Holiday Gift Guide

By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday
Dec 15th, 2013
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LEGO for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Our kids LOVE LEGOs!!!  Trust me, this is NOT an understatement.  When we asked them what they wanted for Christmas, the first thing they said was LEGOs.  All 6 of our kids have even been to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 13th, 2013
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  This holiday season, there will be any tweens and teens who will be asking for a smartphone as the #1 item on their holiday wish list.  As parents, we want to give our children the independence of having a mobile phone without the worry of overuse, excessive texting and data bills, as well as […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Dec 10th, 2013
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I love food.  Not just because it can taste amazing, but because I associate feelings and memories a lot of the time with the food we eat.  Whether it’s a recipe passed down through the family, new foods on a family trip or warm and flavorful meals during the holidays, these meals create an experience. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday
Dec 9th, 2013
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I love the holidays – filled with smiling faces, friendly attitudes, lights, presents and especially music!  I have to admit, I would love to start listening to holiday music before it’s even Halloween, but I try to wait until at least November 1st.  It’s not always easy, but I do it.  I love the way […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Dec 9th, 2013
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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 Game Review
Dec 7th, 2013
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We love to play games in our family and with the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on games we can play all year long!  Hasbro is one of my favorite brands and we have a closet full of different Hasbro games.  Jenga is a family favorite and Tetris is a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Dec 7th, 2013
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Growing up, I remember how my younger sister loved to read all the time.  I would always see her with a book in her hand…and she read fast too!  Brian, our 10 year old, also loves to read and reminds me a lot of her.  Recently, we were introduced to I Even Funnier, a book written […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Central Coast Spotlight
Dec 3rd, 2013
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It’s that time of year again!  Time to head to our favorite stores and pick out special gifts to give to our family and friends on Christmas Day.  One store we frequent is Best Buy.  There are so many gadgets, electronics and tech gifts available to choose from.  This year, Frank and I are purchasing […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Dec 2nd, 2013
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I can’t believe the holidays are already here!  With 6 kids, Frank and I started our holiday shopping a few months ago and have loved searching for gifts together.  Growing up, I had most of my family together and the biggest part of the holidays was organizing my gifts and then wrapping them.  However, these […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 22nd, 2013
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Hybrid golf clubs are an excellent tool to use when the decision is unclear. They are nice to keep around in the golf bag when the conditions call to use one. A new golf set usually comes with at least one of these clubs now. Hybrid clubs are still very new to the golf scene. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Nov 19th, 2013
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Christmas is coming up and we have a lot of holiday shopping still left to do.  One of my favorite gifts to give and receive, other than jewelry, is perfume.  What’s even better than perfume is a box set with perfume and lotion in it.  Frank and I headed to Walmart and found an awesome […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Fun
Nov 13th, 2013
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I am so excited to announce that The Mommy-Files Gift Guide is here!  With 6 kids (4 boys and 2 girls), we’ll have a variety of items (as well as giveaways) perfect for the child (or tween) on your list.  Plus, we’ll include items that are great gifts for dad (we all know how hard […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In DVD Reviews
Nov 1st, 2013
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Our kids love to watch the animated television show, Phineas and Ferb.  For the first time, a landmark animated adventure where two worlds collide, Phineas and Ferb team up with Marvel Super Heroes (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk).  You can own Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel on DVD now.  Each DVD comes with a FREE collective […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
Oct 28th, 2013
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  “Dun dun dahhh!”  Does that line sound familiar?  It’s one of the famous and funniest lines from Dreamworks Animation’s epic comedy-adventure, The Croods.  On October 1st, The Croods makes its way into the homes of families everywhere and even includes an adorable and cuddly Belt Plush Toy (for a limited time only)! The Croods […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 15th, 2013
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When I was a young, red-headed girl, I loved watching The Little Mermaid!  In fact, I just happened to have a crush on a boy named Eric at my school, so you can imagine how much I loved The Little Mermaid, which had a redhead and a dark-haired prince named Eric.  I knew the words to the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Apr 25th, 2013
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Today, I am super excited to be hosting a Mother’s Day Twitter Party with Jen from Eighty MPH Mom and Mel from Outnumbered 3 to 1.  We have a fabulous list of prizes in today’s Twitter Party and will be having some great discussions and gift ideas for mom this Mother’s Day!  Check out who […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Feb 6th, 2013
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you may be trying to figure out what to get that special someone in your life!  Look no further because you can find awesome deals at Personal Creations.  When giving a gift, there is nothing that says “You’re special” quite like a personalized gift.  Personal Creations has […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Jan 23rd, 2013
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Madagascar is one of those animated movies that I could watch over and over again.  On January 29th, 20th Century Fox will be releasing Madly Madagascar on DVD, featuring our favorite Madagascar pals back in an all-new adventure!  Alex’s favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, bring hilarious surprises and excitement for the entire gang.  Melman plans a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Jan 18th, 2013
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As we approached the holidays and the New Year, I reflected upon 2012 and found so many things I am thankful for.  I am thankful for an amazing family (grown to six awesome children, an amazing boyfriend, and loving parents and siblings).  I am thankful for the opportunity to grow my career in social media […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 28th, 2012
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Growing up, I really enjoyed playing outside and riding my scooter and bike were at the top of the list!  Our kids enjoy playing outside as well and LOVE to ride their scooters!  They were really excited to see they had a new scooter to try out – the Radio Flyer Shockwave.  With school back […]...
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