CBD: What It Is & Why We Use It (Feat. Pretty Janes)


Being Vegas locals, we’re no strangers to cannabis. But we’re also entrepreneurs in our early twenties who are aware of how weed affects our bodies and our minds. While we love a Friday night in with a box of pizza, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reruns, and a joint (or 2 or 3), we know that neither of us are productive stoners and we avoid it during workdays at all costs.

Maddie and I (Katie) are both prone to anxiety and overwhelm, which is probably why we’re drawn to the lovely plant in the first place. So to keep our nerves down during workdays, we found a different solution: CBD!

what is cbd

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is the second most active ingredient in cannabis. The most active ingredient is THC, which is the psychoactive compound that gets you high. Cannabis compounds interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which controls many vital functions, such as our immune system, sleep pattern, mood, pain sensation, memory, and appetite. THC binds with our brains’ cannabinoid 1 receptors, giving us that high feeling, while CBD’s bind is very weak.

It’s important to note that CBD is legal everywhere, while THC is only legal in certain states. More than half of the states have legalized medical marijuana, but only a handful have legalized recreational use. But because CBD has no psychoactive effect, it’s legal everywhere! And as cannabis is becoming legal in more and more states, more research is being done on the plant.

CBD is completely safe and it has tons of positive effects.

our favorite uses for cbd

CBD for Anxiety

CBD is a natural remedy for anxiety. More and more studies are proving the powerful calming effects that CBD provides. And with nearly one in three adults in the US suffering from an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, CBD is a great alternative to prescription drugs.

CBD for Sleep

Quality sleep is essential to overall health and wellness, but nearly 80% of Americans say they struggle to fall and/or stay asleep at least once a week. Our endocannabinoid systems play a part in regulating sleep styles and according to ProjectCBD, “An insomnia study indicated that the administration of 160 mgs of CBD decreased nighttime sleep interruptions and increased total sleep time, suggesting that high-dose CBD therapy can improve the quality and duration of sleep.” If you struggle sleeping, you may want to try some CBD before bed!

CBD for Skin

Your endocannabinoid system has receptors in the skin, so CBD actually has many positive effects on your skin and hair! There are topical CBD products that have been known to heal skin conditions such as inflammation, psoriasis, eczema, and hives. CBD has both soothing and anti-inflammatory functions, making it a great solution for both existing skin conditions as well as a preventative measure.

With the rise in popularity of CBD, tons of cool CBD products are coming out, such as drops, gummies, chocolates, lotions, vapes, balms, etc. I even have CBD treats for my dog! While CBD has been proven to have tons of beneficial functions, it’s important that you’re consuming high-quality products. That’s why we highly recommend The Pretty Janes.

Whether you’re totally new to CBD or you’re already a big fan, you’re going to want to look into this new monthly subscription box.

The Pretty Janes is a monthly subscription box that provides you with a variety of high-quality CBD products for women. It’s a great way to test out different products and find out what you like and what works for you! The box officially launches on July 1st, but today you can visit their website to enter to win a YEAR of Pretty Janes boxes for free (a $1,000 value)! The runner up will receive a limited edition Pretty Jane box, valued at $125 - so you have two chances to win! Just click here to enter - good luck!

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pretty janes cbd oil subscription box giveaway
pretty janes cbd oil subscription box giveaway

Business Cards: Why You Need One & How To Create Yours

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As the world has gone digital, the way we do business has changed significantly. Today we use email, paperless billing, evites, and even e-signatures on contracts. But one thing that will always remain better as a physical asset: business cards!

Why business cards are here to stay:

They are personal

You’re at a networking event and you meet a potential client or someone to collaborate with in the future. You don’t always have a ton of time when you’re meeting someone and pitching yourself, so you don’t want to spend the whole time with your faces in your phones, plugging each other’s info in. Look them in the eye as you hand them your business card and I guarantee they won’t forget about you!

Great first impression

Don’t just tell them what you do. Handing them a branded business card is a way of showing them a glimpse of your business before they even look further into it. It will make your business more recognizable to potential customers.

Stand out from the crowd

If a potential client is looking for someone to hire and they’ve gotten phone numbers from about 10 businesses, but a beautiful business card from you, who do you think is going to stand out the most? You are, girlfriend!

They make you look like you have your biz together

There’s nothing worse than talking with someone and being asked if you have a business card when you do not. Whenever that has happened to me, it makes me feel like I am making my business up or that they’re not going to take me seriously. Being able to hand someone a business card at any time makes you look well-prepared and professional - someone who would be great to work with!

Can be passed on

Word of mouth is one of the most powerful forms of marketing. If someone you know is looking for a great photographer, it’s so simple for you to say, “oh, I just got a business card from a great photographer in the area, here’s her info!” It prevents the dreaded, “oh I just met this great photographer, I put her number in my phone but I can’t remember her name…” Business cards make referrals so simple!

basic invite business cards
basic invite business cards

 How to create a business card that stands out:

It’s easier than ever to create a beautiful business card. And, great news - you don’t need to be a designer, or to even hire a designer, to have a business card that stands out from the crowd. Why? Because there are hundreds of premade business cards on Basic Invite!

Why Basic Invite?

There are tons of ways to make your business cards these days and it can be overwhelming trying to decide which company to go with. We recommend Basic Invite, and here’s why:

Custom Samples

Business cards are ordered in bulk, so you don’t want to end up stuck with one hundred business cards that didn’t turn out the way you expected! With Basic Invite, you can order a printed sample of your business card so you can make sure that the card is exactly how you want it - down to the last detail!

Nearly Unlimited Colors

Your brand is important, and your colors are important. With Basic Invite, the color choices are almost limitless, meaning you don’t have to compromise your brand identity when printing out your designs.

Unique Styles and Designs

You know we think that business cards should stand out, and with your business card created on Basic Invite, it absolutely will. If you want a cool business card that’ll showcase your individuality, you could go with a clear card or a foil card!

Clear cards

Basic Invite offers clear cards (15 mil vinyl/plastic stock). As clear cards are prone to fingerprints, Basic Invite applies a scratch resistant coating to the cards. They also offer a frosted version of the clear cards!

basic invite clear business cards
basic invite clear business cards

Foil Cards

Basic Invite’s foil cards are my personal favorite. The cards feature a foil with a beautiful metallic shine that will not flake, chip, or scratch! Choose between either flat foil or raised foil. The foil is available in gold, silver, and rose gold!


Right now, Basic Invite is offering 15% off with code: 15FF51

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Basic Invite - business cards why you need them and how to make one
Basic Invite - business cards why you need them and how to make one
Basic Invite - business cards why you need them and how to make one