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By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 31st, 2012
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Our family loves Johnsonville Sausage.  In fact, just the other day I made breakfast, which included eggs, sausage and pancakes.  One of our children said, “This is the best sausage I’ve ever had!”  He was definitely right! I had the opportunity to host a Johnsonville / Ore Ida Holiday Cooking Party and made the Amazing […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Events
Dec 31st, 2012
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“Wish they all could be California girls……”  I’m a California girl through and through – and even more so a Southern California girl.  I grew up in Southern California, near the big city of Los Angeles – the city where many things can happen!  You’ll find all kinds of things to do with your family […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 31st, 2012
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Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps Our kids love to play video games and we love it when the games get them up and moving around.  We can count on Just […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 31st, 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: – Parental Guidance Prize Pack Giveaway (ends January 6th) – Folgers Gourmet […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Movie Review
Dec 31st, 2012
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2012 marked an awesome year for Walt Disney Studios – releasing films such as Brave, Wreck-It-Ralph, The Avengers, and Lincoln, among many other titles!  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the Brave Disney Pixar Event with an amazing group of bloggers and an awesome PR Rep.  It was the first event I have attended and I definitely hope [&hell...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 30th, 2012
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Life as we know it can change overnight – with little or no warning, our family’s welfare and financial security could be put at risk unexpectedly.  While we have no control over the acts of Mother Nature, we do have control over our family’s financial security and well-being.  As a mother, I want to ensure […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health/Beauty
Dec 30th, 2012
4 Comments
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This past November of 2012, Touchstone Crystal Division of Swarovski announced the “Holiday Hurricane Rebound” Campaign to Support East Coast Entrepreneurs.  This campaign supports its independent entrepreneurs on the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  According to the group, approximately 250 of the entrepreneurs who depend on income generated from in-home party...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 30th, 2012
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As our children get older, we start looking more closely at saving for college and retirement.  Being a work-at-home parent makes it even more necessary to start setting aside money for our future, as I don’t have an employer doing it for me.  Like many Americans, living paycheck to paycheck can make it difficult to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Budgeting
Dec 28th, 2012
2 Comments
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Growing up, my dad taught me about earning money and saving money.  We would earn an allowance and each time we came up on “pay day,” we set aside a certain amount that would go into savings.  This was back in the day when we would actually go into the bank to make a deposit […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 28th, 2012
84 Comments
5398 Views
Growing up, I really enjoyed playing outside and riding my scooter and bike were at the top of the list!  Our kids enjoy playing outside as well and LOVE to ride their scooters!  They were really excited to see they had a new scooter to try out – the Radio Flyer Shockwave.  With school back […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Dec 28th, 2012
2 Comments
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I have been writing on my blog for almost 5 years and most of what I have learned has been through trial and error.   Now I am working full-time on my site and in Social Media and am LOVING every minute of it!  There is still so much to learn!  That is why I am […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Dec 28th, 2012
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Wedding planning can be tons of fun, but can also be quite stressful for the bride and her friends and family who might not know exactly what they are doing! Introduce Wedding Planning for Dummies, written by Celebrity Wedding Planner, Marcy Blum. In Wedding Planning for Dummies, you will learn to (1) Plan a memorable […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 28th, 2012
111 Comments
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What are you doing this Christmas break?  If you are like many other Americans out there, you’ll be going to the movie theaters to check out some of the most awesome movies of the year!  One of those movies includes Les Misérables from Universal Pictures – arriving in theaters on Christmas Day. About Les Misérables […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 27th, 2012
11 Comments
4141 Views
Who loves cake and ice cream?  How about an ice cream cake?  This holiday season, Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering a new lineup of dome-shaped ice cream cakes!  These holiday cakes make for perfect gifts or yummy additions to any holiday party.  You can customize each cake by choosing your […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Dec 26th, 2012
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Arriving at Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood. I received a green “Grinchmas” bag for attending the media event.  Here we’re getting ready to go into the park. Do you love Universal Studios Hollywood?  How about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?  Through December 31st, 2012, Universal Studios Hollywood will be celebrating Grinchmas!  I was fortun...
By Shannon Gosney
In Electronics Review
Dec 24th, 2012
2 Comments
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Do you enjoy going on a bike rides or road trips?  Do you want to record these memories in action safely?  Then you definitely want to check out the Action Shot Camera.  The Action Shot Camera is great for those who love to live and play on the edge and want to capture their action-packed […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 24th, 2012
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This holiday season, sweeten your travels by staying at Omni Hotels & Resorts and enjoy surprising holiday packages!  Omni Hotels & Resorts has added a treat with an element of surprise as part of its new holiday offering.  Guests who book the luxury hotel brand’s new “Stocking Stuffer Surprise” package will get a 20 percent […]...
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
279 Comments
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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
In Recent Posts
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 […]...
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