Central Coast

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 28th, 2019
3 Comments
1289 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
Mar 26th, 2017
47 Comments
4690 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 California
Oct 5th, 2016
2 Comments
3353 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
5586 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
10480 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 Food
Jun 20th, 2015
20 Comments
6275 Views
I love a good steak and Outback Steakhouse is one of my favorite places to eat! Frank and I recently headed to Outback Steakhouse for dinner and found ourselves with some amazing steaks. The customer service and quality of food was great and we left feeling like we definitely return to that Outback Steakhouse! We […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
1 Comment
5143 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
5445 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 Food
Jan 15th, 2015
22 Comments
7601 Views
Last year, Frank and I were introduced to a great restaurant here in town.  I honestly never even knew it was there until my dad told me how good the food and service were!  And boy was he right!!!  We were very impressed with California Grill in Nipomo.  It is a clean restaurant with a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
0 Comments
4468 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
5018 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 Frank Gurnee
In Halloween
Nov 6th, 2014
23 Comments
3289 Views
The weekend before Halloween, Shannon and I decided to take our 6 kids to Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo Beach.  This was the first time we all had been to this city activity.  We got all 6 of our kids dressed in their Halloween costumes and headed to the activity. When we got there, […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Oct 4th, 2014
0 Comments
4521 Views
The past few years, I have loved selling (and shopping) at Moo La La Consignment on the Central Coast.  It was so easy listing the items for sale and then printing out the tags and dropping off the items.  This year, unfortunately we were unable to sell anything because we had some family things going […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 6th, 2014
36 Comments
4648 Views
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 Paso Robles.  it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jun 17th, 2014
1 Comment
2415 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 California
Apr 4th, 2014
1 Comment
2987 Views
I love to save money, but I also like to get quality items for the money I do spend.  When it comes to selling (or even buying), I love to consign!  I am so lucky to have the Moo La La Boutique here on the Central Coast!  It’s a great event where members of the community sell […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 19th, 2013
5 Comments
1810 Views
Have you ever been to the Central Coast?  It’s beautiful here!  One of the cities we live near is called Pismo Beach – very popular with both Central Coast residents and tourists.  Each holiday season, the city of Pismo Beach decorates their Clam Statues to represent that time of the year (or special event).  For […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 13th, 2013
4 Comments
1921 Views
We live on the Central Coast and have a few Flea Markets near us – in Santa Maria, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo.  Frank and I have been to the one in San Luis Obispo once before (at the drive-in location), but it was right before they closed down on Sunday.  So we thought we […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Oct 3rd, 2013
0 Comments
1813 Views
I love being a part of the Social Fabric community and am participating in the #LuvSoFab Photo-A-Day Challenge.  While I post the photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, I thought it would also to be fun to post them on The Mommy-Files as well!  Check out my photos with “Hay.”  It was when I went […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
Oct 1st, 2013
0 Comments
6520 Views
Do you live on or near the Central Coast?  This weekend, Moo La La Boutique will be having it’s Semi-Annual Sale in Santa Maria, California.  This is my second time consigning with Moo La La because I had an amazing experience earlier this year!  Not only is it beneficial to sell items through consignment, but […]...
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