#BrancottEstate #FlightSong #Wines #MC #sponsored

Sit Back and Relax with Brancott Estate’s New “Flight Song” Wines

Last year, I was first introduced to Brancott Estate Wines and let me tell you, I fell in love with their wines!  So when I heard that Brancott Estate released their new … [Read More...]

#DoveAllStarDad #sponsored

Meet My Favorite All-Star Dad!

Do you have a dad who means a lot to you?  Perhaps you have a dad who is a male role model to the young men in your life?  If so, now is the perfect time to share about … [Read More...]

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

PEEP-A-BOO Easter Cupcakes

Can you believe that Easter is almost here?  When I was a little girl, PEEPS was one of my favorite Easter candies (other than chocolate of course).  As an adult, I still … [Read More...]

#FactsUpFront #spon

End Obesity By Getting Your Facts Up Front

I will be one of the first to admit that I rarely turn the can or jar over and look at the facts.  I normally purchase based on previous brand experience (usually brands I … [Read More...]

#DuncanHines #Easter #Spring #Cakes #Cupcakes #spon

Duncan Hines Limited Edition Spring Velvets Cake Mix + Recipes

I love cake mix!  Just ask Frank.  We have a LOT of cake mix in our kitchen - from Devil's Food to Chocolate Fudge to Yellow to Rainbow Chip.  I was recently … [Read More...]

#Travel #Fashion #spon

7 Essentials You Need to Bring when Traveling to Europe for the First Time

A romantic place filled with gorgeous architecture and rich history, the whole of Europe is a dream destination of many people. While you want to get lost there for days, you must … [Read More...]

#Travel #Cruising #CarnivalImagination

Cruising the Carnival Imagination

Frank and I have been on two cruises together and love the cruising experience!  Frank has been on a lot of cruises, but this was my second cruise - both time going on … [Read More...]

#WeddingWednesday #FrankAndShannon #Wedding #Fashion

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Shoes – Round 1

I have loved shopping for wedding clothes and accessories - and that includes wedding shoes.  The first wedding shoes I tried on were the Glitter High Heel Platform Pumps at … [Read More...]

#Fashion #dresses #spon

Find the Perfect Pageant Style Dress for Any Occasion

  Whether it is time for prom, homecoming or another event that requires you to up the fashion ante, you might find yourself on the hunt for designer pageant dresses. Find … [Read More...]

#GoBold #spon

Go Bold with Pillsbury + Giveaway!!!

We love cake in our family, but the kids especially love cake when they get involved in the process of making it and decorating it.  Whether it's actually whipping together … [Read More...]

#Blinkbuggy #MC #sponsored

Preserve Your Child’s Memories with Blinkbuggy

When my boys were little, I was really into scrapbooking.  I mean old school scrapbooking!  You know where you trim and cut the pictures with different scissors, add … [Read More...]

#JustAddStrawberries #California #Travel #spon

California Strawberries Farm & Culinary Event

A little less than a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend the 365 Days of California Strawberries Farm & Culinary Event with a group of other bloggers.  I love that … [Read More...]

#Kohls #Fashion #Ambassador #MC #PeterSomForKohls #sponsored

The New Peter Som Collection Launches at Kohl’s + $100 Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Over the past month, I've had the opportunity to participate with Mom Central as a Fashion Ambassador with Kohl's.  I have loved exploring the different clothing collections, … [Read More...]

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Share Your Giveaway Sundays + Winners

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 … [Read More...]

#GoBold #Pillsbury #spon

Go Bold with Kids in the Kitchen

As our kids get have been getting older, they have expressed more of an interest in baking.  Our oldest son, Brian, recently expressed a desire to help me bake up some … [Read More...]

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Jingle All the Way 2 Movie Set Visit with the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders

I hope you're ready to talk Christmas time, because I have something you'll want to hear about! Wait, I know it's not even Easter and please put that shoe down you're ready to … [Read More...]

#WiltonTreatTeam #spon

Easy Peeps Cupcakes from Wilton

As a mom with a big family and who works full-time from home, I still enjoy baking and decorating, but often times look for recipe ideas that are both yummy, quick and easy. … [Read More...]

#CampbellsKitchen #Giveaway #spon

Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces + Giveaway

I enjoy cooking, but I don't enjoy all the time I spend preparing and cooking meals.  This is not to say I won't do it, but I love it when meals are made easily.  I was … [Read More...]

#Winetasting #centralcoast #KelseyWinery

Central Coast: Wine Tasting at Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards

One of my favorite wineries on the Central Coast is the Kelsey Winery.  Frank, myself and a few of my girlfriends went wine tasting at Kelsey Winery for the first time last … [Read More...]

#Rio2 #Giveaway #Movie #spon

“Rio 2″ is Coming to Theaters April 11th + Prize Pack Giveaway

I remember watching the bright colors and funny animals with my boys in Rio.  I'm excited to watch Rio 2 with our kids when it comes out to theaters this week! … [Read More...]

#FightToxins #MC #sponsored

Seventh Generation Toxin Freedom Fighters

Cleaning is definitely not one of my favorite things to do.  I don't mind washing dishes, but I greatly dislike cleaning sinks, counters and floors that might involve toxic … [Read More...]

#FHE #Dragons #giveaway #spon

“Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1″ Review + DVD Giveaway

Have you seen the movie How to Train a Dragon?  We did and loved it!  Well, guess what?  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released on DVD the first … [Read More...]

#BattleoftheBrews #Keurig #spon

Battle of the Brews + Keurig Giveaway!!!

Do you own a Keurig? I have one and I absolutely love it! Most recently I received a Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System in Aqua Blue.  I love it!  One of the things I really … [Read More...]

#Kohls #Fashion #Ambassador #MC #sponsored

See How I Create 6 Different Looks with 2 Dresses from Kohl’s

I am thrilled to be writing as a Kohl's Fashion Ambassador with Mom Central.  It not only has grown my wardrobe, but has also allowed me to express my creativity through … [Read More...]

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Moo La La Consignment Sale is Happening on the Central Coast This Weekend

I love to save money, but I also like to get quality items for the money I do spend.  When it comes to selling (or even buying), I love to consign!  I am so lucky to have … [Read More...]

#LeeJeans #FindYourFit #Fashion #spon

Finding My Fit with Lee Jeans and Leggings in Hot Colors

Ever since attending the Lee Event in 2012, I have been a loyal wearer of Lee Jeans.  Not only are they stylish and trendy, but they are so comfortable too!!!  I have … [Read More...]

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How to Keep Good Going

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Keep Good Going is about the idea of perpetuating the personal … [Read More...]

#FitBlogLA #Fitness #Blogger

Fitness Blogger Meet & Tweet

Last year, I was invited to attend Fit Blog LA.  Let me tell you - I had so much fun!  Not only did I get to hang out with friends, but I also had the opportunity to … [Read More...]

Wk 17 – Sycamore Crest Trail

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 17) – Sycamore Crest Trail

  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, … [Read More...]

#FrankAndShannon #Wedding #CruisingLife

Wedding Wednesday: We’re Getting Married on a Carnival Cruise!

Can you believe that in a little less than 11 months, Frank and I will be getting married?  Not too long ago, it was 14 months until the wedding!  Time is flying by - … [Read More...]

#SavingMrBanks #Disney #movies #spon

“Saving Mr. Banks” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack Review

I recently had the opportunity to review Saving Mr. Banks and it was so good!  I wasn't really sure what to expect.  I just knew it had something to do with Mary Poppins … [Read More...]