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Timeless Luxury with the LG Matte Black Kitchen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 31, 2018 | Categories: Home and Garden
kitchen

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 free. All opinions of the LG matte black kitchen appliances are 100% my own. The kitchen is the hub of my home. It’s where I spend a big part of my time… […]

Why More Women Are Turning to Freelance Work

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 30, 2018 | Categories: Working at Home
5 reasons women turn to freelance work from home jobs

Do you do freelance work? Whether it’s being a freelance writer, a VA (virtual assistant), or a number of other freelance jobs, many women have opted for this line of work. More than 53 Million Americans do some kind of freelance work. In 2016 two-thirds of freelancers were women. The number of women trying freelance […]

Tips for Traveling Light

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 29, 2018 | Categories: Travel
Tips for traveling light

If you often try to travel with just a carry-on (or two), you’re probably used to getting charged extra unexpected fees because you broke some unknown airline rule. Here’s how to travel the correct way with carry-ons, avoid those hidden fees and make your next flight with plenty of time to spare by following these […]

ACT Test Prep: Everything You Need to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2018 | Categories: Education
ACT test prep

ACT test prep is at the forefront of many teens and their parent’s minds right now, especially if you have an upcoming junior or senior in your household. As your preparing for college, your teenager needs to prepare for the ACT test and possibly the SAT, as well. Our son is taking a mock ACT […]

Preparing for Seasonal Changes in Your Budget

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden
family budget

Fall is here, even if it feels like winter with early snow in some parts of the country, and that means that it’s time to start preparing for seasonal changes in your budget. While summer might be the most expensive season, winter comes in a close second. What budget changes do you need to make, […]

Holiday Cooking Made Easy: Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 25, 2018 | Categories: Around The house
cooking

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 free. I am in the market for a new microwave and need one for over-the-range. I’ve checked a few places, and I think I’m sold on the Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave from […]

Workout Clothes: The New Winter Collection From Athleta

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Shopping
workout

One of the things that helps me to stay motivated to exercise is new workout clothes. It’s true. There’s something about a new sports bra or yoga pants, for example, that makes me feel good about working out. Even if I’m not going to the gym or meeting a friend to walk, just working out […]

Elf Hats Holiday Treats Recipe for Christmas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2018 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Recipes
elf hats

Looking for easy holiday treats to make this Christmas season? Elf hats are a fun and easy holiday treat and perfect for kids to make or help mom or dad make. They are a tasty treat and so cute, too. These elf hats only require four ingredients that are easy to find. They don’t take […]

Glitter Slime Recipe for Fun and Relaxation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 23, 2018 | Categories: DIY
glitter slime

I have to admit that I didn’t get into making slime when my son was younger. I’m just not very crafty and we did a lot of things together but crafting just wasn’t one of them. At least not on a regular basis.  Fast forward, my son is now a teenager, and I’m suddenly into […]

Keto Steak Recipe: Seared Ribeye with Red Wine Pan Gravy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
keto steak

We love steak, especially ribeye steaks. Which is a good thing when I’m doing a Keto diet or low-carb, high-protein diet and looking for Keto steak recipes to try. Since my son is a growing teenager who works out, a high protein diet is good for him, as well. So, I do cook a lot […]