Holiday Gift Guide

By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 18th, 2010
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I love 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and was excited to receive a gorgeous Christmas Holiday Centerpiece for our home.  I even received it just in time for the Cookie Exchange that my stepmom and I hosted!  You can find a variety of holiday gifts and centerpieces at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.  I received the Holiday Lights Centerpiece and it’s absolutely stunning!  […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 18th, 2010
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I LOVE Hickory Farms and have fond memories of their products from my childhood.  I remember going to the Hickory Farms store or stand in the mall during the holiday season, just to buy the Hickory Farms Cheese Ball and Sausage with Crackers.  We’d eat Hickory Farms goodies on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.  I still […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 17th, 2010
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Christmas is a little more than a week away and you may be rushing around town to purchase last minute gifts…or stocking stuffers.  I love buying gifts for people, but when it comes to answering the question, “What do you want for Christmas,” I go blank!  I do love to receive gift baskets, with a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 17th, 2010
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When I was younger, I remember physically going to the store to buy all of my Christmas gifts and then spending lots of money to ship them to family members in different parts of the country.  Now, I am pampered with the option to do most of my holiday shopping online – whether it’s through gift […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 17th, 2010
372 Comments
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I have fallen in love with jewelry and most recently was excited to have the opportunity to review a beautiful Pearl Necklace from Pearl Distributors!  Pearl Distributors has an amazing selection of Pearl Jewelry to choose from. I received a gorgeous White Pearl Necklace from Pearl Distributors!  The necklace is beautiful and is made with AA+ Quality […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Dec 16th, 2010
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On December 14th, Universal Studios Home Entertainment released “Despicable Me” on DVD and Blu-ray.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you have to check it out!  It’s heartwarming and funny – a movie that both kids and their parents will enjoy.  You can purchase “Despicable Me” on DVD and Blu-ray in stores and online. “‘Despicable [&...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 16th, 2010
406 Comments
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I remember being little and wanting to buy my dad something for Christmas.  I had no idea what he wanted and what I could buy him with the little money I had.  When I asked him, his answer surprised me.  He told me that I could make him a gift and that he loved homemade […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 16th, 2010
28 Comments
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As a busy mom of 3 boys, I have TONS of opportunities to photograph my little guys in action!  I am excited to be working with Kodak Gallery and Mom It Forward to promote our favorite Kodak Moments from 2010.  I have so many favorite pictures that it was hard to choose just one.  So I […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Dec 16th, 2010
225 Comments
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My boys love watching “Chuggington” and I am proud to be a Chugginton Conductor on The Mommy-Files!  Thanks to the Chuggington Team, we recently received 2 traintacular items – Delivery Day and a Chuggington Matching Game. The Chuggington Matching Game is the classic game of picture matching, now featuring the colorful trains from Chuggington!  Flip [...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 15th, 2010
639 Comments
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‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings and lots of baking!!  I am definitely a social butterfly and love to host parties and gatherings of family and friends….just ask any of my family or friends.  I most recently hosted a Cookie Exchange and had a blast doing it! When planning a holiday gatherings for family and friends, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 15th, 2010
7 Comments
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Last year was the first time I hosted a Cookie Exchange with Wilton and it was a blast.  This year was amazing!!  With the help of my stepmom, it was truly a success.  We had 22 people in attendance and everyone had a great time!  It was awesome seeing the different cookies that the women […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 15th, 2010
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I was so excited to be invited to the Ultimate Hershey’s Experience.  However, I was hosting a Cookie Exchange on the same day as the event and it was something I had been planning for months, so was unable to attend the Hershey’s Blogger Event.  I still have a goal to visit Hershey, Pennsylvania some day though!  […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 15th, 2010
558 Comments
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The holidays are here and the oven is working double-time, not to mention my mixer!  I am proud to be one of four bloggers participating in the NESTLÉ Family Holiday Exchange for 2010.  This is the second of 5 fun giveaways that NESTLÉ is promoting this holiday season on The Mommy-Files.  With the holidays comes […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 14th, 2010
282 Comments
10337 Views
Back in March, I served as a Rice Krispies Ambassador and created a Springtime Treat on The Mommy-Files!  I was excited when The Motherhood asked me to participate in a Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday Recipe Box Challenge.  I, along with 30 other bloggers (Rice Krispies Brand Ambassadors) were asked to create our own unique Kellogg’s […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 13th, 2010
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We had a blast at the Cookie Exchange that my stepmom and I hosted.  At the Cookie Exchange, each guest took home a Peppermint Bark Treat and a Cocoa Cone.  The women really liked them and couldn’t believe how easy the Cocoa Cones were to put together.  There are so many holiday decorating and gift […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 13th, 2010
6 Comments
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I love working with Wilton and recently had the opportunity to host a Cookie Exchange, featuring many Wilton products.  At the Cookie Exchange, each guest took home a Peppermint Bark treat, which I put together with the help of the Wilton Holiday Peppermint Bark Kit.  It was easy and fun and I have to admit, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 11th, 2010
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I have fond memories of Avon growing up. I remember the products being affordable and fun!  I loved it when my mom bought us girls the flavored lip balms and the tall, pink bottle of bubble bath.  That was the best bubble bath I’ve ever used, as of today.  It’s not surprising that many look […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 7th, 2010
335 Comments
10249 Views
I have loved working with Hershey’s and with Christmas right around the corner, I’m sure that Santa is stocking up on Hershey’s goodies for the boys’ stockings!  Hershey’s has different treats for the holiday season, including Rolo Reindeer Cane, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Santa, Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme Nutcracker...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 6th, 2010
326 Comments
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I love working with NESTLÉ and was thrilled when they asked me to be one of four bloggers participating in the Holiday Exchange blog campaign!  If you haven’t checked out the NESTLÉ Family Holiday Celebrations website, you should do so today!  The site was created to help Moms (and dads of course) find tips, tools […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 4th, 2010
243 Comments
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I grew up with Orville Redenbacher’s products.  I remember my parents pouring kernels from the plastic Orville Redenbacher’s container into the Popcorn Air Popper.  The popcorn always tasted so fresh.  Now that I have a family of my own, I don’t use the Air Popper, but use the Orville Redenbacher’s Microwave Popcorn.  Our favorite brand [&hellip...
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