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By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 4th, 2018
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One of my favorite times during the year is Thanksgiving. I love getting the family together, playing games and watching Christmas movies (and some watching football). Of course there is also the cooking. Lots of cooking! Turkey, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies and more. When I was a kid, I didn’t […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 16th, 2018
16 Comments
412 Views
Today, on Redhead Mom, we are sharing about our Edible Thanksgiving Turkey Craft as part of a partnered post with Voortman Bakery.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year, which is followed by Christmas – my favorite time of the year! I love Thanksgiving because it’s when I get to enjoy food with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Nov 4th, 2018
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In our family, we love to celebrate the different holidays throughout the year. One of those that’s lot of fun for us is Halloween In our family, we have a lot of family traditions and that includes carving pumpkins together. This year, our kids had a great time carving freestyle and with templates. They did […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 25th, 2018
39 Comments
728 Views
Fright Fest 2018 As a family, we enjoy going to amusement parks. One of our favorites is Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. We enjoy it so much that we have annual passes. What’s great about the annual pass is that you can pay it in monthly installments, making it a lot easier on […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
Oct 18th, 2018
24 Comments
761 Views
Today, we’re featuring our DIY Family Name Sign and DIY Happy Halloween art project in partnership with Craft Cuts. As a mother, I strive to provide our children with long lasting, positive memories of us together as a family. With 6 kids, that makes for a lot of memories. Whether it’s traveling somewhere, playing a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Oct 11th, 2018
0 Comments
597 Views
  Today, October 11th, is International Day of the Girl! In celebration of International Day of the Girl — a day that recognizes girls‘ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world — Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products has once again partnered with the Un...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Oct 11th, 2018
1 Comment
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Growing up, I loved everything Disney! My mom worked for the accounting department for Disney, which meant we got to visit Disneyland a LOT! It was awesome! I even celebrated a birthday at Disneyland with some of my friends from school. It was when Beauty and the Beast was popular and it was a huge deal when […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Decor
Sep 20th, 2018
62 Comments
1532 Views
Today, we’re featuring the Scentsy Warmers as part of a partnered post with Jacquelyn Roy of Scentsy. One of my favorite scented warmer brands is Scentsy. In our home, we don’t light scented candles, but we do have Scentsy Warmers around our home! I like to have them in the kitchen and in the bathroom especially. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Sep 5th, 2018
23 Comments
1454 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireYourBold #CollectiveBias In our marriage, spending time with my husband and building our bonds together is necessary to a successful relationship. With a big family and busy schedules, it can become a challenge to find that bonding time […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Aug 30th, 2018
7 Comments
750 Views
This is a partnered post with T.J.Maxx. One of our favorite stores to shop at is T.J.Maxx. I literally feel like each and every time I go there, I end up leaving with some treasure I did not intend to buy! It’s not a bad thing either because at T.J.Maxx, I know I’ll find name […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Education
Aug 23rd, 2018
33 Comments
1077 Views
This is a partnered post with Revolution Math. When I grew up, a lot of the math I did involved memorization. I will proudly say that I was good at it and loved it (well at least once I understood it – ha ha)! Now that I have my own children, it’s a little tougher, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 30th, 2018
36 Comments
1876 Views
It’s the summertime and that means that county fairs are going on all around the country. We recently headed to the Santa Barbara County Fair, which actually takes place in Santa Maria, and it was a lot of fun! We love to take our kids to the fair, but with 6 kids, it can get […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jul 18th, 2018
146 Comments
5298 Views
I love my job! In fact, I’ve been doing it for 10 years (not always full-time, but currently full-time). I love taking pictures and writing and sharing about our experiences with different brands and products, as well as different places we visit and things we do as a blended family. Not to mention our farm […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 2nd, 2018
34 Comments
769 Views
This is a sponsored post with AIHA about teen workplace safety. Summertime is here and teens all over the United States are working jobs to earn some extra cash when they’re not in school full-time. As the 4th of July approaches, the AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association) warns that teen workers are in the midst […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jun 27th, 2018
25 Comments
2026 Views
This year, I turned 39 years old and my amazing husband surprised me with a visit to the Sycamore Mineral Springs in Avila Beach, California. I’d been to the Oasis before – this is a pool filled with warm mineral springs water – but had never been to the hillside hot tubs and had wanted […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Jun 19th, 2018
4 Comments
982 Views
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
2406 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
3058 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
2329 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
2066 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 […]...
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