Beautiful Basic Invites

Basic Invites
I’m a tad obsessed with stationery.  My friend and I often write letters back and forth between Virginia and California. I really enjoy the formality of paper cards, letters and invites. There is something so special and exciting about receiving these goodies in the mail. I keep my favorite cards in a box at home – little mementos of friendship.

When Basic Invites approached me, I was amazed by their gorgeous stationery selection. Basic Invites is one of the few sites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you decide on a design, you can change the color of any tiny detail you want – 180 different color options! How cool is that? In the past, I’ve spent hours scouring the internet trying to find that perfect color invite to match the look feel of a party… especially for wedding invitations and showers. A common question I was asked when planning our wedding was, “What are your wedding colors?” Basic Invites makes matching your invitation colors very easy for you.
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Basic Invites also lets you print a sample of your actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will look and feel before you commit to ordering a certain paper quality and multiple invitations. Having a real sample in your hands before you order will save you time and money (no mistakes)!
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They have 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one.
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Each of their wedding invitations is part of a set. You can find everything from affordable save the dates to wedding invitationsenclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!
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Basic Invites is your one stop shop for all your wedding paper necessities as well as baby shower invitations, birth announcements, meal planners, holiday cards, recipe cards and much more.

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Birthday Fun

This past month or so we have had birthdays galore…including a surprise birthday party that Danny and my friends gave me. Here are some pics from my April birthday and the backyard BBQ we had for our friends Dany and Alex. And my wonderful husbands B-day is on June 1th! Yay! So many birthdays! P.S. I feel like I am confusing you with all the Dan’s in my life. Danny/Daniel (I call him both)=Husband, Dany (with one n)= our way cool friend. Here are some pictures from our recent festivities.
 {Make a wish and blow out your candles! Dany and Alexander}
{Happy birthday to me!}
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{Our backyard bbq birthday party}
{My surprise birthday party!}


{Jelly bean champagne…why not?}

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a fabulous day filled with family and friends. Here are a few pictures from our Easter. We went to Church, then had brunch with the family, followed by an afternoon of relaxation and a long nap. Ahhh, It was a wonderful day. We are so thankful for the good Lord.
He is Risen!
{Cute bunny and Easter egg cupcakes that I made with my nanny babies}

{Flowers during brunch}
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{A heath bar chocolate cake!}

{Lots of yummy food! Strawberry salad, couscous, ham, fruit and chili quiche}

{The Easter bunny still brings us treats! Thanks Mom, Dan and I love chocolate milk!}

{Yay for Easter!}


A Grown-Up Girls Party

So Shannon and I were talking the other day… it’s funny how you reach that point in life when sleepovers at your friends house become a thing of the past. We grow-up, get married and have babies — quick lunch dates over foo foo salads take the place of that quality girl time we had when we were younger. So we decided to have a girls night with all the works: face masks, nail polish, chocolate and an endless array of junk food all centered around a big air mattress, pillows and blankets. Everyone brought a treat or drink to share. We lounged around in our jammies, laughed at our high school pictures and caught each other up on life. It was a blast — A well needed reminder of the good old days.

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 Here is the picture we used for our invite. Haha. Love it.

Pictures: Last picture from Tumblr

My Bachelorette Party

Here are some pictures from my bachelorhette party in August.  My lovely bridesmaids and a few friends took me on a weekend getway to Palm Springs! We had an awesome time laying out by the pool, having dinner at PF Chang’s and spending some quality girl time together. It’s just what I needed before the wedding week rush!
 ^^ Brittany, Melissa, Shannon, Kelsey ^^
Too funny.
 The Palm Springs JW Marriot.
Ooh so fancy.
Thanks girls!

Bahaha. Christina ^
 Lounging and loving life.
We got the great idea to see how many of us we could squeeze into our bath-tub.
It looks like I have a bubble goatee.^
Some good, clean fun.

Getting our dance on with about 50 other Brides.^

And on the way home we got to visit an old friend. My parents would always stop off at the T-Rex on our way through Cabazon when we were kids. We’d get to go into the belly of the Long Neck Dino shop and walk across the street for a date milkshake before setting off on the road again.
Fun times. Thank you to all my girls for an unforgettable weekend. You guys are the best.