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Edward’s Desserts Making The Holidays Brighter and Pie Giveaway (Over)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2012 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Giveaways, Holidays and Observances

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Edwards for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My favorite dessert is pie. Especially during the holidays. I love homemade pies, but honestly, I have a love and fondness for frozen creme pies. See… my Mom was/is a great cook, but she never was […]

Think You’ll Never Use What You Learned in School?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Infographs

Guest Post A lot of subjects that people learn in school seem pointless at the time of the lesson. However, this does not mean that you will never again use the information. Algebra comes up surprisingly often in real life and having a solid understanding of English is undoubtedly useful. The reason that subjects seem […]

Family-friendly Places In Southern Utah

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 18, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Travel

Guest Post Image Source Towering sandstones in different shapes, sizes and formations — these scenic views are identified with the state of Utah. Southern Utah in particular is a field with scenic views such as snow-capped mountains, stone arches, waterways and monuments. In fact, it is an ideal place to visit when you are with […]

National Blogging Day of Remembrance 12/17/12

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 16, 2012 | Categories: Random Thoughts and Conversations

I’ve decided to take tomorrow off as a day of silence as far as technology goes. I will not be blogging or tweeting, or updating on Facebook. I plan on spending my time with my son, family, and on my home while I remember and pray for those families who lost so much in the […]

All I can do is pray – We Remember Them…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2012 | Categories: Random Thoughts and Conversations

I cannot make sense of something so senseless as the school shooting in the Connecticut elementary school today. My heart is so heavy. All I can do is pray. If you can’t make out the prayer in the image above it says, We Remember Them… In the rising of the sun and in its going […]

How-To Guides for Teachers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Infographs

Teachers are among the most important and yet undervalued professionals in America. People choose to teach because they think they can positively effect the lives of children and teenagers. However, for all of their idealism, they are aware that teaching is often difficult and thankless. The most stressful parts of the job are unrelated to […]

Rayman Origins Nintendo 3DS Review (by a 10 year old) #UbiRaymanO #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 13, 2012 | Categories: Entertainment, Gaming, Reviews

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps If you read my post yesterday you know my son celebrated his 10th birthday on November 25th and that he got a Nintendo 3DS game […]

The Construction Of Toll Bridges Worldwide

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Guest Posts, Travel

Guest Post Toll Bridges can be an annoying addition to a journey when you have absolutely no change in your car but if you stock up on coins, however, there are some breath-taking bridges that you’ll be delighted to pay for the privilege of driving over. Some of the greatest construction jobs have gone into […]

Mrs. Smith’s Signature Deep Dish Pies & $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card (Over)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Desserts, Food, Giveaways

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smith’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This time of year my favorite dessert is pie. Not just any pie — but homemade delicious pie. The kind of pie Grandma makes. Since I don’t have my Grandma around anymore to bake pies, […]

Rabbids Rumble Nintendo 3DS Review (by a 10 year old) #ubichamps #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 12, 2012 | Categories: Fun, Gaming, Reviews

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps My son received a Nintendo 3DS game system for his birthday on November 25th. Four days before his birthday I received the game Rabbids Rumble […]