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Pumpkin Ice Cream Chocolate Pudding Trifle

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Pumpkin ice cream chocolate pudding trifle with toasted marshmallows Christmas holiday season dessert recipe...

I love so many things about fall and winter — the beautiful fall colors, pumpkins, the food, my son’s birthday, the holidays, the decorations, family gatherings, and the food. Oh, I think I already said food…. but it’s true, I love colder weather food. Especially foods and drinks with pumpkin in them.   And one […]

Feeding our Pet Like Family with Blue Wilderness from PetSmart #BestofBlue

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 18, 2016 | Categories: Pets
Feed your pets like family Blue Wilderness dog food and treats from PetSmart #BestofBlue

It’s that time of year when I’m planning for the holidays. We are having an early Thanksgiving at my in-laws this Sunday. I’m traveling out of town to visit my parents for Thanksgiving, so I’m doing a lot of menu planning. I want my family to have plenty to eat, but I also want nutritious […]

Balance Your Plate With Help From Stouffer’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 16, 2016 | Categories: Family, Food, Recipes
Stouffer's Lasagna with Meat Sauce to balance your plate with a well-balanced frozen and fresh meal option...

This post is in collaboration with Balance Your Plate and Stouffer’s. As part of the collaboration, I received product and incentives in exchange for participating in the program. As busy parents it’s not always easy to give your family a well-balanced meal every day. With working, all the after-school activities, homework, and especially during the […]

Saying Thanks This Veterans Day Over a Cup of Coffee

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 7, 2016 | Categories: Family, Holidays and Observances, Inspirational
Share a cup of Folgers Coffee & a story with a Veteran this Veterans Day...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folger Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Honoring our Veterans has always been important to me. My parents instilled this in me as a young child and I’m passing it onto my son. I want my son to know we […]

philosophy anti-wrinkle miracle worker moisturizer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 6, 2016 | Categories: Beauty
philosophy anti-wrinkle miracle worker moisturizer

I received products for free to facilitate this review 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. I am very open about my age. I don’t mind getting older (better than […]

How to Organize Your Life

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 3, 2016 | Categories: Home and Garden, How To
how to organize your life...

Are you leading a chaotic life? Is your world cluttered in such a way that you just cannot think straight? If you have started to lose focus and feel completely unorganized in life then please read on to learn how to organize your life so that you can regain focus, inspiration and live a happier […]

The Importance of Regular Maintenance for Your Swamp Cooler

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Home and Garden
Maintenance on your swamp cooler to keep your hvac / air conditioning heat pump unit wokring...

Evaporative coolers, also commonly called swamp coolers, can be an efficient way to cool your residence. However, to keep them running right year after year, you need to make sure that you have regular maintenance performed. By taking a few simple steps and calling a professional HVAC technician when needed, your unit will provide a […]