Happy Birthday Sway!

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Sway Group. I really love Sway so I want to celebrate!   All opinions are my own.

This week is all about happiness so far! First, the Cavs win the NBA finals (I’m still celebrating!) and now I’m wishing the wonderful ladies at Sway a happy 5th birthday!

I know you’re asking who is Sway?  If you’re a blogger you might know these great ladies already, but if you aren’t a blogger, let me introduce you because they are a important factor in how I keep Brooklyn Farm Girl running and sharing information.  

Sway group, powered by SITS Girls, is a network that connects brands with influencers.  To put it into simpler words,  they pair bloggers with companies that are looking to promote their products.   I work with a few different networks and I can honestly say they are one of the best to work with due to their prompts always feeling organic and like a perfect match.   When they ask me to team up with a project, it seems like a match made in blogging heaven. They know the content of my blog, they know what I like to share,  they know the clients goals, and somehow it always works out to be a fun painless blog post.   Because of the collaborations we’ve worked on together, they’ve offered me opportunities to share great products with you (I only ever promote products that I actually use and love) while helping keep Brooklyn Farm Girl up and running (it costs money!).  Unlike some advertising posts where I feel like I don’t get to be me and am reading a script like a robot (note: I finally made a note to stop doing those! Heart is most important!) Sway lets me just be me, organically adding the product into a post I would have done even if we weren’t working together.   I can be silly, I can post endless photos of my cats in the post (and I do), I can tell bad jokes (and I do), etc, it’s all ok with them.   Their goal is to empower me as a influencer and a woman.   Also,  they are super kind, supportive of the blogging Community and sometimes they send me candy in the mail (I’m serious).  So from all the wonderful ladies who are making content to share with their readers I want to give Sway a giant big hug and wish them a happy 5th birthday! <3

To celebrate, I want to share you with my top favorite posts I’ve created with Sway Group.  If you get the time, I hope you go back and read some of these posts to know that I enjoyed writing and creating each one!

Let’s start out with a bang.  Last year sent me a email while we were on a road trip asking if I wanted to team up with Bon Appétit and Hunt’s Tomatoes to make a couple recipe videos to be filmed at 1 World Trade Center.  Immediately I sent back a enthusiastic yes and a few weeks later I was cooking in the Bon Appétit kitchen.  I’ve been to 1 World Trade Center for my work with Reed + Rader visiting Condé Nast, but it was nice going there for the other side of my life: cooking and gardening!  The entire experience was great, and the Sway team was supportive the entire time. I made a Cheesy Taco Casserole and Ricotta, Basil, Tomato Tea Sandwiches.   Here are the videos and behind the scenes too

Recently, I teamed up with Sway and Earthbound Farm for another video project.  In this one I created a super fresh (and yummy) Mexican Arugula Corn Salad.   This was fun because I’ve been trying to make more video content for the blog so I go to learn in the process of creating this recipe.  I think the video turned out pretty good too!   Note: I’m still obsessed with this salad!

This one was special!  You know I love cats, right? I hope so!  So when Sway asked if I wanted to team up with Fresh Step to promote Million Meows Mission that helps improve the lives of shelter cats while finding them forever homes, I was like YES YES YES.  In the post I got to express how  much I  love Brother Bear and how adopting him has changed my life for the best.  I’m always striving to encourage people to look for a furry best friend so I hope I inspired someone to adopt!

I love when they team me up with brands that I love. For example, I only use VIVA paper towels in our home, I wear Gold Toe socks (they’re so soft), Kleenex is a staple in our bathroom and my Contigo travel mug goes with me everywhere.   When you already use and love a brand, it makes writing a post feel more natural because you go way back with these companies.   And I swear to only share brands with you that I use all the time!

Lots of love and birthday wishes to Sway! Here’s to hoping the next 5 are even better!

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Sway Group.

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