Thursday, September 28, 2017

Not-So-Basic Wedding Invitations with Basic Invite

This is a sponsored post for Basic Invite, but all opinions are my own.

If you read regularly, you know that over the last year I've been sharing bits and pieces of our wedding day. The last wedding related post I wrote revolved around our DIY save-the-dates and how much I enjoyed creating them. Actually, my very favourite part of the entire wedding planning process was designing and creating our stationary.

For brides like myself, there is a sense of enjoyment in handcrafting hundreds of invitations. For most brides, this is just an added stress - one that could be avoided by streamlining the whole process. I've teamed up Basic Invite to show you how they can help!

Basic Invite is a unique online stationary store that focuses on helping you design exactly what you want. They offer over 200 wedding invitation sets, all of which can be customized to fit your wedding perfectly. Once you pick and customize your invitations, you can find coordinating save the dates, enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs, name cards, and even thank you cards. 

See some gorgeous classic save the dates below.

One of my favourite features is that every little detail can be customized. With 180 different colour options and instant online previews, the possibilities are endless. If you're looking for something special to set your stationary apart, they have an amazing new clear collection, have recently added rose gold to their foil line, and have introduced foil place cards.

After you've designed your invite, there are over 40 different colours of envelopes to choose from. The best part? The envelopes are peel and seal (aka, no licking!).

Just to top it all off, Basic Invite offers the coolest free address collection service. This works by allowing you to share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. I'm in love with this feature, as one of the most tedious tasks during wedding planning is collecting addresses.

Take a second to scroll through the sample wedding invitations below and you'll see exactly how beautiful these invites are. 

During the process of designing my own wedding invitations, I tweaked and changed elements multiple times after seeing them printed. Beyond the amazing custom options, Basic Invite offers a fantastic feature that allows you to order a printed sample of your invitation before you order them all. This is a huge deal, especially because paper quality can be so different in person than you perceive it online.

Oh, and just one more thing! Basic Invite also offers keepsake guest books. Just like all other stationary, these books are highly customizable and lay flat for a classy look. These books would be a beautiful addition to any entry table, allowing your guests to sign in and leave you their best wedding wishes.

Don't forget, Basic Invite offers much more than beautiful wedding stationary. There's an invitation for every event, as well as business stationary, and even printables! The website seriously make me want to plan a party!

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All photos provided by Basic Invite

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall To do List

The leaves are changing, yesterday I got my Starbucks birthday reward (pumpkin spice frap!), and soon it will be cooling off. I always look forward to this time of year - it feels like a new beginning, even more so than the new year.

Here are some things I plan to do this Fall:

1. Make homemade soup - lots of it

2. Put together another awesome family Halloween costume

3. Go on walks

4. Repaint our lower living space

5. Get the majority of my Christmas shopping done

What's on your Fall to do list?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Amazon Find: An Effective Ear Thermometer for only $35!

**Update - It looks like this thermometer is currently unavailable on Amazon, so hopefully it comes back in stock soon! Until then, this one looks amazing too!**

This post may contain affiliate links or banners, but all opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure statement here.

Every time my kids got sick, I found myself scrambling to try and get an accurate temperature out of a regular thermometer. With little ones, this can be a huge struggle, but I always made it work.

A few months ago, the batteries in our traditional thermometer died and I was shocked to learn that replacing the battery was the same cost as buying a whole new thermometer! I knew I wanted an ear thermometer, but the prices blew my away.

I did some hunting on Amazon, and came across this Hylogy Digital Ear Thermometer.

What I Liked: I love the design of this thermometer. It's lightweight, comes with a stand and a storage bag, and is very easy to read. It works very quickly and seems to be accurate. I've tested it multiple times and the temperate variation seems minimal. The screen lights up in colour to inform you if a fever is present, and how intense it is. The batteries also last forever!

What I Didn't Like: Some of the functions on this thermometer are hard to use. It took me forever to figure out how to switch from F to C. Other than that, there isn't much to complain about. I do wish that there wasn't a variation between readings, but I know most home thermometers are the same way.

Final Thoughts: I'm extremely happy that I took a chance and purchased this thermometer. I purchased it for $34.99 CAD (plus 2% cash back on ebates) and to me, it was worth every penny. I haven't had a single problem with this product.

Have an awesome Amazon find? Share it with me in the comments!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Currently... September 2017

Backpack and lunch bag from Justice

Hey there! It's me, Kerri. It's been over a month since I posted and I hope you can forgive me. As we all know, late August and September are the craziest months ever and due to this, my blog was neglected. Sorry!

Watching: American Horror Story: Cult started last night. I'm also watching RHOC, Siesta Key, and Younger.

Eating: Way too much pasta, as per usual.

Doing: Basically the last month has consisted of back-to-school prep (lots of shopping), and small home improvements.

Thinking: About Halloween costumes. It's going to come so fast.

Planning: Blog posts!
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