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Cars vs. Motorcycles: 4 Ways To Keep Your Family Safe On The Road

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 31, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Information

Guest Post Image Source All states have driving laws that stipulate that drivers must share the roadways with motorcyclists. Motorcycle riders have the same rights and must be shown the same courtesy as any other driver on the road. Even so, some motorcyclists do not show the same courtesy given to them. They may believe […]

5 Ways to Get a Good Nights Sleep #sponsored #sleeptight

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 29, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Home and Garden, How To, Tips

Tossing and turning, lying on your side, your back, your stomach, looking at the clock and finally going to sleep only to wake up feeling tired, fatigued, and drained. Sound familiar? I think everyone has experienced a sleepless night at one time or another. Some more than others. It’s frustrating and can affect your mood, […]

Is this your idea of Gluten?

gluten free

Guest Post Image Source You’ve heard it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. You’ve heard how gluten is bad and the evil twin of sugar. But did you know that gluten is also unavoidable like sugar? Really! Gluten isn’t all that bad if you know all that there is to know about it. […]

Arby’s Grand Turkey Club – Hot Fresh Goodness #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 28, 2013 | Categories: Food, Restaurants

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite places for sandwiches is Arby’s. I enjoy a good turkey sandwich, quite often actually, because turkey is lean and as a woman <cough> in her forties <cough> I try to watch my […]

We Celebrated Back-to-School with Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2013 | Categories: Food, Restaurants
Endless shrimp at red lobster

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Red Lobster. I received a gift card to facilitate my review promotional item as a thank-you for participating. My son started back to school two weeks ago. Trust me, it’s an understatement to say, “Where did this summer go?” Last week I thought […]

What to do with your old CDs – musicMagpie to the rescue #sponsored #music

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2013 | Categories: Entertainment, Environment, Frugal Tips, Gaming, Green, Information, Music

This music-filled and decluttering my home post, has been brought to you by musicMagpie.com…. I can remember how cool I thought CDs and DVDs were when they first came out(not that they’re still not cool – it’s just now they’re a bit “old school”). Today, though, we use our DVR, net-streaming, and Spotify, etc., for […]

All Hands On Deck! 4 Tips To Boat Safety

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 24, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Tips

Guest Post Image Source Recreational activities such as boating, jet skiing and tubing can be fun and exhilarating, but can come with some safety concerns. Because approximately 75 percent of all boating accidents are due to the errors in operations, you’ll want to follow the below four safety tips before getting behind the wheel. 1. […]

There’s No Ifs, Ands, or Butts About It… I’m Talking About Bums #ad #LetsTalkBums

Cottonelle flushable wipes clean routine #letstalkbums

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle. I normally avoid talking about my bum. In fact, this time last year if you’d told me I’d be writing about my bum for everyone to read, I’d said, “Get out of here!” “No way!” Yet, here I am talking about my backside. […]

Top 4 Swimming Pool Safety Products

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Guest Posts, Parenting, Summer, Tips

Guest Post Image Source Swimming is a popular recreational activity for children and adults, especially during warm weather and on vacations. However, swimming pools can also pose significant hazards with an estimated 250 children who drowned under the age of five every year. Hospital emergency facilities also report that approximately 3,000 children under 5 years […]

Thinking of Going Back to School? I say… Do it! #ad #Infographic

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 22, 2013 | Categories: Education, Infographs, Women

This is a partnered post. Infographic provided by Vista College… I went to college for a year after I graduated high school, then quit to take a, what I thought at the time, dream job. It was for the position as credit manager for J.C. Penney… it really was a great job for someone so […]