Thursday, September 29, 2011

3 IHeart: Spreading Some September 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, smooches and high fives 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!

This month a new sponsor popped in to give me some support in my blogging venture, and I am so excited for the partnership.  In fact, simplify 101 has a special place in my organizing loving heart since they specialize in organizing and simplifying your life!

They may sound familiar since they were just the lovely sponsors of last week's giveaway, which we gave a deserving reader the opportunity to partake in a wonderful organizing workshop!

Speaking of workshops, don't miss out on the chance to join one or more of the life changing workshops over at simplify 101!

Do you want to get more organized…but don’t know where to start? Organizing 101 is the fresh start you crave! In this online workshop, you’ll learn how to move from feeling overwhelmed to feeling motivated, inspired and empowered to get organized—once and for all. You’ll learn a simple approach for decluttering your home. Plus, you’ll find out how to organize and store all the things you keep, so they’re easy to use {and put away when you’re finished!}

This workshop is loaded with empowering information that makes it simple to create a plan for decluttering and organizing your home and begin taking action right away!

Habits and routines are the foundation of a great day. When you have good habits and simple routines in place, your day flows smoothly, because you don’t have to constantly remind yourself to get things done. With positive habits and basic routines, you do things without even thinking about them, freeing up your time and mental energy. Simplify Your Life with Habits + Routines will take the mystery out of creating new habits and routines, so you can lead the life you want to live.

Wouldn't you love to:
  • Get things done without even thinking about them?
  • Stay on top of your everyday tasks?
  • Have time in your day to do the things you love?
  • Feel good about yourself and your habits?
  • Let go of habits that make you feel guilty?
 If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then you're ready to start enjoying a simpler life by creating some terrific habits and routines!

Many thanks so simplify 101 for supporting IHeart Organizing!

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!

Carolyn, an independent consultant with Thirty-One gifts, continues this month as a supportive sponsor as well!  Please give her a huge  thank you for the partnership!

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.

October Customer Special:
During the month of October, for every $31 you spend, you can get a $25 Organizing Utility Tote for $7. Choose from 10 prints. Enter the required $31 in regularly priced items and then enter the item number of the discounted item {#3105}. Shipping and tax is calculated on the discounted price for the sale item. Personalization is an additional $7.  Need assistance placing your order? Contact Carolyn at

October Hostess Special:
Host a $500 catalog party or above and you can get a $30 Large Utility Tote for $5. Choose from 10 prints. Personalization is an additional $7. In addition, you'll receive all the hostess rewards outlined for the qualified party {a minimum of $90 in FREE products, two half-priced items, plus you'll be eligible to purchase two discounted Hostess Exclusive luggage items}. It's a great way to stock up and earn FREE and discounted holiday gifts!   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."

She recently added beautiful new pillow covers:

{Safari Pillow Cover, French Script Cover, Reversible Dwell Cover, Ikat Cover}
Coordinating cat purr pads are now available to coordinate with every pillow in the shop - available by special order.  

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 ***
Also, there is one brand new product - cloth shopping totes!

{Shopping Totes}
  • The outer shell is cut from a single piece of fabric, so that there is no seam at the bottom of the bag to become worn out or torn from heavy use
  • The straps are reinforced with a second layer of fabric, and are cut generously enough to fit comfortably over your shoulder - even when the bag is full
  • The carrying portion of the tote is a roomy 16" wide x 17" tall
  • Lightweight and compact means they're easily rolled up and tucked into a purse
Coming soon, holiday stockings!  Make sure to be notified when these hit the web by signing up for her newsletter here!

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!

Right now through Sunday, Jane is offering IHeart Organizing readers 10% off of a $25 order with the code IHeartSept!

Lets welcome back Shelbi from Thrive in the Kitchen!

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}

Of course, Shelbi would love to help you with your food storage needs!

For cabinets and pantries, the Cansolidator can organizer:

Or for those that coupon or have a large food safety net:  The Large Harvest 72" food rotation system.  It organizes cans of all sizes up to 460 cans:

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!

Katrina, independent consultant for Sticks and Stones, is staying part of the IHeart Organizing sponsorship family as well this month!

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!!

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.

There are always trendy new products being added to their fantastic online store, like these new desk accessories from the UK!

{USB Drive, Duck Tape Dispenser, Sharpener Pencil Cup, Stampler}

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 keep 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!

{Aqua Chevron Cards, Halloween Cards, Nautical Cards}

 And seriously, how great are these new monogram notecards?  Love!

{Navy Blue Gray, Aqua Fuchsia, Gray Fuchsia, Navy Fuchsia Gray}

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!

Right now, Heather is offering IHeart Organizing readers 20% off any order with code IHEARTORGANIZING at checkout.  Offer good through 10/31!

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!

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

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

She is always working on the prettiest, craftiest projects for around their beautiful home!  Seriously, she has some major untouchable skillz in every area of crafting!

She took this:

To save a gazillion dollars over the inspiration light pendant, and created this!

She also knows how to throw a good party, again, using her craftastic abilities to make it endless fun for her kiddo!

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}

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. Jen I love reading your blog and everything. I love to organize too! I have a blog that I just post on for family stuff. Anyway, I always see your cute blog formatting and the formatting that your sponsors have. I use blogger too for my blog and I was just wondering where you get your formatting (or if you create it yourself). Some of your sponsors even have like cartoon characters in their banner ... and I wonder where they get those! Too cute!

  2. Thank you for all the valuble information. I am looking fwd to checking some of your sponsors out! I have heard of a few of them, but most of them I have not. It's fun to check out and learn new things!

  3. Hey Jen, I always look forward to reading your blog. It's an inspiration for me to get my home organized!


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