Events

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 15th, 2014
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I love to bake!  I could bake cupcakes, cakes, and brownies all day long!  Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but I do really love to bake.  Cooking on the other hand.  Well, let’s just say that I let Frank cook more often than naught.  It’s not that I don’t like to cook, because I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
Nov 14th, 2013
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Imagine this.  The baby is relaxing and happy and you have 15 minutes all to yourself.  Gasp!  What would you do if you had an extra 15 minutes to yourself.  I know for me, when my kids were babies, I probably would have been checking my emails or Facebook account.  Maybe I would have been […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 21st, 2013
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Do you like getting dirty?  Wanna feel like a kid again?  I know I do! It’s been a full year since I ran my first (and last) half marathon.  I have checked that off of my bucket list.  What’s next? Let me get this off my chest now, I don’t like running.  There, I said […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Oct 20th, 2013
8 Comments
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Picture courtesy of Monica Young  I have been blogging for over 5 years now and have been to several events representing The Mommy-Files, but none had quite topped the experience I enjoyed recently at Fitcation ‘13.  If you know me, chances are probably pretty dang good that you know I am NOT a fitness guru, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Oct 20th, 2013
6 Comments
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As most of you know, I’m pretty new to the blogging world and social media.  So as you can imagine, I was so thrilled to participate in this past weekend’s Fitcation, which was held right in my backyard of Paso Robles, CA. Leah Segedie of Mamavation created Fitcation with the intension of it being a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Oct 16th, 2013
4 Comments
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This past weekend, I headed up to Paso Robles to participate in a Women’s Event called Fitcation (Fitness + Vacation = Fitcation).  It was SO MUCH FUN!!!  I’ll be writing another post about my experience with it, but until then, here is a brief recap of what I thought about Fitcation....
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Oct 13th, 2013
3 Comments
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Photo courtesy of McDonald’s. I’m a fan and frequent visitor of McDonald’s and was thrilled to receive the invitation for the Field to Restaurant Tour in Salinas, California a few weeks ago.  I have only been on a few farm tours, but have thoroughly enjoyed them all!  The day was packed with activities and food […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Oct 10th, 2013
2 Comments
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I have heard about Fitcation from other bloggers, but this will be my first year attending!  I was especially excited that it’s going to be in Paso Robles this weekend.  There is some fitness and lots of fun scheduled for the weekend!  Some of the activities include shopping and walking around Downtown Paso Robles, enjoying […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Sep 26th, 2013
18 Comments
3519 Views
If you follow my blog or any of my social media channels, you may remember me recently attended an event hosted by the team at Disney Animation Studios! During the event, we had the opportunity to get a sneak peak at one of the newest films coming to theaters this holiday season – Frozen! I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Sep 25th, 2013
5 Comments
3978 Views
Growing up, The Little Mermaid was absolutely one of my favorite movies to watch…and sing along to!  So when I attended an event hosted by the Disney team, I was super excited to meet Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel.  That’s right, I had the opportunity to join other bloggers in a round table interview with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Sep 19th, 2013
21 Comments
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At the beginning of August, I had the opportunity to visit the Animation Research Library in Southern California.  It is housed in a very discreet location.  In fact, we couldn’t even check in to Foursquare – that’s how discreet it was!  The Disney Animation Research Library is so amazing and contains the largest animation collection […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Sep 12th, 2013
11 Comments
3217 Views
A little over a month ago, I was invited to a fun event hosted by Walt Disney Studios.  During that event, I attended a Dinner featuring the new “Little Mermaid” Available at the Disney Store, as well as a brief introduction to the Writers and Directors of the movie – John Musker and Ron Clements. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 27th, 2013
16 Comments
6026 Views
At the beginning of August, I went on a fun trip with Walt Disney Studios Entertainment and met one of the cutest puppies I’ve ever seen.  He was only 10 weeks old and his name was Cooper, but his stage name was Rosebud.  He had the cutest super hero outfit on too!   At the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 15th, 2013
15 Comments
10555 Views
When I was a young, red-headed girl, I loved watching The Little Mermaid!  In fact, I just happened to have a crush on a boy named Eric at my school, so you can imagine how much I loved The Little Mermaid, which had a redhead and a dark-haired prince named Eric.  I knew the words to the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 14th, 2013
14 Comments
6096 Views
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Family Media Trip in Mexico City, Mexico.  This was my first time visiting Mexico City and I was really impressed with the safe feeling of the city and the kid-friendly activities we were introduced to on our trip!  One of the first stops we made was at […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 9th, 2013
18 Comments
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A few days ago, I had the opportunity to attend Disney’s Planes Pre-party and Premiere in Hollywood, California.  It was an amazing experience and one I will never forget!  The Pre-party took place in front of the El Capitan Theater, with a red carpet leading up to the El Capitan Theater itself.  There were games, food, and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Aug 8th, 2013
27 Comments
4388 Views
Can you believe that the Back-to-School Season is already here?  I can’t!  With the Back-to-School Season here, it’s time to go shopping for school supplies and clothes for our 6 kids.  With a big family, we want clothes that are fashionable, reliable and affordable.  That’s why we head to Old Navy for a lot of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Jul 29th, 2013
15 Comments
4965 Views
I am so excited to announce that from August 4th through the 6th, I will be heading down to Los Angeles for a very special Walt Disney Studios Bloggers Trip to celebrate the upcoming release of Planes and The Little Mermaid!  The trip will include the Hollywood Premiere of Planes and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Littl...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Jul 20th, 2013
7 Comments
3042 Views
This year was my first time to attend the Mom 2.0 Summit in Laguna Niguel, California and it was an amazing experience!  I had the opportunity to meet with reps of a variety of brands and learn more about their products and the roles they would like to play with bloggers such as myself.  One […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Jul 19th, 2013
158 Comments
8735 Views
About a month ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Charleston, South Carolina with Bigelow Tea – one of my all-time favorite brands of tea.  South Carolina was one place I had not yet been to, but I was really looking forward to meeting online friends, business associates and the Bigelow Tea family!  On […]...
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