Connect with Reluctant Entertainer

Thank you for your interest in Reluctant Entertainer! This page is about working with brands and partnering with RE through advertising and sponsored posts. To inquire about, or for any other questions, please contact me via email at email.

Reluctant Entertainer, created in 2006, is a website bringing imperfect living and passion into lives through gardening, canning, cooking, baking, creating, decorating, entertaining, homemaking tips, and encouraging others to open their doors to love and connection. RE helps those “reluctant” to entertain–or those wanting to step-up their hospitality skills–with creative home entertaining ideas, along with plenty of inspiration.

Your home should be a reflection of  you and your family, of what you love and what makes you happy. It’s not about the latest look in a magazine, or trying to keep up with your neighbors or friends, or the perfect pictures on Pinterest. Your home is your story, and it can bring amazing joy and love to others! -Sandy, RE

For products or sponsored posts that value my mission, I am happy to provide ad space on my blog. If you feel like your brand is a good fit, please email me for advertising information. If you are interested in a sponsored GIVEAWAY, also please email me for details.

Sponsored Food Brand Connections:

Reluctant Entertainer Food Brands

Sponsored Household Brand Connections:

Reluctant Entertainer Household Brands

Pinterest Interview:

Pinterest Interview RE

Pinterest interviewed me a few months ago. You can read their interview, here.


Brand Trips Connections:


Better Blog Retreat in Park City, UT (photo by Amanda)


Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker Party in NYC

Black Gold Farm Tour

Black Gold Potato Farm Tour

Dole Taste of Spain, Carmel, CA

Dole Taste of Spain in Carmel, CA

Harry and David Oregon Blogging Trip

Harry & David (Fall trip with blogger’s recaps)

Charlie & Harry & David Chocolate Factory

Harry & David (Charlie and the H&D Chocolate Factory)

National Pork Board Costco Steamy Kitchen Trip

Pork Board/Costco/Steamy Kitchen (Seattle, WA trip)

Tree Top Orchards (and Lake Chelan, WA trip)

Bush’s Beans (The Connection … in Napa Valley)

Bush’s Beans (Meal-time in CIA, Napa Valley)

Bush’s Beans (Summer Bean Salad at Evo’10, Park City, UT)

Bush’s Beans (The Table Experience, at Paw’s Up Ranch in Montana)

Bush’s Beans (CIA in Napa with Flavors from Around the World)

Dole Summit (Health and Wellness blogging event in Westlake Village, CA)

Thermador (New Steam-Range Appliance, in Scottsdale, AZ)

National Pork Board Pork Crawl, hosted by Jaden Hair from Steamy Kitchen, eating at some of the finest restaurants in Atlanta, GA.

Harry and David (Orchard blogging event in Medford, OR)

GE Monogram Experience in Louisville, KY

Contributing Connections:

May 2012 edition, Rachael Ray Magazine, Take the Stress out of Entertaini

A visit in NYC with Rachael Ray and #FreshOver Ziploc campaign (watch our Better TV interview).

USA Today, Your Life magazine – “Holiday Entertaining Made Easy” featuring RE. (September 2011)

I’ve recently been added as the Entertaining Expert. This is an exciting new development for me as I get to share with the world more entertaining ideas! Entertaining Expert

RE is updated on a regular basis with stimulating, interesting posts including real life photography. I also contribute to other on-line magazines and columns, bringing in new readers on a steady basis.

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