Holiday Gift Guide

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 Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Nov 18th, 2014
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Have you ever heard of Simply Fun?  The first time I was introduced to Simply Fun was when I was living in Seattle, Washington.  I was invited to a party one of my neighbor’s was hosting.  I honestly thought we were going to play games all night and that’s only part of what we did. […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 7th, 2014
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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 Christmas
Nov 5th, 2014
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I love the holidays…and guess what?  They are finally here – woo hoo!  It’s time for us to start shopping for our six kids, each other and our family and friends.  I know we’ll find great deals at Best Buy this holiday season!  Are you going to take check out the Best Buy Holiday Shopping […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Oct 5th, 2014
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Can you believe the holidays are almost here?  I can’t believe it!  I love the holidays!  Whether it’s wrapping gifts, baking goodies or hosting parties, the holidays are always filled with family, friends and great memories. Every year, we host an Annual Cookie Exchange and a Holiday Christmas Party.  I need to make sure we […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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DISCLOSURE: I received 2 LeapBands from LeapFrog and Clif Kid Bars for my “Fit Made Fun” MommyParty. All opinions and thoughts are my own. On September 6th, The Mommy-Files participated in a day of “Fit Made Fun” sponsored by LeapFrog and Clif Kid to inspire kids everywhere to get up and active! With its launch […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Father's Day
Jun 14th, 2014
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Father’s Day is almost here and it’s time to celebrate the dads in our lives! You’ll find great Father’s Day gift ideas at your local Best Buy. I love shopping at Best Buy and have spent a good amount of time browsing each time I’ve gone. If you don’t want to go to the store […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Jan 8th, 2014
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This holiday season went by so quickly, but was enjoyed thoroughly by our family and friends.  Our kids were so excited to see their filled stockings (with their names on them) in front of their personalized Pilot Cases.   One of my favorite brands to work with this past holiday was Personal Creations.  Oh my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Jan 3rd, 2014
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I love the holidays and this past holiday season, they were filled with family, friends, food, fun and gifts!  I recently had the opportunity to go shopping at Ralphs and create a fun Applebees Holiday Gift Basket.  Oh my gosh – there were so many fun goodies I found at Ralphs!  In fact, I had […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jan 2nd, 2014
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The holidays are filled with family, friends, food, shopping and sometimes headaches.  Yes, I said headaches.  With all the cooking, cleaning, shopping and entertaining that goes into the holidays, headaches can come on rather quickly.  The makers of Excedrin® Extra Strength invite you to “Take a Holiday from Headaches” by following these simple ste...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Clothing Review
Dec 24th, 2013
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Today is the last day of shopping before the big day!  Do you have any last minute shopping to get done for your lithe ones?  If so, you’ll want to head over to Carter’s for their Friends & Family Event.  During this event, you can save 25% on your entire purchase!!!  Sweet, right?  The event only […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 24th, 2013
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My sister and I love holiday coffees, but the cost can add up pretty dang quickly!  With the holiday season and all of the shopping we’ve done, it’s time to cut back on the purchasing of flavored coffee drinks.  Thanks to Mom Central and NESCAFÉ, we had the opportunity to check out the awesome NESCAFÉ […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Dec 23rd, 2013
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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and gift giving!  I love this time of year because it gives me the opportunity to get creative with the gifts I give to those special people in my life.  One of the gifts I put together was for a close friend of mine and I knew she would […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 22nd, 2013
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There are only a few more days until Christmas!  Can you believe it?  With all the toys and games out there, it can pretty dang overwhelming to pick out a gift you know your child will love.  I know that when Frank and I look for gifts for our kids, we look for gifts that […]...
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
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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 17th, 2013
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Ever since I was a child, I have especially loved personalized gifts.  I remember being a young girl in Girl Scouts and receiving a gift from my Scout leader that personalized by her with puffy paint (remember that stuff?).  The gift was special, but the fact that it was specially made for me made it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 17th, 2013
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Do you love good deals?  Do you like to shop at Sports Authority?  If so, you’ll want to check out these special deals for Sports Authority Loyalty Members!  The League by Sports Authority rewards members with Bonus Points on the hottest deals of the season. WHO:  Sports Authority, one of the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 16th, 2013
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We all love the holidays but, let’s be honest – after cooking the first big meal, making another feast doesn’t sound all that fun.  I don’t know about you, but just during the month of December, we have a few major events in which we are hosting family and friends for holiday celebrations!  To start […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Dec 16th, 2013
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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 […]...
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