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3D Drawing Pen – Fun with the AtmosFlare

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2016 | Categories: Family, Fun, Gadgets, Reviews
3D drawing fun with the AtmosFlare Drawing Pen

Technology is an amazing thing, like 3D art, for example. And it’s not just something you only see on TV or in a studio, or lab, but now you can create 3D drawings in your own home thanks to brands like today’s sponsor, AtmosFlare, who give families like mine hours of fun with 3D drawing […]

What Should You Name Your Baby Quiz

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 13, 2016 | Categories: Fun, Parenting
what should you name your baby? Popular baby names

What should you name your baby? To some, this may seem like a silly question to ask people. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen women ask groups of strangers for baby name suggestions.  Photo credit: kichigin19 When I was pregnant with my son, I remember how difficult it was trying to decide […]

What’s Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Personality? Find Out Here!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2015 | Categories: Entertainment, Fun, Holidays and Observances, Humor
ugly Christmas sweater with reindeers graphic

Ugly Christmas sweater is in the eye of the beholder… what’s an ugly sweater to one person, may be beautiful Christmas sweater to someone else. Nah, ugly Christmas sweaters are UGLY Christmas sweaters, but the ugly sweater trend has become a thing of beauty!  You can go to ugly sweater parties or compete in ugly […]

A Spider named Yeast Infection

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2015 | Categories: Fun, Humor, Images, Random Thoughts and Conversations
a spider named Yeast Infection

A commercial I saw last night brought back a humorous memory, that I would like to share with you today.  It has to do with the funny, humorous and downright hilarious things that kids can say. My story starts twenty-three years ago when my nephew was three years old.  He is now a twenty-six-year-old young […]

Halloween for Grown Ups #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 21, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Holidays and Observances, Shopping

Halloween is for kids of all ages; from the young to the… not so young. Just because you don’t have kids or you’re empty-nesters doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Halloween. In fact, couples can, and should enjoy Halloween. Dress up in matching Halloween costumes for couples (either to go to a party or just to […]

Cleavage-Free Halloween Costumes for Women Over Forty #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 17, 2014 | Categories: Fashion, Fun, Holidays and Observances, Women

Halloween is a great time to get creative with your Halloween costumes. You can be anything or anyone you want. You can be something or someone you wouldn’t ordinarily be. This doesn’t mean you have to show off everything the good Lord gave you. Personally, I think there comes an age when, showing too much […]

New GoPro Cameras at Best Buy #GoProatBestBuy with @BestBuy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 12, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Gadgets, Shopping

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. #GoProatBestBuy I’ve always envied the adventurous type. You know the type… the jump out of planes, free base jumping, mountain climbing, cave spelunking kind of people. Men and women into extreme […]

Creative Card Ideas for an End of Summer BTS Party #ValueCards #shop

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 11, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family, Fun, Summer

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #ValueCards #CollectiveBias Can you believe summer is almost over? I can’t! My son starts back to school Wednesday. Two of my best friends and I thought […]

Zours® Make the Best Movie Snacks #ZoursFace #shop #cbias

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 11, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Home and Garden, Parenting
best movie snack Mike and Ike Zours candy #zoursface #shop #cbias #collectivebias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 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. #collectivebias Family movie night is a much anticipated night in our home. It’s […]

How to Prepare for Sleep Away Camp for the First Time

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 17, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Fun, How To, Parenting, Tips
How to prepare for sleep away camp

Heading off to sleep away camp for the first time is always exciting for campers, and no matter how old your child is, there is always some anxiety and concern. We recently let our son go to Camp Wesley Woods for 5 nights/6 days… his first time spending more than 2 nights away from home […]