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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.

2020 Word of the Year

Planning Posted on %PM, December 04 2019 05:49PM

The countdown to 2020 is on. We’re going into a new decade and it’s time to set new intentions. No better way then with a printable.

I created a printable last year but decided to create a whole new one. I took it a step further than just your simple word for the year and a list of goals you want to accomplish. You now have an area to give the definition for the word you choose and an affirmation. I’ve been pinning affirmations like crazy on Pinterest recently so it only makes sense that I add that for this year’s printable. I also included enough white space so you can decorate it if you want to, You know I can’t resist adding a bit of something to my printable when I add them to my planner.

To download, click the image below.

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our printable. Hashtag #satinplans .

Note: For personal use only.



December Journaling Cards

Planning Posted on %AM, December 01 2019 07:09AM

This month flew by in a wink of a eye and December is here. The last month of the decade. Wow!

Like always we have our signature journaling card and one a bit more festive featuring holly berries which is a hand drawn illustration I drew myself with for one of my sticker sets. Sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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 .



Autumn Self Care

Planning Posted on %PM, October 31 2019 04:52PM

With autumn or fall, however you like to call it. It comes with a new self care regimen. Self care is one of those things that you need to practice every day not just season to season. I thought it would be cool to have a autumn self care checklist to add to your planner, journal or notebook. Like always you know, I can’t just leave the page blank, So I added some cute stickers (Fall Sticker Set) from my website of my hand drawn illustration. Very autumn-ish in my opinion.

To download, simply click on the image.

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our printable. Hashtag #satinplans .

Note: For personal use only.



November Journaling Cards

Planning Posted on %AM, October 29 2019 07:53AM

I know I say this every month but geez I wish time would slow down. It’s already days away from November and under 60 days away from Christmas.

Like always I created my signature journaling card which is simple, chic and modern. Then for the other I had to rack my mind what do you see alot of during the fall months and especially November. Acorns! So I took the graphic that I created for my fall stickers but didn’t make the cut and added it to the upper corners of the journaling card. Super cute and no fuss. Still gives you the fall feel without being overpowering. No matter what design you choose you still love the functionality of the cards.

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 .



October Journaling Cards

Planning Posted on %AM, September 28 2019 05:48AM

The months are just flying by and just like that September is done and so is summer officially .Here is October. Full of cooler temps, extra layers, pumpkins and spice.

For this month’s journaling cards I wanted to give you the fall vibes with the colors and motif. Like always I have our signature style but the other I decided to jazz up with a cute leaf motif in the colors of fall. Kind of bold and in your face but still super clean and sophisticated. Definitely something for everyone.

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 .



September Journaling Cards

Planning Posted on %PM, September 02 2019 02:24PM

And just like that summer is gone and September and fall are here. September are one of those funny months where it can still be summer or the weather can change and the temperature dips. Nevertheless, hello September.

For this month I created two journaling cards.

You have our classic design which is clean and chic and the other which features a cool leaf motif in orange. It’s a bit of fall without being “BAM” fall in your face. Which ever you choose to use is totally up to you.

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 .



Why Do I Journal?

Planning 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 .



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