Custom Stationary and Invitations with Basic Invite

Call me old fashioned, but I love a good hand-written note. Anyone else? Thank you notes, get well soon cards, I appreciate you notes, just because notes, thinking of you notes, congratulations cards… the possibilities are endless. Being a teacher, I just about write a note a day. To colleagues, parents or my boss I am always putting my gratitude down on (cute) paper.

Over my 5 years of teaching, I have gotten more comments than I can even count from people about how much a hand-written card means to them. I have been told that it is so rare to find someone who will still take the time to sit down with a pen and paper and put their heart into the message they are trying to get across. Think about it, is an email really that meaningful? They’re going to read over it once, click out of it and never see it again. But a cute card with your handwriting is going to sit on display on their desk and be something that is seen on the daily. They may even pick it up and read it more than once and I guarantee put a smile on their face each time. That’s a WIN!

If you know me, you know I pay extremely close attention to detail in every little thing I do, down to my stationary. I want it to represent me, my title (as a blogger or teacher) and express my personality while still looking professional. When I came across Basic Invite, I was hooked. The endless styles, colors, and detail you can put into it were truly something I had never seen before. My creative juices were flowing and my heart was bursting with excitement.

Allow me to take you through some of the stand out parts of this company:

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. You heard me right, 180 color options! Therefore, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it- down to the littlest detail. YES PLEASE!

Envelopes: Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with their invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make a statement before their card is even opened. All of the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed- No more licking!

Custom Samples: This is one of my favorite aspects and something I have never seen before. 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.

Wedding Invitation Sets: Each of their wedding invitations is part of a set and there is over 1000 to choose from. You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards! Hello brides….


Free Wedding Websites: The all-new wedding websites are completely customizable just like the wedding invitations! To make it as convenient as possible, they are mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can instantly upload all of your wedding details along with images and a map with directions to accommodate your guests. Choose from 180 custom colors and even choose a design to match your wedding invitation suite!

Seal & Send Wedding Invitations: The Seal & Send Wedding Invitations are an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear-off RSVP postcard included! How cool is that? The Seal & Send line is the newest collection and make a brides life a little less stressful! Currently, they offer them in over 30 designs including the beautiful foil options and you guess it, they are customizable. What's extra special about the Seal & Sends is that guest's addresses are printed on the front of each invitation which means no envelope necessary! All you have to do is share a link, collect guest addresses, and upload them onto your design, instantly. Once you receive your order all you have to do is add postage, fold your invites, and secure them with a sticker! Simple, easy, and super trendy.


Keepsake Guest Books: Perfectly personalized wedding guest books are the perfect addition to your wedding day stationery. These customizable guest books have a ring hidden inside which allows them to lay perfectly flat for a classy and convenient look. With sophisticated designed pages it’s the perfect opportunity for your wedding guests to leave sweet words and well wishes.

Wedding Coasters: Choose from over 90 professionally designed looks. Each design can be personalized instantly to match your wedding colors. And there are no color limitations which means you are free to make as many changes as you would like at no additional cost. Each coaster is printed using the latest print technology and on a premium 200lb matte cardstock. Thanks to this technology your coasters will have crisp, clean letters, photos, and graphics. How stinking cute is this idea?!


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Spring Work Wear

Happy FriYAY!

As many of you know, I started a new job at a new school this year. With a new class, new curriculum, and new colleagues, also came a new dress code. Needless to say, I had to really step up my game on my professional wear and let me tell you, I have had so much fun unleashing my inner boss babe.

When out shopping for work wear, my main priority is still being myself. The last thing I want is to feel “stuffy.” I want to still be able to play with patterns, mix textures, and show off my personality. Thanks to Top Shop at Nordstrom, I am able to do just that. Over the last several months, I have accumulated a plethora of dress pants that are the epitome of F-U-N!

For spring, I am loving this beautiful olive color and all things lace. Doing a little front tuck is a great way to show off your figure while still looking put together! Lastly, you can never go wrong with flats and my girl, Tory, has the best ones.

Where do you shop for work wear? Let me know below.