• Recipes

    MommaSnaps Shrimp Stacks

    Alrighty, You’re so LUCKY! You just stumbled upon you new favorite summer recipe! Ok, This is super easy to make, almost NO actual cooking involved. If you have a rice cooker, cutting board and knife, you’re all set! (Thumbs UP) First things first, get your brown rice a cookin’ because it will take the longest. K, then get your choppin’ hand ready. You need to dice 2 lbs of cold, pre-cooked shrimp. Please remove tails first. As always, I HATE finding shrimp tails and remnants in my food. (YUCK!) Also, you need to dice 1 whole cucumber. I use the English/Hothouse cucumbers because the seeds aren’t as tough. Mash the…

  • Family,  Health and Wellness

    First Time Using Dry Shampoo

    I have been hearing people singing the praises of dry shampoo for a couple years now. Its all “OH MY GOSH BECKY, You’ve never used DRY SHAMPOO?” and “Are you, like, living under a ROCK or something???” I know, I know. I don’t keep up with the trends all that well. But, in my defense, I have a legit note from my dermatologist that I should not wash my hair more than 1-2 times per week. I generally land a fresh washed head of hair about 5 days in. My hair almost never looks dirty, unless I have exercised and worked up an amazing, fat burning, SWEAT! 🙂 Soooo…I’m on…

  • Family,  Military,  Travel/Vacation

    Review of Pearl Harbor Base

    Aloha! I’m going to review some places I visited on my recent trip to Hawaii. A lot of focus will be directed to military exclusive locations. We stayed on the “Joint Base Pearl Harbor.” We were lodged back in an area “attached” to Arizona Hall, referred to as the “1500 Series.” The place where we were lodged wasn’t much to write home about, really. It was nicer than other on base options, it was safe and clean, but we weren’t there to experience the “posh” lodging options available on the island, we were there to support a mission. Rather, MY HUSBAND (DaddySnap), and his fellow Airmen were there to support…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    National Donut Day 2018!

    Hey SnapBackers! Happy National Donut Day! Not sure how this became a real thing, but let’s roll with it. It’s a reason to eat discounted fresh donuts rather than day old stale bricks from the grocery store. Haha Depending where you live, there are lots of deals available. Here in Bloomington, Square Donuts gives you a coupon for any purchase. The coupon is good on a return visit for the next year Jacks Donuts was offering a $.75 cake donut, but by the time we got there at 10:30 AM, they were sold out of donuts completely. We had fun at Square Donuts though. They’re open until 2pm. Head over…

  • Military,  Travel/Vacation,  Uncategorized

    Hawaii!

    Aloha SnapBackers! Well, I recently returned from a short but fun filled trip to Hawaii. I went a lot of places and saw a lot of things, and I am ready to start passing all the info along to you all. I’m going to try to make a post every day or two with another amazing Hawaii find. A lot of what I did was with military perks, so if you know any military families that like to vacation, pass this along to them as well. Every military family with a future plan to visit Hawaii will want to see this stuff! It was an amazing time away from the…

  • Health and Wellness

    McCormick’s Creek Spring 5k

    Happy 5K season SnapBackers! Our first ever MommaSnapsBack running group formed today. Ok, so, Emily and Cheri ran, what I did could not really qualify as running, but I DID FINISH! That’s important!!! 😀 I told these ladies (very dramatically, because I just AM dramatic) to RUN  AHEAD and to not let me hold them back. haha. I’m proud of them! They both had great run times. There was a point during the race where I got lapped by at least a 1 mile gain, by a 9 year old from my daughters class!!! LOL 🙂 So, I SPRINTED to gain ground. That sprint lasted .19 mi. lol. Hey, I…

  • Family

    Launch Party!!!

    Hey SnapBackers! So, we officially launched the MommaSnapsBack blog last Friday and it was totally fun! We met up at Olive Garden and just had a fun girls night out. Breadsticks, Salad, Bellini Tea… all the best for my friends 😉 I made all the ladies in attendance go and subscribe to my blog and made them basically pinky swear to support me by liking, sharing and commenting on all my posts. lol. Then I passed out personalized “www.MommaSnapsBack.com” merchandise as a thanks for their support. (Look at those little winners!) I brought my 9 year old, SugarSnap along to be my helper. (She also took a  live video, look…

  • DIY,  Family

    Homemade Laundry Detergent

    Mmmmmm… (deep breath in) Smell that freshly grated Fels Naptha. Nothing else like it! The sensory experience with the added financial savings ($$$), there’s no reason NOT to make your own laundry detergent. **This Post Contains Affiliate Links** I used to spend around $30/month on laundry detergent. A family from church sent us a military appreciation care package with a sample of their homemade detergent and the recipe. I wasn’t so sure of using a powder detergent over my usual goopy blue liqiud detergent, but hey, it was free so I tried it out. LOVED IT! When we ran out, the kids and I used the simple recipe and made…

  • Health and Wellness

    Kick Soda to the Curb in 3 steps

    This is a “mind over matter” situation. No hypnotherapy or freaky deeky voodoo. Plain and simple willpower and making good choices every single time. When my husband and I were dating, we would sit around and dream up our future life and what it would look like. His sister, Kim, had 3 kids and they all preferred to drink WATER when given drink choices!!! This confused us, but we admired them. The more we thought about it, the more we wanted our future kids to drink water instead of soda. We decided that we needed it to be a part of our family culture that we are just a household…