Young At Heart Mommy

Jun 24, 2015

Minion Munchies Snack Mix

This #The7thMinion #CollectiveBias  shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 

I think it's fair to say that every child enjoys a big bowl of cereal, especially when it's sprinkled with sweet marshmallows or encrusted in a sugary coating. When I was younger the only way my mother could get me to go grocery shopping with her was if I was able to pick out a box to call my own. Truth be told, I only ever went for the ones that included a special toy or mail-in coupon to get a little trinket delivered to my door in 8 to 10 weeks. Even if I didn't particularly love the cereal itself, the toy was all I cared about because there was nothing better than the thrill of digging through the box to find a hidden treasure. When I wasn't picking all of the marshmallows out of my Lucky Charms I was strategically planning how I could salvage the mangled box that I ripped open as soon as walked in the door. Let's just say there were quite a few boxes of stale cereal hidden in the pantry before anyone noticed.

Jun 17, 2015

What's Streaming: Netflix Picks For June

Last year I intended on starting my "What's Streaming" series to share my favorite monthly picks on Netflix. Life got a little hectic but now I am back and ready to tell you about what I can't stop watching and why. If you read my previous post regarding my Netflix addiction than you probably already know how much I adore the freedom to stream at my leisure. So, let's dive on it. Here is what I have been loving this month, new and old.

Jun 16, 2015

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Crescent Puffs

I grew up in a household in which bread was always served at dinner time. Biscuits, croissants, buttered toast, garlic bread, corn bread-each addition tied the meal together depending on what we were having that night. It may sound like a weak excuse but this is what I blame my current bread addiction on! I love bread just as it is, I really really do. But I love it even more smothered in garlic butter and stuffed with melted cheese. I have yet to meet another human being who doesn't share the same feeling. Bread lovers rejoice. This recipe may change your life, for the better.

Jun 12, 2015

Mini Muesli Salted Caramel Apple Crisps

I've been a little disconnected from my desserts lately but in my defense I will say it's been for a good reason. Even though I have changed many things about my current diet in hopes of following a healthier lifestyle, a girl likes to have a treat here and there. For someone like me who loves to bake there really is no clean break from fulfilling an aching sweet tooth. It comes. It goes. It lurks in the shadows morning, noon, and night. This is why I love making mini desserts that I can enjoy on my own or share with a fellow sugar bug, usually my little person who loves them just as much as I do. After all, it IS summer and I can't let it slip away without making my delicious Mini Salted Caramel Apple Crisps!

Jun 10, 2015

How To Tame That Crazy Mane With SoCozy

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of SoCozy. All opinions are my own and not edited by the sponsor.

When Toodie was born she had a full head of jet black hair that quickly formed into tight curls when she became a toddler. I was thrilled that she inherited her father's curly hair instead of my own. Mine has always been a mixture of wavy and straight, the kind that HAS to be washed and styled everyday to look decent. Luckily, Toodie has been blessed with a head of beautiful healthy hair. While those tight ringlets only lasted a few short years before her first real hair cut, today she has loose curls that tend to get tangled easily. SoCozy products at Target have helped transform the unwanted knots and rat nests back to smooth bouncy locks.

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

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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.