Central Coast

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jun 19th, 2020
36 Comments
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Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing about Visiting the California Central Coast in partnership with the Santa Maria Valley Visitors Bureau. I love living here on the California Central Coast. It’s a beautiful part of California and I honestly don’t see myself moving from here anytime soon. I love being near the ocean (about a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Sep 12th, 2019
25 Comments
5271 Views
I love living on the California Central Coast and today, I am sharing about how you can experience wine like never before with the Santa Maria Valley Swirl Machine as part of a sponsored post. Have you heard of Santa Maria Valley? Many people I’ve talked to know Santa Maria Valley for their wines. What […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 28th, 2019
3 Comments
4510 Views
My husband and I have driven up to Cambria and passed Cayucos quite a few times over the past 7 years, and each time, I’ve noticed and pointed out the sign that said Brown Butter Cookie Company. Even though we saw the sign, we’ve never actually visited the store. A month ago, my sister was […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jul 30th, 2018
36 Comments
5193 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 Boating
Mar 16th, 2017
22 Comments
2441 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 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
2 Comments
3725 Views
We love to go RV camping in our family! In our RV, we can travel to different places and feel really comfortable while doing it.  The kids love traveling in the RV because it has a bathroom, a kitchen, TVs and fun places to sleep and hang out! I love traveling in the RV because it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Sep 13th, 2015
26 Comments
5939 Views
This summer, we took our kids to both the Santa Barbara County Fair (located in Santa Maria, California) and the California Mid-State Fair (located in Paso Robles, California). This blog post is going to be all about the Santa Barbara County Fair! While our four older kids went on a camping trip with their grandpa, Frank […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jul 15th, 2015
68 Comments
10924 Views
We live in a small town on the Central Coast and sometimes get a chance to enjoy romantic getaways together. Most recently, we enjoyed the weekend at Avila Beach. We took our RV and were lucky enough to find a spot with full hook-ups for our family RV. It was awesome!  Our RV spot with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
May 2nd, 2015
4 Comments
5160 Views
For the last few years I’ve slowly transitioned into a runner. Do I love to run? No. Well, not when I’m running, but I like the feeling of accomplishment when I’m done. Typically, I try to run a few times a week usually completing 3-mile runs.   But running tends to get boring. That’s why I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
1 Comment
5483 Views
Laguna Lake Park is a nice 375-acre park in San Luis just south of Cerro San Luis Mountain. This park used to have a beautiful 25-acre lake that has now shrunken to look more like a pond, but the ducks are still there and like to be fed. There is also a very nice playground […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
1 Comment
5609 Views
I’m still trying to catch up on my hiking posts from the past few months. Finding the time, as I’m sure we all can attest to, seems harder and harder as the kids get older with all of their extracurricular activities…but I’ll save that for future posts because I digress and need to stay focused […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 23rd, 2015
2 Comments
5764 Views
Riddle me this… Who can run like a Goddess while still here on Earth, drink the nectar of the gods in a place that looks like heaven? Answer:  YOU!!! Wait, what?!?  Now I’ve had the pleasure of participating in a lot of “fun runs,” mud runs, and a half marathon…but THIS run is just what […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
0 Comments
4825 Views
What a way to end 2014! On Christmas day, Russel and I decided to get out and drive…just drive…find our own little adventure. Being kid-free this year it was easy for us to be on the go with no plans or expectations. For those of you who know me, I am always up for a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 16th, 2014
7 Comments
5409 Views
  Each month, a group of us girls get together and go out for a Girl’s Night Out!  It is so much fun!  Originally our group was formed to play Bunco, but with everyone’s busy schedules, it became really difficult to do.  After a few months, we were all missing our monthly get-togethers and decided […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
1 Comment
3833 Views
Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
5419 Views
We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
5609 Views
      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 6th, 2014
36 Comments
5352 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 California
Jun 17th, 2014
1 Comment
2721 Views
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cambria Estate Winery for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love living on the Central Coast!  Not only do I live in a beautiful part of California, but also I am within driving distance of other beautiful areas on the Central Coast.  One […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
0 Comments
7258 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, […]...
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