Thursday, December 29, 2011

14 IHeart Dishing Out Some December Lovin'

According to my blogger dashboard, this is my 600th post.  WOW right?  600!  That's pretty incredible to me.

Those 600 posts really wouldn't be possible without the love and support I receive every month from my fantastic sponsors.  Just as you do, they keep the blog rolling and the posts coming back day after day.  So today I am giving out a GIANT appreciation hug post for them!

They are all amazing for endless reasons and I sincerely appreciate that you give them some love back for all their support of IHeart Organizing.

The Oreck Corporation is an American business founded in 1963 by David Oreck.  He started the company with the idea to design a lightweight yet powerful vacuum that hotel housekeepers would prefer over the heavy models available to them. The idea proved so successful that now over 50,000 hotels throughout the world use Oreck vacuums. After a short time, hotel staff wanted to buy the vacuum cleaners for their own use at home, which gave the Oreck Corporation the idea to sell its unique products to consumers.

Oreck has a reputation for making the finest vacuums available. Its continued goal is to provide lightweight and easy-to-use cleaning products for every room in the house, each with exceptional durability.

Product reviews have just been added to  If you have a favorite product, stop by and leave your thoughts for future shoppers.  Or, if you are in the market for a new vacuum, steam mop or air purifier, see what others have to say about the products they have in their homes.

Oreck makes clean easy.  You can help them make it more meaningful.  Connect with Oreck via Facebook or Email and they will donate $.50 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure!  You can also connect with Oreck on Twitter or add them to your Google+ circle.

Use code KPGIVINGORECK to save 15% off your online order. Use it to stock up on cleaning supplies or spend your holiday cash on something to clean up your home. Offer valid through 12/31.

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 which is why she started Blondie's Shop!

A key element of the scarves and cowls offered in her shop, is the combination of colors and textures to create a very unique and fabulous look.  Each one of her 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.  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!

      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!

      If organizing your Kitchen, Pantry or Finances is on your list of New Year Resolutions…whether it is a list of mental hopes or a written down list of “to-do’s”…YOUR NOT ALONE!

      Look to Shelf Reliance for inexpensive and easy to use products to organize your goods. Stacking cans and rotating them efficiently can become impossible to do, however, it’s made easy with the Cansolidator Series.  These help with one handed rotation, never forgetting about cans, and helping you create a "Home Store" where you can build your family’s Self Reliance.  A Home Store can help to increase shopping efficiency, lower monthly food budgets and fill in the gaps between trips. Whether couponing, THRIVE foods, or a combination of both are helping you build your Home Store, our Food Rotation Systems help make it all make sense.

        The issue that has been brought to the forefront of the news media, government, churches and financial institutions is questioning “Is your Family Prepared?”  It would be very beneficial to put at the top of your list of things to work on this year: To get your family's personal preparedness organized and a game plan mapped out.  Shelbi’s website, Thrive in the Kitchen, will feature families doing just that this year. You will see more pages on teaching your family preparedness essentials.  How families have fit the Thrive into their budget so that they can build their families supply of healthy food in case of emergency and how simple steps can help get your families on track to emergency and Financial Preparedness for a more secure future.

          If you are a Family that is getting ready to take the next step into getting prepared, and would like to be a feature on Thrive in the Kitchen, please contact Shelbi directly.

          Contact Shelbi to take advantage of 20% Thrive Foods and up to 40% off of Food Rotation Systems.

          Holly Bohn is the Founder and Creative Director of See Jane Work

          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.

          See Jane Work appreciates your business, so much so that they have created Jane's Rewards; a way for you to earn points doing what you love... shopping at

          See Jane Work will have a new line available exclusively at Office Depot in January!

          Katrina is currently an independent consultant for Sticks and Stones, which features the most lovely personalized name art!

          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 Letter 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 IBGIKL 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!!

          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 and absolutely worth looking at.  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 is so kind 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

          Look around, and you’ll find that Willow House is the most compelling home-based business experience in America. Their Design Consultants help each guest identify a personal decorating style, sharing seasonal color trends and explaining how they’re reflected in our exclusive Willow House products.
          In addition to sharing our products and ideas at parties, they've recently empowered their Design Consultants to sell online so guests can shop between parties. And they are not finished innovating – late this year, they will launch a new media-rich community. And, early next year, they will reveal a whole new way to shop online with an expanding collection of enhanced eBoutiques.

          January is a big month for Willow House with the new Spring/Summer catalog!

          January is also Double Host Dollars month; which means that Hosts can earn twice as much in free products when they host a party {including catalog & online/virtual web parties}!

          After the holiday fun is done and the decorations have been put away, your home can look a little empty. Jazz up your January by hosting a Willow House party and treating yourself to a style makeover! Their new Style for Home catalog is ready for shopping on January 1, and it's full of fun ideas to brighten up your home. Best of all, they're offering DOUBLE HOST DOLLARS for home decor parties in January - including all Online/Virtual web parties!

          You can find out more details by checking out Paula's Willow House website and also by subscribing to her newsletter.

          January 3rd through January 31st is a Willow House Glorious Glass Sale!

          Also, for anyone that purchases through Paula's Willow House page and enters in the host name IHeart Organizing, will receive a 10% rebate check!

          Founded by professional organizer, Aby Garvey, simplify 101's missions is to make getting organized fun!  Get a taste of simplify 101 - and the organized life - with their FREE, simple to follow guide, How to Create a Command Central Binder.  You'll put together a home reference binder that will help you get organized, save time and minimize paper clutter and the stress that comes along with it!

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

          If you have been longing for something more or different in your life, but you aren't sure how to get from here to there {or you aren't really even sure where there is} then simplify 101 has just the thing for you.  They can help you Create a Life You Love.  Through this online workshop, you will learn the FUNdamentals of setting and achieving your goals so you can create a life you love!

          In the four-lesson, five-week workshop, you will learn how to:
          • Dream and free yourself from anything that's holding you back from dreaming BIG.
          • Turn your dreams into goals.
          • Turn your goals into simple action steps and begin taking action.
          • Track your progress and celebrate your achievements.

          Or maybe your goal for the New Year is to stay organized.  If you've read organizing books, but your home is still more cluttered that you'd like it to be, simplify 101's Organizing 101: Learn How to Get Organized workshop is for you!  In this online workshop, you'll learn how to de-clutter your home using simple yet effective organizing principles.

          The information is presented in bite-sized pieces, making it easy to digest and act on without feeling overwhelmed.  By taking simple action steps, you won't just learn how to get organized - you'll understand the process and begin creating change in your home right away!  Whether your home needs a complete organizational overhaul, or you have just a room or two that is outside of your clutter comfort zone, here's an opportunity to discover how to create an organized space you'll love.  With Organizing 101: Learn How to Get Organized, 2012 can be the year you get and stay organized!

          In this six-lesson, seven-week workshop, you will:
          • Learn basic organizing concepts.
          • Uncover the reasons why your past efforts may not be working.
          • Gain motivation, inspiration and most importantly, the tools you need to get organized once and for all.
          This is the only time the workshops are being offered in 2012.  How to Achieve Your Goals and Create a Life You Love begins on Thursday, January 5th, 2012.  Organizing 101: Learn How to Get Organized begins Tuesday, January 10th, 2012.

          IHeart Organizing readers can receive a 15% off enrollment in any simplify 101's current workshops.  To take advantage of this offer, enter IHEART15 during checkout.  This coupon code is good through January 6th, 2012 and may not be combined with any other offers.

          Thirty-One offers stylish, affordable products are exclusive to Thirty-One.  From their signature purses and totes to storage solutions that help organize your life, you'll find something to fit every personality and situation!  Each season, they develop new products built on the idea that their products must be functional and fashionable {and of course make great gifts}!

          Right now, Thirty-One is having an outlet sale, in which you can snag 50% off or more on your favorite Thirty-One products!

            Customers save $5 when you "Zip it or Cinch it!"

            Hostesses can earn great rewards!

            Contact Erica McKinley with any additional questions or for assistance placing an order!

            Janery is an Etsy shop offering handmade pillows and coordinating pet beds, fabulous sunglasses cases and reusable shopping and produce bags.  All products are carefully sewn for durability, and pillow covers have invisible zippers in the bottom seam, so that both sides of the pillow can be shown off.  Jane tries to purchase supplies that are Made in the USA and sold by small, family-owned businesses as much as possible, and a portion of all proceeds are donated to the local homeless shelter.

            Pretty Pup Pads are coming! Making their debut on Jan. 9th, these low profile, washable dog beds can stylishly protect your pup’s favorite spot on the sofa {or can be used wherever you want a stylish dog bed}.  Coordinating pillow covers will also be offered.  

            I did a custom order through Jane for a puppy pad when Izzy joined our family.

            She is pretty smitten, as are we!

            New pillow covers and sunglasses sweaters {made from recycled wool} are always being added to the shop!
            Gift Certificates are also available - just ask!

            To be notified of new products or special sales, find Janery on Twitter, Facebook, or click here to sign up for the newsletter.

            {simple starfish} creates custom, personalized mommy necklaces and beach inspired jewelry.  Each piece is handmade custom for you with high quality sterling silver, Swarovski crystal birthstones and freshwater pearls.  They also have special necklaces for grandmothers, aunts, sisters, teachers, fathers... EVERYONE!  All additions that would make the perfect gift for a loved one!

            Customer feedback contest going on now!  Win a $25 gift code!  Details can be found here.

            After Christmas sale AND free shipping through the end of the year!  Get the details and the coupon code here at the {simple starfish} Facebook page.

            Buttoned Up, Inc. was founded in 2004 by four women, three sisters and a best friend...
            They realized the necessity for a tool like Life.doc after experiencing significant life changes − from moving across the country to setting up house after 9/11 to getting divorced after 38 years of marriage to having kids and grand-kids. Each of them felt the need to get their lives organized but were unable to find products that could help them control their chaos. They wanted to be liberated from the rigid organizational systems that they bought annually and stopped using after just a few weeks.
            After several years of trial, error, effort and research, they started Buttoned Up whose mission is to give women the tools they need to live an organized life not a life of organization.

            They currently offer all sorts of great document kits to keep you organized in every aspect of your life!
            {Life.doc, Moving.kit, File.starter, Medical.doc}

            You can also find all sorts of organizing tips and topics they share on their blog!

            Our Humble A{Bowe}d is a blog dedicated to all things home improvement ranging from small decorating projects to room makeovers to complete remodels.  Ben and Amanda are currently working on transforming their dated kitchen, removing everything and starting fresh.

            And, Our Humble A{Bowe}d can help you spruce up your home with items from their Etsy shop.  Prepare for 2012 with a customized silhouette calendar!

             Or show some love with a new Love Heart print in any color you would like!

            Or celebrate your family with The Whole Family Tree Cut Out:

            You can follow Our Humble A{Bowe}d Blog here and "Like" them on Facebook here.

            Use the code OHA2011 for 10% off your order now through January 15th.

            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!!

            Uppercase Living embellishments and expressions are the ideal decor item because they are an unforgettable way to express your unique style and personality.  Expressions are made of a very thin, flexible, vinyl and they are backed with a light adhesive for easy application.  They can be applied to just about any clean, smooth, and weather-resistant surface and remove easily with no trace that it was ever there!

            Uppercase Living doesn't just specialize in decals any longer, they recently released a jewelry line!

            They have endless customization options, to help you with any organizing project!

            You can find all of the details and contact Chrissy with any questions, through her Uppercase Living website here.

            Right now, they have an end of year clearance on many items and embellishments!

            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!

            Pssst!  Stay tuned because later today I have an AMAZING giveaway for you!!


            1. Loved seeing all this! We've been buying Thrive products for a number of months now, and I am learning to use them in everyday cooking. I served instant pinto beans to dinner guests last night, and they loved them. I gave a can to my dad because he loves beans but living alone, it's hard to cook just enough dried beans for himself. With the instant beans, once you get the ratio (we like 1-1/2 parts water to 1 part beans), it's very easy to prepare a small quantity (and in only about 15 minutes!). They are delicious. And I really love the powdered eggs. I always use them in baking and other dishes. So handy to have around! Oh...and the green beans with some added ham base are just like my mom used to cook.

            2. Jen, I just love your blog. I've been trying to get the trofast system to organize my boys' legos, and my store keeps selling out. I think it is because your idea is so marvelous, everyone is doing it. Thanks for all of the posting. I need you to visit cape cod and organize my house :)

            3. Thank you so much for posting this comment. I just found so many new resources to help me begin organizing my life! I especially heart the thirty-one outlet sale! Thanks again!


            4. I liked you on FB and am following the Silhouette boards on Pinterest. Your blog is AWESOME!

            5. I love your blog! Thanks for the great giveaway - fingers are crossed to win the Silhouette! :D
              (Liked your blog and Silhouette on FB)

            6. Love your blog! Your home is amazing and I love your organizing ideas. You are so creative with the Silhouette.

            7. COngratulations on your 600th post Jen! AMAZING! I love your's definitly one of my most favorites to read! Organizing is my middle name (not really) lol, but it is one of my most favorite things to do!

            8. Hey Jen! Thanks for inspiring us all to live simpler by being organized! I liked you on FB because I can't imagine not getting great updates no matter where i am at! Also following Silhouette on Pinterest and liked them on FB as well :)

            9. I have followed you on Pinterest and liked you on Facebook. I love this blog!

            10. Kelly Leonard....I want to be in the drawing. I now follow silhouette on pinterest and FB. I already follow you and pinterest and FB. I really would love to win!!!!

            11. Wow, 600?!? Congratulations! I was amazed to reach triple digits this year, LOL - you definitely give me something to aspire to!

            12. That's fantastic AND a lot of writing!!! Congrats on your 600th!

            13. I "liked" IHeartOrganizing and Silhouette on Facebook, am folowing Silhouette on Pinterest, and am also following the Silhouette blog. I would really love to have a few entries in your contest. Thank you! Christy M. at

            14. Love the dog silhouette calendar!


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