Policies And Disclosure

This is the part where I go through all the boring stuff… 


This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Patsy (info@ryuforcouncil.com).
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.


I no longer accept private sidebar advertising. I share sponsored content when it is worthwhile for readers and authentic to my site. Per FTC regulations, I will always be completely transparent with readers when I share sponsored posts. At this time I do not accept text links, link exchanges or no follow guest posts. All requests for those will be sent to spam.

Affiliate links:

I earn a small commission if you purchase through affiliate links. These are often products I use and love and do not cost more to you because they are affiliate partners.


I carefully pick the blogs on my blogroll based on the age of the blog (more than a year old), how often the author posts, if the content is worthwhile to my readers and if I’m personally a fan of the site.

At your own risk:

The purpose of this blog is to encourage and empower my readers. I hope you will try new techniques, new tools and give new life to old pieces. Before you do so, I want to emphasize how important it is to research and learn as much as possible about the project at hand before you dive in,  especially when it concerns using power tools. If you are in doubt, please don’t use Ryu for Council as your only reference.
This is the part where I have to say…I accept no responsibility for mishaps, projects gone wrong, injuries to you or anyone in your house…you know the drill.


I SO appreciate your emails! I read every single one. I try very hard to get back to each of you individually, but it’s getting harder and harder to do so. Because of the quantity of emails I receive, it’s just not possible for me to respond to all of them.


I share my home and my life with readers, and I believe that deserves respect. Rude or disrespectful comments will be deleted.

Suggestions and ideas:

I welcome any suggestions for future posts. If you have an idea you think would be worthwhile, a tool you’d like to know more about, whatever — please email me and let me know!


This blog has been a blessing in more ways than I can count. I am so thankful to my readers, new and old, for your support and encouragement. THANK YOU!