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MY Ode to Collective Soul

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 27, 2009 | Categories: Announcements, Celebrity, Contests, Music

I am on Twitter and recently I followed the rock band Collective Soul.  So what’s the big deal, you say?  Well not only did they follow me back… they replied to me – little ole ME!  That’s right they will interact with their fans/followers.  I’m writing this because Collective Soul is hosting a blog […]

Please help little Ezra

On Thursday the Manic Mother heard some of the worst news any mother (or father) could ever hear.  Her little boy Ezra was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Check out her blog to read the whole story.  I can only imagine what she is going through… it’s not the kind of news any parent ever […]

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Blog Link-A-Thon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 22, 2009 | Categories: Favorites, Fun, Web Sites

I am part of the Blog Link A Thon put together by MomDot. There are 330 blogs that I will have fun getting a chance to visit and hope you will take some time to check them out too. 1. [email protected] Always Charming 2. Fairy Blog Mother 3. Crazy Adventures in Parenting 4. Engineer a […]

And the 2009 American Idol winner is…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 20, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

2009 American Idol winner – Kris Allen singing No boundaries Spoiler Alert!!! – please don’t read any further if you don’t want to know who won yet. The show starts with Ryan saying they had just under 100 million votes called in last night.  Then they show clips of each judge and something they said […]

American Idol Final Two Finale

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 19, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Adam Lambert sings No Boundaries The 2009 American Idol finale tonight is between the "Glam Rocker" Adam Lambert and the "Acoustic Rocker" Kris Allen.  Each of the guys will sing three songs.  Their personal pick, a song chosen by Simon Fuller the producer and creator of American Idol and an original song written for the […]

American Idol 2009 – The Final Two

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 13, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Danny Gokey singing Joe Cocker’s You Are So Beautiful As I sit here waiting for the Season 8 American Idol result show to come on… I’m second guessing my prediction from last night.  I said it would be Adam and Kris in the final two – but thinking I probably should have stayed with my […]

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American Idol Top 3… from best to worst

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 12, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Adam Lambert singing One by U2 Who will win American Idol 2009?  I’ve already said in my first post of this season that it will be Adam Lambert.  I still stand behind my prediction. Tonight’s Season 8 American Idol has the three finalists singing two songs – first a judge’s choice and then their own.  […]

American Idol… and then there were 3

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 6, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Allison Iraheta sings Cry Baby by Janis Joplin The Season 8 American Idol final four sang Schools Out by Alice Cooper, while accompanied by Slash of Guns & Roses.  Ryan tried to get Slash to take off his sunglasses to no avail.  American Idol judge Paula Abdul sings her new single, I’m Just Here for […]

American Idol Top 4 – Best to Worst

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Adam Lambert sings Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin On Season 8 American Idol last night the final four performed my favorite genre – Classic Rock.  This week is rock week – yeah!   Slash from Guns & Roses was this week’s mentor.  The coolest mentor yet. This week they each performed as usual but they […]

Living Out Loud Premieres on the Hallmark Channel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 2, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Living Out Loud Premieres on the Hallmark Channel The Hallmark Channel celebrates Mother’s Day starting May 2nd for "Mom-O-Rama" week, which includes the premiere of their latest original movie, Living Out Loud.  Through May 10, for "Mom-O-Rama" week Hallmark will feature a movie for moms each night.  What a great way to start "Mom-O-Rama" week!  […]