Hello to all of you wonderful people who have stuck by us! I can honestly say I have missed you all.
For those of you that have been wondering what happened to us, we apologize.
Last year my oncologist determined from my CT scans that I needed to start treatment pretty much immediately for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, stage 4. I had 6 rounds of chemo, but part way through all of that, I ended up being hospitalized & put in isolation for 2 weeks because I developed cellulitis, shingles AND meningitis...all at the same time. It was my 2nd time having shingles & also my 2nd time having meningitis. Neither illness is fun to have...but when you have them at the same time...well...I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!
The chemo and the cancer have left me drained physically & mentally. My memory is the pits & while the nice nurses at the cancer center have given me the excuse of "chemo brain" I really dislike using it...maybe I just don't like to admit it though. I understand it can take months or years to recuperate from the chemo.
The other major thing that happened is my co-blogger gave birth to her twin girls. Being a new parent is a learning experience. They were premature and spent a few weeks in the NICU. Like any baby, they take up a lot of time & energy...and since there is 2 of them & only 1 of her, well...it's tiring to say the least.
The girls are getting bigger now & the doctor is thrilled with their health and impressed with how advanced they are for their ages. So we have some free time again to get back to posting. With the girls birth & my health issues, we have decided to expand a bit on the blog. We will still be posting contests, coupons & freebies, as well as any reviews for products that we are asked to check out, but we will also be posting more personal blog posts.
We know that recently another blogger has been outed for claiming reviews that others have written instead of giving their own honest feedback, as well as hosting fake contests. We are not going to get into a debate on if any of that is true or not. What we ARE going to do is take this opportunity to assure our followers, fellow bloggers & companies that EACH & EVERY product that we receive is reviewed by us. We will not EVER copy someone else's review, if we do not like something, then we will say so & we will explain why. All of our reviews are 100% honest & unbiased.
Any and all contests we host all have real winners. We do not fake contests, we do not fake winners. There is no point to it. We would rather step aside before we would do something like that. We do post contests using our referral links, some may not like that we get an extra entry for a contest because of this. For those of you who feel that way, we are sorry, but in all honesty, we have gotten maybe 5 extra entries from someone signing up using our links & we have never won a contest like that yet.
In the future, we may decide to change that. What do you all think? What's your opinion on us using referral links when we post contests?
Keep watching for a welcome back contest from us....tell us in the comments section below what store you would like a gift card for. Whatever store gets the most votes will be chosen for the giftcard prize.