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How to Encourage the Entrepreneur in Your Teen

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: January 6, 2019 | Categories: His Lifestyle, Uncategorized
Matt Redhawk

When raising a child, you want to give them all of the tools they need to be successful in life. Some of the most important tools they will ever have at their disposal will be their creativity and passion. But it can be a daunting task to balance and encourage these important aspects of character while still keeping […]

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Gift Yourself Total Tech Support Powered by Geek Squad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 4, 2019 | Categories: Technology
tech support

One of the things I love about shopping at Best Buy and keeps me going back is Best Buy’s Total Tech Support. Total Tech Support is a membership dedicated to supporting all the tech in your home, no matter where or when you bought it. That’s right, Total Tech Support is there for you even […]

The Best Countertop Surface Options for Your Kitchen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 2, 2019 | Categories: Home and Garden

Are you considering a new countertop surface for your new home or a remodel to your existing kitchen countertops? It can be difficult to decide what surface will look and function the best in your home. With so many different options, we want to make sure that you know the pros and cons of each […]

Add VIZIO P-Series 55 Inch 4K HDR Smart TV to Your Holiday List

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2018 | Categories: Technology

Whether you are a sports fan, a gamer, or love an incredible home entertainment center, the VIZIO P Series 55 inch 4K HDR Smart TV, is the perfect holiday gift. The one thing I know my family enjoys is movie night. Getting together watching a good movie on a Friday night is a traditon in […]

Starlink Battle For Atlas on the Nintendo Switch for Christmas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 20, 2018 | Categories: Technology

We bought our son a Nintendo Switch last year for Christmas, so I’ve been looking for games for it for Christmas this year. And Starlink Battle for Atlas for the Nintendo Switch is a hot game this holiday season, or so my son has informed me. Since both my husband and son are big gamers […]

Michael Kors Smartwatch – Timeless Sophistication

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 18, 2018 | Categories: Gadgets, Technology
timeless

The Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch is everything you’d expect in a Michael Kors watch – timeless sophistication. It comes in both gold-tone, like mine, or rose gold-tone, and is all around just a beautiful watch. But the K smart watch is more than just eye candy… With its smartphone connectivity, it lets you take […]

5 Reasons To Choose Apartment Living

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2018 | Categories: Lifestyle
apartment living

When we first moved to Tennessee we didn’t know anything about the area we were moving to. At the time we didn’t have a child, so choosing a home in an area with good schools wasn’t even on our radar. One thing we knew for sure was that we didn’t want to buy a home, […]

An Immersive Audio Experience with Polk Signature Series Speakers

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: December 12, 2018 | Categories: His Gadgets and Tech
polk speakers

Over the years I may have become a little jaded when it comes to speakers. Always looking for an immersive audio experience. After all, the current mainstream push seems to be going towards smaller soundbars with a subwoofer. I’ve gotten pretty decent audio performance from this arrangement and liked what I’ve heard. But that is changing, […]

Mini Carrot Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Icing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 11, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
mini carrot cake recipe with cream cheese icing

Carrot cake is one of my favorite kind of cakes. Usually, carrot cake tastes more like a spice cake, you don’t taste carrots. Carrot cake is perfect for the holiday, too. You can sweeten carrot cake with apples, raisins, or like I’ve done in this recipe with pineapples. I really love making desserts in single […]

Cake Mix Muffins – Cherry Almond Chocolate Muffins

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 3, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
cake mix muffins

Cake mix muffins are one of my favorite ways to make muffins. Since I usually have cake mix in my pantry, it’s just more convenient. Cakes are higher in sugar and liquids and lower in fat so cake mix muffins will have a much lighter, fluffier texture than the traditional muffin batter. Muffins are more […]