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A Microwave That’s an Air Fryer? Yes, Please!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2019 | Categories: Around The house
The Breville Combi Wave microwave on kitchen counter

This is a sponsored post. All opinions about the Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave that’s an air fryer are 100% my own. I only endorse companies or brands that are worthy of my endorsement. I love when appliances or devices do more than one thing. It saves on clutter. And when it comes to my […]

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3 Home Improvement Ideas to Change the Look of Any Room

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 21, 2019 | Categories: Around The house
flooring

This is a sponsored post. All opinions on home improvement ideas like, flooring, lighting, or painting your home are 100% my own. We haven’t updated our home in awhile and I’m thinking that this fall I’m going to update a couple of rooms, breathe some new life into them. Home improvement doesn’t have to be […]

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Preparing for Seasonal Changes in Your Budget

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2018 | 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, […]

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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 […]

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Safer and Healthier Cooking – Choose Ceramic Cookware

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2018 | Categories: Around The house
cooking

Many of us from the older generation have been using the cast iron skillet for cooking. Back in the day, we didn’t have non-stick pans, and we had no problem learning to use the traditional cast iron skillet. When the non-stick pans were introduced into the market, many opted for the newer cooking pans and […]

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Make a Statement With GE Premium Finish Options

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 23, 2018 | Categories: Around The house
finish options

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. Are you in the market for new major appliances? Or maybe you’re planning on updating your kitchen or doing a whole kitchen renovation,? One of the best ways to make […]

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Learn How to Create the Ultimate Man Cave

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 13, 2017 | Categories: Around The house
Create the ultimate man cave

When your children become teenagers, it can sometimes be difficult to find ways to bond with them. If you want to be able to keep a close relationship with your teenage son, consider creating a man cave for the two of you to be able to use to spend time together doing things that you […]

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How to Save Money When Painting the Exterior of Your House

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 13, 2017 | Categories: Around The house
Save money painting the exterior of your house

Painting the exterior of your home can without a doubt increase the value of your house over time. However, the problem here is that most of us are busy stressing about how much it is going to cost and end up not doing it altogether. Let us examine how you can go about it all […]

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Don’t Run Out of Power This Holiday #PowerTheHolidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2014 | Categories: Around The house

Thank you Duracell and SheSpeaks for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions about not running out of power during the holidays 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 was thinking about all the […]

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Ideas for the Perfect Tablescape this Thanksgiving #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 11, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden

I always loved doing a beautiful tablescape for Thanksgiving. The tablescape sets the stage, so to speak, for the Thanksgiving dinner. Think about your turkey and all the fixings on a plain table compared to a tablescape. According to Wictionary a tablescape is, “An artistic arrangement of articles on a table.” It’s more inviting, more […]