Events

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 19th, 2018
13 Comments
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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
4979 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 Blogging Conferences
Jul 5th, 2017
43 Comments
5975 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 Blogging Conferences
Jun 12th, 2017
320 Comments
30062 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 I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Jun 9th, 2017
27 Comments
3242 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 Blogger's Easter Swap
May 4th, 2016
19 Comments
2937 Views
One of my favorite things to do as a kid was swim in the pool where my dad and stepmom lived when I was growing up. I would dive for diving eggs, do handstands under the water, play with the pool floats and lay by the pool. There are so many memories I have of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Nov 26th, 2015
1 Comment
2873 Views
It’s been quite some time since I’ve been to a blogger event and I was really excited to attend the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards Ride-n-Drive Blogger Event, thanks to iConnect! I love cars and this event was full of them – brand new, smooth-riding, comfy-driving cars who were the finalists of the Kelley […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Nov 8th, 2015
3 Comments
3478 Views
This post is sponsored by iConnect Influencer Management and Kelley Blue Book. While travel expenses were provided, all opinions remain my own. I love to drive! Whether it’s running errands, traveling, or driving around just because – I love to drive! This week, I’ll be traveling to Irvine, California to attend a blogger event where […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Oct 30th, 2015
2 Comments
2726 Views
Can you believe how close Christmas is? It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the lights, songs, and general feeling of happiness and love that goes with it! This year, Frank and I will be taking our 6 kids to check out Knott’s Merry Farm. They are going to have a blast! While […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Dec 29th, 2014
13 Comments
5788 Views
   Last year, I had the opportunity to attend SoFabCon for the first time.  I had wanted to go to SoFabCon 13, but just couldn’t make the finances work.  So when I had the opportunity SoFabCon in May, I jumped on it and was so excited as I’d heard awesome things about the conference the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Aug 29th, 2014
40 Comments
6768 Views
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for 6 years, but I still love it as much now as when I started!  Blogging has given me the opportunity to share my thoughts, experiences and voices with family and friends online and in social media.  It’s also given me the chance to travel and make […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 6th, 2014
36 Comments
4717 Views
Affiliate link included. Last year, I attended my very first Fitcation Event (now known as ShiftCon).  It was an awesome experience and nothing quite like I thought it would be!  Part of the Fitcation experience involves exploring the region the conference was located in.  Last year, it was located on the California Central Coast in […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Jul 14th, 2014
36 Comments
5873 Views
I love to travel and love living in California!  Do you know what I love even more?  Traveling to different beautiful places within the state of California!  Last year, I had the opportunity to check out the newly renovated Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.  Let me tell you – it’s a gorgeous hotel […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
May 29th, 2014
11 Comments
3945 Views
I am so excited to be working with the Wilton Team again. I loved being one of the original Wilton Moms and am continuing with Wilton as a member of their Sweet Treat Team. While I am by no means a professional when it comes to cake decorating, I do have a passion for making […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
0 Comments
7046 Views
  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Apr 13th, 2014
7 Comments
2769 Views
A little less than a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend the 365 Days of California Strawberries Farm & Culinary Event with a group of other bloggers.  I love that my family and I were able to drive to and participate in the event.  One of my favorite things about living on the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Apr 10th, 2014
2 Comments
8306 Views
I hope you’re ready to talk Christmas time, because I have something you’ll want to hear about! Wait, I know it’s not even Easter and please put that shoe down you’re ready to throw at me! The Mommy Files was kind enough to send me in her place to gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia to check […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Apr 3rd, 2014
2 Comments
3953 Views
Last year, I was invited to attend Fit Blog LA.  Let me tell you – I had so much fun!  Not only did I get to hang out with friends, but I also had the opportunity to learn about health and fitness and take home some pretty awesome goodies with me! The Meet & Tweet […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Mar 1st, 2014
15 Comments
7245 Views
We all hear about how getting a good night‘s sleep is so important for each of us.  It not only affects our health, but also affects our emotions and how we handle tasks and challenges throughout the day.  I must admit that I am not one who is very good at getting a good night‘s […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Feb 26th, 2014
14 Comments
5921 Views
Thanks to Mom Central, I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 Sprint Blogger’s Event in the Bay Area.  I headed to the Sprint Collaboration Center in Burlingame, California and hung out with bloggers (like Margaret of Margs World, Dawn from Mama Harris’ Kitchen and Emelia of Half Crazy Mama) and the Sprint team.  We […]...
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