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Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2017 | Categories: Dogs
Ways to keep your dog safe this summer - check your dogs for ticks.

This post is sponsored by Wellness® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™.  I am being compensated to help share information about the Wellness® CORE® RawRev™ raw food dog food, but Blog By Donna only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Neither Wellness or PetSmart is responsible for the content of this article. […]

Lil’ Fishys – More Than Just Pool Fun This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2017 | Categories: Children, Reviews
Lil Fishys motorized water pets for the pool and summer fun

While looking for fun things to do this summer, one of our go-to activities is the pool. Kids can spend all day swimming, splashing, and playing in a pool. I remember spending time at the pool as one of my all-time favorite things to do in the summer when I was younger. Thanks to brands […]

Nectarine Lemonade Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 24, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Nectarine Lemonade recipe for summer, cookouts, parties, picnics, or anytime...

Summer isn’t over yet, in fact, we still have several weeks of hot weather here. In my quest to come up with refreshing drink recipes, I thought that nectarine lemonade would be a perfect drink. Not to mention I bought a lot of nectarines at the grocery store the other day. We love lemonade and […]

Join Planet Fitness on August 15th!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 14, 2016 | Categories: Health and Fitness

Does the thought of going to the beach or the pool intimidate you because the thought of wearing a swimsuit in public is just unbearable? Yeah, me too. That’s why it’s nice to get a helping hand from brands like today’s sponsor, Planet Fitness. They want to help us get summer ready by offering an […]

Coconut Fruit Dip & Strawberry Mango Kabobs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 6, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Coconut dip and strawberry mango fruit kabobs

I’m enjoying this summer so much so far and trying not to think too much about the fact that my son starts back to school in just under a month now. Ugh. But right now I’m living in the moment. We’ve been eating a lot of strawberries this summer and another thing I love is […]

Strawberry Lemonade & Lime Mojito Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 5, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Strawberry Lemonade Lime Mojito Recipe

Strawberry, lemonade, and mojito are three things that scream summer to me. Combine the three into a drink and you have the perfect combination. You can make a strawberry lemonade for the kids or for a hot day by the pool all summer long. Or add the lemonade to a lime mojito for a refreshing […]

Strawberry Walnut Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 4, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Strawberry Walnut Salad with a Homemade Poppy Seed Strawberry Dressing

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer, especially a hot summer like we’re already having, is a salad. I could, and often do, eat one (sometimes two) a day. Salads are one of those dishes that can be a side or an entree, they are refreshing, and they can be light or […]

Robotic Arm by Hexbug for STEM Education

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2016 | Categories: Education, Gadgets, Technology
STEM learning with Vex Robotics Robotic Arm by Hexbug from Best Buy

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. My son has always loved science, tech, and engineering, and even if math isn’t is favorite subject, he happens to be just naturally good at it. He’s also got a love […]

Lemon Raspberry Parfait

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 29, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Lemon Raspberry Parfait recipe. Perfect dessert for Easter, spring, or summer!

Ready for spring? I sure am! This delicious Lemon Raspberry Parfait is the perfect dessert get me out of the winter doldrums. It would make a great Easter dessert as well, and Easter will be here before you know it! I love individual desserts, it always makes, not just kids, but even adults feel special […]

The Confidence to Go Commando with Cottonelle – Plus it’s Good for You #GoCommando

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness

I had my annual gynecology appointment a couple of weeks ago and although I always dread them, I’m glad it’s done for another year and there’s no problems. My doctor told me something while I was sitting in my gorgeous paper gown all commando…. I should go commando more often. Okay, I have heard this […]