I’m blueviolet, and my blog is A Nut in a Nutshell. I started blogging in October 2008. I began with writing about my family, my life, observations, and anecdotes, and I have expanded into reviews and giveaways as well.
I am a mom of 2 college-aged children and I love to find fun and laughter in everyday moments. I have a quirky sense of humor which makes blogging a pure delight, no matter what I’m writing about.
I love giving my opinions on products for moms, families, and teens and my blog is dedicated to providing thorough and honest reviews of those items. My family is always on the lookout for new and innovative products to review that are designed to make life a little easier, more interesting and more fun.
We welcome all kinds of products but have a special interest in:
*Products for moms including jewelry, handbags, totes, beauty items, household decor/accessories, small and large appliances, laundry products, cooking and baking products, clothing, shoes, organizational tools, cleaning products, etc.
*Electronic items including cameras, camcorders, printers, video equipment, cell phones, laptops, televisions, sound systems, MP3 players, gadgets
*Anything related to video gaming including systems, components and video games
*Food and drink products (non-alcohol in nature)
*Books/DVD’s and related media
*Games including board games, card games, video games, puzzles, etc.
If I would like to review your product, I will contact you as soon as possible with an address to send your product samples. I do require a sample for all reviews. The sample will not be returned, and you will be responsible for any shipping costs involved.(We also request that the company ship all prizes to the winner of any giveaways directly, if at all possible.)
*My family will personally test out your product and I will write a detailed blog post about the product and our experience with it.
***includes links to your website, product and purchasing information
***includes photos of the product and my testing experiences with it (if applicable)
*Offering a giveaway of your product increases reader interest and also creates a viral message through multiple blogs. Although it is optional, we encourage you to think about offering a giveaway in conjunction with the review.
* Reviews will be posted within 30 days of receipt of product and a link to the review post will be sent to you.
* I only accept reviews that are appropriate for my family and my readers.
I am always looking for great sponsors who would like to get the word out about their business and its products by sponsoring a giveaway of one or more of their items.
*Giveaways will run for a period of 1-2 weeks for items less than $100 in value
*Giveaways will run for a period of three weeks for items over $100 in value
*Each giveaway will be featured in its own exclusive post.
*If you would like to offer a gift certificate as a giveaway item, please make it an amount which will cover the entire purchase including shipping of at least one item in your shop. (If the amount is less than one item, it will be considered a discount coupon and will be offered in conjunction with a review)
*All of my giveaways will require my readers to visit your website and/or blog in order to participate.
*Shipping of giveaway prizes will be taken care of by your company. I will provide the winner’s shipping information to you upon completion of the giveaway. I ask that the item(s) be shipped within 3 weeks after close of giveaway.
*Giveaways will be open to all US residents.
*Winners are chosen by random draw, unless otherwise specified.
*If you would like a featured review of the giveaway item, I would be happy to do so. Please refer to Review Policy for details.
I accept advertising in the form of 125 x 125 buttons on my front page. I do not accept advertising containing adult content, profanity, or anything that is not family-friendly. You must have a button already as I do not create them. I accept Paypal payments only. Please contact me for rates.
Please contact me using the Contact Me tab on the home page.
I look forward to working with you!