SAVE THE DATE… WITH BASIC INVITE!

Dear Readers,

As it is February 2020, and this month is known to be the “love” month, I wanted to share with you all a sweet website that will save your life… especially for those who are planning a wedding soon!!

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Do you have an upcoming “save the date for a wedding?” Don’t worry, I have just the thing for you!!! Basic Invite (CLICK ME) is a website where you can freely customize your wedding invitations using their super user friendly site. Basic Invite is a fun website that also offers an amazing options of designs and instant previews to allow you to customize your cards until it is as perfect as it gets.

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They even offer cute magnets for your save the date!! CHECK THIS OUT (magnet wedding save the date).

And of course, if the magnetic version is not enough, they also have the traditional yet still sophisticated post cards!! CHECK THIS OUT (wedding save the date post cards).

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With Basic Invite, you get access to various beautiful color combinations… we are talking over 180 different colors to play with!!!! They also have customizable sample options and all the wedding stationary you need: save the dates,  wedding invitations, enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs, and wedding thank you cards. The possibilities of planning the perfect wedding is endless with Basic Invite.

Finally, when you had created the perfect wedding invitation, sending off your invitations will be a lot easier with Basic Invite. They have this option called the, Seal and Send Wedding Invitations”, which is essentially an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear off RSVP post card included! AND YES, these are all completely customizable, with Basic Invite’s over 30 designs!!

The most unique part about Basic Invite’s “Seal and Sends”,  is that the guests’ address is already printed off at the front cover of each invitation and envelopes won’t even be necessary anymore!!! Here’s an example and this design is also my fave: Cool Marble Seal and Send.

BUT HOLD UP – DON’T START TO THINK THAT ME AND JASON ARE GETTING ENGAGED… 

This site offers so much more than just wedding invites!!! You can create business cards, baby shower invitations, graduation announcements and any card for other occasions such as birthdays, office parties, holidays, and baptism!!!

As I already mentioned, Jason and I are not getting married yet… so I used Basic Invite to create my Influencer Business Card. Check out my new business card, that I designed all by myself through Basic Invite. It’s so elegant, fun, and so ME!!

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With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio

Relationship Guide #2: What to Buy for Valentine’s Day (FOR HER)

Dear Readers,

IT IS FINALLY FEBRUARY AND VALENTINE’S DAY (VDAY) IS ALMOST HERE!!!! 

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In celebration of the love month, I decided to share with you all 3 gift ideas for her – So gents, listen up as I try to help you get your shit together before VDAY. I know how stressful VDAY gift shopping can get, and I just wanted to make your VDAY gift shopping a little easier… a little sweeter… and a little more romantic!

VDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER 

#1 – Jewelry 

Jewelry is always going to be a great gift to give to your special lady. Unlike clothes, jewelry can be easily shopped for since you don’t need to select a specific size. Most jewelries are on a standard, one size fits all measurement, making it super easy to not fuck up the size… you know what I mean!

Jewelries easily eliminates the awkwardness of grabbing the wrong size… or making your partner feel a little insecure that you thought she was a LARGE when really she’s a MEDIUM… come on now, we all know how that feels.

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Of all the beautiful jewelries you can get your special lady, I highly recommend buying her a watch. A watch is a timeless piece that every woman will truly appreciate. Of all the watches to buy your partner, check out @Rosefield on Instagram or click here to shop: ROSEFIELD SITE

As a true influencer, please use my discount code “DEZLEIGHH” for 10% off your purchase. Thank you in advance! 

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Why I love Rosefield?

For three reasons:

-Elegant

-Feminine

-Beautiful 

And given the three words I listed, your special lady needs to feel like so too.

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Another fabulous gift idea for your beautiful girlfriend is a customized necklace with her name. As a female, I know how much women love personalized things and I know just how much your girlfriend/wife/potential gf/mom/grandma/auntie/side chick will love this customized necklace from @soufeeljewelry on Instagram or check out their website: Soufeel.

A customizable piece of jewelry gives any woman a strong sense of ownership, connection and joy. Without a doubt, this necklace will not disappoint and will only bring happiness to your lovely mate.

Trust me bro, you are going to make one special lady feel even more special with this customized necklace!

Shop using my discount code “Dezleigh15” for 15% off your purchase.


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#2 – Eternal Flowers 

It’s not a myth, it’s simply a fact… every woman loves FLOWERS, even more so on Valentine’s Day!

However, there is one thing that is super annoying with flowers… and that is, they don’t last very long. A beautiful bouquet of flowers that will cost you at least $40.00 if not more, will only last about a week if not 3 weeks max and then it will start to turn brown and slowly die… and that really sucks.

BUT I HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THIS PROBLEM!

Thank god for some genius who discovered/invented this, because now we have eternal flowers or forever flowers!!!

These flowers last up to a year without water or sunlight… and are 100% REAL!!!

For my Calgary gentlemen, I recommend buying these flowers from @lvsh.co on Instagram or check their site: LAVISH SOCIETY CO. 

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#3 – Customizable Pillow 

This gift idea is absolutely perfect for a sleepy girlfriend… or someone who just loves to be in bed all the time… (aka me). This gift is also perfect for cuddling and hugging!

@that_pillow_guy on Instagram creates fun, unique and awesome pillows that you can totally give your girlfriend/wife/mom/grandma/aunt/side chick this VDAY! Check out his site here: That Pillow Guy 

You can have any pillow made!!! May it be a photo from your wedding day, or a photo from your first date.. or a photo of your pets… or even your guys’ favorite emojis… whatever it is, you can turn it into a PILLOW!!!

Here’s ours:

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The photo printed on our pillow was from New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2018.

Story behind the image on our pillow:

Of all the New Year Eves I’ve ever had, that one was by far my favorite of all. Jason and I spent it together, just him and I… and it was so amazing!!!

We started the afternoon with dinner wherein I had pasta, then we went to the Calgary zoo lights, then we went to the casino… and by midnight we bought lottery tickets, followed by hotdogs and beers. It was purely the BEST.

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Well guys, I hope these 3 gift ideas gave you direction of where to start looking.

I wish you all a great Valentine’s Day – and remember… BOOK YOUR DINNER RESERVATIONS NOW… please don’t do it at the last minute!

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With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.

“Strawberry Cheese-Cupcakes” – A Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift

February 13, 2018

Dear Readers,

Tomorrow is finally Valentine’s Day!!! I am beyond excited to celebrate my FIRST Valentine’s Day with Jason!!! The reason why I baked these cheese-cupcakes is because I wanted to give these to Jason as a part of his Valentine’s Day gift. I also packed some for my friends and family.

This idea of “Valentine’s Day baking and giving“, is inspired by the Japanese way of celebrating Valentine’s Day – the women themselves present gifts to their loved ones. Did you know that in Japan, the girls make chocolates or bake desserts for their special someone during Valentine’s Day??? Instead of the men splurging on expensive gifts for their women, the women are the ones who spoil their men through baking sweets. It has been a tradition for Japanese women to prepare handmade chocolates for their boyfriend/husband, friends, family, or “crushes”, in celebration of Valentine’s Day. I learned about this from a Netflix TV show called “Good Morning Call”. (I was hooked on it for a little bit, but then it got too annoying)

I also think that this recipe would be great to make even if it’s NOT Valentine’s Day!

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Ingredients:

-2 cups of graham cracker crumbs (I used HoneyMaid)

-roughly 1/4 unsalted butter of a 1 lb package (MELTED)

-2 250g cream cheese (Philadelphia Original)

-1 300ml condensed milk

-3 eggs (room temperature)

-2 tablespoons white sugar

-strawberries (roughly 1 lb is enough)

-cupcake icing by Cake Mate (or you can make your own)

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Recipe makes 24 regular sized cheese-cupcakes

BEGIN: 

PREHEAT OVEN TO 35O F

1.) Let’s start by making the base. Melt the unsalted butter in the microwave and add it in the bowl of 2 cups graham cracker crumbs.

2.) Stir with a fork until the butter has been completely mixed with the graham cracker crumbs.

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3.) Scoop one spoon full of the graham cracker crumbs into the baking cups.

4.) With your fingers, press down until the graham cracker crumbs are firm and flat.

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5.) In a mixer, blend cream cheese, eggs, and condensed milk until smooth.

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6.) Pour cheesecake filling over the graham cracker crumbs. Fill up to 3/4 of the baking cups.

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7.) Bake in 350 F, for 25 minutes – use the “toothpick test” to determine if the cheesecake is ready or not. (toothpick test = simply grab a toothpick, stab the cake and pull it out. If there are “liquid/sticky” residues on the toothpick, the cake is not ready. If the toothpick pulls out clean without any residues, it’s ready to go!)

8.) While the cake is baking, with a food processor, puree the strawberries (about a cup of strawberries).

9.) Add 2 tablespoons of white sugar in the pureed strawberries, and blend again.

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10.) After 25 minutes or so, the cheesecakes should be ready. Pull it out and let it sit to cool.

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11.) While waiting for the cheesecakes to cool down, cut the strawberries like so:

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12.) Once the cheesecakes had cooled down, scoop a spoonful of pureed strawberries and pour on top of the cheesecakes.

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13.) Add vanilla icing on top of the puree

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14.) Add the cut strawberries on top of the icing – it’s all for the aesthetics!

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15.) BOX THEM UP!!!! OR EAT THEM! UP TO YOU 🙂

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day and night with the people you love! If not, then I hope you treat yourself to something good!

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.