holidays

By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 3rd, 2015
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In our family, creating memories is a big part of what makes the holidays special. This season, one of our favorite stores (Target), is offering limited-edition Wonderpacks. A Wonderpack is a collection of product curations that make it easy to create unforgettable holiday experiences for families and friends! Wonderpacks Available starting on December 6th on Targ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 1st, 2015
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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does it include delicious dishes and a juicy turkey, but it also includes laughter, stories and thankfulness with our family and friends. This year, we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother-in-law’s home. In attendance were my dad and stepmom, mother- and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
Dec 1st, 2015
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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 Do-It-Yourself
Dec 1st, 2015
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for McCafé packaged coffee. I received product samples as well as a monetary promotional incentive to thank me for my participation. I love this time of year! Not only do I enjoy the holiday decorations and music, but I also enjoy shopping for, putting together, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 30th, 2015
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The holidays are coming quickly upon us and the shopping season has already begun. While some know exactly what they want to get, others of us are struggling with ideas for those families and friends in our lives. Recently, I discovered Zazzle, a marketplace where you can custom design nearly anything including watches, scarves, clutches, iPhone […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 27th, 2015
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Junk mail, unwanted credit card applications, credit cards, papers with personal information, paper clips and staples. What do all of these items have in common? These can all be shredded in the Fellowes POWERSHRED M-12C! In this day and age, it is very important that we protect our identity and one way to do that is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 24th, 2015
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The holidays are almost here and it’s time to get into the shopping spirit! Shopping for 6 kids and a husband can be a lot of work, so when I see great deals, I jump on them right away! Through November 25th, Sam’s Club is having a Pre-Black Friday Event, where you can find great […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday
Nov 20th, 2015
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #eHolidays #CollectiveBias I love gift cards! Whether it’s sending them or receiving them, gift cards are great because it gives the receiver endless possibilities for what they can get! Some of my favorite places to use gift cards at […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday
Nov 11th, 2015
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Believe it or not, there are only 15 days left until Thanksgiving! And we know what happens as soon as Thanksgiving passes – holiday madness takes off! While the holidays are full of fun times with family and friends, any busy mom will admit that there’s A LOT to do! From keeping your home tidy […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Nov 7th, 2015
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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 Gosney
In Blogging Events
Oct 30th, 2015
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Can you believe how close Christmas is? It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the lights, songs, and general feeling of happiness and love that goes with it! This year, Frank and I will be taking our 6 kids to check out Knott’s Merry Farm. They are going to have a blast! While […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
Oct 26th, 2015
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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 Frank Gurnee
In Crafts
May 10th, 2015
31 Comments
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Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Eggs In our family, we have a tradition every year to have an Easter Egg Hunt for our six kids! We fill lots and lots of plastic Easter eggs with candy, money and other goodies and hide them in the backyard. However, this year we changed things up. We decided to try something […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Dec 28th, 2014
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This holiday season, I attempted to make (for the first time ever) Holiday Roll-Out Cookies with Color Flow icing….and I think they turned out great!!!  Hopefully my Secret Santa partner thought so too!  While the Color Flow Recipe made cookie decorating a breeze and a lot of fun, I also discovered a delicious cookie recipe […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Dec 23rd, 2014
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The holidays are here and we are hustling and bustling, trying to find those perfect gifts for our family, friends and six kids.  That’s right – I said six kids!  One great gift we discovered for them (which came a little early this Christmas) were etnies shoes for each child!  Each of our kids were […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Dec 22nd, 2014
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Every year, I have thrown and participated in a Holiday Cookie Exchange.  As a Wilton Sweet Treat Team Member, I had an extra special opportunity to participate in a Wilton Sweet Treat Team Holiday Cookie Exchange.  My partner was Mandy from Waiting on Martha.  Now I have to tell you that the members of the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 20th, 2014
11 Comments
5278 Views
We wish you a Merry Christmas!  We wish you a Merry Christmas!  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  This is my favorite time of the year!  Not only do I love the lights, decorations and holiday songs, but I love picking out gifts for those family and friends in our […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Dec 11th, 2014
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Can you believe there are only 14 more days until Christmas?  Yikes!  The holidays can be a stressful time, especially when you’re trying to find gifts for your family and friends and then try to send them so they arrive in time for Christmas.  While most people are focused on the gifts they want to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Dec 10th, 2014
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I love the holiday season and I love to watch movies.  So you can imagine how much I love to watch holiday movies with my family!  In fact, on Thanksgiving (or the day after – depending on how we’re feeling), we turn on a holiday movie to watch as a family.  I have great memories […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
Dec 2nd, 2014
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   In a house with 6 kids and 2 adults, I can tell you that I have mastered the art of unclogging a stuffed up toilet!  Not that […]...
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