For me, a Good Life filled with haves and not wants doesn’t mean that I don’t like nice things--I do. What it does mean is that I consider purchases carefully and that I'm not a believer in wanton consumerism or disposable fashion.
I write about what catches my eye and 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 on The Road to The Good Life. 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).
Advertising on The Road to The Good Life needs to reflect our values: ethically and sustainably made, handcrafted, or high quality products.

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The Road to The Good Life welcomes ads from makers, handmade artists, and independent shops offering hiqh quality, ethically and sustainably produced, and/or vintage products for the home and family.

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.

Affiliate Marketing

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.
Not every featured product or service is an affiliate link. I try to clearly and conspicuously disclose these links and follow them with "(*affiliate link)." Purchasing a product via one of my affiliate links doesn't cost you more, but does help offset the costs of publishing original content. Additionally, at the bottom of any post that includes an affiliate link, I include the following explanation:
"This post contains affiliate links, 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 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.
While the FTC does not require the disclosure of swag received at conferences or items received through giveaways, 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 artisan or to use a service.
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."

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