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25 St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipe Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 28, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Holidays and Observances, Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those fun holidays where everyone wears green or risks the chance of getting pinched, wear fun T-Shirts with cute sayings or Irish quotes, etc. St. Patrick’s Day is also a great day to think out of the box when it comes to food. Desserts are a fun way to […]

Protecting Your Skin With Sunscreen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 26, 2014 | Categories: Beauty, Family and Health, Health and Beauty, Skin Care and Beauty

Guest Post Most of us know that sunscreen is beneficial for our health. There’s a large selection of sunscreen options that you can buy online and over the counter, like the ones you can find when you shop at Rocky Mountain Sunscreen and other retailers, and even those who aren’t regular users of sunscreen will […]

Some clever and unique ways to wear a sarong

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Accessories, Fashion

Guest Post Anyone who currently has a sarong among their clothing knows just how versatile and multi-functional these garments can be. They are great, effortless pieces to keep on hand, in a bag, or in the car, for quick-changes and dramatic transformations when situations merit such versatility. Depending on the fabric chosen, most do not […]

12 Fabulous Fruit Pies for Pi Day

12 fruit pies for pi day

This post is brought to you by foodie.com. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Who doesn’t love pie? Especially fruit pies? Whether it’s lemon, coconut, blueberry, cherry, or the “As […]

Bow Tie Pasta with Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles in a Tomato Cream Sauce #JDCrumbles #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 24, 2014 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Bow Tie Pasta with Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Recipe #JDCrumbles

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Jimmy Dean. This could include Jimmy Dean providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. We love sausage. And not just for breakfast. Actually we love all pork, but sausage is one of our favorites. Especially in recipes. It’s a versatile meat, […]

20 Random Facts About Me

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 23, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Information, Random Thoughts and Conversations
20 random facts about me

The other day I did a post about the 30 things I want my son to know about me that first saw here. Today is day one of those 30 things. Dear Cody, The first thing on the list is “List 20 Random Facts About Yourself”. So in no particular order here are 20 random […]

4 Steps to Starting an Online Business

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 21, 2014 | Categories: Information, Internet, Social Media, Web Sites, Working at Home
4 steps to starting an online busines

Launching your online business, whether it’s a dedicated online business or simply an extension of your offline business, is an excellent way to increase brand awareness, generate sales leads, and hopefully increase your revenue. This article goes over the four basic steps that will take you from “I want to start an online business!” to […]

30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 20, 2014 | Categories: Children, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts and Conversations
30 things I want my son to know about me meme #30thingschallenge

I saw this really cool blog meme that I thought would be fun to do. I will be writing 30 posts telling my son what I want him to know about me. I plan on doing one post a week, either on Sundays or Wednesdays, over the next 30 weeks linking each post up below. […]

Strawberry Parfait Recipe made with Fresh Florida Strawberries #spon @FreshfromFL

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 19, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts, Food, Recipes
strawberry parfait fresh from florida strawberries

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite fruits is the strawberry. Especially fresh strawberries. They bring back wonderful childhood memories — picking fresh strawberries with my grandfather. It just so happens that my son’s favorite fruit is […]