Affiliate Disclosure/Cookie Policy

Dear Readers:

I value the time you take to come over to my site and read my posts, and I strive to bring you interesting content.  I also do everything I can to keep  annoying popups and irrelevant content to a bare minimum.

But there are costs involved in keeping this blog up and running, so I look to contributed posts (also referred to as guest posts and/or collaborative posts) and affiliate links, for which I receive compensation, to help me cover those costs.

In other words, contributed posts (aka guest posts and/or collaborative posts) and affiliate links are how I “keep the lights on” over here at  But, as you will see, they come at no cost to you.  Also, I strive to publish only contributed posts that I feel are relevant and helpful to my readers.  Similarly, I use affiliate links to products that are relevant to my post topics.

(You will also occasionally see ads on my posts which originate from Google AdSense or from one of my affiliates (see below for a list).  For more on my Google AdSense ads, as well as other information about the mechanics of this website, please see my Privacy Policy.)

A more detailed explanation of contributed posts and affiliate links appears below, along with my cookie policy.

Contributed Post/Affiliate Disclosure/Cookie Policy

By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies. (herein known as MSC) sometimes publishes contributed posts, for which MSC receives compensation.  MSC does not verify the accuracy of any information provided in a contributed post.

Additionally, MSC has some affiliate links, and ads that will pay out a SMALL commission if you happen to purchase something through them.

When purchasing through these links, your price will NEVER increase, rather it gives MSC credit for driving business to the companies MSC is an affiliate for.  Credit is tracked by the use of cookies.

MSC assumes no responsibility for any product claim, question, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service advertised by or on MSC.  Any and all claims, questions, statistics, quotes or other representations about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

MSC is a participant in the affiliate program known as Associates, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

MSC is a also a participant in the Target affiliate program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

MSC is also a participant in the Awin affiliate program,  an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to, among other advertisers,, Finnish Design  Shop US, Graham & Brown (US) and  For a more detailed explanation of affiliate marketing, see this post by

In addition to and, MSC is a participant in the following affiliate programs through ShareASale.Com :

  • Allsop Home & Garden
  • Bits of Vintage
  • Dot & Bo
  • FontanaShowers
  • Icy Deals
  • The Organizing Store
  • Minted
  • Farm & Home Supply Center Inc.
  • Burke Decor
  • One Kings Lane
  • Luna Bazaar
  • Rockler Woodworking (now inactive)

Google AdSense, Amazon, Target, Awin, ShareASale, the advertisers they represent, and other third parties including other advertisers and affiliates may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognize cookies on visitors’ browsers.

On this website, Google will only show non-personalized ads to eligible users in California in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act.

By clicking on a merchant link, you will be directed to the merchant’s website via their internet domains and those domains use cookies.

For more information about the cookies used in this website, please visit our Privacy Policy.

MSC is now open to receive advertisements that will appear in our sidebar and in our posts.

If anything changes in the way we operate at MSC, it will be posted immediately.

By browsing this site, you are also agreeing to the terms in MSC’s Privacy Policy and our Terms  of Use.