New changes are here on how bloggers run their blog, the most recent is now the FTC requires bloggers to post if the content is sponsored, press sample or what not at the Top AND Bottom of every post.
I already have a disclosurepolicy but now that isn’t good enough. At the end of every post that is sponsored/review I include :
But now I have to have something at the top too! I came up with these cute buttons.
Press Sample - I receive a product to test out or to share a promo on my blog.
Sponsored Content - I receive some kind of payment to share the content of the blog post.
May Contain Affiliate Links – From time to time I post about products and use affiliate links. These links help me earn money from click through.
Nothing here is changing except that I now have to include these at the top of any sponsored/review/giveaway post. all my opinions have always been my own and will continue to be so. I do not write anything just to say something nice.
I will still continue to use my wording at the bottom of my posts, sometimes the wording is different depending on what the representing PR company wants. Some of the companies I work with also require me to include their own FTC compliant image stating it is sponsored content and I will continue to include that.
Thanks and I hope you don’t mind the changes to the top/bottom of posts.
I made Shelby’s smash cake for her one year photos and it was a lot of fun to make! The Omnomicon has a fabulous step-by-step Rainbow Cake tutorial which I used and the cake came out great! The frosting on the other hand, tasted great but was droopy and we had to keep the cake in the freezer so the frosting wouldn’t fall off the cake. Not sure if I did it wrong but non the less the cake was perfect for the photos!
Below is all the ingredients needed for the cake. instead of the egg and oil you replace the soda. he soda made for a really yummy moist cake! The jello is for the frosting so you really don’t need it unless you want to make the frosting too.
Just mix the cake mix and soda together!
You will have a total of approximately 64 ozs. I split it all as evenly as I could into six different bowls. It was about 1 and a half cups total in each bowl. I used regular food coloring and the colors were bright and perfect.
When you have all your colors then you can start putting them into your GREASED cake pan!!! I used 3/4 cups of each color, but you cna do it any way you like depending on if you want more of one color than another.
If you started with red on your first cake, start with purple on your second so when the cakes are done they are opposite!
Since you used soda, you should cook it about 6-8 minutes longer! Also, when it’s done I noticed the cake was stickier than other cakes, so be careful on how you let it cool down! I used a non-stick bake liner and it stick like crazy!!!!
I did keep the cakes in the freezer so that it would be easier to frost in the morning!
I didn’t share the frosting because quite frankly I was not a fan of it. But if you want to try it out you can at Rainbow Cake tutorial.
February 3rd, 2013 Shelby turned 11 months old! As a mom this was hard because we have one month until she turns one!!! How can she possibly be almost one?? How did these past eleven months fly so fast?
Eleven months we moved back to California and in the first week Shelby learned two new words. “Abby” and “Sarah”.
At 11.5 months Shelby finally learned to go feet first to get off our bed. We have a very low bed so it was a good way to teach her how to get down from things. She also is standing on her own a little more and tries to take steps. She wants to walk but I think she is still scared to.
We weighed and measured Shelby and she is around 30 inches and 20 pounds.
This weekend Shelby hit 50 weeks! Crazy how fast the time is flying! We all had a busy week with ballet, visiting GG, Cookie Booth Sales and Snowboarding. We were on the go all week and it felt like what I am used to doing every week! Shelby started saying two new words too! “Abby” and “Sarah”!
Texas you were good to us, minus the scorching heat during the Summer. My girls had a blast making new friends, Sarah learned to ride a bike. Samantha had her first Choir Solo and I believe found a little piece of what her heart loves.
Shelby crawled and grew so much.
Hubby and I grew closer like we wanted and I was able to spend a lot of time with my sister.
While there are many reason we are making the long trip back just know we loved Texas and will miss it like crazy!