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How to Make Lasting Family Memories in Pigeon Forge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2019 | Categories: Travel
family memories

This post is sponsored by Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. I feel so fortunate to have lived in Knoxville for the last twenty-four-years. We are able to visit Pigeon Forge practically anytime we want. We’ve experienced vacations, weekend getaways, spring breaks, fall breaks, day trips, and staycations, many times over the years in Pigeon Forge. […]

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Wilderness at the Smokies: Fun For the Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2018 | Categories: Around Town, Travel
family fun

This is a sponsored post; consideration was paid to me by Wilderness at the Smokies. 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. My husband and I were talking about a short […]

3 Simple Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself and Others From the Flu #FightFlu

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 29, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness

Disclosure: This post is part of the blogger program by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time. Opinions shared here are 100% my own. The flu has hit hard this year. Where I live was especially hard hit. My family got our flu vaccinations (my […]

An Easy Way to Get Auto Insurance Quotes and a Road Trip Checklist

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 6, 2014 | Categories: Auto, Money Talk, Random Thoughts and Conversations, Reviews
Compare Auto Insurance at AutoInsurance.com #Compare2Win #collectivebias #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric® Community.  Collective Bias has provided me with compensation for my time and effort to evaluate this website.  Participation in this program about auto insurance is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. I was visiting family the last few days and reminiscing  about […]

Hanging With Some Celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum #WaxFan #sponsored @HollywoodWax

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 7, 2013 | Categories: Around Town, Celebrity, Fun, Reviews
Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge #WaxFan

Remember in mid-October when I said we were going to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge during my son’s fall break? I know, it seems like yesterday, and now it’s December. Where does the time go? Sorry, I digress. Anyway, back to the Hollywood Wax Museum… we did go. What a blast! My husband, […]

A Short Fall Break – Thank Goodness I Live Near Pigeon Forge @HollywoodWax #WaxFan #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 17, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Fun, Travel

Our son’s school started fall break today. Yes, it is Thursday. He only gets a two day (okay, four-day counting the weekend) fall break. A Facebook friend called it a “fall blink”… because you blink and it’s over. Just so you know, today there is a 90% chance of rain. It’s a cool, dreary, rainy […]

Krystal Conquers Your Craving & Delicious Giveaway #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 15, 2013 | Categories: Food, Giveaways, Restaurants, Reviews

This delicious, steamy buns, square goodness post has been brought to you by Krystal…. When we moved to Tennessee sixteen years ago, one of the fast food restaurants I couldn’t wait to try was Krystal. I’d heard about Krystal, but there weren’t any in Kentucky. And trying a Krystal original burger the first time was […]

Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 8, 2013 | Categories: Around Town, Reviews

Photo Courtesy of Titanic Museum On the Saturday before Christmas we went to Pigeon Forge to visit the Titanic Museum. Something I have wanted to do for a long time and cannot believe I waited so long to do. I’ve been fascinated by the Titanic for years, and long before the movie, which I am […]

Ober Gatlinburg Fun – WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 3, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Photographs, Wordless Wednesday

Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love. https://blogbydonna.com