Friday, May 25, 2012

51 Some Exciting IHeart Announcements!

When I started blogging two and a half years ago, one of the main intentions was to not only keep friends and family updated on our DIY home projects and organizing tips and tricks, but to also share updates on my blogging journey.  Many days I get so wrapped up excited to share organizing projects, house updates and amazing things I find that you all do, that I don't stop and take a moment to share all of the extremely important milestones {and even the hard moments} that are happening along the way.

This last month I have had the pleasure to be included in a quite a few fabulous features.  One really fun opportunity was hosting Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.com Spring Cleaning Party!


My kid's thought I was the coolest mom EVER to be contacted by Nickelodeon, and although the day is over, you can still pop on over and read all sorts of tidbits about how we have fun with spring cleaning and ways we even get our kids involved.  It was a really fun experience and I had a blast reading the responses from the readers that participated in the days events!


I am also proud to share that I was included on a list of amazing home and DIY blogs!


When you get a spare second {or many spare seconds}, I highly recommend checking out "the list".  I am blushing to be included with so many of my most favorite bloggers, and I think it's fantastic that so many great links are located in one central place!


Because I am a nerdy small town girl, being noticed and mentioned by a celebrity is a pretty surreal moment.


My husband fell in love with me all over again when he found out that his high school 90210 crush mentioned my artwork display project on her blog


Another sweet moment for me this last month was being contacted by the kind folks over at BHG!  Consider me smitten to be a new "Pinning Pro" over on their Pinterest pages, which means I have the opportunity to pin directly to their really inspirational boards which you can find here and here.
 

Yes, I am still pinching myself, Better Homes & Gardens is my fav magazine ever so this is quite the honor!


And speaking of pinch me moments combined with my favorite magazine, I was also invited to be a contributor on the new Better Homes and Gardens Style Spotters Blog!


I have been reading Better Homes and Gardens magazine since I was 7, so to be asked to now contribute to their site can go down as one of the coolest moments throughout this whole blogging journey.  Just look at these lovely ladies!  It sure is a pretty incredible group of fellow bloggers to spot styles with!


Yeah... I am still wrapping my brain around the awesomeness...

The new blog focuses on some really great categories, such as DIY-ifyFrom Runway to Color Palette, Get the Look, I Spy and Just In.  You can find my first post here, in which I get to spot and source storage solutions within a beautiful space.  Isn't the inspiration photo incredible?

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I know I have said it before, but I don't get to say it enough, so THANK YOU my dear friends for all of your continuous daily support!  None of these "blog proud" moments would have happened without you keeping this blog alive.  I am one blessed gal and so very grateful to have you all to call my friends.  Two years ago when I started blogging, I never thought it would grow to what it is today.  Before I get too mushy and sappy, I will move on...

Can you believe the holiday weekend is already here?  We are looking forward to unplugging and spending time together as a family.  It also means that there are only a few weeks left and the kiddos will be home from school for the summer!  I honestly can't wait for all of the summer fun {and projects too} that we have planned!  Blogging may slow down a smidge as I focus on the boys being home full time during the next couple of months, however, I have all sorts of exciting ideas up my sleeve and will still be popping in a few times per week with organizing goodness.  Of course I also have a slew of fab giveaways lined up and you always leave me speechless with your inspiring reader spaces {so keep on submitting!!}

So what are you up to this weekend?  Are you ready for summer to get here already?  What "pinch me" moments have you had lately?



Psssst....  I typically don't watch my numbers/stats very closely, but I can't help but notice and mention the incredible milestone of hitting 25,000 Facebook fans and rolling twenty million page views this week!   Such an overwhelming feeling of butterflies in my tummy.  Chock that up as one more "pinch me now" moments for the month.  Wow, I do heart the month of May!

51 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Jen! I'm so excited for you...you truly have worked your tail off and it is showing!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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  2. Congratulations! Thanks to Pinterest, your blog was the very first one I started following. Your ideas are so inspirational, and you deserve every bit o' the glory listed above! Have a great weekend!

    Jodi T.

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  3. I think I may have been 10 million of your visits...swooning over the playroom! :) Congrats and keep the good stuff a'coming!

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  4. Congratulations on all these incredible opportunities that have come your way. Your hard work and dedication to your readers has most definitely paid off!

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  5. Congrats on all of your success! Amazing how a blog can bloom into such exciting things :)

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  6. Congrats, Jen! I have found so much inspiration on your blog. We just bought are first home and it is so overwhelming, but I've found so many great ideas here.

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  7. Wow! I knew all along along that you were one of my favorite bloggers ;)

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  8. You are spectacular! I've been reading your blog daily since last November when I was very pregnant. I could hardly wait to get started on my own home, although it wasn't until about February that I could really begin. Now, I can hardly believe the number (and quality) of new working systems that I have in place in my home because of you Jen! Of course, the more organizing I do, the more I find I need to do. But I do have something of a grand finale taking place this weekend---my in-laws are arriving and will be living with us for about a year. So I have to make one final push today and tomorrow so that things are ready, in place, LABELED, working and clean. Anyway, thank YOU Jen! And all the recognition you are getting does not surprise me one bit. It is hard to keep you and your blog a secret. It is just too good. I get so excited telling people about it, and now all the big names in your field are telling each other about it too. How wonderfully wonderful!!

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  9. CONGRATS on all the great news! I look forward to your blog posts every day. You have fabulous ideas and tips. Thank you! Keep up the great work!

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  10. Congrats on all the wonderful news! I love your blog and you inspire me every day!

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  11. Oh Jen, that is wonderful!!! Congratulations so many times over! You have every reason to be proud! Though only a fan since recently, I love love love your blog - it is absolutely obvious why you received the recognition you received. Congrats again!

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  12. Wow! Congratulations on all of those amazing features and the numbers too. I fell in love with your blog the first time I happened upon it and completely understand why I am in the majority. I heart what you do here and have to read every time you post!

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  13. Dang....quit getting so famous already;-) Great job! You are so talented, the accolades are well deserved! Have a great weekend Jen!

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  14. So happy for you, Jen! Congratulations on all of your features.

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  15. Congratulations Jen! truly deserve all the appointments and continue to be an inspiration!

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  16. Wow what awesome achievements you should be so proud. You deserve everybit of recognition with your fantastic ideas and inspiration. Congrats. X

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  17. Congratulations! I love your blog and look forward to your posts. You have great style and I'm always amazed by your organizational skills. I think the future looks bright for you :)

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  18. Shirley said:
    Big congratulations go out to you. I don't know how all of you blogers do the job you do and wouldn't blame all of you took the summer off to enjoy your families and just take a breather. Love your blog and thanks for all you do.

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  19. Jen- I'm so, so happy for you! I saw you on HGTV, so I feel like I got a good sense of you in person and of course, on the blog, and you deserve every good thing that comes your way!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  20. Congratulations! You deserve every bit of the awesomeness that is coming your way! Enjoy the long weekend with your cute family!

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  21. Congratulations, that's awesome and your deserve it all. Husbands should fall in love all over again many times in a lifetime -- with the same person, of course -- and I think the 90210 connection is so cute.

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  22. Congratulations! It must be really exciting to get paid and recognized to do something you love...and without having to be gone all day from your fmaily! Now I also know how you're so amazing at all you do in your home...started reading BHG at 7...clearly a natural! Since I started reading your blog a month or so ago, I have already tackled my kitchen desk, pantry, refrigerator, kids' dishes, and the list keeps growing! Thank you!

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  23. What an exciting post. Sounds like you need to celebrate. And Tori Spelling?!?!? That is an honor she is such a doll I adore her. Congratulations!

    Sheila
    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

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  24. congratulations..i really love ur blog! inspired me a lot on organizing n decorating!

    loves nana.

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  25. Congrats, Jen!! Excited to see you in BHG and you deserve all the praise you're getting :)

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  26. I am SO happy for you Jen!! You deserve every single bit of the attention you are getting. You are beyond talented and such an inspiration to so many. Hope you find time to CELEBRATE this weekend with your adorable boys! :)

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  27. Congrats Jen!! I love your blog!! You deserve all the praise!!

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  28. Jen, these accomplishments are simply amazing and you deserve every one of them! You are such an inspirational person and I appreciate all of the work that you to do help the rest of us stay on top of our lives. I hope you have an AMAZING weekend with the family!

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  29. Well done, Jen, it is very clear how passionate you are about what you do and that you work very hard at it, so this is recognition that you deserve. You should be very proud of your achievements. Keep doing what you are doing!

    Best wishes to you and your family x

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  30. Congrats!
    I love your blog and read it everyday.
    It's really nice to hear all the great news! :)

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  31. Jen that is great news! I love your blog. I always look forward to your very informative, fun, and creative posts! I am looking forward to seeing your posts over at BHG. Congrats!

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  32. Great news! Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog!

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  33. Congrats on all the new feathers in your cap!

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  34. Congrats on all the fantastic achievements! You absolutely deserve all of them!

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  35. Yea for you, Jen! This is all exciting and wonderful news! Your blog has been a daily "must-read" for me for about a year and a half now, and you continue to inspire me!

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  36. Wow Jen! I hope you are very very proud! What wonderful achievements.

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  37. Wow, this is all great news. I like that you informed us on what else is going on in your world other then just big organizing projects. Please keep stuff like this coming. :)

    PS. Double congrats on the BHG feature!

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  38. I am so thrilled to learn of all of your good news! You have worked so very hard and most definitely deserve these accolades. Ye-haw gurlie!! I am so proud of you!

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  39. Jen, I will miss your daily posts- I do know how hard it can be to find time to "do it all" and I know you will conquer the to do lists with ease!

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  40. Jen, you must have been blogging longer than 2 years because I started blogging in 2008 and I was inspired by your blog to start blogging. I got an email from Unclutter and went to your blog to see your office area (the one before the flood) and have been a follower since early 2008.

    Anyways, I'm excited to see how your blog has grown and how you have rolled through the punches. You're an inspiration to all of us. :)

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  41. I can't think of anyone more deserving . . .honestly!!!
    I think your fabulous and anything amazing that happens to you is so well deserved!!!
    Lots of Love always!!!
    Ashli

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  42. Hi! I LOVE your blog and I just wanted to show some "blog love" as I am brand new to the blogging world!! Your ideas and accomplishments are fantastic and I wish continued success for you and your family!

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  43. That is so amazing!! And so deserved! I found your blog a couple months ago and am so happy I did, it seriously makes my day!

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  44. You and your blog totally deserves all the wonderful things that have come your way! Congratulations!

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  45. Congrats Jen I have been following you for a for about a year. I follow you for 2 reasons in my personal life you give me great ideas for my home and keeping my family organized and second is business I too started my own site about 8 months ago.You keep me focused and remind me that success does not happen over night. Your blog is very inspiring and you deserve exactly whats coming your way. :)

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  46. Congrats Jen, you deserve all of this and more! You are such an inspiration. I wish I had tons more of those spare seconds to just browse and browse.

    Mazel Tov again!

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  47. Amazing work Jen! Every mention is well deserved - you're an inspiration! x

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  48. I am reading this a little late :) I saw you over on the bhg blogger faves and jumped over to read about you! Holy smokes you are like a rock star!!!! 20 million pages views a week, whaaaaaaaa?! Good grief I don't think I'll see that in 10 life times :) Anyway, congrats on all of your success and I look forward to catching up on everything else on your blog!

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