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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 […]

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 […]

How to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 19, 2016 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, How To, Tips
Ways to celebrate dads on Father's Day

Between working hard to support his family, helping with the kids, and doing things to alleviate stress for Mom, Dad’s do a lot for their families. I know how fortunate I am to have a husband who is a very active participant in co-parenting our son. I am equally blessed with a stepdad that has […]

Samsung Gear VR for Father’s Day from Best Buy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 16, 2016 | Categories: Gadgets, Holidays and Observances, Technology
Samsung Gear VR from Best Buy for Father's Day

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. With all of the end of school year activities going on, our son’s NYC trip, and the opening weekend (plus all the to and from rehearsals) of our son’s play this […]

Free Star Wars Inspired Easter Stickers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 25, 2016 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, Freebies, Holidays and Observances, Printables
Star Wars Inspired Free Printable Stickers

As a big Star Wars fan with a son who is even a bigger fan married to a man who is even a BIGGER fan… well, we love all things Star Wars in my home. The most recent movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was incredible and has us excited for Star Wars VIII to […]

10 Stay at Home Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 12, 2016 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Marriage, Relationships
Valentine's Day stay at home date ideas

Valentine’s Day date ideas where my husband and I stay home are on my radar since some of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories are of those spend at home. Even before we had our son, we sometimes stayed home. So I’m always looking for ideas. Even before we had our son, we sometimes stayed home. […]

Festival of Sleep Day, a Day Worth Celebrating

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 2, 2016 | Categories: Family and Health, Holidays and Observances
Take a nap for Festival of Sleep Day

Festival of Sleep Day is January 3rd. If there was ever a day I could get behind more, it’s any day celebrating sleep! Can I get an Amen?! It’s ironic though, because tomorrow, January 3rd, is the last day of my son’s Christmas break and we can’t sleep in because it will just make Monday […]

What’s Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Personality? Find Out Here!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2015 | Categories: Entertainment, Fun, Holidays and Observances, Humor
ugly Christmas sweater with reindeers graphic

Ugly Christmas sweater is in the eye of the beholder… what’s an ugly sweater to one person, may be beautiful Christmas sweater to someone else. Nah, ugly Christmas sweaters are UGLY Christmas sweaters, but the ugly sweater trend has become a thing of beauty!  You can go to ugly sweater parties or compete in ugly […]

Mixbook.com is Making the Holidays Easier with a Black Friday Promotion

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 18, 2015 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Photographs, Shopping
Mixbook cards, photo books 50% off

One of my favorite things about the holidays is sending cards and giving personalized gifts to those I love. I love getting mail during the holidays and seeing a personalized greeting card from a loved one, too.  So it is with great pleasure that I share this great deal with you from Mixbook.com. Mixbook.com is […]

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 […]