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Krispy Kreme Free 12 oz Coffee for National Coffee Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2011 | Categories: Food, Freebies, Holidays and Observances

Did you know that tomorrow is National Coffee Day? Well, it is. I personally celebrate National Coffee Day, every day. And tomorrow, Krispy Kreme (yeah, the delicious doughnut shop) is helping you celebrate. On Thursday, September 29, Krispy Kreme will celebrate National Coffee Day and its new Krispy Kreme Signature Coffee Blends by giving a […]

New Season of Extreme Couponing on TLC Tonight

Do you watch Extreme Couponing? I admit I've never really watched it. I've seen maybe 5 minutes here and there, but never really sat and watched an episode. I know, I know… how can someone who clips and uses coupons, someone who is frugal by nature, someone who loves finding bargains and getting things free, […]

10 Tips to De-Clutter and Organize a Playroom

Where do I start? Okay, maybe I'll just put this off to later. If this is the mental conversation you have with yourself when it comes to your kid's playroom… join the crowd! Do you find your children's playroom is just too overwhelming to deal with? Or the never-ending cleaning, picking-up, and disinfecting is more […]

Febreze Set & Refresh Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 23, 2011 | Categories: Home and Garden, Product Reviews, Reviews

Sniff. Sniff. Smell that? Nice, huh? That's the new Febreze Set & Refresh in Linen & Sky fragrance. I recently received the Febreze Set & Refresh with two Linen & Sky refills. And my son's bathroom has smelled like the fresh scent of sun-dried laundry with hints of honeysuckle. Trust me, that's much better than […]

Wordless Wednesday: I’m going to be Luke Skywalker when I grow up

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2011 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Photographs, Series, Wordless Wednesday

iAdventureGames: An Interview with an app developer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 19, 2011 | Categories: Gadgets, Interview, iPhone, Technology

For a change of pace, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at a very hot and trending aspect of today’s technology that I normally don’t cover on Blog By Donna – and that is the veritable subculture of all things apps. To be more exact, I wanted to look at the […]

Back to school shopping at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Reviews, Shopping

My son has been back in school for a few weeks now, and I'm finally done with the back-to-school shopping. Thanks to T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, I had a little help with my back-to-school shopping this year.   Both T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are two of my favorite places to shop.    Shopping off-­‐price at […]

Emergen-C Kidz, Virtual Donation Opportunity, Plus Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 13, 2011 | Categories: Contests, Family and Health, Giveaways, Product Reviews, Reviews

I'm always concerned with my son's nutritional health. I've been blessed with the most amazing son — but he is a picky eater. Especially when it comes to eating foods that are good for him. He's not much of a veggie eater. And only a hand full of fruits are in his diet. The one […]

Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Traditional Brownie Prize Pack Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 10, 2011 | Categories: Contests, Desserts, Food, Giveaways

Brownies are a big hit in my home. It's one of my son's favorite treats. So when I got the opportunity to receive Betty Crocker's new Milk Chocolate Traditional Brownie mix… I was all over it. I aso love that the Betty Crocker products support Box Tops for Education.  So this fall, warm your family's […]

Wordless Wednesday: Bounce This Way

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 7, 2011 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Images, Photographs, Series, Wordless Wednesday