Global Influence

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 28th, 2014
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I remember being a little girl and watching Muppets with my sisters.  Miss Piggie and Kermit were always the highlight of my show.  Oh and let’s not forget Animal – that guy is so wild and funny!  Now, I can enjoy the Muppets all over again with my kids in the theater with the new […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
Mar 21st, 2014
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When we think about caring for our skin, we most often think about our face, neck, arms, elbows, legs, and feet.  But do we think about our armpits?  Uh, I would have to say no to that.  When I think of caring for my skin, I don’t ever think of my armpits!  I do think […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Mar 7th, 2014
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What is real beauty?  Does makeup, a new haircut or new outfits make a woman beautiful?  I think that beauty is both outside (makeup, hair, etc), as well as inside (personality, attitude and self-esteem).  It is important for us to help our young women discovery their individual beauty, thus helping them to build their self-esteem.  […]...
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 Beauty
Oct 30th, 2013
26 Comments
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Growing up, I was the oldest of 4 girls in our house.  How ironic was it that I became a mother to 3 boys (no girls in the mix)?  It wasn’t until I met Frank that I became a stepmom (for all intents and purposes) to his 2 girls and 1 son.  As a young […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Oct 29th, 2013
55 Comments
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Do you have NCAA fans in your home?  I love hosting get-togethers (or even going to the local sports bar/restaurant) and watching my family and friends interact about their Game Day Rivalries.  It is pretty intense at times, but funny altogether!  You’ll see them getting excited and hollering for their team, but when all is […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Recent Posts
Apr 21st, 2013
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I’m in 4th grade.  I’m given the assignment to replicate the Mission San Juan Capistrano.  With my parents’ help, I build a model out of Plaster of Paris, twigs, and small toy figures.  I present my project to my teacher and she responds with a huge smile!  The next month, we visit the Mission San […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Feb 16th, 2013
4 Comments
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Quaker is a brand I have grown up with and that I trust as a mom myself.  Heart disease is something that runs in my family, so I have to be especially careful with what I feed my family and eat myself.  My grandparents on my dad’s side both passed away from heart attacks, as […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Feb 7th, 2013
6 Comments
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I recently reviewed the book, Online Reputation Management for Dummies and really loved it!  There was so much valuable information in the book and I really embraced the information as I am now blogging and working in social media as a career.  However, I created a video with my 5 Take-Aways from the book itself.  Check out […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Dec 28th, 2012
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I have been writing on my blog for almost 5 years and most of what I have learned has been through trial and error.   Now I am working full-time on my site and in Social Media and am LOVING every minute of it!  There is still so much to learn!  That is why I am […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Dec 28th, 2012
2 Comments
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Wedding planning can be tons of fun, but can also be quite stressful for the bride and her friends and family who might not know exactly what they are doing! Introduce Wedding Planning for Dummies, written by Celebrity Wedding Planner, Marcy Blum. In Wedding Planning for Dummies, you will learn to (1) Plan a memorable […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 17th, 2012
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In our family, we live on a budget and I find that I am constantly saving money with my various store loyalty cards.  Whether for the grocery store, department store, drug store, or even online shopping, I find I get great deals and sometimes even get cash back!  We recently shopped at one of our […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 19th, 2012
1 Comment
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How many times have your found yourself wandering up and down the wine aisle in the grocery store, trying to figure out which wine would taste the best for the most reasonable price?  Which wine will go with the meal you’re preparing?  I can tell you that from first-hand experience, it can be VERY overwhelming! […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Aug 19th, 2012
25 Comments
4603 Views
My boys and I love video games!  Whether they are on the Wii, the iPhone, or on the computer.  Gaming is not only fun, but can also have positive effects on children.  Gaming can improve cognitive skills, social norms and the ability to advance problem solving skills, as well as use one’s imagination. Gaming can […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Jul 27th, 2012
30 Comments
2439 Views
When I was growing up, I loved playing games! It started with board games, such as Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land. As I got older, I remember how excited we were to buy a new Nintendo System. We had a blast playing with Duck Hunt and Super Mario Brothers. Now, as an adult, I […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Jul 18th, 2012
10 Comments
3214 Views
We love Banana Nut Bread in our family and I recently had the opportunity to bake the bread using the NEW C&H Light: Sugar & Stevia Blend.  C&H® Light is an all natural pure cane sugar and stevia blend with half the calories of sugar.  That’s over a 350-calorie savings in each cup!  By blending […]...
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