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Dragonfly, Up Close and Personal #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2015 | Categories: Photography, Wordless Wednesday

My husband took a few photos of a dragonfly that we found in our home today. Sadly, it was dead, but I loved the pictures and thought I’d put up a last minute Wordless (okay, not so wordless) Wednesday post.

When You Buy $300 in Visa Gift Cards, You Save $15 Instantly at OfficeMax #OMaxVisa15

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 23, 2015 | Categories: Shopping

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but 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. My son is getting ready to start his third week of school tomorrow. Yes, I did […]

Decorating a Boy’s Bedroom – A Jungle Room Theme

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 19, 2015 | Categories: Home and Garden

I did my son’s room in a jungle/safari theme some time back. I was and still am very pleased with it. He loves it. At the time all I could find that I liked as far as bedding goes, was solid reversible chocolate brown/khaki comforters. This was okay for awhile, but I’m really wanting a […]

Give Your Exterior Home Siding Personality with Color from James Hardie #JamesHardieDifference

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 18, 2015 | Categories: Home and Garden

This post and images have been brought to you by James Hardie. 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.   Our homes reflect our personalities. The exteriors of our homes are […]

I Have My Music Everywhere I Go With Insignia Bluetooth Speakers From Best Buy #Insignia

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 15, 2015 | Categories: Gadgets, Music, Technology

All posts must include the following disclaimer:  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. There are certain things I do daily that I have to have music for, or sure couldn’t imagine doing without. Of course driving is one […]

Graduation Traditions Around The World That May Surprise You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 13, 2015 | Categories: Education, Holidays and Observances

Graduation ceremonies are a huge deal in the United States, from Kindergarten (some elementary – 5th grade graduations), middle school, and high school, to college/university graduations, that final day is special. In the United States, graduation is an important culmination of a student’s educational achievements. Many families opt to create custom graduation announcements like the […]

I love his little fur face #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 12, 2015 | Categories: Animals, Pets, Wordless Wednesday

… Even if you can’t see his eyes in this photo.

It’s Back to School Time and We’re Taking the PURELL 30-Day Challenge #PURELLChallenge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Family and Health

This post was sponsored by GOJO Industries, the makers of PURELLĀ®Advanced Hand Sanitizer. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I still can’t believe that summer break is over and my son started back to school last Thursday. He is in is first full week of school this week and although I […]

Get SanDisk Memory Cards for Back to School at Best Buy #SanDisk

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 10, 2015 | Categories: Education

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 started back to school this past Thursday… yeah, I know, way too early, but he will be on a balanced school schedule this year and I’m excited about that. […]

Sweet Chili Chicken with Whole Wheat Linguine in a Peanut Sauce Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 7, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Hidden Valley Ranch Sweet Chili dressing marinade

Thank you Hidden Valley Ranch and DataRank for sponsoring this recipe. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I’ve been in a rut lately when it comes to cooking for my family. I seem to fix the same things… often. We’re a […]