Parties

By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
Sep 1st, 2017
15 Comments
1074 Views
I love babies and I love baby showers! I love to throw and attend baby showers! But what happens if an expecting mom already has kids? My personal belief is that every baby should have a shower and be celebrated…and so should the expecting mommy. If you’re looking to throw a baby shower for an […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jul 13th, 2017
30 Comments
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This post was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Living in California, we are super lucky to have easy access to Hass Avocados in many of our local grocery stores. In fact, there are properties near […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
May 31st, 2017
35 Comments
2046 Views
From the moment a woman finds out she’s going to be a mother, a wide array of emotions go into effect. There is happiness, excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, fear and the desire to prepare for baby. One of the things many expectant mothers look forward to is the Baby Shower. What a great way to feel the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Baby Products
Jun 22nd, 2016
99 Comments
5173 Views
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Baby’s First Birthday is one of those milestones that we as moms, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles…ok all of us…make a big deal about. Whether it’s throwing a big party for baby, buying a special outfit or giving baby his or her own small cake to eat […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jan 15th, 2016
0 Comments
2284 Views
We love to watch movies in our family! Kung Fu Panda is one that we all enjoy watching and we were excited to share our Kung Fu Panda Party with you. With my participation in the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders Group, I received a party package with some Kung Fu Panda goodies. It included Kung Fu […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jun 16th, 2014
128 Comments
12185 Views
Frank and I love to host get-togethers for our friends and family and recently had the opportunity to throw our very own “Outdoor Oasis” Party.  Our party was a huge hit thanks to Pier 1 Imports and Mom Central.  After shopping at Pier 1 Imports, I was amazed at how many different items and affordable […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jan 23rd, 2014
4 Comments
6128 Views
As a kid, I enjoyed eating Post’s Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal (my favorite being the one with Almonds).  As an adult, I still enjoy eating Honey Bunches of Oats and it was recently that I had the opportunity to throw my very own “Smile While You Shake It” Dance Party!!!  Oh my gosh people […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jul 5th, 2013
0 Comments
1643 Views
Black Box Wines –  You’ve heard of the others, but now it’s time to try the best.  Once upon a time in my early drinking years, you could find me drinking Boones Farm Wines & Franzia (the other box wine) not for the taste, but because my wallet could afford them.  Thank goodness those days are long gone. I am […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Apr 12th, 2013
2 Comments
901 Views
It was almost 5 years ago when I first participated in the Ultimate Family Blog Party with 5 Minutes for Mom.  It was also the first time I really met other online bloggers and that I won a prize!  Gasp!  Yes I won a prize!  It was so awesome to virtually meet so many different […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Parties
Mar 17th, 2013
3 Comments
1414 Views
  We live here on the Central Coast and I have several friends who are avid Mustangs fans.  That’s right – Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo is our local college and they have both a men’s and women’s basketball team!  We were excited to turn ESPN on and watch our local team play their […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 3rd, 2012
5 Comments
1864 Views
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 Food
Oct 9th, 2012
264 Comments
6149 Views
Football season is here and fans everywhere are having a blast hosting parties and tailgating in celebration of their favorite football teams.  After all, it’s a fact nobody can deny: American Football is one of the most celebrated sports in the United States.  During this time of year, you’ll start seeing more barbecue grills than […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Father's Day
May 31st, 2012
1,058 Comments
18014 Views
Father’s Day is just around the corner and the beginning of summer is even closer!  You’re probably starting to wrap your mind around the many get-togethers you may have coming up, which will likely mean you’ll need to feed any people.  Father’s Day, office lunches, swim parties, barbecues, 4th of July…..A to prep for, but […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
May 16th, 2012
1 Comment
1256 Views
Summer is just around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but I love to entertain family and friends in my home!  When I have guests over, I most always provide a snack and drinks.  I want drinks that taste good and that my guests will remember.  This summer, Lipton’s Pure Leaf Iced Tea […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Feb 5th, 2011
6 Comments
1396 Views
Pizza, burgers, and chips and dip are all party favorites when it comes time to throw on your team’s jersey and watch the Super Bowl game with family and friends.  Ziploc® has partnered with Food Network contributor, cookbook author and nutritionist Robin Miller to help us with the time and money-saving solutions we’ll need to create […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 18th, 2010
434 Comments
8583 Views
I LOVE Hickory Farms and have fond memories of their products from my childhood.  I remember going to the Hickory Farms store or stand in the mall during the holiday season, just to buy the Hickory Farms Cheese Ball and Sausage with Crackers.  We’d eat Hickory Farms goodies on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.  I still […]...
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