Lifestyle

By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Jun 19th, 2018
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Our oldest daughter just finished her junior year in high school and in May she went to her Junior/Senior Prom with her boyfriend. I was really excited because that meant I could take her prom dress shopping, as well as do her hair and makeup for the dance. Teah is very artistic and didn’t want […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Jun 6th, 2018
39 Comments
473 Views
Growing up, I was constantly teased for my red hair, fair skin and freckles. Being unique and different in my eyes as a kid was a negative thing. Who knew that what I perceived as negative would actually be something that sets me apart from others and makes me special. Now that I’m a mother […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 28th, 2018
58 Comments
1446 Views
If you’ve met me in person, you know something unique about me is not only my red hair, fair skin and freckles, but also the piercings I have. It wasn’t too long ago that I decided to go to Claires and get a third piercing in my ear. I love the diamond studs I have […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 19th, 2018
13 Comments
1608 Views
On the weekends, we are always on the lookout for fun things to do with our kids. This past weekend, we learned about the 9th Annual Free Family Kite Festival that was hosted by the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Santa Maria Valley is home to delicious restaurants, beautiful wineries with vineyards, beaches and a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
Sep 1st, 2017
17 Comments
1805 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
2833 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
3143 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
30 Comments
2595 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
3380 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
43 Comments
2175 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
2955 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
1342 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
3951 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 Health/Beauty
Jun 6th, 2017
1 Comment
117 Views
With a big family like ours, we do a LOT of shopping at Costco! Thank goodness we earn cash back at the end of the year with our Executive Membership and Costco card because we spend a lot of money throughout the year at Costco Wholesale. Growing up, I remember Price Club Warehouse and my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
May 31st, 2017
35 Comments
2453 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
2017 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
2683 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
3375 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
2215 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 […]...
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