Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

What will you be doing this summer? Are you planning a summer bash? Will you have a Movie Night?, Picnics, Backyard BBQ’s, a Beach or Pool Parties? There is so much to do and explore this summer. You can plan your summer parties with Evite. Set the mood for a fun and exciting get-together with friends or family with an Evite™ Summer Invitations. Evite has endless options to help you plan the perfect day.

This is sponsored in partnership with Evite. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Are you Planning a Summer Bash or a Backyard BBQ?

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Are you planning a summer party or an intimate get together with family or friends? Then let Evite help ease the burden and set the atmosphere with a festive invitation. Plan your summer parties with Evite.

Plan Your summer Parties With Evite

This summer I will be planning and hosting quite a few parties. It seems my house is the place to gather for any friends or family get together’s and holiday celebrations. In order to save my time and sanity, I use Evite to send beautiful and creative invitations to my guests. My guest can RSVP, and Evite will keep track of who is coming or not for me. It is one less thing to worry about when you plan your summer parties with Evite.

 One party I host every summer is a July 4th, Independence Day, Celebration. All of my family and friends gather for a day of outdoor fun. Guests enjoy themselves with the many activities offered from eating grilled food in the backyard, swimming in the pool, the many outdoor games like volleyball, ladder ball, horseshoes, and cornhole, exploring the woods, a bonfire in the evening for toasting marshmallows for smores and an elaborate fireworks display that everyone contributes too.

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Evite has many invitation options to help me find the perfect one for my event. Their line of summer invitations are decorative and convey summertime fun. I will be sending the above invitation to my guests. I will customize the invitations with the proper details of the location and time. You can also choose to have a custom invitation where you can upload your own picture and create a one-of-a-kind invitation.

Evite is more than invitations and cards. They also have many party ideas to get you set up for the perfect party. Guest can even send a hostess gift when they RSVP. Check out the many features Evite has to offer.

A few more invitations I will use for my Summer Celebrations are below

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

For our many Backyard BBQ Parties

Plan Your Summer Parties with Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties with Evite

 

 

Set the mood for a fun and exciting get-together with friends and family with an Evite Summer InvitationEvite has endless options to help you plan the perfect day. So why not plan your summer parties with Evite.

What Parties will you be planning this summer? A Movie Night? A Backyard BBQ? A Picnic in the Park? A Pool or Beach Party?
Tell Me below in the Comments.

 

Photos courtesy of Evite™

This is sponsored in partnership with Evite. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

 

An Introduction to Roto-Rooter

Posted by Stacey Smith | DIY

This post is brought to you in partnership with Roto-Rooter®. I am pleased to announce I was chosen as a Roto-Rooter® Brand Ambassador.  I will be sharing various ways you can do-it-yourself to fix common plumbing issues that arise around the house without calling a professional. Stay tuned as I share tips throughout the year.

An Introduction to Roto-Rooter

Roto-Rooter Strongest Brand

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In my first post of a series, I want to introduce Roto-Rooter® to you as a brand I have used for over twenty years in every home I have ever lived in. I have really long hair, and it does not take long before it has caused a slow running drain in the shower or a complete clog. I trust that when I pour Roto-Rooter down my drain that it will unclog my drain in no time.

Why do I trust Roto-Rooter to unclog my drain?

For one, It works, plain and simple and it is safe for all pipes.

About Roto-Rooter®

Roto-Rooter has been around for over 80 years. They are the plumbing experts we have come to trust. You know the brand as #1 in plumbing and drain services, but did you know that you can have the power of Roto-Rooter in your home, without calling a professional to do the work, you can do-it-yourself.

I use Roto-Rooter products in my home when I have a clogged drain and for routine maintenance of my pipes and septic system. They have a complete line of powerful and fast acting drain and septic care products that help me solve plumbing issues around the house.

Roto-Rooter® has a product that can help you tackle your plumbing issues without calling in a pro.

Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover

Clog Removers

Gel Clog Remover and Hair Clog Remover

The Gel Clog Removers start working immediately to clear blocked drains fast. They have 25% more active ingredients than the national leading brand and the power to penetrate through standing water to clear the source of the clog. Using the gel formula removes the toughest of hair clogs and soap scum from sinks, tub, and shower drains. Tests have proven that the Gel Clog Removers powers through clogs 50% faster than other national brands.

 

Septic Care

Septic Treatment– Scientifically formulated to help prevent septic backup. It has 2x more natural enzyme formula than the national leading brand to eliminate more paper, oils, grease, fats, protein, and starch. It eliminates unpleasant odors and damage to leach fields. Use it monthly to avoid costly and messy backups. Believe me; you do not want your septic tank to back up. You don’t want to have to deal with that yucky, icky mess.

Clogged drains happen from time to time. Hair, soap scum, and grease build up and cause a clog. Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover maximum strength clears blocked drains fast. If you have a clog in your pipe, use the Gel Clog Remover to clear the clog fast.

The next time your drain starts to run slow, or it is clogged Roto-Rooter has you covered. Roto-Rooter is so confident in their superior formula that they are the only brand with a double guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the product, it is free,* and if the clog persists you can give the bottle to your Roto-Rooter Service Tech and receive 10% off your next service call. You can find more information about the guarantee here.

Stay Tuned for more post in a series about how Roto-Rooter can help you around your home.

Roto-Rooter Ambassador.

Have you ever used Roto-Rooter products? If so, tell me in the comments.
Evite helps bring families together

I was compensated by Evite™ for my time in developing this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Evite Helps Bring Families Together

Evite™ helps bring families together for Easter. Every year my family gets together for an Easter dinner and Easter Egg Hunt. I wanted to change things up this year and have the dinner and egg hunt at my house instead of my parents house. With the help of Evite, I was able to reach every family member near and far and invite them to the Smith Family Easter Dinner and Egg Hunt, by sending them an Evite Easter Card.

I was really inspired by the pastel colors (pink, greens, and blues), the cute bunnies and colorful easter eggs on my Evite invitation , that I carried the Easter Egg Hunt theme into the decor of my home. Baskets of decorated eggs filled with prizes are awaiting to be hidden on Sunday morning. The Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs are the decorations that adorn my home for this years easter celebration. I purchased napkins with bunnies and colorful, decorated eggs to add a little flair to my table setting.

We will celebrate Easter with an egg hunt and a nice dinner, along with my family. I hope this is a start of a new tradition of celebrating Easter at my home and the gigantic easter egg hunt that we have planned. Who knows next year I may expand the egg hunt to include my small town community. That would be an easy event to handle using the Evite services.

Evite Helps Bring Families Together

Evite Helps Bring Families Together

Evite Helps Bring Families Together with an Evite Easter Invitation. This is a sample similar to what I created. Details are changed.

Join The Smith Family

Easter Dinner and Egg Hunt.

This is the actual invitation that I sent to my family below

Evite helps bring families together

The details inside of the invitation to my family.

Evite helps bring families together

 

Evite™ believes Life’s Better Together. Evite helps bring families together. You can go to their website and find a variety of Easter Cards to send an invitation for your next party. They have more than Easter cards to choose from. Any kind of card you can think of they have. You can even design your own using a template or creating an original invitation by uploading a picture and customizing the designs. Evite offers free and premium cards to choose from to customize for any gathering you may have. Keeping track of your event is easy too. See how many have Rsvp’d, or said no.

To learn more about Evite  and their customizable cards go to their website or follow them on social media.

Thank you to Evite for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are 100% unbiased and completely my own.

6 Tips to Prepare You to Purchase a Home

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Whether you are looking to purchase your first home,  a seasoned buyer, or just starting to save for your first home, Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make.

There are many things you need to do before you start looking for that dream home. You have many questions running through your head and don’t know where to start. It is important to do some research to give you the confidence to know that you are making the right decision.

Closing on your first home is exciting and is a very sunny day. What is a sunny day, you might be wondering. A sunny day is feeling confident, in control of, and optimistic about your money. I just closed on my first home and I want to help you know what you will need to do, to prepare for the process of purchasing a home.

6 Tips to Prepare You to Purchase a Home

 

Save towards a down payment

Start saving the sooner the better. You don’t need to save thousands of dollars a month to save towards a home. Whether you can save $200 or $1500 a month, the important thing is you are saving towards the purchase of a new home. The more of a down-payment you have, the less you will pay each month on a mortgage.

Know your Credit Score.

I can not stress this enough. There are plenty of free sites out there that will never charge you to get your credit score. Along with the three major credit reporting bureaus. Your credit score will determine whether you have poor and/or excellent credit. If your score is in the 500’s wait and build your credit before trying to purchase a home. If your credit score is in the mid 600’s to 850 you should have no problem getting a mortgage.

Determine what you can afford.

Take a good look at your finances and determine if your budget allows you to be able to pay for mortgage. Now remember to determine what you will be able to afford, you do not want to be house poor (where you literally can only cover the mortgage and no other expenses). Once you have determined your credit score and whether or not you are financially ready to buy a home you will need to see if you qualify for a mortgage. Also check out a mortgage calculator to give you a ball park figure as to what you can afford monthly.

What is the best mortgage for you?

Research whether you want a 30 year mortgage, a 15 year mortgage, and the current mortgage rates. A 30 year mortgage is the most popular option because it lowers your monthly payments. If you can afford a 15 year mortgage then consider it as a viable option. Are these mortgage rates good? 4-6 percent is a decent rate, but try to get the lowest rate possible. There are many mortgage options available. Research what type of loan you want to apply for and determine if 20 percent down is required for that particular loan. Some are no money down, so it is worth the effort to discover the best loan for yourself.

Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage

It is important to try to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will determine what kind of home you can afford to buy. Most importantly, it determines the price point at which you can begin to search for a home. Sellers will take your offer more seriously if they know you are pre-approved. Being pre-approved  is a time saver in the process of obtaining your home.

Determine the City and Neighborhood you want to live in

Location, location, location are the three most important rules in real estate. Research the type of neighborhood you want to live in. Answer these questions.

  • Does the neighborhood have good schools?
  • Is there a hospital nearby or is it located in a neighboring city?
  • What is the crime rate in the area you are interested in?
  • Most importantly, Does it meet your family’s needs?

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Once you have found the perfect place, the next step is to make an offer on your dream home and hope it is accepted by the seller. Once the offer is accepted, you will close on the house and officially become a homeowner. Congratulations you own a home. Closing on your home is a sunny day!

Sun Trust bank believes that everyone deserves the financial confidence and freedom to live a life well spent. We should all plan for a sunny day.

Sunny Days start here.  At SunTrust, they have the tools and resources to help you achieve your sunny day. Start here to find out how they can help you enjoy the things that matter to you.

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feel confident about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you.  They know we all live for the sunny days and want to you help you live yours.

For even more sunny day inspiration visit yoursunnyday.com

Subscribe to the Shine newsletter and receive inspiration and advice twice a month to help you live for a sunny day.  

Visit the SunTrust resource center anytime for help achieving your financial goals. 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.

Save for a Sunny Day Wedding

Posted by Stacey Smith | DIY, Saving

Save for a Sunny Day Wedding

We all try to save for a rainy day. You never know when unexpected expenses may pop up. Why do we save for rainy days, when we can save for a Sunny Day Wedding. You may be wondering what is a Sunny Day? It is feeling optimistic, confident, and in control of your money. It’s when you turn a goal into reality.

Wedding season is still in full force with fall weddings. Weddings can be very expensive, whether you are planning your own wedding, participating in one, or attending a wedding as a guest, it can put a big strain on the budget. Unless you are fortunate enough to have an unlimited budget to pay for your wedding needs, you need to save in order to cover the cost.

The Sunny Days that I’ve been saving towards are all of the wedding gifts, travel expenses, and a few new outfits for the family to wear to the four weddings I’m attending this fall. Wedding gifts are expensive and like others I need to save money to purchase the high dollar registry items.

Wedding gift

The folks at Sun Trust bank have helped me save for the many wedding gifts that needed purchased. They can help you plan and save for your Sunny Day. With Sun Trust’s resource center you will find great advice, tips, and the tools you need to save for your sunny day.

What is the Sunny Day that your saving for?

Sunny Days start here.  At SunTrust, we have the tools and resources to help you achieve your sunny day. Start here to find out how we can help you enjoy the things that matter most to you.

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feel confident about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you.  They know we all live for the sunny days and want to you help you live yours.

yoursunnyday.com

Subscribe to the Shine newsletter and receive inspiration and advice twice a month to help you live for a sunny day.

Visit the SunTrust resource center anytime for help achieving your financial goals.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.