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Aging With Grace

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 13, 2013 | Categories: Beauty, Guest Posts, Health and Beauty, Health and Fitness, Inspirational

Once upon a time, when you were still in grade school, you probably snuck into your mom’s closet to try on her high heels and smear on her lipstick; all you wanted to do was be older. Since then, you’ve shot up in height, finished school, enjoyed romantic relationships, pursued careers… and now that you […]

Making Family Memories #Sponsored #Sharewhatsgood #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 2, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Fun, Inspirational, Photographs, Relationships
Welch's #Sharewhatsgood

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. One of my family’s all-time favorite things to do is to go hiking and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains. […]

What would you attempt to do… Motivational Monday

what would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? My answer – EVERYTHING! Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Professional Blogger, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, Freelancer, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products […]

May Every Day Be Christmas

Let Every Day Be Christmas by Norman Wesley Brooks

I love this poem by Norman Wesley Brooks, and the sentiment is exactly how I feel. My hopes for all my family and friends, as well as YOU my readers is that each of you live every day as it were Christmas! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a healthy and prosperous […]

I Battled Cancer With the Help of My Army

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 15, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Inspirational

Guest Post We value our family and friends not only during the best times of our lives, but most importantly the worst. This would become reality for me in 2005, when one of the most blessed times in my life would be followed by tragedy. On August 5, 2005, as my husband and I were […]

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Expect problems…

This motivational quote by Alfred A. Montapert, seemed appropriate for a Monday. Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. If you have problems this morning or any morning… eat them for breakfast! Image Source Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Professional Blogger, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, Freelancer, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all […]

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A smile is a curve…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 20, 2012 | Categories: Inspirational, Motivational, Photographs, Quotes

… that sets everything straight. Love this quote by Phyllis Diller! And absolutely love this photograph of a sleeping, bear that looks like he's smiling. 🙂 Image Source Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Professional Blogger, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, Freelancer, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life […]

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Have a Blessed Easter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 8, 2012 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Inspirational, Quotes

I wish you a Happy Easter filled with much laughter, family, friends, and good food. Of, Easter baskets, egg hunts, and the Easter bunny. But may you not lose sight of the true meaning of Easter. Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Professional Blogger, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, Freelancer, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna […]

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When you follow your bliss… doors will open

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 2, 2012 | Categories: Inspirational, Motivational, Motivational Monday, Photographs, Quotes

For today's Motivational Monday, I love this quote by Joseph Campbell, "When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else". Are you following your bliss? Image Source Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Professional Blogger, Brand Ambassador, Social Media […]

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Inspirational Quotes and Black & White Photography

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2012 | Categories: Inspirational, Motivational, Photographs, Quotes

I've written many times about how I love quotes. I like researching quotes daily for something that represents how I feel that day. Or for a quote that will inspire or motivate me. I also love photography (especially black and white photography). I wish I were a good photographer, but alas, I wasn't blessed with […]

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