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It's that time again! Graduation! What I'm loving right now...Basic Invite

It's that time of year again...graduation!

I just can't believe how quickly time goes. I mean, I've heard people say that forEVER, but I think that until you get a bit older, and/or until you have kids, you don't really understand just how fast it goes.

Case in point...in just over a week, my almost 14 year old son will be graduating from 8th grade.

8th GRADE!

It seems like just yesterday he was helping my husband tune up our bicycles...


And now he's this man-sized, always-eating, hysterically funny, baseball-loving almost grown-up.


It's scary.

And awesome.

He doesn't want a huge party to celebrate his graduation...in fact, he just wants to have a few of his closest friends over...and that's OK by me.

But we still need to celebrate in style, right? 

So when Basic Invite asked me if I would take a look at some of their design graduation party invitations, I jumped at the chance!





Basic Invite prides itself on being one of the few invitation websites that offers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. And, once you select your design you can change the color of each element on the card using 180 different color options!  So you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the smallest detail. 

I mean, really...180 different color options??? With instant previews???


PLUS, at Basic Invite you can order a printed sample of your actual invitation before you place your final order. I LOVE that option...I mean, seeing your choices online is one thing, but actually being able to hold your finished design in your hand before you order is really something that makes Basic Invite stand out.

Here are a couple of my favorite printed graduation invitation designs...



I LOVE this simplicity of this card...it's so timeless and lovely.



And the full-photo background is another one of my favorites...especially for boys.

My daughter will be graduating from high school in a couple of years...and I'll definitely be checking out some of these cute graduation party invitations for her.



I love the idea of putting your grad's future school on the card, too!

Basic Invite also has custom thank you cards available...



...and don't even get me started on the available foil options!


Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold...and you can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

So elegant...

And just because I love them so much, I have to show you these gorgeous CLEAR business cards available at Basic Invite!

CLEAR BUSINESS CARDS!



I'm dead.

And right now, until the end of the month, Basic Invite is offering 15% off of any order with the code:

15FF51


Don't have a grad this year? Or looking for something different?

Basic Invite has you covered!

In addition to graduation invitations, announcements & thank you cards, they also offer every single piece of wedding/shower correspondence you could ever need...baby/birthday/Mitzvah invitations, PLUS stationery & business cards! 

Basic Invite also hosts free wedding & birthday websites!

So cool!

Check out everything they have to offer HERE...and don't forget to add the code 15FF51 when you check out to get 15% off your order!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Now get on over to Basic Invite!


*Disclaimer: In exchange for this post, I have been compensated by basic invite. All opinions, however, are entirely my own and were not influenced by the fact that I have received payment.*

Simply Earth - A look at the May Recipe Box

Last month, I introduced you to my new favorite essential oil company, Simply Earth.

If you didn't happen to see that post, check it out HERE...

Now I'm back with a review of SE's May Recipe Box...and let me just say, I am once again floored by this company.



This month, the Recipe Box (shown above) focuses on creating natural products for your dogs & cats.

Can you even believe everything you receive for just $39? 

I mean, really...$39?

That's what you would spend on just 1 or 2 oils from other companies!


This month's recipes include:

  • An anti-anxiety diffuser recipe (wonderful for people, too!)
  • Pet Odor Elimination Spray
  • Tick & Mosquito Collar
  • Fur & Skin Conditioner
  • Itchy Skin Roll-On
  • Paw Balm

Now, we don't have any cats or dogs...sadly, my husband & kids suffer from allergies...but my mom has two crazy dogs, so I've created these recipes and will bring them over to her to use. 

I know she'll love them!



One thing I really love about the Recipe Boxes is that a card for each recipe is included in your box. 

No having to print them out yourself, and no having to refer to your phone each time you want to remake a recipe.

I gotta tell ya...I can't wait for my mom to try this Pet Odor Eliminating Spray...her dogs can be STINK-Y!

And this Tick & Mosquito bandana will be perfect for those hot summer days when it gets so buggy here in the Midwest.


Don't forget that when you subscribe, you will receive the Simply Earth Bonus Box at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE every six months!

This Bonus Box will include extra ingredients and containers to help you make your monthly recipes...I mean, really...they've thought of EVERYTHING!


**The above photo shows an example of what's included in a Bonus Box**


One more thing, when you start your monthly subscription to the Simply Earth Recipe Box, and enter my code:

MGDIYFREE

at checkout, you get a $40 gift card (delivered via email) to use on a future order.

That's right...$40 to use on whatever you want from the Simply Earth site!

You can cancel your membership at any time with just an email...but I'm pretty sure this is one subscription box you'll be running to mailbox to get every month.



If you're even at all interested in using essential oils to create a more natural environment for your family, I urge you to check out Simply Earth...you won't be disappointed.



*Disclaimer: I was sent the Simply Earth May Recipe Box  in exchange for a review of the products. All opinions, however, are entirely mine and were not influenced by the fact that I received this box free of charge. I have also included affiliate links in this post. If you click through one of these links & make a purchase, I will receive compensation.*

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Simply Earth Essential Oils - My New Love

Essential oils



Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Heck...even if you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of essential oils.

But just in case you need a quick reminder...essential oils are used both topically and in oil diffusers to help balance hormones, boost immunity & energy levels, support digestion & brain function, promote restful sleep, and to alleviate aches & pains - just to name a few a their functions.

They are completely natural & safe, and are a good alternative for treating several health concerns.

The only problem? 

They can be EXPENSIVE.

I love using oils in my home for all sorts of things...but I don't always choose them over other products because, quite frankly, I don't want to use them all up and then have to buy more. #cheapskate

And learning how to combine & use them effectively & to their full potential can become a full-time job.

Plus, there's just not a ton of information readily available from the major oil manufacturers.

Super frustrating.

Until now.

Enter Simpy Earth and the Essential Oil Recipe Box.

Simply Earth is a family-owned essential oil company based in Wisconsin that believes you shouldn't have to attend a high-pressure party or take out a second mortgage to add oils to your home.

This monthly subscription box contains everything you need to create a natural home...easily & inexpensively.

I was recently contacted by Simply Earth and asked if I would like to review one of their boxes...and let me say it took about .04 seconds for me to reply with a firm "hell, yes."

Here's what I received from Simply Earth:



*4 five oz. essential oils 
*1 aluminum fine mist spray bottle
*1 bottle Castile Soap (to be used in several of the included recipes)
*6 oil recipe cards (including recipes for a Laundry Stain Remover, a Tea Tree & Lemon Surface Cleaner, Natural Laundry Detergent, Foaming Hand Soap, Lemon & Nutmeg Dishwasher Detergent, and a natural home diffuser recipe)
*stickers used to label the oil bottles & the recipes you create

That's over a $150 value! For just $39/month + free shipping!

And guess what?

This is not all you receive when you subscribe!

What?!?!

I know!

Here's what else you get...absolutely free...with your first box.


A bonus box filled with extras to help you make all of the fantastic recipes you'll get!

And it gets even better...

Every 6th monthly subscription box you receive will come with a bonus box...again, absolutely free!



Each month's box revolves around a theme...this month is all about getting clean.

This is the first recipe I made...Laundry Stain Remover.


It took me about 10 seconds to throw together...and, with baseball season starting next week, I know I'll be getting my fair share of chances to use it on the boys' uniforms.

I also immediately added the recommended blend of oils to one of my diffusers, and spent the afternoon breathing in the beautiful aroma of Lemon, Tea Tree & Nutmeg...a blend I never would have thought of on my own...but one that I absolutely love & will diffuse on the regular.


Now, if all that wasn't enough...there's more.

Yep.

More.

When you start your monthly subscription to the Simply Earth Recipe Box, and enter my code:

MGDIYFREE

at checkout, you get a $20 gift card (delivered via email) to use on a future order.

That's right...$20 to use on whatever you want!

You can cancel your membership at any time with just an email...but I'm pretty sure this is one subscription box you'll be running to mailbox to get every month.



Not quite sure about a monthly subscription just yet? 

No worries!
Simply Earth sells single oils, carrier oils & blends, jewelry & accessories, too - all guaranteed for 365 days & with free shipping for purchases over $29! 

Plus, their 15 mL oil bottles, run, on average, around $10 - TEN DOLLARS!

Check everything out HERE!

And not only does Simply Earth offer amazing products at affordable prices, they also donate 13% of their profits to help end human trafficking...now that's definitely something I can get behind. Read more about their mission HERE.

Worried about the purity of the oils from Simply Earth?

Well, don't be.

Their Simply Pure Promise ensures that all of their oils are ethically sourced and tested for 100% purity.

I encourage you to head on over to Simply Earth and see for yourself...I bet you'll be amazed.





*Disclaimer: I was sent the Simply Earth April Recipe Box + Bonus Box for purposes of a review. All opinions, however, are entirely mine and were not influenced by the fact that I received the boxes free of charge. I have also included affiliate links in this post. If you click through one of these links & make a purchase, I will receive compensation.*

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Letter Banner Kit | Heidi Swapp

You guys have seen the new Heidi Swapp kits around social media, right?

They've been on Joann.com for a little while now, but now they are also available in select stores!

Woohoo!

This is one of my favorite kits of the bunch...


The Banner Kit...


...complete with everything you need to create a darling rose gold, super-glittery banner!


Just slide your letters (and the included polka dotted tassels, if you like!) onto the length of string included in the kit, and you're done!

It's just that simple!

And simple is exactly the way I like it.


Hang your banner wherever you like for instant glam!




Check out all of the new kits availabe NOW on Joann.com and in select Joann stores nationwide.


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