Young At Heart Mommy

Feb 24, 2015

Brew The PERFECT Cup Of Coffee At Home With Starbucks®

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

Everyone has something they are passionate about. It could be a hobby, a job, an interest, a cause, or even something as simple as a good book with a deep message that touched you. Passions come in many shapes and sizes. Mine just happens to come in the form of a good cup of coffee, Starbucks® to be more specific. Starbucks® coffee has been my guilty pleasure and addiction for a solid 6 years. I didn't really find my love for the brew until I had my daughter and it's no surprise that it kept me sane during those sleepless nights every new parent experiences. We all have to pay our dues! It's not that I need the caffeine to function, but truth be told it sure makes each day more enjoyable. The smell and taste of freshly brewed coffee makes my heart melt and puts me into one of those "feel good" kinda moods.

Feb 23, 2015

EXTRA Cheesy Pepper Jack Mac + Cheese

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I learned two things this past (very eventful) weekend- birthday parties are A LOT of work and mac & cheese never lasts around a large group of people. In all honesty it doesn't really last long around anyone, myself included. Macaroni and cheese is a staple side dish and a cozy comfort food enjoyed by just about everyone. There is something utterly satisfying within that big bowl of noodles covered in a thick  creamy blend of cheeses. It's warm, gooey, and decadent. Some prefer the classic mac but I like mine with an extra kick. Pepper jack is where it's at! That's the thing about mac & cheese.. you can always enhance it and add your own flavors for a different cheesy experience each time.

Feb 11, 2015

Three Ingredient Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

Keeping it simple and sweet is the way to my heart. A dip that tastes just like one of my favorite desserts has been on my radar lately. I have been meaning to make this delicious and oh-so popular Funfetti Cake Batter Dip for quite some time now. With party planning underway and a stellar sweet tooth that never stops demanding its fix, I had the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of this fluffy dream come true. The results? A sweet sprinkle-encrusted dip that is perfect for parties or snacking.

Feb 9, 2015

Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

With Valentine's Day being less than a week away I thought it would be the perfect time to share one of my favorite cupcake creations. After all, who doesn't love peanut butter? What about chocolate? They go hand in hand and these decadent cupcakes combine both of these blissful ingredients together. If you're anything like me you are content eating them by the spoonful! But I promise you they are much more delicious in cupcake form. Did I mention peanut butter buttercream from scratch?

Feb 3, 2015

6 Items To Have On Hand For Cold + Flu Season

This is a sponsored post on behalf of SheSpeaks/P&G.

Tis season for sneezin'! Are you prepared? When you have a child in school it's nearly impossible to avoid cold and flu season. At this point I don't even know when cold and flu season officially begins because we have cootie bugs hanging around all year. Toodie and I both spent the majority of January suffering from a virus that left us sick and miserable. From inflamed tonsils to regular fevers- it was no fun and not an ideal way to start the new year. We are finally back to feeling good again and I credit my "sickness stash" for making those unbearable days slightly more comfortable. Everyone needs one this time of year and there are 6 "must-have" items that you can always find in ours.

Feb 1, 2015

SoFabU On The Road Is Coming To Miami

Whether you are a seasoned blogger or just beginning your journey you are more than likely familiar with the excitement surrounding yearly blogging conferences. Last year I attended my first conference here in Florida and it was a wonderful experience in which I was able to connect with fellow bloggers and brands while building my network. Attending a conference can open up many doors for a blogger and it can also help to build your relationships with other bloggers in your area. Not only do you take home some pretty cool swag but you gain a wealth of knowledge that will help you to improve various aspects of your blog from writing to photography. It's a learning experience that will make you a better influencer and provide an easy way to get yourself out there in the vast world of blogging.

Jan 24, 2015

Saving Money With The NEW Couwalla App

Disclosure: I attended the Couwalla Launch and received a gift card in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own!

I have yet to meet a person that doesn't love to save money, even those that have never clipped a coupon. I am no "extreme couponer" but as a mom I am always on the hunt for the best deals while I am out shopping. The holidays may be over but the sales are still rolling out and it's never too late to maximize the amount of money that you can put right back into your pocket. These days there are many different ways to do this, from the mailers that arrive at your home to the convenient apps on our devices.