On The Road to The Good Life, I write about what catches my eye--what my husband and I own or have used or what we're planning on buying or trying. Unless noted, neither my husband nor I have received compensation for products or services featured here.
For me, a Good Life filled with "haves" and not "wants" doesn't mean that I don't like nice things--I do. A Good Life filled with haves means:
- I consider purchases carefully.
- I'm not a believer in wanton consumerism or disposable fashion.
Advertising and sponsored content on The Road to The Good Life needs to reflect our values: ethically and sustainably made, handcrafted, or quality products.
Because it's the law and because we want to be transparent with you, all of our disclosures comply with FTC Guidelines: 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (October 15, 2009) and dotcom Disclosures (March 12, 2013). We take transparency very seriously and are going a step further than what the FTC requires. While the FTC does not require the disclosure of swag received at conferences, items received through giveaways, or items purchased using coupons, I've decided to disclose these items if and when I write about them. Why? Because they have influenced my decision to purchase from a particular shop or to use a specific service.
The Road to The Good Life welcomes ads from makers, handmade artists, and independent shops offering quality, ethically and sustainably produced, and/or vintage products for the home and family. We also welcome ads from content creators who focus on celebrating the ordinary moments in their lives.
Sponsored Posts and Content Series
The Road to The Good Life enjoys collaborating with brands and individuals who share or have complementary values. Sponsored posts are identified above the fold with:
"SPONSORED POST: This is a paid post. All opinions presented are my own."
If you're interested in sponsoring posts or a content series on The Road to The Good Life, send me an email. All proposed programs will be subject to approval.
The Road to The Good Life participates in one Affiliate Marketing program: Amazon Associates. If you purchase something I've recommended, I may receive a small referral fee. Affiliate links help offset the costs of publishing original content.
Not every featured product or service is an affiliate link. These links are clearly and conspicuously disclosed with "(*affiliate link)" immediately following them. Purchasing a product via one of my affiliate links doesn't cost you more, nor will I know what was purchased or who purchased an item.
At the bottom of all posts, you'll see the following explanation:
"This post may contain affiliate links. Affiliate links are identified with (*affiliate link) following the linked text. I feature products that I own or that I am considering purchasing regardless of referral fees. All opinions presented are my own."
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This Compensation Disclosure has been provided for your protection and to fully disclose any relationship between TheRoadtoTheGoodLife.com product or service recommendations and the owners of those product or services.
Freebies, Trials, Discounts, and Conference Swag
Many of my favorite artisan brands, Ravenna Girls, Zelma Rose Curios, and Moorea Seal, have been discovered through my attendance at various conferences. Had I not received a gift from the brand in my welcome bag, I would not have known of them.
At the bottom of any post that shows or mentions items I've received for free to try or as part of my participation at a conference, I include an explanation similar to the following:
"Items pictured in this post were received as part of [my participation in Influenster, a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences, or my attendance at XYZ conference]. All opinions presented are my own."
The Road to The Good Life does not exchange links.