Young At Heart Mommy | South Florida Lifestyle Blogger

Sep 1, 2014

My Netflix Addiction + What I Can't Stop Watching

Let me start by saying I am not a TV person. I rarely watch television and unless Toodie is around for a Disney Jr. fix most of the time it's turned off or on mute. It wasn't always this way and 10 years ago I considered myself a huge reality show junky with a DVR chalk full of trash TV. These days I just don't have the time or desire to watch most of the programs on other than the news or a good movie.  But when I do get the urge for viewing pleasure I get out my laptop and the Netflix stream-athon begins. I just started using Netflix in the past year and since then I have become slightly addicted to the convenience of watching four full seasons of my favorite shows in a row.

Aug 31, 2014

Strawberry Soda Cupcakes + Zevia GIVEAWAY #ZeviaStyle #MomsMeet

Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or  the manufacturer of this product.

SODA. The one word that makes some parents cringe in fear! Packed with sugar and empty calories, it isn't a favorite for many parents like myself. While it clearly isn't a beverage of choice, it sure is hard to steer clear of its path.  Let's face it, soda is EVERYWHERE these days. It's offered at restaurants, fast food facilities, vending machines, sporting events, and even at our children's schools. I even spotted a soda machine outside of a day care classroom last year! The constant reminder that it is available at all times makes it difficult for parents to control what their kids are consuming during snack and lunch time. This is why I have switched my focus to a "smarter" soda that gives the same bubbly satisfaction minus the artificial sweeteners and calories. Say hello to Zevia!

Aug 29, 2014

Eliminate Split Ends With Suave Split End Rescue Duo

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

Split ends are one of the most common hair care issues that many woman have. No matter how healthy your hair is or how many miracle products you invest in, everyone has suffered from this dreadful enemy. I have spent the past year doing everything I can to improve the appearance and overall quality of my hair. This includes reducing the heat on my blow dryer,  taking vitamins, using protective sprays, passing up the daily use of my favorite straightener, and even sticking to a dark hair style so I could grow out the bleach from previous highlighting. The condition of my hair has improved drastically but there are times that those annoying split ends need a little TLC and Suave Professionals Split End Rescue duo does just that.

Aug 27, 2014

27 Incredible Pumpkin Spice Recipes

I officially had my first pumpkin spice coffee of the year this morning. Usually I have to wait until September but the stars must be aligned because the beloved pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks has been released early this year. Needless to say I had a good start to the day and that cup of pure bliss had me feeling like Fall was in the air. Inspired by the delightful combination of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon I rounded up 27 of my favorite mouthwatering pumpkin spice recipes to get you in the mood too! The majority of these are desserts but you know me, a sweet tooth is kinda my thing.

Aug 26, 2014

Coca Cola + Walmart Offer #EffortlessMeals For Back To School Time

Disclosure: This in a sponsored post facilitated by The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions expressed are my own.

We made it through the first week of Kindergarten and to my surprise it was rather painless. Sure, I shed a few tears and held my daughter's hand every single day that I was able to escort her to class. My mommy emotions were in full force but now that we are on week two things have settled down here. It feels really good to be back on schedule, have a good night's sleep at a normal hour, and a little free time to myself before Toodie arrives home each day. Even though things are slowly getting back on track dinner can be hectic on school nights. Toodie gets home mid-day and by the time we walk through the door she is already asking what is for dinner. Rather than have her overload on snacks I turn to the quick and easy Effortless Meals with Coca-Cola at Walmart. This way I get to take a break from our usual dinner routine and spend more time with my family.

Aug 25, 2014

Back To School With Harvest Snaps + GIVEAWAY #HarvestSnapsFan

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It's back to school time and in the midst of the chaos we can easily get caught up in the repetitive preparation of packing the same old snacks and lunches. I don't know about your children but mine has made it clear that she isn't bursting at the seams in excitement when she finds a turkey sandwich in her lunchbox. Not to mention she has stopped eating the peanut butter pretzels and cheese cubes I have bored her with all Summer. Let's face it, the same lunches can get a bit boring and bland day after day. It's time to bring adventure, anticipation, flavor, and surprise to the lunchbox with Harvest Snaps!

Aug 24, 2014

How To Balance Going Back To School As A Mom

When I became a parent I put a lot of things on the back burner, school included. After going through a divorce and starting my life again I realized that my education needed to be a priority again. Now that Toodie has started Kindergarten it has made my schedule much more flexible than before. I have decided to take advantage of this open door and continue my education by finishing my degree. I've worked hard to get where I am and was recently accepted into the business program at a new college. While I am ecstatic for the opportunity and to finish, I do remind myself that I am also a mom and that has obstacles of its own to compete with.