Young At Heart Mommy

Aug 31, 2015

A Bento Box Fit For A Princess + Printable

My family is enjoying healthy snacks as part of a sponsored series with GoGo squeeZ and Socialstars. #GoGosqueeZSquad

As a parent the task of creating a memorable and fun lunchbox can seem like a chore, especially during the first few weeks of school when we're running around like headless chickens. It can be a hectic time for all of us and the struggle of getting back into a routine is the real deal. From waking up before the sun rises to dragging your half asleep kiddo out of bed- packing a lunch that makes a statement is probably the last thing on your mind. I get it. There are days I suffer from a lack of creative juices and have no clue how to turn an everyday turkey sandwich into a masterpiece. But sometimes us moms and dads stumble upon products that inspire us and that's all we need to go from a boring brown bag lunch to a brilliant themed bento box

Aug 25, 2015

A Snuggle A Day Keeps The Jitters Away

Yesterday the summer officially came to an end when I dropped Toodie off for her first day of First Grade. As an overly emotional parent I had the expected feelings of excitement, fear, and a hint of sadness. I was going to miss hanging out with my little person all day. I knew the house was going to be extremely quiet without her giggles and endless energy. It always takes me a while to get back into the swing of things the first week or two. After last year I have learned it's perfectly natural to twiddle my thumbs while counting the hours until I can pick her up, kiss that little face off, and ask a million questions about what she did in class. Of course, she still looks at me like I am crazy but I can't help but act as if she was away for months. We've kind of become attached at the hip as she has gotten older. I know it won't always be this way so I am savoring every moment before she becomes a teenager and wants nothing to do with me!

Aug 20, 2015

Back To School Candy Poppers + Printable

Is your family prepared to head back to school? I can't believe we only have a few days left! After a long summer of sunshine, relaxation, and endless fun it can be hard for children to get back into the swing of things without a fuss. Sometimes they need a little extra encouragement to ease the pain of transitioning back to early mornings and homework. A special surprise like these Back To School Candy Poppers can make the first day of school a lot sweeter. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or volunteer- you can make these colorful candy push-ups for the entire class to enjoy. Smiles are guaranteed!

Aug 19, 2015

Salted Caramel Potato Chip Donuts

Summer is winding down but my mixer is still going full speed. With school starting in less than a week I am preparing for a baking drought as reality sets back in. That's probably why I have been whipping up so many sweet goodies lately. I can already feel the beginning symptoms of baking withdrawal kicking in! While I know I'll still find time to get creative in the kitchen, it's kind of sad letting go of the freedom to be spontaneous with a spatula. These Salted Caramel Potato Chip Donuts are sure to make the transition a little easier. If you've never had potato chips crushed and sprinkled on your favorite dessert then you're just not livin'. It's hard to resist the sweet, salty, crunchy goodness they bring to an everyday batch of chocolate donuts.

Aug 17, 2015

Pretty Darn Quick + Delicious At PDQ

  This post has been sponsored by PDQ. All opinions are my own.

During the summer we spend a lot of time on the go, exploring our city and keeping busy before the school year starts. Traveling back and forth from one place to another usually means we have to grab a quick bite for lunch or even dinner. It's times like these in which the concept of "fast food" become a necessity. Lucky for us a new restaurant called PDQ just opened in our area and their service is pretty darn quick! Not only do they specialize in fast-food staples like sandwiches and salads, they also have the most incredible tenders in town. Trust me, I've had my fair share of the crispy strips since they've been open.

Aug 14, 2015

Sinisterly Sweet Maleficent Cupcakes

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

Whether you are an adult or child, everyone has a favorite Disney movie featuring an iconic hero who saves the day and a malicious villain to make their life miserable. These classic animated films tell the story of a princess, her beloved kingdom, a brave prince, and a struggle to escape the evil clutches of a sinister spirit who doesn't believe in happy endings. This is how you keep a movie interesting! It's natural that we develop a fondness for the princess and her prince charming that's always willing to go to great lengths to become a hero. But what about the Disney villains that are left in the dust-cursed, loathed, and feared by all? Even in a world where good triumphs over evil, those villains we are taught to hate have a story and wicked spawn of their own. In the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants, we get to meet the exiled children of the those we despise the most!

Aug 13, 2015

Birthday Cake Truffles

Birthday Cake Truffle Recipe using Oreos and cream cheese

Even though my birthday is a mere three months away I've been having pre-mature cravings for all things cake batter flavored. It's kind of strange because I have always been more an ice cream cake fan and not so much the fluffy frosting coated slab of sweetness. These Birthday Cake Truffles have swayed me in a different direction and if you have a craving for cake batter, birthday cake, or colored candy sprinkles then I'm sure you'll love them too. As if these little balls of delight could possibly get any better, they're no-bake and made with one of the popular sandwich cookies- OREOS!