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Autumn Quotes & Beautiful Fall Photographs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 20, 2018 | Categories: Inspirational, Photographs, Quotes
autumn quote

I love the Fall. The vivid colors of the leaves changing. The crisp feel to the air in the early mornings. The bearable temperatures. Halloween, pumpkins, the movies, and Thanksgiving. Ah, Autumn. I found these beautiful autumn quotes and images (via Unsplash and Pixabay) that aptly describe my feelings about this wonderful season. I hope […]

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe with Community Coffee

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 16, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
pumpkin spice lattee

I received compensation for this delicious pumpkin spice latte recipe post, 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 (and love of coffee), are worthy of endorsement. If you know me, you know my great […]

Hot Spiced Tea Perfect for the Holidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 15, 2015 | Categories: Recipes
hot spiced tea with cinnamon honey star anise orange peel

It’s starting to feel a bit chilly in the mornings here, now. In fact, we have a chance of our first frost of the season this coming Sunday. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall and cooler temperatures, but I don’t like cold. I’m more of a 50s for a low and 70s for a […]

Ideas for the Perfect Tablescape this Thanksgiving #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 11, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden

I always loved doing a beautiful tablescape for Thanksgiving. The tablescape sets the stage, so to speak, for the Thanksgiving dinner. Think about your turkey and all the fixings on a plain table compared to a tablescape. According to Wictionary a tablescape is, “An artistic arrangement of articles on a table.” It’s more inviting, more […]

A Fall ‘Craveability’ with Arby’s Grand Turkey Club

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2012 | Categories: Food, Restaurants, Reviews

If you’re a regular here or know me personally, you know that Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it… from the weather to the leaves changing colors, from Thanksgiving (and getting to spend it with my parents) to my son’s birthday, and especially the food. Cooler weather brings on soups, […]

Can you spot the little pumpkin? #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 17, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Photographs, Photography, Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday cute little pumpkin photo

Halloween & Thanksgiving Invitations from Tiny Prints

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 7, 2012 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Reviews, Uncategorized, Web Sites

I love Fall. It’s my favorite season. Now the weather is completely unpredictable here in East Tennessee this time of year, but it is so dang gorgeous here. I love the leaves changing color, cooler weather, football, Halloween, my son’s birthday, and Thanksgiving, in the fall. It’s a great time of year! We (especially my […]

Things to do With the Family this Fall

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Fun, Outdoors, Parenting
Things to do with the family in the fall

Image Source Fall is a wonderful time to plan some outings with the whole family. The beautiful, cooling weather makes it ideal to spend time outside, and the timing could not be better to reward the kids for a successful back-to-school transition. Whether through a day outing or a long weekend mini-vacation, families can have […]

Four Decorating Ideas for Fall

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 30, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Home and Garden

Guest Post Image Source The Autumn season has begun, bringing with it emerging colors and inviting scents to inspire a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home or office. These four easy tips can help you celebrate the Fall season before the dreary winter days set in. Autumn Color Palette All Year Long An Autumn-inspired color palette can […]

Find Beauty (and Delicious Vegetables) in the Fall with the Help of Miracle-Gro

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 16, 2012 | Categories: Around The house, Baking and Cooking, Home and Garden

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It has been a HOT summer here in Tennessee. Miserable. Humid. I want to stay indoors in the air conditioning, kind of hot Summer. So I am starting to get excited that Fall is finally […]