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There’s nothing fun about business cards – unless you use them as party invitations! Business cards make great party invitations as they’re easy to fit in wallets and purses, plus people will love the originality of dinky, business card invitations. instantprint have a Design Online function, which enables you to customize business cards, flyers and posters to design unique printed products, tailored to their individual needs. You can choose one of InstantPrint’s existing templates, or create your own, then add text and images.
The Design Online feature means that you can create bespoke business cards, flyers and posters, tailored to your needs. Also, it means you can get really creative. Think outside the box. As well as using business cards as party invitations, there are hundreds of new ideas you could explore.
What about designing a poster to celebrate somebody’s birthday, instead of giving them a card? If its work colleague you could put the poster up in the office, or if you’re throwing a party for a loved one, you could use family photographs to create posters and decorate the room with them.
Another great idea is to print recipes onto flyers. If you’ve got scruffy notebooks full of hand-written recipes, why not print them onto high-quality flyers (that will withstand food splatters) and organize them into a box? Take a look at this example on the Daisy Butter blog. You could even give them out as presents- a cookie recipe accompanied by all the ingredients presented in a jam jar makes a great homemade Christmas present.
Parents and teachers could even design their own certificates and print them on to flyers, to hand out for good behavior. You could also design a good behavior chart and print it off on a poster to stick on the kitchen/classroom wall. Posters can also be used to bring children’s imaginative games to life- next time the kids dress up as pop-stars, you could stick up a poster announcing their upcoming arena tour.
There are endless possibilities. If you’ve got an idea for a printed product, www.instantprint.co.uk can help you make it.
As busy professional women we all have a keen understanding of just how difficult it can be to find a work/life balance whether it be finding time to unwind, spend time with the family or engage in activities that help maintain an adequate level of mental and physical health.
Technology has made our lives more convenient in many ways and has allowed for the working woman to be much more flexible by not being bound by location nearly as much. However, because we are so closely connected to our devices and because the tech we all carry with us makes it so easy (perspective I guess) to squeeze in a little more work during the evenings or weekends that also means a great many of us do not allow enough time to properly decompress and rest.
Yoga has always been something I have wanted to get much more involved with and I had dabbled in it off and on for the last year or so but really wasn’t able to get into a meaningful regimented routine with Yoga. Like some of you out that Yoga became a New Year’s resolution for me and I must say it’s been a wonderful experience thus far in terms of physically feeling better but also feeling like my stress is channeled in a much healthier way now because of Yoga.
Here are the main reasons I would highly recommend Yoga to all of you:
● It’s actually a real workout. In so many ways you cannot beat the physical benefits of consistently doing Yoga.
● Improves focus and clears the mind. Unlike other some other exercise routines out there Yoga really emphasizes breathing and through this focus and concentration of poses the mind is able to zone in if you will.
● Increased flexibility and strength. For a great many of us having a sedentary lifestyle at the office means it’s even more important to get the body moving and stretched out.
● Stress management. By all means Yoga is not solution to all the stress you have in life but it’s a great practice that can potentially reduce stress dramatically
Now that I have covered why Yoga is so beneficial you are ready to get started or maybe get back to it if you’ve slacked off recently, right? This site is about fashion so you know I had to cover Yoga clothes at some point didn’t you? Having functional yet fashionable attire to wear will make you “Workout Chic” and Sweaty Betty has incredible selection to choose from that you will simply love ladies! Below are my picks.
Finally, for those of you that travel or stay on the go so much that you need something on your phone or tablet might I recommend Pocket Yoga as one of the best apps out there with good instructions and quality visuals.
photo via thewiselatinaclub.com
A career wardrobe essential, these classic Natalie Fit Stretch Pants help you look sophisticated and chic while keeping you comfortable. Available in 5 colors from Brooks Brothers. Flatter these ankle pants with a pair of simple black slingback pumps!
The great thing about 2014 so far is that quite a few retailers are continuing to offer sales whether to move merchandise that didn’t sell off at the end of the year or to boost their sales. Either way it’s a great time to be a shopper and some of our own personal favorite stores are having some fantastic promotions. We’d love to know what you find at these bargain prices so please drop us a line if you found something you absolutely must share!