My name is Ashley and I am the writer and owner of Closet of Free Samples. I am a stay at home wife to a wonderful husband named Eric and the proud mother of Sophia and Jace. I was born & raised in New Orleans, LA and as the saying goes Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (or Let the good times roll)! I`m a huge animal lover and particularly have a special place in my heart for cats. I have always had a love for freebies, scoring awesome deals and the computer - which is how I got to this point of having a web site. Because I enjoy what I do I am very dedicated to bringing you the best free samples, bargains and my honest opinions on products I try. I am the shy type in person, but I still love making connections and new friends so please don`t hesitate to stop by and say hi! I do not get paid for my site, but I do have to pay to maintain it - web hosting, domain name, etc. For this reason I do participate in affiliate programs which you may come across often including some guest posting from paid advertisers. Please participate if you are able to with those to help me keep this site going. MOST are free offers anyway that just involve an email sign up or printing a coupon. Either way it`s an excellent way for you to help support us while still getting something out of it! Even commenting and spreading the word just to show your support is great!
How did I get started with this blog?Back in high school I was always fascinated with getting free stuff and didn`t think it was really possible. Of course I soon discovered companies online (back in the day of dial up and slow internet connections - Windows 95) were offering free samples. I was excited to get a free sticker at the very least! This inspired me to begin my own blog to share the freebies I have found... kind of just something to do since I was bored. I wanted a way to keep up with the freebie offers I was signing up for simply as a hobby - so I made a blog posting each thing I signed up for. I started to keep up regularly and found myself fixing up my blog (now a web site) and going from there slowly gaining more readers - something I wasn`t even trying to do when I started. I would spend hours trying to make it look "just right" and much more dedication than necessary if it was in deed a site just for me. Then I discovered other sites were doing product reviews. I began looking into that and began getting reviews & giveaways to add to the mix. I have been posting and sharing them ever since!
My Hobbies & InterestsI enjoy scrapbooking, photography, traveling, ANYTHING Twilight & shopping, but the #1 thing I enjoy are doing these giveaways & product reviews along with the freebies in my blog! You could say it`s become a hobby of mine! I`ve been addicted to the computer & internet since I was in grade school so I guess I found the perfect thing for my free time! I also enjoy jewelry making (Check out my Etsy page) and the Hunger Games series. Did I mention since being a stay at home mom I`ve also fallen in love with couponing as well?!
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- Helen, GA --September 2012