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By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Feb 14th, 2014
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  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
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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   Think about it though – worn paint, cracks and outdated textures (i.e. popcorn ceilings) can detract from a […]...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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Nov 15th, 2013
8 Comments
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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 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Nov 14th, 2013
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The holidays are just around the corner and I’m already finding myself super busy (which I love by the way) with family, school activities and work.  I am now lucky enough to have an amazing man living with us who helps out with chores around the house.  He does things I don’t like or know […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Nov 1st, 2013
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I love the Fall and holiday seasons and can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again!  KitchenAid® is one of my favorite appliance brands in our kitchen.  I use our KitchenAid® for practically all of my baking and mixing needs and love it!  I have the KitchenAid® Stand-Up Mixer Empire Red 5 Quart Mixer and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Oct 28th, 2013
8 Comments
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 Ok, don’t hate me, but it wasn’t until this past weekend that it started getting chilly here on the Central Coast of California.  I mostly grew up in South Carolina where they have recognizable seasons, and while I listen to the news and hear about all the cold weather my nostrils are filled with the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Oct 24th, 2013
9 Comments
3277 Views
Laundry, laundry, go away.  Won’t you stay away for at least a day?  I don’t know about you, but I find that in our home, there is ALWAYS laundry!  As soon as I think it’s all done and I’m caught up – BAM – more laundry to wash!  I actually find it relaxing to sort […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Oct 16th, 2013
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Orlando, Florida has been booming over the past 40 years. The construction of Disney World, Universal Studios, and several other tourist attractions has brought in trillions of dollars to the city of Orlando and the surrounding communities. Orlando is quite a diverse place and relatively low cost, with some communities offering affordable homes in the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Fun
Oct 9th, 2013
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Hope everyone is having a great week! Check out the latest vlog on some really cute Harvest decorations I picked up, as well as how I store my birthday cards....
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Sep 1st, 2013
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13899 Views
I remember seeing the ARM & HAMMER™ symbol in our kitchen cupboards and refrigerator when I was a kid.  Now my kids find the ARM & HAMMER™ symbol in our kitchen cupboards, refrigerator, and bathroom.  Yep – I said bathroom!  I’m excited to be joining a group of bloggers in an ARM & HAMMER™ Influencer Network over th...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Aug 8th, 2013
4 Comments
7253 Views
Many men underestimate the importance of having properly ironed clothes. A wrinkly shirt or ruffled pair of pants could surely make a bad first impression. It could be a key factor in whether someone gets that job promotion that they have been eyeing for months. Here are some tips for ironing mens clothing.  Necessary equipment […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Jun 20th, 2013
8 Comments
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This summer, we will definitely have a full house – six kids and two adults that is.  That means there will be food spilled and dirt tracked through the house.  Oh and I forgot one more thing – our house has white carpets.  Yeah, not what we chose, but older people without kids lived here […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cleaning Review
May 29th, 2013
9 Comments
3479 Views
This is a sponsored opportunity with our friends at Finish Quantum. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. I love to eat and a hearty breakfast is one of my favorites! While it is filling and delicious, it can often times be especially hard to clean off the dishes. So, when I was […]...
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