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Hi, and thanks so much for visiting Graceful Abandon. I’m really glad you’ve chosen to visit and make yourself at home here in my little corner of the world wide web. I hope you’re enjoying yourself and will come back often.

If you want to reach me, leave a comment! I love comments 🙂 You can also email at graceful.abandon@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you on my weekly office day. Your visiting here and interacting here bless me so much, just as I hope that what you find here blesses you.

There’s a bunch of other stuff I am supposed to tell you, although a lot of it barely makes sense to me — but here it is:


© 2010 www.GracefulAbandon.com All rights reserved.

All content is written by Lisa Yvonne, unless otherwise noted. Feel free to share links and quotes, but not entire posts. In doing so, you agree to give proper credit and provide a link back to the original post on this blog that you are quoting from. If you would like permission to share more than a paragraph, feel free to email lisayvonne@gracefulabandon.com for consideration and written permission. You may not use one photos without permission.

Photographs are either taken by www.GracefulAbandon.com, or free of copyright photos through the Creative Common License where some photos may or may not require attribution, or purchased as stock photography. If there is a copyright photo used unintentionally, please contact us with the specific copyright information and we will respectfully remove and/ or replace the photo.

All views and opinions are mine or that of the credited author. Even if compensation is received for sharing a product or service, all opinions will be genuine and compensation will be clearly noted for your information and consideration. Please note, again, that all views and opinions expressed are unique to the author and any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Quotes from other blogs, authors, books, public figures, or the Bible will be referenced as called for. All Scripture copyright information is as follows:

New Living Translation (NLT) Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

The Message Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from THE MESSAGE, copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Amplified Classic Edition (AMPC) “Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible (AMPC), Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. www.Lockman.org

King James Version (KJV) Public Domain

New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

New International Version (NIV®) Scripture quotations marked (NIV®) are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.


The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to:

  • Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam.
  • Comments including profanity.
  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive.
  • Comments that attack a person individually.


I like to shop. I’m sure a lot of you do, also. I’ll never share a product I don’t believe in, and I’ll never try to sell you something that I wouldn’t spend money on. I simply share what I love with people I hope will enjoy it, too. Buying through my affiliate links will never cost you extra money, but it does mean that I’ll receive compensation from the company or individual selling it.

Graceful Abandon is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. I also share affiliate links to T-Tapp and my personal Plexus site. I reserve the right to add to this list at any time with any company/product that I believe will benefit those who visit this site. Leveraging these associate programs helps us maintain our website so that we can continue to provide a valuable resource to our readers.  I can’t be responsible for any interaction you might have with Amazon or any other seller I recommend, but I can share with you that I won’t share anything with you that has been a bad experience for me.

Some of the things I’m recommended are brought to you through associate programs, and some I just share because I think it will be a blessing. Although recommendations are made to an associate, Graceful Abandon will only recommend products and/or services that we have tried for ourselves and enjoy. However, if an experience or new information changes that perspective or an experience for you as our readers, we will update our position on such product or service, even if that means loss of sales or commission.  My integrity, the integrity of this blog, and your trust are too valuable to jeopardize!


I’m only going to review products or do sponsored posts for products I’ve used, books I’ve read, or services I’ve benefitted from…and that will be clearly evident in any of those posts. A lot of times, though, I’ll share without compensation just because I like sharing with you!


This website contains links to other websites.  Each site will have their own unique privacy policy. This privacy policy applies solely to www.gracefulabandon.com, and is not transferable or implied to any other sites that may link from this one.


We currently work with Google Adsense to place ads. If there is ever *any* problem with an ad on my site, please email me at graceful.abandon@gmail.com immediately and let me know. I have worked hard to keep everything family friendly and God-honoring, but sometimes something slips through the filters I’ve set in place and I need to manually block it. Your help in keeping this blog a place you want to visit is very much appreciated.

We use outside advertising networks and companies in order to display ads on this site. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons in order to collect data in the ad serving process. These such cookies and/or web beacons are collected by the companies and/or advertising networks, themselves.  I do not have any access to this information. More information about cookies and beacons is below. If you have any questions, please check the Google Adsense website for their privacy policy.


This website does use cookies.  Additionally, some of our business partners (for example, advertisers) may use cookies and web beacons as well.  This site has no access to, or control of advertisers’ web cookies or web beacons. Cookies are pieces of information that a web server may transfer to your computer through your web browser. When this information is stored on your computer, our system is able to recognize your browser and, in turn, customize web content for you. You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your web browser. However, if you chose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain online services or features of our website.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Please check your browser’s help section for instructions on how to do this or click here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Graceful Abandon also uses log files. These include: Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses), browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Graceful Abandon makes use of Google Analytics to track visitor interaction and behavior here.  Analytics reports allow me to see how people find my site, and also to see how visitors interact with my content and site so that I can improve it. It really helps me give you a better experience and helps me see what I need to change to keep giving it to you. Analytics reporting also allows me to provide current traffic statistics for  www.gracefulabandon.com to third party advertisers and other affiliates. Google Analytics requires that all websites that use Analytics to state this in the privacy policy.

A unique cookie is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites. If you’d like to disable this type of cookie, some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your visits to this blog.


All information presented here is from my experience and my opinion. I’m not a professionally trained chef, doctor, naturopath, or any other professional. I’m simply a wife and a mom sharing from my heart. I don’t guarantee any outcomes or solutions, and if you need help please consult a medical professional, cooking expert, or other professional for the advice, services, and guidance you require. This information is provided for entertainment purposes only. By continuing to use/read/participate in this website/blog series you acknowledge that I cannot guarantee any particular results, as such outcomes are based on subjective factors that are not within my control. Therefore, following any information or recommendations provided on this website/blog series are at your own risk. 

Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.


Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

Consent to the Terms of this Privacy Policy

By using this site and providing us with information you agree to all the terms of the Graceful Abandon Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term of the Graceful Abandon Privacy Policy, please do not use our site or submit any personally identifiable information.

Modifications or Revisions of this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or replace the Graceful Abandon Privacy Policy at our sole discretion. Please check our site from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes or updates to the Graceful Abandon Privacy Policy. Should you have any questions about our policy or our collection or use of information through this site, please contact us at graceful.abandon@gmail.com.

Assumption of Risk

As with all situations, there are sometimes unknown individual risks and circumstances that can arise during use of my Website that cannot be foreseen that can influence or reduce results. You understand that any mention of any suggestion or recommendation on or through my Website is to be taken at your own risk, with no liability on my part, recognizing that there is a rare chance that illness, injury or even death could result, and you agree to assume all risks.

Limitation of Liability

By using this website, you agree to absolve me of any liability or loss that you or any other person may incur from use of the information, products or materials that you request or receive through or on my website.

You agree that I will not be liable to you, or to any other individual, company or entity, for any type of damages, including direct, indirect, special, incidental, equitable or consequential loss or damages, for use of or reliance on my website.

You agree that I do not assume liability for accidents, delays, injuries, harm, loss, damage, death, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease or condition or issue, or any other type of loss or damage due to any act or default by me or anyone acting as our agent, consultant, affiliate, joint venture partner, employee, shareholder, director, staff, team member, or anyone otherwise affiliated with my business or me, who is engaged in delivering content on or through this website.

Indemnification & Release of Claims

You hereby fully and completely hold harmless, indemnify and release me and any of my agents, consultants, affiliates, joint venture partners, employees, shareholders, directors, staff, team members, or anyone otherwise affiliated with my business or me from any and all causes of action, allegations, suits, claims, damages, or demands whatsoever, in law or equity, that may arise in the past, present or future that is in any way related to my website.

No Warranties

I make no warranties related to the performance or operation of my website. I make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the information, content, materials, programs, products or services included on, or through, the website. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, I disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Errors and Omissions

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information shared on or through this website, the information may inadvertently contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. You agree that I am not responsible for the views, opinions, or accuracy of facts referenced on or through my website, or of those of any other individual or company affiliated with my business or me in any way. Because scientific, technology and business practices are constantly evolving, you agree that I am not responsible for the accuracy of my website, or for any errors or omissions that may occur.

By using this site, you agree to all of the above.

This site disclaimer was last updated on: Tuesday, March 21th, 2017·
Should we update, amend or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here.