Celebrate Simple is a means of communication to parents pursuing the education and training of their children, educators seeking instructional guidance, and administrators looking for curriculum and course development. It is also home of the personal blog for Mike and Cheryl Basitan. This site is personally updated and maintained by Mike and Cheryl Bastian with the intention of sharing our experience to encourage and inspire others.

All content is ours, unless stated otherwise. No content on this site is intended to be expressed or interpreted as legal counsel. Parents take full legal responsibility for the education of their children just as educators take responsibility for their classrooms and administrators their schools. All content is ours, unless stated otherwise.

Celebrate Simple strives to act and react with honesty and integrity on this site and in all we do. We do--as we always have--desire to earn the trust of those with whom we work. We realize much of this trust comes from word of mouth, personal recommendations. We are appreciative of those who promote what we do.

Celebrate Simple only recommends products or services we have used and feel will aid parents and educators in raising life-long learners. Therefore, from time to time we will mention resources in our blog which we use and have benefited our family. Often these resources and products are available for purchase on our resources page.

We realize the needs of families and classrooms vary greatly. Hence, what has benefited our family or someone's classroom may not have the same impact on another family or classroom. Celebrate Simple does all due diligence to give honest opinions and recommendations regardless of compensation and will not recommend anything, to our knowledge, that compromises our beliefs. When Celebrate Simple is asked to review a product, we will offer an honest, accurate, and valuable assessment of said services, products, or entities as it is our heart to provide quality content to our visitors. Any product comment, instructional claim, research statistic, quotation or citation about a product, service, or educational methodology is made with our utmost integrity and honesty, to the best of our knowledge, but should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or original source. When Celebrate Simple receives compensation for a review or post, we will be sure to communicate such clearly to the reader. It should be understood that Celebrate Simple may not necessarily hold the same views or beliefs as the merchants we are affiliated with.

Celebrate Simple receives compensation through affiliate programs. Affiliate programs are entities with which we partner and whose products we believe benefit families and educational settings. We share those products with you and if you purchase said products, we receive a small commission. There is no additional cost to you, Currently, we are working with The Giles Frontier. If you have any questions about our affiliations, please email us. 

It is our full intent to act and respond honestly and ethically in all we do and say.

Please contact us with any questions.

Last update - June 2, 2018

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Celebrate Simple and our website www.cherylbastian.com.

This page is provided to inform our guests and registered users of our Privacy Policy which governs your access to and our collection, usage, and disclosure of Personal Information from site visits and purchases. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information received and collected on this site, email or other electronic messages between you and the website, as well as how the information is used.

At Celebrate Simple and www.cherylbastian.com, the privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us. We respect your privacy and will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Policy.

If you require more information about our Privacy Policy or have any questions about said Policy, please contact us by email at Cheryl@cherylbastian.com.

Information Collection and Use

When you visit Celebrate Simple, www.cherylbastian.com, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse our website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products you view, what websites or search terms referred you to Celebrate Simple. This is the information collected about you and how you interact with Celebrate Simple during your visit or purchase.

We use the information to present our website and its contents to you. We provide you with information, services, products, and subscriptions. We use it to provide customer service to our customers and prospective customers.

Log Data

When you visit Celebrate Simple, we collect information that your browser sends to us. This is called Log Data or Log Files. This data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, the pages and blog content of Celebrate Simple you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, the referring sites which brought you to Celebrate Simple, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer's hard drive. Our website uses cookies to collect information and to improve our services to you. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and to know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our service. For more information about cookies, including how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to facilitate our services and products to you, to provide service on our behalf, to perform service-related offerings, or to assist us in analyzing our service to our visitors and clientele. These third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust and your Personal Information; the security of your information is important to us and therefore we strive to implement and maintain reasonable security practices appropriate to the information we store. No method of electronic transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable; hence we are unable to guarantee absolute security. We request that you do not send private information to us via email for that reason. Credit card information and other sensitive information is not stored on our site or transmitted through email. When you make a purchase from our website you are using third-party services who collect your data and make the transaction. We advise you review their privacy policy before making a transaction. As stated previously, we accept payments through PayPal and Stripe and when processing purchases some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. We encourage you once again to refer to the PayPal Privacy Policy or the Stripe Privacy Policy.  

Email Newsletter Subscribers

This website is used as a means of communication to residents within the United States for informational and educational purposes. Celebrate Simple does not intentionally target residents of other countries.

Our email newsletters are opt-in only. You opt-in based on your interest of the content and understanding of our Privacy Policy. Email subscribers are offered free printables and e-resources which are subject to change at any time, without notice, and the subscriber is free to unsubscribe from the email newsletter at any time.

Email addresses and names collected for the purpose of email newsletter distribution will not be sold. Celebrate Simple will not fill subscriber inboxes with scams or junk mail.

Email Correspondence and Information

If you decide to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information we receive online by mail and telephone.

This applies when you register on our website, sign up for any of our email or forms using your email address or make a purchase. Celebrate Simple reserves the right to use this information in compliance with the policies of various social media sites.

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all emails from our organization will clearly state who the email is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. All emails will contain clear information on how to unsubscribe. This is found at the bottom of the email and you can remove yourself from our mailing list with one click. You will receive no further email communication from us. Celebrate Simple currently uses Mailchimp as our email service provider.

From time to time, Celebrate Simple will offer e-resources—books, pamphlets, or printables. These are distributed through MailChimp our email service provider. MailChimp will store your email address and name and are accessible by Cheryl Bastian. As will all email correspondence, you can remove yourself, decline, or unsubscribe at any time.

We are committed to keeping your email confidential. We do not sell, rent or lease our subscription lists to third parties.

Purchases on Celebrate Simple

When you make a purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, and credit card/payment information. This information is used to send you information about order, respond to your requests including refunds, process payments and prevent fraud, comply with legal obligations such as calculating taxes, and improving our store and resource offerings. We may occasionally send marketing messages which you can decline and unsubscribe as you choose. We store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it or are legally required to continue to keep it.

We accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy or the Stripe Privacy Policy.  

Links to Other Sites

Our content may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Reprinted or Republished Content

Unauthorized use or republication of any content on Celebrate Simple is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Cheryl Bastian to do. Therefore, Cheryl Bastian and Celebrate Simple are not responsible for content which has been pulled from this website or any publication and republished to another blog or website without consent and proper acknowledgment and citation.

Residents of the European Union

If you are a resident of the European Union and opt-in to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, live event, seminar or purchase any products sold by Celebrate Simple, www.cherylbastian.com. We will enroll you to receive our free email communications if you consent to it. You can unsubscribe anytime. An unsubscribe button is at the bottom of every email we send. You may contact us at Cheryl@cherylbastian.com if you have trouble unsubscribing.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy from time to time and advise you to review this page periodically for any changes which are made at the sole discretion of the site owner. Changes will be posted directly to this page and will be effective immediately.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at Cheryl@cherylbastian.com.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 2, 2018.