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Pillsbury Baguette Chips: Review & Giveaway #MyBlogSpark

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2012 | Categories: Giveaways, Reviews

Recently I’ve started counting calories again. So I eliminated a lot of snack/junk foods from my diet. Chips being at the top of that list. Thank goodness I discovered Pillsbury Baguette Chips! One thing I really miss is chips. I’m not depriving myself, mind you. I just decided to not make them readily available in […]

10 Amazing Flickr Photos Of The USA

    Guest Post The United States of America means different things to different people. To those who sit in the government it means stability and power. To those who travel there on holiday it means excitement and adventure. To those who seek refuge or look to start a new life there it represents freedom […]

What’s your favorite childhood snack… you still eat as an adult? #5QF

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 29, 2012 | Categories: Five Question Friday, Health and Fitness

What a week. It’s had its ups and downs, like most weeks. All in all, it’s been a great week! And although it’s late Friday evening, I finally got around to 5 Question Friday! If you join in, please leave your link in the comments so I can see your answers… and don’t forget to […]

Facebook: A Blessing in Disguise or a Curse in the Making?

  Guest Post cc licensed Wikimedia Commons Image With hundreds of millions of people now registered on Facebook a large portion of the world’s population is now somehow related to the social giant. With the ever increasing rate of using Facebook these days, we are seeing social media connected to unsavory behavior crimes as well. […]

Five Big Superfood Myths

Guest Post There’s so much advice out there about what to eat and what not to eat from doctors, food companies, the government, and more. It’s difficult to know what to do. When health food shops and pharmacies, and even local grocery stores, start labeling some foods as “superfoods,” it’s easy to just take their […]

So apparently it’s okay to scream…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2012 | Categories: Facebook, Family and Health, Internet, Social Media

Image Source I have experienced a few…. frustrating situations this week. Now, it takes a lot to upset me. I don't annoy easily (well, I didn't use to, as I get older I find I do get annoyed a little easier). Yet, when it's frustration after frustration, I just want to pull my hair out. […]

Is he taking off or coming in for a landing? – WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Photographs, Photography, Wordless Wednesday

3 Unique Models of Education That Spark Creativity

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 26, 2012 | Categories: Children, Education, Guest Posts

Guest Post cc licensed flickr photo shared by stevendepolo Creativity has become a commodity that is in short supply. Some thinkers place part of the blame for a lack of creativity on those who are entrusted in the care of children: the public education system. As a result, several innovative schools have developed new ways […]

Will Linkedin’s Password Breach Affect Other Social Networks?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 25, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Internet, Social Media, Technology

Guest Post Social Networks and Security When people sign up for a social network website, one of the most important qualities they look for is security. It’s an expectation that is so basic it often comes unannounced. Social networks house the private information of millions of individuals–photos, conversations, and audio that could be embarrassing or […]

Picnics are Making a Comeback

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2012 | Categories: Food, Guest Posts, Home and Garden, Outdoors

Guest Post Image Source Summertime memories seem to be made of a wicker basket packed to the rim with lunchtime treats. Those endless days of summer with picnics in the countryside seem to be perfection personified. A never ending stream of wasps that didn’t spoil simple delights as a ham rolls or an egg and […]