Reviews

By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Oct 21st, 2014
20 Comments
435 Views
    I love to watch movies and romantic movies are some of my favorites!  The Best of Me movie is now in theaters everywhere and I cannot wait to see it!  This love story is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel and stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato.  ABOUT THE MOVIE […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
1 Comment
454 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 Electronics Review
Oct 16th, 2014
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548 Views
This post is compensated as part of the Rayovac blogger program.  All opinions are mine. As a blogger, I am CONSTANTLY using my phone!  Whether it’s to check my email, take pictures, blog, tweet, text or make a phone call, I want to have a backup source to charge my phone when it starts getting […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Halloween
Oct 15th, 2014
11 Comments
419 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 Health
Oct 6th, 2014
23 Comments
15455 Views
I taught my child the importance of oral health care with LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #besweetsmart.  With 6 children in our home, it’s important that we set morning and nighttime routines.  In the mornings, they have “chores” that they complete.  These chores include brushing their teeth, brushing...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Oct 5th, 2014
1 Comment
405 Views
Can you believe the holidays are almost here?  I can’t believe it!  I love the holidays!  Whether it’s wrapping gifts, baking goodies or hosting parties, the holidays are always filled with family, friends and great memories. Every year, we host an Annual Cookie Exchange and a Holiday Christmas Party.  I need to make sure we […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Recent Posts
Oct 4th, 2014
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1756 Views
The past few years, I have loved selling (and shopping) at Moo La La Consignment on the Central Coast.  It was so easy listing the items for sale and then printing out the tags and dropping off the items.  This year, unfortunately we were unable to sell anything because we had some family things going […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Sep 26th, 2014
135 Comments
3210 Views
  Have you seen the movie trailer for Gone Girl?  It looks really good and is definitely a movie I want to see!  Gone Girl will be coming to theaters from 20th Century Fox on October 3rd.  The movie will star Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and is based on the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn. About […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
0 Comments
592 Views
DISCLOSURE: I received 2 LeapBands from LeapFrog and Clif Kid Bars for my “Fit Made Fun” MommyParty. All opinions and thoughts are my own. On September 6th, The Mommy-Files participated in a day of “Fit Made Fun” sponsored by LeapFrog and Clif Kid to inspire kids everywhere to get up and active! With its launch […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
44 Comments
1672 Views
Our kids enjoy reading and I’m always on the lookout for new books they would enjoy.  I recently discovered the Ricky Ricotta Series Books and they are so fun for the kids to read.  I know they’re good books when they come from Scholastic!  The series includes four different titles – Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot, Ri...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Sep 19th, 2014
133 Comments
3994 Views
We love going to the movies and today, This Is Where I Leave You is in theaters!  This Is Where I Leave You stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda.  Released by Warner Bros. Pictures, the movie is based on the novel, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Sep 18th, 2014
54 Comments
2055 Views
Do you have fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in your home?  My boys love watching them and were so excited when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First Season arrived at our house on DVD!  You can own all 26 episodes on DVD on October 7th, 2014. About the DVD Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, better known as [&he...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
538 Views
      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Car Review
Sep 15th, 2014
38 Comments
1275 Views
I love being a blogger!  One of the things I absolutely love about blogging is the opportunity I have to review a variety of brand new vehicles.  That’s right – I said BRAND NEW!!!  I recently carpooled with blogging friend Chelsea to BlogHer ’14 in San Jose in the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE and loved […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Sep 14th, 2014
40 Comments
1119 Views
Our kids love to read!  As a mom, I love to read with them and the books – Little Critter from Kohl’s Cares – are the perfect ones to do that with.  Get a jumpstart on back-to-school with the beloved Mercer Mayer storybooks, Little Critter, the newest Kohl’s Cares merchandise collection!  Kohl’s Department Stores is [&hellip...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cleaning Review
Sep 13th, 2014
42 Comments
1772 Views
This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. I love having a dishwasher!  I guess part of the reason I love having a dishwasher is because I have lived in a home before where “I” was […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
Sep 11th, 2014
36 Comments
1455 Views
    Growing up, I was a huge fan of Scooby-Doo!  Our kids are also fans of “Scooby-Doo!”  On August 19th, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released the all-new original animated movie, Scooby-Doo: Frankencreepy on DVD and Blu-ray.  The new release features two bonus Scooby-Doo! episodes – “A Gaggle of Gallo...
By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
Sep 8th, 2014
30 Comments
1144 Views
As parents, we want the best for our family.  I know that as a mother, I want to make sure I’m doing everything in my power to protect them and keep them safe.  One of the ways we protect our family and personal possessions is by installing smoke alarms throughout our home.  It’s amazing how quickly a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
Sep 4th, 2014
48 Comments
1705 Views
Are you looking for a fun, kid-friendly movie for your family to watch?  If so, you’ll want to check out Adventure Planet!  Adventure Planet was released on DVD on August 19th, 2014 by ARC Entertainment and was directed by Kompin Kemgumnird.  The movie stars Jane Lynch (Fox’s “Glee,” Wreck-It Ralph), Brooke Shields (Disney Channel...
By Shannon Gosney
In Movie Review
Sep 4th, 2014
2 Comments
1009 Views
Frank and I go to the movies a lot and we’ve already seen the trailer for the This Is Where I Leave You movie a few times.  It is definitely one that I’d like to see when it comes out to theaters.  This Is Where I Leave You stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, […]...
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