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Toasted Corn Macaroni Salad Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 6, 2019 | Categories: Food, Recipes
macaroni salad

Looking for things to do with corn on the cob? Not sure about where you live, but here, corn on the cob is super cheap at the grocery store. Plus, I buy up a bunch at the farmer’s market and freeze some. Frozen corn is a great way to enjoy corn any time of the […]

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No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 15, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
no churn chocolate ice cream

My family loves ice cream. You will almost always find ice cream of some kind in my freezer. On the rare occasion when we have run out of ice cream, I will make homemade ice cream. No churn chocolate ice cream is one of my  favorites to make. I mean, who doesn’t love ice cream […]

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Nectarine Lemonade Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 23, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
Nectarine Lemonade recipe for summer, cookouts, parties, picnics, or anytime...

It may not be officially summer, yet, but it is in our home since yesterday was my son’s last day of school. And with the temps hitting the 90s this week, well it sure feels like summer. In my quest to come up with refreshing drink recipes, I thought that nectarine lemonade would be a […]

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International Delight OREO Iced Coffee & OREO Thins Bites + Huge Ibotta Offer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 5, 2018 | Categories: Deals
Ibotta offer

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. What’s better than International Delight OREO iced coffee and OREO Thins Bites? A great Ibotta deal saving up to $2.00 on said International Delight OREO iced coffee and OREO Thins […]

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Lemon Raspberry Parfait Dessert Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 26, 2018 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Lemon Raspberry Parfait recipe. Perfect dessert for Easter, spring, or summer!

Ready for summer? I sure am! This delicious Lemon Raspberry Parfait is the perfect dessert get me out of the winter doldrums. It would make a great Easter dessert as well. I love lemon desserts, so this parfait is perfect anytime for me. I love individual desserts, it always makes, not just kids, but even […]

Strawberry Walnut Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 25, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
Strawberry Walnut Salad with a Homemade Poppy Seed Strawberry Dressing

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer, especially when it’s a hot summer, is a salad. I could, and often do, eat one (sometimes two) a day. Salads are one of those dishes that can be a side or an entree, they are refreshing, and they can be light or filling, depending […]

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The Summer Skincare Routine You Need

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 8, 2018 | Categories: Beauty, Skin Care and Beauty
summer

If you are going to pet an iguana, the summer is the best time to do it. In most climates, hands-on reptile exhibits at the zoo can only take place outdoors in the summer. Likewise, the summer is the best time to take a road trip to visit your eccentric cousin and his pet iguana.  […]

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Strawberry Lemonade & Lime Mojito Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 25, 2017 | Categories: Recipes
Strawberry Lemonade Lime Mojito Recipe

Strawberry, lemonade, and mojito are three things that scream summer to me. Combine the three into a drink and you have the perfect combination. You can make a strawberry lemonade for the kids or for a hot day by the pool all summer long. Or add the lemonade to a lime mojito for a refreshing […]

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Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2017 | Categories: Dogs
Ways to keep your dog safe this summer - check your dogs for ticks.

This post is sponsored by Wellness® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™.  I am being compensated to help share information about the Wellness® CORE® RawRev™ raw food dog food, but Blog By Donna only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Neither Wellness or PetSmart is responsible for the content of this article. […]

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Lil’ Fishys – More Than Just Pool Fun This Summer

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2017 | Categories: Children, Reviews
Lil Fishys motorized water pets for the pool and summer fun

While looking for fun things to do this summer, one of our go-to activities is the pool. Kids can spend all day swimming, splashing, and playing in a pool. I remember spending time at the pool as one of my all-time favorite things to do in the summer when I was younger. Thanks to brands […]

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