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Tag Archives: Christmas

Celery Benefits and a Grinch Celery Snack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 5, 2018 | Categories: DIY
celery benefits

Merry Grinchmas! The Grinch opens in theaters on November 9th, I thought I make some Grinch related snack that’s perfect for the holiday season. Not only that but a healthy treat that kids will love eating. And celery benefits are numerous. First, let’s get this out of the way… celery is NOT a net-calorie food, […]

Elf Hats Holiday Treats Recipe for Christmas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2018 | Categories: DIY, Holidays and Observances
elf hats

Looking for easy holiday treats to make this Christmas season? Elf hats are a fun and easy holiday treat and perfect for kids to make or help mom or dad make. They are a tasty treat and so cute, too. These elf hats only require four ingredients that are easy to find. They don’t take […]

Snowman Ornament – Easy DIY Wood Block Ornament

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2017 | Categories: DIY
wood block snowman ornament

Even though my son is older, I still like making homemade ornaments for my Christmas tree or for gifts to nieces and nephews. It’s fun doing DIY gifts, and they’re so much more personal, like this woodblock snowman ornament… Wood Block Snowman Ornament Materials: 3 Small wooden blocks White, black, and orange craft paint One […]

12 Ways to Ensure a Happy and Healthy Christmas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 12, 2017 | Categories: Family and Health
12 ways to ensure a happy and healthy Christmas

Christmas time is nearly upon us, and that means very soon we’re all going to be gearing up to spend a pleasant, memorable time with our friends and family. Or so the idea goes. In reality, we might find that our Christmas traditions don’t lend themselves to being healthy and happy; indeed, they often lead […]

Practice ATM Safety This Holiday Season

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2017 | Categories: His Lifestyle
ATM Safety

The holidays will soon be upon us, and with that is a lot of shopping. So it should be no surprise that people will be using ATMs in record numbers this holiday season. With such a plethora of potential victims, scammers and thieves are sure to be out in large numbers as well. Here are […]

5 Reasons to Have a Happy Beach Holiday This Season

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2017 | Categories: His Lifestyle
Happy Beach Holiday

What are your plans for this Holiday Season? Does it bring up images of cuddling by the fire, sipping eggnog and listening to Bing Crosby while the snow gently falls outside? While that does sound nice, how about bucking tradition and doing something different this year by going on a beach holiday this Holiday Season. […]

The Goose is Getting Fat, Shame Your Wallet Isn’t

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 9, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk
Save on bills this Christmas season

As we say goodbye to Halloween, we look towards Christmas and the problem with this festive wonderful winter time of year is that it can cost a fortune. It’s not just the presents… it’s the food, the decorations, and yes the gifts. There seems to always be something or someone to buy for around Christmas, […]

Valentine’s Day Appetizers – Prosciutto Cherry Bites

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 29, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Valentine's Day appetizers are an easy appetizer to make using cherries is this prosciutto cherry bites the perfect party appetizer...

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food. I especially like to make and try new appetizers. Valentine’s Day appetizers are especially fun because they’re usually easy. I’ve been known to make a meal out of appetizers, too. They’re fun to make and more fun to eat… like these Prosciutto Cherry Bites. […]

The Best Gifts are Those That Give Back

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2016 | Categories: Charities, Holidays and Observances, Shopping
Macy's Heart of Haiti ornaments and other products, gifts that give back...

I was gifted a product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. This is my favorite time of year. The holidays are about family and about giving. I love to give more than receive, so Christmas is my favorite holiday. One of my favorite things about […]

This Holiday Treat Your Pets Like Family #BestofBLUE

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 9, 2016 | Categories: Dogs, Pets
Treat your pets like family by giving them Blue Buffalo healthy treats from Petsmart this holiday season....

This post is sponsored by Blue Buffalo™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Blue Buffalo’s extensive product offering for cats and dogs available at PetSmart®, but Blog By Donna only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Blue Buffalo is not responsible for […]