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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. […]

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 […]

Sell Unused Gift Cards for Holiday Cash or Buy Gift Cards at a Discount + #Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 4, 2015 | Categories: Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Shopping
cardpool #crdpool15

This post is sponsored by Tatu Digital Media. 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. This time of year I am always looking for ways to save money. Those that know […]

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 […]

Don’t Run Out of Power This Holiday #PowerTheHolidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden

Thank you Duracell and SheSpeaks for sponsoring this conversation. 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 was thinking about all the things we use batteries for, especially around the holidays. […]

Double Your Savings by Buying Gift Cards at Kroger #Kr2xdip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 24, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Shopping

Thank you Tatu Digital Media for sponsoring this conversation. I want to try a new dessert for Thanksgiving. I know from previous experience that you never want to try a new recipe at a family gathering unless you’ve tested the recipe out first. It’s a long story, but trust me, you want to give any […]

Dress Your Home Up in Gold This Holiday Season #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 20, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden

I decorate my home up with gold accents all throughout the year, but during the holidays, I decorate with even more gold. The color scheme in my home lends to gold accents, and I’ve always loved how gold adds a warmth and richness to any home decor. I bring out my gold flatware set and […]

The Holidays, Family And Your Sanity: Can They Co-exist?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2014 | Categories: Family

Guest Post The holiday season provides a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together, but this can also lead to a lot of issues, especially if you have a gathering in a relatively small place. Fortunately, taking a proactive approach will provide you with many ways to alleviate the stress of the holiday […]

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft With a Fellowes Shredder @FellowesInc #ad #IDSafetySeason

Fellowes P-12C Shredder #IDSafetySeason

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Fellowes. This could include the Fellowes providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. I’m sure you’re familiar with the recent Target security scare? I was at my son’s class Christmas party and my friend asked us if we’d heard about it, […]

CardStore Makes Giving Holiday Cards Easy #MC #Sponsored #TopoftheMantel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 18, 2013 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Reviews, Web Sites
Cardstore personalized cards #TopoftheMantel

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I love sending¬† and receiving cards. In today’s high-tech society, I love it even more. It’s just like books… I read books on my iPad, but […]