Thursday, December 14, 2017

50% Off Sale! Retiring Fabric Organizer Sets For Simplifying Your Life

You'll have your choice of brown, blue, pink or yellow address books or albums, key chains, bookmarks and purple cash envelopes and bookmarks.

Where can you find these great deals?  In our Etsy shop, MarketsofSunshine

We are making room for our 2018 product line of digital and finished products.

Help us make room by grabbing one of these elegant organizers sets today!

Did you miss our 52 Week Snail Mail Challenge?

Help me spread the word about my 50% off sale by using the social media buttons below this post.

Sending You Sunshine!
Marsha J. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

52 Week Snail Mail Challenge For 2018
52 Week Snail Mail Challenge For 2018

Let's do something really bold and fun for 2018 together.
When we know we are not alone in a project it makes doing it that much easier.  Don't you agree?

I was sitting here looking at my product line in my Etsy shop, MarketsofSunshine 

I wanted to add something really fun and exciting for 2018 and finally decided on something handmade and something digital that will fit perfectly with my current line of envelopes, key chains, bookmarks and cash wallets.

So, stay tuned because come January 2018 I will launch the first of a 12 month series of products to my Etsy shop.

Now, what is this 52 week snail mail challenge all about?  Glad you asked cause I am all excited about the idea.

Think back to a time in your life when you could not wait to go to the mailbox and see in among the bills and junk mail if there was an envelope with your name on it from a friend.

Didn't that moment in time make your heart leap?  You couldn't wait to see what was inside. Maybe an invitation to a party.  Or, a 'thinking of you' card.

No matter what it was it was just for you from someone who took the time to sit down and write you something special.  I have to admit when I get a card in the mail from a friend it gives me such a boost that will last for days or weeks.

There are so many beautiful papers in the craft stores today that can be turned into a one of a kind envelope.  I take card stock and turn it into the envelope wallet you see here.  I add a few touches to make it durable and reusable for years to come.

Get out your color markers and just a plain sheet of paper and get to writing a friend near or far and add some simple doodles to the top, sides and bottom.

If you are not much of an artist that's okay too.  Just pick up a pack or two of stickers at your craft store and decorate away.
Don't forget to add some to the mailing envelope too.

Now, one suggestion if you are going to use one of my pretty envelopes or one you've made yourself is be sure to put it inside a mailing envelope so it stays pretty.

Are you with me?  Do you want to show 52 friends and family that they mean more to you than a text message?  Okay then let's get started.


1.  Send 52 friends/family a letter every week in the mail
2.  When you get a reply back in the mail from one of your friends or family members come back here and leave a comment telling us all about it.

Bonus: Join my VIP Club and get a free digital worksheet to write your list of 52 friends/family names and addresses on.
Just click the button below. (one a week)

 You'll also get a 20% off discount code to use in my shop on one of my pretty envelopes.
The coupon is new for 2018.  
The 2017 coupon code will expire on 12/31/17

Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha J.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

It's Here! "Maker's Secret Stash" Collection, Budgeting Just Got A Boost Up!

Are you ready to enter the world of 
To get started you'll need a few of
my favorite things.
1. Laminated cash envelopes
2.  Bill Tracker Notebooks
3.  Planner Clips
4.  Gift Envelopes
Follow the proven baby step method and you'll 
soon be on your way to debt-free living.

Are you ready to take back control of your
Click and description below to get started

Planner Clips 

Laminted Cash Envelopes with Snap Closure 

 Visit our Etsy shop today and pick up
your favorite set at 
Fashionable Budgeting Products
For the Smart Consumer! 

Tell me which is your
favorite new product
in the comments box
Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha J.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Coming Soon!! "Maker's Secret Stash" Collection

Coming Soon!!
"Maker's Secret Stash"

Get a sneak peek of what this new product line is all about:

Artisan Marsha Jaramillo of MarketsofSunshine
is launching a new product line in October 2017.
Stay tuned to this blog for future updates. 

Don't Worry, Be Happy! Week 2 Get Organized Photo Challenge

Want to join me for a spot of yummy scones and tea?  After, we finish our #getorganizedphotochallenge this month we can all celebrate together with a virtual Tea Party.  
How does that sound?  

Do you remember the song in the 90's that repeated the words: Don't Worry, Be Happy!  those words still make sense and should be taken seriously.

Sometimes, putting on a little music in the background makes work go by so much faster.  Do you play music while you clean your house?  That is something I had forgotten about until I saw my daughter putting her little ear piece attached to her little radio device.  (what's that called again)

Anyway, I do it the old fashioned way.  I get out a CD and put it on the DVD player and listen through the TV speakers. LOL

Or, I go to a website that plays music I like and listen through my desktop computer.  

Moving on to what I've accomplished over the last week is exciting and feels so good.  The computer is now clean and I know where everything is at any given time.

Desk is clean a tidy
The end table next to the couch in the living room is not cleared and can be used by my husband to put his tray at night while we eat our dinner.  I moved the phone to the table too instead of a separate little table in front of the printer.

Living room end table is clean and tidy
The bathroom counters are tidy and so are the cabinets under the sink.  My daughter gave me a helping hand and folded the sheets and towels.  It looks amazing!

Bathroom cabinets and counters are clean and tidy

So, if you are just now finding this challenge and want to jump in with us.  Feel free to do so.  Leave a comment below and let us know you are joining in the #getorganizedphotochallenge

If you already started with me last week.  Let me know how you are doing.  Don't feel bad if you are getting off to a slow start.  That's okay.  Just take 10 minutes a day and work on a pile or shelf or cabinet like I did.  

The most important thing is to Begin.  Then, it just gets easier from there.

I sent out a email with a free Butterfly to-do list to all my subscriber's this week.  Did you get yours?  Check your inbox so you don't miss out on this Freebie.

Until, next week remember these parting words...Don't Worry, Be Happy!

P.S. Would you mind doing me a little favor?
Please, share this post with your friends on social media by clicking on the little buttons right below this.  Thanks!

See my latest budgeting products in my shop at the link above            

Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha J.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Day 1 & Day 2 #GetOrganizedPhotoChallenge By Markets of Sunshine

Here we are on Day 1 the Before scene of the #GetOrganizedPhotoChallenge!

October 2017 will go down in my personal history book as the month that I started by journey to get my whole house organized and to simplify my routine once and for all.

Day 2 - Focus

I'm using my word prompts to motivate me and help me keep on track.  What about you?  How are you doing with your challenge?  Show me your photos on your social media sites using the hashtag #getorganizedphotochallege

If you are too shy to post your photos I'd love to have you leave a comment below letting me know how you are doing each day so we can cheer each other on.

 Get our free worksheet "7 Steps to Simplify"
as a bonus for doing the challenge with me.


 Sending You Sunshine!

Marsha J. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

October Get Organized Photo Challenge: #GetOrganizedPhotoChallenge

Get ready for October's "GetOrganizedPhotoChallenge

Get organized in October and follow along in our photo challenge with MarketsofSunshine.
Talk about accountability and I run and hide.
Seriously, we all could use some support in our day to day routine of getting organized.  Am I right?

You get the kids off to school or see your husband off to work and then you are left alone to clean up the mess.  Ugh!

You wish you could just pick up the phone and call a local house keeping company but that costs lots of money and you're trying to get out of debt not make more debt.

I'm on a mission to get out of debt, live a simple life and down-size this 1480 square foot home.

Maybe you followed along with me a few years ago when I started cleaning up my garage storage area and my home office (4 weeks to organize).  I did a series about 4 weeks to a clutter free home: One room at a time.
Since, then it has gotten out of hand again.  

Now, is the time to take the bull by the horns so to speak and get serious about this organizing stuff.  I'm in my house just about 24/7 and I can't stand cluttered rooms.

I keep my dishes washed and counters cleared.  Floors vacuumed and mopped.  Clothes washed and put away.  Bathroom cleaned weekly.  But, when it comes to dusting and keeping my office tidy and garage cleaned something weird happens.

It's like someone put the breaks on and I can't get it out of gear.
Ever feel like that with your home?  So, to make this fun and to get to it once and for all.  I came up with a fun way to motivate me and hopefully you'll play along and we can support each other.

Are you in?  Do I have your support?  Okay, then.  Let's get this party going!

Starting on October 1st and going til October 30th we are going to organize our house one room at a time, one day at a time.

Now, are you in?!  I hope so.  

To make the job fun we are going to photograph it every step of the way one day at a time.  To motivate us I came up with these word prompts.  Use them any way your little heart desires in your photos.

Use the hashtag #getorganizedphotochallenge in your posts on any of your social media sites.  I'll be coming along and looking for them starting October 1st.

If you are going to play along post in the comments below and let's cheer each other on.

See you October 1st.

Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha Jean

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

20 Fun Facts About Me: Owner of Markets of Sunshine

1.  I currently live in Deltona, FL
2.  Deltona is the longest place I have lived in my life (26 years)
3.  I lived the first 12 years of my life in Orlando, FL
4.  From age 13 to 18 I lived in the country, a town called Oviedo, FL
5.  After graduating from high school I lived in Winter Park, FL for 1 year (After high school I studied criminal law at Valencia Community College in Orlando)
6.  My first job was as a receptionist at an insurance company in Longwood, FL, My second job was for Sears Credit department in Winter Park, FL, My third job was for AT&T in Orlando and Altamonte Springs, FL

7. I've visited many countries and states in the USA and Caribbean. They are: GA, SC, NC, VA, WVA, NJ, NY, RI, DE, IL, TN, KY, MI, LA, AL, PA; via cruise ship Mexico, Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Jamaca ( I hate to fly but have several times)
8. Theme parks used to be my favorite past time here in FL.  I've been to Walt Disney World theme parks over 100 times, Sea World at least 20 times, Busch Gardens 50 times (my GrandMother lived across the street) Silver Springs Glass Bottom Boat, Six Flags over GA, Opry Land Weiki Watchee, The beach was my 2nd favorite place to hang out.  Wading in the water and sitting under the umbrella getting burned to a crisp. I have fair skin and blue eyes which are known to be low tolerance for heat.
Our families 3rd favorite vacation place was fishing in Ocala National Forrest and camping while my Dad hunted. (somewhere in FL I can't remember) I grew up with horses, dogs, ducks, chickens, cat, bird, rabbit and fish
9.  My fifth place to live was Altamonte Spgs, FL for 1 year with 2 different roommates
10.  My sixth place to live was again in Altamonte Springs, FL with 2 nice fleshly sister's near the age of my Mother (1985-1988)
11.  In 1988 I married the kindest man I've ever met who is from Colombia, South America
12.  We moved to Deltona, FL in 1990 after the birth of our daughter and have lived here for 26 years
13. I love the outdoors, camping, hiking mainly in the mountains during the Fall and Winter
14.  I love to entertain and cook gourmet food, mostly at tea parties
15.  I'm a little OCD due to Lyme disease in 2004 (I am very close to God now than ever before)
16.  We've been down sizing since last year when our daughter got married and moved out. (a very slow process due to low energy)
17.  Using the cash envelope system to budget and pay off medical debt and saving to help more in our congregation with home bound and elderly friends who can't take care of their homes anymore.
18.  Selling our home and getting out from under a mortgage is on the top of our list.  Leaving things in God's hand to see if that is the path he wants us to take. (selling off stuff in our Etsy shop, PioneerFundraiser)
19.  I'm trying to grow my Etsy customer base so I can retire my husband and he can work with me and do more in the ministry and for those in need. ( I love to make things with my hands so I opened my Etsy shop, MarketsofSunshine to give me something to do now that I'm not able to get out of my house like I used to before Lyme; I sew, crochet, made polymer clay people and animals, hollow books, cash envelopes, organizers, quilt, card making, scrapbooking just to name a few)
20.  We hope to buy a new truck and travel trailer once we sell our house so we can share the hope of God's kingdom with those who are longing for peace on earth and live with no more sickness, old age or death.

Now that you got to know me a little better, what do we have in common?  Leave a comment below and let me know.  Share this post if you leave a comment so your friends can come read it too.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Time For A Giveaway & Gift With Purchase From Markets of Sunshine

It's time for another fun giveaway from yours truly Marsha Jean owner of Markets of Sunshine.  Fashionable organizers for the smart consumer.  That's you. Giggle!

I have gotten the bug for snow globes.  I just think they are the coolest invention ever.  Okay, there might be some that are way cooler to you and that's okay too.

This Mary Moo Moo 2000 snow globe has to find a new home.  I have 4 to giveaway so that makes it even more special.  So, you have 4 chances of winning not just 1.

Read all the options in the Rafflecopter giveaway for more chances to win.  The more options you fill in the more points you gain.

The 2nd option is my Gift with Purchase deal of the month.
I made up some cute matchbox ornaments.  I call them that because you can hang them from the ribbon.  See, how cute they are.
It has a cute word charm on one end i.e. Mom, sister, daughter
Just let me know which charm you'd like me to add when you make a purchase from any of my 4 Etsy shops below.

1. MarketsofSunshine
sells fashionable organizers for budgeting 
2. MySecretCompartments
hollow book box storage box
3. BookLoversGifts4U
vintage books and movies
4. PioneerFundraiser
vintage gifts and supplies

Enter the giveaway by click the link below

Click this link >>>>>>>  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Budget Tip Of The Day! - How I Use The Cash Envelope System

Are you having a hard time sticking to a budget?  I know sometimes I start one and it all looks good on paper but taking that next step and actually implementing it is another task all together.  The key to sticking to a budgeting is to keep it simple.  Don't overwhelm yourself with high expectations.

If you've read articles that are floating all over the world wide web about making a budget or how to get out of debt you'll find that they all say about the same thing.  I like the idea of having something to guide you and not just try to keep track of all your money management in your head each month.

That is a big mistake I used to make way back when I was first married over 29 years ago.  We didn't have much money and no credit cards so it was easy for me to just know that we didn't have any money left over so no worries about over spending. 

As the year's rolled by and the credit card debt came along it was important to know what bills I needed to pay each week.  So, making a budget and sticking to it when you have credit card debt or student loan debt or a mortgage or car payment is a must for any household.

The first and most important step when making a budget is to write down everything you spend in one month.  Then in month two you make your budget from the way you spent money the month before.  This way you can see where you over spend and where you need to cut back on unnecessary spending.

The second step is to organize your money into categories according to type. Food, housing, car expenses etc... 

The third step that I do is set aside money each week for the must pay bills.  The ones that if you don't pay you won't have a place to live or a car to drive and so forth.  After, those are all allocated for I then move on to the second most important must pay items like food, gas and medical expenses.

If you have kids and they get an allowance then you should write that down as well.

So many experts say don't use credit cards but what about debit cards?  They also say use the cash envelope system.  Well, what about if you loose your wallet or it gets stolen?  There goes all your hard earned savings. 

So, here is the system I use to incorporate the cash envelope system.  I use them for 3 categories.  Emergency, Spend, Save and Give!  That's it.  I set up automatic payments from my bank account for all the major bills and monthly expenses such as mortgage and paying off the credit card debt.

Each month I set aside money for the emergency fund envelope.  Money for the spending envelope, savings envelope and money for the giving envelope.

Now, if you are going to keep large amounts of cash in your home you'll need a good way to hide it right?  So, where would you hide your cash?  Under your mattress?  In the freezer?  All the places a thief knows to look?  No!  Well, where then? 

Glad you asked!  You can hide all that cash in a hollow book safe that has a lock.  That way you can place it right on the bookshelf next to all your cookbooks and no one will be the wiser that one of them has money hidden inside. 

When was the last time someone came over and started looking through your cookbooks?  Never, right!
                                   You can buy them with a slide out drawer style like this one.

                                             Or, with a hollowed out center like this one.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Burning Love Collection By Markets of Sunshine Fashionable Budget Organizers

For the Fashionable Smart Consumer

Brand-new and fresh off the press, The Burning Love Collection, individually designed by Markets of Sunshine superstar designer Marsha Jaramillo, has just been released on August 21, 2017. This collection is unlike any other. The entire idea behind The Burning Love Collection is staying as organized as possible, while also saving money, in the most fashionable way possible. The inspiration behind this wonderful collection came directly from Marsha’s own life, when she realized she had to save money, and stay organized, all on a tight budget. After many customer requests, she was called to create perfectly executed designer organizers and pretty envelopes dedicated to the process of staying within budget in a friendly and fun way!

Each adorable money-saving organizer and cash envelope is beautifully designed to reflect not only a peaceful spiritual perspective, but also serves to provide positivity, inspiration, and joy to whoever chooses to use these helpful items. And, as Marsha knows first-hand, the easiest way to save money and keep to a budget is to use mindfulness whenever possible, and The Burning Love Collection is the perfect place to start.

Marsha created this incredible collection for anyone that find it’s difficult and somewhat challenging to stick to a schedule and to save money. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and The Burning Love Collection makes way for inspiration and positivity to be manifested instantly. 

Each organizer from the collection features several different on-trend colors which include purple passion, moody blues, pink splash, and mellow yellow. In addition, the items in the collection have been made with primarily eco-friendly materials, so that means they are perfectly safe around pets as well as children.

The items in The Burning Love Collection range in price from $15 for cash envelopes, to $55 for the organizers, which is a steal for handmade items made straight from the heart. For more information on how you can obtain one of these amazing items of your very own from The Burning Love Collection, contact Marsha at Markets of Sunshine today~!

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