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Paperless Post

I pride myself on being organized and always showing up for my friends and family on their special days. However, I almost always seem to lose invitations before an event. Eventually, they turn up right before I panic that I may be wrong about a date, time or place! If you or your friends tend to have the same issue as I do online invitations with Paperless Post may be just the solution!

With Paperless Post your invites are always visible from your guest’s emails and/or social media accounts. While we may easily lose a piece of paper, few are ever far from their cell phones and access to their email and social media. 

So not only will Paperless Post be easier for your guests to find your event, but their products make it easier on anyone organizing an event as well. Flyers, cards and invites can be custom created easily on the site. There are also predesigned cards from brands such as Anthropologie, Jonathan Adler, Kate Spade, Paper Source, Sesame Street and more. All options can be customized with the event information and a guest list. 

How I Used Paperless Post

Channelling Dolly readers may know that I love the 4th of July and party planning! Since I had the opportunity to team up with Paperless Post I figured why not think ahead and create my party invites now! Afterall it is only 2 1/2 months away!

Check out what I created using one of the designs from Paperless Post:

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And the invites are even more beautiful when actually sent as this is a screenshot. The letters light up like neon signs! 

While I chose to use Paperless Post for my upcoming 4th of July party, there are also options for weddings, birthdays, corporate events, graduation and more. Not planning an event? Paperless Post also has you covered for your greeting card needs! Birthday cards, thank you notes, sympathy and so much more is available on their site. 

My First Impression

Paperless Post’s site is very user-friendly.  The brands that they have partnered up with are ones that I have long been a fan of so that spoke volumes to me. The choice of custom designs was great for those wishing to use their own photographs or artwork. The fact that they are paperless is a plus for the environmental aspect as well.  I will definitely be frequenting Paperless Post now that I have been introduced to them! 

To create your own Paperless Post check out their site here

 

*This post was sponsored by Paperless Post but all opinions were that of my own!

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Teeth Whitening Review

Teeth Whitening Review

“Smile! Say Cheese!” 

Those words sound so harmless when you are confident with your smile. However, if you are not they can have a dreadful ring to them. Truth-I did not always love my smile. After having braces for three and a half years as an adult, let me tell you THAT was no fun, my smile and I now have a good relationship. 

Even though I do love to smile now my bad habits do come back to haunt me from time to time. I, my dear readers, have an addiction to Cherry Coke. Though said addiction is getting much better there are still times that I feel it dulls my smile. To keep a whiter smile there is a constant search for teeth whitening products going on here. You name it I have tried it. From laser whitening to whitening trays from the dentist and whitestrips, all have found their way into my beauty regimen. Continue reading Teeth Whitening Review

It’s About Time to Relax with Jord Watches

It's About Time to Relax with Jord Watches

I don’t know about you, but I am so grateful the holidays are over! Not to be bah humbug, however it is so nice to get back to normal. This weekend was very low key! I figured it was about time to relax! 

It's About Time to Relax with Jord Watches

Living near the gulf coast in Texas makes relaxing on the beach very doable as my home is just a short trip away. Within minutes I can be parked and sitting on the sand looking for dolphins! 

It's About Time to Relax with Jord Watches

While I love a super dressy outfit as much as the next girl this weekend I opted for overalls as it was still a bit chilly next to the water. To jazz up my ensemble this gorgeous watch from Jord gave me the perfect pop!  Continue reading It’s About Time to Relax with Jord Watches

The Most Important Lessons in Life I Learned from my 12- Pound Pup

The Most Important Lessons in Life I Learned from my 12 Pound Pup

I have been missing from Channelling Dolly for a few months. Ironically the last post up was entitled “Find Joy Where You Are”. Then all hell broke loose. One of the most important things in my world was tragically lost and honestly finding joy anywhere since my precious Barkley first got sick in August has been extremely difficult. October 10th was the last day I was able to kiss his pretty face and it has taken me to now to muster up the strength to tell our story and the most important lessons in life I learned from my 12-pound pup. As hard as it is to write this our love story of a puppy, mama and papa deserve it. Though it is not the usual happy, sparkly content I enjoy here on Channelling Dolly it is life. And sometimes the sparkly times fade. 

My husband and I never had children, well a human one that is. We were married for five years and then in 2004 Barkley came into our lives. I had been dealing with some medical issues and had become very depressed while switching doctors trying to find a correct diagnoses for an entire year. At this point I convinced my husband Gabriel that a fur child was the one thing that would help me. And boy did it help! On August 8, 2004 after searching pet adoption agencies for two days I saw the most spectacular ears I have ever seen peeking out of a cage at the SPCA in Houston. At that moment we knew our family was complete. Barkley would be our child.

Continue reading The Most Important Lessons in Life I Learned from my 12- Pound Pup

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

The island of Galveston lies alongside the Gulf of Mexico 50 miles southeast of Houston, Texas. Not only is it a popular location for locals, but its’ beachside community and cruise ship terminal make it a tourist destination for over 6 million visitors per year. When in Galveston one can’t help but notice the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier at 25th Street and Seawall Blvd. Jutting out over the water the pier provides an atmosphere of nostalgia for the modern-day amusement park goer.  Continue reading Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

When Things Get Messy with Your Fur Babies

Do you have a fur baby in your home? Sure they are adorable! And there is nothing like a sweet pup excitedly wagging their tail when you come home after a long day. But let’s be real! Things are not always so cutesy! Sometimes they can get downright messy! When things get messy with your fur babies not to worry! 

Whether your fur kids are puppies getting potty trained or ageing dogs you may find yourself having to clean up the occasional accident. Or if your dog has a medical issue things could be much worse than a small tinkle. 

Several years ago my Barkley was diagnosed with diabetes. I found out something was wrong when upon returning home from work there were puddles all over the house. Fast forward a few years and his diabetes is controlled by insulin and a very specific diet. However, there is still an issue with accidents. At least several times a month he will pee in his sleep. This can lead to loads and loads of laundering doggie beds and blankets. Now though thanks to Pet Magasin’s dog diapers accidents will be a thing of the past! When Things Get Messy with Your Fur Babies

Pet Magasin, a small company that specializes in all of your pet’s needs, has developed a line of diapers. The highly absorbent material has a waterproof layer to prevent leaks which could cause damage to your furniture or rugs. And while all of those things are helpful can we talk for a moment about how adorable these things are?! The pack of three came in a flamingo, cactus and duck print!  Continue reading When Things Get Messy with Your Fur Babies