Travel & Events

By Shannon Gurnee
In Home Reviews
Aug 13th, 2018
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This is a partnered post with T.J.Maxx. One of our favorite stores to shop at is T.J.Maxx! They have so many items from name brands at super affordable prices! T.J.Maxx makes it possible to travel in style with their cute name brand clothes, shoes and even beauty supplies (including name brand makeup). At, TJMaxx.com, you’ll find […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 30th, 2018
36 Comments
1257 Views
It’s the summertime and that means that county fairs are going on all around the country. We recently headed to the Santa Barbara County Fair, which actually takes place in Santa Maria, and it was a lot of fun! We love to take our kids to the fair, but with 6 kids, it can get […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 13th, 2018
47 Comments
1345 Views
When it comes to amusement parks, our family loves to go to Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. In fact, we pay a monthly fee so that we have passes throughout the year and can go anytime we want. With our passes, we can go to several Six Flags Magic Mountain locations around the U.S., as […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jun 27th, 2018
24 Comments
1683 Views
This year, I turned 39 years old and my amazing husband surprised me with a visit to the Sycamore Mineral Springs in Avila Beach, California. I’d been to the Oasis before – this is a pool filled with warm mineral springs water – but had never been to the hillside hot tubs and had wanted […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 19th, 2018
13 Comments
1955 Views
On the weekends, we are always on the lookout for fun things to do with our kids. This past weekend, we learned about the 9th Annual Free Family Kite Festival that was hosted by the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Santa Maria Valley is home to delicious restaurants, beautiful wineries with vineyards, beaches and a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Jul 26th, 2017
59 Comments
3948 Views
This post was sponsored by Ling Ling and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do you ever feel like you’re making the same meals over and over again and want to try something new? Or perhaps you have a favorite food and would love to try more products from the brand? In […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jul 12th, 2017
43 Comments
2510 Views
Last summer, we went camping at Lake Lopez in Arroyo Grande, California and discovered Mustang Waterpark. We actually rode our bikes from our RV camping site to Mustang Waterpark and even bought season passes for our entire family! We went a few times and had a blast. While it wasn’t as big as other water […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 10th, 2017
65 Comments
3856 Views
In my life, I’ve had the option of flying First Class a total of three times. All three times, I had the opportunity to upgrade my seat to a first class seat. I did not pay the expensive rate you pay when you first book, nor did I receive an upgrade because of a credit […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Jul 5th, 2017
43 Comments
3514 Views
As of this month, I’ve been blogging for 9 years (woo hoo!) and I’ve loved the experiences I’ve gained from it, as well as the ways in which I’ve been able to help provide for my family. I also have loved the brands I’ve worked with and the friends I’ve made along the way. As […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Las Vegas
Jun 14th, 2017
55 Comments
3725 Views
Have you ever soared 500 feet above Vegas on the VooDoo ZipLine? Well, we have! Frank and I love to take road trips to Vegas and we’ve been a lot of times, but our most recent trip included an experience of Vegas unlike any of our other trips…from 500 feet above ground on the VooDoo […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home Reviews
Jun 14th, 2017
22 Comments
1948 Views
It’s summertime and that means it’s time to travel and keep your houseguests comfortable when they drop by for a long or short visit. In our home, it is definitely a challenge sometimes, but it is doable. With our blended family of 8, including 6 kids, we have 3 bedrooms, but we still manage to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Jun 12th, 2017
319 Comments
18239 Views
  Ever since I was a kid, flying in a plane has made me nervous. I honestly think it’s a number of things, including being scared of heights, having no control over the plane and not really understanding how a huge plane can stay in the air thousands of feet off the ground. Even though […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 9th, 2017
27 Comments
1694 Views
I’ve been blogging for almost 9 years and have been to Mom 2.0 Summit four different times (including this year in Orlando, Florida). I’ve been to Laguna Niguel twice, Atlanta and Orlando. Next year, Mom 2.0 will be in Los Angeles and I’m so excited to go because it’s within driving distance! I love reuniting with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cancun
May 28th, 2017
53 Comments
4491 Views
Accommodations were provided at The Grand at Moon Palace Resort. All opinions are mine.   A few weeks ago, Frank and I headed to the beautiful city of Cancun, Mexico for a week. I had been to Cancun once before for a FAM trip I was invited to attend where I visited Moon Palace. I was […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
May 26th, 2017
39 Comments
1740 Views
This post is sponsored by Neutrogena.  All opinions are mine.   Memorial Day is almost here and it marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season. Being a redhead, I have VERY fairy skin! I feel like I burn just looking at the sun! Heck, some people have joked that I burn just standing […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Anaheim
Apr 23rd, 2017
34 Comments
2997 Views
This is a partnered post with Great Wolf Lodge. All opinions are mine. When my 3 boys were little, I had the opportunity to take them to Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington and they had so much fun! It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Great Wolf Lodge, so you can […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Pennsylvania
Apr 15th, 2017
25 Comments
2667 Views
This post was sponsored by Sands Bethlehem as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Life can get pretty busy with our family of eight, but one thing we love to do as a family is travel to new places. In fact, we purchased […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Mar 26th, 2017
47 Comments
3511 Views
I remember heading to Girl Scout camp when I was a kid. I have great memories of summer camp, including those of nature, making new friends and enjoying new experiences. This past year, my parents found a great summer camp to send Brian, Dallen and Sam to and they were super excited! It was a great […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Mar 24th, 2017
28 Comments
2338 Views
One of the many things I love about my husband is his shared love for cruising and traveling. While we don’t travel as often as some bloggers out there, we do enjoy our yearly getaway (usually lasting about a week or so). Last year, we took a cruise via the Carnival Conquest to the Western […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Boating
Mar 16th, 2017
22 Comments
1766 Views
After quite a few cold and rainy weekends, we finally had a gorgeous weekend where the weather was perfect for some time on the lake! Last Saturday, we headed out to Lake Lopez with our boat and it was a great day! All 6 of our kids love going out on the boat and are […]...
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