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Basic Invite

*I have received compensation for this post. These thoughts are solely my own. 


It is that time of year where we start thinking about our holiday cards! I don't know about you but I pre plan my family's hold photo and color coordinate it with the cards I chose! I love saving each years cards and seeing how my family grows! Basic Invite has cards for all of your needs! Right now they have a discount on holiday cards! So for all of you out there ready to order head on over and get thirty percent off! 

Basic Invite doesn't just have holiday cards. They have cards YEAR ROUND! Getting married? They have all of your stationary needs. Having a baby? Order your new bundle of joy's announcements! From thank you cards, to birthdays, to Bat Mitvah's Basic Invite has you covered! 


One of the best parts about Basic Invite is that they are so cheap! Ordering personalized cards can be expensive, but they don't have to be with Basic Invite. And just because they are cheap doesn't mean the quality is slacking. These are great professional looking cards that will help you stand out! 

And right now they even have a fifteen percent off EVERYTHING code! So if you have to order cards for more then one occasion now is the time to do it! 

Basic Invite has a great inspiration page to help you come up with ideas for all of your needs! So go check out Basicinvite.com ad check out everything they have to offer!  

The Irma- Lularoe Ashley Simmons

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


I am going to be featuring a new Lularoe item over the course of the next few weeks! This company is all the rage right now and with their unique fit of clothing I can be your eyes and ears to their sizing and styles! I previously reviewed the leggings so you can look back and read all about those buttery soft pants that I never want to take off! 

Today I am focusing on the Irma. This is the perfect top to pair with those leggings! The Irma is a tunic like top that hangs down over your bottom and is long so if you love leggings but are a little self conscious of them the Irma is the perfect top option for you! Now keep in mind these run BIG, you will want to size down 1 or 2 times! I am in a XXS and it is still slightly large on me. I like to tie off to the side to give me a more fitted look. 


The consultant featuring this post is Ashley Simmons. I have had the pleasure of virtually getting to know Ashley over the past year or so. She is based out of Florida so if you are local-ish to the Orlando/Stuart area you should probably schedule a pop-up with her! But if you aren't local then schedule an online pop up like me! I am hosting an online pop up for Ashley on November 3rd at 2pm. What does this mean? This means that her inventory will be posted at 2pm that day and it is first come first serve. So if you are looking for something specific then you should be stalking her page for the Shop the Roe link! And if you want to shop during my specific party make sure you put my name in the STR host slot! Ashley's inventory loads every Thursday at 2pm and stays live for 24 hours then gets taken down until the next week! 

Every consultant has a 'why' they started LLR. Ashley's why is: 

"I really struggled with ppd after a hard time with Gus' first months of life. I gained back the baby weight I had lost from the fast food and stress from constant travel to doctor appts and the hospital stay. Before I knew it I didn't recognize myself. I completely lost any semblance of myself. In June I reached a low point and was suicidal. LuLaRoe gave me my life back. It's helped me focus on something good. It's slowly changing my mindset to one that looks to the positive in life and my desire to help other women feel beautiful. The feeling of hearing from someone calling me crying saying they feel beautiful for the first time in years brings me to my knees in thankfulness. I want every woman to feel the empowerment and beauty that I feel. LuLaRoe has given me a way to find myself again.My two boys, my struggle with ppd, my body image. All of those are my why. My heart is to see other women's lives changed like mine was."




To follow all of Ashley's new and coming inventory join her group

ANDDDDD we are giving away one pair of leggings! You choose the size she chooses the print! 





Perfect T- Lularoe Amanda Burns

*Disclosure: I have received product in exchange for review. These thoughts are solely my own.


The Perfect T is another great option to pair with any of your Lularoe leggings or skirts! You can wear the Perfect T as is or you can tie the sides for a more snug look! You can tuck it into your skirts as well! You are going to want to size down a size or two to get a good fit for you! 


I love the plain black T I got and am able to pair it with almost anything! In fact I also got these awesome leggings from Amanda which is making an awesome fall look! 


The consultant to this post is Amanda Burns! She wants to tell you a little about herself! "I am a mother of two boys! I work as a Registered Sleep Technologist. I am lucky enough to have a day time position in my field. I fell in love with LuLaRoe the second I put on my very first pair of leggings. If you know me in real life, you know that I am the person that would always choose comfort over fashion. With LuLaroe, I now know it is possible to feel completely comfortable while also looking cute! Lularoe fits all body types, everyone looks absolutely beautiful wearing LuLaRoe!" 

I love getting to know all these amazing ladies through this process! Being able to read how and why they got started and seeing all of their businesses grow and flourish! If you want to follow Amanda's inventory you can find her HERE







Butterscotch Blankees

*Disclosure: I received product in exchange for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 




I love personalized pieces in my home. Ever since I was little I wanted that magazine looking house (I laugh now that I have kids and it never looks like that!) Having a throw blanket with our family name on it feels so special to me. This custom blanket from Butterscotch Blankees is soft, yet durable, and looks amazing in my living room! 

Butterscotch Blankees was created after Jodie, the owner, was designing her first son's nurses and she just couldn't find the right blanket. She decided to create her own and now offers a wide variety of personalized products for you! 


I have a standard 50x62 sized blanket which is the perfect size for me and my boys to snuggle under on these fall nights! They also come in a crib size and an XL size! Your material can be made in Acrylic or Cashmere! I have the acrylic and it is super soft!


Look how peaceful my boys look snuggling under there blankee!

Check them out here!




Maxi- Lularoe Holly Stevens

*Disclosure: I received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


Isn't that a lovely picture of me?! Just kidding but at least I look cute! This feature is on the Lularoe Maxi! It can be worn as a skirt OR a dress! How awesome is that?? A big thing with me is comfort. Running around with my kids all day long it gets crazy! But I still love looking cute and the maxi is a great mix of comfort and cute! It is 'fall' here in PA and I'm using that lonely because the weather has been off the charts warm! So I am pairing my maxi with an Irma here! In the hot of summer I could wear the waist band around my chest to make a dress! I am very petite so this is an XS and fits me well. I sized down 1 size because I am super short and the length fits me great! 


This post is brought to you by Holly Stevens! She is local to me and wants to tell you a little about herself and her 'why.' "I was born and raised in Harrisburg, attended Millersville for education. Met my husband after college and after getting married we decided to move to Ohio to be near his family. Lived in Columbus for almost 5 years. I taught high school math until after my first child was born. My husband and I both decided financially and emotionally is was the best decision for me to not return to work. I nannied and enjoyed being able to spend each day with our son. Our daughter was born and circumstances had changed so we started thinking about moving back to PA to be near my family. I'm extremely grateful for my husband and the company he works for. He was easily able to continue working for the same company and move across state lines. This made our financial situation stable. Around thanksgiving of 2015 I was first introduced to LuLaRoe. I bought my first pair of leggings and instantly fell in love. My "collection" quickly started to grow. A mommy friend talked to me about the amazing opportunities she has had since joining LLR. I was very interested but with our upcoming move it just wasn't the right time. Plus, the financial investment seemed daunting. Months past and I watched my friends business flourish. She was enjoying being a stay at home mom and a business woman. I have always struggled with loving the way I looked in clothes. After two kids it was even harder to find clothes that fit and made me feel confident. But every pice of LLR I tried and bought changed this. I started to feel confident. I realized that it wasn't me, but rather the clothes that needed to change. The financial freedom and confidence others were experience was enticing. I wanted this for myself. Our move finally happened and I told my husband I needed to take this leap. As a stay at home mom to two beautiful children I wanted to help support our family but still be able to be with our children as much as possible. LLR allows me to do just that. My family is my "why". My husband and I want a large family and I want to help relive any financial burden he may feel when it comes to providing for us. LLR is making it all possible. And to top it off, I get to help other women, especially moms, feel confident and beautiful in their own bodies. The smilies I see when someone finds the perfect item is a huge blessing. I'm blessed just by seeing women gain back confidence in themselves."


Want to check out Holy's group and follow her inventory? Check it out here

And guess what?? Another legging giveaway!!! Man, you guys are so lucky you will be living in comfort and style! The winner chooses the size and Holly picks the print! 





FunBites

*Disclosure: I have received product in exchange for review. These thoughts are solely my own.


Isn't food so much more fun in the form of shapes and art?? FunBites makes food art so much easier! They come in a variety of styles to suite all types of shapes making your creation ideas endless! 


Using FunBites is simple! Grab your food, take off the popper, grab the cutter and rock it back and forth on the food, insert the popper and push down and presto! Your food pops out in shapes! How cool is that? You can make cubes, hearts, triangles and form them all into a master piece! They even have a minion shape! 

If you want to buy the FunBites just go SHOP HERE and follow them on Facebook! 

Have a yummy day! 
Crystyn







The Splatter Shield

*Disclosure: I have received product in exchange for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


Guys! I am SO excited about this product! Do you have a potty training boy that has the worst aim? Urine always ending up on the back of the toilet or the floor? Not only am I potty training my own 3 year old son but I am a full time child caregiver and am potty training another boy as well! That is TWICE the accidents around the toilet! Ever since I got the splatter shield I have not had to clean up ANY pee around the toilet! Seriously, I was getting so frustrated teaching these guys how to aim and always having to clean up my bathroom every-single-day! 

The Splatter Shield is so easy to just pop onto the top of your toilet, it is as quick as putting a toddler potty seat on top! It is light weight and easy to clean! The Splatter Shield is seen on "As seen on TV" AND they are working with one of the original sharks from Shark Tank! How cool is that?? Check out this awesome video featuring the Splatter Shield: 



You can now buy the Splatter Shield for 19.95! A little bit of money for a whole lot of time saved! Sounds worth it to me! 

You can buy the Splatter Shield HERE and follow them on Facebook

Have a yummy day! 
Crystyn

Out of Woods TX

*Disclosure: I have received product for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


Coffee, coffee, coffee! We should all know by now that I LOVE coffee. I probably fill up my Keurig water container at least once a day and drain it all the way down! I also really love making it known that I love coffee and decorating my home with beautiful hand made pieces! This little sign from Out of the Woods TX is the perfect fit for my home! Not only does the owner, Jackie, have signs but a whole bunch of adorable hand made pieces! She makes mugs, magnets, coffee cozy's, and beautiful seasonal decor! 

Jackie is a wife and mommy of two adorable boys. She loves being able to create things with her husband. One of their favorite things to do is disconnect from the busyness and just go out and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors...therefore, their main inspiration comes from "Out of the Woods". 

Jackie and her husband have always had a passion for music & ministry. Before they opened their shop, they spent the previous 7+ years working for a church and music was their biggest creative outlet. They have since stepped out of that role and she struggled with having no way to express her creativity. Therefore, they started making things that they loved and voila! 

If you love this piece go check out all the other pieces they have to offer! SHOP NOW and follow them on Facebook

E and S Little Shop

*Disclosure: I have received product in exchange for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


Supporting small shops has always been one of my favorite things. I love hand made items that individual attention was given to every little detail. I received this awesome shabby chic fall mason jar from E and S Little Shop. Fall is my favorite season and this mason jar looks so cute on my wall and the little tea light just makes it stand out and glow! 


Ever since Ezzy was a little girl she always loved crafting. She always made party decoration for her children, decorations for their rooms, and gifts. She eventually decided to turn her passion into a business. If you have an idea she loves creating custom pieces for your event, home, or anything else! 

Her mason jars can be made into a kitchen set, bathroom set, hold flowers for the center pieces in your wedding and so much more! She crafts jars for weddings, seasonal home decor, and every day home decor. Her pieces are unique and hand crafted and unlike anything else! 

E and S Little shops prices are amazing as well! Go check out their shop and see what suits your fancy! SHOP




Vive Health Back Brace

Post is brought to you by Vive Health. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
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Is your back a achin'? Twist and turn the wrong way and now you can't shake it? The Vive Back Brace is here to help! You can check out all the info below to help you get back into tip top shape! 
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  • REINFORCED SUPPORT: Vertical stays prevent the brace from collapsing.
  • REMOVABLE LUMBAR PAD: Applies pressure to lower back for targeted support
  • ADJUSTABLE STRAPS: We use the highest quality, most adhesive latching material on the market to prevent discomfort and constant readjusting.
  • INJURY SUPPORT: This brace is perfect for aiding in recovery from injury and helping to prevent against reinjury.
  • UNIVERSAL FIT: Fastening straps allow you to customize the fit of the brace to your exact requirements. One size fits most.
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The Vive lower back brace is a versatile compression wrap designed to provide support to the lower back. It is made with a lightweight material, and secures in place with a double layer of fastening straps. It features a removable lumbar pad for additional stability, and is universally sized. Protected by a 60-day warranty.