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By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
Sep 1st, 2017
15 Comments
874 Views
I love babies and I love baby showers! I love to throw and attend baby showers! But what happens if an expecting mom already has kids? My personal belief is that every baby should have a shower and be celebrated…and so should the expecting mommy. If you’re looking to throw a baby shower for an […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Aug 8th, 2017
35 Comments
1249 Views
It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the kids are gonna be going back to school soon. We had a good summer with the kids and while we know summer can’t last forever, it’s time to face reality and get ready to go back to school. The start of the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Jul 26th, 2017
58 Comments
1343 Views
This post was sponsored by Ling Ling and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do you ever feel like you’re making the same meals over and over again and want to try something new? Or perhaps you have a favorite food and would love to try more products from the brand? In […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jul 13th, 2017
28 Comments
2056 Views
This post was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Living in California, we are super lucky to have easy access to Hass Avocados in many of our local grocery stores. In fact, there are properties near […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jul 12th, 2017
50 Comments
1963 Views
      It’s so hard to believe that 20 years ago, I graduated from high school! Ack! That’s literally two decades ago. Holy crap! Two decades and one blended family later, here I am – ready to attend my 20 Year High School Reunion. Damn, I FEEL like I SOUND like I’m OLD!! Anyone […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jul 12th, 2017
42 Comments
1024 Views
Last summer, we went camping at Lake Lopez in Arroyo Grande, California and discovered Mustang Waterpark. We actually rode our bikes from our RV camping site to Mustang Waterpark and even bought season passes for our entire family! We went a few times and had a blast. While it wasn’t as big as other water […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Jul 5th, 2017
43 Comments
1308 Views
As of this month, I’ve been blogging for 9 years (woo hoo!) and I’ve loved the experiences I’ve gained from it, as well as the ways in which I’ve been able to help provide for my family. I also have loved the brands I’ve worked with and the friends I’ve made along the way. As […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 9th, 2017
27 Comments
690 Views
I’ve been blogging for almost 9 years and have been to Mom 2.0 Summit four different times (including this year in Orlando, Florida). I’ve been to Laguna Niguel twice, Atlanta and Orlando. Next year, Mom 2.0 will be in Los Angeles and I’m so excited to go because it’s within driving distance! I love reuniting with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 7th, 2017
117 Comments
3250 Views
It’s so hard to believe that I’m going on 9 years of blogging now. I started my blog in July of 2008. It was my outlet to connecting with other stay-at-home moms who had babies at home. I’ve always loved to write, but never imagined making a career out of it. Heck, when I was […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
May 31st, 2017
35 Comments
1919 Views
From the moment a woman finds out she’s going to be a mother, a wide array of emotions go into effect. There is happiness, excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, fear and the desire to prepare for baby. One of the things many expectant mothers look forward to is the Baby Shower. What a great way to feel the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
May 15th, 2017
65 Comments
1673 Views
Recycling, carpooling, community cleanup, saving water – these are all ways we strive to help the environment and our community, but do we really think about how we can help by saving energy? I remember growing up in California and being encouraged by my parents to “turn the lights off.” I never really thought about why […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
Apr 14th, 2017
43 Comments
2339 Views
The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. Growing up, watching […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Mar 26th, 2017
47 Comments
2876 Views
I remember heading to Girl Scout camp when I was a kid. I have great memories of summer camp, including those of nature, making new friends and enjoying new experiences. This past year, my parents found a great summer camp to send Brian, Dallen and Sam to and they were super excited! It was a great […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Mar 24th, 2017
28 Comments
1787 Views
One of the many things I love about my husband is his shared love for cruising and traveling. While we don’t travel as often as some bloggers out there, we do enjoy our yearly getaway (usually lasting about a week or so). Last year, we took a cruise via the Carnival Conquest to the Western […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Boating
Mar 16th, 2017
22 Comments
1282 Views
After quite a few cold and rainy weekends, we finally had a gorgeous weekend where the weather was perfect for some time on the lake! Last Saturday, we headed out to Lake Lopez with our boat and it was a great day! All 6 of our kids love going out on the boat and are […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Mar 1st, 2017
40 Comments
2493 Views
Yesterday, February 28th, was our 2 year wedding anniversary. While we’ve been together for 5 years (since January 2012), we’ve only been married for 2 years, but it’s been a great 2 years overall! Frank proposed to me on Thanksgiving Day in 2013 and we later booked our cruise wedding aboard the Carnival Miracle for […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Feb 15th, 2017
32 Comments
3314 Views
On our most recent cruises (last summer), Frank and I cruised on the Carnival Conquest. It was a really nice ship and we had a lot of fun, as well as relaxed a bunch on our trip. One of the ports we stopped in was Cozumel, Mexico. While I took Geography in high school, I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Feb 7th, 2017
3 Comments
1904 Views
I’m a T.J.Maxx & Marshalls blogger and am compensated for this post. All opinions are mine. It’s the beginning of the year and a lot of us are trying to get our homes more organized. While it may be easy to say we’d like our homes organized, it’s more of a challenge to actually do […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Community
Jan 30th, 2017
18 Comments
2020 Views
This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are mine. As a blogger, I have the opportunity to share about a lot of things – including brands and products that I love. I absolutely love it when companies reach out and try to help the community. Recently, I learned about how Scotties Facial Tissues are welcoming […]...
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