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Cast Your Favorite Music Anywhere in Your Home with Chromecast Audio

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 6, 2017 | Categories: Music, 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. One thing we do a lot in our home is listening to music. I can’t clean house without music. I need music to motivate me and keep me on task. Recently […]

Prince, Gone But Not Forgotten & A Purple Rain Cocktail

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 2, 2016 | Categories: Music
Purple Rain Cocktail to celebrate Prince

When I heard the news that Prince had died, I felt like I had lost someone close. Yes, I know that he was a celebrity and I never even met him in person… although I did see him in concert twice, I felt like I knew him.  Prince was a huge part of my life […]

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 […]

Recovery Unplugged: Rehab with Music @RecoveryUnplugd #RecoveryMusic

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 8, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Music
Recovery music rehab

I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. I’ve seen addiction up close. It’s not pretty. It’s heart-wrenching. You feel helpless and the person addicted feels out of control. There are so many reasons people become addicted, from being in an […]

Top 5 Favorite Christmas Songs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2014 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Music

I love Christmas songs, carols, holiday songs!  I do however, have a pet peeve about hearing Christmas songs before Thanksgiving is over.  I just don’t want to hear them until the day after Thanksgiving.  It may be just me… like I said it’s a pet peeve. I was thinking about which Christmas carols I enjoyed […]

Drink CRYSTAL LIGHT and Earn Rewards with Miranda Lambert at Walmart #CrystalLightWM #MC #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 25, 2014 | Categories: Music, Product Reviews

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I love CRYSTAL LIGHT. It’s one of my favorite cold drinks because it’s low on […]

Getting Active with JBL from Best Buy and Audio Fest in August @BestBuy #ad #AudioFest

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 6, 2014 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Music, Reviews

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. Music is a great motivator. Music soothes the soul. It is the universal language…. And being able to hear it crisp and clear while I’m working out is a good thing. […]

Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran #MusicMonday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 23, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Music, Music Monday

I love Ed Sheeran. LOVE him. His voice is soothing and sexy at the same time. I truly could listen to him all day. When I hear his song ‘Kiss Me’, I always think of my husband. If you aren’t familiar with it take a listen… Do you have a favorite Ed Sheeran song?

What to do with your old CDs – musicMagpie to the rescue #sponsored #music

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2013 | Categories: Entertainment, Environment, Frugal Tips, Gaming, Green, Information, Music

This music-filled and decluttering my home post, has been brought to you by musicMagpie.com…. I can remember how cool I thought CDs and DVDs were when they first came out(not that they’re still not cool – it’s just now they’re a bit “old school”). Today, though, we use our DVR, net-streaming, and Spotify, etc., for […]

Online Music Lessons Makes for Summertime Fun with TakeLessons.com

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 26, 2013 | Categories: Education, Music
TakeLessons.com

This music inspired post has been brought to you by TakeLessons.com…. If you know me (and my family), you know music is a big part of our lives. I can’t sing, which doesn’t stop me, and I can’t play an instrument, but I love music. It would be an accurate statement to say I NEED […]