holidays

By Shannon Gosney
In Easter
Mar 14th, 2013
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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
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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
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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 […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Dec 26th, 2012
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Arriving at Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood. I received a green “Grinchmas” bag for attending the media event.  Here we’re getting ready to go into the park. Do you love Universal Studios Hollywood?  How about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?  Through December 31st, 2012, Universal Studios Hollywood will be celebrating Grinchmas!  I was fortun...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 20th, 2012
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Yay!  The holidays are here, so let the entertaining begin!  As we approach the busy holiday season, our schedules quickly fill up with dinner parties and other festive gatherings.  With the parties and gatherings come the cooking, eating and entertaining, and more importantly, the potential of stains.  From spilled wine on the tablecloth to wearing […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 18th, 2012
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Frank and I live on the Central Coast, which is known to many as wine country.  Believe it or not, it wasn’t until recently that I started drinking wine and I love all of the different flavors and varieties.  Wine is great for all sorts of occasions – gatherings with family and friends, media events, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 15th, 2012
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Our boys have found a new love for the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS building sets. Hasbro’s KRE-O TRANSFORMERS sets lets kids build their TRANSFORMERS characters into either robot or vehicle modes – using the same bricks! Plus, each set comes with fun KREON figures, featuring your favorite Autobots and Decepticons. KRE-O is a fun activity for kids […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 13th, 2012
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I love looking through old pictures, especially when they are in the form of a photo book.  Even my boys love looking at pictures of them and those they know and love in a photo book.  Photo books are a great way to share life’s happenings and make great gifts for parents, grandparents, birthdays, anniversaries, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 10th, 2012
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It’s that time of year when holiday baking goes into full throttle at our house!  I remember baking cookies and decorating with my mom growing up.  We would mix the cookie dough and then cut them into different shapes and decorate them with sprinkles.  Then we’d bake them and the sprinkles would melt.  That was […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 4th, 2012
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It’s that time of year where I’m busy creating the family newsletter and holiday cards to send out to my family and friends.  I’ve already had to ask a few of my friends on Facebook for their addresses because I can’t seem to locate them.  How many of you have had to reach out to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 3rd, 2012
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This weekend, we were hosting our 4th Annual Cookie Exchange and headed to Sam’s Club to pick up some yummy goodies to serve our guests.  At Sam’s Club, we found the perfect pairings to serve – the Starbucks Limited Edition Holiday Blend Coffee and Artisan Fresh Cinnamon Rolls.  These will go perfectly with the cookies we’re gonna be enjoying! [...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 30th, 2012
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Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Kia Motors I have 3 young boys ranging from the ages of four to nine years old.  Traveling for the holidays can be a bit of a challenge at times, especially on a very long road trip.  So how do parents with young kids travel?  Here are […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Recent Posts
Nov 28th, 2012
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Have you ever heard of the Make-a-Wish Foundation?  It’s an awesome program!  AT&T has teamed up with Make-A-Wish® and is sponsoring a daily wish from November 23rd through December 20th for children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Click here to see the wishes that AT&T has helped grant through today.  For more information about Make-A-Wish, vi...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Dec 29th, 2011
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While the boys are spending part of their Winter Break with their dad, I had the opportunity to travel down to Southern California and visit with some of my friends.  One of the trips I had planned was to Disneyland.  I was excited to go with my friends, Caryn (from Rockin Mama) and Brian!   […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 13th, 2011
165 Comments
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Hallmark has been a special name in my life throughout the years.  At Hallmark, I found cards for every occasion, ornaments for Christmas, recordable storybooks for my loved ones, and more!  This Christmas, bring Hallmark into your home with a Keepsake Ornament, Recordable Storybook, and Merry-Okee! Every year, I’ve made it a tradition to buy […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Jul 3rd, 2010
8 Comments
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I hope everyone has a very Happy 4th of July!  Thank you to those who serve and have served our country!  You have helped to make our country what it is today and to preserve the freedoms we as Americans enjoy! Now, go and eat some hot dogs, chips, cake, and other treats and enjoy […]...
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