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Puppies, Puppies, Everywhere: Cutest Puppy Photos Ever

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2011 | Categories: Animals, Dogs, Pets, Photographs

I'm a huge dog lover. Animal lover, really.  But I'm especially fond of dogs. One of my favorite quotes regarding dogs is, "You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."  ~Robert Louis Stevenson So, I'd love to share some photographs of some of […]

Wordless Wednesday – Sweet Summertime

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2011 | Categories: Images, Photographs, Wordless Wednesday

American Flag Cheesecake Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Desserts, Food, Recipes

If you plan on a 4th of July picnic, barbecue, or get-together, this American Flag (Red, White and Blue) Cheesecake recipe is the perfect dessert. It's easy, tasty and if you use low-fat and sugar-free ingredients, it's much healthier. Oh, and the kids will love it!  Ingredients     •    1 quart strawberries, divided     •   […]

The Green Thing: Back in my day…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2011 | Categories: Environment, Green

I received this email this morning and loved the satirical tone, in the "green" message, and I thought I'd share it with you. The Green Thing In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery  bag because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.  The woman apologized […]

4th of July, Quotes, Sayings and a Poem in Celebration of Independence Day

Independence Day or most commonly referred to as Fourth of July is the holiday most associated with Summer. The day for fireworks, parades, barbecues, going to the lake or beach, picnics, and family reunions, to name a few. Fourth of July is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays in celebration of the birthday of […]

Wordless Wednesday – Yeah Baby, Goal!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 21, 2011 | Categories: Photographs, Wordless Wednesday

14 Summer Songs… To Get You Into The Summer Mood

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 20, 2011 | Categories: Entertainment, Favorites, Holidays and Observances, Lists, Music

Summer time conjurs up images of sandy beaches, pools, hot steamy days, tans, and vacations, to name a few. Summer also gets me into the mood to turn the music up loud and dance. This is something we do a lot in our home, but especially during the summer. While I was thinking of some […]

My Favorite Summer Movies

Today is the first day of Summer, and the time of year I probably watch more movies. I don't HAVE to get up as early, and everything on TV is repeats, so I'm a little more apt to enjoy a movie a few times a week. And in honor of summer, here are my favorite […]

10 Good Things About Being Poor

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 19, 2011 | Categories: Fun, Funny, Humor

In today's economy it's getting harder and harder for many families to make ends meet. Times are tough all over. Unemployment is still severely high. And more people than ever are clipping coupons and bargain shopping. If you're worried about finances and how you're going to put food on the table, don't fret… there's actually […]

Monday… isn’t it Friday already?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 18, 2011 | Categories: Funny, Humor, Images, Photographs

You know how some Mondays just make you feel like going back to bed and waking up on Tuesday? Or, wish it was already Friday? I know we've all experienced those kind of Mondays. I happened upon an image that made me literally lol (okay, more of a chuckle), and caused me to look for […]