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THE DETAILS 

Zara Sweatshirt

Thigh High Boots from TJMaxx

Ban.do Clear Clutch

Aldo Leather Wrap Choker

Sassy Pins from Target

Notebook from Target

TSD Signature

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Travel Diary: La La Land

I just LOVE me some California! You can go anytime of year and have an amazing time. I am in love with the San Francisco Bay Area, but I have a thing for sun and palm trees. LA LA Land is the spot for just that! I have visited L.A. a few times, and each time I have a different experience. I like to sightsee when I travel. Each place I visit has something cool and different to offer.

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LENT 2017:Spiritual Recharge

Today is the first day of the Lent season! I have really been looking forward to it this year. As some of you may know, I was baptized in November. It was one of the most amazing experiences and decisions I have ever made! I am so happy I made it official to become a follower of Christ. I was actually baptized as a baby when I “was” Catholic, but that is another story for later ;-).

Lent is a time when I RECHARGE and refocus on my relationship with God, myself and others. It is a time when I figure out what I not only want to give up during Lent and after, but also, what I want to gain. Since being baptized, there have been some interesting experiences happening. God didn’t say once you are baptized your life will be perfect. It is the total opposite. But that is where the faith you may not have had before really starts to kick in. You have faith in God’s plan for your life and not so much of your own. HA! God’s plan will leave our plans in the dust, if only we really TRUST him.  It is hard and no walk in the park. Take a moment to think about when things really got tough, and now, look at where you are. See, God’s got you.

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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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The Heart of Appreciation, LLC

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I had the chance to interview an inspiring Entrepreneur who is also one of my best friends. She established The Heart of Appreciation, LLC which is an organization with a goal “to help people of all ages and genders have a consistent healthy lifestyle mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.” Antoinette “Toni” Jackson is a woman of many hats. She is a life coach, educator, fitness instructor, wardrobe consultant and a woman of GOD. Her faith illuminates and is the core of her drive and The Heart of Appreciation. Toni delivers to her clients and audiences daily devotionals and empowering videos that remind you of how important, loved and special YOU are no matter what others may think of you. The Heart of Appreciate, LLC is an organization that gives back to help enrich the community and help individuals to truly love themselves.

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Ready for 2015!

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 I have searched high and low for this particular planner. It was sold out everywhere. Luckily, I found it at the Kate Spade Outlet! The planner comes in a bunch of colors. Great for each season of the year in case you like to switch out your planners. I am a “Planner Newbie”. I didn’t realize there was a Planner World out there with people who create so many cool and beautiful planner setups! I have had planners before but after googling planner setups and checking #planneraddicts on Instagram, I was amazed at how creative people can get with their planners. So, I wanted in on the fun! I am a paper lover and love being creative. I figured if I really get into setting up my pages in a creative way I would be more excited about using my agenda.

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Wear in the World: Coolin’ with Colors

I took these photos on a visit to Richmond, VA. And you can’t miss a photo opt when a background like this is present! The entire wall was covered with abstract art and so many beautiful colors. You can’t tell from the photos but it was raining so we had to snap the pics quick lol. Check it out!

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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!