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Wilderness at the Smokies: Fun For the Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2018 | Categories: Around Town, Travel
family fun

This is a sponsored post; consideration was paid to me by Wilderness at the Smokies. 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. My husband and I were talking about a short […]

Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 26, 2018 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts
butter cookies

I love butter cookies! For an irresistible flavor combination, blend lemon and lavender together in a tender butter cookie. They’re dainty enough for a tea or luncheon, yet are also satisfying as a snack or simple dessert. Culinary lavender can be found in specialty grocery stores or online. If you have never baked with lavender […]

Lemon Raspberry Parfait Dessert Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Lemon Raspberry Parfait recipe. Perfect dessert for Easter, spring, or summer!

Ready for summer? I sure am! This delicious Lemon Raspberry Parfait is the perfect dessert get me out of the winter doldrums. It would make a great Easter dessert as well. I love lemon desserts, so this parfait is perfect anytime for me. I love individual desserts, it always makes, not just kids, but even […]

Strawberry Walnut Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 25, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
Strawberry Walnut Salad with a Homemade Poppy Seed Strawberry Dressing

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer, especially when it’s a hot summer, is a salad. I could, and often do, eat one (sometimes two) a day. Salads are one of those dishes that can be a side or an entree, they are refreshing, and they can be light or filling, depending […]

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Join the #SamsGrillAndChill Twitter Party $500 in Prizes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2018 | Categories: Twitter Parties
twitter party

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Savings.com. However, all opinions are my own. Summer is officially here! The temperatures are rising, and it’s time for some grilling fun. You can’t do any summer grilling without summer grilling essentials. And there’s no place for better deals on all your grilling essentials than those for Sam’s Club […]

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Hair Removal in the Privacy of Your Own Home with Silk’n

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 18, 2018 | Categories: Beauty
hair removal

This is a sponsored conversation with Silk’n. 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. I love a spa day. Or a day spent at the hair salon or getting a professional […]

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Running with Jaybird Run Sport Headphones

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: June 14, 2018 | Categories: His Gadgets and Tech
Jaybird RUN earbuds

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. Wireless headphones are the way to go for active people, and Jaybird knows this. For that reason, they have made the Jaybird Run wireless buds, designed with the active person […]

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Harmony Elite and Amazon Alexa Perfect Together

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: June 13, 2018 | Categories: His Gadgets and Tech
Logitech Harmony Elite

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. Many of you are probably familiar with the Logitech Harmony remote control family of products. When it comes to the gold standard of remote controls, very few are as powerful and […]

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The Beauty of Video Streaming in a High Tech World

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Technology
live streaming

The Internet has been ruling the market for decades now and has been the primary source of information and entertainment for us. From toddlers and teens to young adults and the elderly, each and every person who needs to get information or knowledge can use their smartphones or  Google to get it instantly. This is […]

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The Perfect Gift for the Cheese Lover in Your Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 11, 2018 | Categories: Gift Ideas
cheese

Cheese is an ancient product that reportedly was discovered after a traveler stored milk in an animal bladder. Today, people around the world enjoy hundreds of varieties of cheeses. Cheesemaking is a craft that was once highly valued, but commercial production gave way to making it a lost art. Bring back the skill of cheesemaking […]

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