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Valentine’s Day Appetizers – Prosciutto Cherry Bites

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 29, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Valentine's Day appetizers are an easy appetizer to make using cherries is this prosciutto cherry bites the perfect party appetizer...

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food. I especially like to make and try new appetizers. Valentine’s Day appetizers are especially fun because they’re usually easy. I’ve been known to make a meal out of appetizers, too. They’re fun to make and more fun to eat… like these Prosciutto Cherry Bites. […]

$200 Target Gift Card Giveaway for the New Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 27, 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized

Can you believe it’s almost 2017? To be completely honest, 2016 wasn’t the best year for me. Really the end of 2015 through 2016. Although I feel extremely blessed because I know that it could always be worse. I am, however, looking forward to 2017. I’m making some changes in the coming year that I […]

The Best Gifts are Those That Give Back

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2016 | Categories: Charities, Holidays and Observances, Shopping
Macy's Heart of Haiti ornaments and other products, gifts that give back...

I was gifted a product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. This is my favorite time of year. The holidays are about family and about giving. I love to give more than receive, so Christmas is my favorite holiday. One of my favorite things about […]

Tips for Buying a Teen Their First Car

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 20, 2016 | Categories: Auto, Parenting
Tips for buying a teen their first car like a used car from DriveTime....

I’m a mom who will have a teen driver in just under a year. Just typing that sentence made me queasy. So thank you to today’s sponsor, DriveTime, for understanding the nervousness of parents like me, and helping make the purchase of a car for a first-time driver easier for moms like me. My son […]

6 Ways to Save on Beef for the Holidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2016 | Categories: Food, Money Talk, Savings
Dijon & Herb Rubbed Beef Roast with Cranberry Sauce

I don’t have a huge family, but I still try to save money wherever and whenever I can, especially when it comes to groceries, meat, and the holidays. I make a grocery budget monthly, and I’m thankful to today’s sponsors, The Beef Checkoff and TheMotherhood, for recognizing many families like mine want and need to […]

Calling All Primary Household Grocery Shoppers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 18, 2016 | Categories: Shopping, Working at Home
Grocery shoppers joing a private online community and voice your opinions about the ingredients in your foods...

Are you the primary shopper in your household? Do you care about what ingredients are in the products you buy for your family? If so, and you wish your voice could be heard, this IS the opportunity for you! A major manufacturer in the food industry needs YOUR help!  It’s easy! You just share your […]

5 Reasons You Need Walmart Grocery Pickup

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 16, 2016 | Categories: How To, Reviews, Shopping
With Walmart Grocery Pickup you can stay warm and dry in your car #stayedincar

Can you believe it is almost Christmas? I know, it’s crazy. And by crazy, I also mean crazy, busy. If you’re a busy mom and/or dad like me, you know exactly what I mean. With all the holiday parties and gatherings, cooking and baking, Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, and… I’m exhausted just talking about it. […]

This Holiday Treat Your Pets Like Family #BestofBLUE

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 9, 2016 | Categories: Dogs, Pets
Treat your pets like family by giving them Blue Buffalo healthy treats from Petsmart this holiday season....

This post is sponsored by Blue Buffalo™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Blue Buffalo’s extensive product offering for cats and dogs available at PetSmart®, but Blog By Donna only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Blue Buffalo is not responsible for […]

Why a Blogger Needs a Portable Charger

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 7, 2016 | Categories: Gadgets, Technology

As a blogger and busy mom that depends on being connected to the internet and social media for work, I appreciate brands like today’s sponsor, Anker, for making my life easier. Anker understands the needs of today’s work from home parents and busy families and helps us stay connected with products like portable chargers, that […]

The Perfect Bowl of Rice with the Rosewill Rice Cooker

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 5, 2016 | Categories: Food, Home and Garden, Reviews
The perfect bowl of rice with the Rosewill Rice Cooker with fuzzy logic technology...

I received a Rosewill Rice Cooker for free for review purposes, 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 recently received the RHRC-13001 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker, which made my […]