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Create a Personal Yearbook, Turn a Photo Book into a Memory Book

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2015 | Categories: Children, Parenting
personal yearbook

I have so many childhood memories that I think so fondly of, like my first best friend, my first crush, my favorite teacher, when I won my class spelling bee, and I could go on and on. The one thing they all have in common is… school. So much of our early lives revolves around […]

How To Do a Faux Bob – Get a Short Hair Look Without Cutting Your Long Hair #StyleItYourself

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Hair

  I have always had long hair. I’ve had my hair right at my shoulders a couple of times when I was younger, but my whole life my hair has been long. I’ve entertained the idea of cutting it many times, but always chicken out. Besides, my husband loves my hair… he’s told me that […]

Sun Protection This Summer Because I #ChooseSkinHealth with Neutrogena Sun Care

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 23, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Family and Health, Health and Beauty

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’m dating myself here, but I grew up during a time when women/girls rubbed baby oil all over their bodies and laid out in the […]

For The Dads Who Have Everything – 3D Robotics Solo Drone From Best Buy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 19, 2015 | Categories: Gadgets, Technology

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My husband (and my dad) are huge gadget lovers. My husband has to get every new, up-and-coming tech gadget he hears about. He really does have to… or at least he […]

Celebrating National Flip Flop Day in Vionic Flip Flops #nationalflipflopday #vionicshoes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 18, 2015 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion

I received a product to facilitate my review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. Did you know that tomorrow, June 19th is National Flip Flop Day? It is. Although, if I had my way, every day would be Flip Flop Day, but I know that flip flops aren’t the best […]

Preserving Outdoor Family Time With The DROID Turbo Gray by @DROIDbyMotorola #DROIDTurboGray

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Family, Gadgets, Photography, Technology

I am fortunate to live in Knoxville, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. We are avid hikers and go to the mountains as often as possible… especially during the fall and spring months. In fact, we will be going on a hike there this Sunday. It’s what we do every Father’s Day because it is […]

Get Dad a GoPro from Best Buy This Father’s Day #GoProatBestBuy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 16, 2015 | Categories: Gadgets, Gift Ideas, Technology

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.   My husband and my dad are both a bit on the adventurous side. They definitely are adventure seekers. It does make gift buying easier and a GoPro camera would […]

Have a Salon & Spa Day Every Day at Home with Conair #ConairDoItYourSelfie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 9, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Hair

I am a beauty junkie. I love beauty products, styling tools, makeup, you name it… anything to do with hair, skincare, things that make you look younger, prettier, and your best, I want it. As I’ve gotten older I’m not quite as bad as when I was younger. I was the girl who had to […]

Real Agent Guard, Putting Safety First #RealAgentGuard

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 8, 2015 | Categories: Apps, Technology

I’ve always had this obsession with looking into people’s homes. Not some kind of peeping tom or stalker type of thing mind you, just seeing the inside of homes. How they were decorated, how the rooms were laid out, that kind of thing. I even thought about becoming a real estate agent so I could […]

Discover How the Latest Technology & Best Buy Can Transform the Classroom #BestBuyEducationEntry

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 5, 2015 | Categories: Education, Technology

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My son understands technology more than I do, and he’s twelve. Technology is all he’s ever known. He was born in an age of high-tech and because of this kids just […]