Friday, April 13, 2012

April Sponsors

Apologies for the late posting of this month's sponsors.Please welcome my sponsors for April 2012. Reade below all about them and their wonderful businesses. Some of them are offering special deals for Preppy Girl Meets World readers.

1) Kimmie Schiffel, Independent Scentsy Consultant
The lovely Kimmie of Full Circle Adventures has joined the ranks to become a Scentsy consultant.


That is her furbaby Gabby pictured above. Kimmie loves candles but needed a more pet-friendly alternative to them when Gabby's poor little tail kept catching on fire. Since Scentsy warmer systems are flameless, they are safe for pets (and children!).

Mother's Day may be in May, but April is all about Moms! Be sure to place your orders this month in order to have them in time to say thank you to the special women in your life. Our Mother's Day Warmer of the Month and Scent of the Month, Cerise, are 10% off all of April! Cerise is an embrace of cherry blossom, fresh plum, and soft white blooms warmed by golden vanilla. This is a must have for Spring!

Last month, Kimmie generously donated 20% of all the sales from my party to the American Heart Association in my name. I am very happy to say that thanks to her generosity and my friends' love of Scentsy, $50 was donated to the American Heart Association!

While I can't officially say if there is a special or not, I can say that in the past, Kimmie has loved surprising friends who order from my party with fun treats. :)

2) Alter Designs
Alter Designs is an Etsy shop which is best known for Gretchen's adorable state charm necklaces. I have the New York State one and love it.
state necklace- available in silver or gold- $28
You can combine several different charms on a single chain to represent states where you've lived or went to school. You can also add an initial charm to one. A military friend recently ordered a necklace with the state she grew up in gold and all of the States that her husband has been stationed in in silver.

In addition to the State Charm necklaces, Alter Designs offers other fun designs like these wedding bouquet initial charms ($28)

and these Silver Initial Cursive Necklaces ($28)

Currently, Gretchen is offering all Preppy Girl Meets World readers 10% off any item in her shop with code PGMWapril.

3) Melynda Lemaire, Initials Inc. Creative Partner
Initials Inc. is a direct sales company that celebrates women's uniqueness with bags and many other personalized items. Unlike other brands out there, Initials Inc. never charges you extra to personalize an item.

They have so many wonderful products for both your home and personal life. My favorites are:
The Dish- $28
Insulated and sized to hold a 9x13 casserole dish. Perfect for bringing food to friends, potlucks, and picnics!
All Weather Blanket- $38
Awesome for picnics, going to the beach, or other outdoor events.

I'm getting this to hold my ever-growing collection of headbands and hair accessories.
Squared Away- $25
For the month of April, Initials Inc. is offering 50% off any Simply Social piece with a $35 purchase (yes, this includes The Dish!).

In addition to this wonderful special, Melynda is also offering any Preppy Girl Meets World reader who books a show with her an extra $25 in hostess rewards credits. To take advantage of this, simply contact her at Melynda.Lemaire @

4) Silver Lining Decor
Silver Lining Decor is a gorgeous Etsy shop that features the most beautiful vintage jewelry that has been revamped and given a new life. Rachel, the shop's owner has a background in interior design and says that "I really love the idea of using a piece of jewelry one woman wore and cherished many years ago, and turning it into that special piece that the modern girl can love and wear today."

All of her pieces are bright, and springy/summery, and would look great with a Lilly dress or a cute sundress in my opinion. You really cannot pick just one favorite item from her shop. Try it, I dare you. You can't. Prices range from $8 for a cute pair of bow earrings

to $89 for a stunning vintage necklace with enamel flower.
Since I wear pearls pretty much daily, I am always on the lookout for cute pearl jewelry. This stunning necklace caught my eye immediately.
Pale Pink Rhinestone Flower Assymetrical Double Strand Necklace- $58
I would love to wear this with a pretty dress to a wedding or party.
5) Kustom Kissers
Kustom Kissers is a fun company that specializes in lip balms with custom labels. I have several of their lip balms with Preppy Girl Meets World labels on them and they are fantastic! The taste is great and they feel wonderful on. Like me, Heather, the company's founder, is a lip balm fanatic and decided that all natural lip balm was best. She then came up with the idea of making it pretty and letting people customize it.

The ingredients are: Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Avadcado Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, SPF 15

Aside from the taste, the other thing I love about Kustom Kissers is the fact that there is no minimum size to order. So you literally could order just one lip balm for yourself if you wanted to or as a sample!

Some great ideas for custom lip balm include gifts for parents or grandparents (or pet parents)

wedding or bridal shower favors
or using them in lieu of traditional business cards at conferences. (Heather used her lip balm as her business card at BlissDom.)

For the sorority collegians out there- you can even make up custom sorority lip balms and use them as bid day gifts for your new members!

Currently, Heather is generously offering all Preppy Girl Meets World readers 20% off their purchase of custom lip balm with code PGMW20.

6) Lemon & Line 
Lemon and Line a is a fairly new company on the preppy accessories scene. It was started because founder David spent his whole life growing up around boats and wanted to see a line of bracelets that was truly authentic to boating. The company offers several bracelets that are all made from boat sail ropes/cords, not to mention adorable to boot! All of the bracelets that Lemon & Line sells are made in Newport, RI.

I have several Lemon & Line bracelets and wear them constantly. They are great for stacking with other bracelets (I usually wear mine with my pink Hermes Clic H bracelet or my Tiffany bead bracelet) or can be worn on their own for a more casual look.

Lemon & Line is working hard to always come out with new designs and collections (including custom ones for schools and yacht clubs!).  Be sure to like them on facebook for fun contests and previews of their newest collections.

Thank you to all of my sponsors for their support of Preppy Girl Meets World and wonderful offers for my readers. If you are interested in being a blog sponsor for a future month or would like to know more about it, please email me at whaleflipflops {@} gmail{.}com for more information.


  1. Props to you for grabbing so many sponsors! The wickless candle is so funny/cute. Love the Alter Design necklaces! Silver Lining Decor's pieces are beautiful!