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Five Foundations Every Blog Needs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 5, 2018 | Categories: Blogging Tips
Five foundations for a good blog

When builders build a brand new house, they have to start with the foundations first. These are the strong slabs of concrete that go into the ground and help keep the property in place. Without these foundations, the property would easily subside and a myriad of structural problems would occur. Just like all good homes, […]

Win $15K Plus 30 Top Baby Gifts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 3, 2018 | Categories: Giveaways
$15,000 Baby giveaway

Calling all parents and parents to be (or if you know someone who is a new mom or mom-to-be) this giveaway is for you! It’s HUGE! So I wanted to share it with you! Giveaway and entry information below. Good luck! Baby Brezza is giving away $15,000! This sweeps is going on right now and […]

How to Sell Your Digital Goods

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: February 1, 2018 | Categories: His Gadgets and Tech
how to sell digital goods

Outside of my duties writing for NerdBeach and BlogByDonna, I also write mobile apps for the App Store. In doing so, I’ve learned a few secrets along the way that I am going to share with you.  This can help you, even if it isn’t apps you’re selling. Today is a digital world, so a […]

5 Tips to Avoid Debt And Save Money

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: January 31, 2018 | Categories: His Lifestyle
Avoid debt using these tips...

Debt is a four-letter word. There, I’ve said it. Unlike other four letter words, debt can be used as a valuable tool to help accomplish goals. However, if you are not very careful with debt, it can burn you. In fact, playing with debt is like playing with fire (another useful four letter word). The […]

Air Fryer Crab Rangoon & Pineapple Dipping Sauce

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 30, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
Air Fryer Crab Rangoon recipe with Pineapple Dipping Sauce for healthier less mess cooking

One of the best kitchen appliance inventions in recent times to me is the air fryer. Bar none. I ditched my deep fryer years ago because of not only the mess involved in using it but deep fried food, although, delicious, just isn’t healthy. I love crab rangoon, and this Air Fryer Crab Rangoon fits […]

Mini Carrot Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Icing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 28, 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. 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 servings so that way I may not overeat […]

Tame Cellular App Data Usage On Your iPhone

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: January 19, 2018 | Categories: His Gadgets and Tech
Tame Cellular App Data

Cellular data is a wonderful resource and empowers many apps on our iPhone to do amazing things for us. Apps will vary in the total cellular data usage as they do our bidding, but not all apps will play fair with our device data. In fact, a few apps will belly up to the data […]

Teen Entrepreneurship Gives Teens A Needed Purpose

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: January 16, 2018 | Categories: His Lifestyle
Teen Entrepreneurship

Every parent who has had a teenager knows the trial and tribulations the teenage years can create, both for the teen as well as for the parents. While at times it seems like your sweet child has suddenly sprouted horns and turned evil, often it is just the teen branching out into the world, eager […]

After-School Snacks Made Easy with Sandwich Bros.

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 15, 2018 | Categories: Food

This is a sponsored post with Sandwich Bros. and Bravomark. 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 personal experiences, are worthy of endorsement. After-school time is a busy time in many households. I know it is here. […]

Lobster Chowder with Corn and Potatoes Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 12, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
Delicious Lobster Corn Potato Chowder perfect on a cold day...

Lobster chowder is one of my favorite kinds of soup. Chowders are rich and creamy and contain some of my favorite ingredients in soup… corn and potatoes. Of course, chowders usually contain fish or clams, too. I love lobster, so it’s my favorite seafood in a chowder. Lobster Chowder with Corn and Potatoes (printable version) […]