The purpose of EmbracingBeauty is to help encourage you in your many roles in life. There is no denying that money is a main area in everyone’s life but there are other areas that greatly affect our lives also. Just to name a few – family, friendships, our relationship with God, what we dream about, and how we spend our time, all affect who we are. By sharing personal stories, time-saving tips, money-saving ideas, coupons, recipes, Bible studies and more, I hope to help inspire and equip you to become a better home manager — and to enjoy this life a little bit more!
While I love running this blog and have a passion for it, I believe that it’s perfectly acceptable for me to be paid for the time and effort I put in. There are a number of costs associated with running this blog — server space, domain cost, web design, tech help and more. So sometimes when you print a coupon, sign up for a freebie, or take advantage of a good deal I’m earning a small amount from the manufacturer. I also accept paid advertising on my blog’s sidebar and use affiliate links on deal posts when they are available.
Because my integrity is much more important to me than making a few dollars, I always strive to put your best interests first and foremost. If it doesn’t benefit you or I wouldn’t participate in the offer myself, I won’t post it – end of story. I also pass up working with businesses that go against my morals (credit card companies, pro-abortion, etc) no matter how much they are willing to pay. In addition, I do not charge for giveaways or reviews. All opinions expressed in each review are completely my own whether they be positive or negative. I will not run sponsored posts meaning that I will not post content that someone else has written and paid me to post.
On occasion, I do accept opportunities to write an underwritten post. However, you can rest assured that I will only accept this type of of opportunity when it is a post which will help you first, the topic fits well within the parameters of my blog and I’m not asked to include specific content in my posts.
YOU, my readers, always have been and always will be my first priority. I want you to be able to trust wholeheartedly that the content you find on EmbracingBeauty and know that it is not influenced by money. This is my own personal policy and I wanted to share it so that you can be assured that you are getting 100% authenticity when you read my blog. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are solely mine and I do my best to always be honest in everything I share.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please send me an email. I realize that I can’t please everyone but I always welcome your input and constructive criticism.
This policy was last updated May 11, 2011.