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Elly Mae Clampett Barbie Doll – How did I miss this?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 30, 2011 | Categories: Entertainment, In The News, Random Thoughts and Conversations

I'm a mom to a boy. I guess that explains it. How else could I have missed that there was an Elly Mae Clampett Barbie doll. Me. Barbie loving extraordinaire. I LOVED Barbie as a young girl. I even collected Barbie as an adult. My parents have a huge box of Barbies to attest to […]

A Champagne Toast: History & Fun Facts

As 2011 comes to a close, and 2012 brings us a new and fresh start… I raise my glass of champagne to you my dear readers! I wish you a year of joy, good health, much wealth, and good cheer! Thank you for being a part of my blog this year! Oh, and check out […]

Listerine Oral Care Challenge – The Results

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 26, 2011 | Categories: Family and Health, Product Reviews, Reviews

Almost one month ago, my family was invited to take the Listerine Oral Care Challenge. You can read about 'My Family is Taking the Listerine Oral Care Challenge' to see why I wanted to participate. The main reason is for my son. Cody is nine and would rather do just about anything than brush his […]

My JCPenney Secret Santa Revealed #jcpSecretSanta

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2011 | Categories: Shopping

Yesterday, I found a package on my front porch from my #jcpSecretSanta! If you remember, last week I told you about my participation with JCPenney and Mom Central Consulting, to take part in a JCPenney Secret Santa campaign. You can check it out here if you missed it. So, as I said, I received my […]

Shame on you Internet… Bon Jovi lives!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 20, 2011 | Categories: Funny, Humor, Social Media, Technology

The latest celebrity death to spread (falsely) across the Internet was Jon Bon Jovi. This broke the heart of many a female. But thankfully, the Internet had it wrong again, and Bon Jovi isn't dead. Shame on you Internet… Shew, Bon Jovi lives!

What’s the difference between male & female shoppers?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2011 | Categories: Infographs, Information, Money Talk, Shopping

How do men and women differ when it comes to shopping? Check out this infographic and see… via

Facebook Timeline: Welcome to my boring life

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 16, 2011 | Categories: Funny, Humor, Social Media

Holiday Toys: Past & Present (Infographic)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2011 | Categories: Children, Holidays and Observances, Infographs, Information

Toys today aren't so different from toys of the past. They've just been upgraded with cool technologies. This infographic from Pronto.com, takes a look at holiday toys then and now. Source We still play the board game Scrabble, but have to admit we love playing it on the iPad, too. What was/is your favorite Christmas […]

My Favorite Character in ‘A Christmas Story’

Okay, I love all the characters in "A Christmas Story". However, I have a biased favorite because my son is currently playing Flick in 'A Christmas Story' at our local Children's Theatre. You know… Ralphie's friend who sticks his tongue to the lamp post? That's my Flick! Now, every time I watch it, which we […]

A Secret Santa Tag From #jcpSecretSanta

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Reviews, Shopping

I used to love to go shopping. I actually loved the crowds, the hustle and bustle. But, for the last few years, I'd much rather shop from the comfort of my own home. Which is exactly what I did this year. I'm finished with the exception of a couple of stocking stuffer gifts I'll pick […]