Create Truly Custom and Personalized Greetings

Snail mail will always have a special place in my heart – between the daily emails, seeing something other than a flyer or magazine in my mailbox is quite exciting. I remember telling a guy who didn’t understand my fuss over the art of the invitation. I yelled, “Life is to be celebrated! Every day deserves an invitation!” I was overly passionate in our discussion, and it makes me laugh thinking about it. Basic Invite needs to be on your list for your next invitation or custom stationery needs – business cards too. I created this adorable thank you card and gift tag (originally a registry card), because this month a lot has been going on and I have a lot of people to thank.

I also love being able to have a ready made tag for gifts that fits my style.

Basic Invite allows customers to create a custom invitation unlike any other site out there!  You pick the printing color options and preview it. Each element you can change the color – a pink cactus, a red flower, a blue flower, over 180 color options, and lots of font choices so all the details are personally yours.

As a creative person, and graphic designer this is everything to me! Such a hands on custom design site. It’s like the site allows you to be a graphic designer – personalizing everything, even the position of the text and adding text lines.

You can also print a sample of your actual invitation so you can inspect the print and paper quality – ideal for those special occasions where the colors must match! There are over 40 envelope colors and they are peel and seal so no licking necessary and get this – FREE envelope printing.

They also have wood printed invitations unique for the rustic, barn, organic wedding.

They also offer pocket envelopes so you can create your own wedding pockets to assemble. A girlfriend of mine recently got engaged and she asked about a place to find affordable and nice wedding invites and I once I discovered Basic Invite I had to share it with her.

Look at these cute photo graduation cards!

There are also free printables available for gift tags, wedding checklists, gift coupons, you should definitely check them out. Have a great time designing your invitation to announce your celebration in a way that’s extra personal to you!

Thank you Basic Invite for sponsoring this post.

Finding Comfort

Top: Anthroplogie / Denim: 7 For All Mankind / Slip-ons: FitFlop (c/o)

I was doing fairly well being peaceful the first month of the year, but then the pendulum started to swing the other way and suddenly found myself in urgent care wondering about this huge tender bump on my scalp behind my ear. It hurt so bad I couldn’t even sleep on it – and the doctor guessed it was a swollen lymph node – which means I might be fighting something. I’m going to say it’s fighting a bit of stress as this past week was just that. But it’s OK!  After this week I’m going to lay low, garden, do whatever I need to do around the house. I put a post-it on my monitor that says, “No” and its just to last me through the end of this month.

Do you ever block off days for some R&R?

^^ This top I had to have after seeing a lace sleeved sweater and came across this, flowers! I’m pretty selective about lace and this was just perfect. It also comes in black.

My college bff Jackie called me from work to quickly touch base about our Switzerland trip. End of April will be here before we know it and we needed to figure out the extra 4 days we’ve extended our trip (10 full days!). We kind have a game plan and now I’m thinking of all my outfits, naturally.

I’ve been wanting slide-on shoes for a while, other than my moccasins (which are still rad to me) and FitFlop sent me this pair which will go with all my neutrals! Uma Thurman is the new spokeswoman for the brand, she looks so darling in the high tops, she makes me want to get another pair in this pink lizard print! The superwoman talks about what makes her feel confident and feel powerful and she says comfort – which I couldn’t agree with more.

From flats, boots, to slip-ons and even the coolest high tops I wore in North Carolina, FitFlop has some pretty cool styles that will keep you comfortable – so I think I’ll be packing these with me to take to Switzerland as Jackie and I jump on trains and planes as we explore.

I hope you do all the comfort things to find restful your body and soul.