holidays

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 Food
Jan 25th, 2014
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During the holiday season, I love to bake.  I especially love to bake with Pillsbury® products because they are easy to prepare and taste great!  I recently had the opportunity to work with Pillsbury as a Celebrate More Ambassador and have had so much fun with the campaigns!  The holiday campaign was one of my […]...
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
489 Comments
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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 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 Food
Dec 19th, 2013
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The winter time is here and baby, it’s cold outside!  No worries though because Caza Trail has yummy coffee and hot cocoa products you can easily prepare and enjoy so you stay warm throughout the day.  I was recently introduced to Caza Trail’s single serve Donut Shop blend and it is so yummy! Not only […]...
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
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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
2 Comments
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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 Giveaways
Dec 12th, 2013
19 Comments
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Tis the season for holiday shopping and shipping!  What perfect timing for FedEx to introduce their new One Rate shipping options for the holiday season.  The new FedEx One Rate flat rate shipping option gives customers countless possibilities for their shipping needs.  This holiday season, FedEx is doing even more by delivering countless possibilities t...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 5th, 2013
3 Comments
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If you know me, you know how much I love lasagne.  I remember reading “Garfield” cartoons and thinking, “Dang, lasagne really does sound good right now.”  It didn’t last long when my mom would make it growing up, so there often times weren’t leftovers. When I became an adult and started cooking for myself, I found […]...
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 Giveaways
Dec 2nd, 2013
1 Comment
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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 Home
Nov 15th, 2013
8 Comments
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The holidays are almost here and there is gonna be a whole lot of baking going on in our home.  Not to mention a running furnace and a lighted, live Christmas tree.  Like many families out there, we’ll be running our heater a lot more to keep everyone inside nice and warm with the weather […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Fun
Nov 13th, 2013
5 Comments
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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 Shannon Gosney
In Easter
Mar 14th, 2013
8 Comments
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Can you believe that Easter is just around the corner?  Hard to believe the festive holiday involving Easter baskets, bunnies, and egg hunts is almost here!  I have had my fair share of both participating in and hosting Easter Egg Hunts – both as a child and now with children of my own.  Here are […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Jan 5th, 2013
211 Comments
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This holiday season was unlike any other I’ve had before…..and I LOVED it!  It was so great having all 6 of our kids together for Christmas and celebrating as a family.  Preparing for the holidays was a whole other story!  There was shopping, keeping track of gifts (ok so we’ll do better on this part […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 27th, 2012
11 Comments
3259 Views
Who loves cake and ice cream?  How about an ice cream cake?  This holiday season, Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering a new lineup of dome-shaped ice cream cakes!  These holiday cakes make for perfect gifts or yummy additions to any holiday party.  You can customize each cake by choosing your […]...
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