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Tag Archives: holidays

CardStore Makes Giving Holiday Cards Easy #MC #Sponsored #TopoftheMantel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 18, 2013 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Reviews, Web Sites
Cardstore personalized cards #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. I love sending  and receiving cards. In today’s high-tech society, I love it even more. It’s just like books… I read books on my iPad, but […]

Be Carton Smart During the Holidays and Every Day with Tetra Pak #sponsored #CartonSmart

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The infamous quote by Neil Armstrong, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” really resonates with me. I truly believe that small changes and little baby steps are the way to […]

Christmas is Coming: Six Foolproof places to Hide the Gifts from Your Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 11, 2013 | Categories: Children, Fun, Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances
where to hide Christmas gifts from kids

Guest Post Let’s face it. Kids are sneaky, and some are pretty good when it comes to finding those hidden Christmas gifts. Not only is coming up with good hiding places a requirement for keeping their gifts a surprise, it can actually be pretty fun to out-wit them! Here are six foul-proof places to hide […]

Confessions of a Christmas Nut

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 8, 2013 | Categories: Funny, Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Home and Garden, Humor

Guest Post OK, I’m going to ‘fess up: I’m a Christmas nut. I freely admit it. Remember the hilarious antics of Clark Griswold in the movie Christmas Vacation? That’s me – at least to a degree. In my own defense, I don’t do quite the amount of fumbling and bumbling that poor Clark endured: No […]

4 Ways To Simplify Your Holiday Shopping List

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 18, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Shopping
4 ways to simplify holidy shopping

Guest Post Image Source Summer is winding down and thoughts of sugar plums and electronic gadgets will start dancing in the kiddies’ heads. The holiday season is almost upon us! We all know that finding the ideal presents for your family, friends, children and co-workers can be stressful and time consuming. By simplifying your holiday […]

Edward’s Desserts Making The Holidays Brighter and Pie Giveaway (Over)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2012 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Giveaways, Holidays and Observances

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Edwards for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My favorite dessert is pie. Especially during the holidays. I love homemade pies, but honestly, I have a love and fondness for frozen creme pies. See… my Mom was/is a great cook, but she never was […]

Mrs. Smith’s Signature Deep Dish Pies & $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card (Over)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 13, 2012 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Giveaways

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smith’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This time of year my favorite dessert is pie. Not just any pie — but homemade delicious pie. The kind of pie Grandma makes. Since I don’t have my Grandma around anymore to bake pies, […]

5 Ways to Deck Your Halls with Holiday Artwork

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 4, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Home and Garden

Guest Post Image Source When most of us think of holiday decorations, we think of things like tinsel, wreaths, bows, and of course Christmas trees. While all of those things are important, the right artwork can be another wonderful way to add a touch of Holiday flare to your home. 1.Think Outside the Box A […]

Cottonelle Name Your Care Routine – Review & Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 15, 2012 | Categories: Reviews

Everybody poops. It’s true. There’s even a book about it. Although kids love to say the word, “poop”, and talking about bodily functions can crack up any three-year-old (and sadly many grown men), we… ladies, don’t generally partake in such talk. Well, in my Mom’s day they didn’t. But the times have changed. Now potty […]

12 Stylish Dining Room Decorating Ideas – Create the Best Space for You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 9, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Home and Garden, Tips

Guest Post Image Source You don’t have to be a professional interior decorator to create a fabulous dining room. Whether your taste runs contemporary to classic, here are 12 tips to make a wonderful space for dining that truly reflects your style. 1. Mix, match, and play around with different chair styles to create a […]