About Just One Donna

Welcome and thanks for visiting Just One Donna, my personal lifestyle blog, for the family-oriented food-lover who wants to create a nurturing home and a life well-lived.  

I am Just "ONE" Donna.  

I blog about all the things that contribute to a life well-lived, including the food I love to eat and cook, creating a nurturing home in a New England beach community and tips for living the best life I can.  I’m a wife, mother of two sons, daughter, sister, and a friend.  I’ve had two careers.  Well, three careers, if we count my current one as a writer and publisher of Just One Donna.

My first career fulfilled my childhood dream to be a teacher.  Like many people, I got antsy in that first career, and after ten years, I moved on to banking where I held roles in sales, marketing, administration, operations, strategic planning, and management.

Juggling home and family while managing a demanding career taught me many things.  Most importantly, I learned I couldn't do it all.  I realized I'm just one person.   As a result, I focused on ways to give my family the life I wanted them to have with an emphasis on ease and efficiency.   Through it all, I created the home, family, and life I always hoped for and ultimately, the learnings from this journey became the foundation for Just One Donna.

Faster, Better, Cheaper

Faster, better, and cheaper are three words that guide my approach.  You don't have to be a great chef, a gifted interior designer, or an experienced handyman to create a comfortable and nurturing home.   Stick with me for delicious, family-friendly recipes you can make after a busy day and how-tos for entertaining family and friends.   I'll share practical tips for creating a home you'll love, tips for do-it-yourself decorating, and home improvement projects.  Do you like to garden?  I enjoy growing both indoor and outdoor plants and look forward to my vegetable garden each year.  I'll be happy to share my gardening successes and failures with you as well.

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Just One Donna is written and published by me, Donna Urso.  You may contact me by email at donna@justonedonna.com.

I am a social media enthusiast who can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram where I share recipes and tips for creating a nurturing home and well lived life.  I'd love to connect with you through these links.

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Just One Donna's Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from March 6, 2011

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact me at donna@justonedonna.com.

Occasionally, and very selectively, Just One Donna accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.   Product links within my posts may provide a few pennies of compensation. When I am compensated to provide an opinion on products, services, websites or various other topics on this blog, the views and opinions expressed here are authentically mine alone and not influenced by compensation.  If I claim or appear, to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my experience or expertise, are worthy of such endorsement.  This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

All current advertising is generated by third-party ad networks. Those advertisements, located on my sidebar and within posts, also provide me with a few cents when you click on them or make a purchase through them. I thank you in advance for supporting me through your clicks.

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