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By Shannon Gurnee
In Boating
Mar 16th, 2017
20 Comments
582 Views
After quite a few cold and rainy weekends, we finally had a gorgeous weekend where the weather was perfect for some time on the lake! Last Saturday, we headed out to Lake Lopez with our boat and it was a great day! All 6 of our kids love going out on the boat and are […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Mar 1st, 2017
40 Comments
1486 Views
Yesterday, February 28th, was our 2 year wedding anniversary. While we’ve been together for 5 years (since January 2012), we’ve only been married for 2 years, but it’s been a great 2 years overall! Frank proposed to me on Thanksgiving Day in 2013 and we later booked our cruise wedding aboard the Carnival Miracle for […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
Feb 15th, 2017
31 Comments
2392 Views
On our most recent cruises (last summer), Frank and I cruised on the Carnival Conquest. It was a really nice ship and we had a lot of fun, as well as relaxed a bunch on our trip. One of the ports we stopped in was Cozumel, Mexico. While I took Geography in high school, I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Feb 7th, 2017
3 Comments
1629 Views
I’m a T.J.Maxx & Marshalls blogger and am compensated for this post. All opinions are mine. It’s the beginning of the year and a lot of us are trying to get our homes more organized. While it may be easy to say we’d like our homes organized, it’s more of a challenge to actually do […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Community
Jan 30th, 2017
18 Comments
1719 Views
This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are mine. As a blogger, I have the opportunity to share about a lot of things – including brands and products that I love. I absolutely love it when companies reach out and try to help the community. Recently, I learned about how Scotties Facial Tissues are welcoming […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 23rd, 2016
21 Comments
1718 Views
Back in October, we surprised our kids with a trip to Hollywood, California.  We love to travel in our RV because it’s packed with food, power and a bathroom! It definitely makes road trips easier and more fun! A while ago, Frank purchased tickets for our family of 8 to go and see The Nightmare Before […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Basics
Dec 1st, 2016
23 Comments
2246 Views
It’s hard to believe that it’s already December, isn’t it? Before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2017! Ack! How is time going by so quickly? I don’t remember it doing that when I was younger. Ok now that I’m feeling old, let’s move on! Since everybody has eaten dinner, the dishes are done, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In home parties
Nov 1st, 2016
17 Comments
3790 Views
This post is part of a partnership with AT&T. All opinions are mine. I love being a blogger! I love to share about my favorite brands, products and experiences through pictures and video on my blog and social media channels. If you know me, then you know I love parties…and especially love hosting parties! Well, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Oct 31st, 2016
3 Comments
1695 Views
This post includes affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Happy Halloween! I hope you all have a Happy Halloween! I love this day because I have great memories as a kid dressing up and trick-or-treating. Our kids I hope have great memories as well. My husband did an awesome job ordering all of their […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
2 Comments
1700 Views
We love to go RV camping in our family! In our RV, we can travel to different places and feel really comfortable while doing it.  The kids love traveling in the RV because it has a bathroom, a kitchen, TVs and fun places to sleep and hang out! I love traveling in the RV because it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Bullying
Oct 3rd, 2016
1 Comment
1184 Views
When I was in elementary school, I was the source of a lot of teasing. Not only did I have red hair, but I also had freckles, crooked teeth, very fair skin and was tall and skinny and didn’t shave my leg until I was in 6th grade (so I was hairy too)! I came […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Sep 30th, 2016
6 Comments
907 Views
When it comes to having a family, getting your finances on the right track is super important.  That means building your savings, paying off debt, living within your means, and preparing for the future. Being out of whack financially can cause a lot of heartache and stress, which can ultimately affect your health and happiness. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Florida
Jul 19th, 2016
4 Comments
1513 Views
A few weeks ago, Frank and I headed to Miami, Florida. There he had a work conference, which I helped at, and then we headed to Orlando to visit my mom and then Ft. Lauderdale to head out for our 7-day Caribbean Cruise. I’d been to Florida a few times and it’s amazing how you […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jun 25th, 2016
6 Comments
1919 Views
Summertime is here and that means our kids are out of school and have a lot of free time on their hands. How often do you hear the phrase, “Mom, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Whereas during the school year, they can’t wait for all that free time during the summer. The trick is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
Jun 23rd, 2016
0 Comments
1506 Views
This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. One of my favorite places to shop is Costco. With a family of 8, it’s amazing how quickly we go through items in our home. Purchasing items in bulk make it so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
May 23rd, 2016
0 Comments
1820 Views
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. The first time I ever had a credit card was my freshman year in college. I’ll never forget it. I was attending the local community college and if you signed up for their credit card, they’d give you a full pound bag of Peanut M&Ms. Oh […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
May 14th, 2016
25 Comments
2919 Views
At the end of this month is a special day for many – Memorial Day. There are a few holidays that I didn’t quite understand and Memorial Day is one of them. While Memorial Day is often used to celebrate the beginning of summer, it isn’t actually all about food, parties or even store sales. So […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
May 11th, 2016
1 Comment
1873 Views
This review was made possible by iConnect and Pampers.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Did you know that May 6th through May 12th is National Nurse Appreciation Week? It’s amazing how vividly I remember the labor, delivery and recovery from each of my children. I was […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
May 9th, 2016
1 Comment
1711 Views
This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. I love planning parties and getting together with family or friends to enjoy food, drinks and good conversation. A successful party does require some planning though. You’ll want [&helli...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
Apr 24th, 2016
1 Comment
1383 Views
As a mom of 6 kids, life can get VERY busy! Whether it’s making lunches, doing laundry, cooking meals, running kids to school and back or helping with homework, our kids take a lot of time, energy and love. So what if we as moms had one day to drop everything and take a day […]...
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