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Hi! My name is Melissa and I am the owner and writer of I have been married for 18 years to my amazing husband, Rob. He has helped on A Sparkle of Genius as our expert on Dads reviews and movies. We have five kids and two dogs. We currently are living in Spanish Fork, Utah but one day hope to own a cabin in the Mountains!

I started blogging back in 2007 with a personal photography blog. I had just started a new photography class and I fell in love with my Canon camera. At this time, I did a "Photo a Day" blog where I shared by favorite photo every day.

In 2011 I started review blogging part time for a friend and quickly learned that it was something that I enjoyed so I started the blog MomsReview4You. I worked on product reviews for many years and love working with brands, traveling to events and meeting new people.

In 2015 I decided to take MomsReview4You to the next level. This included recipes, crafts and doing more travel. I also rebranded at this time, because  A Sparkle of Genius. I felt like under this name it would allow me to do more than only reviews.

This opened up many great doors for me. I had the opportunity to work with many of my dream brands, meet incredible people, as well as having been featured on many great sites. I feel very blessed for the opportunities that I have had.


Thank you for your interest in working with us. I feel we are one of the leaders in the mom blogging community because our passion shows in our writing. We love what we do and love to share our feelings with our readers, family and friends. We go above and beyond so that we can best represent the brand or company that we are working with. We are honest and trustworthy and try our best to give 100% in all opportunities given to us.

At A Sparkle of Genius we love to review anything family friendly that we feel our readers will love! We review products, events, travel, restaurants, attractions and more!

We are PR Friendly and invite you contact us. For more information on sponsored opportunities visit us at or email Melissa at Media Kit available upon request.

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Thursday 1st of December 2022

Hi I can not print out the elf on the shelf joke cards the link is bad it goes to Amazon to purchase an elf not to print out the joke cards. Please help with this. Thank you

Brenda Nelson

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

I cannot find any information on how to store the peanut butter pumpkin dog biscuit recipe. How long will they last. How should they be stored, etc.... Please advise as soon as possible!! They are Christmas gifts!!

Thanks, Brenda

Christina Schroeder

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Hello! I am trying to print the elf printable but it isn't allowing me.