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!

BrownieBrittle

  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...]

Convenience with the Kenmore Elite Digital Countertop Convection Oven

Kenmore Elite  Digital Countertop Convection Oven (48)

I love to bake so when the kids ask if we can make cookies or muffins, I'm always game. When we're baking for our family I try to halve the recipe to ensure we don't have way too many cookies or muffins to gorge on. The only negative with making a small batch in my large sized oven is we're wasting a lot of unnecessary electricity. If you've been in the same boat I highly recommend investing in a countertop convection oven. Convenience … [Read more...]

Fill those stockings with inspirational movies.

Christmas Sale

I love receiving gifts that have a practical use to them or can encourage or inspire me in some way or fashion. With the number of Christmas parties lined up and gift exchanges to do, it's not always affordable to stick with a $15-$20 budget per person. I still remember a Christmas gift exchange we had with the women from our church several years ago. The gifts exchanged ranged from lotions, chocolate, planners and even Christmas socks. … [Read more...]

Give Mom or Dad the gift of an Audible subscription

Joyce Meyer

I love books. I've loved books ever since I was a little girl. I guess that's something I really miss being able to do as a Mom... at least right now. To me, sitting down and reading a book from page 1 till the end is a luxury. Right now I can do a few pages at a time, when I can, but a whole book would be a treat! I have a library filled with books on my must-read list and yes, that list is growing as the days roll on by!! Give Mom or … [Read more...]

The Minions wish you a Merry Christmas {+ A #FamilyFandango Giveaway}

Minions – Holiday Greeting Card – Fandango   Fandango

If you ask my kids what they loved the most about the Despicable Me movies they will chime in unison... the Minions! They don't know yet but these adorably cute, yellow bundles of energy have their own movie coming out next year. Minions hits theaters Nationwide in the summer of 2015. And to celebrate all things Minion, Fandango invites you to create your very own Minion greeting card this season,  using the Minions Holiday video … [Read more...]

A Willow Tree gift lasts forever.

Willow Tree  2014 Ornament - Ornaments - Demdaco Willow Tree - Christian Gifts

There are so many different stages and phases in our lives. Yes, so many seasons. And different people like to commemorate important events in their lives with different things. Growing up my mother gave me a gold charm bracelet for my 13th birthday. Each charm signified something important in my life and as achievements were made a new charm was added on. I can just about imagine how clunky a bracelet it would be had I continued to … [Read more...]