Author "Shannon Gurnee"

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Oct 17th, 2013
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I remember being a young girl and kids teasing me about my weight.  I wasn’t heavy, but I was thin and that resulted in comments such as “Skinny Minnie” or “Thin as a Rail.”  3 kids later, I wish I still was fami...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Oct 16th, 2013
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Do you love to bake?  Do you spend a lot of time in the kitchen?  If so, then Wilton has some great items that will meet your Baking Basic needs in the kitchen!  As a Wilton Mom, I can tell you I use them on a regular basis – from ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Oct 16th, 2013
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President Barack Obama’s efforts to protect educational opportunities for active-duty military, veterans and reservists have run squarely into the sequester. Other budget cuts at all levels of government are adding new challenges for military per...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Oct 16th, 2013
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This past weekend, I headed up to Paso Robles to participate in a Women’s Event called Fitcation (Fitness + Vacation = Fitcation).  It was SO MUCH FUN!!!  I’ll be writing another post about my experience with it, but until then, h...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Oct 16th, 2013
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Orlando, Florida has been booming over the past 40 years. The construction of Disney World, Universal Studios, and several other tourist attractions has brought in trillions of dollars to the city of Orlando and the surrounding communities. Orlando is ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Randomness
Oct 16th, 2013
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For a long time (up until the scandal and this recent video interview), I really liked Martha Stewart.  I had even subscribed to her magazine at one point.  I wanted to be as crafty and creative as she appeared to be.  With the criminal ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Oct 15th, 2013
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It’s that time of week again! Time to post your giveaways! Feel free to link up your giveaway below or click on the giveaway you are interested in entering! Have a great week everyone! Be sure to enter these giveaways on The Mommy-Files as well: ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 14th, 2013
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Divorce is a hard thing – whether you are going through it as a child or as a parent.  When I went through my divorce, the only thing I held onto was what I didn’t want my boys to experience that I had experienced when my parents got d...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 14th, 2013
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buffalo Wild Wings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Who loves Football season?  Well, it’s time to celebrate the return of Football season with some good eats from Buffalo Wild Wings....
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 14th, 2013
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I love to cook and some of the ingredients I use on a regular basis include garlic, olive oil and butter.  When I found out that Land O’ Lakes had a new product that included all 3, I was quick to head to my local Walmart and pick up a packa...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Oct 13th, 2013
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Photo courtesy of McDonald’s. I’m a fan and frequent visitor of McDonald’s and was thrilled to receive the invitation for the Field to Restaurant Tour in Salinas, California a few weeks ago.  I have only been on a few farm tours, but ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 13th, 2013
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As many of you know, I love to travel!  Whether it’s international, in the U.S. or even in the beautiful state in which I live – California.  I was recently invited to attend a FAM Media Trip to Visalia, California and was excited because I...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Oct 12th, 2013
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When I got married the first time, I imagined being married forever.  I imagined the day I would celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary, just as my grandparents did when I was a young girl.  But after almost 11 years of marriage, that dream wa...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Education
Oct 10th, 2013
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When applying to a masters program to get a masters in public health, you need to follow the application process perfectly. If you miss a step or skip over something, your application is probably going to be thrown out. You have to realize that these p...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Oct 10th, 2013
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I have heard about Fitcation from other bloggers, but this will be my first year attending!  I was especially excited that it’s going to be in Paso Robles this weekend.  There is some fitness and lots of fun scheduled for the weekend! &...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Oct 10th, 2013
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There are several appealing trends showing up in this season’s formal dresses. One of those trends is a unique twist on the embroidered lacework of a dress. Many women are choosing a dress with embroidered lacework, but with the addition of spark...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Fun
Oct 9th, 2013
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Hope everyone is having a great week! Check out the latest vlog on some really cute Harvest decorations I picked up, as well as how I store my birthday cards....
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Oct 8th, 2013
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Some women like bubble baths, but I especially love showers – hot, relaxing showers!  I was just introduced to the Waterpik’s new PowerSpray+™ EasySelect® Hand Held Shower Heads and it is amazing!  With a good shower head, you can discover you ca...
By Shannon Gurnee
In CD Reviews
Oct 7th, 2013
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When my boys were little, I would read them the Barnyard Dance! Board Book by Sandra Boynton. They loved that book!  Well, Sandra Boynton has a new Audio CD called Frog Trouble: . . . And Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs.  You’ll enjoy this new ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
Oct 7th, 2013
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One of the things I love about blogging is that I can share my love for products I try!  Well, I found an awesome product by GOSH from the Walgreens Look Boutique.  It’s called GOSH Light ‘N Shine Lip Glaze.  Not only do I lo...
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