First of all, I'd like to personally thank you for stopping by!  I am passionate about creating a personal sanctuary in any space, no matter the place. Secret Garden Style has provided me the opportunity to share this passion with you.  Whether you're indoors, outdoors, or bringing the outdoors in, I look forward to sharing tips on how to rethink, repurpose and replant your ideas into reality.

For my husband and I, traveling is more than a vacation, it's an education.  It is a priority in our lives and we include our children in almost all of our travels.  I will share with you my secrets on how to travel the world with children of any age, but enjoy the experience as an adult as well.  My travel itineraries include interactive, multi-sensory activities that are enjoyable and educational for everyone, regardless of their age. 

Designing is a sensory experience for me.  I will share my approach in which I utilize all 6 of my God-Given Senses to create the experiences I share with the people I love most.  Secret Garden Style allows me to share these secrets and passions with you as well...So welcome to my family!

The information you see on this site is free to readers & subscribers, but represents countless hours of time for me. As such, I feel compensation is appropriate so I have agreements with some companies who pay me. I’ve worked hard to make this process very unobtrusive to you, my website family.

On occasion, I accept advertising. More often I participate in affiliate programs. Both provide some income and allow me to devote time and energy to the growth and upkeep of secretgardenstyle.com.

I can assure you that I will only promote products I personally use or can recommend without hesitation.

Integrity is important to me. Gaining and keeping the trust of my readers is my top priority.

What I do & don’t promote

I do my best to look at potential promoted products/services through the eyes of a customer. I ask myself if I would pay for it. After all, if I don’t think it’s worth paying for myself, I’d better have a really good reason to convince you to buy it.

  • The products or services I promote I have paid for personally.

  • Very rarely I will promote a product or place I have not personally experienced, but it comes highly recommended by people I trust. I will make note of it in my blogposts when that happens.

What is an affiliate link / referral link?

Sprinkled throughout this site you will see references to my use of affiliate links or referral links. These references are called disclosures and are a requirement as put forth by the FTC here in the United States.

They are there to inform you I have a relationship with a particular product or service and if you choose to purchase that product or service via my affiliate link, I will get a small commission. Of course, this is at no extra cost to you, but gives me an opportunity to do what I love and share it with you.  I truly appreciate your support in this way and I thank you.

Additional legal statements.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my 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.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

In Gratitude,

Kristen Kay


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