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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, […]

Elf Hats Holiday Treats Recipe for Christmas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2018 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Recipes
elf hats

Looking for easy holiday treats to make this Christmas season? Elf hats are a fun and easy holiday treat and perfect for kids to make or help mom or dad make. They are a tasty treat and so cute, too. These elf hats only require four ingredients that are easy to find. They don’t take […]

Best Halloween Costumes for Couples

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 11, 2018 | Categories: Holidays and Observances
best halloween costumes

I love seeing couples dressed up on Halloween with coordinating costumes. It’s fun just trying to figure out a couples costume that fits you and your significant others personality. So I’ve been looking for the best Halloween costumes for couples, from cosplay to famous characters, to funny Halloween costumes. Best Halloween Costumes for Couples Popeye […]

Happy Labor Day, No… Not That One

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 2, 2018 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Humor
labor

Happy Labor Day! Oh, you thought I meant THAT Labor Day? Being a mother and all, I thought I’d celebrate Labor Day by giving a shout out to all the moms out there that have gone through “labor.” In celebration, I found some of the weirdest, craziest, and downright absurd giving birth stories. The day […]

Why a Department Store Is the Best Remedy for a Clueless Gifter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 16, 2017 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Shopping
Why a department store is the best remedy for a clueless shopper

It’s still not too late to get those last-minute Christmas presents and stocking fillers. Sadly, whether it’s your first year giving out gifts or if you’re just completely stumped, it can be difficult picking out the right gifts. We’ll browse around every single store, we’ll look on the internet for hours, and we may even […]

Top 5 Christmas Songs, But Not Till After Thanksgiving

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2017 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Music

I love Christmas songs, carols, holiday songs! I do, however, have a pet peeve about hearing Christmas songs before Thanksgiving is over. I just don’t want to hear them until the day after Thanksgiving. It may be just me… like I said it’s a pet peeve. I was thinking about which Christmas carols I enjoyed […]

The Best Gifts are Those That Give Back

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2016 | Categories: Charities, Holidays and Observances, Shopping
Macy's Heart of Haiti ornaments and other products, gifts that give back...

I was gifted a product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. This is my favorite time of year. The holidays are about family and about giving. I love to give more than receive, so Christmas is my favorite holiday. One of my favorite things about […]

Saying Thanks This Veterans Day Over a Cup of Coffee

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 7, 2016 | Categories: Family, Holidays and Observances, Inspirational
Share a cup of Folgers Coffee & a story with a Veteran this Veterans Day...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folger Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Honoring our Veterans has always been important to me. My parents instilled this in me as a young child and I’m passing it onto my son. I want my son to know we […]

How to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 19, 2016 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, How To, Tips
Ways to celebrate dads on Father's Day

Between working hard to support his family, helping with the kids, and doing things to alleviate stress for Mom, Dad’s do a lot for their families. I know how fortunate I am to have a husband who is a very active participant in co-parenting our son. I am equally blessed with a stepdad that has […]

Samsung Gear VR for Father’s Day from Best Buy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 16, 2016 | Categories: Gadgets, Holidays and Observances, Technology
Samsung Gear VR from Best Buy for Father's Day

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. With all of the end of school year activities going on, our son’s NYC trip, and the opening weekend (plus all the to and from rehearsals) of our son’s play this […]