Dearest Readers –

Hi! Come on over and plop a seat next to me and lets talk a moment.

I have been blogging since 2009 now, and I love it. It has started as a hobby to keep myself entertained while my husband went to med school, and over the years it has evolved into a great joy of mine. I love to share these things with you – stories of my girls growing up, recipes for delicious food, and more.

For the most part I’ve been chucking along and doing things as best I can, and I think if you have followed me from the very beginning you can notice how this blog has grown and (I hope) improved. But there are so many awesome features and things I can bring to this site, but to do that, I have to spend money.

Some of my posts include affiliate links or are posts that I have been compensated for. And on those posts I will share with you a disclaimer so you know what is coming up, but I also wanted to have this page to give you more information.

I promise that I will never write a review or suggest an item that I do not myself use, love, and want to share with you, whether I get paid for it or not. I would never publish a positive review in exchange for payment. I want you to know that I am not getting rich off of this blog. And any and all money that is made goes straight back into the blog, to make your experience and this site all the better.

Here are some of the specific programs that I am a part of:

  • I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to If you click on an affiliate link and buy something, I may receive a small commission (like, 4%, so not much!) This does not at all affect the price that you pay!
  • I am also a member of the affiliate network with Teavana. I am completely addicted to this tea, and am always mentioning it, so I thought it might be beneficial for us both!
  • I also have ads in my sidebar. I have a company that manages these ads for me, and they are based off of what appears in your search history. I have no control over what shows up there. I make a small amount of money off of these ads based on how many users visit my site each month and the advertisers sites.

If you have any additional questions, please ask! And THANK YOU for supporting me and my blog!