Author "Shannon Gurnee"

By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Oct 7th, 2013
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It’s my favorite time of year…Fall!  The days get cooler, the clothes get bigger, football parties, fall festivals, Halloween, and best of all…The Harvest (all the wonderful Fall fruits and vegetables). Living on the Central Coast, we are in agric...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday
Oct 7th, 2013
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Can you believe how quickly the year has gone by and that the holidays are almost here? I can’t believe it!  With a large family, we are starting to look for ways to cut our expenses so we can afford to have a good Christmas day experience w...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Halloween
Oct 6th, 2013
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Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner?  At the mention of Starburst or Candy Corn, I can feel my mouth start to water.  Guess what?  There is a Candy God, Starburst is now creating their own Candy Corn, and it is fantastic!  Starburs...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Oct 6th, 2013
8 Comments
Frank and I went to a friend’s wedding this weekend and it was amazing!  I keep calling it a Princess Wedding.  We had a lot of fun and he was the most handsome Groomsmen in the Wedding Party!  Well, at the wedding, they had a Phot...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Emergency Preparedness
Oct 4th, 2013
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Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to join a team of 7 other bloggers as part of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad and it has been a great experience!  As a parent, safety issues are always at the top of my mind.  In ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Oct 4th, 2013
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Our kids love to play on our smartphones and iPads, but I especially love it when they play games or use apps that are fun, interactive and educational.  Let me introduce you  to the Gorilla Band Interactive Storybook App from Wasabi Productions.  This...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 4th, 2013
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michelina’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In our home, food is not only something we enjoy eating, but it creates bonds and memories we can enjoy for a lifetime.  I have good memo...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 4th, 2013
19 Comments
Football season is here and that means tailgating parties, barbecues and lots of yummy food!  While our guests enjoy a variety of foods at tailgating parties or Game Day get-togethers we host, we almost always finds that chocolate is something nobody t...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Oct 3rd, 2013
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I love being a part of the Social Fabric community and am participating in the #LuvSoFab Photo-A-Day Challenge.  While I post the photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, I thought it would also to be fun to post them on The Mommy-Files as well!  Che...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Oct 3rd, 2013
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Happy Energy Awareness Month!  Since 1991, the federal government has designated October as Energy Awareness Month and Best Buy is making it easy to find ENERGY STAR® certified products online and in stores to help you save money on energy costs.  Plus...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Oct 3rd, 2013
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Hi everyone!  If you follow my blog, you know that I recently tried to start a Talk About It Tuesday Vlog segment on The Mommy-Files.  However, instead of being limited to just Tuesdays, I decided to start The Mommy-Files Vlog Series on my site.  Check...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Movie Review
Oct 3rd, 2013
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Are you ready to snuggle up together and enjoy a brand new journey the whole family can share this howl-iday season?  If your answer is yes, you’ll want to check out the Alpha and Omega Movie, arriving to Blu-ray and DVD on October 8th!!!  This B...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Oct 2nd, 2013
22 Comments
I love shopping at Bath & Body Works.  Literally, I could spend hours walking around and smelling the different scented lotions and hand washes.  I especially enjoy the foaming hand wash, of which I recently bought 3 or 4 different varieties.  In a...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Green
Oct 1st, 2013
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We all know we should work together and do our best to keep our planet clean, but sometimes we just aren’t sure where to start.  I grew up with the knowledge of recycling our aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and pape...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Oct 1st, 2013
3 Comments
If you want to teach your kids about nature then introducing them to the birds in your backyard is a fantastic way to do it. The process of creating a bird-friendly environment is also a fun activity to enjoy as a family. Here’s how to get started. Bir...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 1st, 2013
15 Comments
As a busy mom, I love it when I discover (or create) recipes that are easy, budget-friendly and yummy!  I recently had the opportunity to create a recipe using Musselman’s Apple Butter.  What is Apple Butter you may be asking?  Musselman’s ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Oct 1st, 2013
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Do you live on or near the Central Coast?  This weekend, Moo La La Boutique will be having it’s Semi-Annual Sale in Santa Maria, California.  This is my second time consigning with Moo La La because I had an amazing experience earlier this year! ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 1st, 2013
6 Comments
Football season is here and that means it’s time to fire up the grill and start sharing some of your favorite Tailgating creations with family and friends.  Well, we love to grill here in our home – whether it’s over the open flame or...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
Sep 30th, 2013
81 Comments
Tomorrow, October 1st, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is releasing The Little Mermaid: Diamond EditionDiamond Edition on Blu-ray and DVD!  I loved watching The Little Mermaid as a little girl and am so excited to introduce it to ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Sep 30th, 2013
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Do you believe that magic is made around the kitchen table with those special moments that will last a lifetime?  I sure do!  I especially love when our 6 kids are all together!  I always wanted a big family (4-6 kids) and now I have it....
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