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.

Fall Planner Setup

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, October 07 2016 01:27PM

Happy fall everyone!!! For all you planner junkies, you're going to love this blog post. Take a look inside my planner for fall.

Originally for spring and summer I was planning in my Recollections Creative Year Solid Planner is turquoise but switch out of that in September to the metallic ivory. Perfect for all year around but especially fall. Oranges, reds, browns, and yellows will just pop against this color. You can find it at your local Michael's or online here.

I have two accessories attached to my planner. One is a puff key chain which I got literally 2 days ago from a discount store here in Brooklyn for $1.99. Can't beat that. The other accessory is a charm I purchased from Michael's the Recollections Creative Year Tassel in the same metallic ivory. It features a tassel, bead, key and lock charms. You can find them at your local Michael's store conveniently located right above the planners normally.

Now to inside.

On your left hand side inside the pockets I have some Target dollar spot post its and some page flags. Oh and bow clip which I got from Dollar tree. My dividers are made from Target dollar spot file folders. The picture really doesn't do it justice. As soon as I saw them I knew I found the perfect thing for my planner. They compliment the planner perfectly. The pen I'm currently loving is also from the Target dollar spot and just so happens to feature two colors from the folders I used and turned into dividers. Mind you I've had this pen forever but the only downside is it's so skinny that's always falling out of the pen loop. Oh and inside of the secretary sleeve I have some pages from a Target dollar spot pad, stickers from the Michael's Recollections brand and some dot stickers from Dollar spot.

When you turn that divider you have my 2016 yearly calendar from Wendaful. You can get it here.

Behind that I have all the holidays for 2016-2018. This I got from Green and Lyme Digitial Library. You can get it here. If you notice the tabs at the top. Those I got from Dollar Tree and I use those to break up sections within the dividers so I won't have a million and one dividers.
This next part is my monthly section. The printable I use for this is from Wendaful. You can get it here. I try to plan each month by a theme using washi tape, stickers and gel pens. This printable is made for midoris but I printed it out and cut then punched. I measured it against the first divider to get the right size.

After my monthly calendars is a printable that I created for myself which is a overview of any important dates and birthdays for the month. I would offer this as a printable but my computer hard drive went kaput so you'll have to wait for the freebie.
The last section within the first divider is my weekly. Which is from Wendaful and can be found here. It has just enough room for me to plan my week and decorate.

Now we have reached my second divider. I just so happened to love the colors of the dividers so much that I didn't decorate them and they don't have tabs. Now that I think about it I think about it. I'll make some with the leftover dividers. Because it is a pain to find the divider I need sometimes.

Behind each divider I have post its and page flags because you never know when you have to jot something down. It is a good way to use up all the post its from the Target dollar spot. They're just too cute and cheap to pass up.
This section is my Project Planning section. I scoured Pinterest and finally found something that I could use in my planner. It has an area for me to draw, include materials and the steps that needed to be taken. I found it on Pinterest. Simply put project planning printable and it should come up. Tried finding it and can't locate the right one at the moment.
To round off that section I have some lined notebook paper which I got from Target dollar spot and cut it down to size for the planner.
I also keep a to-do list insert in this section to keep a running list of everything that has to be done for any projects I'm working on. These inserts came with the planner and you get a good amount to either keep in your planner and divide up between your sections or remove to use for later. And that completes my Project Planning section.

This next section feature my personal section which I can't show because it includes some personal information but you can see my previous blog post " 2 is better than 1". Which show each inset in this section but I'll list below each one I use with a link to them.

-Book to Read list from Green and Lyme
- Password Organizer from Green and Lyme
- Online Order Tracker from Wendaful
- To Buy and Wishlist from Wendaful

I also have lists for any important links, hair products I'm loving and want to repurchase, makeup favs, doctors information, medication list, fall and winter bucket lists to just name a few. I use the grid paper that came with the planner for those. I keep a couple of extra sheets for just in case.

The next two sections I can't show because of the information is sensitive to a organization I'm apart of and the other is for my business. But I'll list below of the some of the inserts I use in my business section. You can see my previous blog post "2 is better than 1" for pictures of the inserts I use blank.

They are the following:

- Monthly Goal Tracker from Green and Lyme (it's made for weight loss but can be used for anything.
- Goal Planner: Monthly and Weekly from Green and Lyme
- Etsy Shop Stats Tracker from Green and Lyme

I keep some graph paper at the back of my business section for note taking. We've reached the final section of my planner which has sat empty until a couple of weeks ago. This is my blogging section. I'm making it my mission to blog at least 3 times during the week. So I recently found some printables which I hope keep me organized.

All the inserts in my blogging section I found on Pinterest yet again. Got to love Pinterest. The first is a Blog Brainstorm which features a monthly calendar and a idea/ notes section. Love this! You can plan you're entire month out. Note: all the inserts were made for 8x11 paper. So I reduced the size to either 50% or 75% to fit my planner. Get them all here.

The other insert in this section is for the individual blog post. To write it all out, track social media, stats and notes. Love this one too. And I have a couple of grid paper for notes in the back for any extra notes I may have.
The very last piece of our planner is a folder to hold any loose paper or important documents I may need. I used a Target dollar spot 8x 11 folder and cut it down to size and re-punched the holes.

And that completes my Fall Planner setup. It's fall without screaming fall. The inserts can actually work for all year around. Maybe by 2017 I'll change it up again. You'll have to just wait and see.

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