Young At Heart Mommy | South Florida Lifestyle Blogger

Jul 22, 2014

Sweet + Salty Maple Bacon Toffee Bark


You can find bacon in over a thousand recipes, from your grandmother's homemade Split Pea Soup to Smoked Macaroni & Cheese. They're all delicious. But after many weeks of searching for baking inspiration I came to the conclusion that there just aren't enough desserts featuring this decadent ingredient. By now you should know that based on my other recipes I have an infatuation with anything sweet and salty. My latest creation, Maple Bacon Toffee Bark,  combines crisp salty bacon, sweet toffee, and rich caramel. Add a hint of sea salt and your taste buds will be sent in overload with the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory.

Jul 21, 2014

Mystery Chocolate Box Review

Disclosure: I was provided with a Mystery Chocolate Box in exchange for an honest review.


Over the past few years there has been a boost in the popularity of monthly subscription boxes. I have seen boxes for woman, men, children, geeks, craftistas, and even pets. I was recently given the opportunity to learn more about a new and very sweet way to sample chocolate from the comfort of your home each month. The Mystery Chocolate Box is like many of the other subscription programs in which you pay a fee each month and receive a box of goodies in return.

Jul 18, 2014

Mid-Week Movie Night With Chex Mix Popped #ChexMixPopped #spon

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.


Do you ever have a hard time choosing between two of your favorite snacks? I do! Popcorn, cheese crisps, pretzels, sweet, salty- I can never decide what will satisfy my cravings. Now you can have the best of both worlds with a bursting combination of flavors. The new Chex Mix Popped is part Chex Mix and part popcorn. It's available in two different flavors and both are totally delicious, not to mention addicting. Depending on what will make your taste buds tingle, White Cheddar and Sweet & Salty both have a flavor twist. I can't imagine anything better than having a mixture of my favorite yummy snacks all in one bag. Each bite ends up being a surprise!

Jul 16, 2014

A Boost Of Confidence With Poise Microliners

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Five years ago when I became a mom I knew that many things in my life would change. I'm not just talking about my schedule being taken over by washing crayon off the walls, play dates, and endless episodes of Dora The Explorer. My body went through a lot of changes too and some weren't so pleasant. In fact I learned early on while watching The Hangover that this ship had a few leaks in it, literally.

Jul 15, 2014

Dinner + Dessert With The Velata Raclette Grill

I expected this Summer to be much more sunny than it has been. Usually we have endless weeks of scalding hot days with little to no rain. Lately it's been raining none stop here, with the exception of a few days here and there. The weather is driving me crazy and sadly it's been cutting into grilling season. Our trusty outdoor appliance has been covered for long enough without any tender love and care. It's a good thing I found an alternative way to create memorable meal time moments with family and friends this Summer.

Jul 14, 2014

A Multi-Tasking Mommy's Secret Energy Boost With 5-Hour ENERGY® Shots #ThisIsMySecret


People ask me all the time, "How the heck do you it all?" The truth is I don't really know. At times I amaze myself with my superwoman capabilities. Fairy dust? Clicking my heels together? Enchanted cape? I assure you it's much more simple than that. Try a magical potion I like to call 5-hour ENERGY® shots. Multi tasking has always been part of my nature and since becoming a mother I have mastered it without even trying.   While the Summer is here and it's typically time to kick back and relax, I still have everyday commitments to keep up with. In addition to keeping my little one busy and entertained I still have work, school, and blogging to do. There aren't enough hours in the day and I am lucky if I get a cat nap in between all of these activities! Tired may be an understatement but I will fill you in on a little secret that keeps this machine well oiled and running

Jul 13, 2014

Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection + Sticker Stamp GIVEAWAY! #Spellbinders

Disclosure: I was provided with a sample of Spellbinder Celebrations Collection in exchange for a product review. 


For those of you who roam in the world of crafty-ness you may have already heard of the Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection by Richard Garay. Spellbinders entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 and have a huge unique collection of die templates. Celebra'tions was recently added and consists of embellishments, dies, stamps, paper, inks, and accessories coordinated to work perfectly together. You can create one of a kind cards, gifts, scrapbook layouts, and much more. Mix and match to create unique special projects that are not only fun but easy too!