A Blizzard of Thanks to My First Sponsors!

Did you know that his month I welcomed my first two sponsors at The Borrowed Abode?

I’m saving up to get a professional blog redesign and decided, after much deliberation, to take on a small number of relevant advertisers to help make it more affordable.   I hope you’ll take a moment to check them out!

Sponsor Thank You

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Borrow Mr. Handy

Have you ever wished you could just borrow a handyman for a minute to ask a question about a project you’re working on?  Now you can, with Borrow Mr. Handy, an online handyman consultation service.

Mr. Handy has worked for a nationally-known home builder for over 20 years, managing the process of home building from start to finish.  While learning construction management in college,Kurtis discovered his love for fixing and building homes.  He went on to remodel two of his own homes as well as helping others with theirs.

Borrow Mr Handy Online Handyman Consultation

Mr. Handy has also worked as a custom finish carpenter, creating everything from elaborate bookcases and custom cabinets to beautiful coffered ceilings and customized closets. He also has a knack for building and refinishing furniture.

Right now Borrow Mr. Handy is offering a free email consultation to fans of their Facebook page!

And don’t forget to hop over to the Borrow Mr. Handy blog for your chance to win handyman consultation services for a year!  Think of all the challenging projects you could tackle with that kind of help!

Borrow Mr. Handy:  Website     ~    Facebook     ~     Twitter

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oldtownsuds

Old Town Suds, based out of Alexandria, VA, offers eco-friendly laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and soap made without the use of harsh chemicals.  The products are safe for babies, cloth diapers, and people with sensitivities!

Old Town Suds began in 2011 out of the the need to remove unneeded chemicals from everyday use. After some research and several successful experiments later the Sudsologist, Steffanie, found several ways to incorporate eco-friendly homemade cleaners into her family’s everyday lifestyle. Many successful loads of laundry and clean-ups later, Steffanie decided she needed to share the products she created and Old Town Suds was formed.

Old Town Suds Eco Products

I can personally attest to how fabulous they are; I have tried several of them and I especially love the Old Town Suds laundry detergent!  A tiny scoop gets even my stinky dog laundry clean, and my entire basement smells so good in the process that it actually has me wanting to do more laundry.  This eco-friendly detergent replaces your traditional detergent and fabric softener – it is the all-in-one that does not use any pesky chemicals that cause allergic reactions, degradation of fabrics and cause chemical smells after the clothes are washed.

The products shown above are available in the Old Town Suds Etsy Shop!  Clockwise, from top left:  EcoFriendly Laundry Detergent, Prince Street Calendula Soap, EcoFriendly All-Purpose Cleaner, and the 1st Street Shampoo Bar.

Old Town Suds:    Website     ~     Etsy Shop     ~     Facebook     ~     Twitter

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So again, a huge thank you to Borrow Mr. Handy and Old Town Suds for being my very first sponsors!  I hope you’ll show them a little love.

If you’re interested in affordable advertising for your Etsy shop or other small or handmade business, don’t be shy!   Rates start as low as $5 a month, and I’d love to help you get your name out there!

You may also notice I have affiliate-link sidebar ads for the following companies:  Pure Citizen and Future Standard.  Both offer ethical fashion, which is super important to me!
Pure Citizen

Shop Future Standard for Ethical Fashion!

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