Young At Heart Mommy

Oct 20, 2014

Cotton Candy Cobweb Cupcakes

With Halloween about two weeks away I am thrilled to say that costumes have been purchased, treat bags have been assembled for school, decorations are up and the giant cauldron by the front door is full to the rim with CANDY! This year was painless. Since I ordered Toodie's costume and accessories online I was able to avoid the crazy crowds, the worst part of any holiday. Of course I decided to use the saved timed and energy to make another treat in the kitchen this weekend, Cotton Candy Cobweb Cupcakes. I couldn't help myself given the next two weeks are busy ones. This may be the last yummy treat I make before the haunted holiday arrives!

Oct 15, 2014

5 Must Have Hair Products For Kids + Earn Rewards With Suave Family Perks

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Global Influence.

I have a confession. I strongly dislike HATE doing my daughter's hair. I try, I really do... but I'm just not very good at it. You would think after spending many years doing my own hair I would have somehow mastered the common pony tail and maybe even a braid here and there. When I found out I was having a little girl I couldn't wait for the frilly dresses, embellished shoes, and adorable hairstyles with coordinating accessories. Well here we are five years later and the adorable hairstyle fantasy just isn't happening. I am lucky if I get a comb through it without a loud scream of terror.

Oct 14, 2014

Lumpy Bumpy Monster Candy Cupcakes #Treats4All

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #Treats4All

It's no mystery that Halloween is high on the list when it comes to my favorite holidays. Last month I got a head start and began sharing a few of my ghoulish recipes to get into the spirit. As we approach the spooky day of celebration my gears have been locked into creative mode and there has been quite a bit of hocus pocus going on in the kitchen. As much as I enjoy nibbling on Halloween candy before and after the big day, it has become a staple ingredient in my creations lately. These Lumpy Bumpy Monster Candy Cupcakes bring the best of my two favorite treats together- cake and candy. Using the Wonka Mix Ups I was able to bring those fun lumpy bumpy creatures to life!

Oct 12, 2014

Rockin' And Rollin With The Hard Rock Roxtars® + $50 GC GIVEAWAY #HRRoxtars #ThisIsHardRock

Disclosure: The information, gift card, gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by Hard Rock International.

Are you ready for a little rock n' roll? I sure hope so because Hard Rock International is rockin’ and rolling out a new band of cool characters to help make your little rock stars’ experience at Hard Rock Cafes® and Hard Rock Hotels® totally awesome! The Hard Rock Roxtars®, Razzi™, Sir Kingston™, Styler™, Buddy Jr™, and Skiddley™ are hitting the scene and bringing along cool amenities for kids of all ages.

Oct 5, 2014

Count Chocula Bat Treats #RetroMonsterCereal

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Just in time for Halloween the Retro Monsters are back! Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals are once again hitting the shelves at Target in their retro packaging. They’ve also brought Monsters snack items for you to enjoy as well. Count Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups are sure to make this month even more spooktacular. In fact, they inspired me to create another fun Halloween treat and this one is Bat-TASTIC. Learn how to make these adorable Count Chocula Bat Treats below!

Oct 1, 2014

Save With Shell's Fuel Reward Network + $100 Gas Gift Card #GIVEAWAY

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Each day my laundry list of tasks and errands somehow grows longer and longer. It appears that when I signed up for motherhood five years ago there were a quite a few other jobs that came along with it. Just a mom? How about a chef, maid, friend, teacher, nurse, entertainer, and the ever so popular personal chauffeur. I am officially the glorified taxi driver to my five year old and will probably continue to be until she is at least 16! While I don't mind the title, I do have to be creative when it comes to finding ways to save on the fuel that keeps the engine running. With the Shell Fuel Rewards Network program I earn rewards while pumping gas and doing things that are typical in my everyday life.

Sep 29, 2014

4 Ways To Split Up With Split Ends #TRESemmeTransformation

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Global Influence.

For over a year now I have been doing everything in my power to grow my hair out. I love the look of long, beautiful, flowy locks but it's been a tough road. The process alone drives me completely crazy. I stopped getting my hair colored as often, reduced the frequency of trims, and taken vitamins to speed up the results. You would think my hair would be healthier with these changes but my ends are still dry, brittle, and screaming for help.