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Dragonfly, Up Close and Personal #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2015 | Categories: Photography, Wordless Wednesday

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My husband took a few photos of a dragonfly that we found in our home today. Sadly, it was dead, but I loved the pictures and thought I’d put up a last minute Wordless (okay, not so wordless) Wednesday post.

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When You Buy $300 in Visa Gift Cards, You Save $15 Instantly at OfficeMax #OMaxVisa15

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 23, 2015 | Categories: Shopping
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Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. My son is getting ready to start his third week of school tomorrow. Yes, I did […]

$100 Amazon Gift Card Pinterest Giveaway Ends 8/28

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 22, 2015 | Categories: Giveaways
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Are you on Pinterest? Do you love pinning recipes, crafts, DIY ideas, fashion, and hairstyle inspirations like me? I’d love it if you would follow me on Pinterest, as well as some of my fellow bloggers, if you’d like. For doing so, we are going to give a $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky […]

$200 Target Gift Card Giveaway Ends 9/10

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 20, 2015 | Categories: Giveaways
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I don’t know about you, but I love Target and shop there often. I know I’d love a $200 Target gift card, so I though maybe YOU would, too! GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $200 Target Gift Card Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/10 and is open worldwide. […]

Decorating a Boy’s Bedroom – A Jungle Room Theme

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 19, 2015 | Categories: Home and Garden
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I did my son’s room in a jungle/safari theme some time back. I was and still am very pleased with it. He loves it. At the time all I could find that I liked as far as bedding goes, was solid reversible chocolate brown/khaki comforters. This was okay for awhile, but I’m really wanting a […]

Give Your Exterior Home Siding Personality with Color from James Hardie #JamesHardieDifference

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 18, 2015 | Categories: Home and Garden
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This post and images have been brought to you by James Hardie. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement.   Our homes reflect our personalities. The exteriors of our homes are […]

$500 Amazon Gift Card or Cash Giveaway Ends 9/14

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 17, 2015 | Categories: Giveaways
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I’m very happy that I have been able to be a part of a monthly giveaway that allows me to give one of YOU a chance to win an Amazon gift card or cash, via PayPal… it’s the winner’s choice. Sometimes the amount varies, but I love it when it’s a nice amount like this […]

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway 8/21

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 15, 2015 | Categories: Giveaways
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I’m glad to bring you another giveaway this week! If you’re a regular reader of Blog by Donna, you know two things about me, 1) I love Amazon, and 2) I love giving gift cards and money to my readers. I’m joining… Makobi Scribe who is bringing you this Amazon G+/YouTube blast where one lucky […]

I Have My Music Everywhere I Go With Insignia Bluetooth Speakers From Best Buy #Insignia

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Gadgets, Music, Technology
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All posts must include the following disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. There are certain things I do daily that I have to have music for, or sure couldn’t imagine doing without. Of course driving is one […]

Graduation Traditions Around The World That May Surprise You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 13, 2015 | Categories: Education, Holidays and Observances

Graduation ceremonies are a huge deal in the United States, from Kindergarten (some elementary – 5th grade graduations), middle school, and high school, to college/university graduations, that final day is special. In the United States, graduation is an important culmination of a student’s educational achievements. Many families opt to create custom graduation announcements like the […]