This is a for profit blog.  

What that means:

1.  The ads on this blog make a little money.  Perhaps someday I'll make millions from my advertisements, but today is not that day!

The ad networks I currently use are:


2.  I may use affiliate links in some of my posts.  This site is 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 Amazon.com. Some of the products linked in my posts may be affiliate links, earning me a small commission on any products purchased via that link.

I am currently an affiliate for the following companies:

3.  I may receive a product or service mentioned in some of my posts for free or for compensation in the hope that I will mention it on my blog.  For instance, the vast majority of my book reviews are made in exchange for the book in either paper or digital form.  I will always be honest in my reviews of books, products, and services that I have received for free, and I will turn down offers that I don't feel will benefit my readership.

For the year 2014 I was an official reviewer for Beauty Box Five, which means I reviewed their monthly beauty box subscription in exchange for the product. (You can see all Beauty Box Five reviews HERE.)

For book reviews, I routinely work with TLC Book Tours, and Cedar Fort. If you have a book review inquiry, please email me at bookreviews@overstuffedlife.com.

4.  I may be compensated by a company or a website in exchange for writing about their goods and/or services.  These are usually in the form of a sponsored post in which I write something that I would have written anyway, but that is somehow related to the company sponsoring the post.  I will always alert my readers to such sponsorships, along with a link to the sponsoring company and a blurb about what it is they do.

I am a member of the following networks, which work to match my blog with sponsorship opportunites:

Clever Girls Collective
Pollinate Media
Social Fabric

Privacy Policy 

I take your privacy seriously. This policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it. (This privacy policy is applicable to websites falling under the primary holder www.overstuffedlife.com.)

Routine Information Collection 

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes, and lets me know what pages and information are useful and helpful to visitors.

Cookies and Web Beacons 

Where necessary, this site uses cookies to store information about a visitor's preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content. Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Controlling Your Privacy 

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Special Note About Google Advertising 

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.

About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Contact Information 

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to lara@overstuffedlife.com for further clarification.

All photos and text on www.overstuffedlife.com are the sole property of Lara Neves and may not be reposted elsewhere.

However, I welcome linking back to this content. You may use one or two photos as long as you link back to the specific post on www.overstuffedlife.com. Please do not remove the watermark or alter the photos in any way.