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How I Organized My Pantry with Brother P-Touch Label Maker (PTouchAmbassador)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 28, 2013 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden, Reviews
Pantry organization tips

Remember when I showed the world my very unorganized pantry? In case you missed it, and as if I haven’t embarrassed myself enough, here’s my story of my pantry before the Brother P-Touch Label Maker. As I said in my earlier post, I just let life get the best of me and let things slide. […]

Tips for moving abroad with kids

tips for moving abroad with kids

Guest Post If you have recently started planning to move abroad in the search of a better life and more opportunities for you and your children, there are some things you need to know before you start planning the whole process. A house move abroad is a big challenge for everyone involved, but especially for […]

The Fairy Hobmother Sprinkled Fairy Dust on My Blog

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 27, 2013 | Categories: Favorites, Fun
fairy hobmother

Yes, I got another visit (he dropped by here around a year ago) from the Fairy Hobmother and I want to help him sprinkle fairy dust on YOUR blog! I recently left a comment on another blog where the Fairy Hobmother had visited… that’s where he found me. See he goes around the blogosphere spreading […]

Stand Up To Cyberbullying

Guest Post Cyberbullying is no laughing matter. While most young kids who are active online tend to ignore the potential consequences of being mean to others over the internet, victims of cyberbullying don’t take it so lightly. And most people, whether child or adult, is completely unaware of the fact that there are actually six […]

The Harlem Globetrotters are Coming to Knoxville, March 19

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 26, 2013 | Categories: Around Town, Entertainment, Fun

Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy?  I’m a big Harlem Globetrotters fan from way back, so when I heard they were coming to my town, I was like… I’m there! Your family’s smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole […]

Sweet and Savory Snack Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Food, Home and Garden

Guest Post Finding fresh recipes for the family can sometimes be a challenge; and experimenting with new recipes can even be downright disastrous.  If you have been looking for a break from the mundane, then take a second look in your pantry.  Here are two fun, kid-friendly recipes, one sweet and one savory, that you […]

Preserving Family Memories with Saving Memories Forever Review

As a parent, I think of things I never would have thought of before. I know you parents know what I mean. One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is documenting stories… memories for my son. His Dad and I won’t be around forever, and it’s important that he has information, stories, photos, etc. of […]

Capturing The Spirit Of Industry With Industrial Photography

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Guest Posts, Photography

Guest Post Images in Industry Beaches, mountains and sunsets are the places one expects to find appealing photographs. It probably wouldn’t occur to many people to seek them on a factory floor. Chimneys churning smoke into the sky bring to mind debates on climate change rather than photo opportunities, while an untidy mess of machinery […]

Species Confusion

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 25, 2013 | Categories: Animals, Fun, Funny, Guest Posts, Humor

Guest Post  Photo Credit: Stuck in Customs The human race is a unique species. We have egos and viewpoints and generally hold an interest in what other humans are doing. Of course some humans are more interesting than others and will undoubtedly attract more attention. We are an inquisitive and competitive bunch and tend to […]

7 Family Days Out With An Educational Twist

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 24, 2013 | Categories: Education, Family and Health, Guest Posts

Guest Post Image Source To keep the kids happy, the occasional family day out is a refreshing change to staying at home and fighting over play dough. Entertain and educate them at the same time with a trip that is both enjoyable and informative. When the kids are bored, it always leads to mischief, so […]