Jessica Donelson

Jessica Donelson is a contributor to Life Lanes. She is also part of Progressives’ in house agency 96 Octane.
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Creating a gorgeous guest room without breaking the bank
My husband and I purchased our first home two years ago—a lovely four-bedroom Cape Cod ...
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Life is messy: 3 home furnishings up to the challenge
Let’s face it—life is messy! I wish it wasn’t so, but I’m prone to knocking things ...
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3 steps to introducing dogs
My husband and I have two large dogs, Charlie and Ellie, who are night and day in ...
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How to take your dog everywhere with you
If you are like me, you look for every opportunity to take your dog with you anywhere. ...
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4 moving expenses to budget for
In my early post college days I moved to a new apartment almost every year. Each time I ...
Wildfire safety tips
Wildfires can occur at any time, but usually there’s a greater risk during dry conditions. ...
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Top sources for severe weather
In today’s information age, staying informed is as easy as ever. But, in the event of ...
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6 ultimate campground s’mores
The first s’more recipe was published in the 1920’s, and the gooey treat has ...
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Top 3 things to expect during a home remodel…
My husband and I were in love with our home the moment we stepped through the front door ...
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New car: Lease vs. buy?
There is nothing quite like the feeling of a driving a new car off the lot. Whether your ...
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My car was damaged in a storm, what now?
I was sitting in my house when I heard the unmistakable sounds of hail: the thud of dense ...
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How to make your next move as easy as possible
Whether you are renting or buying, getting a new place is exciting and full of ...
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Tornado safety while driving
It’s a scary scenario. You’re driving down the road and suddenly you spot a tornado. When ...
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5 things I learned about planning a wedding
My engagement was very sweet. My fiancé proposed during our annual trip to the Christmas ...
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4 myths about escrowed homeowners insurance
Whether it has been years or months since you bought your home, you are sure to remember ...
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Tips for bringing a rescue dog home
Her name was Chevy, and she was the ugliest dog I had ever seen. Her fur was practically ...
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Babes Ride Out; Women’s motorcycle weekend
Progressive is sponsoring Babes Ride Out a women’s only motorcycle camping weekend in a ...