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By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
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This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Apr 24th, 2014
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It’s hard to believe that Spring is already here.  With Spring comes more trips to the doctor due to ear infections, colds, allergies, and more.  My kids have health insurance, but I don’t, so when it comes to going to the doctor, it can add up pretty fast.  Thanks to American Well, I can visit […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Apr 23rd, 2014
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I used to blog as a hobby, but now blogging (and social media) has become more of a career.  You’ll find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and even YouTube – not to mention my blog where I publish posts on a regular basis.  My job in social media also requires me to constantly check […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Apr 15th, 2014
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When my boys were little, I was really into scrapbooking.  I mean old school scrapbooking!  You know where you trim and cut the pictures with different scissors, add borders and stickers, adhere the pictures to the pages, add a sheet protector and then bind in album?  Yeah – old school scrapbooking.  In fact, my stepmom […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Apr 4th, 2014
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Keep Good Going is about the idea of perpetuating the personal good that positively affects everyone in your life (your family).  It’s the good you want to pass onto others you care about – […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Mar 21st, 2014
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Last year, I had the opportunity to be a YesVideo Blogger.  It was so awesome learning about the company and their services and even getting a hands on experiences of them myself!  I remember when we had the opportunity to share our videos on Facebook.  That was pretty cool, but I wanted to be able […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
Mar 14th, 2014
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St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and that means time for some fun DIY crafts and projects.  We came up with the DIY St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gifts in a Jar.  It’s fun, creative, yummy and budget-friendly.  Plus, the kids will have a blast as they match up colors, eat candies and see their St. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 26th, 2014
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  Last year I had to travel to Los Angeles to participate in my first mud run and absolutely fell in love with the concepts fun runs.   I am so happy that Run or Dye is coming to the Central Coast in May that I’m tickled pink!   Or shall I say colored pink… What’s Run […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 20th, 2014
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Week 12 was a little disappointing.  Arleena and I were super excited to climb yet another mountain, the Madonna Mountain in San Luis Obispo…You know, the one with the M on the side that you see while driving on the 101 freeway.   We didn’t do the research to find out that the route that’s marked […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 4th, 2014
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I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with this past week’s hike.  Arleena chose for us to hike the Stenner Creek Trail; I think mostly due to being one of the closer and shorter trails on our list. In the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains near Cal Poly, the Stenner Creek Trail is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 29th, 2014
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Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. The […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jan 23rd, 2014
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  As we have yet to experience any winter weather (I promise I’m not trying to rub it in), I am using every opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bear with me as I am trying to catch up on my posts from the last few weeks (I have one more to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jan 4th, 2014
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Over the past year, I have seen my blog grow and blossom.  I’ve had the opportunity to travel, serve as an Ambassador, attend conferences and work with companies that I love and products that I use on a regular basis.  Somehow though, I’ve lost a little bit of that woman who was behind The Mommy-Files. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Dec 16th, 2013
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With the holiday break quickly approaching, I find my social calendar suddenly overflowing.  Are you hosting a party?  Having family visit from out of town? Or are you planning on slowing down this season and spending time at home with your family?  Who knows, you may be doing all of the above!   This is a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 9th, 2013
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With California catching up to the rest of the country’s cold spell, I’m finding it more challenging to go on hikes in the morning when there’s still frost-covered paths.  But I have to say that I am counting my blessings that it’s just the cold wind and the crisp air that I’m contending with.  What […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 5th, 2013
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It is not always easy to find a family game to play that appeals to everyone. One of the most popular is the classic board game that has is a very addicting. It’s called Monopoly—a family favourite—that has stood the test of time and can be played by young and old, male and female. Why […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 5th, 2013
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Today, Frank and I gave a beautiful roll top desk to a friend of ours for her daughter’s birthday.  To my surprise, I found an old Christmas picture of the boys with Santa when we first moved here to California.  You’ll notice that the only one in the picture with his eyes closed is Santa. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 4th, 2013
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Coming out of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I hope that everyone had a fantastic time whether you hosted and event or traveled to be with friends and family.  Our school district takes off a full week, which is good and bad.  I like the freedom, but why must I feel like I have to cram so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 3rd, 2013
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First off, I want to start by saying this was one of the best Thanksgivings ever!!!  It was filled with family, friends, yummy food and memories I’ll keep with me forever.  I felt so happy and blessed this Thanksgiving and it turned out to be one that I’ll never forget…ever!!! Lots of things were happening […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 25th, 2013
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I cannot believe that Christmas is right around the corner!  I remember as a child being so excited for Christmas, and now with children I still get excited.  It’s a different kind of excitement these days.  I want to make long lasting memories and start (or carry on) family traditions.  I remember how much fun […]...
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