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  2. A manufacturer provides the giveaway items, one of us pays to ship it to the winner, and I receive a similar item for review or as compensation (sometimes not though).
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Once again, I will always disclose whether I received a product and/or money when I host giveaways.


I do not accept payment for product reviews. I will occasionally accept products from manufacturers so I can try them out, but I always write my honest opinions when I do this. (Once I wrote a review that used the word “yucky” as the primary word to describe the product. True story!) Sometimes when I post a review, I am paid to host a giveaway of the product as well. Please be assured that when this happens, I still write honestly about the product (Seriously, you should check out the “yucky” post) and I always disclose that I have received compensation.

But Usually…

But usually, I’m not paid to write or post anything on Wendolonia. Making some money from my blog is a nice bonus and it helps pay my family’s bills, but the truth is I would still have a blog even if I didn’t make a dime from it. I like writing, I like taking pictures and I like sharing my adventures with you, my readers!

  • Kristin Maynard

    Hi Wendy, 
    I just wanted to let you know that I cited and linked to your site on a recent post on my blog, themaynardsgetreal.wordpress.com. Your bento ideas are lovely, and I had to share them with my (few) readers. I hope that’s okay!Thanks for the inspiration!Kristin

  • Natasha

    Wow!  What a really great site.  Thank you for sharing.  I’m inspired!  =)

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  • Laura

    Hi Wendy, this is my first time to check out your site…it’s very inspiring! I’m looking to try bento boxes for the first time for my kids lunches. I think the Lunchbots might work best for our family. I have a 13yo, 11yo, 8yo and 5yo to pack lunches for…we’re big on sandwiches. Would you recommend the Lunchbots Trio or the bigger Lunchbots Bento Trio? Thanks!!

  • Hi Laura — A sandwich will not fit easily in the Lunchbots Trio so if you are frequent sandwich eaters I’d choose something else. I have not tried the Lunchbots Bento Trio myself, but it should easily hold a sandwich in the largest section.