Friday, August 26, 2011

11 IHeart: Spreading August Sponsor Love

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!

I am in the process of churning this blogging hobby into a full time dream job, which is why I am extremely grateful for each and every sponsor.  Without them, this blog wouldn't be, so let's take a minute to give them some love for all the love they give me!

Meet Shelbi from Thrive in the Kitchen, who is new to IHeart Organizing this month! 

Shelbi is a consultant for Shelf Reliance which is a premier source for emergency preparedness supplies and informational tools. Featuring freeze dried foods, food rotation systems {food storage shelves}, and calculators for food storage and emergency kits, Shelf Reliance offers the tools you'll need to create a comprehensive, customized emergency preparedness plan.

Thrive, which is a long term food storage product that was developed for incorporation into everyday menu planning. It includes nutrition facts and easy-to-make recipes with every can. Other products may be stored and forgotten, but THRIVE foods are a healthy, cost-effective option you'll love to use!

{Carrots, Pancakes, Baking Powder, Apples}

Right now, Shelbi has some great deals for IHeart Organizing readers on food storage systems

First, the Cansolidator can organizer, which you can snag up for just $19.88, which is 43% off!

Second, for anyone who is into food storage, this is only available by calling to place your order to Shelbi {425.652.3008}.  The Large Harvest 72" food rotation system.  It organizes cans of all sizes up to 460 cans.  Lowest price online is $375.  By calling and placing your order with Shelbi, you can snag it for $264.99.

Thrive products help you to prepare for today, tomorrow and in an emergency.  Helping you build a home store where you can go, instead of having to run to the store, where you can have perishable foods and high demand foods at the ready, so you can support your family in the case of an emergency whether it's a job loss, cut back hours or a natural disaster. Providing for those who you love the most brings with it a mindset of Shelf Reliance that will help you not only organize your pantry but your life as well!

Stay tuned for more yummy treats from Thrive in the Kitchen as Shelbi will be doing a giveaway for some yummy must have foods that are great for today... or in an emergency!

Katrina, independent consultant for Sticks and Stones, has joined the IHeart Organizing sponsorship family and we are welcoming her with open arms!

Alphabet Photography by Sticks & Stones is the perfect way to give someone a personal gift for their home, that is like none other they have ever received!  And it works for all occasions like weddings, house warming, birthdays and anniversaries!

Sticks and Stones alphabet photos are a high-end, luxury heirloom, and you have their word that they will maintain this status by never allowing Sticks and Stones alphabet pictures to be mass-produced.  Explore the website, inspect each alphabet photo {there are many to choose from}.  You can see each alphabet photo in their Letters Gallery.

You can find out more about how amazing these gifts are by checking out Katrina's adorable blog here

Right now, using coupon code IBGIJI will get you 10% off your order, plus, right now you can also receive on buy one get one at 50% special with the additional 10% off, such a wonderful deal!!

My super gal pal Chrissy, who is an independent Uppercase Living Consultant!  She is a fan of supporting IHeart Organizing as well, and I am blessed to have her on board this month!

Here are a couple of photos to spark your memory, on ways that Uppercase Living can completely transform your space, by adding some decorative wall art or wording!

All wall decals through Uppercase Living are completely removable, leaving no trace they were ever there, which makes these the perfect solution for those living in rentals as well!  And there are endless ways to customize them, with colors and graphic selections. 

Just too sweet right?  Take a second to pop over here to check out the super hot off the press catalog, with all sorts of new ideas and inspiration and products!

And Chrissy is so great to work with, so feel free to pop over any questions you have to her here!

See Jane Work is continuing to support this blog, and it's the perfect partnership since we both obviously have the same passion.  Stylish Organization!

{Leather Tote, USB Hub, Planner, Tabs}

Holly Bohn is the Founder and Creative Director. The idea for See Jane Work came when one of her many trips to an Office Superstore left her feeling frustrated and unsatisfied. "There is only so much you can do with smoke-colored plastic trays," she exclaimed "There must be another way!" After consulting with several friends, she realized there were stylish office supplies out there; they were just so hard to find. See Jane Work was born, the online destination for office style and organization.

But it takes more than just an idea to keep See Jane Work running, it takes a great staff, as well as sales reps, vendors, artists, designers, and babysitters. They are working women and men just like you. They have husbands, and kids, and dogs, and in-laws, and parent-teacher meetings, and business meetings, and lots, and lots, and lots, of stuff going on all the time.

So they know why it's important to stay organized, but they also know that there is more to life than manila folders and ball point pens accidentally lifted from the pediatrician's office.

Yes we are busy, but we can still have fun. And we can still express our individuality. That is why they started See Jane Work. They know you don't have time to search every website that comes up on Google looking for a notebook that says a little more about you than, "I got a coupon in the mail from Office Mart." You want something that says, "I am unique. I have style. I will not wear sweatpants to a meeting with a client ever again, no matter how late I am running."

They feel inspiration comes a little easier to those writing their thoughts in a pink leather journal rather than on the back of an envelope.

{Pens, Binder Clips, Memo Board, Push Pins}

I am so thrilled to be partnering up with such a fantastic company that offers a way for us ladies to live simply and beautifully and organized!

Take a minute to pop over to check out all of the endless amounts of products to be organized in STYLE, you may just be so in love you end up there for hours!

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!

{Thinking of You, Cupcake Cutie, Thinking of You, 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!

{Birth Stones, Mommy Circle, Simplify}

Back to school time is here!  Gift for your favorite teacher?  Yeppers, she has that too!

And you get to see her newest design right here as well!  What mom wouldn't swoon over this lovely piece?

Personalized gifts such as these really let someone you know, just how much you care about them.  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!

Right now through August 31st, you can get 15% off your entire order by using the code: iheartsimplestarfish.

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!

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!"

Current special:

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.

September Customer Special:
During the month of September, customers receive 50% off select items for every $31 they spend. Choose from: Zipper Pouch, Celebrate Card Set, Coin Purse Wallet, Essentials Zip Wallet, Hard Case Wallet, Organizing Wallet or Soft Wallet. Enter the required $31 in regularly priced items and then enter the item # of the discounted item. Personalization is an additional $7.  Need assistance placing your order? Contact Carolyn at

September Hostess Special:
Host a $500 party or above and the FREE product dollars you earned will be DOUBLED (that's a minimum of $180 in FREE products)!! The number of half-priced items and Hostess Exclusive products remains the same at each party level. This is an excellent way to get holiday shopping done early... use your free products to purchase gifts for your friends and family, and of course a little something for yourself!   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 for choosing IHeart Organizing to place sponsorship!!

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

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."

{Floral BonBon, Flour Sack Towel, Cat Purr Pad, Woodland Creatures}

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}

And she also offers gift certificates, so if you don't know exactly what your bff, mom or sister will love in their space, a gift certificate is the perfect way to go!
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!

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. Congrats on your sponsors! All have such fabulous things to bring to your readers.

  2. I LOVE your sponsor posts! So many fabulous things in one place. And you're an inspiration to me, the way you have managed to partner with so many sponsors who you truly believe in and feel good about sharing with your readers. Congrats on everything and keep bringing us the good stuff!

  3. i have been staring at that "cansolidator" in my amazon wish list for weeks! i'm so glad they sponsor you b/c now i know buying it helps make my fave blog happen.

  4. I really do love reading your sponsor posts!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. Okay, I posted the above comment before I read yesterday's post! HA! Well, it's true. I've always loved these sponsor posts! Keep it up! :)

  6. One of these days I will be able to afford a slew of things from See Jane Work until then I love looking at their products! Thank you for the introduction!

  7. What a delightful bunch of sponsors! How I wish I lived in America!

  8. I'm glad that you have sponsors to help support your great blog.

  9. I looked at the See Jane Work page and found so many things that I heart. Only (I e-mailed them) they don't ship to Germany *tear*. And that is not nice as I am furnishing my home office and NEED some things to organize my desk SOON which looks awfully chaotic right now. Unfortunately, while See Jane Run has wonderful pencil cups and organizing baskets (I LOVE the white vinea line), I cannot find ANYTHING LIKE THAT in any German office supply company. It seems that in Europe everyone wants their offices to look boring. :(


  10. minus RUN plus WORK ;)
    (mixed this up with the title of the novel by Joy Fielding) *sorry*


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