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New Year’s Resolutions We Should All Try To Keep

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 18, 2015 | Categories: Green, Health and Fitness

Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? The start of a new year provides us with a chance to look at our lives and make positive changes for the coming months. While you may have already made your resolutions, it can be beneficial to make resolutions that are focused on helping others as well […]

3 Ways Foam Shows Its Re-usability!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 10, 2014 | Categories: Environment, Green, Guest Posts

Guest Post With recycling and reusability becoming more and more important by the day, it’s no wonder that people will go out of their way to use materials that will someday be able to be used again. But one material people often overlook when thinking of reusability is foam. Here are three ways it is […]

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The infamous quote by Neil Armstrong, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” really resonates with me. I truly believe that small changes and little baby steps are the way to […]

What to do with your old CDs – musicMagpie to the rescue #sponsored #music

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2013 | Categories: Entertainment, Environment, Frugal Tips, Gaming, Green, Information, Music

This is a sponsored post. 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 remember how cool I thought CDs and DVDs were when they first came out(not that they’re still […]

How to Reduce and Repurpose Home Office Supplies for Earth Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 16, 2013 | Categories: Environment, Green, Guest Posts
how to reduce and repurpose office supplies for earth day

Guest Post Image Source Earth Day is on Monday, April 22 this year. Earth Day isn’t just about doing things outside that will clean up the environment. Being earth-friendly can come from what we do indoors, too. If you’re a telecommuter or do run your business from home, this is a good time to focus […]

In search of ‘green’ expert carpet cleaning

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 7, 2013 | Categories: Around The house, Environment, Green, Home and Garden
expert carpet cleaning

I’ve been spring cleaning and I am at my wits end. The carpet in my son’s playroom is bad. Just awful. He had a sleepover last week and they spilled fruit punch. Now this isn’t the first spill this carpet has seen… not by a long shot, but they were so busy playing and my […]

Why Choose Earth Friendly All Purpose Cleaners

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 5, 2013 | Categories: Environment, Family and Health, Green, Guest Posts, Home and Garden
Why choose earth friendly all purpose cleaners

Guest Post It is often pointed out that chemical cleaners may have an adverse effect on the skin or on the environment. In conformity with the global trend for producing earth friendly products, manufacturers in the cleaning products industry increasingly often come out with eco friendly cleaners. These cleaners have already proved to be favorite […]

How to Choose the Best Hybrid Car for Your Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 29, 2012 | Categories: Environment, Green, Guest Posts
How to Choose the Best Hybrid Car for Your Family

Guest Post When looking for the best hybrid car for the family, it’s important to consider which type of hybrid best fulfills the needs and priorities of all the family members. It’s also important to review the factors that make the vehicle stand out from competition and explore any tax credits you may benefit from […]

Family Activities That Don’t Add To Your Bills

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 8, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Frugal Tips, Green, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Parenting

Image Source Families today are looking at any ways available they can lower how much they are paying out each month to live. One of the best places to look is how much is being spent on utilities as this is something which, though necessary, can be monitored and kept under control. You would be […]

Looking for a green upholstery cleaner

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2012 | Categories: Environment, Family and Health, Green, Home and Garden
green uphostery cleaner

I’ve been working over the last several years to make my house cleaning be as “green” as possible. I only use homemade cleaners or certain ones that are eco-friendly. Since having my son, this is of the utmost importance to me. I have an off-white living room suite that I need to clean, but was […]