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The AAOS & Auto Alliance and I Want to Stop Distracted Driving #DecideToDrive #CleverGirls #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2014 | Categories: Opinion, Random Thoughts and Conversations

I’ve been noticing more and more distracted drivers while I’ve been driving, lately. I stop at a red light and glance over to the car to my left or right and see them texting or talking on their cell phones. As the light turns green they start back driving while they still appear to be […]

Do you take your freedom of expression for granted? #NoMas #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 9, 2013 | Categories: Causes, Information, Opinion

On a daily basis, I say whatever is on my mind. I love social media and tweet and update my Facebook status often, without even giving it a second thought as to what I just tweeted or updated. How blessed (fortunate, lucky, – insert whatever word you feel comfortable with) I am to live in […]

5 Benefits to Shelf Safe Milk with #MilkUnleashed

My son has always been a big milk drinker. From the time he weaned from nursing till today… milk is his first drink of choice. He doesn’t like chocolate milk, though. I know, strange. I’m just thrilled that I’ve never had to force, beg, plead, or bribe him to drink milk. So, my biggest problem […]

My son set sail on a voyage…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 1, 2012 | Categories: Opinion, Random Thoughts and Conversations

A voyage he will never forget! Cody is finishing up his last two performances of “Treasure Island” today at Children’s Theatre of Knoxville. It’s bittersweet. He has worked so hard on his role of Jim Hawkins. He spent the entire last 3 weeks of his summer vacation memorizing lines, blocking, characterization, and all the things […]

We All Deserve Better Mobile Phone Service #HelloBetter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 6, 2012 | Categories: Opinion, Technology

Sometimes I get so frustrated with my cell phone carrier. Because I think I deserve better mobile phone service. One of the things that bugs me about my current carrier is the way they have treated grandfathered users and unlimited data. I’ve been a long-time customer, and recently they have been putting up limits on […]

Glade® Expressions™ – The scent of home sweet home

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 4, 2012 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden, Opinion, Product Reviews

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love the new line of Glade® Expressions™. They have two new product lines, the new Glade® Expressions™ fragrance mist  and the new Glade® Expressions™ oil diffuser . They both offer long-lasting true to life fragrances. […]

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Drew Peterson: Untouchable to air in April on Lifetime

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 3, 2012 | Categories: Entertainment, Movies, Opinion, TV

Image Source The movie, 'Drew Peterson: Untouchable' premiered in January of this year on the Lifetime Channel, but if like me you missed it, you'll have three chances to watch it, soon. Lifetime will be re-airing it on April 8, at 7pm EST and at 11pm EST. As well as April 9, at 8pm EST. […]

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Join Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel & Make Your Opinions Count

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 11, 2011 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Opinion

You can earn valuable points, redeemable for — electronics, jewelry, toys, gift cards, and much more. The important thing though, is that you can make your opinions count. If they are accepting panelists in your area, you'll receive a price gun that you scan your groceries and coupons to earn points. This is a fun […]

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Extreme Couponing to the extreme – Just say NO to #extremecouponing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2011 | Categories: Coupons, Opinion, TV

I know that I posted recently about watching this season's Extreme Couponing on TLC. How I've never watched before and would be this season. Well…. I am so sorry I did. Extreme Couponing is giving us "normal" coupon clipping/printing people a bad name. C'mon. I said the thing I didn't like about extreme couponing was […]

New Season of Extreme Couponing on TLC Tonight

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2011 | Categories: Coupons, Opinion, Random Thoughts and Conversations, Shopping, TV

Do you watch Extreme Couponing? I admit I've never really watched it. I've seen maybe 5 minutes here and there, but never really sat and watched an episode. I know, I know… how can someone who clips and uses coupons, someone who is frugal by nature, someone who loves finding bargains and getting things free, […]