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Summer Time Salads with Suddenly Salad + $15 Cash Giveaway #SuddenlySalad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 15, 2015 | Categories: Coupons, Food, Giveaways, Recipes

It’s spring, but it feels more like summer here already with temps in the upper 80s and low 90s this week. I’m not complaining (not yet, anyway), but it seems like we went straight from winter to summer. One thing I love eating in the summer (or when the temps are warm) is salads. I […]

Meatloaf Muffin Recipe – Comfort Food with Quaker® Life #QuakerUp #LoveMyCereal

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2014 | Categories: Food, Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp There’s something about colder weather that makes me crave comfort foods. One of my favorite dishes my mom makes is meatloaf… Meatloaf will always bring back memories of childhood, memories of my mom, and the comfort […]

Easy DIY Halloween Candlestick Frames

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 29, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Holidays and Observances
diy Halloween frames - easy Halloween craft ideas

If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween craft idea, these easy DIY Halloween candlestick frames are easy and cheap. If you’re like me and don’t want to spend a lot of money on something you put out for approximately a month a year, these frames are it. You can use them year after year […]

Arla Dofino Makes Better-For-You After School Snacks #sponsored #HavartiParty #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family, Food, Parenting

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Arla Dofino. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. School is back in full swing here. My son started middle school and the adjustment period has gone fairly smoothly. […]

Banana Pudding Cake Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 17, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts, Food, Recipes
Banana Pudding Recipe via Blog by Donna https://blogbydonna.com

I have an aversion to bananas. Ever since I had to eat several pounds of bananas in one morning to get the scales to go tip 105 pounds when I only weighed 94 pounds. It was crazy and a story for another day. Even though I do not love bananas, I do love things with […]

DIY Brown Sugar Scrub

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 25, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Beauty, DIY, Gift Ideas, Health and Beauty
diy homemade brown sugar body scrub

I’m all about using all-natural products in our home, whether it’s cleaning products, the food we eat, and the products we use on our bodies. I like making my own DIY products because I know what’s in them. I feel better knowing I’m not using harsh and/or toxic chemicals. Beauty products are so easy to […]

Healthy Breakfast Cake Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 9, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Home and Garden, Recipes
Healthy chocolate chip breakfast cake

Would you love to make a healthy breakfast or snack that doesn’t scream, “HEALTHY?”  How about one that is easy to grab on rushed mornings, easy to freeze and one the kids will love? How about a healthy breakfast cake?   These Healthy Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cakes are what you have been looking for! They […]

How to Make Easy Party Decorations With Balloons

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2013 | Categories: Entertainment, Guest Posts, How To

  Transform an average party into something even more special with these decorations with a twist. When throwing a party or a baby shower for a friend or family member, you probably want the decorations to look great while staying within your budget. The best way to do it is to be crafty and creative […]

Instafit Blinds are Quick, Easy, and Beautiful #homedecor #sponsored #review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 25, 2013 | Categories: Home and Garden, Reviews
instafit corldess honeycomb blinds

This easy, gorgeous window blinds installation post has been brought to you by Blinds.com…. My son loves video games, especially Mario. He is ten, but he’s old-school. We can thank my mom, his nanny, for that… she’s a Mario loving grandmother. So when we went to re-decorate his playroom, he wanted a Mario theme. It […]

The Perfect Ending to Any Meal – Private Selection Upside Down Cakes from Kroger #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 20, 2013 | Categories: Chocolate, Desserts, Food

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Private Selection for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When I first met my husband I never ate dessert. This was a foreign to my husband. He always ends a meal with dessert. Always. He couldn’t understand how I couldn’t have dessert after dinner. […]