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By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Sep 23rd, 2015
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It’s hard to believe that school is already in session, right? With 6 kids, you can just imagine how crazy busy it got shopping for shoes, clothes and supplies! I’m so glad that there are sites like Zappos that make shopping for the back-to-school season easy and fun! As one of the largest online retailers […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Sep 12th, 2015
6 Comments
11294 Views
I remember being little and learning the “Stop, Drop and Roll” technique when a fire happens. I remember the importance of having Smoke Alarms in our home growing up and that continued into adulthood. Now as parents with children of our own, we want to keep them as safe as we possibly can. One such way is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Mar 31st, 2015
28 Comments
6632 Views
I love a clean home, but I just don’t like the process of having to clean it. Unfortunately, we can’t afford to have a housekeeper do it for us, so I have to do what I can to keep it as clean as I can. Every now and again, I get into what I call […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Dec 17th, 2014
19 Comments
4229 Views
Winter is finally here and for many Americans, it’s time to bundle up and stay indoors to keep warm!  Whether you have a favorite quilt to cuddle up in or a wood-burning fireplace to sit in front of, keeping warm during the Winter is key!  To make sure we enjoy a wonderful and cozy winter […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
May 9th, 2014
2 Comments
6154 Views
Are you always on the go?  Do you constantly need reminders to get things done?  Perhaps you’re just looking to organize your home or workspace?  Let me introduce you to the new Home Collection by Post-it® Brand, Scotch® Brand and Command™ Brand.  I love Post-it® products!  I grew up with a family who used Post-it® […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Mar 24th, 2014
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‘Tis the season for Spring Cleaning, right?  I don’t know about you, but cleaning is not one of my strong features.  I like it when the house or laundry or dishes are clean – it’s just the process of getting to that point.  Modere makes it easy and effective to get a clean home. Modere […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Mar 20th, 2014
3 Comments
16122 Views
I will be the first to admit that cleaning is definitely not my favorite thing in life to do.  However, I will also admit that I love a freshly vacuumed floor – especially where I can see the vacuum marks.  Do you know what I’m talking about?  It’s like when I see those, I KNOW […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 15th, 2014
3 Comments
1853 Views
I will be the first to admit that cleaning is not one of my favorite things to do.  I would rather be doing something fun – like playing games with the family, baking or blogging!  I’m sure that I’m not the only one out there who doesn’t like to clean, right? Although we may not […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Mar 14th, 2014
1 Comment
3620 Views
In our family, we love to listen to music!  Whether it’s in the car or at home, you’ll almost always find some sort of music playing throughout the day.  If you or your family loves to listen to music as much as we do, now is the time to go and check out Best Buy! […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Decor
Mar 5th, 2014
3 Comments
3134 Views
It’s that time of year where we start getting into the spring cleaning of our homes.  While we’re cleaning, we may begin to notice furniture and décor that we’d like to update.  Nothing quite livens up our homes like new décor!  This spring, we are hearing things like “grey is the new beige,” “blue is in,” [...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Feb 14th, 2014
11 Comments
3673 Views
  Growing up, I was taught to always stay stocked up on canned foods.  Whether it’s soup, beans, or baking products, I always have a plentiful amount of canned foods in our cupboards.  When I go to the grocery store, I look for the yellow tags, indicating items on sale.  When certain canned goods go […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Feb 9th, 2014
0 Comments
9690 Views
Are you planning any home improvement projects?  I don’t know about you, but when I start looking at home improvement projects online and on Pinterest, the ceilings are often not the first thing on my mind.   Think about it though – worn paint, cracks and outdated textures (i.e. popcorn ceilings) can detract from a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Jan 13th, 2014
21 Comments
3460 Views
The cooler months are here and that means that cold and flu season is here too!  While we can’t always protect our kids from germs at school, there are many things we can do to help reduce bacteria and viruses from the air our family is breathing in our home.  Have you heard of the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Jan 12th, 2014
1 Comment
2225 Views
Your first day of school, first dance, first kiss, wedding day, birth of a child, purchase of a home.  All of these are memorable moments in our lives that many of us look forward to.  Home ownership or renovating a home can seem like a very daunting and impossible task for many Americans.  Many aren’t […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Dec 29th, 2013
2 Comments
2689 Views
‘Tis the season for the windows to be closed and the heat turned on because “Baby, It’s Cold Outside!!!”  With closed windows and increased usage of the heater, we want to make sure our family is breathing in the cleanest air possible.  With the increased usage of the heater, it is more important than ever […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Dec 27th, 2013
1 Comment
4238 Views
This holiday cleaning tips post is brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. This holiday season, we had a LOT of traffic walking in and out of our home.  With holiday luncheons and cookie exchanges to Christmas parties and holiday gatherings, our floors got a lot of use […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Dec 2nd, 2013
2 Comments
4771 Views
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moen, Incorporated for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In our home, we have a pretty busy household and the main bathroom sink is constantly in use.  From washing hands to brushing teeth to washing hair,  we need a faucet that will be sturdy […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 26th, 2013
0 Comments
3118 Views
As an adult with an aging parent or parents, you may be faced with the dilemma of how to respect your parent’s request to continue living at home even though they are no longer able to manage alone. If you live a distance away from them, you’re not able to provide them with the daily […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 25th, 2013
0 Comments
1928 Views
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 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Nov 15th, 2013
8 Comments
3095 Views
The holidays are almost here and there is gonna be a whole lot of baking going on in our home.  Not to mention a running furnace and a lighted, live Christmas tree.  Like many families out there, we’ll be running our heater a lot more to keep everyone inside nice and warm with the weather […]...
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