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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 […]

Savings Event on Unlocked Smartphone at Best Buy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 31, 2016 | Categories: Shopping, Technology

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. An unlocked smartphone savings event is going on right now at Best Buy. If you are in the market for a new smartphone or you have someone on your Christmas list… […]

DIY Body Scrub Gift Ideas Roundup

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Gift Ideas
24 DIY Sugar Scrub Gift Ideas

Body Scrub gifts are the perfect DIY gifts to give for Christmas. They are something you make yourself and they are all-natural. I love giving sugar scrubs as gifts and love receiving homemade sugar scrubs, too. Here’s one of my favorite DIY body scrubs I made last year… a DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub that […]

What’s Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Personality? Find Out Here!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2015 | Categories: Entertainment, Fun, Holidays and Observances, Humor
ugly Christmas sweater with reindeers graphic

Ugly Christmas sweater is in the eye of the beholder… what’s an ugly sweater to one person, may be beautiful Christmas sweater to someone else. Nah, ugly Christmas sweaters are UGLY Christmas sweaters, but the ugly sweater trend has become a thing of beauty!  You can go to ugly sweater parties or compete in ugly […]

Sell Unused Gift Cards for Holiday Cash or Buy Gift Cards at a Discount + #Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 4, 2015 | Categories: Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Shopping
cardpool #crdpool15

This post is sponsored by Tatu Digital Media. 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. This time of year I am always looking for ways to save money. Those that know […]

Mixbook.com is Making the Holidays Easier with a Black Friday Promotion

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 18, 2015 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Photographs, Shopping
Mixbook cards, photo books 50% off

One of my favorite things about the holidays is sending cards and giving personalized gifts to those I love. I love getting mail during the holidays and seeing a personalized greeting card from a loved one, too.  So it is with great pleasure that I share this great deal with you from Mixbook.com. Mixbook.com is […]

Don’t Run Out of Power This Holiday #PowerTheHolidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden

Thank you Duracell and SheSpeaks for sponsoring this conversation. 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. I was thinking about all the things we use batteries for, especially around the holidays. […]