Reviews

By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
1 Comment
227 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 Gosney
In Beauty
Feb 8th, 2015
45 Comments
1687 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 Gosney
In App Review
Feb 7th, 2015
0 Comments
311 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
685 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 Gosney
In Beauty
Jan 19th, 2015
44 Comments
1559 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
760 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 Gosney
In Product Review
Dec 31st, 2014
24 Comments
1730 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 Gosney
In Beauty
Dec 23rd, 2014
16 Comments
1975 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 Gosney
In Company Review
Dec 18th, 2014
21 Comments
1267 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 […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
Dec 11th, 2014
151 Comments
5780 Views
Can you believe there are only 14 more days until Christmas?  Yikes!  The holidays can be a stressful time, especially when you’re trying to find gifts for your family and friends and then try to send them so they arrive in time for Christmas.  While most people are focused on the gifts they want to […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
Dec 10th, 2014
0 Comments
243 Views
I love the holiday season and I love to watch movies.  So you can imagine how much I love to watch holiday movies with my family!  In fact, on Thanksgiving (or the day after – depending on how we’re feeling), we turn on a holiday movie to watch as a family.  I have great memories […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
Dec 2nd, 2014
22 Comments
1912 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   In a house with 6 kids and 2 adults, I can tell you that I have mastered the art of unclogging a stuffed up toilet!  Not that […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Dec 2nd, 2014
52 Comments
1092 Views
Frank was so excited to try out the new Panasonic Wet/Dry Shaver we received as part of our participation in the Panasonic Movember Challenge!  The kit came with a Panasonic ES-RT77-S Arc3 Wet/Dry Shaver, NEUTROGENA Men® Razor Defense® Face Scrub (for maintaining), NEUTROGENA Men® Sensitive Skin Shave Cream (for shaving), Magnified Mirror and Dopp Kit.  ...
By Shannon Gosney
In Recent Posts
Nov 30th, 2014
8 Comments
1283 Views
This is my favorite time of year!  I love the holidays and the time I get to spend with my family and friends.  Not to mention the yummy meals and goodies we eat and make, as well as the cheerful feelings and attitudes that go along with this time of year.  Not only did we […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Nov 28th, 2014
39 Comments
3973 Views
  We love going to the movies!  I remember going to the movies when I was a little girl!  I remember sitting in the big seats with my feet in the air because I was too short to reach the floor.  I remember grabbing popcorn out of the giant bucket and eating candy, while sipping […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 26th, 2014
25 Comments
1397 Views
The holidays are here – yay!  Yep, that’s right!  Our Christmas tree is already up.  Frank did an awesome job of putting it up – and let me tell ya, it’s really big!  With less than a month until Christmas, you’re either finishing up your holiday shopping or you’re just barely get started.  Whatever the [&hel...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Education
Nov 24th, 2014
0 Comments
583 Views
  My kids love everything LeapFrog. Ever since they were infants we’ve been purchasing their products. In my opinion, LeapFrog continuously puts out quality toys and their latest venture, LeapTV, is no different. We were lucky enough to sample their product. Call me crazy, but I brought home 8 kids one afternoon from school (yes, all […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
Nov 22nd, 2014
22 Comments
1401 Views
  Have you seen Earth to Echo yet?  If not, you are really missing out on a good, family-friendly movie!  Our kids really loved watching the movie and even watched it over and over again!  Frank and I really enjoyed watching it with them too.  Earth to Echo is now available on Digital HD, as well as Blu-ray […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Nov 21st, 2014
30 Comments
1573 Views
This post is brought to you by Kwilt and The Motherhood.  All opinions are my own. As a blogger, I take a LOT of photos.  I used to be really good about printing pictures out when I used the old school camera, but now that picture taking is so easy with my digital camera and […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Nov 21st, 2014
22 Comments
1138 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   When my boys were little, I loved to buy them cute outfits from OshKosh B’gosh!  I would buy overalls, jeans, […]...
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