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How to Boost Your Facebook Page in Five Easy Steps

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 29, 2014 | Categories: Facebook, Social Media
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Facebook has become far more than just a way to stay in touch with friends. Facebook is now a powerful way to increase business, increase your brand and bring new customers to your storefront. For Facebook to benefit you efficiently, however, your Facebook page must be properly done. Your brand is everything and presenting it […]

You can Save Money at Target with Target Pharmacy Rewards #TargetSponsored + Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 28, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Giveaways

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. My son just started back to school last week. I know, can you believe the summer is over and school is back in session? I know, me either. With school starting back all across the U.S. this month, I’m sure many […]

Dark Hope: Book One in the Archangel Prophecies Trilogy by Monica McGurk #DarkHopeBook #CleverGirls

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Books, Reviews

I am an avid reader. Yet, I’ve never done a book review on my blog before. There are several reasons why, but the main one being that if I love a book, it is difficult for me to be concise. My husband laughs at me because I’ll tell him about a book I read and […]

Ways to Handle a Misbehaving Teen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2014 | Categories: Family, Parenting
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Guest Post Many parents deal with behavioral issues with their teenagers, and it can be difficult to know how to handle it. An important thing for parents to remember about a misbehaving child is that it is not always their fault. Many times, children receive bad influences from classmates or friends through peer pressure, and […]

Look at the Ring I Got in My Jewelry In Candles Black Cherry Tart

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Accessories, Fashion, Home and Garden
Jewelry In Candles Black Cherry Tart Ring #review

I was provided a Jewelry in Candles Black Cherry Tart for review purposes. 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. Jewelry in Candles is one of my new favorite things. I […]

My Son is Building His Own The Boxtrolls Figure #TheBoxtrolls #BuildABoxtrollSweeps

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Entertainment, Family, Movies

This must see movie of The Boxtrolls, and my son’s excitement to see it on 9-26-2014, has been brought to you in partnership with SocialMoms and Focus Features. 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, […]

Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2014 | Categories: Children, Education, Parenting, Tips
Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

Attending a new school is a very difficult thing for kids. New friends, social structures, surroundings and support systems hit them like a ton of bricks on that first day of school. It can all become a little bit overwhelming if you don’t prepare them for it. Being the new kid is not always easy, […]

DIY Guide: How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 23, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden

My husband and I have been researching what it takes to make the perfect outdoor kitchen. My b-i-l has an amazing outdoor kitchen, which is what inspired us to do an outdoor kitchen ourselves. I’ve always loved the idea of bringing the indoors… outdoors. We already know we have a concrete patio as our base, […]

I’m The Best Me I Can Be, Thanks to my Husband #GoodNeighbor #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 20, 2014 | Categories: Family, Parenting, Relationships

I’ve always been the type of person that gives 110%. It sometimes leaves me with no time for “me”, though. I know most moms can relate… spreading yourself too thin. Giving all of ourselves for our families and others. Thankfully my husband goes out of his way to make sure I have “me” time. He […]

Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 19, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts
lemon lavender butter cookies recipe

For an irresistible flavor combination, blend lemon and lavender together in a tender butter cookie. They’re dainty enough for a tea or luncheon, yet are also satisfying as a snack or simple dessert. Culinary lavender can be found in specialty grocery stores or online. If you have never baked with lavender before, try using two […]