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The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love – Premieres on Hallmark

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 31, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

The Note II If you saw The Note, which by the way, was Hallmark Channel’s highest rated film of 2007, I know you can’t wait to see the sequel.  The Note II:  Taking a Chance on Love brings back the beautiful Genie Francis (General Hospital) and Ted McGinley (Hope and Faith) reprising their roles as […]

Grey’s Anatomy – The Ghost Story

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 22, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, Favorites, TV

Izzy and Denny Season 2 One of the best love stories, that never came to fruition, is that of Izzie, Katherine Heigl and Denny, Jeffery Dean Morgan on Grey’s Anatomy.  Along with Izzy, I fell in love with Denny.  And during the second season of Grey’s Anatomy when the Denny and Izzy love affair began […]

Design of the Month from The Chihuahua Shop

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 21, 2009 | Categories: Favorites, TShirt Reviews

My son is a big animal lover.  If you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up – he will tell you, "a veterinarian."  We have two dogs, one being a mutt and the other a basset hound, which we had before my son was born.  Although he loves our dogs … […]

Hunt for Happiness Week

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 19, 2009 | Categories: Family and Health, Holidays and Observances, Motivational

If you haven’t noticed by now, I like national awareness events and obscure holidays – a day or week that is celebrated but may not be widely recognized.  The third week of January (which is January 18 – 24 in 2009) is Hunt for Happiness Week; which is sponsored by the Secret Society of Happy […]

Healthy Frugal Food Tips

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 18, 2009 | Categories: Around The house, Family and Health, Frugal Tips, How To, Series, Tips

If you are like me, it is important that you and your family are eating healthy.  At the same time, we want to save money on our grocery bills.  I have some tips that will combine the best of both worlds!  You can eat healthy while saving money.  We have become a nation of waste!  […]

48 Hours Mystery: Peace, Love and Murder

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 17, 2009 | Categories: TV, Web Sites

Could a peace loving hippie brutally murder his wife?  A jury said "No".  On October 10, 2008 a jury found Robert Heartsong not guilty of the 2000 murder of his wife, Toni.  Tonight on 48 Hours Mystery Correspondent Harold Dow revisits the case. Their meeting and falling in love sounds like a great romantic movie.  […]

Why I wouldn’t want my baby on ‘Cute Things Falling Asleep’?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 10, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, Fun, Random Thoughts and Conversations, Web Sites

Cute Baby Falling Asleep I heard about ‘Cute Things Falling Asleep’ this morning on the Today Show.  Its owner, Nick Malis, features videos of cute babies and animals doing nothing but falling asleep.  In premise it IS a ‘cute’ idea.  Who doesn’t love babies and/or animals? My problem with this website is that viewers rank […]

Expecting a Miracle premieres on the Hallmark Channel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Hallmark Channel Original Movie – ‘Expecting a Miracle’ The Hallmark Channel original movie Expecting a Miracle is going to be, yet again, another great family movie. We all know how hard it is to find that on television these days… so kudos to Hallmark for continuously bringing us original family movies! Here is what hallmarkchannel.com […]

Beauty Tips for the New Year and a New You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 9, 2009 | Categories: How To, Skin Care and Beauty, Tips

Ladies, does the way you look on the outside reflect how you feel on the inside?  I think it does… at least to some degree.  Now this doesn’t mean I think you have to get all dolled up every day; but we should take the time to pamper ourselves everyday.  Because we are worth it!  […]

Smother premieres on Lifetime

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 3, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Lifetime origninal movie ‘Smother’ I am one of the biggest Diane Keaton fans… so I am excited about the Lifetime Channel’s original movie, Smother.  From mylifetime.com blog, "Smother" is the story of Marilyn Cooper (Academy Award winner Diane Keaton), one of those mothers – the kind who’ll call at 6:30 in the morning, or tell […]