Around the Family Table with Smucker’s Blogging Event 2011 – Day 1

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
November 13, 2011

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Smucker’s family for a second time and it was just as good as the first time!  It was an amazing experience reconnecting with the Smucker’s family, PR team, and fabulous bloggers I have come to adore and love!  After a long day of traveling, I was happy to see my hotel room and a gift bag awaiting my check-in.  After changing out of my travel clothes and freshening up, I headed to dinner with an amazing driver – Carl.  He was so friendly and I learned that he was a Vietnam Veteran.  I told him about my dad and said, “Welcome Home.”  He was touched that I would say that to him and asked me to tell my dad, “Welcome Home.”  What a great way to start the trip!

We started the event with a yummy dinner – Scallops and Shrimp – yum!  Oh and of course….hugs!!!


The second day was just as much fun!  A big thanks to the J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring yet another amazing blogging event and big hugs to my Smucker’s Sisters (those who could and couldn’t make it to the event).

Travel and accommodations were provided by the J.M. Smucker Company for this event.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

5 Responses to “Around the Family Table with Smucker’s Blogging Event 2011 – Day 1”

  1. Margie says:

    Touching story about the veteran.

  2. Allison Downes says:

    Sounded fun!

  3. Debbie Welchert says:

    This event looks so fun and the people look and sound so friendly.

  4. jamie says:

    Sounds like so much fun!

  5. judy gardner says:

    sounds like a great trip!

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