Bringing You Up To Date

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Welcome!

Pardon our dust – we are getting more organized around here, but you do have to watch where you put your feet.  🙂

I thought I would take a minute to bring everyone up to date with what has been going on.  If you were used to visiting the CraftyBarnCat.com or HomecookingWithTheCraftyBarnCat.com sites, this is our new home.  Please bookmark or add it to your favorites.  The old sites will probably head off to archive after a while.

HINT:  If you go to the bottom right side of the page, there is a link you can use to add it to your RSS feed.

Why the OrangePlaidCat?

Well, Annie-Cat isn’t plaid, but she is orange and she is the inspiration for the logo used on my sites and shops.  It just felt right to include her in this adventure.  And I’d never hear the end of it if I didn’t.  🙂

Why the Change?

To be honest, I felt the need to broaden what I wanted to talk about.  Don’t worry, there will be lots of food and crafting, but I felt the desire to add books, music, movies, TV to the mix as they are all parts of the whole.  I will still be discussing products and providing links you can use to access some great deals.  I will be sharing photographs of projects I’m working on and providing links where you can see (and purchase) the end result.

Behind the scenes, for a lot of reasons I have been contemplating making this move for a while.  Things came together recently and I began the work on the OrangePlaidCat.

What  Happened To?

You will note the Resources page is now the SHOP page.  A while back I went through my list of affiliates and trimmed down to those I really want to put focus on.  I won’t apply for affiliate status with just anyone, the products and companies I put on my site have to provide quality goods and services.  That being said, the ones that you will see on the Shop tab have quality offerings and reasonable prices that you can feel good about.  Check out the links and see what you think.

There is a separate tab for the CraftyBarnCat Etsy shop to provide a place to see items and get a link to visit the shop.  I provide information on how the cards are made and what to expect when you order.  The Gallery will update depending upon what is available or the latest projects.

What’s Still Here?

The Etsy shop (CraftyBarnCat) is still up and running.  The Facebook page is still there as is the Google+ page.  You can find links to those pages along with email access and more by clicking on the CONTACTS page.

What’s New?

Lots of stuff…and not so much.  Sorry, couldn’t resist.  🙂

Honestly, the basics are still here, they just might not be where they used to be.  I am working on getting some sharing buttons up and making the comments process better.  You will also note some new buttons, particularly one that might encourage you do support the site.  Every donation is appreciated.  The process runs thru PayPal, once you click on the button they will tell you what you need to do.  It is easy and pretty painless.

Speaking of buttons, if you read an article that you like, please let me know by clicking the “Like” button at the bottom of the article.  This helps me when I work on something new for your to read.

Comments are always appreciated.

A Word About Privacy

I will never sell your information.  Period.

When you place a comment on the site, there is information collected that will be used to verify that you are actually a live Human Being.

If you purchase thru my Etsy shop, I use your information to send your product to you.  Otherwise, I do not keep it.

I am currently developing a Privacy Policy that will be posted here, but truthfully, it is no different than the one that was on the CraftyBarnCat.com site.  A few tweaks will be added for GDPR, but essentially, the same.

Speaking of Facebook

Why didn’t I change the name of the page?  Basically, two reasons, laziness; it ties back to the Etsy shop and I did not want to confuse the regular readers of that page.

Still With Me?

Great!  I hope this essay has helped explain what has been going on around here and what you can expect.  If you have questions or comments, please let me know.  The links for Email, Google+ and Facebook are at the bottom of all pages, in that purple strip beyond the end of any articles.

My goal is to post at least once a week.  I look for interesting things to talk about and share.  If you like what you see, please share our address with your friends.  Thanks to some new tools, every article I post here, will be on both my Facebook CraftyBarnCat page and the Google+ page.

See you soon!

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