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Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Last-Minute Wedding Dress on a Budget

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 30, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Fashion, Marriage, Shopping
cheap formal dresses

No bride wants to think about pinching pennies on her wedding dress, but something has to give when planning a last-minute wedding. If you find yourself planning for your big day without much time to pad the budget, there are five things you can do to make the day perfect regardless of the time and […]

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft With a Fellowes Shredder @FellowesInc #ad #IDSafetySeason

Fellowes P-12C Shredder #IDSafetySeason

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Fellowes. This could include the Fellowes providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. I’m sure you’re familiar with the recent Target security scare? I was at my son’s class Christmas party and my friend asked us if we’d heard about it, […]

Heavy Duty Gun Safes for Added Protection

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 28, 2013 | Categories: Around The house, Family and Health, Home and Garden, Parenting
heavy duty gun safes

Biometric gun safes use imprints from fingers in order to allow access to authorized users only. Rather than opening the safe with a basic key, you have to press your finger onto a reader in order to open the safe. Many safes still come with backup keys just in case something malfunctions, but the idea […]

Homemade Gooey Chocolate Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 18, 2013 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Recipes

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Heritage Chocolate. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. To say I’m a chocolate lover would really not accurately describe my adoration of chocolate. I do adore chocolate. Simply adore […]

4 Kid Essentials For Holiday Travel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 16, 2013 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Travel
4 kids essential for holiday travel

Guest Post Image Source If you’re traveling with your infant this holiday season, you’ll want to be prepared before you embark on your road trip. Finding items that soothe, comfort and keep baby happy can make for a smooth and peaceful ride. Whether your family or friends live nearby or you’re navigating over the river […]

Snail’s Slime as the Best Skin Care Product

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Beauty, DIY, Hair, Health and Beauty
snail slime diy beauy treatment

Guest Post It may seem unbelievable but slime produced by snails is very popular in nowadays skin care. It may be new for you but it has been used for many years. So what can be so attractive about snails? About ten years ago Chilean farmers noticed that after the contact with snails (which they […]

Partying with SeaPak Shrimp Spring Rolls – The Perfect Party Snack Plus Dip Recipe #PakTheParty #shop

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 13, 2013 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Family and Health, Food, Recipes, Reviews

I know I’m running out of time but I’m still not sure if I’m hosting a holiday party near Christmas. I really need to make the decision fast, but I’ve been invited to two parties not to mention going to my in-laws on Christmas Eve, so I may just have to take holiday appetizers to […]

CaringBridge Makes Showing Your Support Easy #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 12, 2013 | Categories: Charities, Family and Health, Web Sites

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for CaringBridge. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Tis the season for holiday parties, decorating trees, baking sugar cookies, and showing support for our family and friends in need. CaringBridge a nonprofit that provides free, personal websites, designed […]

Caza Trail’s Single Serve Donut Shop Blend Coffee Making My Cold Days Warmer #sponsored #MC #coffee

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 11, 2013 | Categories: Food, Home and Garden
Caza Trail Donut Shop Blend Coffee #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sturm Foods, Inc. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. Coffee. The elixir of…. all things good. Thankfully I’m one of the lucky ones that coffee (or caffeine) does not keep me awake. So I have […]

Meet Baxter #WW

My son’s early Christmas present. Baxter, a 8 week old male Shih Tzu. He is incredibly smart and cute a a button. We’ve had him for 9 days now, and he has stolen all our hearts.