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By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Nov 19th, 2014
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  I don’t know about you, but with my crazy schedule, I’m lucky if I get to put make-up on, much less have a skin routine.  I’ve tried to tell my kids that ever since they came into the world, not only have I started getting grey hairs, but I’m also noticing more and more […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Nov 17th, 2014
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In our family, we love to go camping!  In fact, we just bought a RV – woo hoo!  We have a favorite campsite in Santa Barbara that we visit on a regular basis and the kids love it because they get to swim, make ice cream sundaes, enjoy s’mores, play in the park and go […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Nov 16th, 2014
2 Comments
223 Views
  Each month, a group of us girls get together and go out for a Girl’s Night Out!  It is so much fun!  Originally our group was formed to play Bunco, but with everyone’s busy schedules, it became really difficult to do.  After a few months, we were all missing our monthly get-togethers and decided […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Health
Nov 15th, 2014
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255 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. What do you know about RSV?  When I hear the term, “RSV,” I immediately think of sickly babies and death.  It is […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In California
Nov 12th, 2014
29 Comments
500 Views
  As a family, we love to camp!  Ok, so I’m not talking about sleeping on the ground under the stars or in a tent camping.  I’m talking about enjoy the beauty around you with a kitchen and a bathroom available at all times without having to walk in the dark by yourself camping.  Yes, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 6th, 2014
27 Comments
563 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Those who serve in our military have a soft place in my heart.  My dad served in the Vietnam War before […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Halloween
Nov 6th, 2014
23 Comments
587 Views
The weekend before Halloween, Shannon and I decided to take our 6 kids to Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo Beach.  This was the first time we all had been to this city activity.  We got all 6 of our kids dressed in their Halloween costumes and headed to the activity. When we got there, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Halloween
Nov 5th, 2014
30 Comments
639 Views
  This year, Halloween fell on a Friday night.  What that meant for most of our friends who are parents, was that it would be tougher to enjoy a Halloween party on that actual night.  So we decided to have our “grownup” Halloween Party the night after.  It was still a Halloween party, with costumes, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Nov 4th, 2014
30 Comments
535 Views
Growing up, I was surrounded by smoke.  One set of my parents smoked on a regular basis around me.  They smoked in the car and in the backyard, but not in the house.  However, I was constantly in the midst of smoke.  I did not like it at all, but as a kid, what could […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
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374 Views
Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Halloween
Nov 2nd, 2014
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320 Views
When my kids were little, they loved to dress up!  Now that they are older, they don’t dress up as much, but they definitely got good use out of their costumes from Party City during Halloween week!  They wore their Halloween costumes when we went to Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo Beach, Chuck E. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Oct 31st, 2014
23 Comments
695 Views
Halloween is here and I am excited to announce my second year as a member of the Netflix Stream Team!  In our home, we don’t have cable, but we do have Roku and watch Netflix on a regular basis.  The kids have their own station and then Frank and I have ours.  There is so […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Oct 29th, 2014
74 Comments
1309 Views
  One of the places we enjoy going together as a family to is Chuck E. Cheese’s.  Their pizza is good, their games are fun and the kids walk away with prizes in hand.  During the entire month of October, it’s Chucktober at Chuck E. Cheese’s!  This month, we headed to our local Chuck E. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Oct 28th, 2014
66 Comments
36690 Views
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Hanes is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help generate create breast cancer awareness.  The brand will also be donating $50,000 to the NBCF.  I’m so happy I have the opportunity to share ways to prevent this horrible disease!  I’ve seen family and […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Oct 27th, 2014
32 Comments
867 Views
When I was young, I remember driving somewhere with my parents on the freeway.  I saw a family with kids playing under the freeway overpass.  They weren’t just hanging out – they lived there.  I remember feeling so sad at the hunger the family must be facing, especially the kids.  After that experience, I volunteered […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Health
Oct 22nd, 2014
25 Comments
754 Views
  I hate cancer!  I know it sounds blunt and straight forward, but I hate it!  It doesn’t matter what type of cancer it is, I hate what it does to those I love.  If there is a cancer that is preventable, why wouldn’t we do it?  Why wouldn’t we do the self-check breast exams […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
751 Views
We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Anaheim
Oct 16th, 2014
54 Comments
1181 Views
We received passes for our visit.  All opinions are mine. I love Disneyland!  No matter how old I am, there is always something magical about visiting Disneyland.  I especially love visiting during the holidays, particularly during the Halloween and Christmas seasons.  Frank and I recently headed to Disneyland on a weekend getaway sans kids.  W...
By Shannon Gosney
In Halloween
Oct 15th, 2014
14 Comments
589 Views
This post is compensated as part of the Rayovac Blogger Program.  All opinions are mine.   Zombies, ghosts, princesses and super heroes and more will be knocking on your doors in a few weeks, celebrating the fun that is Halloween!  Some of us will be at our doors anxiously waiting to greet our trick-or-treaters with […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Community
Oct 14th, 2014
40 Comments
966 Views
When I was a young girl, I remember riding in the backseat of our car on the freeway with my parents.  We were approaching an overpass and I immediately noticed figures out of the corner of my eye on the side.  There were people with tents camped out under the freeway overpass and the children […]...
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