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Gap’s Easter Sale and Hop Into Gap Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 27, 2018 | Categories: Deals, Reviews
Gap's Easter sale and giveaway

If you plan on doing some Easter or spring shopping, you’ll definitely want to shop at Gap. Gap’s Easter Sale is a HUGE! I love Gap and I’ll be shopping during this Easter sale. I have several things in my cart already. I’m rarely that excited about sales like I am this one. I’m stocking […]

How to Exercise Your Dog to Lose Winter Weight Gain

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 20, 2018 | Categories: Dogs
exercise your dog

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaDays2018 #PurinaDays #CollectiveBias Are you familiar with Purina Days? Since we feed our Baxter Purina® dog food, we are familiar with this annual event that’s in its 5th year running. Taking place in March this year, Purina Days […]

Decorating a Middle School Boy’s Bedroom – A Jungle Room Theme

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 19, 2018 | Categories: Home and Garden

  I did my son’s room in a jungle/safari theme some time back. I was and still am very pleased with it. He loves it. At the time all I could find that I liked as far as bedding goes, was solid reversible chocolate brown/khaki comforters. This was okay for awhile, but I really want […]

Ramp Up Your Winter Weight Loss With Turbo13

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2018 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Ramp up your weight loss with Turbo13 from Nutrisystem

This Turbo 13 post on how to ramp up your winter weight loss is sponsored by Nutrisystem. 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. So, the holiday feasting has passed, and the […]

Sensible Ways to Manage Your Personal Finances

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Financial
personal finances

Managing your personal finances is absolutely critical to enjoying a happy life with enough money to spend. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be hard to make time to do this, but it really is worth the effort. Luckily, the steps towards sensible management of your financial affairs are pretty simple […]

Paid in Full Coin Cross Craft an Easy DIY for Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 13, 2018 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY
Paid in Full Coin Cross Craft - DIY Christian craft

If you are looking for some family fun Christian crafts, this Paid in Full Coin Cross craft is perfect. It’s a great DIY craft for Vacation Bible School, Sunday School class, and would be an ideal craft for Easter. This is a craft that helps children understand Christ’s love for them, and how he has […]

How to Save Money Gardening This Spring

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 11, 2018 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Home and Garden
saving money gardening

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring. This has been a cold, rainy, snowy, winter here in East Tennessee. I’m over it. I’m ready for warmer, sunnier days. And I’m ready to start gardening. There are so many things I love about spring. From the longer days to the warmer […]

Healthy Frugal Food Tips & Frugal Eating

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2018 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Money Talk
frugal food

If you’re like me, it is important that you and your family are eating healthy. At the same time, we want to save money on our grocery bills. I have some tips that will combine the best of both worlds. You can eat healthy while saving money with some simple and healthy frugal food choices. […]

Release the Entrepreneurship Spirit in your Teen

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: March 8, 2018 | Categories: Careers, Education
teen entrepreneurship

The world is a beautiful place, but it can also be a challenging one.  Nowhere is this truer than for those just entering the business world.  It can be tough to make the transition from full-time student to full-time job holder. This is why you need to cultivate and release a strong sense of entrepreneurship […]

Spring Cleaning: Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Involved

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 6, 2018 | Categories: Home and Garden
Spring cleaning

Now that it is officially spring, it’s time to spring clean your home. I have mixed feelings about spring cleaning… I love the idea of it and enjoy having a clean house of course, but at the same time, it’s a lot of work. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Spring Cleaning Made Fun Cleaning […]

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