Travel & Events

By Shannon Gosney
In Events
Mar 4th, 2010
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I recently had the opportunity to visit McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant in Downtown Seattle and was thoroughly impressed.  The view was beautiful, the restaurant was inviting, the staff was friendly, and the food was divine!  I visited McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant with my friend Katie for a Girl’s Night Out.  We both were really impressed...
By Shannon Gosney
In Events
Mar 4th, 2010
2 Comments
1428 Views
If you have ever seen the movie, “Fiddler on the Roof (2-Disc Collector’s Edition),” you probably recognize the name Topol. Here is a clip of Topol from the movie. I am super excited that “Fiddler on the Roof” (the Broadway musical) is coming to Seattle in May. In fact, we’re just waiting for tickets to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogger's Easter Swap
Mar 3rd, 2010
63 Comments
2908 Views
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By Shannon Gosney
In Blogger's Valentine's Day Swap
Feb 18th, 2010
8 Comments
1805 Views
So, with the busyness of posting reviews and giveaways, as well as taking care of my family and running the Valentine’s Swap, I failed to post about the wonderful box of goodies I received from my partner (so sorry Launi)!  I had Launi from Gracious Rain and she sent an amazing box of goodies to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogger's Valentine's Day Swap
Feb 10th, 2010
19 Comments
4624 Views
Sorry it’s taken so long to put up this post.   I can’t believe how February is flying by.  Does anybody else feel that way?  I had a blast shopping for my partner and opening up the box of goodies she sent me.  I’m sure you all did as well! Feel free to link up your […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Feb 9th, 2010
9 Comments
1244 Views
Going on vacation can be fun but challenging with little kids.  Here are my 10 tips for creating a fun family vacation! 1) Sing fun songs together with your little ones – Wheels on the bus, She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain, and others 2) Play “I Spy” with your kids on a long road […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Feb 7th, 2010
3 Comments
1777 Views
Many of us are familiar with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, right?  Just a few weeks ago, my husband actually saw the Wienermobile driving through Seattle.  Wow!  Plus, I have a few blogging friends who got to see it live in LA.  I love to hear when companies put together donation campaigns.  Recently, Oscar Mayer teamed […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jan 31st, 2010
8 Comments
1637 Views
Thanks to House Party, I recently had the opportunity to host a DiGiorno Game Day We Believe Pizza Party!  It was so much fun and the pizza was REALLY good!  I’ve never had DiGiorno.  I usually buy the store brand because it’s the least expensive, but DiGiorno tastes just like hand-delivered pizza. We sampled DiGiorno’s […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Jan 15th, 2010
4 Comments
1246 Views
Do you remember the Cookie Exchange I had in December?  It was a great success!  There were 10 people at the Exchange and we had a great time decorating cookies, exchanging cookies, and handing out prizes.  Wilton sent me a wonderful package filled with goodies to use at my Cookie Exchange and all of my […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jan 14th, 2010
384 Comments
14118 Views
If you live in Seattle and love milk, you’ll want to attend the Great Gallon Give happening in Seattle Center this Saturday, January 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  With the start of a New Year, milk processors all over the country want to make it easier for America’s moms to set the table […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jan 12th, 2010
10 Comments
2183 Views
I was reading through Frequently Asked Questions on the BlogHer Site today.  I had planned on working with some companies and another blogger on putting together Swag Bags to hand out at this year’s BlogHer in New York City in August.  However, after reading through some material on their site, it looks like we won’t […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Jan 9th, 2010
21 Comments
2172 Views
I loved going to Disneyland when I was younger.  My mom worked for the company, so we got to go all the time.  It was amazing!  A flood of memories came back to me on our most recent trip to Disneyland.  As we were standing in front of the train station and the Mickey Mouse […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Jan 9th, 2010
9 Comments
1919 Views
I am so excited to go to New York City this year for BlogHer.  I can’t believe how quickly it’s approaching.  I am finding various ways to make money on the side to send me there, as it’s going to cost a good chunk of change.  Being a stay-at-home and a member of a family […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jan 8th, 2010
10 Comments
2106 Views
I haven’t been to Disneyland since I was in high school.  That would be about, oh, 15 years ago!  Yikes!  I was so excited to have the opportunity to go with my husband and two older boys this Christmas season!  Let me tell you, Disneyland is BEAUTIFUL during the holiday season.  There are Christmas decorations […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jan 7th, 2010
7 Comments
2084 Views
In December, a group of us Northwestern bloggers were invited to a fun event at Great Wolf Lodge….as if Great Wolf Lodge isn’t fun all by itself!  It was their annual Snowland Event for the holiday season.  Myself and 14 other bloggers and our families attended the event, ready to have fun! Our family decided […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogger's Valentine's Day Swap
Jan 6th, 2010
13 Comments
1290 Views
Sorry about the confusion earlier! I now have the code for the Blogger’s Valentine’s Day Swap! Apparently, when I try to center it in my post, it throws the whole code off I have installed the button on my blog and it works fine. Please let me know if it still doesn’t work....
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jan 2nd, 2010
7 Comments
1545 Views
I have been so happy to see that more companies are holding blogging events in our beautiful city of Seattle!  If you haven’t been to Seattle, you should make a resolution to visit at least once in your lifetime.  Once you visit, you’ll want to come back for more – trust me!!! In November, I […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogger's Valentine's Day Swap
Dec 28th, 2009
71 Comments
4224 Views
We have our button for the Blogger’s Valentine Swap on The Mommy-Files – yay!!!  Please sign up in a comment saying you are interested in participating in the swap.  Plus, be sure to include the button on your site for others to join in the fun! Include your email address and blog address in the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogger's Santa Swap
Dec 27th, 2009
10 Comments
1500 Views
This was my first Santa Swap and I ended up having 2 partners for the swap – twice the amount of fun!!! I had Laurie from La Vie de Laurie!  She is super cute, as is her blog 🙂 I couldn’t believe the goodies I received in my box from her!  She included Dove chocolates […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Dec 17th, 2009
4 Comments
1496 Views
I am so excited!  I was invited to attend a screening this week in downtown Seattle of the upcoming movie, “The Young Victoria.”  It stars Emily Blunt (Devil Wears Prada) and is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.  The movie is written by Academy Award Winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) and produced by a team including Graham King […]...
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