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Welcome to Just One Donna, my personal lifestyle blog, for women focused on food, home, and family.

Just One Donna's goal is to inspire women who nurture those they care about.  They believe family dinners are important times for catching up and sharing what's important.  Home is their oasis and a comfortable place for the family to regroup. Family is their joy.  They work hard to nurture, support, and help family members thrive.

Does this sound like you?  If yes, I hope you'll be a regular visitor to the blog and a follower of the Just One Donna Facebook page.

Who Publishes Just One Donna?

Donna Sprague Urso is the owner and publisher of this blog. I’m a wife, mother of two sons, grandmother to three granddaughters under four years old, a sister, and a friend.

I'm retired. I’ve had two careers, first as a teacher and then as a banking executive.  Being the writer and publisher of Just One Donna is my third act.

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, 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.

You'll find delicious, family-friendly recipes you can make after a busy day and how-tos for entertaining family and friends in this blog.   I'll also 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

Other ways to contact me are by commenting on one of the blog posts or messaging me on the Just One Donna Facebook page.

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 and Privacy Policy

Last Updated May 21, 2021

This website ( is a personal blog written and edited by me, for readers in the United States. This Disclosure and Privacy Policy is being updated to reflect the data privacy regulations being implemented on May 25. 2018 by the European Union known as the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Your privacy is important to me, no matter where in the world you live. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used.

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