Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Basic Invite: Animal Baby Shower Invites, & Ava’s First Birthday Update

Happy Tuesday, friends! Can you believe Ava’s first birthday is NEXT MONTH. Like what?! Where has my baby gone! If you saw my last party planning post, you know I’m a sucker for planning parties! For her first birthday, I went back and forth [and back and forth] over themes and ultimately decided on one that fits Ava perfectly-  fun, bright, and the life of the party! I actually found Basic Invite back in 2015 when I was planning my wedding, and knew they would be the perfect choice for designing Ava’s birthday cards. Want to know my favorite thing about Basic Invite? ENDLESS OPTIONS.

Lets start out with their baby shower invitations templates. If I was having a baby shower or throwing a baby shower, I would totally choose one of these baby animal baby shower invitations. I picked this theme as a example to feel the quality of the paper, but see how easily the same invite can be for a girl or boy?

Here are a few others I thought were super cute!


And now onto the best part, Ava’s Birthday Invites!!!

Drum roll please….

I chose this template, and fell in LOVE with the design. We are having a Sparkles, Sprinkles and Confetti theme, so think fun, bright, and smiley….all like Ava. The invite, which you can see below, allowed me to change every piece of the card, making it truly unique!

You can even change the font style, size, and line height. Y’all, this is literally made the process so easy because I had a vision in my head and I just played around with the colors and fonts until I found something I absolutely loved.

My final product is below using this template!

Here is what you can find from Basic Invite in more detail:

Almost Unlimited Colors – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. Which is great for all us perfectionists out there! This is what sets Basic Invite apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.

Custom Samples – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. And there is no licking envelopes! All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Address Capturing Service – Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

Foil – Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

What’s even better is that Basic Invite have given me a coupon code to share with you all. Use code: 15FF51 for 15% off your entire order, hollaaaaaaa!

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Basic Invite. Thank you for supporting the brands that support the blog! 

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Bare Necessities Grand Opening & Review

I have to admit to not being particularly frequent with facials. My skin care regime is pretty meticulous, and I take the time when I can to spend a little more time on a deeper cleanse once or twice a week, but generally I struggle for time and to put myself before work when it comes to heading to a salon for something a little more targeted.  However when Bare Necessities invited me to try the Firm, Plump, Lift! Treatment at their new Tanglewood location, I couldn’t wait!

The Tanglewood is a lovely salon close to The Galleria. Their goal is to make the experience as comfortable as possible, and they certainly did that! After I arrived, my appointment began with a consultation and skin analysis in order for my therapist to help me to find exactly where my skin is currently at, what it’s lacking in and what products and treatments will help me to improve it. We had a chat about my current regime and lifestyle, and any concerns I had skin care wise. I was honest and told her I use a soap/water and the occasional exfoliation.

I had my last facial before Ava was born, so the Firm, Plump, Lift! intrigued me because its meant to detoxify and hydrate for the appearance of fewer fine lines and wrinkles by feeding your skin phytonutrients and antioxidants. I’ve included a full list from the facial service I received:

  • Pear & Poppysead Microderm Polisher: relieves congested skin and helps increase microcirculation
  • Firm Skin Acai Exfoliating Peel: plumps and rejuvenates as well as minimizes fine lines
  • Arctic Berry Peel: deeply exfoliates and decongest pores
  • Blueberry Detox Firming Peel: minimizes pores and detoxifies skin
  • Citrus & Kale Masque: high in antioxidants, increases collagen production

There was slight redness when I left, but was gone within 30 minutes. My skin feels so refreshed and I will defiantly be back!

Make Up Free Selfie (minus mascara)

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Bare Necessities. My review was sponsored by the brand in exchange for a blog post and social media shares. Thank you for supporting the brands that support the blog!