Serve yourself a Heart-Healthy Christmas.

Serve yourself a heart-healthy Christmas - Mommy Snippets

I'm not sure who gets more excited about the food when the Christmas season rolls in... the kids or me? I try not to over-indulge but sometimes the lure of a cookie calling my name is too much to resist. But I need to remind myself that I need to be careful and watch what I eat. Serve yourself a Heart-Healthy Christmas. What would you say if you found out that 80 million Americans are currently living with heart disease? (80 … [Read more...]

Enjoy the holidays with these Netflix Christmas favorites.


In a few hours my kids will officially begin two weeks of Christmas holidays... which means carols, cookie baking and a generous dose of Christmas movie watching! My husband and I have a strict one-television-in-the-home policy which means whatever is on the television has to be family-friendly and appropriate for anyone to watch. And while that may sound a little harsh for an adult, it's something we stick by. It only means we get more … [Read more...]

Encouraging children to give joyfully this Christmas {#RedKettleReason}

Every cent adds up

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I will receive a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #RedKettleReason #MC   It's easy for children to get caught up in enjoying a commercialized Christmas where the focus is all about picking gifts from a toy catalog and owning the hottest new toy in stores. While as parents we do want our children to enjoy the fun aspects of Christmas … [Read more...]

An affordable, non-candy, Christmas gift idea for kids at school.

Affordable Christmas Gift Idea for Classroom (4)

My daughter's school has a strict no candy gift policy. Which means no candy may be passed out at class parties, added to goodie bags or even brought to school. They're also very picky about adding snacks in treat bags or passing them out especially if a classroom has even one child with a food allergy. So we've had to improvise each year with our take-home treat ideas. Most often than not, we brainstorm while walking down Dollar Tree's … [Read more...]

Hot price on a Canon EOS Rebel T5i camera at Best Buy {#HintingSeason}

Canon Holiday Image

 I've just recently switched to using a DSLR. And while I'm slowly getting the hang of using my pre-owned camera, I still have quite a ways to go before I can call myself DSLR efficient! While I love my sturdy point and shoot, I recognize the clarity a DSLR alone can give. With a new year resolution to take better photographs, I'm slowly, but surely, moving along towards the prize I've set as my goal... the gorgeous Canon EOS Rebel … [Read more...]

How to make earrings {Tutorial}- A great gift idea this Christmas

How to make earrings {Tutorial}- Mommy Snippets (1)

It all began when my daughter's Girl Scout Troop Leader announced the girls would have a Christmas Gift Exchange at their Christmas party. While the girls could give their secret recipient anything under the sun, it had to be a handmade gift. My 8 year old picked the name of a girl who is dances ballet and is in an upcoming Nutcracker performance. After a lot of thought and Pinterest hunting, she decided she would make her a ballet tote and … [Read more...]

Monogrammed gifts from Lands End they will love {#Together}

Black and White Monogrammed Tote from Lands End (1)

Receiving a monogrammed gift always makes it feel like the giver went an extra mile to think of giving you something that's you and only you. It's a gift you won't shove to the corner because it has your initials on it and it's one you won't want to re-gift because it becomes something you want to hold on for a good long while. Contrary what most people think, monogrammed gifts don't need to cost a whole lot. At least not when you shop … [Read more...]

Brownie Brittle and a #PaddingtonMovie Giveaway!


  So we all know Paddington loves, loves, loves orange marmalade but there's a snack that light, crunchy and ever so yummy that I know he just has to approve of... Brownie Brittle! Featuring the cuddly little bear himself, the limited edition boxes is an award winning product, thanks to the rich, chocolate flavor packed into each bite. At 120 calories/ounce, it's a winner with Weight Watchers and Fitness Magazine too. I love that … [Read more...]