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$150.00 Basic Invite Stationary Giveaway

Buying stationary online can be extremely confusing. Every company claims to offer the biggest and best selection. Unfortunately, most fall short. For me, the most important factor is choice. I want tons of designs, tons of colors, tons of fonts, and a variety of paper. I want to be able to combine them in my own way, to reflect my unique preferences. 

What I want is a high-quality, customized product from a reputable company that won’t make me wait for months. That’s why I love Basic Invite. With a motto like “Your colors, Your style, Instantly,” it’s obvious that they not only understand my needs, they’re happy to accommodate them. 

Gorgeous Stationary:

Having stationary with your very own name on it may seem like a luxury, but it’s actually quite affordable. With almost unlimited color options (160 choices, including gold and silver foil!) and instant previews online, you can make sure it’s exactly how you want it, down to the littlest detail.

In the modern world, most of us receive very few paper letters and cards. That is something I’d like to change! Taking a few minutes out of the day to send a personalized greeting is fun for me and the recipient is sure to be impressed.

Truly Custom Samples:

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that will allow customers to order a printed sample of their invitation before ordering the whole bunch. By having an actual printed sample, it’s much easier—and more cost effective—to select the right font and paper quality. I know that I’d rather goof with just 1 instead of 500!

Truly Custom™ samples are available for wedding invitations, Save the Date, bridal showers, baby showers, birth announcements, Thank You cards, and more.

Jewish Events:

Their assortment of Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah invitations is truly enormous! One of the biggest trends I’m seeing right now are photo cards. It seems like every member of the “Selfie Generation” prefers to have an image, front and center, like these adorable cards. Other cool design options are watercolor ombre, confetti, stripes, and swirls. Those who prefer something classic have multiple Star of David and Tallis designs to choose from.

Basic Invite is so confident of their products, they offer a Love It Guarantee. In short, either you love it or they’ll make it right—guaranteed. Orders will either be reprinted or can returned for free. This is very rare for customized products and shows how much they care about customer satisfaction! 


One lucky winner will receive a $150.00 credit to buy the stationary of their choosing from Basic Invite! This giveaway will be open thru 8/31/17. Good luck to all. 


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What kind of stationary do you prefer? I love block letters written in purple!

Sweese Porcelain Butter Dish Giveaway

Not all kitchenware is created equally. (Just ask anyone who’s bought a flimsy piece of junk that broke after two uses and they’ll agree). Many companies use cheaper, thinner materials to cut corners, resulting in a low quality product. Sweese, on the other hand, creates pieces that are not only durable, but also beautiful, like this porcelain butter dish.

Unlike metal or plastic, porcelain doesn’t corrode and tends to last a very long time. Other features I love include:

  • Convenient – Soft, spreadable butter ready whenever you need it for eating or baking.
  • Sturdy – More chip-resistant than glass. 
  • Large Size – Rectangular shape is wide and deep enough to hold 2 sticks of butter.
  • Stain Free – The porcelain material doesn’t discolor.
  • Snug lid – The cork lid with silicone ring seals perfectly, which helps to maintain freshness.
  • Multi-Use – Base can be used in the microwave, oven, and dishwasher. (Lid should be washed separately by hand.)
  • Safe – Lead free and non toxic.

Before refrigeration existed, butter dishes were common. Now, they are a rarity! When I was growing up, my Grandmother always used one for dinner parties and I associated them with elegance. Not every meal is a feast, of course, but little touches like these are an easy way to add beauty to our tables on a daily basis.

Want to try a Sweese porcelain butter dish for yourself? Enter the giveaway by 8/5/17 and you could be the winner.

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Have you ever used a butter dish before?

Huggs Baby Carrier Giveaway

Carrying a baby close can feel like the best option, but not all models provide the same level of support. Did you know that some styles can actually be bad for baby? This really surprised me, too!

Unlike traditional baby carriers, Huggs has created a one-of-a-kind hip seat that offers these great features:

  • Hip Seat Technology – Baby is ergonomically seated in a healthy hip position.
  • Carrying Positions Front-Inward; Front-Outward; Back Carry; and Hip Carry. (The Hip seat can also be detached and used alone.)
  • Dual-layer Center Panel – Keeps baby comfortable at all times through different weather.
  • Neck Support – Adjusts to support baby’s head and neck.
  • Sleeping Hood – Provides support and privacy while sleeping or nursing, and shields baby from sunlight.
  • Crisscross Strap – An alternative to traditional backpack straps, it allow users to wear the carrier for a longer duration and offers a better fit for petite users.
  • Teething Pads – These versatile organic cotton pads snap around the shoulder straps of the carrier, providing a safe surface to teethe as baby grows.
  • Retractable Pockets – The multi-purpose pockets (front & sides) provide easy storage for necessities such as  phone and keys.
  • Hands-in Connection – Offering an efficient, hands-on proximity.
  • Weight Distribution – Maximizing comfort by alleviating pressure on the wearer’s back and shoulders.
  • Safety Standards  No harmful substances, such as BPA, Latex, Phthalate, PVC.
  • Warranty 2-year, plus low-cost extended plan.

One winner will receive their own Huggs Baby Carrier. This giveaway will be open until 7/31/17. Good luck to all!


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$50 Picket Fence Boutique Gift Card Giveaway

I am so excited to feature a new giveaway, sponsored by The Picket Fence.

If you haven’t heard of The Picket Fence, you’re in for a treat! This baby clothes boutique features the most adorable items for littles ones. I love the outfits, accessories, bedding, toys, bags, and shoes. (Since August is the most popular month for births, now is a good time to stock up on newborn presents.)

In addition to the Baby collection, there is a section for Kids, Women, Home, and gifts with a Pittsburgh theme (where the boutique is based). Aren’t these votives incredible? Mixing and matching an assortment is such a nice touch.

Every item is carefully selected to ensure the highest quality. The unique, contemporary designs are definitely a cut above the cookie-cutter things that many chains carry. Anyone searching for a one-of-a-kind gift will be pleased.

One winner will receive a $50.00 Gift Card, good for anything in the boutique. The giveaway is open thru 6/30/17. Good luck!

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As usual, there are different entry methods, but readers are encouraged to answer this question: If you win the giveaway, what would you buy?