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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.

Why Do I Journal?

Uncategorised Posted on %AM, August 05 2019 11:01AM

I recently got asked a question about my journaling style and thought I would do a blog post regarding why I journal and the style I use.

I thought I would first show you my “planner stack”. Which includes a Happy Planner Notes, Black Leuchtturm Medium A5 Plain Hardcover Notebook, Midori MD notebook, Mystic Littles Gifts A5 Ring Planner in Pink Sand and finally Mystic Little Gifts Pocket TN in Bare Naked. Each book fits a different need and/or purpose.

So my reason for journaling. Back in 2018 I said to myself as the year was coming to a close that I wanted to journal in 2019. Well if you don’t follow my business Instagram then you might not know that my mother passed 2 days shy of Christmas. Since journaling is cheaper than going to therapy. It pushed me take the initiative to purchase a journal and write about the grief that was hitting me.

So this leads into my journaling style. There are tons of different way to go about journaling. My own personal preference is I journal once a day and no two pages are the same. Someone had asked a great question about my journaling style. She said “Do you title/label your pages first and then make the journal entry work OR do you already know what you are gonna journal about that day.” To answer that question, I always journal at the end of each day. So I start each day with a blank page or a clean slate if you will. I think about that happened during my day and take one event, conversation, or etc and that becomes the topic I highlight for that day.

I usually start with pen drawing out the lines and the theme for that month in the corner of the page. Then date the page and the theme if you will. From there I grab washi that I want to decoration the page with. Then I can select an array of other elements to decorate the page. From stickers, to die cuts, paper, stamps and etc. You can use basically anything to decorate it. For some people it’s all about the decoration. For me since this more like therapy for me I don’t go too heavy on the decoration. I try to leave as much white space as possible so I write down my thoughts. Once the page is decorated to my liking I then put the pen to the paper and write my heart out.

No matter your reason for journaling don’t put too much pressure on yourself because when you look back it years from now. You’ll want to reflect on those entries and that period in your life.

Let’s start a conversation. Why do you journal and what’s your current journaling style. Feel free to follow my planner/journaling account on Instagram @satinplans .

August Journal Cards

Planning Posted on %PM, July 31 2019 05:14PM

August is finally here and with that comes the dog days of summer. We truly have to enjoy it while we can because before we know it it will be winter again.

For this month I include two journaling cards. One featuring our signature style and the other featuring a cute sun motif. Because if you’re like me you’ll be trying to get as much summer sun as you can before it’s gone.

To download, click the image above.

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

July Journaling Card

Planning Posted on %AM, June 29 2019 05:32AM

Goodbye June and hello June. Bring on plenty of sunshine and long lazy days of summer.
I finally had time to create two journaling cards than 1. One features our signature simple design while the other features a cute ice cream. Which we all know we consume a ton during this month. At least I do. Like always I used my decorative scissors to add nice touch to it but you can use whatever scissors you want to.

To download, simply click on the image.

Signature and Ice Cream July Journaling Cards

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.

Cancer Birthstone: Pearls

Fashion & Style Posted on %PM, June 18 2019 01:18PM

Cancers are known to be gentle and caring.Their birthstones act as a charm or a lucky stone/talisman to strengthen the impressionable crab and keep the emotional serenity. It just so happiness that pearls are also the birthstone for June alongside one of many birthstones for Cancer. Pearls are believed to strengthen relationships and marriage, as well as keep children safe for Cancers.

Here are some pearl pieces that can be found at Satin Doll & Co.

Glass Pearl and Mother of Pearl earrings

Sassy Innocence Glass Pearl Mother of Pearl earrings

Audrey Glass & Pearl earrings

Pearly Peace Wood and Pearl earrings

May Journaling Card

Planning Posted on %AM, April 26 2019 08:14AM

Goodbye, April. Hello, May. These months are just flying by and already we’re at May.

April brings showers while May brings flowers. With this month’s journaling card I kept it chic and simplistic with the text. No fuss. Like always I used my scalloped edge scissors to add an decorative edge. Feel free to add your touch to it.

To download, simply click on the image.

May 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.

April Journaling Card

Planning Posted on %PM, March 31 2019 02:53PM

Goodbye,March. Hello Aoril.
This month sped by so fast that I had little time to create the journaling cards that I wanted to. So I kept it clean and simple for April’s Like always I can help but use my scallop scissors to add a lil’ pizzazz to it.

To download, simply click on the image.
April 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.

March Journaling Cards

Planning Posted on %AM, March 02 2019 08:03AM

Let the countdown to spring begin. Goodbye February and hello March.

March journaling cards is all about luck. Our decorative journaling card this month features a cute and simplistic design feature 4 four leaf clovers in various sizes. Of course we had to include our signature journaling card. Keep it chic and modern as always. Like always I used my scalloped edge scissors to give my journaling cards a lil pizzazz. Feel free to cut them out however you want.

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

Clovers March 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.

Trending: Natural Tones

Fashion & Style Posted on %PM, February 25 2019 04:33PM

Spring is only weeks away and many of us are already looking to spring and updating our spring wardrobe.

Natural tones from beige to cream have been trending for spring. From apparel to accessories to jewelry. Mixing textures and tones are making the trend more wearable and fashionable.

Here are some natural tones in jewelry and accessories that you can find at Satin Doll & Co.

Batik Bone and Brass Dangle earrings

Floral Relics Beaded earrings

Naturally Coco Pukalet Dangle earrings

In the Wild Wood Glass Hair Tie

Safari Cheetah Turban Headband

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