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Hey lovelies, welcome to SDB! I'm Natasha. I am a walking, talking mombie fueled by coffee. I am obsessed with shoes, all things glittery and/or sparkly, and I have an owl obsession. We talk about everything from motherhood, lifestyle, and all things inbetween. I am a mom of three kids and we reside in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for tagging along! Now lets sit back and sip on a cup of coffee in the AM or wine in the PM and lets relax.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Why You Should Try Whiff: My May Review

Have you heard about Whiff? Well, if you haven't I am happy to introduce you to this revolutionary company that specializes in the art of scent sequencing. What is scent sequencing exactly? Well, let me enlighten you.

Every month, Whiff will send you a package with a combination of designer and professionally created perfumes in the mail. Each package contains five different samples with three of each fragrance allowing you to test out the scents with your body chemistry. If you like a scent you, you give it a thumbs up. If you don't, you give it a thumbs down. The following month, Whiff's expert perfume staff will adjust your next sequence and send you perfumes that are different but similar scent-wise to the ones that you liked the previous month. Over time, you will get closer and closer to finding a scent that is unique to you. Start scent sequencing with Whiff for only $10 a month. Oh, and did I mention that you get a complimentary, full-sized bottle of perfume every 6 months? Talk about worth it.



Now that I have been subscribed to Whiff for over a year, I no longer get samples every month. Instead, I am sent a small bottle of perfume that lasts the entire month. I still get to rate the perfume scent with a thumbs up or down. Most of the scents that I have been sent are designer perfumes such as Ariana Grande's "Moonlight" or Gwen Stefani's "Harajuku Lovers" fragrances.

For May, I received "Flash" by Jimmy Choo. This perfume is sweet and enchanting with top notes of spicy pink pepper, juicy strawberry, and tangy tangerine. It has middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, and lilies. Base notes of blond wood and heliotrope give the entire perfume a sophisticated and feminine scent perfect for a trip to the farmer's market or a day spent shopping with friends. I personally have enjoyed the soft and sweet fragrance myself.




If you have any questions about Whiff, feel free to comment. So far I have enjoyed my experience with Whiff and haven't had any issues. Their customer service team has been amazing when I have reached out to them in the past.

Thanks for visiting the blog today. Have a great day.


Monday, May 27, 2019

Send Cards with Ease with Paperless Post

The nice people over at Paperless Posts gave us some coins to use and to check out their digital cards and invitations on their site to review. 



As a full-time working mom, I often find it challenging to find the time to sit down and order cards or invitations for birthday celebrations. Personalizing each address takes forever and let me be real—my hand always aches afterward. Paying for the postal fee also stresses me out, especially if I miss calculated the number of cards being sent out and I ended up with not enough stamps. This always happens to me around the holidays. It's quite annoying. 

When Paperless Post reached out to me about a collaboration I couldn’t resist. Paperless Post is a site that allows you to create and electronically send customizable cards, invitations, save-the-dates, and flyers with the click of a button. The cards are colorful and beautiful with cleverly written covers that look like real cards and envelopes when you open them virtually. I think it’s so cool how real these cards look on the screen. 

There is a wide variety of categories to choose from: birthdays, holidays, wedding, entertaining, bridal and baby showers, thank you notes, cocktail parties, etc. They have something for everyone. Cards range from free to currency in the form of coins. You can purchase coins on the website or the Paperless Post app which will be applied to your account. For example, you spend $9.99 and get 25 coins to use to create your customizable cards and invitations to send. 


I ended up creating a thank you card in the app for my mother and father-in-law. My oldest son spent the night a couple weekends ago and I wanted to send them a card. I found a design that I liked, wrote a quick note, and sent it via email from the Paperless Post app. It took me less than 5 minutes to create and send a beautiful card and it cost a total of 4 coins to send. 

 


Navigating the app is easy. You choose between the flyer or card option and select from the category you are wanting to send it for. You can edit the text and change the background color. You can even add an envelope and/or liner which is optional for all recipients. Add the event details such as the date, time, and location (if it's for a party) and enable the guest list icon for RSVPs. You can even enable to comment wall, have guests answer questions about to the event such as RSVP questions, additional instructions like directions to the event place, host phone number, and request the mailing address of guests. 

My daughter's birthday is in September and we have liked all the adorable mermaid cards for her party. Her theme will be mermaid themed and we will be sending our party invitations electronically thanks to Paperless Post. I'll have more time to plan the event now that I don't have to sit down and address every single envelope. I hope you'll give Paperless Post a try. So far I have sent two cards out and the recipients have enjoyed the card that they received in their emails.  

Until next time friends.