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Choosing the Perfect Shredder for Your Home With Fellowes #IDSafetySeason #ad @FellowesInc

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 30, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Gadgets, Gift Ideas, Information, Product Reviews, Reviews
Fellowes p-12c paper shredder from Walmart #IDSafetySeason

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Fellowes. This could include the Fellowes providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. I often say that I am the most disorganized, organized person I know. It’s true. There is a method to my madness, though. Besides wanting to become more […]

Green Cleaning, Save Money, and Peace of Mind with Great Value Naturals from Walmart #spon #WMTGreen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 23, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Family and Health, Home and Garden, Information
Great Value Naturals Green Laundry detergent from Walmart

This keeping toxins and chemicals out of my home and saving money on cleaning products is part of a sponsored campaign. 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. The day I […]

4 Ways to Avoid Being a Victim of “Sliding”

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, In The News, Information

Guest Post Image Source Sliding is the latest crime craze to hit the country today. Since the robberies take place at gas stations, drivers are on high alert as they gas up their cars at the local pumps. The following are tips on how you can avoid becoming a statistic of this high rate of […]

How to Keep a Healthy Car with Techron Fuel System Cleaner & Pep Boys #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 4, 2013 | Categories: How To, Information, Tips, Uncategorized

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pep Boys and Techron for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I will admit…. I’m not very mechanically minded when it comes to automobiles. I can drive a stick (although it has been years, I’m sure it’s like riding a bike), I pump my […]

Cars vs. Motorcycles: 4 Ways To Keep Your Family Safe On The Road

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 31, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Information

Guest Post Image Source All states have driving laws that stipulate that drivers must share the roadways with motorcyclists. Motorcycle riders have the same rights and must be shown the same courtesy as any other driver on the road. Even so, some motorcyclists do not show the same courtesy given to them. They may believe […]

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 […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Marriage Proposals

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 20, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Information, Marriage, Relationships

Guest Post Proposing marriage to your girlfriend is an exciting event for both of you. Delivering the perfect proposal requires planning and forethought. Follow a few of the dos and don’ts of proposing marriage to your future wife. Don’t Propose without a plan. You only have one shot to get this right. Make plans for […]

Can a Sharknado Really Happen? 5 Ways to Prepare for a Sharknado #SyFy #Sharknado

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 5, 2013 | Categories: Education, Fun, Humor, Infographs, Information, Satire

Confession… I love made for SyFy movies. They are my guilty pleasure, and I make no apologies for it. Yes, they are usually cheesy, oftentimes poorly done, and laughable special effects. But I love them nonetheless. Recently SyFy aired Sharknado. You know, a tornado that occurs over/around the ocean that picks up a bunch of […]

ID Theft And Your Teen: What You Need To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Financial, Guest Posts, Information, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Over the past decade, identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Thieves use credit card information and social security numbers to have access to existing credit and also to apply for more credit in the name of victims. In fact, the IRS has estimated that […]

Do you Give a Cup? Hot Dog Eating Contests #GiveACup #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 29, 2013 | Categories: Causes, Food, Humor, Information

This delicious caffeinated filled with creamer post has been brought to you by Peet’s… Image and value provided by our partner, Peet’s If you know me, you know I am a huge coffee drinker. I drink coffee, all. the. time. All. day. long. I sometimes think coffee runs through my veins instead of blood. Besides […]