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Crazy Hair Day 2013 – #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 30, 2013 | Categories: Fun, Health and Fitness, Photographs, Photography, Wordless Wednesday
Crazy Hair Day idea

Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Professional Blogger, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, Freelancer, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love. https://blogbydonna.com

My 90-Day Weight Loss Challenge, Creative BioScience, and Final Thoughts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 29, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Reviews, Weight Loss
After pic using Creativebioscience

If you’re one of my Facebook friends you are all too familiar with my weight loss journey. I’ve updated with a weekly weigh-in status every Monday. I’m very proud of myself. Because throughout the whole challenge, I lost anywhere between .5 pound to 3 pounds every single week but one… in which I didn’t lose […]

Teens and Hit And Run: What Parents Need To Know

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

Guest Post Image Source Teens are usually at a higher risk for auto accidents because they are inexperienced drivers that fail to wear their seatbelts, often text while driving and underestimate road conditions. They also have the highest rate of crashes due to excessive speeding. Teaching your teen the importance of safe driving can help […]

Graeter’s First New Ice Cream Flavor in 3 Years Black Cherry Chocolate Chip… is To Die For

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 28, 2013 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Reviews
Graeter's Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Sinfully good. Decadent. Rich and creamy. All are words to describe Graeter’s new ice cream flavor Black Cherry Chocolate Chip. Seriously, to die for! My husband, who is an ice cream aficionado (take my word for it, he is), simply adores the new flavor from Graeter’s. Now being the manly man he is, I’m not […]

Avoid the Winter Blues with BabbaBox

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 25, 2013 | Categories: Children, Parenting, Reviews

This has been the coldest, wettest, snowiest, and iciest winter I’ve experienced since living in Knoxville. We’ve lived here for over 15 years and it’s the worst winter, yet. I hope it’s the worst I’ll ever experience. See, I don’t like cold weather. I only like one good snow a year… build a snow wo(man), […]

Del Monte Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas Recipe + Football Sweepstakes & Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Giveaways, Recipes
Chicken Enchilada Recipe

I have a confession to make… I primarily only watch football when it’s a Super Bowl game. Yep, once a year I watch football. I do catch bits and pieces of an occasional UT Vols game, but to really watch a game, it is the super bowl. We make an event of it. Even a […]

Parenting Tips In Today’s Modern Society

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Children, Guest Posts, Parenting
parenting tips

Guest Post Image Source Parenting is not an easy job. However, today’s morally corrupt society makes this task a lot harder. Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to help your child grow into a happy and well-adjusted adult. Below are some parenting tips that will help you out a lot: […]

Shutterfly Valentine’s Day Cards & Gifts (Giveaway) #SFlyValentines

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 23, 2013 | Categories: Gift Ideas, Giveaways

I’m already thinking about what to do in my son’s class for Valentine’s Day. It’s one of my favorite class parties. I’m usually pretty creative… however, I suck at getting good Valentine’s cards for my son to give to his classmates. I love personalized gifts. Especially for occasions like, Valentine’s Day. So I think Shutterfly […]

Lucius P. Scanton from ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ #WW

My absolute favorite character Cody as played to date is Lucius P. Scanton in “Around The World In 80 Days” by Jules Verne, that he is currently portraying (one of 3 speaking roles) at Knoxville Children’s Theatre. He is hilarious as the over-the-top U.S. Marshall. Oh, and not completely “Wordless” Wednesday…. Donna ChaffinsDonna is a […]

Far Cry 3 a Great Way to De-Stress is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day #FarCryGold #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 22, 2013 | Categories: Fun, Gaming, Reviews, UbiChamp

I love long, leisurely baths. I enjoy reading a good book for pure entertainment. I love sitting in my favorite spot by my front window with a good cup of coffee. And I love playing video games with my husband. What do all the above things have in common? There all things I do to […]