One of my favourite features is that every little detail can be customized. With 180 different colour options and instant online previews, the possibilities are endless. If you’re looking for something special to set your stationary apart, they have an amazing new clear collection, have recently added rose gold to their foil line, and have introduced foil place cards.
After you’ve designed your invite, there are over 40 different colours of envelopes to choose from. The best part? The envelopes are peel and seal (aka, no licking!).
Just to top it all off, Basic Invite offers the coolest free address collection service. This works by allowing you to share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. I’m in love with this feature, as one of the most tedious tasks during wedding planning is collecting addresses.
Take a second to scroll through the sample wedding invitations below and you’ll see exactly how beautiful these invites are.
During the process of designing my own wedding invitations, I tweaked and changed elements multiple times after seeing them printed. Beyond the amazing custom options, Basic Invite offers a fantastic feature that allows you to order a printed sample of your invitation before you order them all. This is a huge deal, especially because paper quality can be so different in person than you perceive it online.
Oh, and just one more thing! Basic Invite also offers keepsake guest books. Just like all other stationary, these books are highly customizable and lay flat for a classy look. These books would be a beautiful addition to any entry table, allowing your guests to sign in and leave you their best wedding wishes.
Don’t forget, Basic Invite offers much more than beautiful wedding stationary. There’s an invitation for every event, as well as business stationary, and even printables! The website seriously make me want to plan a party!
Spring cleaning is a big deal for me. I associate it with feeling lighter and starting fresh. There’s a relaxing feeling in knowing that your house is refined and refreshed after a whole year of build up.
Earlier this month, Chris did a massive overhaul of our under-the-stairs storage, our storage closet, and our mud room. He added some new shelving, pulled out everything, and started from scratch. I came home from work and he was dying to show me what he had done. He had made space for me to easily access my professional KitchenAid mixer (which isn’t in our kitchen simply because it takes up a lot of room). When I saw it, I absolutely melted.
This is exactly why I love spring cleaning – it’s a chance to consider how life has changed in the last year and make adjustments.
My big spring job is to deep clean everything, especially before it gets hot. Here’s a bit of what my checklist includes:
This year, I was given the chance to try Pine-Sol Spring Blossom. I was extremely surprised when I received the bottle and it was bright pink, and even more surprised when I opened it and the room filled with an amazing floral scent. Spring Blossom is a combination of Jasmine, Magnolia, and Orange Blossom, and it blows me away every time I open the bottle.
Not only is PineSol Spring Blossom deororizing and degreasing, the scent really lasts. I’m obsessed with using this stuff in my kitchen and especially in my bathroom because hours later when I return, the smell is still there. Dare I say…it actually makes cleaning more enjoyable.
Priced at $4.49 CAD for a 1.41L bottle, I would buy it over and over again simply because I feel like when I purchase the cleaner, I get a bonus built-it air freshener. It’s become a staple in my cleaning cupboard.
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore! Make it about improving the way your life functions, and you’ll thank yourself everyday.
I have always been a paranoid parent. From the time Holly was born until she turned 6, I used a traditional baby monitor anytime she was sleeping. When she became old enough to wake us up if anything was wrong, my husband suggested that we finally ditch the monitor (aka not wake up at every little noise). I couldn’t do it. What if she rolled out of bed and I didn’t hear it? What if she started talking in her sleep and I missed it? What if she decided 3 a.m. was an appropriate time to play Barbies and I didn’t notice? There were endless possibilities.
When we had our son CJ in 2014, the frugal mom inside me realized that it was time – instead of buying a new monitor, I could just move the old one. So that’s what we did.
When CJ had just turned one, we went through a rough patch with his health. He woke up multiple times per night and coughed so hard that he would vomit in his crib. There were months of doctor visits, tests, and sleepless nights. I became extremely paranoid thinking that he would need me and I wouldn’t hear him.
During this time, our baby monitor was a large sense of comfort for me. Although I couldn’t see CJ, I knew that if I heard that particular cough coming through the speaker, I’d better run to check on him. If I woke up in the middle of the night worried, I could roll over and be reassured that the monitor lights were on. Over the last year, CJ has moved past these issues – something I’m extremely grateful for. But, to this day, I still wake up thinking I hear him cough.
When I recieved my first video baby monitor, I instantly thought back to last year and realized how much it could have helped our family. There were plenty of middle-of-the-night trips to check on CJ that could have been avoided if I could have seen him on a screen. Beyond that, waking up to a visual of my baby sleeping soundly in his bed would have greatly eased my paranoia.
When I turned on the Philips Avent SCD 630/37 Video Monitor for the first time, I quickly realized how far monitors have come in recent years. Not only can I clearly see CJ in his crib on a 3.5″ digital screen in full colour, I can 2x zoom in on him, talk back to him, see the current temperature in his room, and even play him a lullaby.
This digital baby monitor has won the PTPA Seal of Approval and I can clearly see why. “Always close to your baby” takes on a new meaning when you can see you child’s every move clear as day from up to 150 feet away.
To be honest, having a monitor like this one has not only eased my night-time paranoia, it will allow our family to move forward with a huge change.
My husband and I have spent the last 2 years dreaming of moving our bedroom to the lower level of our home to gain some space and allow our older girls to have their own rooms. I have been postponing the move since CJ was born for the sheer fact that being on a different floor than him scares me to death.
Knowing that I always have a monitor with a secure connection and a parent unit that can be powered or last up to 10 hours wirelessly makes me feel like I’m on the horizon of a bit more freedom and ready to make this transition. I’m beyond excited.
When CJ outgrows needing the monitor in his room (or should I say when I outgrow needing it in his room), we have big plans for it. The camera is sleek, modern, and sits perfectly on the bookcase in our main living area. When we’re doing yard work, in our lower level, or sleeping, we’ll have the convenience of viewing the entire main floor and checking in on what the kids are doing.
Baby monitors have come a long way since the days of hearing your neighbour on the phone through the receiver, and this one is so advanced that it truly blows me away. Ultimately, I feel less paranoid and much happier knowing that I can keep watch over my baby at any time.
Lucky for you, you don’t only have to read about my love for the Philips Avent SCD 630/37 video monitor, you can enter for a chance to win your own! Philips is giving away 2 of these awesome monitors and you can enter to win one via the widget below. Best of luck!
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What I Liked: In a nutshell, this brush is simple, effective, and extremely well priced. The bristles are very dense and well made, but also soft on the skin. I was worried that I would experience a scratchy feeling rather than a clean feeling, but that just isn’t the case. I’ve been using the brush nightly to help take off my makeup, and I feel totally exfoilated and tingly when I finish using it.
What I Didn’t Like: It would be nice if you could buy replacement heads for this brush instead of having to buy a whole new one, but for only $13 CAD I can’t really complain.
Final Thoughts: I will definitely be purchasing this brush again. It works very well for my skin – even better than I thought it would. I also can’t help loving that it’s pink! Go buy this brush!