DIY & Stuff

Crushin’ on Gold

Lately I have had a fetish for anything gold! A pop of gold adds a touch of class to just about anything.

Here are a few of my GOLD finds 🙂

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Glam’D Up Desk Decor!

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Now, let’s be honest. Most of us spend the majority of our time at work. I mean, we have to make a living right? But it doesn’t mean we have to go to the office every day and look at those same boring gray cubicle walls and the boring desk necessities. Even if you have an office with a window, you can always Glam Up your office space a bit. Give a nice touch that is professional but shows a bit of personality.  YOUR personality.

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Special K Parfait!

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I am always on the go. I’m not a morning person, so it is hard for me to get up, let alone have time for breakfast.

So to save time and money, I started making my own fruit and yogurt parfaits! I make it at night and put it in the fridge. Then, in the morning, I can grab it and go! Plus, isn’t using a mason jar just the cutest thing!

All I did was cut into halves 4 strawberries (2 for each layer), add 1 tablespoon of blueberries for each layer, pour in my favorite yogurt, and add some Special K cereal on top. YUM!

Of course you can also add your favorite ingredients. Have fun with it. ENJOY

Bible Study/Prayer Binder

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I am so thrilled that I have finally finished making and setting up my binder I will be using for Bible Study and writing down Prayers. I have been on a spiritual journey for almost two years now  and just wanted to make something that I could write down scriptures, my conversations with GOD and prayers for loved ones and the world. And of course I had to make it nice and cute 🙂 By being able to write down what I am reading in the bible or inspiration I see, I am able to reflect back and refer to things and apply it to my life. I have divided my binder into 5 sections: S.O.A.P, Journal, Prayers, “BLESSON”, and Favorite Verses. Come, take a look inside!

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Baby BOOM: Nursery Ideas

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This is definitely baby season! I know so many couples expecting soon and I am just filled with excitement! Preparing to bring home a new baby can we overwhelming and EXCITING! What better way for mommy and daddy to welcome baby home but to their new cute and stylish nursery. Of course baby will be too young to appreciate it  but, that’s what pictures are for!(hehe) A nursery is just not for baby but, for parents to have somewhere to keep their new bundle of joy that is slightly different from other areas of the home. A baby’s nursery can be whatever your imagination can come up with. Whether its theme is a kingdom for your little Prince or Princess to rule, a rainforest filled with exotic animals, or something cute and simple with an adorable color scheme. Check out some nursery ideas I thought would tickle your fancy!

Congrats to all the new parents to be!

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Polka Dot Gift Bag

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I know I can’t be the only person who feels like they are celebrating someone’s birthday like EVERY month. SO, I decided to get a little creative in my gift giving. I did this gift bag during the holiday season because I’m not too big on wrapping gifts when people are just going to rip it open anyway (for adults rather). This is a great idea to show someone how special they are not just for what inside but that you took the time to do a little something extra 😉

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“Chalk it Up” Flower Pots

Hey ya’ll! What better way to start the new year than with a new DIY project! YAY!!!  Yes the winter is still going strong (stronger in so areas more than others) but spring is just around the corner. I have been seeing this idea all over Pinterest and what a great idea to welcome in your Spring Blooms! Don’t limit yourself to just flowers. You can grow your own fresh herbs or use them for storage. Don’t forget to have some chalk handy so you can write labels or cute doodles! 🙂

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Smash Journal

I actually have a K&Company Smash Journal but I haven’t started it yet. I have had it for about a year O_O. I’m rather nervous because I have never created a scrapbook before. I think I will begin in 2014.

But, I do have several other journals and notebooks that I just jot down notes, ideas and my thoughts in. This particular notebook I am sharing with you today I wanted to use for Creative Writing. I want it to be filled with writings of things I love, my thoughts, pictures, drawings, doodles, keepsakes…just about any and everything! That’s what makes it a Smash notebook. 🙂

Here is a page I did last night. I had some small envelopes left over from my Project Management notebook and this was the result.

All I did was gather some scrap colored paper, small envelopes, double sided tape and colored pens and went to work!

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Trick or Treat! Halloween Ideas

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Halloween is just around the corner. This is a great time to start getting your ideas and treats ready for your parties and your little goblin trick or treaters! Of course I am one out of millions who is addicted to Pinterest (go on and admit it that your are too lol) so I wanted to share with you guys some of the cute treats and ideas I liked for Halloween.

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Organizing Projects Just Got Easier!

A friend of mine suggested that I take a look at a YouTube video by OrganizedJen, a professional organizer who shared this idea on her channel. And boy am I happy I watched it!

I have A LOT of things on my plate right now and projects I am currently working on and new projects coming up. I also have a million gazillion notebooks and journals all over the place and post it notes hoarding in all of my purses. My ideas are basically ALL OVER THE PLACE. It’s hard to keep track of them when they are all scattered about. So, I decided to make myself a “Project Management” notebook like OrganizedJen uses everyday.

The Project Management Notebook can be used by anyone in any professional or lifestyle. You can be a entrepreneur, student, housewife, blogger, designer, artist, whoever. This organizing tool is helpful and the best part is your can make it so that it is functional just for you!

My Project Management Notebook is designed to help me organize personal and professional projects for myself and TheStylishDork.com. 

Now, I will explain the process of making the notebook and its functionality. Take a look!

 

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Here is what you will need:

Moleskin Notebook-Volant (They come in a pack of 2)

Ruler

Tabs

Pens

Stickers or any type of decorations you want to use to personalize your notebook.

 

Before I decorated the cover of my notebook. I created small tabs for the categories I wanted to divide my notebook in. I suggest for you to buy actual tabs and place them in your notebook. I had to do some extra cutting and sticking with my SMASH tabs. (Long Story LOL)

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Once I affixed the tabs in their designated spaces, I went ahead and labelled each tab with a category.  The Main Categories are at the top: Goals (6months), Project MGMT and TheStylishDork Blog.

photo 4 (1)The tabs on the sides are Sub-categories for TheStylishDork Blog. Each section will be where I write down my ideas and projects for each category. It’s easy to just flip to each tab to see what I want to do next  or jot down an idea.

photo 2 (1)I used a ruler to make my lines nice and straight inside the notebook. (Want it to be nice and neat 😉

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photo 3 (1)Instead of making my notebook yearly, I decided to do it for 6months. As you can see the Goals section will consist of PROFESSIONAL and PERSONAL goals. I also have them color coded so that I can visually differentiate the two. On the side I have a section to place a CHECK MARK to keep track of my progress 🙂

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Under the Project Management tab, my projects will be organized monthly. So every month I will jot down ideas, plans and projects. The entire notebook is organized this way. Even the sub categories on the sides.

On the inside pocket of my notebook I added two cute little envelopes (Micheal’s Craft Store) to house extra tabs and to put my random folded up post it notes in.  I used double-sided tape to keep them neatly in place.

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Then I went to town and decorated my new

PROJECT MANAGEMENT NOTEBOOK!

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I made this notebook last month (September was so busy for me I didn’t even have time to write in the notebook 😦 But, this is a new month and I will be putting this baby to use. I’m excited!

If you decide to try this out, let me know what you think and useful it has been for you in organizing your projects.

ENJOY!