How To Choose a Card for an Event

Hey y’all! I hope you had a great weekend. I am super excited to share a post with you that I’ve been working on with Basic Invite. It’s a new year, and that means a new graduating class. As many of you know, I graduated from pharmacy school last May. It was a super exciting time in my life. I think it’s important to share these memories and celebrations with those we love, so that’s where Basic Invite comes in. Today I want to share my process of how I choose a card for an event.

{ONE} Write down major details

{TWO} Figure out who your audience is

{THREE} Decide on a color scheme

{FOUR} Decide on a theme (bold? clean? shiny?)

{FIVE} Narrow your search

{SIX} Customize your heart out

I wanted to show you a card that I customized and tell you how easy it was! I promise, anyone can do this, because Basic Invite has made the process easy and effortless ;)

How adorable is this card? Graduation is all about you! You have worked so hard to achieve your goals, so have fun with your card. The card I chose was super girly and fun. I love the confetti polka dots on the front. In keeping with that theme, I chose to have pink polka dots on the back of my invitation. Also (not shown), I put my monogram inside the flap of the envelope for another added touch. I love that Basic Invite is all about personalization. They don’t make you use their pre-made color schemes, you can ALWAYS personalize to your taste.

There are so many different card companies on the Internet, and I will be honest…it can be hard to choose one. Thankfully, I’ll tell you a couple of reasons that Basic Invite is different:

{Almost Unlimited Colors} Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you 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. This is what I feel sets Basic Invite apart from the crowd.

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

{Over 40 Different Envelope Colors} Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as invitations. You can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to the envelopes so that you can make your invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Basic Invite is even around to help with your “thank you” list after the graduation festivities are over. Sending a personalized thank you card is one way to show others that you care and are happy that they got to share this exciting time in your life.

(Again, you know me with the gold ;))

If graduation is coming up for your or someone in your family, be sure to checkout customizable graduation announcements. Basic Invite is anything but basic!

PS: The design I chose was the “confetti celebration” card. Again, you can customize to any color scheme you would like. For me, it’s all about the pink, white, and gold. Let me know in the comments what your favorite color scheme is.

XO,

Rebekah

*Thanks to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.*

Uncommon Goods

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I was contacted by Uncommon Goods and asked to check out their website. I was super excited for this opportunity, because I’m graduating in 2 months and moving. It almost feels as if I’m starting over and I have a pretty good idea of the direction I want to go with home decor.

Why Uncommon Goods? I was attracted to this company for one reason: their story. As I have gotten older and traveled around to different parts of the world, I have seen that the environment and people often get taken for granted. I was so pleasantly happy to see a company that seeks to carry products that aren’t harmful to the environment or people.

Uncommon Goods is independently-owned, which was also a big plus to me. Entrepreneurship has always been quite appealing to me. For each purchase from their website, $1 will be donated to one of their not-for-profit partner organizations. I was drawn to the “Women for Women International” organization. This provides war survivors and refugee women with the tools needed to establish a life of self-sufficiency. War has affected so many countries, and I believe this is a worthwhile cause.

I have found several pieces I liked on the Uncommon Goods website. I am obsessed with white + gold as of late. I want my bedroom to feature all white bedding and be very clean-lined. I love having decorative accents that add to the style of a room. Find adorable accents here! (I LOVE these agate coasters!)

I also am a big fan of wall art that makes a statement. Wall art prints can be found here.

world travel, map, travel, uncommon goods

I found this world map print that I love! (We all know I want to travel the world!)

Since I do want all white bedding, some fun accent pillows would help my bedding look “finished.” Check out this page for pillows/throws to complete this look! Lastly, I was telling my grandparents the other day that I was looking to get some new furniture for my new place. I am thankful that I have been passed down several pieces that have been in the family, but I want to make my home feel like mine. Uncommon Goods has adorable furniture pieces here!

side table, decor, state, uncommon goods

How adorable are these state side tables? You can pick your state here!

I am thankful for this blog for many reasons. I feel like I have been going through a learning process in my own life lately, and I am blessed to be contacted by Uncommon Goods. I am thankful that I have been introduced to this website, and I am thankful for amazing causes such as this one.

*Thanks to Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.*

XO,
Rebekah

Hair: Irresistible Me Extensions

Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe the weekend is almost here. It’s been a long week ;) Today I wanted to share another hair post, this time on my hair extensions that I received from Irresistible Me! They were so kind to send me a set of hair extensions for me to try out.

irresistible me, hair extensions, irresistible me hair extensions

This post has been a LONG time coming, because I was having trouble figuring out exactly how to make these work. I’m glad though, because now my hair is SUPER long and I was able to create a very natural look with these hair extensions.

My extensions: Medium Brown // 16″ // 140g

Initial reaction: Oh my goodness, these are so dark! I was SUPER scared when I first opened the box, so I had to walk away and come back to them.

Process: I will not pretend to know everything (or even anything) about hair. I have just recently in the past couple of years finally mastered the big, loose wavy curls. I know…it’s sad. When I opened the box, I knew I wanted to curl the extensions with my wand. I curled each piece and let them sit overnight. The curls were loose and wavy. When I was ready to put the extensions in, I curled all of my hair with my wand. Since I was just trying these out, I only added 4 extensions…the single strands (2) and the double strands (2). There are several more strands I didn’t use this particular time.

I clipped in each strand toward the front of my face. I was sure to clip them in so you can’t see them. Since my hair is SUPER dark at the roots with an almost ombre toward the bottom, this medium brown color actual looked amazing. They blended in SO well and ended up giving my hair amazing dimension and volume!

Reveal:

irresistible me hair extensions, hair extensions

Since it’s winter, I think the dimension that the dark strands add is awesome! I totally wish I had taken these extensions to Vegas now!

Final look:

(I wanted to share a photo in a white shirt so you could see just how awesome the extensions look!)

irresistible me, hair extensions, irresistible me hair extensions

—————————————-

hair products, big curls, psssst, chi hairspray, redken, nume magic wand

Products used: Dry Shampoo, Psssst! // Hairspray, CHI (Enviro 54 firm hold) // Root Booster, Redken // Curling Wand, Nume (32mm)

ALSO, you will totally want this lip duo I have on, I’m obsessed with it! Apply one coat of the lip plumper then wait around 1 minute and apply a thin layer of the balm.

lip dior revlon, lip balm, lip plumper, pink

Lip plumper, Dior // Lip Balm, Revlon (color is “elusive”)

—————————————-

If you have any questions, PLEASE email me. I am happy to help you decide on a set of extensions!

*Thank you so much to Irresistible Me for sending me these hair extensions to try! All opinions are my own.*