Friday, January 31, 2014

Sponsor Love: Quarterly Update & Current Specials

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to all of my new (and returning) sponsors for the next quarter (February/March/April) here at Shower of Roses! Despite turning down requests for a number of years, last November I finally decided to start accepting sponsors. What a blessing! Last month we opened a new savings account for our "van fund" and our dream of purchasing a larger van, one that will fit our growing family - currently just in age/size, not in quantity ;) - is starting to become more of a reality with the extra income from my awesome sponsors here at Shower of Roses.  All of the sponsors are wonderful Catholic businesses who have blessed our family in the past with their lovely and inspiring products, books, and creations!

Please consider visiting and supporting these online Catholic Shops and Small Businesses, and be sure to watch for some upcoming giveaways. I have quite a few planned for this spring! 

.: Holy Heroes :.

Lent will be here before you know it!  Holy Heroes is currently offering the "Roadmap to Easter" for 30-50% off until February 3rd! 

Visit Holy Heroes and be sure to check out the Deal of the Day.

You can also order a Free CD!
(One per customer. S/H will be added to the cost of the free CD.)

.: Prayer Pillowcases :.

Prayer Pillowcases are more than just a pretty place to lay your head! They're a unique way to bring Catholic art and prayer into your home. And a practical way to share the Faith with your family and friends. Our distinctive line combines original art and favorite Catholic prayers that appeal to all ages and transform pillows from the ordinary to the divine! Honor a special occasion or make any occasion special with the gift of a joyful, lasting (and personalizable) Prayer Pillowcase. We're always working on new designs and hope you'll visit again soon to see even more ways to help your loved ones begin and each day with a prayerful heart.

Watch for the upcoming spring debut of the Pope John Paul II Prayer Pillowcases!

.: Catholic Embroidery :.

Catholic Embroidery (a division of Precision Embroidery LLC) was established by the Serafino Family in 2007 and is dedicated to providing Catholic items for both every day life and for the service of the Altar. Our family business strives to offer products that bring beautiful representations of our Faith into the homes and hearts of Catholics across the globe. To do this, we have worked with only the finest Catholic graphic artists to create exclusive signature embroidery designs that display the true beauty and symbolism of our Faith, and applying them to useful items (ie. aprons, handkerchiefs, afghans) to uplift Catholics in their daily lives.

In keeping with celebrating the upcoming feast of St. Joseph of March 19th, we've designed a limited edition St. Joseph Apron and Applique for the occasion! Deck your kitchen and St. Joseph altar with these exclusive embroidered treasures featuring our St. Joseph Portrait design and Viva San Giuseppe! monogram in traditional Italian colors. 

Take advantage of our Pre-Order special of free shipping on all St. Joseph item pre-orders from now until February 12th with coupon code STJOSEPH.

Also keep warm an beat winter blues with our embroidered St. Benedict Fleece Embroidered Throw - 100% fleecy warmness for your home, office, school room, or car! 

.: Mama's Notebooks :.

Mama's Notebooks brings you helpful notebooks to organize your family life.

All of our notebooks are designed from the ground up by a Mom for other Moms, and feature simple and effective charts, lists, and ideas to help your family life run more smoothly! Our notebooks are spiral bound for your convenience.

.: Jesse Tree Treasures :.

Jesse Tree Treasures offers some beautiful resources for Lent and Easter including their Stations of the Cross Ornaments and the Holy Week Easter Ornaments.

Be sure to visit the Etsy shop and check out their brand new

.: Gail Giron Designs :.

Gail Giron Designs offers gorgeous handmade
Rosaries, Tenners, Jewelry, Sacramentals and more. Special orders are welcome!

.: Catholic Child :.

Catholic Child Catalog is the place to find teachings and treasures for Catholic youth of all ages, toddler through young adult. Our faith-enriching product line includes traditional Catholic items such as rosaries, bibles, devotional jewelry and books on the lives of the saints alongside card games, board games, audio stories, teen fiction and apologetics, movies, music, posters and framed art.

Catholic Child is currently having a Flash Sale this weekend with savings up to 50% off! Orders over $50 also qualify for Free Shipping with promo code #189012

.: Holy Heroes Lenten Adventure :.

Lent begins on March 5th this year.   Once again Holy Heroes is offering their free Lenten Adventure! 

This includes: FREE video, music, and fun activities delivered to your email inbox all through Lent! Join the Holy Heroes Adventure Guides for your Best Lent Ever!

Sign up for Lenten Adventure today!

.: Sacred Heart Books and Gifts :.

At Sacred Heart Books and Gifts we strive to keep our products at the lowest prices possible. We do not mark up a product and then provide a "discount." We do not throw in any gimmicks to create an illusion of steep discounts. Keep in mind that we discount 365 days a year. Items not discounted are due to publishers' requests or because of low discounts given to us by our suppliers. Our mission is to bring to you the finest products at a fair cost. We have worked hard to maintain the highest levels of quality and service.

Sacred Heart Books and Gifts discount the majority of their books and other media products by 15% off publishers prices.
Sacred Heart Books and Gifts also offers a low, flat shipping rate of $5.95 
for all orders totaling over $15.00, regardless of size! 

.: St. Luke's Brush :.

St. Luke’s Brush is an Etsy shop that specializes in hand-painted Catholic Saint Dolls, religious education play sets and religious art and gifts. These are high quality, one of a kind toys and gifts guaranteed to inspire a greater love and understanding of the Catholic Faith. Garry and his wife Amy opened the shop in September of 2010 with the hope of bringing handmade Catholic toys to small hands. More than three years later the art of St. Luke’s Brush has delighted children and adults alike. “One of the things we realized along the way is truly what a small number of saints and religious figures are represented in Catholic statuary. So in addition to providing patron saints as toys for children, adults were finding they could obtain a three dimensional representation of any saint they wanted.” As an artist Garry takes inspiration in the many forms of Catholic art and distills it into his own unique vision with each piece having an original and spontaneous quality. In addition to creating atrium materials for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, we offer a great selection of gifts, perfect for Christmas, Feast Days, Easter, Sacrament Gifts and other special occasions. Custom orders welcome!
Visit St. Luke's Brush over at Etsy!

.: Sew Sweet by Shannon :.

Sew Sweet by Shannon is a small homebased business in the heart of the US that sells lovingly handmade clothing, accessories, and toys for little girls and women.

Visit Sew Sweet by Shannon over at Etsy!

.: Sew Many Booties :.

Sew Many Booties offers unique, affordable and adorable home-sewn baby booties and toddler slippers in 4 sizes up to 24 months.

Be sure to check out Angela's shop
Sew Many Booties over at Etsy!

.: Marie Bauman :.

My name is Marie Bauman and I am a Catholic, SAHM married to Greg (aka Mr. B) and have a 2 year-old daughter named Elizabeth. I blog at Joy Beyond the Cross. We live in the great state of Minnesota, also known as the frozen tundra. We are currently expecting another little Baby B in August 2014. Mr. B and I love to read anything and everything and enjoy sharing this passion with Elizabeth, our little bookworm. I originally became a consultant with Usborne as a way to get discounts on the books (hey, honesty is the best policy!). However, I realized quickly how truly great the books were and I started branching out to my friends and family as I knew they would love the books just as much as we did. There are books on a large variety of topics and many of the books are great for homeschooling curriculums. Being an Usborne consultant has been a perfect fit for me because it is 100% flexible and there are no sales quotas or high pressured sales tactics involved. Which is a good thing, because I absolutely detest selling anything and I vowed I never would sell anything again after a traumatic experience at age 10. True story! I love being able to put this side business down and pick it up when I want to. Right now, I am picking it back up to help fund "Baby B's HCG and Progesterone Supplementation Fund" or aka "The poke Marie in the hip multiple times per week fundraising effort". I am offering a couple of Winter 2014 incentives including the following:

Offer #1 - Free shipping on all retail orders > $50
Offer #2 - 10% off retail orders > $100

Note: The offers can be combined. Since I am offering them directly, I will refund you the amounts via paypal or check immediately after your order is placed. Offer excludes taxes and s/h. Usborne offers a lifetime guarantee on all books. Go forth and read a good book!


Our family is very grateful for the support of both my sponsors and visitors!
If you are interested in advertising at Shower of Roses,
click here for my current rates and policies.

Thank you and May God bless you all!


  1. I adore Sew Many Booties! Angela is part of the same homeschool group as I am and I have a lovely pair of pink plaid booties that she made. :)

    1. Our youngest has a pair of her booties too and they are so great! I'm planning on giving some of her booties as gifts to some friends who recently had or will be having a baby. We actually got to meet Angela when she came down and stayed with us overnight for a baby shower I was hosting for a mutual friend!

  2. I went to the prayer pillowcase website and the links within it are now working:( I have emailed them as I have a friend who's 2 year old is having nightmares and thought a guardian angle pillowcase to sleep on might help.

    1. Oh no! I'm sure they will get back to you soon! The pillowcases are very sweet. :)

  3. I'm glad you're accepting sponsors! I love learning about and supporting Catholic companies (and I can't wait for your new van fund to get big enough!) :)


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