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How We Give Our Dog the Nutrition He Needs to Be His Best #ProPlanPet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 27, 2015 | Categories: Dogs, Family, Pets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProPlanPet #CollectiveBias Our dog, Baxter, is very much a part of our family. Sometimes I think he runs the house. I do know the little fella is big on attitude. As a member of our family, his nutrition […]

Affordable Secrets to Plan a Trip to Rome

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 25, 2015 | Categories: Travel

Rome, Italy is the seat of history and romance, and travelers all over the world believe that everyone should see Rome at least once. However, this may not be possible for people who have small vacation budgets, or is it? There are myriad ways to visit and enjoy Rome on a budget. The first step […]

Can You Make Money Blogging? Yes You Can #Blogging

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2015 | Categories: Blogging Tips, Working at Home
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Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but 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. After I had my son, I knew that I wanted to be a stay at home […]

The Most Popular Toys Of The Last Century

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 21, 2015 | Categories: Children, Pop Culture

With each new generation of children comes a fresh batch of toys designed to delight and entertain. Looking back on your own childhood, you can probably remember the toy craze of the time. Perhaps it was the Rubik’s Cube, and you spent hours frantically trying to solve it. Or maybe you played with a Barbie, […]

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 20, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes

As a busy mom I have grown to love my crock pot. It definitely is a staple in any parent’s kitchen. A slow cooker is a mom’s best friend. I also like to use as few ingredients as possible… it’s quicker, cheaper, easier, and you don’t cover/mask/drown all the flavors by having too many ingredients. […]

HoneyBaked Ham Making Easter Easy #HoneyBakedEaster

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 18, 2015 | Categories: Family, Food, Holidays and Observances

This is a sponsored post by HoneyBaked Ham. I received free product and compensation, however, 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. Easter is one of my favorite holidays. It occurs […]

Easy, Healthy, Delicious Smoked Sausage, White Beans, Kale Soup Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 17, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes

spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Hillshire. This could include Hillshire providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. I, like so many busy moms, am always looking for easy recipes. As much as I want/need easy, I don’t want to sacrifice healthy, delicious, and hearty, though. Easy […]

7 Quality Products Made in the USA

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 13, 2015 | Categories: Favorites, Shopping

Do you like to support American made brands? This promotes jobs for people in the United States and boosts the economy. Unfortunately, buying American is not always easy and it can take effort to find good products that are made in the USA. If you need help finding high quality products you will love, check […]

Seasonal Allergy Relief Now OTC with Flonase @Walmart + Giveaway #FlyawayWithFlonase

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 12, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness

This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox. 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. This has been a winter to remember where we live. My son was out of school due […]

A Pet Door DIY Guide

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2015 | Categories: Animals, DIY, Dogs, Pets

We have been going back and forth for several months now about putting in a pet door for our Baxter. There are times when we are gone for a few hours at a time and having the convenience of a doggie door would be nice. And something that I never even thought of until recently…. […]