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By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Dec 19th, 2016
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This is a sponsored post written for Neutrogena. I was compensated and provided complimentary products for this post. All opinions are my own. Winter is in full swing and here on the Central Coast, it’s usually not too harsh compared to other places. However, the other day we did have a cold sp...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Dec 18th, 2016
104 Comments
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The Christmas tree is up, the lights are hanging outside the house and our family is getting ready for the long awaited Christmas Day! During the holiday season and all year long, Frank and I feel it’s super important to keep our family and home safe. We love that keeping our home safe is so [&...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 18th, 2016
24 Comments
1565 Views
Happy Holidays everyone! It’s that time of year again! Time for shopping and baking and family and friends! I love the holidays, especially because it gives me a reason to create all kinds of yummy recipes to share with family and friends. In fact, I recently whipped up some pretty tasty (and e...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Baby Products
Dec 17th, 2016
2 Comments
1217 Views
This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Having a baby is a lot of fun…and a lot of work! From the moment we find out we have a bundle of joy on the way, we are looking for […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Dec 15th, 2016
66 Comments
2789 Views
If you know me, you know how much I love my makeup! It’s fun to collect and play with and use to create different looks for different occasions! When it comes to shopping (especially this holiday season), I do the majority of it online. It’s awesome! I can sit in front of my computer, in ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 13th, 2016
5 Comments
1244 Views
The holidays are here and it’s a busy time for many of us! While shopping is fun, sometimes it can be kind of hard to figure out what to get the people you care about. Not to mention how crazy the malls and stores get as well! I don’t know about you, but we LOVE to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Dec 13th, 2016
29 Comments
1320 Views
Happy Holidays everyone!  This is my favorite time of year!  I love decorating, shopping for gifts and doing good for others (even more than I do throughout the year). I want to thank each and every one of you for your continuous support here on The Mommy-Files.  To thank you for your ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Dogs
Dec 11th, 2016
67 Comments
2698 Views
I love the holidays and everything about them! It all starts with Thanksgiving. On this day, we start cooking early in the morning (sometimes even the day before). Throughout the day, we snack on different appetizers and visit with family and friends. The day ends eating a lot of amazing food, loosen...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday
Dec 6th, 2016
7 Comments
1213 Views
Remember when you were a child and you completely (without any doubt whatsoever) believed in Santa? Then there was a point in your life when you began to doubt the existence of Santa. Well, imagine how hard it is for kids today! Every child WANTS to believe in Santa Claus, but let’s face it, th...
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 ea...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Dec 1st, 2016
7 Comments
1623 Views
Imagine this. You’re on vacation and headed for a great time, but then you start to wonder. Did I turn down the heat? Did I close your garage door? Is the front door locked? What if I told you that you didn’t have to wonder anymore and that you could monitor your home no matter […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Nov 30th, 2016
112 Comments
4896 Views
I love this time of year! Time for family and friends, decorations, baking, shopping and giving. It’s also a special time of year for making memories with our families. I don’t know about you, but our family loves to watch movies during the holidays, as well as enjoying all the homem...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Nov 24th, 2016
1 Comment
1667 Views
When I was a young girl, I loved dolls! I never had one quite like the one I received the other day though! The Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls 18″ Doll made by The Queen’s Treasures is gorgeous! Everything about her – from her hair to lashes to porcelain face – she ...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Nov 22nd, 2016
54 Comments
3385 Views
Thanks to National Geographic Kids for providing this prize pack! All opinions are mine. The holiday season is quickly approaching us and it’s time to finish up or start (like some of us) the holiday shopping for our kids or children in our lives. If you’re looking for a great holiday gif...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 22nd, 2016
1 Comment
2403 Views
This post has been sponsored by NewAir. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. We have 8 people in our home on a regular basis and that means a full refrigerator. What that means is not a whole lot of room for storing sodas, water bottles or beers! We had to get pretty dang […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 22nd, 2016
4 Comments
1212 Views
Ask anyone in my family what I think about the holidays and they’ll tell you I love them! However, along with the holidays comes traveling and colds and lots of yucky stuff, too! I mean, let’s face it – the holidays tend to be the time of year when we stray from our normal patterns....
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 22nd, 2016
0 Comments
1133 Views
My life is a busy! I’m a wife, mom, blogger and entrepreneur. Taking care of my family, running a blog and running a business can really take a lot of effort and energy…sometimes leaving mommy tired and exhausted. When I’m tired or exhausted, I am often also cranky, snappy and somet...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 21st, 2016
0 Comments
1057 Views
This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. With 6 kids, 1 husband, two businesses and everyday life, I am a pretty busy lady! Let’s not forget about the closely approaching hustle and bustle of the holidays! I don’t have time to be si...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Nov 21st, 2016
102 Comments
3378 Views
The holidays are upon us and that means it’s time for shopping, cooking, baking and watching holiday movies! I remember watching a variety of holiday shows when I was a kid. It was always something I looked forward to and got me excited about the holidays! I was recently introduced to “Sa...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Nov 21st, 2016
3 Comments
595 Views
In honor of it’s recent 25th anniversary, Disney’s classically beloved film, Beauty & the Beast, just released a new trailer for it’s upcoming 2017 release! Cue feeling super old… In honor of the movie’s milestone birthday, T.J.Maxx & Marshalls have compiled the best of Beauty & the Beast...
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