*Note: When I first created this blog, it was for the purpose of being able to share my recipes with some close friends and family members, and for us to be able to use this as sort of an online cookbook reference of certain recipes that I make and they enjoy. Over time, it has evolved. In the beginning, it was just the recipes, no need for pictures. Now that others are enjoying them too, I am taking pictures and sharing them with you.
Branded Recipes: For most recipes featured, the brands shown and linked to are items that I personally have purchased because they are brands I have used for years and am loyal to. With certain items, I enjoy multiple brands, so I buy whatever best suits the recipe featured. I am open to working with brands to establish an exclusive feature in my recipes.
I do request a full size product to actually test and review, and any fees for this service are negotiable dependent upon your requests and/or requirements. I will not pay any shipping and handling costs associated with products sent to me, nor will I return them to you at my expense. I try to be fair and honest in all of my reviews, and even if something isn’t for me, I try to find positive aspects in products that would be good for my readers. If there is ever a circumstance where a positive review is not possible, I will contact you before posting anything negative to work out a solution.
Depending on the product and/or service I am testing, I usually will need 4-6 weeks to read books or test products before posting my review. At your request, I will also post reviews at other sites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. whenever possible.
I request a full sized product, or activation code to website services to review in order to have your giveaways hosted by me, unless it is a product or service which I already have used or tested, even at my own expense. I want to be able to stand behind products I review and giveaway.
I prefer sponsors to ship items to winners of my contests, but it is negotiable for smaller items or your convenience. I will supply you (the sponsor) with the winning contestants information, exactly as it is provided to me. I ask that the prizes are shipped/delivered to the winners in 2-4 weeks. I will supply you with the winners email address if needed for delivery or confirmation, but it is to be used ONLY for that purpose. I will not supply email addresses or other information of non-winning entrants to the sponsor. I respect the confidentiality of my readers, and do not want them added to any mailing lists. It is their option to visit your site and opt in to any mailings.
At your request, I can add additional requirements, such as following you on social media to enter. This also allows me to have information on all entrants on one spreadsheet, so it is easier to contact the winners, and verify that all requirements have been met. I will send an email to all winners, and they have 48 hours to respond. If I do not hear from them, I will just select a new winner. I use random.org to select winners. Fees for this service are also negotiable dependent upon requests and requirements. I will NOT include requirements that violate any TOS.
I also have ad spots on my sidebar and header that may be purchased on a monthly or longer basis, I write sponsored posts, will include sponsored links in posts, and offer other services upon requests. No links may go to X-Rated sites. This is a family friendly blog, and posts must be family friendly.
I will tweet or post shout out’s on Facebook for you a la carte upon your request. Rates are negotiable, depending on what you need.
I am happy to host twitter parties on your behalf.
I will write or post your written post on my blog, upon review of content contained and verification of landing pages for links. I do not guarantee positive reviews of sites or services I have never used before; however, I will try to contact you before a negative review is written to see if we can work out the issues that I might encounter.
I am willing to work with select brands that I believe in to represent them as a Brand Ambassador. Terms are negotiable, dependent upon requirements requested.
I am accepting sponsorship’s in which I would represent your brand at a bloggers conference. I am willing to write blog posts (Including social media links), wear branded apparel, pass out swag during approved time-slots, and promote your brand to hundreds of other influential bloggers at prestigious blog conferences. Terms are dependent upon the conference scheduled. EMAIL ME with your request, and I will research the dates, rates, and travel expenses of the conference you want to be represented at and get back to you with a quote. Full and partial sponsorship’s are accepted.