Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Break: 4 Weeks To A Clutter Free Room!

Summer break.  Those words are being rejoiced by kid's everywhere.  Parent's on the other hand may not be so joyful. School is out and the kid's have the whole Summer to spend helping Mom and Dad turn their messy room into a clutter free room.  Right!  If, you rolled your eyes or said something a little more colorful than I did, I hear you.  So, how can you get the kid's to help out around the house this Summer without the same old excuses?

Lead by example.  If, they see you making goals for yourself over the Summer they will have no excuse to not do their part.  If, you are tired of fighting with your child to get them to clean their room.  If, you have you tried every time tested piece of advise with little success.  If, you can't remember when was the last time your child cleaned their own room.  Maybe, it's time for a change.  

If, you can relate to any of these issues then you'll want to stick around for this series of posts about how You can take control back over your life and home with just 1 hour a day or on the weekend in each room in your house.  

Cleaning my own house has inspired me to create a new product line for our 2 Etsy shops that I'll introduce at the end of the series.  
It will help your child keep their room clean and organized in a colorful, fun and useful way.  It's something that can grow with you or your child.  It's sustainable, so it will last a lifetime.  It's affordable so it saves you money in the long run.

Week 1:
Let's face it.  Technology has changed our lives.  
Action step #1 -Try going a entire weekend with no cell phone, tablet or laptop in your life.  What about turning the TV off for the weekend!  Yikes!  Most of us would first go into shock and squirm and then there would be total silence.

I dare you to give it a try and see what happens at your house.  But, I can guarantee you that if you do, you will get more done than you ever thought possible.

My husband and I have made a personal decision to cancel the paid TV service. I then took it a step further and decided to not even watch TV anymore and see what we could get done by not being lazy and being a couch potato every night.

It has been amazing!  Now in the evenings after dinner we can actually get to talk and relax and just enjoy the quiet.  We are now empty nester's and at first all we could do is talk about how much we missed our daughter being around.

But, after a few weeks we decided to focus on us and our needs as a couple.  We have several home projects that needed finishing and now instead of the TV stealing our time we have been working on the rooms in the house that were unfinished.  

In just one hour we were able to go through 6 boxes of stuff and actually begin to see more of the floor instead of walking in this little narrow pathway.

We both rejoiced over what we accomplished. A clean floor!  So, each weekend we spend time together doing fun things like going to garage sales and then in the evening we tackle one room or project in about an hours time.

In just one hour my husband built me this cool bookcase.  It now is my storage space for our beanie baby inventory we sell in our Pioneer Fundraiser Etsy shop.  Once, we get each room organized we will be able to start on our new product line for our other 2 Etsy shops, Markets of Sunshine and My Secret Compartments.

I challenge you to reduce stress in your life and join me during this 4 weeks to a clutter free room series.  Leave comments telling me what room you are starting on and what progress you have made each week.

Are you in?  Let me hear from you in the comment box below.  Use the hashtags #mosgiftclub & #clutterfreeroom with your comment. Tune in next week and see more photos of our progress.  Week#2 - 4 Weeks to a clutter free room will have an easy check-list for the family to use to help get things rolling and to show your progress.

At, the end of the series there will be a reward given to one of the families who have participated each week.  You will be put in a drawing to win one of my new products I'll be launching at the beginning of August 2016.

Happy Uncluttering!  

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha Jaramillo

Sunday, June 12, 2016

#TwitterParty: Play to Win Etsy Products in June

Are you ready for some Summer-time fun?  The Markets of Sunshine JW Promotion Etsy team is hosting a #TwitterParty for the month of June.  Wahoo!

Here is how you can win one of these fabulous prizes in our giveaway.  Open June 13-30, 2016 to those with a U.S.A. mailing address who are 18 years of age an older.

1.  Follow this blog - Scroll to the bottom and you'll find 2 ways to follow us.
2.  Leave a comment below with your Twitter handle or with the hashtag #MosGiftClub telling us why you want to win
3.  Sign-up for our monthly newsletter called Gift Sampler Club
4.  Click on the product name next to each image and join that newsletter to be entered for a chance to win that prize.

We will pick one winner per prize shown on this post.  So, enter today for a chance to win one of these fabulous Etsy products.
Golden Book Necklace, #TwitterParty Prize for Team Challenge, Enter to Win Mini book necklace

Secret Compartment, #TwitterParty June Challenge and Giveaway Contest Prize Hollow Book Box

College Student Gift, #TwitterParty Prize Challenge Spider Stuffed Animal Ty Beanie Baby

WIN Organic Baby Dress 12-18 Months #TwitterParty Prize Challenge Baby Dress size 12-18 months

These Etsy shops have graciously donated prizes to this giveaway.  We'd love to have you stop by their shop and Favorite it and the prize you see above.

1. Markets of Sunshine
2. My Secret Compartments
3. Pioneer Fundraiser
4. Little Laughing Ducks

We hope you have enjoyed this week's news from Markets of Sunshine.  Coming to you live from sunny Florida.  We look forward to reading your comments.  Don't forget to use the hashtag #MosGiftClub and follow the rules for a chance to win one of our irresistible Etsy products.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha Jaramillo
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Farmer's Market: Buy Local & Support Handmade or Homemade

            Buy Local!  Support Handmade or Homemade!
    A great way to buy local is at your farmer's market day.

Does your town host a farmer's market day?  I'm so excited that the town next to me here in Florida is now starting their own farmer's market day.  Wahoo!

The Tractor Supply Store in Osteen, Florida is hosting the first                                 Market Day on July 9th.  
                     To sign-up go to

I am getting busy increasing my inventory so that I can sign-up for a future event once the weather gets cooler.  But, in the meantime, I will be going to do my part to buy local and support the other handmade and homemade Artisan's in the area.

I'd like to hear from you in the comments box below.  Do you support your local farmer's market?  What is your favorite reason for doing so.

What about your local Tractor Supply Store?  My favorite reason for visiting is to buy organic vegetable plants and seeds and browse the Mary Jane's Farm magazine while I wait for my husband who is like a child in a candy shop cause there is so much to see.

If, you'd like to see some of the handmade products that I will be selling at the farmer's market take a look at my post about my Gift Sampler Boxes.

My Etsy shop is always open to you 24/7 from the comfort of wherever you are via internet access.  I ship anywhere around the world too.

We hope you have enjoyed our June news from our MOS Gift Club.  We look forward to reading your comments.  Don't forget to use the hashtags #cheerup and #MosGiftClub and share our post on your social media to win one of our irresistible handmade gifts each month.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha Jaramillo
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