Thursday, August 13, 2015

26 Extra! Extra! Organizing Reads!

I hope you all are having a beautiful week!  I have been seeing a lot of back-to-school pics on Instagram, so I hope that your transitions have all been good ones.  We head back in a few weeks, and we are trying our best to squeeze in as much family time as possible before that happens.  Savoring the final summer days is a must because before we know it there will be dew on the ground each morning, then frost and then snow!  Yikes!

It has been a long while since I have stopped in to just chat about blog related items so I thought I would do that quick today. 

As many of you know, I also contribute to Better Homes & Garden's Style Spotter's Blog so when I am not writing here, I can be found writing there.  It is always such an honor to partner with my favorite publication and I always jump at the opportunity to write about organization whenever possible.  So if you are looking for more storage eye candy, you can find quite a few new articles I have written linked below.



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A few months ago I had the incredible opportunity to head out to NYC and partner with HomeGoods.  I worked with them to create a happy home office space utilizing only products found from their stores and showcased the space in a beautiful city loft.  Once the room was created, I met with a variety of publications and editors and also filmed some really fun videos for HomeGoods.  Definitely a highlight of my entire year!


During the event, they also scheduled us to film a segment at The Better Show!  The segment is now live on their website here.  Although I have no plans to go into television (this girl is made for blogging), it was so fun to be part of and I soaked up every last second of the surreal experience.


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In really exciting news, I have been asked to join the famous HGTV Property Brother duo to cruise the beautiful seas and talk DIY and design.  And we want YOU to join us!


I have never been on a cruise before, so I don't know what I am more excited about; the tropical adventure or the opportunity to schmooze with some incredible HGTV talent.  Being that we just took on our biggest home project yet, I have a billion and one things I can think to ask these experts.

Some famous HGTV guests include Jonathan & Drew Scott, Jason Cameron, Jillian Harris, Amie & Jolie Sikes, Kim Myles, JD Scott and Brandon Lay

This design lover's experience will offer the opportunity to sip on piña coladas by the pool, dive into fantastic nightly entertainment, soak up helpful insider tips from Jonathan and Drew and attend really fun design sessions.  I will be also joining some of my favorite blog friends in a couple of panel discussions and recapping the experience with all of you.  So if you have any burning questions for the famous brotherly duo, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

The cruise sets sail on November 16th departing from Miami, and will head to Key West and Cozumel!  I would love for you all to come with, but I am not sure how many of you can squeeze into my suitcase.  But if sailing the seas and chatting home and design sounds like your dream vacation, Premier vacations is offering iHeart Organizing blog readers a “buy one, get one” deal. By using code IHEARTORGANIZING, you pay for one person to cruise and the second person sails free (only paying port fees, taxes and gratuities).  You can snag all of the cruise details here.

Although I may need a colada or two before I sing any karaoke, I can't wait for every last second of sailing fun!

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If you are not a sea person, I am also scheduled to speak in Seattle at the upcoming Bloom Bash in October!


This absolutely gorgeous workshop is created from the hearts of Michaela Noelle and Ashley Slater, and it is one I can't wait to be a part of.  Registration for the event is now open, and it will provide the opportunity to learn so much about the business of blogging.  Although I am coming up on my 6 year blogging anniversary, I know I still have so much to learn and can't wait to participate in the wide variety of sessions.

Over the two day retreat, they will have in-depth teaching sessions on blogging, social media, photography, styling, design, florals, calligraphy and more. Through an amazing team of talented speakers, local partnerships and a beautifully styled photo shoot, attendees are sure to leave inspired with a new found love for what they do and knowledge to aid them in doing it even better.  From what I have seen of previous workshops they have hosted, it is sure to be a stunner of an event.

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Finally, I just want to say it again, because I can't say it enough... YOU all are THE BEST bunch around.  When I found out you sweet readers had nominated iHeart Organizing for the Better Homes & Garden's blogger awards, I was filled incredible amounts of warmth and joy.  You know I am a softy, so things like this mean the world to me.  Seriously.  You all voted and WE WON!


I know that the Internet is filled with inspiration inducing blogs, and I am grateful beyond words that you all take a moment of your day or week or even month, to stop by this happy place.  I hope I can continue to create exciting, practical, pretty and budget friendly content for years to come, and I appreciate your continuous encouragement and support.  Blogging is filled with ups and downs, but connecting with all of you is always my favorite part of what I do, and your comments always rank as a highlight of my days. #groupbearhug

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I hope you all have time to soak in those final rays of summer sun.  I am currently road tripping with the fam, but will be back and diving into more projects next week.  I am also working behind the scenes on my 2016 planner release, so stay tuned for that as well.  I love how excited many of you have been to get that into your hands.

Happy Organizing!

26 comments:

  1. I am so excited about all these exciting things that are happening for you!! Your hard work shows in everything you do! I live in Miami and it would be so much fun to go on that cruise. I will definitely check it out! Again, I am so happy for you! xo, Maria

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    1. Thank you Maria! It would be so wonderful to finally meet!! :D

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  2. I just wanted to say how much I LOVE your blog! I found it via instagram and you are such an inspiration!! I think it's so incredibly cool that you get to be apart of that cruise with the property brothers. I have loved their show for a long time and that's just super amazing. Anyways, love your blog! I always look forward to reading it!

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    1. Thank YOU so much!! I am so happy you found me. ♥

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  3. WOW, I think a congratulations is required all around. That sounds like an amazing opportunity, have SOOO much fun!! I love Michaela and her workshops are on my bucket list to go. It looks like you've had an amazing, eventful year :)

    Way to go on winning the award that's so amazing :)
    Keep up the great, inspirational & real posts.

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor
    xx

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  4. So many great storage spaces! I wish I was naturally organized!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  5. I am so glad that so many wonderful opportunities are coming your way! You deserve them. I just watched the Better TV episode and you did great, very natural. I hope that your husband will also be able to go on the cruise. I see that Jilian Harris will be there. I just love her on Love It or List It 2. Enjoy all of the fun things.

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    1. I also quite enjoy Love It or List It 2! Thank you for your comment Barbara! ♥

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  6. What a day, what a day! I love seeing great blogs succeed and it's so great to see all your hard work paying off with these wonderful opportunities!!

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  7. Awww, you are such a sweetie! Congrats on winning the blogger award! Your blog is such a fun, happy place for me to visit that I'm so glad others enjoy you as much as I do. Have fun with the fam and be safe in your travels.

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  8. I love your blog and thought you were super on TV!! You work so hard on your blog and home and it shows. Thank you for all of the inspiration you have given me!!

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  9. A cruise AND The Property Brothers? Awesome! You will have so much fun. Those are amazing places to go to and cruises are so fun! Have a great time!

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    1. Thank you! And I know right? Either one alone is already amazing and then to pair the Property Brothers with a cruise?! #mindblown

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  10. Wait, what??!!!??!! BHG Blogger of the Year!!!! woot woot!!! Of course you are!!!! See you later, love! ;) xo

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  11. Big congrats and enjoy every moment of the cruise! It's well deserved. Your blog had always been a favorite of mine that I check a few times a week. I think it's because the projects you do seem doable for us average mums out there :). And the beautiful ideas.

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  12. Hi Jen, I have been reading your blog for about 5 years now I think! I still love it so much! I'm always so inspired by whatever your latest project is! I hope you have many blogging years ahead. :)

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  13. Great to hear about all your successes and exciting plans for the future. Congratulations on all of your achievements, richly deserved xx

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  14. U deserve it!!
    Your blog is pure awesomeness!!!
    Btw you will love the cruise!!
    My best friend and I rehab homes down here in Miami and I hope we can go :)

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    1. I hope so also, and I love that you rehab homes! ♥

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