Posts Tagged ‘Sponsors’

Please Welcome

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Happy Friday all, just a quick note to let you know that I’ve welcomed some new sponsors, please allow me to introduce them. 

Thirteen Bees Vintage is an Etsy shop of carefully selected wearable vintage clothing for the stylish woman.  

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This shop has been featured everywhere from Design*Sponge to Glamour magazine, pop on by Thirteen Bees Vintage and take a peek at these fabulous fashion finds.


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Pure and Lovely was founded by an extraordinary design team made up of college sweethearts. 

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This incredibly talented couple offers a long list of design services, including interior, graphic and fabric design, original art, and revamped vintage furniture.  Pop on over and have a look at their inspiring blog and Etsy shop

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Sweet Anne Vintage is a great place to shop for unique vintage finds, like this Westinghouse fan, Polaroid camera, fois bois champagne bucket, and brass apple.  Love them all !

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Megan Gillis Jewelry has some of the prettiest baubles around ~ I’ve already fallen in love with several of her earrings, in fact, I think I want all of these.  So so pretty.

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Many thanks to all of my sponsors for your support ! 

I’ll be back later today to announce the winners of the Cute As Pie Giveaway, and with a sneak peek at the latest crafts I’ve been working on . . . until then, have a splendid morning. 




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Summer Thank Yous

Monday, July 5th, 2010

G’day everyone, I hope you are enjoying the long holiday weekend ~ what a blast we had at our Fourth Party yesterday with friends and family, it was a huge success !

I’m so grateful to the many sponsors that support this blog – it’s time to give my newest partners a big thank you, so please welcome these new summer sponsors.

Pink Pig Westport, a lovely online boutique with an inspiring collection of linens, furniture and antiques.   Pink Pig is also a store located in Westport, New York, founded by Debbie, a long time Manhattan resident living the chic life who daydreamed of relocating to the country, and followed her dream !  Read more about Debbie’s inspiring bio here.   

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Grain sack pillows  ~   Antique finds  ~  Cottage style furniture ~ Jewelry

Home accessories  ~  Candles  ~  Apparel  ~  Garden

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Stay up to date on all the new arrivals by following the Pink Pig blog !

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Fantsy Facade, an innovative solution for upgrading your clinical looking medicine cabinet by offering frames custom made for your bathroom.

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10 different molding styles and 11 colors are available, here’s just a few:

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The 20% off Classic design sale ends today, so hop on over to take a peek at Fantsy Facade and transform your ordinary recessed medicine cabinet (use the code LADYBUG).

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Saffron Marigold offers luxurious hand printed linens for your bed, tabletop, or living space.  These unique linens are printed by artisans in India with the traditional wood blocking technique to create the most intricate patterns. 

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Saffron Marigold’s linens make the most wonderful gift for you or your home, with 50 % off shipping for all US orders for a limited time. 

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Xpresiv Designs is a fantastic source for personalized vinyl lettering for your home, whether it’s design elements like chandeliers or scroll signs, or some of your favorite quotes for your walls, mirrors, or doors, with 22 fonts available for customizing your own design. 

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They are offering all CG readers a 20% discount when you use the word CENTSATIONAL at checkout, plus shipping is only $4.95.  Check out Xpresiv Designs online shop right here !  And stay tuned for a special giveaway, coming up later today !

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No doubt you’ve heard of Ruby Lane, but take a peek at the sister site Ruby Plaza, a home for individually owned shops offering hand crafted items, fashion, accessories, reproductions, and collectibles.  There’s always something new at Ruby Plaza!

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Simplify 101 is your online source for organizing and controlling the clutter in your home.  

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Offering online organizing workshops, where you work at your own pace, and professional organizing services are available.   Sign up for the organizing newsletter and weekly quick tip right here !   Life is simpler and more fun once you’re organized, right ? 


Thanks so much to all of you who click over and shop these worthy businesses ~ they truly help to keep this blog going . . .


Another great giveaway coming later today, yay !



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Tackling Paper Clutter and a GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Remember when I was on that huge organizing kick back in January, even did an entire week of posts on getting a fresh start ?  I even managed to get somewhat organized when it came to filing paperwork, but I’m sorry to report, again the paper is totally and completely out of control around here.   I was doing so well for many months, but then somewhere between Easter and Graduation, the piles of paper again became my nemesis. 

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I’m good at juggling a lot of balls at one time, but when it comes to paper clutter, it is my number one organizational challenge.   So I’m going to be participating in the Organize Your Paper Clutter Workshop, brought to you my newest sponsor Simplify 101

As a super busy multitasking mom, I love the fact that the workshop is spread out over six weeks, with plenty of time to review the materials between entertaining the kids, swim lessons, and even more DIY projects this summer, yippeee ! 

Just the thought of ridding my house of paper clutter makes me breathe a huge sigh of relief.  Won’t you join me ?

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Do you stack papers on your countertop or desk because you simply don’t know what else to do with them? 

Are you overwhelmed with all the artwork and papers your children bring home from school?  Are you unsure what paper you really need to keep and how long to keep it?

Does it seem like you have more paper coming into your home than you can possibly handle?  Are you tired living with paper-cluttered surfaces?

This six week summer workshop will give you the answers to all your pressing paper questions plus simple-to-use systems that will eliminate the paper clutter in your home.   You’re free to review the weekly materials on your own time over the six weeks, online or in PDF format, or even in MP3 format.  

Plus, with clear cut action steps and the support of a professional organizer to answer questions, plus a friendly online community, you can take action and organize your paper. 

Check out the entire six week syllabus right here.

Now y’all know I love to giveaway pretty stuff, and today it’s something very practical. 

The kind folks at Simplify 101 are offering two lucky readers a free spot in the Organize Your Paper Clutter Workshop – a $75 dollar value.    

Eligibility to win one of two free spots in the Organize Your Paper Clutter workshop:

1)  Leave a comment telling us what kind of paper clutter is your biggest organizational challenge !  

2) For a second chance to win, either link to this giveaway on Facebook OR tweet this giveaway with a link on Twitter, and then leave a second comment telling me where you mentioned this giveaway (FB or Twitter). 

Giveaway ends Saturday June 12th at 8 p.m. PST.  Winners chosen by 

swirl snip If you’d like more tips on organizing your home or office top to bottom, sign up for Simplify 101’s organizing newsletter right here !   You can also follow the blog and get even more daily tips on organizing.


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