Friday, May 4, 2012

Brand Spankin' NEW Summer Sponsors!!

There has been a lot of buzz around the interwebs lately about partnerships and sponsorships. Let me start by saying that I am incredibly thankful to be able to share openly here on my blog, to have connected with so many women, and now, to be able to help promote some of my favorite bloggers and women right here at OLN.

So, without further ado, allow me to introduce you to our fabulous Summer Sponsors, in no particular order.

Lena was not only my first 'official' blog sponsor, but she and I have become fast friends over the last few months, and I am so happy to have her along for the ride this summer! She started selling Stella & Dot a few months back, and I haven't stopped drooling over the catalog since! 

Lena has a dear friend who just got some tough news, and she has taken the initiative to get out there and do something that can really change her friends' life ...

'Many of you have heard me talk about my precious friend and sorority sister, Katelyn.  She found out a few weeks ago that she has cancer of the uterus.  She found out about her cancer about 5-6 weeks after her son, Owen, was born.  She has a daughter, Avery, who will be 3 in November.  Can you imagine having 2 children, one who is a newborn, and discovering that you have a life-threatening illness?  I cannot imagine it at all.  

But Katelyn?  She has fought it with a "bring it on" and "take that, cancer" attitude.  

And fight she has done.  

She's literally had half-a-dozen blood transfusions and an emergency hysterectomy, and she still has strength like a lion.  She's not only my dear friend, she's my role model. 

I have been thinking and praying for a while about how I can help Katelyn in some way, and God said to me - sell your jewelry.  I love Stella & Dot so much, and I know many of you do, too. 

So, I have set up a special trunk show for Katelyn, and I'm donating 100% of my commission to help Katelyn.  Despite cancer, there are diapers to buy, bills to pay, mouths to feed, etc, and this is one way that I can help. 

I ask that you consider buying yourself something new in honor of my friend - wear it proudly and pray for her whenever you wear it.  All of the hostess rewards that are earned from this show, I also plan on donating to Katelyn - because we all know, jewelry makes us feel beautiful, no matter what we may look like on the outside'

How amazing is that? I think it's so genuine and heartfelt that Lena has organized this initiative for her friend, and I am honored to be able to help spread the word. Are you interested in helping out? Simply visit her new Stella & Dot Trunk Show, and thanks in advance for your support!

You many already recognize Leigh Anne, as she's a returning sponsor as well! Leigh Anne is the author of the fabulous blog, Hart to Heart, where she writes about fashion, fitness, cooking and crafting! Be still my heart. Talk about a girl who is my style, right? She's a fellow newlywed and a fellow fashionable brunette! She has already motivated me to cook healthier and to get my fitness back on, and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Leigh Anne is sweet, down-to-earth and the type of girl I know I'd be friends with IRL. In fact, maybe we should work on this whole 'in real life' thing so I have someone to motivate me back into the gym a few times a week! She really has become one of my favorite bloggers, so show her some love, ladies! You can also check her out on Twitter, and visit her Etsy shop while you're at it!

Where do I even begin with Lindsey?! We were originally introduced via Twitter by my SIL, and since then, we've struck up a real friendship. Even though we may not know each other yet, I consider Lindsey a friend, and a beautiful one at that!

Lindsey blogs over at Love to the Moon about her beautiful family: her hubby and two precious daughters. Personally, I love her Wednesdays vlogs because it makes me feel like we're in the same room! Lindsey is a great Mom, and a beautiful person inside and out. Head on over and join in on the fun and show her some love! You can also find her on Twitter here!

Mandy is another one of my favorites. A fellow Jersey girl, and another Mom to two precious little girls! I often feel like Mandy and I have known each other for years, but the truth is, we've actually never met! We do text each other like 'IRL friends,' and it is my hope that Mandy, Lindsey and I can all hang out together some day in the near future!

Mandy is the author of the blog, Mommy Musings, and writes about raising her two beautiful little girls, her adorable pups, and being married to a once military, turned cop hubby. Her posts are always filled with adorable photos, and I always feel like she gives me an up close glimpse into her life. She has also helped me host a 31 giveaway, and is one of the cutest, fittest Mommy's I know. If you're not already reading Mommy Musings, you definitely need to start doing so ASAP! You can also find Mandy on Facebook and Twitter!

Jamie and I have become 'internet buddies' more recently after she reached out to help promote the Week of 31 Giveaways that myself and some other fabulous ladies helped sponsor back in March. Since then, we've kept in touch via Twitter, and I always love popping over to her blog to read about her most recent happenings.

Jamie blogs about her life as a wife, and former 'working girl' turned SAHM. She met her hubby at 18 and now they're sharing in this beautiful journey together. She is also a reality TV junky just like me, and her recaps about the likes of the RHOC are classic. Head on over and say hello to Jamie as soon as possible!

I am beyond excited to welcome a Scentsy consultant into the mix with my Summer Sponsors! It is no secret that I am a total Scentsy convert. In the past few months, I've added a full sized warmer, two plug-in warmers and a dryer bar to my collection, and I've been thrilled with each and every product!

If you're new to Scentsy, or if you're ready to freshen up your collection for summer, pay a visit to Kim's site and check out all of the fabulous new things that Scentsy is offering, like the Campus Collection, Scentsy Buddies, the Layers Collection, and even the brand new Men's Collection! You can also host a party of your own, and receive the benefits of being a hostess! Contact Kim with any questions about specific products, and let her know that I sent you!

You can also find Kim on her blog, and please check out her adorable boys while you're there! She's also on Twitter!

Have you had the pleasure of meeting Kelly yet? She bog over at 'Today Was A Fairytale.' She's a soon-to-be newlywed, so you'll catch her dishing about wedding planning, life as a working girl, photography and her many adventures. 

She is also hosting a 31 giveaway this week! I am honored to help Kelly sponsor this giveaway for a URU Thermal Tote, and hope you'll head over and enter right away! Not only are you supporting Kelly, but 31 is giving back for each URU tote that is sold! The giveaway is open until next Wednesday, May 9th, and the winner will be announced on Thursday, the 10th!

If you are not already privy to Laura's blog, Between the Lines, then you have surely been living under a rock somewhere. Laura is another one of my favorite bloggers! Not only is she a wife, a mom, and a Scentsy Consultant, but she also finds time for design and photography?! She must be wonder woman, and I love that about her.

Laura's blog shares stories about her life, her son, E, their adventures in military life with her hubby, and so much more. Laura is down-to-earth, and I love the honesty with which she shares about her faith, her adventures in her kitchen, and in entrepreneurship!

Laura is yet another woman who I would love to be IRL friends with. Are you seeing this, Laura? Let's make that happen! You can also find her on Twitter (thank God lent is over and she's back), Facebook and Pinterest!

And last, but certainly not least, is Jessica from Diamond Doll Designs! Jess came as a referrals from my fabulous, SIL. I looked her up right away, and have never looked back!

Trust me when I say you will be pleasantly surprised by all of the familiar blog banners you see when you visit her site. She's fun, creative, and she really helped me come up with the fabulous new look for OLN. If you're thinking about giving your blog a facelift, definitely head on over and tell Jess I sent you!!

Whew! If you're still reading, thank you SO MUCH for your support of our new sponsors. I am super excited about each one of them, and writing this post really helped to remind me of all of the wonderful friends and connections I've made here. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, email me directly at ourlovenestblog{at}gmail{dot}com
Now, please excuse me while I go place the finishing touches on everything for Baby M2's Sprinkle tomorrow! I'll definitely share about it all next week!

Have a fabulous weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Ahhh, how sweet are you?! I agree - we'd be great IRL friends. You're a doll - thank you, thank you. And man, am I glad lent is over, too. ;)

B F said...

I'd love to sponsor girl! Do you do swap ads???