Young At Heart Mommy

Dec 20, 2014

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade With A Fizzy Kick #CheersTo

This post has been facilitated by Zevia but my love for the fizzy drink is all my own!

Last month while attending the WOW Summit here in Florida I had the opportunity to connect with Zevia and attend one of their workshops which focused on holiday entertaining. You may remember the zero calorie soda from my Strawberry Soda Cupcake recipe in which I used it to infuse my batter. It has been satisfying my bubbly beverage cravings for years now with its plethora of flavors and varieties. Since these natural sodas contain zero artificial sweeteners I don't feel guilty drinking these regularly. Zevia sodas make for the perfect drink all year round but they can also add a kick to any cocktail during the holidays.

Dec 18, 2014

Ditch The ITCK With Dry Spray Antiperspirant #TRYDRY

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

Ever have that feel good moment when you buy a new outfit and cannot wait to wear it out for the first time? You put it on, step in front of a mirror, add a few accessories ....and then you spot it. "It" being those awful white deodorant streaks that are nearly impossible to remove without taking everything off and submerging it in the sink! We've all fallen victim to the dreaded residue and fortunately for us there is now a solution. You can now get superior protection without the hassle with the new dry spray antiperspirants from Degree, Dove, and Axe.

Dec 14, 2014

Snowman Sugar Cookies + Nestle Cookie Dough Sheets #TollHouseTime

Today’s post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House, but my love for their Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough Sheets is all my own! #CookieDoughSheets

Let's talk holiday baking today. Not the kind from scratch that leaves us scraping batter off of the kitchen counter or finding peppermint candies stuck in our hair two days later. I'm talking the easy kind, the kind we do when we have to fill 10 gift tins with a cute and also edible cookie. During the holidays baking should be a breeze. We have a million other things going on- shopping, wrapping, hosting, decorating, and so on. I am always looking for a way to simplify the process so it's enjoyable and gives me the opportunity to create new traditions that I can build upon the following year. You can imagine how excited I was to find the new Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Dough Sheets because they make baking quick, easy, stress free, and fun!

Three Cheese Scalloped Cowboy Potatoes + GIVEAWAY #GetYourBettyOn

The information, products and Betty Crocker™ Potato gift cards were provided by Betty Crocker™ through Linqia.

'Tis the season to satisfy your hunger with delicious holiday dishes and desserts. In my family the real celebration starts in the kitchen and makes its way to a table filled with those we care about. Whether you are cooking for friends or family, side dishes are just as important as the main course. Our menu is typically the same every year and always includes a big juicy turkey. After all, if it isn't broke don't fix it! My mom makes her killer sweet potato souffle and I am usually in charge of the sweets. This year I decided that I would take on the potato dish as well and add my own twist to a classic using Betty Crocker™ Potatoes.

Dec 8, 2014

Freedom To Be Spontaneous + DIY Magical Memories Jar #TheMoodStrikes

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

Last month I officially entered the last year of my 20's and am well on my way to joining the "Dirty Thirty" club as some may call it. I still don't really know what makes 30 so very dirty. Someone enlighten me. I know age is just a number but I really feel as though the past 4 years crept up quicker than normal. While I may still look young and lively on the outside, don't be fooled. Most of the time I am a walking zombie who craves sleep, energy, a coffee and a quiet moment alone in which I can remind myself that I am more than just a mom. I am still me and that means I still have the Freedom To Be Spontaneous!

Brittle Nut Medley Blondie Bars #GoNutsForNuts

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

This week I celebrated the end of a grueling semester and the beginning of my three week break before another begins. It's time to really enjoy the holidays and savor the joyful moments of December.  What better way to do so then to start creating homemade goodies for friends and family? I love baking all year round but there is something about the holidays that gets me into the spirit to spread Christmas cheer through sweets! One of my favorite things to snack on this time of year is peanut brittle. It's sweet, salty, and has the perfect crunch to it. I've been wanting to incorporate it into a recipe for the longest and when I came across the limited edition Planter's Brittle Nut Medley I decided to take full advantage.

Dec 4, 2014

Roasted Red Pepper + Whipped Feta Crostini #MezzettaMemories #SharingJoy

Thank you to Mezzetta for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to get creative and create a unique recipe for the Holidays.

The holidays are here. You can run, you can hide, but you can't escape the festivities! By now you have probably been invited to a holiday party or two. Maybe you're hosting your own. Regardless of where you choose to celebrate this time of year good food and drinks are a main focus. I find it's always best to think outside of the box and prepare dishes or appetizers that are different. Anyone can make a bean dip or a plate of sugar cookies. Dips and spreads are a delicious way to feed a room of people and keep them content. I've gotten and early start by preparing my own tasty recipe with a couple of my favorite Mezetta products. After experimenting in the kitchen I made an out of this world Roasted Red Pepper & Whipped Feta Crostini. I can't stop eating them!