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CooksCountrytv.com From America’s Test Kitchen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2008 | Categories: Recipes, Web Sites

I had to share this with you… cookscountrytv.com is my new favorite web site!  I love to cook, try new recipes and especially love to eat; so this site fits me perfectly. What is Cook's Country Television all about?  From their site: Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen uncovers the best of American home cooking. […]

Paul Newman… A Hollywood Legend Dead at 83

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Entertainment, Favorites, In The News

Cool Hand Luke – No Man Can Eat 50 Eggs Screen legend and philanthropist, Paul Newman, who donated millions to charity, died today, September 27, 2008, from his battle with lung cancer.  Newman's career spanned over five decades.  "Paul Newman's craft was acting. His passion was racing. His love was his family and friends. And […]

Moms Get Jealous When Dads Are Better

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2008 | Categories: Family and Health, Random Thoughts and Conversations

On the Today Show this morning, September 26, 2008, they were discussing the Parenting magazine article on Why Good Dads Make Moms Jealous.  I will admit to a twinge of jealousy from time to time when my son prefers my husband over me.  However, I think it is wonderful that my husband wants to be […]

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PETA Urges Ben and Jerry To Use Human Milk

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 24, 2008 | Categories: In The News

Yes, you heard me correctly; PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace the cow's milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk, according to a statement recently released by a […]

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National Punctuation Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Education, Web Sites

September 24th is National Punctuation Day… and I did not know that there was a day to honor/celebrate punctuation marks!  Did you know there was a National Punctuation Day? There is a National Punctuation Day website (where you can find information about punctuation marks [like brackets]), with examples of how and when to use them. […]

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Heroes – Season 3 Premiere

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 22, 2008 | Categories: TV, Web Sites

Tonight starts the season 3 premiere of 'Heroes' on NBC.  I am a fan but it is my DH that is the bigger fan.  It is because of him that I got into 'Heroes'.  So I'm looking forward to watching the countdown show that gives some background info, sneak peeks and behind the scene stuff […]

Goodbye Summer… Hello Fall

Well today is the first day of Fall and I can’t believe another summer has come and gone.  I use to love summers but as I get older I really hate the heat.  My favorite season is Fall and Spring, but sadly here in East Tennessee it seems that the Falls and Springs are getting […]

Every Second Counts – A Horse Lover’s Movie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 20, 2008 | Categories: Entertainment, TV
Every Second Counts Hallmark Channel Moive for Horse Lovers...

The Hallmark Channel’s Every Second Counts, is a horse lover’s movie. As usual it’s a family-friendly movie, thanks to the high-standards of the Hallmark Channel, so you know it’s a good movie for the whole family. Every Second Counts – A Horse Lover’s Movie According to TVGuide.com, “A teen (Magda Apanowicz) is torn between becoming […]

Constitution Day Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 17, 2008 | Categories: Education, Holidays and Observances, Web Sites

On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans. I did some research for material and lesson plan ideas to teach my son […]

Design of the Month From At Ease Tees

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: TShirt Reviews

The design of the month comes from At Ease Tees.  At Ease Tees is a Christian shop where you can find T-shirts, baby clothes, posters, bumper stickers and much more conveying the Christian faith. According to At Ease Tees, they use "grunge", cartoon, graphic only, text only, and seasonal/holiday designs to promote the gospel, share the truth […]