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I Know Why They’re Called Smileys!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2011 | Categories: Food, Holidays and Observances, Product Reviews

I recently received a dozen cookies. Not just any cookies, mind you… but six Christmas Tree Smiley Cookies and six Gourmet Gingerbread Smiley Cookies. A dozen of delcious cookies that evoked a smile from my son, Cody, as soon as he saw them and an even bigger one after he took his first bite. \ […]

Barilla Whole Grain Taste & Share Review & AWEsome G!veaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Contests, Food, Giveaways, Recipes, Reviews

I recently received a Barilla Whole Grain Taste & Share Challenge Kit to review. I want to tell y'all that this is one of the best packages I've received to-date since starting my blog. I love Barilla pasta and for over six years now, the only pasta I prepare in my home is whole wheat. […]

10 #Free Holiday Products & Gift Ideas From Vistaprint

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2011 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Deals of the Day, Shopping

You can get Vistaprints top 10 Holiday products for FREE today! I'm ordering my FREE business cards and either the FREE photo holiday cards or the photo calendars… haven't made my mind up yet. Here's some what YOU can get for FREE: FREE Holiday Postcards (Qty. 100) Get your message across this holiday season with […]

Why can’t I believe I’m beautiful… Just The Way I am?

My husband says to me EVERY day, "You're beautiful." Sometimes the word "beautiful" changes to pretty or gorgeous, but generally it's beautiful. I sometimes say thank you. I sometimes don't respond at all. But the inner dialogue going on inside my head is "Yeah, I here ya." There are days when I feel really good […]

Thin Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes & Fresh Sweet Peppers Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 20, 2011 | Categories: Food, Recipes

We eat a lot of pasta dishes in our home. Love pasta! We also only eat whole wheat pasta. I made the change to only whole wheat several years ago. It's the only kind of pasta my son has ever eaten in our home. Recently I had the opportunity to review Barilla Whole Wheat Pasta… […]

How Men & Women are Sharing Differently Online

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 19, 2011 | Categories: Infographs, Information, Social Media

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Escalate – An Affiliate Program I Can Stand Behind

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 18, 2011 | Categories: Affiliate Information, Favorites, Money Talk, Working at Home

If you have a blog that is at least two months old, I highly recommend you sign up at Escalate Media Affiliate Network! You get brand name offers at a great pay out. I've been with the Escalate Network for 2 months now, and I'm quite pleased. It's completely free. No harm no foul. You […]

Me In My HotPants!

I recently receved a pair of Zaggora HotPants to review. The term HotPants conjurs up images of a leggy woman in short shorts. Sorry to disappoint… although I'm only 5' 5" (5'4.5" actually, but you're suppose to round up, right?), I'm more legs than torso, so I've always appeared a bit leggy. However, in the […]

Great Deals on All Your Greeting Card Needs This Holiday Season

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 17, 2011 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Holidays and Observances, Shopping

I've got my greeting cards ordered for this Christmas… do you? Don't miss out on the great deals at Tiny Prints for all your Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year greeting card, plus Holiday accessories! This post contains affiliate links.

25 Dollar JC Penney GiftCard Plus a 50 Dollar Restaurant.com GiftCard #FREE

You heard me correctly! Today's SaveMore deal is, purchase a $25 J.C. Penney gift card and get $50 Restaurant.com gift card FREE! Shop ‘til you drop and then splurge on a tasty meal. With today’s deal, receive a $25 JCPenney Gift Card and a free $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card for only $25 from Edelivery.com. Offering […]