Author "Shannon Gurnee"

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jul 5th, 2013
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Black Box Wines –  You’ve heard of the others, but now it’s time to try the best.  Once upon a time in my early drinking years, you could find me drinking Boones Farm Wines & Franzia (the other box wine) not for the taste, but because my wallet cou...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Car Review
Jul 5th, 2013
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The 2013 KIA Soul  This past May, I had the opportunity to finally attend my first Mom 2.0 Summit and it was an amazing event!  I was so excited because it was to be in San Diego, California – which is a long drive for me, but still mor...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 5th, 2013
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  Whether you’re looking to have a wedding, enjoy an innovative dining experience, toast an afternoon tea, or stay in a luxurious hotel in the United Kingdom, the Croft Hotel is waiting to make those desires a reality.  The Croft Hotel ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Jul 2nd, 2013
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We love playing games in our family – whether they are board games, video games, or games on our phone – and Bejeweled is one of my favorites!  You can imagine how anxious I was to get my hands on the new Bejeweled Frenzy Game from Hasbro. ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 2nd, 2013
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Summer is here and that means there is more driving – but is there more texting too?  I am excited to be promoting the AT&T It Can Wait Pledge this summer and sharing information I’ve learned about texting and driving.  Textin...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Movie Review
Jul 2nd, 2013
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We love movies here on The Mommy-Files and were super excited to get a sneak peek at the new YouTube trailer from the upcoming movie release, The Delivery Man – releasing in theaters on November 22nd.  In the film, Vince Vaughn plays an...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jun 29th, 2013
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  Can you believe the summer is already here? Record highs are sweeping the nation and with the heat come headaches. Headaches are not only uncomfortable, but they make it harder to perform the daily tasks we need to do! So, how can we reduce thos...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jun 29th, 2013
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Moving in together with someone you love is a super exciting thing and a major life change!  While it is an exciting life event, you should still protect yourself in preparation for the worst.  You shouldn’t expect it, but you should protect ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jun 28th, 2013
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Is pain getting in the way of the things you love? Whether it’s a stiff neck from working at a computer or a pulled muscle from spring-cleaning, most topical pain relievers only temporarily mask pain. I’d like to introduce NEW ThermaCare® Col...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jun 28th, 2013
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Research shows that volunteering has significant health benefits over time.  Making a difference in the world by giving back can improve a person’s health.  According to research, a person can improve their emotional well-being and over...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jun 28th, 2013
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I started my role as a mother at a young age.  I didn’t give birth at a young age, but I did take care of my little sister like a mother when our mom was away at work.  I changed her diaper, rocked her to sleep, fed her with a bottle and then...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jun 27th, 2013
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Calling all Central Coast Circus Vargas fans – I am excited to let you know that Circus Vargas is back in San Luis Obispo, from now through July 3rd!!!  Frank and I took the boys to Circus Vargas last year and it was a lot of fun.  We&#...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jun 27th, 2013
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Many Americans dream of the day they enter the retirement years of their years.  If the retirement years are finally here for you, you’re going to want to make sure your money lasts the rest of your life.  You can only estimate how many years you will ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jun 27th, 2013
17 Comments
From left to right (me, Shavaughn, Chick-fil-A Cow, Caroline, Rebecca) Last month, my girlfriends and I had the opportunity to take a road trip to Santa Barbara and experience amazing salads at one of the city’s newest Chick-fil-A restaurants.  W...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Jun 26th, 2013
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I have loved being a part of the Collective Bias family and have actually seen my career as a professional blogger and leader in the social media grow to the point where I am able to work from home while taking care of my family.  I am so excited that ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In DVD Reviews
Jun 25th, 2013
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I received a product sample as a Fox Home Ent Insider.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. For those who loved Kung Fu Panda, I’m excited to let you know that Po is back in an all new DVD – Kung Fu Panda: Lege...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jun 25th, 2013
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Do you love to participate in Twitter parties?  I sure do!  I have compiled a list of Twitter Parties I’ve found for the next two weeks with links to the RSVP pages.  Hope to see you all on Twitter!  Tweet tweet!!! Wednesday, June 26th – 12:00 &#...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jun 25th, 2013
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I received a prize pack for participating in this campaign.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. We are a moving-going family and I am so excited by how many movies are coming out this summer!  On July 5th, Fox Searchlight will...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jun 25th, 2013
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This is a compensated post as part of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. We have a big family (6 kids and 2 adults) and it is so important to keep our family and belongings safe.  That...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Emergency Kit
Jun 24th, 2013
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I am a fan of Energizer and grew up with the Energizer brand in my home.  When I look to batteries, I first grab for the Energizer brand.  That’s why it made it so easy to say yes when I had the opportunity to head to Walmart and  ...
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