Basic Invite- the most customizable & easiest way to create invitations

spring jumpsuit

It’s finally getting warmer in Minnesota. Crossing my fingers that it stays like this because we literally had a blizzard in the middle of April last weekend; it was wild. I read a funny meme on Facebook saying, “Spring isn’t here yet cause my summer body isn’t ready.” Lol, trrruuuuu! But as we move along the year with hopes of warmer weather, it’s getting closer to graduations and weddings season! Getting invitations for spring and summer events are exciting because you get to spend time with friends and family while enjoying the nice weather.

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Today, I am partnering up with “Basic Invite” to bring you the easiest and most customizable ways to create invitations for any events whether it is for graduations, weddings, birthdays, holiday parties, baby showers, etc.
With highschool & college graduations coming up really quick, click on these two links to be directed to the graduation announcements and graduation thank you cards.

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Four reasons Basic Invite is one of the best:

  • 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 colors options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what sets Basic Invite apart from almost any other online stationery company.
  • Custom samples- Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.
  • Color of envelopes- With Basic Invite, customers can choose from over 40 different envelope colors to make their invitation stand out even before it’s opened. All envelopes are peel and seel and have the options to have designs on the liner.
  • Address capturing service- Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other forms of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which then will be stored in the customer’s account and can be selected during the design process.

And the best, Basic Invite is now offering a 15% discount off your entire purchase with coupon code: 15FF51

Thank you Basic Invite for this opportunity!

*Disclaimer: This is a paid partnership with Baisc Invite, but all thoughts and opinions are solely true to my own.


Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

27* 49′ 28.0567 “N ; 97* 23′ 3.8782 “W


Springg Breakkk 2018, hayyyyyyy! I feel so old to be going on ‘spring break,’ lol. Anyways, going to Texas was one of those “bettt” moment. Like, “Bet you won’t come to Texas.” And my response, “Don’t bettt meee!” And that lead to me booking a flight to Texas. First destination: Corpus Christi, North Beach. Kinda crazy because my boyfriend lives in Fort Worth, so that’s an estimated 6 hours drive out, but we made the one day trip anyways because ‘everyday we lit.’ ;p The drive there was fun, but long and tiring. Had to make a lot of pit stops and the traffic was horrible. When we finally reached our destination, it was right after sunset.

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Once we got to the beach, the 6 hours drive was so worth it! The touch of the sand, the sound of the waves crashing, the beautiful view. Happiness. Bliss. Something about the ocean that makes it seem like all your problems are small and life is calm. Ocean therapy. We stayed at the beach for a little bit. My friends and I watched as Suelong swam in the ocean. I didn’t want to jump in because I didn’t have my swimsuit on. I was down to go skinny dipping though, lol jk.

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Left the beach to go check into our lovely beach front hotel.  (And by lovely I meant the hotel wasn’t what we expected.) After checking in, we finally went to go grab dinner. The entire trip all we ate were snacks and alcohol. Not sure why nobody was complaining, but I know I was a little. x) We went to Pier 99 for some bomb ass seafood. North Beach was a little quiet. We asked our uber driver for some recommendations for the night life, but everything was mainly young college/high-school kids and we were not about that 16+ party life, haha! Called it a night early since everyone was worn-out from the drive. Before heading back to Fort Worth the next morning, we ate at Yo Philly CheeseSteaks. Pretty good. Laughed a little when we were eating because they had the Philadelphia, Eagles stuff all over the restaurant. I officially met Suelong for the first time over a bet from the Eagles and Patriots super-bowl game, lol. But that’s a story for another time. Hope you all enjoyed this post. Where was your last destination for Spring Break?

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SHOP MY CLOSET: Jacket Edition

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My winters went from 0 to a hunnid real quick when I moved to Minnesota from North Carolina about 6 years ago. It does snow a little in NC, but it’s nothing compared to the amount of snow in MN. I remember my first winter in Minnesota and I saw everyone with ice scrapers and snow shovels in the trunk of their cars. And I discovered that there was such a thing like automatic car starters, like breh, WHAT?! Lol. Definitely a climate shock for me. Why do people even still live here? But then again for the past 6 years, I’ve asked myself the same thing. I think I kind of got used it even though I still complain about the weather every winter. >,<

Anyways, my jacket collection has grown throughout the years. You can never have too many winter coats, at least not where it snows a lot like here in Minnesota. Below is my jacket collection. Well, part of it anyways. And the best part? You can shop all these exact same jackets here on my Poshmark and then some. If you don’t know what Poshmark is, it’s basically a community of awesome people! 🙂 But really, Poshmark is a great website and app where millions of users buy, sell, and trade fashion and other things. Disclaimer: This blog post is not sponsored by Poshmark. I honestly just like to use Poshmark to sell my clothing items that are still in good condition. Unfortunately, Poshmark is not International and only for the U.S. Click on the links to be directed to the jacket for purchasing and more info. I recommend downloading the app because you can make me offers and such versus using the website. Happy shopping!

Zara Fur Coat

The North Face Puffer

MissFofo Puffer

Calvin Klein Puffer

Carolina Herrera Coat

Tommy Hilfiger Puffer

Mossimo Velvet Jacket

Eddie Bauer Jacket

Banana Republic Coat

Ann Taylor Coat

Life is short; buy the jacket x

PC: Serenity K. Vang

Puffer Bomber Jacket


Happy Tuesday! The weather in Minnesota is warming up a little bit, still sort of bipolar. I can walk outside for a while without having to wear layers and layers of clothing. And without having to see my breath the moment I step out. Anything above 0 degrees for me is warm weather in MN, lol. My sisters live in North Carolina and every time they see my outfits on Snapchat or Instagram, they always ask, “Dang, ARE YOU NOT COLD?!” x) Hi sisters. I know all you lovelies will read this sooner or later, miss you all. ❤

My new favorite jacket is from…TARGET. I went to Target for one thing the other day and came out with 20 things. This is what Target does to me every time I go there. I’m sure most of you can relate, lol. #NoSelfControl ~ Not sponsored, but sponsor me, haha. Enjoy this outfit! Look below for full outfit details.

Jacket- Target: similar1 similar2 similar3
Jeans- BDG by Urban Outfitters: similar
Sneaker- Nike Roshe High1 Sneaker Boot: exact
Beanie- H&M ‘I’m the answer no matter what the question is.’
Crop Top- Pac Sun


These jumping photos were a lot of work, lol They all turned out pretty hilarious. But it was fun. Birdy can fly sometimes through still moments. ;p


If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.

PC: Serenity K. Vang

Tackle down your goals.

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I have been feeling really inspired, motivated, and full of energy as of lately. Maybe it’s the whole new year, new me thing. I know the new year is just another day for most people, but for some people (aka me), it gives us the idea and comfort of a fresh new start. Another year to get it right…or not. New year, new goals! (or maybe the same goals if you haven’t accomplished your old ones yet) One of the most important thing a person can do is set goals. Give yourself something to look forward to. Keep growing. Growth is so powerful. Write down your goals, tell someone, repeat it to yourself daily, maybe even multiples times a day.

Sometimes our words out power our actions though. I’ve been guilty of this many times. Set a goal for myself and make up all the excuses in the world to why I didn’t achieve it. “I don’t have enough time” is my favorite excuse. Truth is, I’m probably just lazy and don’t prioritize my time as well as I should. Also, a lot of the time I just vaguely state my goals and go on with life. Setting goals for yourself gets you started, but how do you really tackle them down and utterly achieve them?

  1. Set goals that motivates you. Find the purpose in your goal. Ask yourself: What are you going to get out of it? Why that goal? If you don’t have a purpose to why you want to get something accomplished, then what’s the point?
  2. Be specific. Break up your goals. Map it out. Until you get very clear on what you want to accomplish, you will only get something that sorta-kinda-almost-but-not-quite meets it.
  3. Be measurable. Set short-term and long-term goals. Make sure your goals are attainable and realistic, but also know how to give yourself a challenge. Only you know your limit. Set a specific time/length on when you want to get them accomplished.
  4. Commit to yourself. Focus. Be passionate about your goals. Make sure you follow-up often. See how far along you have come, and how much longer you have left to go. Stick to your goals. Most times, you are going to fail before you succeed. Don’t let your set-backs discourage you. Instead, use it as motivation and come back 5x stronger. You have got to want it more than you don’t.

Now let me give you an example of what all I just wrote means. A goal of mine in 2018 is to read 12 books this year, so one book a month. After high school, I used to tell myself to read, but my excuse was always that I didn’t have enough ‘free’ time and before I realized it, I read zero to one book all year long. Why is reading important to me? Personally, reading is therapeutic. I love reading self-help/growth books along with poetry. 12 might seem like a big number for people who usually don’t read, but to break it down, I usually read books that averages around 250 pages. Roughly 30 days in a month, so 250/30 = a little over 8 pages I need to read per day. I usually don’t read during weekends, so I know some days out of the week I need to read more than 8 pages. The time of day I usually set to read is right before I go to bed or during lunch when I’m at work. Follow-up. Keep checking progress. I’ll check back at the end of the month, did I finish reading a book? If yes, great! Go onto the next book. If no, figure out how much reading I have to do to finish the book and one more by the end of next month.

Really give thought and map out each one of your goals. In the end, it’s just going to be in your favor and help you grow as an individual.

Make your thoughts turn into reality.


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Outfit Details: Sweater- Marshall’s, Jeggings- Hollister, Socks- H&M, Sneakers- Nike



ath.lei.sure /aTH(e)’leZHer/ noun: casual, comfortable clothing designed to be suitable for both exercise and everyday wear; athletic and leisure.

Have you ever seen people walk around where ever you are either at school, shopping, movies, bowling, brunch, etc, looking like they just semi got back from the gym? Guilty! I’m one of those people. Nothing screams comfy more than a good pair of athletic leggings. Comfy & stylish? Yasss. I love incorporating gym clothes, especially leggings, into my style. Ends up looking like I put a lot of work into my outfit, but really it’s so effortless. Plus, it saves me money from buying clothes just for the gym…when I do go. ;p

A little statistics here, the trend boomed in 2016 and according to The Wall Street Journal, the market is estimated to grow by 30% by 2020.

What’s your take on ‘gym‘ clothes trending in the fashion world for everyday wear?

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designing desk area.

I often find myself writing or reading on my bed 99.9% of the time. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me sooner, but the idea of having a small desk area came into my mind not too long ago. Stationary items, especially notebooks and colorful pens, makes me happy. It’s kind of an obsession actually. I have enough pens to last me a life time. And I probably have over 50+ empty notebooks just because.

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