10.05.2018

Halloween Invitations with Basic Invite

                Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you are all having a wonderful first week of October! With Halloween parties and events right around the corner, I wanted to give you some Halloween ideas for your party invites! As you all know, I am a sucker for a good invitation, stationery set, or card. I love paper and always have! I recently ordered several Halloween invitations as samples from a paper company online and I really enjoyed the options and quality of the brand. 

               My mom and I love Halloween! She actually hosts a Halloween party each year and the invitation is always a fun way to express to the guests what the party will be like. Whether the party is for Halloween Adult Party Invitations or for kids, the invitation should match the theme/feel of the party. It doesn't have to of course, but it definitely keeps things cohesive. Halloween is such a fun and spooky holiday and of course everyone needs to celebrate with scary movies, costume parties, and eating a ton of candy!

              I wanted to order several samples of Halloween invitations to see what they looked like in person before ordering. If you haven't heard of Basic Invite then let me tell you a little bit about the brand and why I really enjoyed ordering samples from them. One of the best parts about this stationery/paper/ invitation company is the wide variety of options/styles they offer.  I also love that you can order samples of any invitation before actually purchasing in bulk, which is amazing and exactly what I did.  You can customize your invitation to any event or party and pick from a wide range of high quality options.I loved the quality of this brand and wanted to share all of the details with you today! Basic Invite is a invitation/paper company based in Utah. They specialize in invitations, stationery, thank you cards, and so much more. 

              Here are some features to why this company is a little different from other stationery companies: 

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. Which is awesome and definitely a key feature to why the company is a little different than most. 


Custom Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows their customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as feel the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order. This is what I loved most of all! Not many companies will even give you this option to order a sample beforehand. This way you can really see and feel the paper and the quality before ordering in bulk (which I appreciate). 



Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one. I ordered the orange color for the inside of one of the envelopes to give me a good idea of the color and quality. I loved the color detail to the envelope and think it definitely gives a more personalized feel. 



Address Capturing Service - Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. This is genius you guys, how great is this!?



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

               Also, not only for Halloween but they also have over 500 Unique Christmas Cards designs and Holiday Photo Cards 2018. This is definitely a great company to order from and one that I will always keep in mind when looking for invitations. I am going to do the exact same thing with my Christmas cards and any Holiday parties that I might want to throw this year and order several samples ahead of time. Now, the best news of all! 

Right now, Basic Invite is offering a 30% off coupon for their website if you use coupon code: holl30


To order and browse go to: Basic Invite 

You can also follow Basic Invite on social media as well! 


I hope you enjoy these pictures below and my samples that I ordered with Basic Invite! :) xoxo Tesla









Here are several Basic Invite options for other cards/invitations as well!










10.03.2018

Style: Fall Fashion Inspiration


                         Happy Wednesday y'all! I hope you all are having a great week. Fall is here and hopefully the cool weather is right around the corner! Fall is hands down my favorite season, and one of the main reasons why is because of the fall and winter fashion. I love everything about it! The boots, the coats, the sweaters, the layering, the colors and textures... just everything! I am so inspired by all of the fall fashions on pinterest and other blogs that I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite looks and pieces for this fall season.

                        I love layering! Whether it is a denim chambray shirt with a sweater, a cardigan, a chunky knit sweater, or jean jacket I love to layer this time of year. The sage/green color I am really drawn to this year as well as a good classic camel/cognac color. I love these two but also love the classic black & grey combo as well. As I am getting older I am really understanding to invest in good pieces over time verses things that will sit in my closet year after year that I won't wear too often. It also saves me from purging my closet each season. I love all of these looks and pieces below. These are all outfits that inspire me to create my own looks for this fall season. All of these images and looks I found on Pinterest and hope to share some of my looks with you as well this fall on my social media accounts. I hope these looks inspire you as well and hope this will get you excited as well to dress in fall attire. If you are interested in one or two or all of these pieces you can go find me on Pinterest and if you click this link below it will direct you to my Pinterest page and then you will click on the "fall and winter fashion page" for all of these images and information on the outfits.






Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy :) xo Tesla

































9.23.2018

Travel: Savannah Baby Moon

                   Hi Everyone! Happy Sunday :) Reed and I just got back from our mini baby moon to Savannah, GA and I wanted to share all the details from our trip and our pictures as well. We had a great trip and enjoyed Savannah! This is one area of the south that we haven't been to and have been wanting to check out. We had heard wonderful things and the trip turned out great. We started out on Wednesday driving down to Carrollton, GA which is where Reed has family members and we stayed with them on the way down and had a wonderful time visiting with his family.

                  On Thursday, we arrived in Savannah and checked into our hotel. We stayed at the Andaz which is a boutique hotel by Hyatt in downtown Savannah. We loved the hotel and the location as it was right in the middle of everything. We spent the day traveling by trolley through the downtown areas of Savannah. We booked a trolley tour for 2 days when we got to the hotel. We spent the day being tourists, shopping, and eating. We ate at Spanky's on the river for dinner which was great. On Friday, we had a full day! We started with a Civil War walking tour through the city (this is the only tour we booked ahead of time as they had several spots already full when we booked). The Civil War tour was great and then we ate lunch at Vince Van Go Go's pizza which is famous for it's New York style pizza slices. It was so good but we got more than we could eat haha! We also ran into a movie scene for Disney's The Lady and the Tramp movie that was being filmed right in the center of downtown Savannah. It was really neat to see.

                After lunch, we hopped in the car and headed to Tybee Island which is located just 30 minutes outside the city. We enjoyed seeing the island and dipping our toes in the water. Then, we went to tour Fort Pulaski and Fort Jackson which was also outside of the city. We enjoyed touring these two historic landmarks outside of Savannah. Then, we went back to the hotel to rest before dinner. Dinner that night was at The Lady and Son's which is Paula Deen's restaurant downtown. It was fabulous! We loved it and ate too much :) Then, we booked a ghost tour for that evening which included touring two homes and a trolley tour. We really enjoyed this as well! Lastly, we grabbed ice cream at the famous Leopold's. The weather was perfect that night but definitely very hot throughout the day. I got tired pretty quick but enjoyed the busy day.

          On Saturday, we headed out of Savannah early and drove towards Beaufort, SC to visit with our family friends that live there. We had breakfast at Blackstone's Cafe and walked around the downtown area. We enjoyed seeing Beaufort as well! We definitely plan to head back here as my aunt and her husband live here as well and we missed seeing them this time around. We will definitely be coming back to enjoy :) We had such a great Baby moon and enjoyed our time in Georgia & South Carolina. Enjoy the pictures and I would be happy to help with any questions about where we stayed or any of the tours we took. Thanks for stopping by :) xo Tesla






















Filming Disney's Lady and the Tramp