My name is Nicole Q-Schmitz and I’m the DIY blogger behind this website, Madness and Method.


Sometimes I share instructions, tips and/or how-to photos of the different projects I work on.  I am not responsible for the projects or actions you do and cannot be held responsible for any mistakes, injuries etc.

Always exercise caution, wear safety and protective gear, and be properly trained on any tools you may use – hire help when you need it.  Please remember: it’s better to be safe than sorry. 

Privacy Policy

The Madness and Method Blog (formerly Q-Schmitz Home Design + DIY) may collect and store contact information (such as name, email address and IP address) but does not share this personal information with third parties.  Your information is collected if you fill-out comments and/or sign-up for the email newsletter.  If you leave a comment you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Google Analytics is used to collect anonymous user data from people who browse this website.

Third-Party Content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.  These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third parties may use cookies, which may collect, use, store and disclose information and data from visitors, with the purpose of serving content such as advertisements.  Note that you can update your cookie settings within your own browser.

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.  Contact me if you have any questions.

Disclosure Policy

At times, this blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

If any compensation is received (examples: free product/services, discounts, store credit, cash) it will be disclosed within the individual blog post.  Compensation may influence the advertising content, topics or post subject.  However, all opinions/reviews will be honest, and again, identified as sponsored content.

Sponsored Content

Are you looking to work with me in promoting your products or services?  I would love the opportunity to work with relevant/useful/appropriate businesses, please contact me to discuss ways we can coordinate and partner together.

Affiliate Links

I will always disclose which posts contain affiliate links at the start and will make sure to italicize the affiliate links as well.  For those who don’t know, when you click on an affiliate link and subsequently purchase a product I will receive a small compensation (at no extra cost to you!).

Madness and Method (run by Nicole Q-Schmitz) is a participant in the Amazon.ca, Inc. Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases when you click on a link.  This website is a participant in the Indigo Affiliate Program which allows it to earn commissions from Indigo if you make a purchase on indigo.ca after linking through this website.


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Copyright Information

Most images and text content on this website are the property of Nicole Q-Schmitz and the Madness and Method Blog unless otherwise noted.

Other websites/blogs may acknowledge and link to pages of this website, however, the use of images is limited.  Copying and pasting text is also not permitted.  Please contact me if you would like to use more than ONE (1) image from this website.  If you’ve been inspired by one of my DIY projects, please link to the project and give proper credit.

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