy. It looks too jumbled together. But it looks cute when everyone else does it. It's just not for me. The kit I used was Apple Orchard by PeachyChicCo. The page marker I made the day previously using a MAC holiday gift bag I got for my birthday. I just 2 cut the size I need.Used double sided tape and taped the wrong sides together. I then used another page flag sticker and then added a word sticker. Ran it through my laminator and punched. Super easy.
My next insert is my notes section. You'll see dolls on every section in my planners. Either my own or someone else is. This one is my Fall Doll - Planner Die Cut. The sticker right next to her say's "think Happy thoughts" and comes from Me and My Big Ideas. The sticker at the top of the insert is from the same Target Dollar Spot sticker book that the page flags that make up my page tabs .
On the inside of that page I have two more dolls from my website. Foxy Lady and Planner Peace along with more stickers from Me and My Big Ideas.
I then have my page marker pocket/ pen look holder. Which I made using the same technique as my page marker. This was a MAC makeup box from some collection that I couldn't let go in the garbage. I love pretty packaging. I then stuck a Heidi Swapp pocket which holds my January Journaling Card which is available on my blog and my Plan for Life Doll. The pen loop is from Ronda's Planner Accessories and was included in the MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box.
The opposite side features another pocket and more die cuts. The cup is from The Fox and Pip Facebook Group and the other I can't remember. If I remember I'll include it later.

I then have To-Do inserts that came with this Recollections planner.
I also have some lined paper from Target Dollar Spot which is for their binders. Which I cut down and re-punched.
This next section is my personal section. The front of that divider has a doll by TheHoneyBShop from her Facebook Group and another quote sticker from Me and My Big Ideas Sticker book.
The backside of that insert feature a die cut freebie available in my Facebook Group in the Freebie comments and a die cut from Simply Me, Kish from the MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box.

Due to this section being my personal section I can't show everything because they hold sensitive information but I what I can show I will.What I can not, I will list the inserts used below with any links.
I'm very picky when it comes to the inserts I use.They have to be functional.So when I came across these Doctor Visits inserts I had to get them. They're from PeanutsPlannerCo. I love how functional and clean to the point they are.
I have this Online Order Tracker from Wendalful that I've been using forever and a day that I love.
Also this To Buy/Wish List insert from Wendaful which is another oldie but goodie that I love.

I've fallen back on certain TV shows so I have several pages of My TV Shows from Wendaful.
I have my Get it Clean Printable which is available here on my blog. I laminated mine so I can use a dry erase marker.
Behind that have more die cuts that can be found in our Facebook Group. My Ring Bound Planner Die Cut and Snowflakes n' Everything Nice Die Cut.
I then have a Brain Dump printable that I found on Pinterest.
Another printable I found on Pinterest, 10 Tip for Better Time Management.
My Fall Bucket List which is available here on my blog.

Then my Winter Bucket List which features a die cut from Cr8tiviely Chic with a bow paper clip.

Lastly my Christmas Bucket List.
I'm doing the PopSugar Reading Challenge again this year. So I downloaded the challenge list.

The inserts not shown were the following:
-Telephone List from Green and Lyme (no longer available)
-Password Tracker from Wendaful
-Coupons Printable available on my blog
-Books to Read Printable

We have finally reached the last divider in my planner. This one used to be my business/ blog section.But since I have now moved my entire business to my TN this section I was going to remove until I moved my lists to this area. The cover features nick nacks from a card swap. I still have to add more decorations.
The backside of that divider features my lastest Facebook Group freebie. Our 2018 This is my Year Doll.
I then have a journaling card from PaperPrincessPlans that came with my order. Which I laminated and punched.
Then another printable for Lists to Keep on Hand which I found on Pinterest. Yes, I love Pinterest. Can't you tell.

I can't really show anything after this part since it features random list from Natural Hair Products, Festival Checklist, Makeup to name a few.Lastly to finish off this planner I took one of the dividers that came with the planner to help my pages don't get bent. Since it's just there I decided to add a bunch of post its which are all from Target Dollar Spot. I use them to make notes and to forward plan.

So this completes my Personal Planner for 2018. I swear this is the longest blog post to man. For that reason I'll break this blog post up and put my TN which I'm using for my business in a separate blog post. I won't subject you to anything else for now. You have alot to comb through.

So what planner(s) are you using for 2018?

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Future Log Printable & January Journaling Cards

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, December 29 2017 10:37AM
The New Year is literally 3 days and I'm scrambling to get everything ready for the turn of the clock. With that being said you will be getting a 2 for 1 deal in today's blog post. So enough chit chat onto the printables for today.
The first being a future log. I originally had this in my planner in my 2017 setup. So weird to say that but I couldn't locate the original file to reprint it and the source of the printable is no longer available. So what's a girl to do? Create it herself.With that being said. This is the future log which I use to put my monthly goals for the month personal and business wise. You can use it for basically anything that you want to record monthly. It's three pages long for personal size and you'll be happy to know I created it for a TN too. Yay!smiley

A lil' tip: You know all those tear drops stickers and dots stickers you don't know what to do with.I use them as bullet points before I write. I'm a visual personal so it helps draw my eye to the text more. (as shown above)

To download, click the image below.
Personal size- Ringbound

Personal size-TN


Note: Reduce to 65% for pocket size. 85% for B6. Printing for your TN I recommend printing one page and then turning it over and printing the second page so that it's double sided. Unless your printer does double sided. Select that option.


Now onto January journaling cards. I created two and kept it pretty straightforward with the design since it is January and most of the U.S. is literally below zero.So it's only right snowflakes are involved.

Like always I used my scallop edge scissors to cut my out. For 2018 I chose a different font that I'm obsessed with. So get used to it.You will be seeing a lot of it. FYI Just like previous months I included both journaling cards in one download. Keeping it super quick and easy.

To download, click the image below.
Snowflake January Journaling Card

January Journaling Card

To print:


To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. and hashtag #satindollco. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printables. Happy New Year!!!

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2018 Goals Printable

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, December 26 2017 12:48PM

It always amazing me how fast the year goes by especially as we get older. We're just days away from 2018 and I haven't set up my goals for next year or even chosen a word. Not a biggie. I created super clear and to the point 2018 printable for your personal planner.
You can include your word for the year or mantra depending on which one you do. Plus several lines to write your goals with check boxes to mark them off as the year goes on. I added some stickers to add a pop of color and inspiration to keep me motivated during the year.

To download, click the image below.
To print:

To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printable.

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Books to Read Printable

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, December 08 2017 03:18PM
With 2017 coming to a close I'm starting to think about my reading list for 2018. Since I was gifted Kindle Unlimited for a year for my birthday it's the perfect time to read all those books I've been putting on the back burner. With that said, I decided to update my reading list which equals a free printable for you.

The previous printable I was using was from Wendaful which was good but as you can see doesn't hold that many books for a book lover. So my new one features a spot for the title of the book, the author, your status on the book and your star rating. I tried to include everything that Goodreads records. I can't wait to fill up a couple pages of these. Going to get my worth of my Kindle Unlimited for sure.

To download, click the image below.


To print:

To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printable.




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December/Christmas Bucket Lists

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, December 01 2017 06:16AM
Happy December!!! Wow, how fast this year has went by. This month for many of us will be a busy one with getting ready for the Christmas and ringing in the new year. For that reason I decided to create not one to two bucket lists to make it a bit more fun.The first being our Winter Bucket List. Featuring tons of wintery actions like paint your nails a festive color. The list features about 30-32 different actions. Yours will come plain for you to decorate to your hearts desire. I used stickers and some plaid washi tape to give it some character.

To download, click the image below.
And our second bucket list being our Christmas Bucket list. Which you can make a fun family to do for the holiday season. This one I decorated with all thing Christmas from stickers to washi tape. It features about 30-32 actions that will keep you busy this holiday season.

To download, click the image below.
To print:

To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printable.



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