I put a lot of time and effort into making sure that the content and photos used in this blog are high-quality, useful, and appealing. I’m so honored when someone finds inspiration in one of my recipes or projects, because I am certainly inspired by all of the amazing talent and ideas of other bloggers! But I would kindly request that you do not directly reprint or republish any of the copyrighted content from this blog without my express written permission. I know and appreciate that most bloggers have good intentions and are sometimes simply unaware of copyright infringement and blog etiquette, so please read below for further explanation. Thanks so much! 🙂

•All content, text, recipes, photographs, and visual elements are copyright protected by Five Heart Home ©2013.


•However, you may feature ONE photograph in a round-up type post without my express permission, but please clearly link back to Five Heart Home and send me trackback, comment, or e-mail to notify me. Please ask before using one photo under any other circumstances.

•If you would like to feature one of my recipes, please adapt it and rewrite the directions in your own words, giving proper attribution for your adaptation back to Five Heart Home by linking back. If you do not wish to rewrite the recipe in your own words, please link directly back to recipe here instead of publishing the recipe on your site.

•You may pin images from this blog to Pinterest, but please do not copy the entire recipe into the text portion of the pin.


I love creating high-quality content for my readers, which includes creating, cooking, and writing recipes (and designing printables), staging them for photos, taking and editing photos, writing corresponding blog posts, sharing and networking via social media, and replying/responding to reader questions and comments. I enjoy each step of the process, but hours upon hours of time go into each and every blog post. As my readership grows, there are also costs associated with running this blog, including but not limited to website hosting fees, e-mail subscription lists, photography equipment, blogger education and training, giveaways, and more. Therefore, as of January 2014, I will be accepting ad placement on my site as well as possible affiliate links, and I will be partnering with select companies in occasional sponsored post opportunities. I never want ads to become obtrusive to my readers’ enjoyment or navigation of Five Heart Home, and I will only write sponsored posts and work with companies and products that I wholeheartedly endorse and use for myself and my own family. Please read my Disclosure Policy below for more information on how I will always be honest, up-front, and transparent with my readers. As much as I love blogging and wish that I could do it completely for free, I appreciate your understanding as I take steps to earn at least a small amount of compensation for all of the time and money that I pour into this blog.


This policy is valid from 20 January 2014

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact  Samantha {at} FiveHeartHome {dot} com.

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The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

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