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We Are All Explorers with This Great Deal at Sierra Trading Post

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 23, 2015 | Categories: Family, Gift Ideas, Outdoors, Shopping
We are all Explorers Sierra Trading Post

This is a sponsored post, but 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, and I wholeheartedly believe We Are All Explorers. One of our favorite things to do as a family is […]

#RemixYourCoffee with Folgers Flavors

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 4, 2015 | Categories: Family, Giveaways
#remixyourcoffe with Folgers

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Folgers. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. As long as I can remember there was always a pot of coffee ready to go in our home. Still to this day, it […]

Become an Honorary Adviser to Hallmark

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 31, 2015 | Categories: Family

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I sometimes feel that sending greeting cards and especially thank you cards, is a lost art, so to speak. With modern day technology, people just email or text their messages. Call me old school, but I still love sending […]

Have an Idea to Share with a Brand? Join C Space!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 22, 2015 | Categories: Education, Family

Ever wish you could share an idea directly with a brand to help create positive change? I know I do! There is just such a place… C Space specializes in bringing the customer and the brand closer together, so they can create impactful growth with their combined opinions and ideas. You’re invited by C Space […]

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Chicken Pot Pie Recipe – An Effortless Meal #EffortlessMeals

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 8, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Family, Recipes
#effortlessmeals from Walmart Chicken pot pie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias   My weekdays start around 6:30 am and I don’t stop until midnight most nights. Some days I go non-stop. I love creating home cooked meals for my family, but I’m always short on time. So […]

Get Free Printable Lunch Notes for Back to School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 2, 2015 | Categories: Family, Inspirational, Motivational

I received compensation for this post but 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 can’t believe my son is already into his fourth week of school this year. I may […]

How to Survive Your Next Road-Trip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 29, 2015 | Categories: Auto, Family, Travel

This post is sponsored by Chevrolet Traverse. Everyone looks forward to summer vacations. A much-needed break from the day-to-day grind and a time to get away with family is important. However, a road-trip with said family can sometimes be… exhausting. Not to mention stressful. Parents know exactly what I mean. Especially moms. It’s up to […]

Find The 7th Minion – The Nostalgia of Finding a Prize in Your Cereal Box

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 6, 2015 | Categories: Family, Movies
Finding Minion in cereal box #The7thMinion

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #The7thMinion #CollectiveBias One of my early childhood memories was of going grocery shopping with my mom and getting to choose one box of cereal for the week. It’s the only thing I remember my mom letting my siblings […]

Preserving Outdoor Family Time With The DROID Turbo Gray by @DROIDbyMotorola #DROIDTurboGray

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 18, 2015 | Categories: Family, Gadgets, Photography, Technology

I am fortunate to live in Knoxville, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. We are avid hikers and go to the mountains as often as possible… especially during the fall and spring months. In fact, we will be going on a hike there this Sunday. It’s what we do every Father’s Day because it is […]

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Our Pup is a Family Member, and We Feed Him Like One #NudgeThemBack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2015 | Categories: Animals, Family, Pets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NudgeThemBack #CollectiveBias Our Baxter may be small, but he is a HUGE part of our family. He’s also BIG on personality. He is our show-off, attention-seeking, funny as a monkey, fur baby. He is the perfect example of […]