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Progresso Light Creamy Soup Review & Giveaway #MyBlogSpark

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 30, 2012 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Giveaways, Reviews

Two words that don’t seem to go together when I think of soups is… light and creamy. Creamy conjures up words like — rich, thick, full-flavored, and, well, lots of calories. Not “light” or low-calorie. But that is exactly what Progresso Light Creamy soups are. In fact, they are all the descriptive words I used […]

Cleopatra’s Choice is My Top Choice

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Beauty, Hair, Health and Beauty, Reviews

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve always been plagued with problem skin. In my teens and early twenties it was acne (which I still have flare ups from time to time). I have uneven/ mottled skin tone, and large pores. I so hate having large pores! I also developed contact dermatitis, which *knocks wood* hasn’t been […]

Four Decorating Ideas for Fall

Guest Post Image Source The Autumn season has begun, bringing with it emerging colors and inviting scents to inspire a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home or office. These four easy tips can help you celebrate the Fall season before the dreary winter days set in. Autumn Color Palette All Year Long An Autumn-inspired color palette can […]

Reinforcing your Home for the Zombie Apocalypse

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 29, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Home and Garden, Humor

Guest Post Source Zombies are less polite than vampires when it comes to making you one of the un-dead. Vampires require your permission to enter your house, so don’t worry about them. You need our tips on barricading your home sufficiently against the relentless onslaught of hungry reanimated corpses after the zombie apocalypse. First things […]

How to Make Your Children’s Clothes Last Longer

Guest Post Image Source In the old days mums had to make clothes last because for most people buying new clothes every few weeks just wasn’t an option – but children being children love to test clothes and making kids clothes last isn’t easy. Even so, your grandma managed just fine and so can you. […]

Keeping my Identity Safe in the Real World & my Virtual World with LifeLock

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2012 | Categories: Information, Internet, iPhone, Social Media, Technology

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LifeLock Twitter for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t consider myself an overly cautious person. However, when it comes to identity theft, I am super cautious. I have never been a victim of identity theft *knocks wood*, but as someone who spends […]

Parenting 101: How to Better Deal with Moody Teenagers

Guest Post Image Source When you are raising your child from being a baby to a toddler, then a toddler to a preschooler and onto a school-age kid – there are many joys to be had during the experience. There are many firsts which you would have as a parent, and many unique experiences which […]

Kmart Layaway Program Helps you Win in More Ways Than One

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2012 | Categories: Gift Ideas, Shopping

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My son has really never made Christmas lists. Never written letters to Santa asking for tons of holiday gifts. He has been easy and simple when it comes to holiday shopping. So what has possessed my […]

Surprising Places to Find Bacteria at Home

Guest Post Image Source Bacteria Build-up in Your House Everybody has heard at some point of the horrifying amount of bacteria that can build up on your kitchen chopping board or around your bathroom toilet seat. The fact is that these are pretty obvious places for bacteria to accumulate. Your chopping board garners bacteria from […]

5 Tips for Making School Easier on Children with Cerebral Palsy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2012 | Categories: Children, Education, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source As a parent, you want to see your child as happy and healthy as they can be. When your child is diagnosed with a disability, however, it can be tempting to show pity and remorse over their condition. Doing so can actually make it more difficult for them on the playground […]