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My 2018 Personal Planner was given to me free of charge for a review. As always, opinions are my own.

If you’ve been following my blog or listening to me speak for the past couple of years, you’ll know that I had a total love affair with my Posypaper planner. This year, I got an itch to make my planner even more custom and went on a search for a company that could incorporate one of my designs from my Etsy shop into a planner, specifically, my Like A Boss design.

With Personal Planner, not only do you get to customize the cover, but this is your planner from soup to nuts. Let me walk you through it:


Size:I chose classic, because I wanted it to fit comfortably in most of my purses. I could see the Big being a perfect size for teachers!


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This was obviously what I was the most excited about. I was able to upload my Like A Boss design to the front, and use one of their pretty marble designs for the back. I opted to not have my name on this one, but the year is on my back cover. I also chose the gold elastic enclosure, but I honestly after a couple of weeks of schlepping the thing to work, that is long gone- probably in one of my black hole purses. You can also choose your start month and year- either to order ahead or catch up if you’re tardy to the party!


From there it’s mostly functional- the layout of the pages (the combination of options is virtually limitless), picking out what you want your “extra” pages to look like (I opted for just extra note space), and even adding a note for daily workouts, if you desire. There’s even an option to start your planner with a little note with your contact info should you lose it.

And, guys, there is pocket.

I’m obviously just into the new year using my Personal Planner, but so far so good! I love the way it’s organized (because I designed it!) and it’s a great size. Because the planners are made in Sweden, definitely allow some time for it to come it, but shipping is included with the price! My only suggestion to Personal Planner (and all planner manufacturers) would be to create a planner that’s not wire bound as my wires tend to bend while bouncing around my work bag. I would love love love if all planners were more like hardcover books. I’m not even sure if this is possible, so until then, I am quite content with and proud of my new planner.

Design your own planner with Personal Planner here and don’t forget to like them on Facebook!

 

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I love a good party, especially with a theme where I can throw in a ton of adorable details. My roommate and I had a couple great ones when I lived in Georgetown. I mentioned before that we had a Pumpkin Spice Friendship party. All the food and drinks were pumpkin themed and we all wore our best “basic” attire. Today I’m bringing you another type of Basic that I’m sure you’ll love. Meet Basic Invite.

the carolove Basic Invite

In my humble opinion, the art of the invitation should have never dissipated into the land of texts and Facebook invites. I know I have slipped in this department, opting for a mass text rather than a cute invitation. Getting mail is such a novelty now, especially when it’s mail inviting you to do something fun with your friends and family. Basic Invite makes it so easy to customize and add details to your party before it even starts. Do you love a design but it doesn’t really fit the colors you want? No problem. Using my Pumpkin Spice Friendship party as inspo, check out how I elevated this original Basic Invite Botanical Brunch Party design and made it fit our theme:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See how cute!? Just totally customizing the color, I changed the whole vibe of the invite. And just to be sure, you can order a custom sample of your work to see how it really looks on paper before you purchase the lot to send to your guests!  Another cool customization feature? Basic Invite has over 40 colors of envelopes to chose from. (Pumpkin is one of them!) That would definitely make your invite stand out in the mail.

And if you’re like me with such bad hand writing that you were literally not allowed to help make sorority formal awards, don’t fear, because you can use their free address collection service to share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.

Now, my love of invitations started with a catalogue (I can’t even remember which one) that my mom used to get when we were little. I’d pretty much build my birthday parties around the themes from those invites, so it’s totally fair to say that invitations set the tone for a great party. I’m starting to appreciate those head-to-toe details again now that I’m planning my wedding! Besides your (not so) basic (ha!) surprise party invitations, birthday invitations, and quinceañera invitations, they also stock a myriad of stationary and other paper goods to round out your event. Think stickers, guest books, even business cards! (Hey, blogger and entrepreneurial pals- it’s one-stop shop for your next event!)

Be sure to follow along with Basic Invite on social media to get for inspiration for your next party!

Post c/o Basic Invite: I was monetarily compensated by Basic Invite for this post.

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 2/17/16

This past weekend, I finally had a chance to play with the COLOR BAR™ at Kendra Scott in Bethesda. I was lucky enough to win a COLOR BAR™ party for a few friends and myself, and it was a great way to spend a Galentine’s Day! The staff at #KSBethesda is so friendly and hospitible while we hung out in the bright + warm store on such a miserably cold day.

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Greeted with mimosas + cookies for days

The funny thing was, I went in thinking I knew what I wanted- a rose gold Rayne Necklace in Rose Quartz. But then I was tempted by all the bright, candy colors and my imagination ran away with me.

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When you pick out your pieces, they make them right in store!

Basically, you create your design on a computer screen the size of a wall. All of the jewels are in coordinating drawers, and you get to see your piece being made from start to finish.

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I didn’t even think I wanted a bracelet, but here we are.

I ended up with the Brynn– ready for spring! (plus a gift for an upcoming spring birthday) It was fun to see what my friends chose as well- a great way to spend a cold morning. I got my bracelet for free by winning the party, and my girls got 15% off their purchases. You can enter to win your own party by stopping in an filling out an entry card. Easy as pie!

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Thank you #KSBethesda for having us and letting us all hang out with you!

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