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Creative Card Ideas for an End of Summer BTS Party #ValueCards #shop

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 11, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family, Fun, Summer

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #ValueCards #CollectiveBias Can you believe summer is almost over? I can’t! My son starts back to school Wednesday. Two of my best friends and I thought […]

Bomb Pops and $25 Publix Gift Card #giveaway #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 4, 2014 | Categories: Giveaways, Summer, Tips
Bomb Pops & Publix Gift Card #giveaway

Disclosure: I received a Bomb Pops gift pack to facilitate my review and no other compensation was received. 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. One of our favorite things about […]

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Top 4 Swimming Pool Safety Products

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 23, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Parenting, Summer, Tips

  Image Source Swimming is a popular recreational activity for children and adults, especially during warm weather and on vacations. However, swimming pools can also pose significant hazards with an estimated 250 children who drowned under the age of five every year. Hospital emergency facilities also report that approximately 3,000 children under 5 years of […]

Summer Fun with Otter Pops #OtterSummerScramble #ad #YOLO

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 4, 2013 | Categories: Children, Food, Fun, Summer

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jel Sert for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Summer is going by way too fast here. Especially since school starts back August 12th. Insane, I know! Back in my day (said in old woman voice shaking her fist), school didn’t start back until […]

The Best Vacation I’ve Ever Taken – Caneel Bay St. John Virgin Islands

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 1, 2013 | Categories: Fun, Giveaways, Money Talk, Summer, Travel
Sunset Cruise, Virgin Island, Caneel Bay

I was thinking about the best vacation I’ve ever taken and while looking back over the photos we took I can remember the week so vividly. In March of 1998 my husband and I went to St. John, USVI for a 7 day/7 night vacation. It was heavenly. We stayed on Caneel Bay at the […]

What Do You Spend the Most Money on During the Summer? Plus a $480 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 1, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Giveaways, Summer, Travel

This is an easy question for me this year… vacation. In fact, we just got back from vacation, so it’s fresh on my pocketbook mind. I commented to my husband that I didn’t see how big families could afford to go on vacation. I do know that you can do it on a loss less […]

4 Fun and Jaw Dropping Beach-Themed Recipes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2012 | Categories: Recipes, Summer

Summertime is a great season for parties. Beach-themed parties are always popular, and if you want to impress your guests, you need to use these four beach-themed recipes for all of your food and beverage items. Image Source 1. Peanut Butter Fudge Starfish This is a great addition to any party. Though he may look […]

Best Summer Cocktails

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 31, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Recipes, Summer

Guest Post Image Source With summer around the corner, there is no better way to relax and have fun than with good friends, good conversations and good drinks. With summer comes the best season to enjoy fruity and flavorful cocktails. Some have garnishes, some have a lot of ice, and some simply have a fun […]