This website contains affiliate links through the Amazon Affiliate Program and possibly a few other affiliate programs as well. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Some of the links on this website are only to show examples of the types of supplies you might need for a craft or activity, and are not intended to endorse a particular product or brand. I urge you to use those links for information, but to buy locally if similar products are available for cheaper prices. 

If you click on an affiliate link and purchase something, we might get a small commission from the sale. This doesn’t affect your price on the seller website in any way. It also doesn’t make me value you any less as a reader if you decide to ignore all the affiliate links and never even click on them. I am just glad you’re here and hope that the information I post is helpful to you and your family!

Commissions of sales through affiliate links help keep this website running, so if you decide to purchase through affiliate links, thank you so much for your financial support!


Any product or service reviews on this website are my personal, honest opinions. I do not and will never recommend products or services that I don’t use and like myself. So, even if I happen to receive a free product or service, I will always give my honest opinion about it, even if it’s unflattering to the company, brand, or product reviewed. If I do happen to receive a free product or service, I will always disclose it in my review. Reviews of products and services are first and foremost for informational purposes that hopefully are helpful to my readers, and are never meant to convince you to buy something you don’t need or want.


All photos on this website fall into 1 of 3 categories:

  1. I own the photos.
  2. I have purchased the right to use the photos from the owner of the photos.
  3. I have verified that the photo is licensed CC0 Creative Commons and free for commercial use.

Copying photos from this website without permission is prohibited. If there is a photo you would like to use, please email me at melinda@pileofpates.com for more information about the photo’s use license.


All content on this website has been created by and belongs to Melinda Pate and is copyrighted, with the exception of public domain content and fair use of content that has a source attributed.  Using content published on this website without permission for anything other than personal or non-commercial reasons (for your family, homeschool group, or church) is prohibited. Copying content from this website onto other websites without permission is prohibited.