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A Few of My Favorite Things from Amazon in 2017

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 5, 2018 | Categories: Shopping
A few of my favorite things from Amazon at amazon.comcom

Like many people, I do a lot of my shopping online. With a significant portion of it being from Amazon. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, it’s a bargain, with free and fast shipping. And shopping online is just so convenient. I was looking at my account, and I see that I am shopping from […]

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 […]

Game Day: Get Your Baby Dressed In Sports Apparel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 15, 2017 | Categories: Babies, Fashion, Shopping
Game Day sportswear apparel for babies

Are you a college football fan? Yeah, me too. Game day is a big deal in our home. It is a big deal in many Tennessee homes. Most everywhere you go on game day you will see a sea of orange. The whole family will be decked out in their UT Vols apparel, including pets […]

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Save on Back To School Lunch & Snack Foods at Jet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 6, 2017 | Categories: Shopping

  One of the biggest expenses during the school year is lunches. Whether you pay for school lunch or pack your kids’ lunch, 170 or so days a year of lunches add up. I also like to give my son a variety to choose from, so that his lunches aren’t boring or he doesn’t get […]

How to Calm the Starting High School Anxiety

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 3, 2017 | Categories: Parenting, Shopping
Tips to calm high school anxiety with Back to School at walmart.com #BackToBusiness

  I can’t believe that summer break is over and my son attends freshman orientation tomorrow I think I’m experiencing as much anxiety about it as my son is. I mean… HIGH SCHOOL! Seriously, wasn’t he in Kindergarten just last year? Sigh. My son is starting a new school in a new district, which makes […]

Save 15% Off Your First 3 Orders for New Customers at Jet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 5, 2017 | Categories: Shopping
I got everything I needed from start to finish for any BBQ or cook out.

As a mom, I’m always looking for ways to save money. Especially on items I’m buying on a regular basis. You know, items like household cleaning supplies, paper products, and beauty products. During the summer we like to do a lot of cooking out. We usually have a BBQ at least twice a week, not […]

Choosing Between Custom Made and Ready Made Dresses

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 16, 2017 | Categories: Fashion, Shopping
Custom made wedding dress or ready made dress, how to choose...

Gone are the days when we had to sew our own dresses or get a seamstress to sew our clothes for us. Back in the day, almost every home had a sewing machine and the ability to make custom clothing. Although there are still homes with sewing machines, it’s definitely not the way it used […]

My Must Have Savings From Sam’s Club + Huge Sam’s Plus Membership Card Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 30, 2017 | Categories: Shopping
Join Sam's Club membership save on must haves #joinsamsclub

This is a sponsored conversation through Savings.com but 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’ve had a membership at Sam’s Club for years. It is my go to store to […]

Not Only Feel Good In Your Clothes But Feel Good About Your Clothes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 23, 2017 | Categories: Fashion, Shopping

I received the below-mentioned clothes for free for review purposes. 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 love clothes that are figure flattering and comfortable. Clothes that make me look […]

Best Yoga Mats for Beginners to Pro

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 4, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Shopping
Best yoga mats for yoga meditation child's pose

One of the best things we can do for our bodies, especially as we get older, is to stay and/or improve our flexibility. Yoga is one of the best ways to do that. Staying flexible helps increase your range of motion and although it’s not aerobic exercise, it is believed it is just as good […]