Basic Invite Business Cards Are Amazing, NOT Basic

As a person who owns TWO small businesses I will say that without a doubt one of the things I always need to have on hand is business cards. I attend Networking events at least once a week, and always hand at least one to clients for client referrals. All they have to do is write their name on the card and they get a discount for every referral they send to my Sugar and Skin Spa. So as you can imagine I go through them pretty quickly. There are certain things I require in a business card company and without a doubt Basic Invite meets ALL My needs! I’m telling y’all, Basic Invite business cards are amazing, NOT basic!!

First of all they have over 180 different colors to choose from. WHAT? Yes ma’am, over 180 colors!! Y’all, my favorite color is blue and when I was designing my business card there were over 20 shades of blue to choose. Incredible! With that many choices I can have a completely custom business card and get exactly what I envision in my head!

They also have many themes and professions to choose from. They even had a category for Estheticians. You know most companies can’t even spell that correctly, but Basic Invite not only spells it correctly, they have gorgeous business card design templates for not only Estheticians, but all types of Beauty Professionals. Here are just a few samples of the amazing designs you can choose from.

Another thing I really liked about this company is that they have custom samples. That means that I can order a printed sample before I place my final order. That way I can see EXACTLY how my business card will look when printed in case I need to make any changes or tweak anything. So when I place my final order I can be assured

I will get exactly what I want. No worries about having a problem and then waiting for a reprint. Basic Invite has that covered!

So when I designed my business card it was super simple to make a business card with a logo. I just had to upload the photo I wanted to use. You can also upload photos from Flickr and SmugMug. The photo I loaded was too big and the system was smart enough to tell me that. I have used other companies that were less clear about margins. Basic Invite was very clear and even required me to button to ensure I knew there was a problem with my photo.

Business cards aren’t all you can create on Basic Invite either. You can make invitations, holiday cards, stationery, event announcements, and much more. You can embellish cards with different colored foils, and can even make clear cards! Awesome.

If you are going to get married, Basic Invite is a one stop shop. They can do everything for you, including letting you make a FREE website so you can collect addresses, manage RSVP’s, and share all of the important details of your wedding with guests!

Honestly just check out this website! There is so much on there and you will receive your order in 5 business days. I don’t know what company you have been using your business card and other paper needs, but you need to stop using them and switch to Basic Invite. I know I am!!!

Oh and they have 15% off EVERYTHING until the end of the month!!! Just use code 15FF51.

Planning The Perfect Mexico Family Road Trip

If you’re looking for a great vacation destination to enjoy with your family, then look no further than Mexico. Mexico is a vast destination with some fascinating places to visit along the way, giving you plenty of variety for your family vacation.



If this sounds like the perfect summer vacation for your family, learn more about planning the perfect Mexico family road trip with the tips below.

1. Plan your itinerary in advance

While there is a lot of room for spontaneity during your Mexican road trip, there are also a lot of unknowns – which is why planning your itinerary in advance is a must. If you’re concerned about safety, then you can take a list of places considered safe to travel in Mexico to put your mind at ease. If you decide to drive all the way to the sunny and beach-filled Cancun, then you’ll have your pick of some great Mexican destinations.

2. Book your accommodation in advance

If you want to keep track of your spending during your road trip, then booking your accommodation in advance will help you to stick to your budget – as well as give you markers for where you need to be each day. You’ll find some fantastic hotels along the route, including the AC Hotel Queretaro Antea, which is located around two hours north of Mexico City. Choose hotels that offer breakfast to help you save money on dining, and hotels with a pool are great for relaxing after being on the road for so long.

3. Take plenty of entertainment

Road trips can seem like a great idea until the boredom and the bickering starts to set in. Make sure you keep the kids occupied using tablets, portable TVs and anything that will keep them entertained during your journey. Listening to audiobooks is also great for the parents to pass the time, so be sure to choose a good playlist.

4. Take in the culture

Mexican culture is rich and vibrant, and you should soak it up as much as possible during your trip. Take in the architecture, speak to the locals, and best of all – enjoy the food. Food is a big part of Mexican culture, and if your family love to eat South American dishes, then there are some great foodie destinations in Mexico that the whole family can enjoy. Invest in some guidebooks or bookmark some blogs to make sure you see the best that Mexico has to offer.

5. Be prepared

Any road trip should mean that you pack up the essentials to make sure that you have everything you need to get you through your trip. Knowing what you need for an emergency can help if you need first aid, get a punctured tire or one of you becomes sick during your trip. Make sure that all of your insurance is in place before you go, and remember to leave copies of your travel documents and itinerary with someone you trust back home.


A Mexican family road trip makes for the perfect summer vacation, and the ideal way to spend time together. Explore the possibilities and enjoy a trip that you’ll be talking about for decades to come.

Why I Love my Harris Teeter Pharmacy!

I have been very blessed in my life so far that I have had good health and have not required any daily medicine for chronic conditions.  I am also blessed that I have excellent health care because I served in the military for 20 years and have TRICARE! While TRICARE does have it’s inconveniences and difficulties, it is very affordable and has always covered all of my appointments, surgeries, etc. As a person who has spent over 30 years in the medical profession, (both military and civilian medicine) I am incredibly grateful for the healthcare insurance I have. I know so many others are not in that same situation.

One thing TRICARE does very well is cover medications at a very good price. When my kids were teenagers I worked in a Dermatology practice as a medical assistant and we prescribed acne medication on a daily basis. Many of our patients were unable to get their medicine without a fight with the insurance company and even when we did get approval from their insurances for them to get their medicine, sometimes their co-pays for their medicine was cost prohibitive for them and they could not get their medicine. For ACNE!! something so many people deal with! It should be easier for anyone to get medicine for such a mundane ailment. I wish I had known about the SingleCare savings card when I worked there. I am sure I could have saved my patients quite a bit of money. SingleCare is a company that offers a savings card to help you save money on prescriptions, vision care, dental care, and video Doctor visits!

My kids also dealt with acne and of course I took them to a doctor for medicine to help. TRICARE covered their medicine and while some of my patients paid high costs for their medications, we were fortunate that our co-pays were usually between $12.00 to $20.00.

I never really had a “pharmacy” that I used. I just got my prescriptions filled wherever. Then a Harris Teeter was built near us, and they offered a special deal that if we transferred our prescriptions to their pharmacy they would give us a coupon towards the cost of groceries. At that time I had 4 kids living at home, and three of them were teenage boys. YES! Sign me up for money off my groceries! I transferred any and all of our prescriptions immediately! I LOVE my Harris Teeter Pharmacy! They always help us with our prescriptions and have excellent customer service! My partner does deal with some chronic illnesses and we also transferred her prescriptions to our local Harris Teeter pharmacy also.

In fact one of these things she has now prescribed to her is a medication for her menopausal symptoms. Hot flashes, cold flashes, mood swings etc are no joke and so many women deal with these symptoms as they age. It is a natural phenomenon for most women and now there are medications that can help to minimize these symptoms. One of the medications that can help with these symptoms is Estrace. Click here to receive some information about Estrace, and an Estrace Coupon 2018.

How grateful I am that our Harris Teeter pharmacy helps us navigate our way through the confusing world of prescriptions and that SingleCare is available to save us money!