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.

My New CAR!!! Here’s to a New Chapter!

Dear Readers,

On April 26, 2018, I said “goodbye” to my first car, a 2001 Chevy Cavalier. My first car was quite a special one. Regardless of how beaten up it was, it was a part of my journey throughout high school and throughout university. That car took me places I’ve never been before. That car was a part of countless carpool jams…. countless late nights at Crescent Heights… countless heartbreaks…. countless memories that I will never, ever forget.

My first car was passed on to me by my step-dad, Steve. It was pretty much his first car too. Remarkably, that car lasted in our family for a complete 17 years without ever failing us. It’s been through a lot with me. In high school, unlike many kids my age, my first car gave me freedom. Being able to drive a car at the age of 16 was a privilege. Ever since I got my learners, that car was pretty much with me everyday and everywhere I went. That car has seen some crazy and wild things, been through my highs and lows, and through all the stumbles and falls… it’s been a good old friend…

I remember driving my friends to parties and clubs in my Cavalier. I remember late nights of just sitting in that car, talking about dreams and fears with my dearest friends. I remember driving cold winters to school… driving my family around… driving myself around… My Cavalier was a beast… literally.

As time kept rolling, my Cavalier started to weaken. The brakes needed work and its windshield wipers was pretty much broken. (Most of my friends literally witnessed me physically pouring out washer fluid on to the windshield just because my car wouldn’t spray it out – this has become an inside joke between all my friends and I… and this is a perfect example of my car’s dysfunctions… it was a struggle).

And so, like most chapters in a book, my Cavalier’s chapter came to an end. As my brakes came too unbearable and too scary to drive, we had to let it go and replace it with something new… (don’t worry, the Cavalier is still in our family’s hands!!! Just with a different driver/owner, fixed brakes, fixed engine, and fixed windshield wipers – this blogpost is seriously just for the dramatics of showing off my new car)

Here are pics and videos to commemorate my old, 2001 Chevy Cavalier:

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AND NOW, I INTRODUCE TO YOU, MY NEW CAR!!!!!

This is the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe, Touring.

 

 

This car is quite a beauty. It comes with leather seats, wireless charging, custom rims and tires, and my favorite part… it has a huge compartment inside!!! I can literally fit a bag of chips beside me while driving and still feel comfortable. Not to mention, the all black paint job and rims that totally makes the car look sexier!

I also picked a coupe over a four-door car, simply because this car is my, “I’m not having babies until I’m 30 car“. I wanted to get a car for me, and Jason ONLY. To me, the idea of having a four-door car screamed, “kids” and “carpool”… 2 words I don’t want to deal with for the time being. The coupe seemed more like an appropriate choice for a lady, who’s only in her early 20s… a lady with no kids yet, and a young lady transitioning into a young adult!

As a recent university graduate, I consider this car as my first adult purchase. However, this is also my parents’ grad gift for me. We established to share the cost of the car. As soon as I start working, I’m paying for my own insurance, gas and maintenance costs, as my parents pay for the bi-weekly car payments. So, all in all, its a good deal for a young adult like me! It’s also great gift from my generous mom and dad!

This is truly a blessing. I am thankful for all that I have. Sometimes, life can push us to our limits. In some cases, we tend to focus purely on the negatives. For instance, I’ve always envied people who drove nicer cars… faster cars… more expensive cars… yet I forgot to be thankful for the fact that I had my Cavalier. There were times wherein I overlooked my blessings. My Cavalier may not had been the best, but it was still a blessing to have. I soon realized, that there are people who wants to drive and/or own a car but can’t afford to, would gladly switch spots with me. Owning any car that was able to take me places I wanted to go, was better than its opposite. Regardless of how beaten up my Cavalier was, it was still a reliable car that took me to my desired destinations. That’s when I realized the value of all things and how I must take what I have as a blessing in its own light, rather than comparing it with what others have. The more I became more grateful, the more I realized just how much blessings I truly had.

But heyyyyy…. this Civic, is a bigger blessing and I’m incredibly thankful for it!

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.