Friday, October 26, 2012

2 Showing Gratitude for October Sponsors

I adore days like to day because it's my way of being able to give back to those that make my world and this blog go round.  I am so fortunate to do what I do so today I am giving out a GIANT appreciation hug {and smooches} to my super fabulous sponsors!

They are each amazing for endless reasons any many are offering up special promos and discounts to you lovely friends as well, so enjoy!

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Oreck Corporation is a leading manufacturer in the home care industry, offering a variety of vacuum, air purification and other cleaning products. Oreck sells its products in hundreds of Oreck Clean Home Centers, direct to consumers and through other leading retailers. The company distributes products in the U.S., Canada and parts of Europe. For more information, please visit

Meet Oreck's newest, most versatile vacuum: The VersaVac™, a full-powered bagless vacuum that is also a steam mop. The ultimate multi-functional, multi-surface cleaner, VersaVac is powerful and is easy to use — on all floor types. Learn more about the VersaVac on

My pal 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 See Jane Work was born. 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 has a new line available exclusively at Office Depot!

You can connect with See Jane Work by checking out their website here, their Facebook page here and following them on Twitter here.

Laying out your clothes the night before has its advantages, but realistically you may not have time or the energy to dig through your closet at the end of the day. Stylebook’s calendar feature can help you plan ahead whenever you have a free moment - like when you’re waiting online at the coffee shop or out on your lunch break. Plus, the outfit editor tool lets you use images of your real-life wardrobe to make quick outfit collages and schedule when you’ll wear what.

You’ll be able to quickly reference your looks and calendar from anywhere - so there’s no need to panic about what to wear again! Stylebook is the internationally-acclaimed virtual closet app for your real-life wardrobe. It’s available now for your iPhone and iPod Touch!
  • Closet - Take photos of your own clothes and then organize them into custom categories with notes and fields like color, brand, season, size, etc.
  • Calendar - Add multiple items and outfits to each day and keep searchable notes of why you wore what
  • Used In Look - Open any item of clothing and get an instant list of every outfit you’ve ever worn it in

Follow their Pinterest boards for tips on how to organize your clothes in a tiny space, store accessories, and more! Watch out for their upcoming Contest board!

A warm welcome to Jackie of Teal & Lime!  Jackie offers lovely online mood boards to help inspire your room transformation!


Teal & Lime Custom Mood Boards are a visual shopping and DIY list for your perfect room!

Mood Boards will:
  • Save you time and guesswork, so you can skip right to the fun part
  • Give you decorating advice for your space, including things to buy and things to DIY
  •  Include a complete online source list for all recommended items and DIY projects
  • Give you a clear plan you can work on at your own pace
For a sampling of the recent Teal & Lime Mood Boards and DIY ideas, you can check out her online portfolio here!

Mouse Tales® Travel is staffed by a unique group of true “Disney Fans” who specialize in making your Disney vacation plans come true. There is never a fee for their services – yes, it’s FREE! – and they will make your resort reservations, arrange dining and special events, and keep constant watch on promotions and special offers even after you’ve paid for your vacation.

Whether your plans involve Walt Disney World, Disneyland, the Disney Cruise Line, or the exciting destinations of Adventures by Disney, their specialized knowledge of Disney destinations allows their Mouse Tales team to tailor a custom experience that is just right for you and your family. Their travel planners are all experienced in the various Disney properties, and are graduates of the College of Disney Knowledge; an industry designation that they have earned and are very proud of!

At Mouse Tales® Travel, they will treat your vacation plans as if they were our very own, and will work hard to ensure you get the best value available. So contact Mouse Tales® Travel before you book your next Disney trip and let them make your vacation dreams come true!

2013 vacation pricing is now available for Walt Disney World and Disneyland! Contact Kimberly for more information!

A Personal Organizer lives in sunny San Diego with her husband and 3 sweet boys! She offers hands-on and online organizing services with an eye for beauty and a heart for coaching. Her goal is to offer excellent services and teach her clients to get and stay organized!

What's Helena up to?
  • What's Helena up to? A Sunday blog post with my take on the life of a Professional Organizer - with a husband, 3 boys and my own pursuit of happiness!
  • Getting ready for the Holidays! The kids are back in school, routines are established and now is a great time to organize your home and get ready for the busy time of holidays. Organizing your kitchen, bathrooms and linen closet are a must to have a great time with guests!
  • Online Organizing - Sometimes all we need is a helping hand to guide us through the clutter and lead us out of the overwhelm of disorganization. I love working with clients and helping them get organized to enjoy their homes and lives all over again! Schedule a FREE 20 min online consultation to see if this is a good fit for you!
See how this client from London got all organized with Online Organizing Sessions!

  • Weekly posts bring tips for you to get organized. Leave your comments and your questions. Helena loves them!
  • Fresh tips coming out daily! Want to connect with Helena and receive daily free home organizing tips? Come on over to Facebook and sign up to our newsletter!
  • Find a wealth of resources for your organizing projects at A Personal Organizer and tweet all about it to @HelenaAlkhas !
  • If you'd like to get in touch with Helena directly, you can email her:

If you regularly read organizing books, newsletters and blogs but still struggle to create the organization you are after, simplify 101 is the perfect solution for you.  In addition to tips and ideas, Simplify 101 offers one-on-one coaching and online workshops.  The beauty of their online workshops is that they are:
  • Guided by experts.  Their workshops are taught by subject matter experts who are available to answer your questions.  They are committed to keeping you motivated and on track to achieve your organization goals {try that with a book or blog post!}
  • Friendly and supportive.  You'll gain exclusive access to supportive and friendly simplify 101 online community.  You'll be motivated and inspired by people with similar goals.
  • Adaptable.  They don't prescribe a one-size-fits-all approach.  Instead, our workshops make it simple for you to incorporate your own personal style and ideas into your organizing solutions!
IHeart Organizing readers can get 15% off their November online workshop, Get Organized for the Holidays, by entering coupon code HEART15SEP during checkout through November 2, 2012.  This coupon also works for self-paced, instant download workshops, but may not be combined with any other coupon codes.

If you'd like a complete system to organize every aspect of the holiday season, Get Organized for the Holidays online workshop is for you.  This workshop gives you tools to simplify your holiday to-do list, including printable forms to organize everything from shopping, to entertaining, to gift wrapping, to scheduling activities and to-dos.  Class begins Thursday, November 1st and runs through December 20th.  During this time, you'll have access to a private message board where you can ask the instructor, questions!  She will answer all questions within one business day {often even faster} so it's like having a professional organization "on-call" throughout the holiday season.  You're invited to join the fun!  And you're invited to create a stress-free, joy-filled holiday season this year and for years to come.  Get all the details and sign up here.

If you're looking for expert guidance, step-by-step solutions and motivation but would first like to see how simplify 101's online workshops work, you are invited to try out this brand new online workshop, Change Your Life in 10 Simple Steps.  You'll discover a powerful approach for creating positive change in your life, and best of all, it's FREE!  Grab a spot today and begin making changes right away.

Visit for more, and follow them on the blog, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter!

Thirty-One offers stylish, affordable products that 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, fashionable and affordable {and of course make great gifts}! One fun feature of Thirty-One is that a good majority of their products can be personalized!

  • Thirty-One is launched it's Brand New Fall Catalog on September 1 with more new styles and prints than ever before!
  • Thirty-One has answered our requests and there is PURPLE in this new catalog. It was the most requested color in Thirty-One history!
  • They have also launched some great new ways to personalize your items to make them special just for you! With football season right around the corner, get ready to cheer on your favorite team with our Spirit Line and with our brand new Collegiate Line. Thirty-One has partnered with colleges across the country to bring you personalization from your favorite team.

You can join Erica's VIP group on Facebook for monthly giveaways and special deals just for her VIP's.

This month you can snatch up some of their TOP styles for a steal when you spend $31.  For every $31 you spend in October, you can choose either a Retro Metro Bag, Retro Metro Tote, Organizing Utility Tote or (NEW) Super Organizing Utility Tote for 1/2 off!!!  What a great time to grab up some great Christmas gifts for a bargain!

Contact Erica McKinley with any additional questions or for assistance placing an order and find her website here!

SugarSNAP products are designed by moms for moms.

The brainchild of Stacy Cooper Dent and Tarah Smith Evans, two moms of young twins, sugarSNAP creates products that are innovative, thoughtful and beautiful: they have an amazing diaper bag organizer and also a new system to organize all of the baby and kid supplies parents carry in their cars.

Stacy and Tarah know from personal experience that the endless stuff that goes along with being a parent can sometimes be overwhelming, so they launched sugarSNAP to design smart, stylish solutions to help parents get and stay organized. Their motto is: Hey Sugar, it's just stuff. Let's organize it. Now go. Play!

Stay tuned to sugarSnap, they have a huge announcement later this year about an exciting new product that will completely organize your current diaper bag in an amazing new way and also turn ANY bag you carry into a diaper bag!

Like sugarSnap on Facebook to stay current with special promotions we're running

You can also sign up for sugarSnap's mailing list on their website, they will send you details about new product launches and coupon codes to use in our online boutique!

Be sure to visit sugarSnap around the web:

Don’t you hate scrubbing your refrigerator bins and surfaces? So do we! And now you don’t have to. We’re the husband and wife duo behind Fridge Coaster. Fridge Coasters are super absorbent “liners” that come in different sizes to fit all high traffic areas in your refrigerator. Place under produce in the crispers to keep your veggies fresh longer, or under milk and salad dressing in the doors to absorb drips that would normally dry to the bottom of your bin, ewww.

Fridge Coasters provide time saving function and fashion to the inside of your refrigerator. In addition, we’re really proud to say that our sustainable product is made 100% in the USA of 30% (or more) post consumer product. We then use a UV-dried printing process which means the ink never bleeds beyond its original printed shape even when fully submerged in water! How awesome is that? Long story short, Fridge Coasters will save you a ton of time and put a smile on your face every time you open the fridge!

More fun facts about Fridge Coaster:
  • Fridge Coasters come in 6 fantastic colors, including the new plum and pumpkin colors featured below
  • Mix and match any of the 3 fun prints
  • Receive FREE shipping on all orders over $30, no code necessary 
  • The holidays are quickly approaching and Fridge Coasters make an awesome housewarming or hostess gift 


Receive FREE shipping on the Fridge Coaster website when you spend $30 or more! They also ship to Canada!

It's time to get stylish and sassy with Sassy Aprons!

Sassy Apron's is an Etsy shop that carries the most lovely and unique variety of aprons!

Whether being used for gardening, in the kitchen, at the salon or at a restaurant, you will be sure to find one that fits your personality and needs.

Sassy Aprons are original designs, handmade, unique, created to flatter the body and the ties are long and adjustable to fit almost any figure.  A win win for all!

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!

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

Contact Chrissy with any questions, through her Uppercase Living website here.

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 and incredible freebie organizing printables here:

Many thanks again to all those who support this happy place I like to call home!  My appreciation is endless!


  1. Where did Amanda from our Humble Abowed go? I went on vacation and came back to her blog being private. She used to be a sponsor so I just thought you might know.

    1. She has made her blog private for personal reasons.



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