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Satin Doll Cafe is the place to come to hear about all the events that Satin Doll had or participated in. To hear about the latest styles and fashion craves. A place to let off a little steam about the daily grind of the fashion industry.

Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Thursday, March 15 2018 01:24PM
Spring is only days away and I couldn't be happier. If you live anywhere where it gets cold and snow you know exactly how I feel. So with spring comes all the spring cleaning to get the home fresh and clean. With that being said I searched and searched convinced I created a spring cleaning list last year but came up empty. Which made me create one.

It features all the main zones of the home. Which include the main living areas plus the entry way. I even created a miscellaneous section for all other zones that you may find in a home.
Lastly, I created a notes section for any random bits or other items that aren't on the list that you may want to add. Finally you have to make it cute so I added some stickers from Chic Planner Gal on Etsy her Home Peace & Serenity kit. Which is perfect . You can actually laminate the document after printing to use over and over again with a dry erase pen.

To print, simply click on the image.To print for personal size make sure to click Actual Size in your printer section when printing. To fit will print the document in Letter size (8x11).

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

For personal use only.

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Spring Bucket List

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, March 06 2018 06:48AM
With Spring just around the corner it's time for another bucket list. This one feature great activities to get your outdoors and into the sunshine.
As you can see I decorated mine in springy stickers just for the occasion. I leave enough white space in my printables for you to get creative with stickers and etc. So you can make it your own and it's not cookie cutter to the next one. So onto the fun part. The printable.

To print, simply click on the image.
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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What We're READING: Rosalind James

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, February 27 2018 10:35AM
I decide to do something I haven't do at all in a while for today's blog post and do a book related post. Since last year when I created my Reading List printable I wrote down every book and book series I wanted to finish since I got Kindle Unlimited for my birthday back in November. Since the start of the year I've been tackling the author Rosalind James books. Specifically her Escape to New Zealand series.

So this blog post is more of a highlight to the author because I love this series and I'm kind of sad because it's coming to the end of it. The series consist of 11 books and I'm on book 10 (Just Say Yes, shown above). It takes place in New Zealand like duh. But it features members of the countries rugby team of the All Blacks. I know nothing of rugby since it's not played at all really here in the U.S. but is big across Europe and etc. The women in the book sometimes feature some Americans or New Zealanders from all walks of life. Each plot is different and Rosalind James just has a way with her writing that takes you into the book. From the description of the places, the people and the situations. You become transfixed. I literally want to visit New Zealand. The rugby players would put our American football players to shame. I'm just saying.

She doesn't just say oh he's a rugby player. You actually learn the sport, the positions the players play, the terms and you're literally on the field with these players. Rooting and hoping they make it to the championship. You become one of the WAGS in a way. Each woman has to overcome some sort of obstacles while she's trying to navigate this crazy and sometimes fast paced relationship with this rugby player who is so strong and fierce and so sure of himself. There is always some huge obstacle that makes the relationship fall apart.Sometimes created by the characters or the situations they're in. But nevertheless, they overcome them and come back together.

Rosalind James is a phenomenal writer and I can't wait to start another one of her series. Definitely check her out. You won't be disappointed.

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March Journaling Cards

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, February 23 2018 10:35AM
As February comes to a close and March fast approaching it's time for us to drop our journaling cards.
Since March has so much going on from spring to Easter to St. Patrick's Day we designed 4 journaling cards instead of 2. Definitely something for everyone.

To download, simply click on the image.
March Journaling Card

March Flowers Journaling Card

March Bunnies Journaling Card

March 4 Leaf Clover 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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January Must Haves

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, February 09 2018 11:11AM
I will tell you January felt like one of the LONGEST months ever. It was never ending but nevertheless it's now over and February is here. Which means it's time for January Must Haves. I really had to think what was I loving in January and I came up with a nice selection of items.
From nail polishes to hair care to stationery and a promotional item.So let's get into it.

It has been beyond cold here in the east coast and with my hair being natural. A good leave- in conditioning has been saving my life. It's one of many items helping me keep my hair healthy and moisturized. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Cream has been hitting the spot.
As you can see it has a nice consistency. Not too light but not too heavy. It's a nice medium and it leave my hair feeling great and ready for the next step in my hair care regimen. My hair loves it and just eats it up. I love the smell of it too. Because after a while some product scents can become annoying to me. Which causes me to stop using it for a little bit. You can find it at Walmart, Target and all your local beauty supply stores.
I go through phases when it comes to nail polishes. Sometimes it bright colors, or mints, or greens. This time it's nudes. I've been loving them since the end of December and all through January and I don't think I"ll be switching it up for February either. These three by MAC, Wet n' Wild and Formula X are the ones I've been wearing. Nobody is really seeing my feet because it's winter but if I do have to wear a pair of heels at least with a nude I won't have to worry will it clash. Formula X is in Thrilling and you can get it at Amazon. Wet n' Wild is in Private Viewing and you can get at Rite Aid, Target and the Wet n' Wild website. MAC is in Skin which is no longer available at MAC.

Since my business now has it open designated planner I was on the hunt for the perfect inserts for everything. Annie Plans Printables are the business.These are her Shop Owner TN inserts and I highly recommend them. I did a blog post on my business planner, "A Look Inside My Business Planner in 2018 ". A plus is that they are so easy to print. I also love how her inserts have such great covers. Definitely my style. With it being a printable you can print it endlessly which I have to print more just yesterday.She has a wide variety of inserts for just about anything and in a wide variety of sizes.
I knew having a second planner I would need weekly inserts that I could use in my business planner .So I'm huge fan of Wendaful's inserts. I was so glad I remembered that she had a TN pocket size with a horizontal layout on one side and grid paper on the other. ( Midori Week on One Page with Notes Printable ) I included it also in my business planner blog post.
It's very clean and no fuss. It's like a blank canvas. I plan what I'm going to do daily on the left side and everything else like to-do's, shopping lists, habit trackers, deadlines, goals and etc go on the grid side. I'm loving it. It gives me enough give if I want to decorate or not too.Highly recommend it.

As you may well all know I'm the owner of Satin Doll & Co. I've been making solely jewelry and accessories for the last 8 years but in the last two have branched off to stationery. With that being said my old business card was too cluttered for my taste and need to be simplified. I wanted everything to be clean, chic and sleek. So I went and redesigned my entire promotional items. And I'm completely in love with our new business cards. It's everything I wanted. Clean, sleek and chic. Featuring our signature colors. Clear and to the point with all the necessary information. I used Vista Print to make them and they did a wonderful job like always.

As you may well all know I've branched into die cuts in 2018 and our Giving Shoulder Queen Doll - Planner Die Cut I adore. She was originally our Twinkle Queen but everyone loved her so much during the holiday season that I took away her lights and renamed her. I absolutely adore her.I knew when I was sketching her that I love her. When I add the color I loved her. When I printed her I love her. Hands down she my favorite out of all my dolls. She's available on my website.

If you're a planner girl then you must know Kiki or Paper Princess Plans on Youtube and Instagram. She recently started making and selling stickers on Etsy and I had to support one of my favorite Youtubers. These are her Work Princess Stickers and as you can see I've been using them up. You get two sizes. One larger and one smaller. I've been using them so much that I only have the big ones left and I'm using them sparely now. The paper quality is really good, they're super affordable and they're just so cute. Check her out here.

Ive been hoarding this sticker booklet from Target Dollar Spot for a hot minute now and I'm finally using it. When I was setting up my business planner I wanted tabs not only for that but for my personal planner. It's a PITA to find the sections I wanted. I then remembered I had this booklet with these flags. As you can see I used most of the beige ones up. The other sheet of this one barely has anything left. But they were exactly what I needed.
And as you can see they make the best page tabs. If you have any page flags laying around. They definitely make the perfect page tabs. Put on card stock, cute out and then laminate. You'll be good to go.

Well this concludes my Must Haves for December. What are you loving? I would love to know.

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Self-Care Checklist

Getting PersonalPosted 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.


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

Getting PersonalPosted 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

Getting PersonalPosted 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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