Reviews

By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 22nd, 2015
13 Comments
447 Views
I signed up for ipsy in March and just received my second Glam Bag since joining! I am absolutely loving ipsy!!! First, I love that it’s only $10 a month for a makeup subscription. Second, I love that you get a variety of items in your makeup bag each month – yes that’s what I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 13th, 2015
45 Comments
981 Views
It’s hard to believe that Mother’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re like me, you’re already starting to look for that special gift for your mother (or mothers) in your life. I don’t know about you, but I love me some makeup subscription boxes (**hint hint to my husband and kids**)! Starting April […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Apr 12th, 2015
25 Comments
1053 Views
One of my favorite game brands is SimplyFun! In fact, I was first introduced to SimplyFun at a friend’s game night I was invited to when I was living in Seattle. I had no idea we’d be playing games all night that I had never seen or heard of….and had tons of fun playing! I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Apr 10th, 2015
25 Comments
735 Views
  We love to eat pizza in our family! Heck, since purchasing our Blackstone Pizza Oven, we’ve been enjoying a lot more pizzas a lot more often! Not to mention the money it’s saved us as well – saving us more than half the cost of buying them from local pizza places!  My husband is the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Apr 8th, 2015
56 Comments
1444 Views
I love to watch movies (especially romantic movies….uh hmmm)!  On Friday, April 10th, The Longest Ride will be coming to theaters all over the country from 20th Century Fox! After watching the trailer, I am really excited to see The Longest Ride movie in theaters!   ABOUT THE FILM Based on the bestselling novel by master […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 2nd, 2015
28 Comments
2780 Views
I am in love with my ipsy subscription! Why? One – it’s affordable! At only $10 a month (plus tax), I get a variety of items I might otherwise pay a lot more for just to try! Two – I get a variety of items in a cute makeup bag each month (it’s like a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 1st, 2015
79 Comments
2008 Views
I love makeup! It took me a while to really start trying new products and brands, but I am loving all the amazing beauty products that are available out there! It was last year that my sisters were talking about different makeup subscriptions that got me interested. So what did I do (being the blogger […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Mar 31st, 2015
27 Comments
1049 Views
  I love a clean home, but I just don’t like the process of having to clean it. Unfortunately, we can’t afford to have a housekeeper do it for us, so I have to do what I can to keep it as clean as I can. Every now and again, I get into what I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Mar 30th, 2015
47 Comments
1332 Views
  I’ve had a LifeLock subscription for quite some time…and love it! Anytime I apply for a credit card (among other things), I receive notifications that an attempt was made. This is great to know, especially when it affects my credit score. I also receive notifications if my credit score changes and even if a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Mar 20th, 2015
32 Comments
1105 Views
  Frank and I have 6 kids, so you can imagine the amount of dust and dirt that can be tracked into the house! Since we have white carpets in our home (not by our choice, but because we rent), we have made a rule that all children remove their shoes at the door before […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Kids Review
Mar 20th, 2015
22 Comments
792 Views
  I remember how much I loved summer as a kid! I could sleep in, had no homework and could pretty much just chill out. I also remember feeling somewhat bored sometimes. I mean there are only so many games you can play and movies you can watch, right? Thanks to The Motherhood, I recently […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
1 Comment
1018 Views
Laguna Lake Park is a nice 375-acre park in San Luis just south of Cerro San Luis Mountain. This park used to have a beautiful 25-acre lake that has now shrunken to look more like a pond, but the ducks are still there and like to be fed. There is also a very nice playground […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Feb 8th, 2015
46 Comments
3319 Views
“A diamond is a girl’s best friend.” We’ve all heard of this saying, right? While a diamond may not be my best friend, I will happily admit that I sure do love them! Whether diamonds are in a pair of earrings, a bracelet, a ring or a necklace, I love my sparkly, beautiful diamonds! Do you […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Feb 7th, 2015
0 Comments
627 Views
As a mother and a blogger, I love taking pictures of my family, as well as different places we visit. I have used apps before that adjust the filter and brightness, as well as size of the pictures, but have not yet discovered one where I could make the pictures come to life. I was […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
0 Comments
1174 Views
I’m still trying to catch up on my hiking posts from the past few months. Finding the time, as I’m sure we all can attest to, seems harder and harder as the kids get older with all of their extracurricular activities…but I’ll save that for future posts because I digress and need to stay focused […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Jan 19th, 2015
44 Comments
3130 Views
The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. I love jewelry!  Whether it be earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces – I […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
0 Comments
1068 Views
What a way to end 2014! On Christmas day, Russel and I decided to get out and drive…just drive…find our own little adventure. Being kid-free this year it was easy for us to be on the go with no plans or expectations. For those of you who know me, I am always up for a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
Dec 31st, 2014
24 Comments
2281 Views
Can you believe it’s already New Year’s Eve?  I can’t even believe that 2015 is almost here!  This year has been a great one and definitely filled with a lot of blessings.  I have been grateful to be a part of the Rayovac Blogger Program during 2014.  It was a really great experience and has […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Dec 23rd, 2014
16 Comments
3036 Views
The holidays are here and we are hustling and bustling, trying to find those perfect gifts for our family, friends and six kids.  That’s right – I said six kids!  One great gift we discovered for them (which came a little early this Christmas) were etnies shoes for each child!  Each of our kids were […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Company Review
Dec 18th, 2014
21 Comments
1586 Views
As a child, I remember visiting my grandma and grandpa’s house.  We would go swimming and there would always be Dr. Pepper in the outside refrigerator.  It was one of my favorite sodas (and still is)!  So you can imagine the excitement I had when I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes with […]...
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