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Tag Archives: holiday

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 […]

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… […]

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 […]

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 […]

25 St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipe Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 28, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Holidays and Observances, Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those fun holidays where everyone wears green or risks the chance of getting pinched, wear fun T-Shirts with cute sayings or Irish quotes, etc. St. Patrick’s Day is also a great day to think out of the box when it comes to food. Desserts are a fun way to […]

My CardStore Card on #TopoftheMantel #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 9, 2013 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Home and Garden, Reviews
CardStore #TopoftheMantel

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Recently I ordered a card from the CardStore and shared it with you. I loved it so much that since then I’ve ordered 50 more. Yes, […]