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Connecting with Family is Easier with Facebook Portal

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2018 | Categories: Technology

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. All opinions about connecting with family with the Facebook Portal are 100% my own. Everyone who knows me knows that my family loves tech gadgets. Whatever the new tech is […]

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Snowman Ornament – Easy DIY Wood Block Ornament

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 28, 2018 | Categories: DIY
wood block snowman ornament

Even though my son is older, I still like making homemade ornaments for my Christmas tree or for gifts to nieces and nephews. It’s fun doing DIY gifts, and they’re so much more personal, like this woodblock snowman ornament… Wood Block Snowman Ornament Materials: 3 Small wooden blocks White, black, and orange craft paint One […]

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Cyber Monday Sale at Sears

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 24, 2018 | Categories: Deals

I received compensation for this post, but all opinions about this Cyber Monday sale at Sears are 100% my own. I’ve never been a Black Friday shopper. Just never saw the excitement in going out super early (or nowadays, Thanksgiving night) in the cold on the morning after I’ve stuffed myself all day the day […]

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The Importance of Spending the Holidays with Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2018 | Categories: Holidays and Observances
Thanksgiving with Family

Once again, we are on the eve of the biggest feast day in the country. That’s right, I’m talking about that meal where we sit down with family and celebrate the coming Black Friday, Thanksgiving. Now, in all seriousness, we all know that the important part of the Thanksgiving Holiday has nothing to do with shopping. Instead, […]

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Autumn Quotes & Beautiful Fall Photographs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 20, 2018 | Categories: Inspirational, Photographs, Quotes
autumn quote

I love the Fall. The vivid colors of the leaves changing. The crisp feel to the air in the early mornings. The bearable temperatures. Halloween, pumpkins, the movies, and Thanksgiving. Ah, Autumn. I found these beautiful autumn quotes and images (via Unsplash and Pixabay) that aptly describe my feelings about this wonderful season. I hope […]

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Moving Tips to Make Your Move Less Stressful

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 13, 2018 | Categories: Home and Garden
moving tips

If you’ve ever moved before you know that moving can be stressful. And take it from someone who has moved 27 times in her life, moving is stressful. The last few moves were far less stressful though since I’d learned a lot from many of the other moves. So I have a few moving tips […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Blogging + Christmas Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 7, 2018 | Categories: Blogging Tips, Working at Home
5 Things you should know about blogging. Blog basics...

Blogging is a term most of us are familiar with, but for those not familiar with blogging, or want to learn more, here are the basics. Plus, read on down towards the bottom because I have a fabulous Christmas giveaway going on with great prizes… 5 Things You Should Know About Blogging What is a […]

Celery Benefits and a Grinch Celery Snack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 5, 2018 | Categories: DIY
celery benefits

Merry Grinchmas! The Grinch opens in theaters on November 9th, I thought I make some Grinch related snack that’s perfect for the holiday season. Not only that but a healthy treat that kids will love eating. And celery benefits are numerous. First, let’s get this out of the way… celery is NOT a net-calorie food, […]

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Teenagers Oral Health Care

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Health and Fitness
teenagers oral health care

As a parent, there are so many things you have to think about when raising children. Once they become teenagers – which I thought would be easier, but oh was I wrong – there are just as many things, but at a whole new level… like getting their driver’s license. And the cost of teenagers […]

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Why New Moms Love Sam’s Club

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 2, 2018 | Categories: Deals
new moms

I received compensation for this post, but all opinions about why new moms love Sam’s Club are 100% my own. 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 15 years ago, I was overwhelmed just a wee bit, […]

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