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Where to Find the Best Dance Shoes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized
Where to buy the best dance shoes

Children’s interests are always changing. One day they’re into a game app on their phones, the next they might want to be the next Neil Armstrong. While the things they like may be ever changing, every once in awhile an interest comes along that is fueled by their newly discovered talents. Children discover at an […]

Lil’ Fishys – More Than Just Pool Fun This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2017 | Categories: Children, Reviews
Lil Fishys motorized water pets for the pool and summer fun

While looking for fun things to do this summer, one of our go-to activities is the pool. Kids can spend all day swimming, splashing, and playing in a pool. I remember spending time at the pool as one of my all-time favorite things to do in the summer when I was younger. Thanks to brands […]

Unleash the Power of Raw for Your Dog #RawRevolution

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 20, 2017 | Categories: Dogs
Release the power of raw with Wellness Core RawRev from PetSmart

This post is sponsored by Wellness® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about the Wellness® CORE® RawRev™ raw food dog food but Blog By Donna only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Neither Wellness or PetSmart are responsible for the content of this article. […]

How to Choose the Right Hair Replacement System

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 17, 2017 | Categories: Hair
How to choose the right hair replacement system for thinning or balding hair loss

Have you noticed that your hair is thinning or maybe you’re losing more hair than normal? It could be due to worry or stress about your work, family, or relationship. It could also be due to medications you’re taking.   If it is not due to stress or medication one of the first things to […]

Choosing Between Custom Made and Ready Made Dresses

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 16, 2017 | Categories: Fashion, Shopping
Custom made wedding dress or ready made dress, how to choose...

Gone are the days when we had to sew our own dresses or get a seamstress to sew our clothes for us. Back in the day, almost every home had a sewing machine and the ability to make custom clothing. Although there are still homes with sewing machines, it’s definitely not the way it used […]

Help Your Man Maintain His Beard

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 11, 2017 | Categories: Beauty, Men & Husbands
How to maintain a beard...

Recently my husband, whom I’ve known for over twenty-six years, decided to grow a beard for the first time in those twenty-six years. I’ve wanted him to grow a beard off and on over the years, but he just wasn’t interested. So I was very happy when he decided to grow one. He did some […]

Benefits of the LG Front Loading Washer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 9, 2017 | Categories: Home and Garden
Benefits of a front load washer like the LG front load laundry system from Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. One of the chores in my home that seems to be never-ending, is laundry. I feel like I’m doing laundry every day.  Every. Single. Day. With the LG front-loading laundry system […]

Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment: What Does It Entail?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 8, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness

After cancer treatment, it is recommended that individuals follow a care plan that will help them manage side effects of treatment therapies, maintain optimal health, and monitor for signs of cancer recurrence or the development of new cancer. Follow-up care may be provided by your oncologist, but you may also see your primary care physician […]

Budget Friendly $10 Tuesday Pizza at Papa Murphy’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 6, 2017 | Categories: Restaurants
Get $10 Tuesday pizza from Papa Murphy's on a budget

We are huge pizza lovers in my home. I enjoy making fresh homemade pizza, but being the busy mom I am, it’s not always easy to find the time to make them. It doesn’t always fit into a family’s budgets eating out all the time, either.  Thanks to brands like today’s sponsor, Papa Murphy’s, for […]