March 27, 2012

Wants and Wishes Etsy Shop... Discount

Yesterday, I showed you how how to line an envelope, but what is in it has to be great too!

I set out to make the invitations this year, but as I was walking around Hobby Lobby I was not really getting inspired.  J had mentioned that he wanted a superhero theme, so I thought something comic book like would be fun.  I came home disappointed and hopped online to look for something on Etsy that would be cute, cheap and fast {because of course I should have sent them out like 2 days ago!} and I came across this amazing printable shop:


Debbie has so many cute party printables that you simply purchase, send her what information you would like on the invitation and she will email you back with a PDF to print out at home or take to a local photo printing shop.  All for just $15!!


Since I am having the party at a pizza joint, I won't be going all crazy with the theme.  But I think I am going to jazz up the cupcakes and favors with these:





How cute are these... and all for just $5-$10!  She even has a party package.


There are so many other themes to choose from:




all images via wants and wishes


How fun are these "save the dates"  I would use these for almost any grown up party!

Did you see something you like?  Well it is your lucky day!

Debbie from Wants & Wishes is offering 10% to all Living Savvy readers!!
Simply "like" their Facebook page and
enter coupon code savvyblog on their Etsy Store

Do miss out!  These are so easy to order and print as many as you need when you need them!

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Hello Savvy Readers! Carly here from the lifestyle blog a simple affair, and I am thrilled to be here today!  In January, I finally took care of organizing my closet and would love to share some tips with you today.

Before you jump the gun and start color coding your closet, take a deep breath and let's chat.  Color coding is great and all, but should not be your first step.  First and foremost, you must de-clutter.   You need to be able to see your selection of pieces.  Having a jam packed closet can end up being more stressful than you would think and leads to those, "I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!" moments.  With a great selection of basic pieces, you can mix and match and wear them different ways.

I am beyond guilty of holding on to pieces that I just might wear again.  Newsflash: you probably won't.  Sorry, I'm dishing out some tough love today.  You'll thank me later...maybe. I haven't grown since probably the 8th grade so I kept everything.  If you're stuck on this part.  After wearing a piece from your closet, when you hang it up, turn the hanger the other way so you're getting a better sense of what you're wearing and what you're not wearing.  Reassess every few months.  Then it's time to donate! Find a family member or friend that you can give some of pieces to because it's so nice to see someone getting wear out of your old clothes and then donate the rest!


Organize based on type of clothing: sleeveless tops, short sleeve blouses, long sleeve blouses, basic tops, cardigans, chunky knits, etc.  Once you have organized by types of pieces, then you can organize by color.  Two good things come from this: you can find a very specific piece easily and you can see what you have too much of or too little of in your closet.  For example, after organizing this way, I learned that my idea of adding color to my wardrobe is only buying blue and pink,  I have WAY too many grey and neutral chunky knit sweaters and that all of my tank tops are prints.

 {so much neutral}

{just a handful, see what I mean}

 
 {pretty set on prints but could use more solid pieces}

How I can apply my organizing to shopping [this would obviously be different for you]:

I should not buy another grey or neutral sweater for quite some time.  I should invest in more colorful pieces, not blue though, and also find some more solid color pieces because those are what I could mix and match and layer.

Ways to vary how you wear pieces:

Tuck in an oversize blouse that you normally wear with leggings, add a belt, wear a different necklace or scarf, roll up the sleeves on a sweater or blouse, pair unexpected patterns,

and layer, layer, layer!


Thanks again for having me, Tiffany! Happy organizing and stop by a simple affair if you have any questions!

5 comments:

Erin said...

Those are so precious!

Carly | a simple affair said...

Thank you for introducing me to a fabulous new Etsy shop and for having me today, Tiffany! xo

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Love the adorable examples you show. I need to start planning a summer party for my oldest...soon to be a high school grad and off to college! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I love, love, love that etsy shop, I might have to out-source our upcoming 3rd birthday party to her!

Oh, if only someone could have told me before buying all those neutral chunky knit sweaters that I would someday hate beige! I really do have to get around to organizing (de-cluttering) my closet.

Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Cre8ive Motives said...

Cuteness over load on the cupcake goodies. And yay for the closet organizing tip.