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My First Coach Purse & Wedding Accessory Too!!!

It's hard to believe that our wedding is less than 7 months away.  The time is starting to fly by now more quickly than it was 5 months ago!  I'm getting so excited and … [Read More...]

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Happy 6th Birthday to The Mommy-Files + Giveaway!!!

It's hard to believe that 6 years ago, I started The Mommy-Files.  I was married at the time and had a family blog, but wanted a blog that was all my own.  A blog where I … [Read More...]

#Rio2 #FHEInsiders #ad

“Rio 2″ Flies Onto Blu-ray & DVD + Giveaway!!!

We loved the movie Rio and were looking forward to Rio 2 coming out on Blu-ray and DVD!  Well we don't have to wait any longer because we can now enjoy Rio 2 on Blu-ray, DVD … [Read More...]

#OITNB #StreamTeam #Netflix

Our Newest Favorite Show on Netflix

I love to watch t.v.  I do.  I admit it.  I find it relaxing to escape real life just for those brief minutes and watch the fictional experiences of others. … [Read More...]

#DennysDiners #ad

Enjoy Dining Out with Denny’s New Fit Fare Menu

When you go out to eat, do you tend to worry that what you're eating is high in calories or fat?  No need to worry about it anymore when you dine out at Denny's Restaurants! … [Read More...]

#CruisingCarnival #Cruising #Travel #FrankAndShannon

Cruising the Carnival Inspiration for Frank’s 40th Birthday!

If you follow The Mommy-Files, you know that I love to travel and especially love to cruise!  This May, my handsome, smart and amazing fiancé turned 40 years old.  To … [Read More...]

#AllergyFace #Beauty #ad

How to Overcome Allergy Face with ZYRTEC

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. With Spring and Summer comes beautiful flowers and wispy trees.  However, with this natural beauty also comes … [Read More...]

#OtherWomanSwap #FHEInsiders #Movie #GirlsNightIn #ad

Excited to Host Our “The Other Woman” Closet Swap Party!

Have you seen the movie, "The Other Woman?"  Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment, I have the opportunity to invite a few of my close friends and family to a viewing party in my … [Read More...]

#Weddings #FrankAndShannon #WeddingWednesday

My First Experience as Maid of Honor

In my life, I've only been to a few weddings.  The first weddings I went to were when I was a little girl and they were the weddings of my mom and stepdad, as well as my … [Read More...]

#FandangoFamily #Fandango #Movies #ad

Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” Movie Coming to Theaters on July 18th + Giveaway!!!

We love to go to movies as a family!  Most recently, we took the kids to see a movie and the trailer played for Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. … [Read More...]

#ad #KIA #DriveKIA #travel

Test Driving the 2014 KIA Cadenza in Comfort & Style

As a blogger, I have the opportunity to test drive a lot of different cars.  I love driving, so test-driving cars is definitely right up my alley!  I recently got to … [Read More...]

#TravelCA #Travel #familytravel #daycation #ad

Take a Family Daycation to the Beautiful Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California

I love to travel and love living in California!  Do you know what I love even more?  Traveling to different beautiful places within the state of California!  Last … [Read More...]

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Keep Momming

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Raising a child at any … [Read More...]

#Benihana #foodie #ad

The Ultimate Japanese and Sushi Experience at Benihana

Have you ever been to Benihana before?  Not only do they have amazing food, but the service and entertainment is great too!  It is definitely one of my favorite … [Read More...]

#SiennaDiaries #Travel #OurBigFamily #ad

Missing Our Toyota Sienna XLE

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to test-drive a 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE and it was awesome! I fell in love with it the moment it drove up to our home on the Central Coast. … [Read More...]

#VacayGoneCrayCray #Travel #ad

Vacation Mishaps and Vacay Gone Cray Cray!!!

I love to travel!  In fact, since a young age, I've enjoyed traveling.  I've traveled to Maui (at age 13), to Canada (at 15) and to Russia (at age 18).  Since … [Read More...]

#Monster500 #Toys #ad

Introducing the Monster 500 Line of Toys!

Our kids love to build and they had a fun time with the Monster 500™ toys!  I honestly had never heard of the Monster 500™ toys before conducting this review, but afterwards, … [Read More...]

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Who Would You Take to See “Earth to Echo” + $100 Fandango Gift Card Giveaway

Do you love taking your family to the movies?  Do you love just going to the movies?  I sure do!  I've always been a big movie fan!  I remember going to the … [Read More...]

#LEGOMom #PartyCity #LEGOParty #ad

How to Host a LEGO Birthday Party!

I can't believe Sammy is now 6 years old!  He's growing up so fast!  Each year, we let our kids choose which birthday theme they want for their party.  Sammy chose … [Read More...]

#ScoobyDoo #movies #cartoonclassics #ad

“Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Fields of Screams” DVD

I used to love watch Scooby-Doo! when I was a little girl and love seeing my kids watch and enjoy that same classic television show! On May 13th, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment … [Read More...]

#FrankAndShannon #Wedding #WeddingJewelry #WeddingFashion

Wedding Wednesday – We Found My Wedding Band!!!

Can you believe our wedding is less than 8 months away?  Woo hoo!  I am so excited (can you tell - just a little bit)?  We are slowly preparing for our wedding - … [Read More...]

#fireworks #fourthofjuly #4thofjuly

Top 10 Cities to Watch Fireworks

I love the 4th of July!  Not only do I love the food and family fun, but I love watching the fireworks.  I remember going to my dad's friend's party every year for the … [Read More...]

#spon

Enjoy Family Get-Togethers with Yummy Ice Cream Treats

When I was a little girl, I remember going to my dad's house every other weekend.  When we went there, we had a special club and it was called "The Palms Club."  It … [Read More...]

#EarthToEcho #Movie #Giveaway #ad

“Earth to Echo” Comes to Theaters + Giveaway

I love going to the movies with my family and recently had the chance to see the movie, Earth to Echo, with the kids.  I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but let me tell … [Read More...]

#Rayovac #IndependenceDay #MadeinUSA #spon

Celebrating Our Independence Day

Can you believe that Fourth of July is almost here?  I don't know about you, but this year is just flying by.  With that being said, I can tell you that I have a LOT of … [Read More...]

#BrightFuture #Upcycling #Sustainable #spon

Be Your Own Farmer’s Market – How to Upcycle Plastic Mayonnaise Jars

In our home, we like to recycle and upcycle where possible. We recycle our bottles, glass, cans and boxes. We upcycle our large containers and use them to hold holiday candy, loose … [Read More...]

#PaddingtonMovie #Movies #ad

Happy Birthday Paddington!!!

I remember the cuddly character, Paddington, from when I was a kid.  Well, guess what?  Yesterday was his birthday and in celebration of his birthday, I have some … [Read More...]

#TaxiMagic #Travel #LosAngeles #MC #sponsored

Save Money and Travel Around LA with Taxi Magic

Frank and I travel down to Los Angeles a lot!  We've found that sometimes it's just easier (and more cost-effective) to take a taxi to get where we're going.  Whether … [Read More...]

#BabyShower #SweetTreatTeam #Wilton #ad

How to Make Baby Shower Marshmallow Pops + Giveaway

Do you love marshmallows?  I sure do!  Whether it's eating them alone, in Rice Krispies Treats, or as Marshmallow Pops, these treats are adorable and melt in your mouth! … [Read More...]

#GreatestGrad #BestBuy #ad

The Greatest Gifts for Grads at Best Buy

Graduation time is here and students around us (both near and far) are graduating and moving onto bigger things! Graduation is a big deal – whether it be Preschool, Elementary … [Read More...]

#NexcareNana #Health #ad

See How Nexcare Nana Puts Nexcare Waterproof Bandages to the Test

When we get a cut or scrape, typically we clean it and put a bandage on it.  Well, that bandage will only work if it stays on, right?  Swimming, dirt and sweat often … [Read More...]