Lifestyle

By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
Feb 4th, 2016
30 Comments
499 Views
From the moment you find out you’re welcoming a child into your family and home, you want to do everything you can to protect him or her. I remember how important my children’s car seats were from the time they were newborns coming home from the hospital to taking them to school the safest way possible. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jan 27th, 2016
1 Comment
968 Views
It’s almost here…Game Day that is! We love to watch the Big Game with family and friends – enjoying funny commercials, touchdowns, food and drinks. While it’s fun, it does take a lot of work to put things together for Game Day. Here are 5 Ways to Help You Get Game Day Ready. 5 Ways […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jan 15th, 2016
0 Comments
424 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 Freebies / Coupons
Dec 28th, 2015
32 Comments
1746 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AwardWithSavings #CollectiveBias With a family of 8, I like to stock up on items when I can get a good deal! In honor of awards season, Vons is rolling out five-star savings on its most critically acclaimed P&G products, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Dec 21st, 2015
26 Comments
2043 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayGlow #CollectiveBias I love to relax and pamper myself. There’s just something about it that helps get me energized and ready for tasks to come. With the holidays comes a lot of baking, running around town and shopping. That […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Christmas
Dec 15th, 2015
49 Comments
2294 Views
The holiday season is almost here and that means it’s time to deck the halls and gather your family and friends for a fun and festive holiday get together! While entertaining can feel like a burden, the holidays are meant to be fun. So, if you’re wondering how to plan a stress-free holiday get-together where […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Dec 9th, 2015
23 Comments
2017 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftOfPhilips #CollectiveBias When I was growing up, my teeth were pretty crooked and I had to have braces. Once my teeth were straight, my smile became something very important to me and I wanted to do everything I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Dec 8th, 2015
28 Comments
1550 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DoTheMicroTwist #CollectiveBias I love a clean kitchen! There is just something fulfilling about having a clean kitchen and preparing food or having guests visit your home. One of the ways to get a clean kitchen is to start with the floors. I [&...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Dec 7th, 2015
42 Comments
2522 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BIGSeason #BigLots #CollectiveBias I love this time of year! It’s a time of gratitude and cheer, as well as a time when I get to pick out gifts for my family and friends! One of my favorite ways to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 1st, 2015
18 Comments
641 Views
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does it include delicious dishes and a juicy turkey, but it also includes laughter, stories and thankfulness with our family and friends. This year, we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother-in-law’s home. In attendance were my dad and stepmom, mother- and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
Dec 1st, 2015
32 Comments
1086 Views
I remember when I was a kid, our mom would put out a Sandy Candy Jar filled with Hershey’s Kisses at Christmas time. They were the red and green holiday ones! It was something I literally looked forward to every single year! Unfortunately, that Santa Candy Jar is no longer around, so I got my creative […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Dec 1st, 2015
20 Comments
1011 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for McCafĂ© packaged coffee. I received product samples as well as a monetary promotional incentive to thank me for my participation. I love this time of year! Not only do I enjoy the holiday decorations and music, but I also enjoy shopping for, putting together, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Finances
Nov 24th, 2015
18 Comments
1003 Views
As self-employed individuals, both my husband and I are responsible for obtaining our own health insurance rather than through big companies or corporations. What does this mean for us? This means it’s time to start looking at our options for health insurance for 2016 during Open Enrollment and make the most cost-effective decisions for our fa...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cell Phone
Nov 20th, 2015
23 Comments
1405 Views
Most of my life, I’ve wanted to be a teacher. No joke! When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a doctor, but when I really started looking at potential careers, I fell in love with the idea of teaching. My grandma and grandpa on my dad’s side were both teachers and they inspired […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Nov 19th, 2015
2 Comments
829 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KYTrySomethingNew #CollectiveBias My husband and I met almost 3 years ago through a dating website. Both of us had been married before and brought 3 kids each to the relationship (for a total of 6 kids). My best friend […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Nov 17th, 2015
0 Comments
512 Views
I love to write! As a blogger, I depend on my writing to help make a living for our family. Sometimes it’s just really hard to think of what to write or how to get my thoughts onto paper. We call that Writer’s Block (or in the blogging world – Blogger’s Block). When suffering from […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
Nov 6th, 2015
18 Comments
1368 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias We love movies as a family and as soon as we hear Inside Out was available for purchase, we excitedly headed on over to Walmart to buy it, and you should too! Inside Out is a fun family movie that talks [&h...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Nov 3rd, 2015
0 Comments
1011 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TryALittleGoodness #CollectiveBias With 6 kids and working from home on my blog full-time, life can get pretty dang busy! With the busyness in our lives, we sometimes forget to make the little things in life count. Sometimes we need […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Nov 2nd, 2015
129 Comments
5886 Views
I’m always on the lookout for new technology and recently was introduced to the Memorex Headphones and Memorex Tablet. I also learned about a fun contest that Memorex is hosting with the creators of SHARKNADO and they are inviting consumers to “make-a-scene” with actor Joey Lawrence for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to break into Hollywood. One [&hellip...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Oct 30th, 2015
2 Comments
792 Views
Can you believe how close Christmas is? It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the lights, songs, and general feeling of happiness and love that goes with it! This year, Frank and I will be taking our 6 kids to check out Knott’s Merry Farm. They are going to have a blast! While […]...
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