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By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 24th, 2012
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sharper Image for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What do imagination, creativity, innovation, passion, quality and excitement have in common?  They are all the essential components of the world's most valued consumer products.  Sharper Image has built its reputation on this realization, offerin...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 24th, 2012
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You’ll both laugh and cry when you watch Parental Guidance this holiday season.  Frank and I saw a screening of the movie and we both really enjoyed it a lot!  I think we enjoyed it mostly because we could totally relate (with the exception of not giving our kids sugar).  How often do we as parents […]...
By Shannon Gosney
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Dec 24th, 2012
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of © Blue Shield of California for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Each of us has different priorities in our lives – from school to careers to our children – different elements take precedence at different times.  However, at the top of each of […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 22nd, 2012
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Who loves the smell of freshly brewed coffee? I do, I do!  Who is entertaining family and friends this holiday season?  I am, I am!  Folgers® has added six delicious varieties to their Folgers Gourmet Selections® coffee line.  These dessert-inspired flavors are amazing and include: Vanilla Biscotti, Baked Berry Cobbler, Coconut Cream Pie, Caramel Drizzle, Toasted Hazel...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 22nd, 2012
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I love the holidays – not only because I get to spoil my family and friends, but because I get to cook big meals for them too!  Country Crock makes it easy and healthy to prepare enjoyable dishes for the holidays (and the rest of the year too)!  Country Crock has some yummy recipes that […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Dec 21st, 2012
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The holidays are here, which means more down time and more time to check out some of the new apps and games available for the iPhone and iPad.  Let me introduce to you the adorable Chupa Chups in their new game, Give a Dam!  This game is a lot of fun and easy to play. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 20th, 2012
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Yay!  The holidays are here, so let the entertaining begin!  As we approach the busy holiday season, our schedules quickly fill up with dinner parties and other festive gatherings.  With the parties and gatherings come the cooking, eating and entertaining, and more importantly, the potential of stains.  From spilled wine on the tablecloth to wearing […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Company Reviews
Dec 20th, 2012
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I love this time of year – the season of giving and no stranger to this is Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA).  BGCA and club Alumna, Lucille O’Neal (basketball superstar Shaquilled O’Neal’s Mom) have teamed up to remind us what it truly means to give.  Over the years, the focus of the holidays […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 20th, 2012
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Winter break is here and the kids are home from school.  Their daily activities include playing, reading, watching some television, running around, playing outside, and eating.  Throughout the day, they’re constantly asking, “Mom, can I have a snack?” or “Mom, what can I eat?” or “Mom, what can I drink?”  We don’t typical...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 20th, 2012
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The holidays are here and Nickelodeon wants to celebrate with you and your family!  Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution help preschoolers and kids get in to the Christmas spirit with these familiar themed DVD titles, all available at retailers now! Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure Filled with original songs and ...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 19th, 2012
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I recently learned about the Make-a-Wish Foundation and think it is a pretty amazing program! AT&T has teamed up with Make-A-Wish to sponsor a daily wish from November 23rd through December 20th for children with life-threatening medical conditions. There are many wishes that AT&T has already granted to children up through today. For more information […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Dec 19th, 2012
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The holidays are here and Nestlé Coffee-Mate has some really yummy flavors out for a limited time.  I headed to Walmart and picked up my favorite – French Vanilla – and then a flavor I had not tried before – Peppermint Mocha.  I had the task of creating a coffee drink at home with my favorite […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Dec 19th, 2012
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You know that old school rule, “Don’t play with your food?”  Well, we kind of threw that out the window recently.  We totally played with our food and created cute holiday characters out of our Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets from Sam’s Club!  I didn’t visit our local Sam’s Club, but actually visited a Sam’s […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 19th, 2012
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Christmas is almost here and to count down for this special holiday, we bought the boys Advent Calendars.  They were only 99¢ at Trader Joe’s!  The boys have been having a great time counting down the days and eating their chocolates each day.  Do you have an Advent Calendar tradition in your family? Please link […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 18th, 2012
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I recently learned about the Make-a-Wish Foundation and think it is a pretty amazing program! AT&T has teamed up with Make-A-Wish to sponsor a daily wish from November 23rd through December 20th for children with life-threatening medical conditions. There are many wishes that AT&T has already granted to children up through today. For more information […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 18th, 2012
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Frank and I live on the Central Coast, which is known to many as wine country.  Believe it or not, it wasn’t until recently that I started drinking wine and I love all of the different flavors and varieties.  Wine is great for all sorts of occasions – gatherings with family and friends, media events, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 17th, 2012
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Are you still looking for last minute Christmas gifts and want the best deals around?  If so, then you should check out RetailMeNot for their special Holiday Season deals!  Order via RetailMeNot by Free Shipping Day (12/17) and gifts will arrive by Christmas Eve. How many of us have waited until the last minute to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 17th, 2012
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In our family, we live on a budget and I find that I am constantly saving money with my various store loyalty cards.  Whether for the grocery store, department store, drug store, or even online shopping, I find I get great deals and sometimes even get cash back!  We recently shopped at one of our […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 15th, 2012
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It’s that time of week again! Time to post your giveaways! Feel free to link up your giveaway below or click on the giveaway you are interested in entering! Have a great week everyone! Be sure to enter these giveaways on The Mommy-Files as well: – Holiday Gift Baskets Giveaway (ends December 16th) – Shutterfly […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 15th, 2012
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As a blogger, I am frequently on the Internet. Whether it’s checking my email, writing a post, or researching products and services, the Internet is a necessary part of my day-to-day life. I have to admit that it is really challenging for me when I don’t have access to the Internet. You can only imagine […]...
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