October Group Sponsor Love

Each month, Sandy a la Mode sponsors get featured in a monthly Group Sponsor Love post (this is the first one since I just started sponsorship this month)!  Each month, I will post a collection of my favorite items/photos/etc. from each of my lovely sponsors!  It’s a chance to show off some more goodness from all those buttons on my right side —>

And it’s another chance for me to give all of you, my readers, followers, friends, commenters, supporters, sponsors a big fat virtual *hug* and if I could shout THANK YOU at the top of my lungs into your computer, I totally would!  🙂  You all make my day!

So for this installment, I’ve separated my sponsors into categories so you can get a better idea of what type of business each of my sponsors is!


{junghwa by amy stewart} – known for her rope bracelets and drawstring bags, this shop is full of lovely goodness!  amy is a super stylish chica who has her first baby on her way!  her blog is darling and is a must follow!  and in case you missed it, there is a giveaway going on right now for $25 credit to her shop, ends this sunday!

{much love, illy} – ilene and i met over the summer in her former city, chicago!  we ate cheesecakes, exchanged presents and couldn’t stop jabbering.  oh, and we took pictures of course!  ilene is a stellar tweeter, blogger, and an amazing crafter!  do you see her poppy headbands!? they are blowing up the blog world just as they should.  and not to mention, we have a winter swap planned for november, and we’re hoping you will join in on the fun!!

{snnewt} – samantha is one of those girls who you’d definitely want as a friend!  she’d always have your back and support you all the way!  her covered buttons are so lovely, especially the fabrics she uses!  if you need to buy a present for the upcoming holiday season, you can get 10% off your order if you enter “Sandy a la Mode” at checkout through nov 3, so hurry!! 🙂

{allora handmade} – allora is one witty, smart, crafty, busy and hilarious lady!  she participates in the famous queen bee market and has a blog that is totally alloricious (if you don’t know what that means, head over to her blog to find out)!  You want to know what else is soo cool about her???  We have the same birthday… which happens to be next Monday!  Happy early birthday twin!! 🙂

{janie liu jewelry} – janie and i have been friends since 2002, yes, that’s 8 years!! we first met at summer camp in taiwan and have kept in touch via facebook ever since!  she lives in NY with her husband and puppy and will gladly take you out if you go visit the city! 😉  she also runs a paper shop too which i’ll talk about later!

{in honor of design} – anna is mother of one (soon to be two) and is an absolute doll!  her blog is one of the prettiest i’ve seen, probably because she is a designer herself!  her shop has soo many goodies to satisfy any female, from young to old!  come back next week for her feature + giveaway!


{rik rak} – love modern and sustainable patchwork lovelies?! then this is the shop for you!  kristal, the owner behind the shop and this blog (which happens to be full of inspirations and giveaway) is a super nicey and so talented too!  these stockings are one of my favorite items from her shop, it’s obviously perfect for christmas but the design is so modern looking too!  i could totally see this hanging up over your fireplace, yea?!


{bllew photography} – you saw my boudoir session with lily earlier this week (here’s another pic from my session too) and there’s a $200 shop credit giveaway going on right now too, i’m not sure if they could be more generous!! i know first hand that lily is a wonderful photographer and although i haven’t worked with benson, i just have a feeling that the two of them are a great team to shoot portraits, weddings, whatever!

{anna wu photo} – i’m not sure if words could describe how grateful i am to anna for letting me second shoot a wedding with her this past weekend!  i truly learned a lot about what it takes to be a wedding photographer, and it is not easy!  not to mention, i guess they hardly ever eat on event days!  🙁  her photography is truly amazing and she even surprised the bride/groom with a same day slide show at the reception, so sweet!!


{sweet lydias} – ummmm… need i say more!?! sweet lydias is a MA based smores shop but really she can ship them anywhere!  a few months back i won a giveaway for a box of smores and ohhh boy were they delicious!  they make great wedding favors, party treats, or just a daily dessert!! 🙂  yum, i could go for one right about now!!


{studio MME} – have you seen a more elaborate pen and ink drawing in your life!? i sure haven’t!! megan is an illustrator and writer of children’s stories (ok how cool is that??) and her shop is full of series of magical prints! her blog posts are also very fabulously written!

{chicgeek designs} – lori and i must be twins separated at birth! we both LOVE to travel and taking photos too! she sells lots of fabulous prints from her travels and certain ones have quotes on them too!  she has a super fun blog too, go check it out!


{a spoonful of love} – shawni is fashionable, sweet, pretty, crafty, and knows how to cook (well)! what more could you ask for? and it’s all portrayed right on her fabulous blog! even better, she is starting an etsy shop soooooon, woohoo!! yay for more handmade shops! 🙂 ok, go check out her cuteness!


{sooki designs} – sooki has been a follower of my blog from the very beginning! she has been a constant supporter and has even won a few giveaways from me too! 🙂 she’s the lovely lady who made my business cards (from overnight prints that i just received and i love) and she makes package designs, catalogs, and brochures for big companies too, so cool! and might i add that she takes some fabulous DSLR photos, usually of her adorable daughter mia, and posts them here.


{grace hester designs} – grace designs paper goods for the modern family! her stuff is perfect for baby showers, kids, and adults alike! one of my favorite new items of hers are these notecards with a FABRIC HOLDER, did you see that!? it comes with a fabulous holder, so cool!  recently her calendars were featured on decor8, see more of her daily happenings here.

{moonbeamwishes} – ms. megan makes these super unique and adorable cards that are made with love, a pinch of magic, and a dash of hope! she is constantly coming out with new whimsical designs too! not to mention, she has a super cute blog and leaves the sweetest comments!  i’m so honored that she sent me a beautiful birthday package full of goodies for my birthday coming up on monday too! 🙂

{we heart paper} – remember janie liu jewelry up top? well here is the other shop that janie runs! how fabulous is it that she runs two shops! she’s constantly kept busy with custom wedding orders too but that’s not a bad thing! she is the master blogger behind janie hearts too, so go check it out!

{blushing pearl} – marsinah (love that name) truly has a beautiful shop full of pretty letterpressed paper goods! her designs are just impeccably detailed and perfect! she recently just released a holiday line as well and if you are looking for a more modern, non traditional birthday card or tag, her cards are totally the way to go! you can also learn more about her on her blog!


{eclectic whatnot} – are you a DSLR camera owner? yes? then of course you need a strap cover to go with it so you can tell your camera apart from your next door neighbor’s! well look no more, ruthanne’s straps are shabby, chic and just plain fun! the lemon drop is my FAVE, the color combo and the ruffles and the polka dots, ahhh perfection! don’t forget to stop by her blog to check out her home ec projects!


Wow, that’s quite the rundown of sponsors! They make my right side soooo pretty and I love it!! 🙂 Please take the time to send some love their way, they all totally deserve it because they are so so talented, don’t ya think!? If you are interested in sponsoring my blog, please feel free to email me at sandyalamode@gmail.com for details, rates, statistics, etc.!

I’m so excited to be celebrating my birthday tonight (actual b-day is on November 1) with friends, pizza, artisan ice cream, a few drinks and fun!  And on Monday, don’t forget to come back here for a ONE DAY BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY CELEBRATION filled with lots of goodies! 🙂

Hope you have a HAPPY, SPOOKY HALLOWEEN and get lots of candy! 🙂


  1. October 29, 2010 / 9:10 am

    what a great idea, sandy! you have some baller sponsors, lady! 🙂

  2. October 29, 2010 / 9:23 am

    Just found your site. Loving it. Thanks!

  3. October 29, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Ooooooo! What lovely sponsors!!! <333

  4. October 29, 2010 / 9:58 am

    This was a lovely post and happy early birthday to you. PS I didn’t know that blogs could be sponsors, I mean I have seen them but it never really crossed my mind. 🙂 Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween.

  5. October 29, 2010 / 10:13 am

    SO many sponsors!! And how lucky of you to second shoot a wedding?! I would love to do that someday and learn the ins and outs of that biz!

  6. October 29, 2010 / 10:19 am

    What a wonderful amount of sponsors – they all have such stunning pieces!

    Happy, Happy Halloween!! 🙂

  7. October 29, 2010 / 10:26 am

    I am love loving your blog! You have such great taste! I’m a new follower!!

  8. October 29, 2010 / 10:41 am

    What a great post! And so inspiring to see all the handmade/business owner talent out there 🙂 Happy early birthday!

  9. October 29, 2010 / 10:48 am

    Such lovelies! And I love the new picture… gorgeous! :]

  10. October 29, 2010 / 11:00 am

    Hehe, I just bought that lemon drop camera strap 😉 It was just SO cute!! 🙂 Thanks, Sandy!! 🙂

  11. October 29, 2010 / 11:18 am

    What a beautiful write up Sandy!!!!
    I love all your beautiful sponsors and their lovely shops/blogs!!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  12. ChantaleP
    October 29, 2010 / 11:35 am

    Holy wow! What a fantastic and comprehensive roundup of your sponsors and friends. They are so incredibly talented. Have a happy weekend everyone.

  13. October 29, 2010 / 12:24 pm

    I am so proud to be in this group with all your lovely sponsors!! thank u thank u for sharing the love! i’m so happy to see the growth of your blog. 🙂 happy early birthday!!!

  14. October 29, 2010 / 12:29 pm

    Such a great post, sweetie! You have such a wonderful mix of sponsors.

    Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

  15. October 29, 2010 / 1:57 pm

    Great group of sponsors!!

  16. October 29, 2010 / 2:07 pm

    Great sponsor list — I’m loving those camera strap covers.

  17. October 29, 2010 / 3:31 pm

    Thank you for the sweet words and the shoutout! I hope you have a fabulous Halloween weekend!

  18. October 29, 2010 / 4:40 pm

    WOW. love that camera strap! 😀 i.want. must remind self to look it up when i get home!

  19. October 29, 2010 / 4:42 pm

    you have such awesome sponsors! =)

  20. October 29, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    Love the stockings!

  21. October 29, 2010 / 5:32 pm

    What an awesome bunch of sponsors! I loved reading the post!

  22. October 29, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    What great sponsors! I love the rose necklace, beautiful!

  23. October 29, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    Hope you have a Very Happy Birthday. Love the collection of products from your sponsors.

  24. October 29, 2010 / 9:37 pm

    What lovely sponsors! I’ll have to check out all the links this weekend.

    Happy weekend to you too 🙂

  25. October 29, 2010 / 11:23 pm

    yay – so fun to be a part of this! what a great line-up of sponsors, friend!!

    and YAY to chicago, cheesecake and jabbering. can’t wait to do more of that come april! 😉

  26. October 30, 2010 / 8:42 am

    Love it!! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this!!

  27. October 30, 2010 / 4:41 pm

    What a great group! Have a great birthday!

  28. October 30, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    I am in good company! And glad to support a talented crafter/chef/blogger!

  29. October 31, 2010 / 12:37 pm

    I’ve been wanting one of Amy’s bracelets forever!

  30. October 31, 2010 / 1:28 pm

    wow, your blog is beautiful! and i love all of these sponsors – great shops to keep on file for christmas… 🙂

    i hope you’re having an awesome halloween weekend and a very happy {early} birthday!!

  31. November 1, 2010 / 3:21 pm

    SO many incredibly and talented people! I’m lucky to know a few of them, but I’m going to check out everyone else!!

  32. November 2, 2010 / 11:41 am

    I love those stockings!!! Grey, white, red are such great alternative holiday colors – love.

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