Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tips and Tricks for using Marbling Paint

Marbling paint is an easy way to create abstract art. My kids and I tried it out and each came up with a completely different look using the same 2-3 colors. Learn tips and tricks to creating your own marbling art.

Tips and Tricks for using Marbling Paint

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Chicken and Broccoli Slow Cooker Recipe - Teaching Kids to Cook

A creamy, cheesy chicken and broccoli sauce served over rice. This is the ultimate comfort food made in the slow cooker.

chicken and broccoli slow cooker recipe - teaching kids to cook

If you're new here, welcome!! To bring everyone up to speed, I started a new series this summer. I'm teaching my kids to cook, and I'm taking you all along for the ride. This is our fourth installment.  My kids have made Chicken Sandwiches, Cheesy Sausage and Pasta Dinner, and Chicken Drumsticks. You can tell my kids like chicken! We have a lot more recipes in the works, so follow along on: YouTube, Instagram or Facebook

Friday, June 29, 2018

Basic Invite Review - {They have everything from princess baby shower invitations to wedding and graduation announcements}

Today's post is sponsored by Basic Invite. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I would like to introduce you to Basic Invite! Basic Invite is an online custom invitation company. I'm so impressed with the wide variety of options they provide. Not only do they have a LARGE selection of invitations for every special occasion, you can totally customize the card you choose. Love the floral pattern of a card, but the colors don't match your theme? No problem! You can change them!!  Don't love the font? You can change that too!

Here's an example. This is one of the many princess theme baby shower invitations  available at Basic Invite. To the right are all the color options {Click on the circle and it will bring up 180 color  options!!}. You can change the background, and the border. You can change the color of each section of the text. You can also change the font and, of course, the wording to reflect your event.

After playing around with it, here's what I came up with. A totally different look, and it was so easy to do. Plus you see your changes right away.  Not only that, you can order a printed sample of your invitation to make sure it's exactly what you want before ordering!

Basic Invite doesn't just have boy and girl baby shower invitations and baby announcements...

They also carry a vast collection of wedding invitations and announcements, bridal shower invites, with coordinating enclosure cards, thank you cards and accessories.

Graduation announcements are also available in many varieties.

You can also order birthday party invitations....

And personalized stationary!

Let's talk for a minute about the quality. Basic Invite has several paper options. They offer their signature matte or a smooth coated finish. Or you can upgrade and add a shimmer effect or their luxe velvet. Many cards also have a flat or raised foil option.

I was pleased to receive a variety of cards showcasing each of the different paper options. The paper and printing are high-quality. My absolute favorite paper option is the luxe velvet. It's so soft and luxurious. I don't even know how to describe it, but Basic Invite does a pretty good job - "Our velvet paper is like nothing you've ever experienced. It's luxurious surface feels silky soft to the touch with a suede-like texture." 

I'm happy to be able to offer a 15% discount on your next order from Basic Invite. Just enter the coupon code 15FF51 at checkout.

If you have a special event in your future, Basic Invite is the place to go. They have it all! Baby announcements, wedding invitations, Christmas, holidays, birthday invites, thank you cards, personalized stationary, graduation announcements and more.