Christmas

By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 27th, 2018
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It’s so hard to believe that it’s already that time of year. Ya know – that time of year when we’re cooking, baking, cleaning, decorating, shopping, wrapping, watching Holiday movies and singing Christmas songs. Not to mention filling our tummies with all sorts of yummy goodies and treats! I love this time of year because […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Oct 26th, 2017
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This is a partnered post with the creators of Oliver the Ornament. I love Christmas! The music, decorations, wrapping paper, gifts, the ornaments…all of these I look forward to with the Christmas season. Even though it’s October, I’m starting to see Christmas goodies in the stores. You know what else October is? It’s National Bullying Preve...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Jan 3rd, 2017
27 Comments
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It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2017, but it’s really here! This Christmas was an awesome one! Our kids were so happy and thankful, as was I. If you know me or follow my social media channels, you know I love the color purple. This holiday season, my husband and I were shopping at […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Dec 21st, 2016
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This happens every year… you get invited to an ugly holiday sweater party, but don’t have anything to wear. I know I’ve been in this position before and it can be stressful trying to find that perfect ugly sweater to show off!  Stress no more! This season, T.J.Maxx & Marshalls are offering a variety of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday
Nov 19th, 2016
3 Comments
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This review was made possible by iConnect and Febreze.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. It’s that time of year – my favorite time of year! Time to spread some holiday cheer – woo hoo! Febreze is here to spread cheer and freshness all season long, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
Dec 1st, 2015
32 Comments
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I remember when I was a kid, our mom would put out a Sandy Candy Jar filled with Hershey’s Kisses at Christmas time. They were the red and green holiday ones! It was something I literally looked forward to every single year! Unfortunately, that Santa Candy Jar is no longer around, so I got my creative […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 7th, 2015
49 Comments
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The holidays are almost here and with them comes the nostalgia of some of my favorite childhood memories. I remember how excited I was as a child when the Great Big Toys”R”Us Book came to our home in the mail. It was the ultimate toy guide and I would literally spend hours looking through it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
Oct 26th, 2015
47 Comments
5883 Views
One of my favorite movies growing up (and honestly as an adult too) was Home Alone. There was just something about grocery shopping by yourself as a kid, heating up your own meals in the microwave and pretty much having the house all to yourself. Cross off the robbers and it sounded like it might […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Fun
Dec 19th, 2014
24 Comments
3291 Views
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays!  It’s a time of family, friends, holiday sweets, presents and decorations.  I have so many fond memories of my childhood Christmas experiences and I try to make it special for our children like it was for me.  I love Christmas so much that I am normally the one […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Nov 19th, 2014
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  I don’t know about you, but with my crazy schedule, I’m lucky if I get to put make-up on, much less have a skin routine.  I’ve tried to tell my kids that ever since they came into the world, not only have I started getting grey hairs, but I’m also noticing more and more […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 7th, 2014
36 Comments
10176 Views
As a child, I remember how excited I would be when the Christmas catalog would arrive from Toys”R”Us!  I had all the best toy possibilities available at my fingertips, making it super easy to add items to my wish list for Santa!  Now that we have kids of our own, they do the same thing. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 19th, 2013
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I love the story, The Night Before Christmas, and read it to our family every Christmas Eve before we go to bed.  After all, that’s what my parents did when I was younger.  So when I heard that Verizon FiOS created an Instagram Storybook called “Twas the Night Before Stanley,” I had to check it out! […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Hair
Dec 18th, 2013
48 Comments
7482 Views
It’s the holidays and often times we find ourselves thinking of everyone but ourselves.  I don’t know about you, but when it comes to what everyone else wants, I have no problem rambling off a long list of ideas.  However, when it comes down to what I want to Christmas, I find myself pausing with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Dec 16th, 2013
18 Comments
11388 Views
With the holiday break quickly approaching, I find my social calendar suddenly overflowing.  Are you hosting a party?  Having family visit from out of town? Or are you planning on slowing down this season and spending time at home with your family?  Who knows, you may be doing all of the above!   This is a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Dec 9th, 2013
3 Comments
2875 Views
My 6-year-old daughter recently became a fan of Monster High, huge fan!  And I have to admit; at first glance I didn’t see what the big deal was.  However, after watching a few of their movies, they have converted me into a fan as well.  Originality, uniqueness, and being different is cool – I like […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 5th, 2013
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Today, Frank and I gave a beautiful roll top desk to a friend of ours for her daughter’s birthday.  To my surprise, I found an old Christmas picture of the boys with Santa when we first moved here to California.  You’ll notice that the only one in the picture with his eyes closed is Santa. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 25th, 2013
0 Comments
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I cannot believe that Christmas is right around the corner!  I remember as a child being so excited for Christmas, and now with children I still get excited.  It’s a different kind of excitement these days.  I want to make long lasting memories and start (or carry on) family traditions.  I remember how much fun […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Oct 24th, 2013
2 Comments
5942 Views
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the Christmas season. I love the music, the crafts, the decor and the cheerful spirits all around. The best memories I have as a child were surrounded by the Christmas Season. Now that Frank and I have a large family (6 kids and 2 adults), Christmas plays […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
May 8th, 2013
2 Comments
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This was not a compensated post, but nail designs are courtesy of Nails By Bridget.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. I love getting my nails done, especially when cute patterns are designed!  Some of my favorites over the past year had been around tho holidays.  What nail design is your favorite? This […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Jan 5th, 2013
166 Comments
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This year marked our 4th Annual Cookie Exchange and it so much fun! This year, I had both family and friends and didn’t really want it to end. We had a variety of cookies brought to the Cookie Exchange and everyone was eager to box up their goodies and take them home to share. We […]...
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