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Choosing the Perfect Shredder for Your Home With Fellowes #IDSafetySeason #ad @FellowesInc

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 30, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Gadgets, Gift Ideas, Information, Product Reviews, Reviews
Fellowes p-12c paper shredder from Walmart #IDSafetySeason

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Fellowes. This could include the Fellowes providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. I often say that I am the most disorganized, organized person I know. It’s true. There is a method to my madness, though. Besides wanting to become more […]

Get Your Baby Dressed for Game Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 29, 2014 | Categories: Babies, Children, Fashion, Shopping

Babies are precious creations that people love to make a fuss over, and everywhere these little ones go someone usually takes notice of them. It makes sense that parents want to dress their babies to impress those who are apt to want to peek at, cuddle, and otherwise notice him or her. When it comes […]

Baked Cinnamon French Toast Made with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies: A Bottom of the Box Recipe #greatstarts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 28, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Baking and Cooking, Food, Frugal Tips

The phrase, “Waste not, want not”, is one I remember my Mom saying when I was a child. It’s still one that resonates with me today. Don’t get me wrong, my Mom didn’t make us clean our plates, but she did teach us to not get out more than we intended to eat. Because that […]

Manwich Making Dinner Easy #spon #Manwich

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 27, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My days are full. If you could see my calendar you’d wonder when I have time to sleep. It’s crazy, sometimes. And I have a family member with some health issues and I will be traveling […]

DIY Brown Sugar Scrub

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 25, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Beauty, DIY, Gift Ideas, Health and Beauty
diy homemade brown sugar body scrub

I’m all about using all-natural products in our home, whether it’s cleaning products, the food we eat, and the products we use on our bodies. I like making my own DIY products because I know what’s in them. I feel better knowing I’m not using harsh and/or toxic chemicals. Beauty products are so easy to […]

Green Cleaning, Save Money, and Peace of Mind with Great Value Naturals from Walmart #spon #WMTGreen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 23, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Family and Health, Home and Garden, Information
Great Value Naturals Green Laundry detergent from Walmart

This keeping toxins and chemicals out of my home and saving money on cleaning products is part of a sponsored campaign. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. The day I […]

I’ve Turned Into My Mother and That’s a Good Thing #greatstarts

Well, it finally happened. I’ve turned into my mother. Deep down I’ve known this since I became a mother just over eleven years ago… I just wouldn’t admit it. Which is silly. Because being even just a little bit like my mother is a good thing. In fact, I strive daily to be like my […]

Fresh Start Smoothie #recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 18, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Family and Health, Food, Health and Fitness, Recipes
Fresh start smoothie recipe from Blog by Donna https://blogbydonna.com

Smoothies are all the rage. They can be healthy and a great meal replacement. As far as getting my son to eat more leafy vegetables, smoothies are an excellent way of sneaking in veggies. Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? I know, right? If you want to start your day off with a quick, easy, […]

Twas The Night Before School – Tips to Get the School Day Started on the Right Foot #greatstarts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 17, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Parenting, Tips

As a busy mom I learned very quickly once my son started Kindergarten that I had to prepare for school the night before. I can’t imagine how we could survive our mornings (and as a result, our days) if we weren’t prepared the nights before. While I was thinking about the things we do in […]

Puppy Apartments – Providing Puppies Their Own Space

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 14, 2014 | Categories: Animals, Family and Health

Guest Post Dog lovers soon come to think of their new puppy as a family member. The cute little balls of fur get pampered with fancy collars and leashes, and sometime, even elaborate wardrobes. Why not go a step further and get the cute little pup its own apartment?! Wait…..the puppy also needs to be […]