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Welcome back, friends!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! As the sting of the Great Polar Vortex (hopefully!) begins to wear off, spring soon feels like it’s just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I am already counting down the days until spring — currently, we’re only 29 days away!! And with beautiful spring comes equally beautiful weddings!! A couple years ago, I profiled Basic Invite and their wide array of invitations and stationery, and this year, I’m excited to round-up some fantastic rustic save the dates!!!
Basic Invite is based in Utah and offers all sorts of goodies for every stage of life — weddings, babies, graduations, birthdays and thank you notes! And speaking of weddings, here are four ways Basic Invite can help you jump right into wedding season in 2019…
Free Wedding Websites: Our all-new wedding websites are completely customizable just like our wedding invitations! These wedding websites 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, which is super convenient for your guests. Choose from 180 custom colors and even choose a design to match your wedding invitation suite!
Over 900 Wedding Invitation Sets: Each of our wedding invitations is part of a set. You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!
Seal & Send Wedding Invitations: Our Seal & Send Wedding Invitations are an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear-off RSVP postcard included! The Seal & Send line is our newest collection and brides are LOVING them! Currently, we offer them in over 30 designs including our ever-popular foil options and like our other products are customizable. What’s extra special about our Seal & Sends is that guests’ 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.
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 card stock. Thanks to this technology, your coasters will have crisp, clean letters, photos and graphics.
How cool — and easy! — is that?? Be sure to check out Basic Invite as you start celebrating all that 2017 has to offer! You can also follow Basic Invite on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest…here’s to enjoying a year of fun! xoxo
(This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, though all opinions are mine. Thanks so much for continuing to support So About What I Said’s wonderful sponsors!)
MmMmM. Yummy. De-li-cious. Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!! And, yes, get ready!! Why?? Because this ENTIRE post is dedicated to the almighty allure — and now impossible-to-find — classic Conversation Hearts!!!
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the sad news, which I’m sure is, ironically, breaking actual hearts across the country. For the first time since their debut in 1866, the the New England Confectionery Company (Necco) will not be delivering on their trademark Sweethearts Conversation Hearts. This year, the store shelves were bare. They were no longer lined with that pastel-colored candy confection known as Conversation Hearts (and, yes, I’m capitalizing those two words because that’s just how important this is to me; proper noun, people!). For this year’s Day of Love, we were forced to settle for heart-shaped Reese’s peanut butter cups (thanks for the treat, Janelle!) and the random stuffed teddy bear because Necco has ended our conversation.
Maybe you’re just as sad about this as I am? When I saw the headline, I actually let out an audible gasp of despair.
“Oh my gosh! No, not those sweet Conversation Hearts! Is nothing sacred anymore?”
I know, it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, but those little nuggets of sweetness were certainly something to behold. For an introvert like me, they were perfect. Buy a big bag of them and it’s like you’ve got your own private date whispering all kinds of sweet nothings in your ear.
See, these candies were timeless AND modern at the same time! I’m sure if they were continued, then we’d also get phrases like “Swiped right!” and “Shook!” That’s how hip these things are!
But, sadly, we’ll never know, will we?? We will never know what our future could have been, so I’m left feeling like things are very unsettled. It’s like that guy you have a great connection with on a first date and then he ghosts you for the rest of eternity — or, you know, that’s what I hear!
So, please, let’s take a moment of silence on this most loving, heart-filled, candy-filled day to honor good old Conversation Hearts for all the sugary richness they added to our lives. They will definitely be missed. We will mourn them. Just like the great ’80s pop icon Tiffany once sang, “Could’ve been so beautiful…Could’ve been so right…”
How very true! Indeed, it could’ve been so beautiful. But, there IS a silver lining! When I got home from a rather stressful day, what should be waiting for me on our kitchen island?? Another brand of Conversation Hearts from Ms. Bear!! They may not be the classic kind, but I’ll enjoy them just the same!
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!!! I hope you spent it with the ones you love most!!! I love you… xoxo
P.S. How cool are these Krispy Kreme Valentine’s Day treats?
P.P.S. Ms. Bear is off tomorrow (Friday) and Monday, so I’m taking the time off with her!! I’ll see you back here next Tuesday!! Feel free to connect with me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Bloglovin! See you there, friends! And enjoy the happy weekend!
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[Photos via hello ancolie]
And although I’ve always had more of a frenemy relationship with the Day of Love, I love (taking bets on how many times I use the word “love” in this post!) the idea of V-Day being more than just a recognition of romantic love. For me, it’s about all the people in my life that mean the most to me — my friends and, especially, my mom and sister! So, with that in mind, let’s take a gander at some gifts for everyone on your list this year!! Here are 10 Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will really and truly spread the love, starting with this dainty personalized ring ($37) for your BFF…
A new hot sauce every month for that person who wants to spice up their life, starting at $13.99
This Himalayan crystal salt lamp for your mom, who just needs to relax and sit down, $17.39
A unique tee for your equally unique little sister because your relationship is the ultimate OG sisterhood, $23.95
Mother of Cats mug for your feline-friendly co-worker, $18
This reminder for your writing buddy, $14.99
A 1,000-piece puzzle for your favorite feminist, $19.50
These map keychains for that long-distance love, $26
A Galentine’s card for all the strong, vibrant women in your life, $5
And finally, this cute fill-in-the-blank book for that special person you’re crushing on, $10.79
What are your plans for the big day, friends? Who’s your Valentine this year? It’s totally cool if YOU are your own greatest love this year!! Oh, and for those keeping score, this post contains the word love NINE times!!! What can I say?? I just love love — ooops, now it’s ELEVEN times!! xoxo
P.S. More V-Day gift guides…