CREATING HOLIDAY CARDS

CREATING HOLIDAY CARDS

This is my first time creating a Christmas card for my own personal use. Sure, I have created them for business’ and other events but never just for. Believe me, it was a journey, I thought this process would be very simple, so many people put together Christmas cards every year. My creative side got the best of me. I seriously considered scrap booking each and every card to ensure it was perfect, it can’t be that hard right?! Wrong! No one has time or patience for that, if you do… please share your wisdom.

Then I thought about doing my own graphic design, I got so excited about so many different concepts and ideas that it became over whelming. Finally, I decided that I should probably use a template to save my time and my sanity. I researched a couple of sites looking at pricing, shipping, designs… everything you can think of. I loved the designs of Minted.com but their pricing wasn’t ideal. I didn’t want to spend $150+ creating 50 Christmas cards. I landed on Vistaprint.com. I am so indecisive, not to mention a perfectionist, when it comes to fonts, colors, and design. (Bless the souls that will have to guide me through wedding invites one day.) Everything had to be perfect, I spent about an hour editing the photo, then nudging all of the pieces, changing different fonts, adding lines, etc.

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

It’s that time of year again! I am usually ahead on the shopping but this year I found myself waiting, as if the perfect gifts would suddenly hit me. Bottom line… I love giving others gifts, I know that is clique, but it’s true. There is so much time and thought put into each item, then finally, I get so excited to see them open it up and they (hopefully) love the gift! Each year it isn’t always easy, especially when you are shopping for someone who doesn’t really need anything. This is the perfect opportunity to give something that they would love, but wouldn’t always think to get themselves. Continue reading “HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018”

CHRISTMAS DECOR INSPO

CHRISTMAS DECOR INSPO

Pinterest is such a great place to get inspo for any occasion! I have been really loving the Scandinavian/Nordic style of Christmas decor this year, and I have been prepping for Christmas ever since Halloween ended, pinning away to my “deck the halls.”  board. This board has everything from flat lays, Christmas trees, cookies, and the list goes on…

Check out my Pinterest to see where I get my decor inspo! What decor are you loving this holiday season?

*I don’t own any of the images in the collage, they were collected for inspiration from Pinterest. 

A LAZY GIRL’S GUIDE TO BLACK FRIDAY

A LAZY GIRL’S GUIDE TO BLACK FRIDAY

Let’s talk about Black Friday, every year I reminisce about a time, before smart phones (I know shocking), where I would make a list of the things I was looking for. I’d set my alarm for 4 or 5AM and then head to the mall. Every year I would get a Cinnabon for breakfast and stand in line for hours, waiting to get into Forever 21 and GAP to buy a sweater that was less than $20. My preteen self lived for this day, I have changed a lot since then, and thank goodness! I would rather sleep in on my day off, after eating all of the delicious food the day before. I would also rather do all of my shopping online and have them sent straight to me. Gone are the days of waiting in line and fighting over sweaters out of bins!

I have created a guide of some of the retailers, what their sales will be, and the codes/dates you need to save money! I’m calling it the lazy girl’s guide to Black Friday, or maybe it’s just for people who want to get their full night’s sleep and not be trampled by a crowd of sleep deprived strangers. Call it what you like, but it will help you navigate the craziness that is Black Friday/Cyber Monday!

Happy Shopping!

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HOW TO DRESS YOUR DINNER TABLE

As everyone is prepping for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving next weekend, don’t forget to decorate your table. Here are some great items you should add to your dinner table!

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HAVE YOU HEARD OF BRANDLESS?

HAVE YOU HEARD OF BRANDLESS?

I am the most frugal person when it comes to groceries and everyday needs. My thought process has always been, if you can save money, why wouldn’t you? Coupons are a girls best friend, they allow you to save extra money on things you already need. Then, you can use the extra money you save for those new shoes you have been eyeing.

Instagram must know my compulsive need to save money on EVERYTHING I buy, because this ad for Brandless came on when I was scrolling through stories. I had never heard of the Brandless “brand” before, but when I saw “Quality goods that don’t break the bank” I was intrigued. Continue reading “HAVE YOU HEARD OF BRANDLESS?”