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The Story of Valentine’s Day & Other Interesting Facts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 31, 2012 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Infographs, Information

In this infographic, you'll find everything you've every wanted to know about that romantic day of love known as Valentine's Day! via

Love Quotes for Valentine’s Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 30, 2012 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Images, Photographs, Quotes

I want to share a few of my favorite quotes about love with you. With Valentine's Day approaching I thought these were appropriate and loved these images, too. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Image Source A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years. ~Rupert Brooke Image […]

Changes…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 29, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Random Thoughts and Conversations

Image Source I wanted to make some changes in 2012. I didn't make any resolutions… I never seem to stick to them. But I did have some goals set to achieve for this year. However, I never thought there would be so many changes they would take place so soon into this new year. It […]

Little Mr. Blue Eyes – WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 25, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Images, Photographs, Wordless Wednesday

Thank you to my cousin for allowing me to show off her handsome son. He is so precious! This is Samuel right after a bath.

Valentine’s Day 2011: The Price of Love

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 24, 2012 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Infographs, Money Talk

How much money do we really spend on Valentine's Day? Check out this infographic and see what price we put on love: by Mint.com via

The Importance of Your Vision – Especially After 40

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 20, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Information, Web Sites

One of the worst things about getting older for me has been a gradual decline in my vision since turning forty (it's referred to as presbyopia). I am far-sighted. Which means I can't see up close. Near-sighted means just the opposite. And I hate to admit that I am someone who put off getting an […]

Stop SOPA!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 18, 2012 | Categories: Announcements, Infographs, Internet, Technology

If it's between 8am – 8pm EST on January 18, 2012, you won't even see this. Because I am blacking out Blog by Donna between these hours in protest against SOPA! You can check out this infographic to learn more about this asinine bill. We must NOT let this bill pass! via

Holidays Are Over, Let’s Get Physical

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 13, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health

You know it's that time of year again, when we try to shake off all of those holiday indulgences. So, with that said, Let's Get Physical.   via

Keeping Kids Happy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Parenting

Image Source This guest post from Doris Dillon I love my kids and I want them to have all the best. My husband and I really try our best to provide them with what they want and need, but it has become a challenge since they are getting older. Our oldest is 16 years old […]

Vote 2012: Is Twitter The Better Predictor?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 10, 2012 | Categories: Infographs, Information, Random Thoughts and Conversations

Social Media may be a better predictor this campaign season than traditional media. via