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Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2008 | Categories: Recipes

Are you are looking for a delicious, light and easy salad recipe?  Then look no further!  I love broccoli and like to find new ways of using this healthy vegetable in my recipes.  This easy broccoli salad is perfect for lunch or as a side.  Ingredients Dressing 1 1/2 C FF mayonnaise 1/4 C sugar […]

Work From Home Job Opportunities – Part II

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: How To, Series, Working at Home

Did you try out the work at home opportunity of taking surveys and trying out companies promotions?  If you didn’t get a chance to explore this opportunity, you can read about it in Part One of this four part series.  This week we will discuss pay per posting.  The one we will talk about is […]

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Is It Stacation or Staycation – Stacation Survival Guide Part II

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2008 | Categories: Around The house, Family and Health, Series

So I was thinking of things to do for the continuing Stacation Survival Guide – Part One series, that would be fun, economical (cheap or free) and the whole family could do together, and was quite surprised myself in just how many things there are to do.  So whether you call it a stacation – […]

A Basic Humus Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2008 | Categories: Recipes

If you are looking for a yummy, light appetizer, lunch or snack recipe, give this basic hummus recipe a try.  Hummus has Middle Eastern origins and this recipe has a nice Mediterranean flavor.  Simply humus is pureed chick pea dip.  The reason this is referred to as a basic recipe is that you can adjust […]

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Work From Home Job Opportunities – Part One

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 23, 2008 | Categories: How To, Working at Home

In this four part series, I will share with you 4 ways in which you can become a work at home mom.  For that matter, a work at home dad or any work from home person.  If you are retired and want to make a little extra cash, or a college student that needs extra […]

Healthy Summer Fruit Smoothie Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 22, 2008 | Categories: Recipes

If you aren’t a morning person and find it hard to eat breakfast every morning, this is the perfect breakfast for you!  A healthy smoothie is a great way to start your day.  It is full of vitamins, calcium, fiber, and antioxidants.  If you are always running late so you skip breakfast, you can make […]

What Are Your Qualifications – Get Your Free Report

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 20, 2008 | Categories: Announcements, Freebies, Working at Home

Are you *qualified* to start an Internet business? If you’re like most people, you probably measure your qualifications by your technical skills… Your ability to design a web site… Your ability to write sales copy… Your ability to drive traffic… But the reality is, NONE of that matters. Building a business is a FORMULA. If […]

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How To Dress Thinner

I have a secret; you can look slimmer, longer and leaner, without losing an ounce!  How you ask?  By following these 10 simple tips for dressing skinny: Wear proper undergarments – bras and panties that are too small make lumps under your clothes.  Underwear that fits properly gives a smoother, thinner silhouette. Go monochromatic – […]

Top Ten Pet Peeves

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 19, 2008 | Categories: Fun, Health and Fitness, Lists

My post the other day on ‘muffin tops’ got me to thinking about pet peeves and then I ran across the idea for a pet peeve meme.  Therefore, I thought I’d get a few things off my chest and talk about my ten pet peeves.  So here are my current top ten pet peeves: Muffin […]

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Grocery Shopping The Frugal Way

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Around The house, Frugal Tips

What does the word ‘frugal’ mean to you?  Does it conjure up images of your grandparents doing without?  To some people the word frugality is old fashioned and means depriving yourself; but today the word means living a more simpler, less wasteful life.  Living a life that our personal finances will allow.  Today with the […]