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Dear 16 year old Me… 10 Things You Would Tell Your 16 year-old self, if you could

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “List 10 Things You Would Tell Your 16 year-old self, if you could”. I originally thought this would be an easy topic to write about, but dang if it wasn’t tough. I thought I’d be able to come up with […]

10 Things that make me go… hmmmm

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 11, 2012 | Categories: Funny, Health and Fitness, Humor, Lists, Monday Listicles

Today's Monday Listicles is to make a list of things that make you go, hmmmm. There's a lot of things that make me go, hmmmm. A LOT. So as to not make this a huge list, I narrowed it down to the top ten things that make me go, hmmmm:   1.   The Syfy channel. […]

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My 10 To-Dos in June

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 6, 2012 | Categories: Lists, Random Thoughts and Conversations, Writing Prompts

Well I have good intentions, anyway. So… it's my hopefully to-dos in June, if I'm completely honest.    Finish spring cleaning and de-cluttering, so I can have a yard sale the first of July (I've lived here 13 years,it will be my first yard sale).    Read at least 5 books (hopefully more).    Have […]

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10 Words That Describe My Home

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 28, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Home and Garden, Lists, Monday Listicles

Home Sweet Home. Home is where the heart is — are just a couple of sayings that portray my feelings of home. Our homes are more than just a roof over our heads. And it is true, that home is wherever my husband and son are… but our home is special to me. Here's ten […]

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ABCs of Music

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 23, 2011 | Categories: Favorites, Lists, Music

List your favorite bands from A to Z is a meme, but I'm not sure where it originated from, but thought it would be a good one for today. This will be difficult, and I know I'll think later of another band for a letter I wish I'd listed. I mean, I have a favorite […]

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10 Things That Make Me Happy – This Morning

It's Monday again, and feels like a typical Monday. It was tough getting up. Cody didn't want to get up. It's chilly and we'd loved to been able to just stay in bed this morning. Thank goodness for coffee! And on that note, I've decided to start my Monday on a good note. Let's see […]

14 Summer Songs… To Get You Into The Summer Mood

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 20, 2011 | Categories: Entertainment, Favorites, Holidays and Observances, Lists, Music

Summer time conjurs up images of sandy beaches, pools, hot steamy days, tans, and vacations, to name a few. Summer also gets me into the mood to turn the music up loud and dance. This is something we do a lot in our home, but especially during the summer. While I was thinking of some […]

My Favorite Summer Movies

Today is the first day of Summer, and the time of year I probably watch more movies. I don't HAVE to get up as early, and everything on TV is repeats, so I'm a little more apt to enjoy a movie a few times a week. And in honor of summer, here are my favorite […]

Sixteen of the Worst TV & Movie Dads

I recently did a post on my favorite TV and movie dads, in honor of Father's Day. And being that I'm all about balance – the yin and yang… I figured I'd give the "bad" dads their dues as well. Some of these fathers are the dads we love to hate and some of them, […]

Twenty-Two of the Best TV & Movie Dads

This Sunday is the day to celebrate the special guy in our lives, our dad. Hopefully, you make every day special for your dad, but at least one day a year, our dads or husbands are treated extra special on Father's Day. With Father's Day fast approaching I was thinking about all the great dads […]