Thursday, June 30, 2011

5 June is in Bloom with IHeart Sponsors!

It's time to give some major love to those that keep IHeart Organizing's lights on, and I couldn't be more excited to send them each virtual hugs for all they do!

As many of you fellow bloggers know, blogging can be {and is for this gal} a full time job.  But it's the best job.  It's a job that brings me new friends, inspiration and daily excitement.  I look forward to blogging in all my spare moments.  To keep this blog baby up and running around the clock, my sponsors offer their support! 

And they REALLY have kept this blog going!  They support my time writing posts and  responding to emails and editing photos, my equipment and the costs that are associated with running a full time blog and even assist me in being able to take on more projects to blog about.  They continue to make this blog possible and for that, I am forever grateful.  So please stick around and take a moment to read about the folks that keep this blog afloat from month to month!


What can I say?  I have a special place in my heart for my sponsor, Jane, also from The Borrowed Abode, now running her VERY OWN SHOP!   She was my very first sponsor and continues to support me on a monthly basis!  I am so spoiled! 

Janery began with a stack of pretty fabrics, and a girl with visions of pillows popping into her head as she sat in long corporate meetings.

That girl was Jane, and though she is still sitting in a cubicle during the day, her nights are now spent designing and sewing pillows and other home decor items. The more she sews, the more she wants to share her love of fabric and home decor with others."

{ikat pillow cover, secret garden lumbar pillow cover, sunglass case, flour sack towel}

Here are her three driving values:
  • Commitment to using Made in the USA supplies when possible
  • Commitment to giving a portion of all profits back to the community; currently to the Carpenter Center {homeless shelter in Alexandria VA}
  • Bigger goal: to grow into a small company that can provide jobs to skilled, low-income women while providing flexible enough hours to allow them to be home before and after their kids' school hours      *** And every time someone makes a purchase from Janery, they're helping Jane get a step closer to fulfilling that dream ***
-All pillows are fun fabrics on both sides, and have invisible zippers!! {which truly sets Jane apart from many Etsy sellers}

I am so excited to watch Janery grow, as Jane's work is SO beautiful and she has an impeccable eye for great fabrics!

Endless thanks to my friend Jane for her continued support of IHeart Organizing!



Heather, who run's Blondie's Shop on Etsy, is giving me some love again this month, and I couldn't be happier to have her on board!

Heather works full-time, so in her spare time she makes note cards and knits.  Several years ago Heather taught herself to knit for the sole purpose of stress relief.  And she found something out while relieving her stress, she really liked doing it and her scarves became great fashion accessories {for herself} and then she began receiving several requests and started making gifts!  So hence, a few months ago she started Blondie's Shop!  A key element of my scarves and cowls is the combination of colors and textures to create a very unique and fabulous look.  Each one of my knitted items is individually unique.

Because Heather truly enjoyed sending and receiving handwritten note cards, she also realized a love and passion for creating them.  It's an extra special treat to open up the mail and receive a handwritten, heartfelt, short and sweet note, don't you agree?  And because she enjoys scrapbooking so much, she decided to do something with all that leftover paper!  Thank goodness for us she did, her cards are absolutely divine!

{happy hello, margarita summer, cupcake cutie, thinking of you}

There really is something for everyone, and her designs are so pretty and unique!  Oh, and she runs a fun blog too, you can check that out here!

Thanks so much to Heather with Blondie's Shop for continuing to be apart of the IHeart Organizing Sponsorship team! 


Christine with Simple Starfish Jewelry is another talent that I am gushing over!   Once you pop over to her website or her facebook page, you will know why I adore her work!  Well, and I gave you another glimpse as to why here:


The shop is filled with beautiful hand stamped pieces, that include everything from necklaces to bracelets... and the customization possibilities are endless!

She is always adding new custom pieces, I love there is always a variety!

{Key to Your Heart, Apple for Teacher, Baseball Mom Necklace, Love Circle Mommy Necklace}

Personalized gifts such as these really let someone you know, just how much you care about them {a gift for that summer school teacher?  How about for your baseball coach?}  I have gotten lots of happy tears by giving gifts such as these!  And many compliments on the pendant that I wear on a daily basis.  Seriously, what mom wouldn't be proud to sport her munchkins initials or names?  Love.

Again, Christine's awesome work can be found on her website and on her facebook page, be prepared to stay awhile and gaze at her skills!


For someone who is a tad obsessed with cleaning and organizing, imagine the match made in heaven that was discovered when I found Toni, from a Bowl Full of Lemons!  She currently runs a blog that gives me my daily fix of all things IHeart, she is quite impressive in her ALL of her many skills!

It's funny because we often joke about how we could be long lost sisters with how much we have in common!  It's so much fun having such a good blog buddy!  And I LOVE her weekly project link up parties.  So much inspiration to be found! 

Not only does the multi-talented Toni run an awesome blog, she also sells Shaklee, which are awesome products!

In fact, I have been using the Basic H2 since reviewing it here, and I LUUUURVE it!

When you pick Shaklee, you will know three things to be true. It is always safe. It always works. And it is always green.  Win win and win right?!

Here is a fact that knocked my socks off, "Through the sale of Shaklee Get Clean® Basic H2® in the last year alone, Shaklee has eliminated 2.7 billion bottles of conventional, ready-to-use 26-ounce window cleaner — if placed end-to-end, these bottles would wrap around the earth more than 18 times!"

Interested?  Check out Toni's Shaklee website here, or visit her blog here to find out more!!


Carolyn, an independent consultant with Thirty-One gifts, joins us this month as a supportive sponsor as well!  Please give her a huge welcome to thank you for hopping on board!

The products you will find when you pop over to Carolyn's Thirty-One Gifts website, are exclusive to Thirty-One and provide style and convenience at an amazingly affordable price. From their key product line, to their “direction” line for teens, or their uniquely crafted “31kid” line for children and moms, you will find so many options to fit every personality type and every situation. They continue to develop new products built on the idea that their products must be stylish, functional, affordable and easy to give as gifts to encourage someone special.

July Customer Special
Get a sneak peek at these products from our brand new Fall Catalog this month! This special collection is versatile and perfect for the office, travel or back-to-school! For every $10 a customer spends on regularly priced items, she can get 31% off one of our selected Fall items. Enter the required $10 in retail purchases, then enter the item # plus an “S” as shown on the Customer Special flier and select the print from the dropdown menu. The new fall items shown on the flier can be purchased at full retail as the qualifying purchase. Shipping and tax is calculated on the discounted price for the sale item. Personalization is an additional $6. Note: The Thermal Tote discount only applies to the purchase of the NEW Fall prints listed on the specials flier. Need assistance placing your order? Contact Carolyn at

July Hostess Special
Host a party in July and get FREE Summer Products Now with Hostess Rewards and NEW Fall Products Later with After-Party Bucks! A minimum qualifying party is $350 in sales. See flier for details. Contact Carolyn at to set up your online or catalog party today.

You can view a digital catalog or shop on Carolyn's website here and you can also find Carolyn on Facebook here.

Thank you again to Carolyn IHeart Organizing to place sponsorship!!

Pssst: Currently, Thirty-One Gifts is only able to ship to US mailing addresses only.


I shared my love of the shoes over at Report Footwear {a.k.a.  drooled and gushed over the adorable footwear!}, when I was able to offer up some freebies for you fabulous ladies!

Ready to be in awe?

{ebben3, conni, grover2, kipton}
Report is continuing to show their love towards IHeart Organizing and my readers by sponsoring me this month!

If you haven't stopped over to browse their beautiful shoes, you won't be disappointed when you do.  In fact, choosing a pair is the hardest part!  And it's only going to get better as they now carry exclusive shoe styles on their official website {not available anywhere else except their website & retail store in Bellevue, WA}. A number of the new, exclusive styles are Italian designs and are kept at a low price point to make them both stylish and affordable!!

You can also stay up to date with Report Shoes by visiting them on Facebook!


Another sponsor back again this month is Katie, who sells the amazing Scentsy warmers and scents!  You already know from this post, how much I adore these Scentsy products, but if you are looking for more information, you can checkout the website for all sorts of products and background on what makes Scentsy products such a good choice for filling your home with amazing aromas! 

The cool part about Scentsy, is that you can choose from oodles of scents, to pair with tons of stylish warmers, and through a flame-less light bulb, fill your home with incredible scents!!  They also have boatloads of additional great smelling accessories and products!

I love that any time I open the front door, for myself or a guest, I am greeting with the most amazing aromas.  And it's all thanks to Scentsy!

Thank you Katie for your support of the blog!

Pop over an email to Katie @ anytime, to see what specials she is currently running!


Michelle runs an time and money saving blog that is sure to make all of your lives easier!  Michelle's title says it all.  It's quite amazing really!  But you CAN cook 5 dinners in just ONE hour too!!

Here's how:

Michelle has created a plan to cook all 5 dinners for the week in just ONE hour. All the menu plans have family friendly meals that feed 4-6 people and no, they are not all casseroles. :)

The meals are fresh, not frozen. They keep in your refrigerator until ready to heat and eat!

You could spend one hour on a Saturday or Sunday preparing 5 meals for your busy week!!  Yep, it only costs you the cost of the groceries and the one hour time investment, and you have meals for the whole week!  Done!

Not only does the fact that you can make 5 dinners in one hour sound incredible, but nothing is better than coming home from work and having your dinner already prepared before you run off to that kiddo's sporting event or music lesson.  It saves money on eating out and causes so much less stress in trying to find time to feed your family on a busy work/school night!  This is such music to this mom's ears I tell you!!!

Michelle was also kind enough to share a special promotion, just for you IHeart Organizing readers!  Subscribe here and get a $3.00 discount off the regular price of $15.00 for your first 3 months! Making your first 3 month subscription only $12.00! 
You can find all the rest of the details right here on Michelle's blog.  And while you are there, give her some extra virtual hugs to thank her for her support of IHeart Organizing!


My blogging buddy Amanda who writes the blog Our Humble A{Bowe}d,  is continuing to support me as well!  My smiles are plastered!

We have another gal full of incredible talents, and lucky for us, she shares those talents with us through her Etsy shop!

She offers custom cut-outs, I can't begin to figure out how she creates something so amazing, but she does!  She can whip up some playful artwork for your little ones haven!    Or for your haven, in the form of some personalized art!  She also can turn a photograph into incredible wall art!

And seriously, how cute is this... ugh, talk about melting of the happy heart!!

{Bee Happy Print}

She also recently added the option to back her custom cutouts with wood veneer.  So pretty!

Thank you Amanda for sharing your home renovations and crafts with us on your inspiring blog, and for offering up your awesomeness through your Etsy shop, and most importantly, for supporting IHeart Organizing!

It's so important for me to extend my gratefulness to these sponsors, for all they do for me and this blog.  I hope that you all take a moment to check out their fabulousness, whether via their blogs, their shops or their facebook pages.  And you can always find their links by clicking on their banners on the sidebar of this blog at any time.  There is so much talent to be found!  Such a lucky girl I am to have the sponsor family I do!


  1. You have some wonderful sponsors. I am going to have to check out Janery...products look great!

  2. The link for the 5 Dinners isn't working. I'd love to get the discount for that. Maybe there is a code I can put in in checkout?

  3. I could be more specific ;) the blog link is working but the subscribe here link isn't. I get a page cannot be found error.

  4. You have really got some great sponsors!! LOVE so many of these items and love your blog too!

  5. @The King's - she just updated the link for us with an updated discount for IHeart Organizing readers!! :)



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