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Staying Close to Home is PR FRIENDLY and will gladly review and advertise any family friendly products and or companies. You can contact me immediately thru my  Email address

Here are my stats as of Oct 27, 2019 Contact us to receive OUR MEDIA PAGE

  • 15,300 Twitter Followers @stayclosetohome
  • Facebook Fans 7700
  • 45,000+ Page views a month Unique Visitors per month UVM 35k +
  • Pinterest   20,300+ followers  
  • Blog Instagram  5900+
  • 3-4 posts a week

I would love to share your company or blog on my social media sites and on Staying Close To Home. We are located in Richmond VA and open to attend events within driving distance. We also welcome media trips to other locations accessible by both car and plane. If you have any questions or would like to know the best  way we can work together email me at [email protected]

Staying Close to Home is PR Friendly and we are always looking for family-friendly products to share with our audience. Reviews require a non-returnable full-sized sample for use. Due to the time and effort associated with providing a quality post the min. retail value of the product(s) is $50. Please be advised that links in review posts are nofollow, as per Google’s Terms of Service.


See Our Disclosure Statement.  If you chose not to provide a product but still want a sponsored post a fee will be charged. I do feel my audience needs to see us using the product for the most honest opinion. The post will be amplified on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram account additionally. Children 13, 16 & 18 years old, a  golden retriever and a cat.



To submit your product or service for consideration on this blog, please email me at
[email protected]  The following information is appreciated:
Company Name
Web Site
Contact Name
Contact Email
Name of Product
Link to Product or Picture of Product
Brief Description and Retail Value of Product

 I schedule reviews in the order in which products were received. Typical lead time is 2-3 weeks.
If we had a negative experience with your product, we will send you an email before posting a negative review and it may just be a product defect we received.


Close to Home is always willing to also promote a giveaway of the review product. We find that is the best way to get more people to a companies site and the review post itself. I use Rafflecopter for my giveaways and will promote them through a sidebar link  on my website, Facebook and Twitter pages and will also ask you to provide the platforms you would like entries to direct.
Giveaways run for 10-14  days on my site and we prefer the company sends the winner their prize.

I would be happy to sponsor your blog or product by including a banner of your company on my blog.
Contact us via Email for more information.


Accolades from other companies


I wanted to thank you Maria again for an absolutely wonderful review. You definitely set the bar when it came to blogging our box vs all our other reviewers. 
I hope all is well and feel free to drop me a line if anything comes up!
Director of Operations


Hi Maria – this is one of the most creative posts I’ve ever seen. I am totally printing these out and giving them to colleagues J Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a quality post. We love working with you!

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