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By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Feb 7th, 2014
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I love to bake and absolutely LOVE my red KitchenAid Mixer!  I can use it to make cupcakes, brownies, bread and other things.  I love it and use it for many of the recipes (such as this Valentine’s Day Heart Pops I made) I share with you here on The Mommy-Files!  Well, in the spirit of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Feb 4th, 2014
86 Comments
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Frank and I have six kids together and they all love LEGOs!  In fact, when we went to the movies this summer, we saw the preview for “The LEGO Movie” – not once, but twice.  Both times, the kids showed excitement about the movie coming out and were whispering to one another that they wanted […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jan 18th, 2014
36 Comments
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Puberty is a tough time for any boy to go through.  But what’s worse than the odors that come with puberty?  Overspraying of cologne!  Oy vay!  Old Spice has launched a campaign to teach young men to “Scent Responsibly,” with the goal to end the overspraying epidemic with innovative Re-fresh Body Spray technology.  This new [&...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jan 8th, 2014
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Happy New Year everyone!  It’s that time of year where we’re all making resolutions to be the best we can be.  Did you know that most New Year’s resolutions are given up by the end of January?  Why are they given up?  Because they’re too big!  Weight Watchers knows that the secret to keeping New Year’...
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 Giveaways
Dec 20th, 2013
34 Comments
3646 Views
2013 has been an amazing year for our family!  Frank and I moved in together.  I went on my first cruise.  We went to Hawaii with the boys.  We took trips to Disneyland, Legoland, Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm with our kids.  Frank asked me to be his wife.  We set a date and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Hair
Dec 18th, 2013
48 Comments
8558 Views
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 Food
Dec 13th, 2013
192 Comments
6422 Views
Baking and cooking, cleaning and freshening, personal and baby care, fun for kids.  What do all of these daily tasks have in common?  They all are daily tasks in which you can use ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda.  I know that in our home, I trust ARM & HAMMER products because they are simple, versatile […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Dec 12th, 2013
19 Comments
11839 Views
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 8th, 2013
68 Comments
5007 Views
The holidays are here and that means lots of cooking at home, so we have more money to spend on gifts for the family at Christmas!  One brand we have come to love and trust is Ninja.  We have the Ninja Blender, Ninja Cooking System and now, the Ninja Frying System.  Did you know that […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Dec 7th, 2013
16 Comments
3140 Views
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 Giveaways
Nov 25th, 2013
1 Comment
1630 Views
It’s that time of week again! Time to post your giveaways! Feel free to link up your giveaway below or click on the giveaway you are interested in entering! Have a great week everyone! Be sure to enter these giveaways on The Mommy-Files as well: – Pinterest Blast $100 Amazon Card Giveaway (ends November 28th) […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Nov 23rd, 2013
3 Comments
1814 Views
The holidays are here and I don’t know about you, but we’re starting to order lots of goodies for family and friends from Amazon.  That’s why I’m excited to announce another $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!    Makobi Scribe and Sason and Pobi are bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast. The winner will receive an Amazon [&hel...
By Shannon Gurnee
In DVD Reviews
Nov 13th, 2013
13 Comments
6641 Views
I remember watching Strawberry Shortcake when I was a little girl.  I had the doll that smelled like Strawberries and Cream, as well as a blanket with the cute little redhead character on it.  Well, guess what?  Strawberry Shortcake is back!   On September 24th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Nov 12th, 2013
32 Comments
4372 Views
  Who loves Halloween?  I know I do, especially with all the creative goodies I can make thanks to Wilton.  Wilton has all kinds of fun goodies to choose from, including supplies for cookie decorating, candy making, cupcake decorating, cake decorating and more!  Our favorites to create are the cupcake and cookie decorating, as I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Nov 11th, 2013
0 Comments
1322 Views
It’s that time of week again! Time to post your giveaways! Feel free to link up your giveaway below or click on the giveaway you are interested in entering! Have a great week everyone! Be sure to enter these giveaways on The Mommy-Files as well: – $100 Amazon Card Giveaway (ends November 7th) – Home […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Hawaii
Nov 9th, 2013
11 Comments
3407 Views
This past summer, Frank and I had the opportunity to take the boys to Maui for my little sister’s wedding.  I love Maui!  It’s relaxing, beautiful and romantic (even with kids).  One of my favorite memories of Maui was going with my dad and stepmom when I turned 13.  I snorkeled, went swimming, made a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Nov 5th, 2013
165 Comments
8956 Views
Fall is here and the smell of cinnamon, pumpkin and other spices is in the air.  I remember how much I loved waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking in the morning when I was a kid.  Ok, so I still do love waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking as an adult. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Nov 1st, 2013
78 Comments
8039 Views
I am a fan of ARM & HAMMER products!  Not only do I use their products for baking and keeping my refrigerator fresh, but I also use their products for good oral hygiene.  I have used other ARM & HAMMER toothpastes, but this was my first time trying out the ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Toothpaste and an […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Oct 30th, 2013
98 Comments
8787 Views
Recently, I shared our experience on The Mommy-Files with the Pillsbury® Funfetti Lil’ Donut Kits and our family.  Our kids love to eat donuts.  Often times, I find myself spending anywhere from $10 to $20 to purchase donuts on Saturday or Sunday morning for our 6 kids.  That can add up pretty fast.  That’s when I discovered the...
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