Holiday Gift Guide

By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Dec 9th, 2014
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  I love to get pampered!  Whether it’s getting a manicure or pedicure, having my hair done or getting a massage, I love to be pampered.  With 6 kids at home, working full-time from home and planning a wedding, it often leaves me with little time to go and get that pampering time I love. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 26th, 2014
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The holidays are here – yay!  Yep, that’s right!  Our Christmas tree is already up.  Frank did an awesome job of putting it up – and let me tell ya, it’s really big!  With less than a month until Christmas, you’re either finishing up your holiday shopping or you’re just barely get started.  Whatever the [&hel...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Education
Nov 24th, 2014
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  My kids love everything LeapFrog. Ever since they were infants we’ve been purchasing their products. In my opinion, LeapFrog continuously puts out quality toys and their latest venture, LeapTV, is no different. We were lucky enough to sample their product. Call me crazy, but I brought home 8 kids one afternoon from school (yes, all […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Nov 21st, 2014
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   When my boys were little, I loved to buy them cute outfits from OshKosh B’gosh!  I would buy overalls, jeans, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 20th, 2014
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I love to watch tv.  Whether it’s watching some of my favorite television shows, movies or even home videos, I love being able to escape our “real life” and sit back and relax and enjoy the show.  I have fond memories of watching the tv with my family when I was younger.  We would eat […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Nov 18th, 2014
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Have you ever heard of Simply Fun?  The first time I was introduced to Simply Fun was when I was living in Seattle, Washington.  I was invited to a party one of my neighbor’s was hosting.  I honestly thought we were going to play games all night and that’s only part of what we did. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Baby Products
Nov 10th, 2014
23 Comments
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I remember how excited I was to celebrate each of my baby‘s first Christmas holidays!  I bought them the cute outfits and cute Santa hats and took lots of pictures of each of them!  Are you celebrating your baby‘s first Christmas or do you know someone who is?  If so, you’ll want to check out […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 7th, 2014
36 Comments
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As a child, I remember how excited I would be when the Christmas catalog would arrive from Toys“R”Us!  I had all the best toy possibilities available at my fingertips, making it super easy to add items to my wish list for Santa!  Now that we have kids of our own, they do the same thing. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 5th, 2014
31 Comments
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I love the holidays…and guess what?  They are finally here – woo hoo!  It’s time for us to start shopping for our six kids, each other and our family and friends.  I know we’ll find great deals at Best Buy this holiday season!  Are you going to take check out the Best Buy Holiday Shopping […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
Nov 2nd, 2014
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We were recently invited to participate in the Panasonic Movember Challenge and knew that Frank would love it!  He loves his grooming tools, especially when they come from Panasonic!  While I love his beard, I also love it when he keeps it maintained.  Thankfully, I don’t have to remind him at all to do that. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Oct 31st, 2014
54 Comments
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My kids love building things – especially cars, planes, boats and more!  We recently received the Mega Bloks SpongeBob Squarepants™ Invisible Boatmobile Rescue and we had a blast putting it together (and then playing with it afterwards)!  Sammy couldn’t wait to get his hands on the vehicle put together and zoom it around the room with Sp...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Oct 5th, 2014
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Can you believe the holidays are almost here?  I can’t believe it!  I love the holidays!  Whether it’s wrapping gifts, baking goodies or hosting parties, the holidays are always filled with family, friends and great memories. Every year, we host an Annual Cookie Exchange and a Holiday Christmas Party.  I need to make sure we […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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DISCLOSURE: I received 2 LeapBands from LeapFrog and Clif Kid Bars for my “Fit Made Fun” MommyParty. All opinions and thoughts are my own. On September 6th, The Mommy-Files participated in a day of “Fit Made Fun” sponsored by LeapFrog and Clif Kid to inspire kids everywhere to get up and active! With its launch […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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Our kids enjoy reading and I’m always on the lookout for new books they would enjoy.  I recently discovered the Ricky Ricotta Series Books and they are so fun for the kids to read.  I know they’re good books when they come from Scholastic!  The series includes four different titles – Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty [&h...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Aug 31st, 2014
32 Comments
5252 Views
We recently had the opportunity to work with LEGO and check out the LEGO Juniors sets.  My 6 year old LOVED the sets!  He was even able to put the sets together on his own.  Pretty sweet, right?   What usually ends up happening when our youngest son gets LEGO sets is that I build […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Jul 8th, 2014
45 Comments
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I can’t believe Sammy is now 6 years old!  He’s growing up so fast!  Each year, we let our kids choose which birthday theme they want for their party.  Sammy chose to have a LEGO theme.  I searched at a few stores and had a hard time finding LEGO party supplies, but Party City had […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Jun 23rd, 2014
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Graduation time is here and students around us (both near and far) are graduating and moving onto bigger things! Graduation is a big deal – whether it be Preschool, Elementary School, High School, College or beyond. At Best Buy, you’ll find a variety of gifts for your grad at great prices! Which persona best describes […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Father's Day
Jun 14th, 2014
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Father’s Day is almost here and it’s time to celebrate the dads in our lives! You’ll find great Father’s Day gift ideas at your local Best Buy. I love shopping at Best Buy and have spent a good amount of time browsing each time I’ve gone. If you don’t want to go to the store […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
May 5th, 2014
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3274 Views
Can you believe that it’s already May? Not to mention the fact that Mother’s Day is around the corner! If you’re like me, you probably still have yet to buy that special mom figure in your life a gift for Mother’s Day. Let’s not forget the family who may be asking you (mom) what you […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Apr 18th, 2014
14 Comments
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Can you believe that Easter is almost here?  When I was a little girl, PEEPS was one of my favorite Easter candies (other than chocolate of course).  As an adult, I still like snacking on PEEPS, as well as decorating with them.  With the inspiration of Wilton products and PEEPS candies, I created PEEP-A-BOO Easter […]...
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