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Red, White, & Blueberry Pasta Salad – Plus a Suddenly Salad Giveaway #sponsored #MyBlogSpark

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2013 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Giveaways, Recipes
Red, White, & Blueberry Pasta Salad

This delicious pasta salad post has been brought to you by General Mills and MyBlogSpark…. I eat lots of salads in the summer. It’s too hot to do much cooking, and I don’t like heavy meals in the summertime. I’m also very busy, and like quick, easy meals. So I love Suddenly Salad. I can […]

The Delta Corrente Toilet: The Most Important Seat in the House

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Around The house

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Delta Faucet. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. The most important seat in a home is aptly described as the, throne. Located in the most important room of the house. There are at least 101 names for the […]

Do you Give a Cup? Hot Dog Eating Contests #GiveACup #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 29, 2013 | Categories: Causes, Food, Humor, Information

This delicious caffeinated filled with creamer post has been brought to you by Peet’s… Image and value provided by our partner, Peet’s If you know me, you know I am a huge coffee drinker. I drink coffee, all. the. time. All. day. long. I sometimes think coffee runs through my veins instead of blood. Besides […]

How To Live A Minimalist, Low-Furniture, Low-Clutter Lifestyle

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2013 | Categories: Around The house
how to be a minimalist

Guest Post Hands up who loves cleaning and tidying their home! Anyone? No? No I’m not a fan of cleaning either, but I also don’t like having a dirty, messy or untidy house and above all else I can’t stand things being cluttered. Unfortunately that means that a little cleaning and tidying is necessary sometimes. […]

Online Music Lessons Makes for Summertime Fun with TakeLessons.com

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 26, 2013 | Categories: Education, Music
TakeLessons.com

This music inspired post has been brought to you by TakeLessons.com…. If you know me (and my family), you know music is a big part of our lives. I can’t sing, which doesn’t stop me, and I can’t play an instrument, but I love music. It would be an accurate statement to say I NEED […]

Vapor on the Brain: A New Dangerous Way to Get Drunk

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 25, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Parenting
a new dangerous way to get drunk

Guest Post Image Source Are the days of chasing shots and chugging beer to get drunk a thing of the past? Drinking liquor isn’t the only way for your teen to get high now-a-days. In an effort to save calories, teens and young adults are engaging in a dangerous new trend known as “smoking,” inhaling […]

Coastal.com Keeps Your Family Fashionable for Less

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2013 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coastal.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. All through my youth and into my late twenties, I had 20/10 vision. Seriously, great vision. In my thirties, I noticed a change in my vision. It was ever-so-slight… but a change for sure. Then almost […]

5 Easy Ways to Save Money On Electronics

Guest Post Image Source Much to my wife’s dismay, I am a guy who loves bright and shiny electronics and gadgets. But the good news for her is that I refuse to pay full-price, or anything remotely close to full-price for that matter. Over the years I have discovered some pretty cool tricks to find […]

Tea for Two: How to Make Any Woman Feel Like a Princess

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 23, 2013 | Categories: Food, Fun, Guest Posts

Guest Post Image Source Steep yourself in rich history and make your wife or “best girl” feel like a princess by seeking out high tea. High tea is a chance for any woman to adorn herself in her finest clothing and accessories to be accompanied by a distinguished gentleman companion. Knowing things are very casual […]

Early Education Nation: How Parents Can Jumpstart the Learning Process

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 22, 2013 | Categories: Babies, Children, Education, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Children between the ages of six months and three years are able to develop skills and retain more information than those taught later in life. We know all too well that they may not obey, but they are hearing and processing at incredible speeds.  During these “high processing years,” introducing your […]