Young At Heart Mommy

May 26, 2015

Starbucks® Infused Mocha Spice Fudge + Single Origin Coffee Blends

As a member of the Starbucks Coffee Blogger Community I received samples to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are my own! #TasteOfPlace #CoffeePassion

Mocha Spice Fudge recipe using Starbucks Single Origin Coffee Blends

Last month a special package arrived at my doorstep, one filled with new Starbucks® goodies to satisfy my caffeine cravings just in time for spring and summer. There are only two weeks left of school and my schedule is still packed with end of the year activities. If there were ever a time that I needed my coffee stash to be full it's now. I thought things would be slowing down but that was wishful thinking. I am hopeful that this summer vacation will stretch out and I will be able to catch up on some much needed sleep before the back to school craziness starts up again. However, I have many adventures planned and I have a feeling that I will still need my usual cup of Starbucks® to get me through the long days of fun. Not that I'm complaining, I practically live with an iced coffee in hand anyways. It's just a part of life.

May 25, 2015

Send A Smile With Hallmark + DIY Greeting Card Organizer

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

DIY Greeting Card Organizer Using Cardstock Paper And A Storage Bin

I never thought I would willingly admit this but over the years it's been brought to my attention that I have become a greeting card hoarder collector. With two full boxes sitting in the closet it's hard to deny my fondness for those with a heart warming message or beautiful designs on the front. They always find a way to suck me in, especially when I get lost in Walmart at 2 in the morning and am reminded of how many celebrations call for warm wishes throughout the year. Luckily, they have a huge selection of affordable Hallmark cards starting at just 47 cents a piece. It's easy to go in with the intention of picking up one or two and leave with a dozen in your cart. They also carry wrapping paper, tissue paper, and bows to complete your gift.

May 16, 2015

Turkey, Goat Cheese, And Bacon Sandwich + $25 Visa GC GIVEAWAY

This #LoveYourBread post is sponsored on behalf of Arnold® Healthfull® Bread. However, all opinions are my own!

Turkey and Goat Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Eating healthier and making better choices has been a priority of mine for the past few months. One day I woke up and decided that I was tired of feeling tired. I couldn't make it through the day without a nap and that short nap sometimes turned into 3 hours. I cut a lot of foods from my diet including those high in sugar and sodium. Even though I feel transformed after a few slight changes there are a still things I had a hard time letting go of and one of those was my beloved carbs. I have always been a big bread eater and never paid attention to the brand, nutritional value, or calories in the loaves I was tossing into the cart. Bread is bread, right? Wrong!

May 15, 2015

Peanut Butter Cup Banana S'mores + Indoor Campfire Craft

These ooey gooey S'mores are the perfect way to welcome Summer! This #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #sponsored

Despite all of the gloomy weather that has taken over South Florida lately I am still looking forward to a summer full of sunshine and outdoor fun. Hopefully by the time school lets out next month the rain clouds will have passed and we will be able to enjoy what Florida is known for, warm beautiful weather. While the days are still generally hot, in the high 90's, we have been spending more time inside to avoid the rain, mud, and mess that greets us when we venture into the backyard. Keeping the excitement indoors, a S'mores Summer awaits us!

May 6, 2015

Celebrate Mother's Day With AdoramaPix + GIVEAWAY + (50% OFF Code)

This is a sponsored post on behalf of AdoramaPix. As always, all opinions are my own and my love for these high quality photo books is the real deal!

Over the years the way in which we store and share our memories has evolved tremendously. It's nothing short of amazing that we have gone from what we now consider a vintage film roll to digitally transferring our most treasured photos from camera to computer within seconds. Waiting for them to be developed at the corner store is no longer a necessity and neither is printing 200 random images from a wind up camera in which half are shadowy figures or accidental shots of your shoe.

May 5, 2015

Sweet + Spicy Candied Bacon Onion Rings

This recipe for Sweet + Spicy Candied Bacon Onion Rings is sure to sweeten up Spring time! It has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias 

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet. The arrival of Spring has brought about a mix of sunshine and rainy afternoons here in Florida. I wish I could say it's been all butterflies and beautiful blooming flowers but if you live in the South you may know it's nearly impossible to have a full week without a few rainy days. If April showers bring May flowers than I am hopeful this month will pave the way for a gorgeous Summer. Even though grilling is less frequent this time of year it doesn't stop us from finding a way to "Spring Into Flavor" with creative and tasty recipes indoors. These Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon Onion Rings can brighten up any gloomy day!

Apr 30, 2015

Decked Out Crunchy Taco Tostadas With Hamburger Helper

Is tomorrow really the first day of May? Spring is flying by right before my eyes. Soon it will be the end of the school year and the beginning of a long awaited Summer vacation. I can't stress enough how thrilled I am to not have to wake up before the sun rises each day. The next month or so is going to be hectic, from the end of the year classroom celebrations to preparing for Summer camp activities. I have plenty to do and each day it seems like something new gets added to that list. There really isn't very much time in between either. The last thing I want to do after a busy day of running around is slave away in the kitchen. Simple meals are a must and while we all appreciate a quick fix satisfy hungry tummies, it doesn't mean they have to be bland or boring. In fact, these decked out Crunchy Taco Tostadas using Hamburger Helper are anything but that!