This blog is owned and maintained by me, Melissa Ford. The Blue House Blog is based on my personal experiences and preferences. The FTC requires full disclosure of relationships we have with brands when writing about a product.
The Blue House Blog is an ad-, affiliate- and PR-friendly website. Brands and advertisers will never influence the content of blog posts. The topics, products and content will always be chosen by me and will be relevant to The Blue House Blog content of family, faith, cooking, remodeling, and decorating, and to my readers. Disclaimers are always listed at the end or beginning of each blog that may feature an ad and/or such product.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are always my own and I only share my most honest opinions. Compensation will never influence my opinions of a product. I will never promote a brand or product that I do not fully support.
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This document was last updated November 8, 2022.