Apple Cider Sangria Recipe 


Hello guys and happy Thursday. 

I hope you all are having a great week. 

Today I have for a drink that is one of my favorites. I am not a drinker but when I do go out for drinks with friends, I always order a sangria. Sangria is not a very strong drink so it is perfect for th non drinkers. This apple cider sangria makes the perfect drink for the fall. 

On my Favorite Fall Treats Post, this definitely made the list. A lot of my reader showed interest in this drink so I decided to share with you my simple recipe that is perfect for the Fall. 

What You Need: 

  • Pinot Grigio (one bottle) 
  • Apple Cider ( 2 1/2 cups) 
  • Club Soda ( 1 cup) 
  • Ginger brandy ( 1/2 cup) 
  • Pears ( 3, chopped) 
  • Honey Crisp Apples (3, chopped) 

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients together in a nice size pitcher. Stir, stir,stir….stir. Place in the refrigerator to chill. 

And that’s it folks. Nice, simple and easy, right?! I hope that you all enjoy this drink. 

Until next time…stay positive 💖

-Toya 


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My Favorite Fall Treats! 


Hello everyone & welcome back to my blog. I hope that you all are having a great Monday.  

Fall is here and in full affect. One of my favorite things to do during the fall is to eat all of delicious treats that comes along with Fall. We are leaving the tricks at the door with theses delicious treats because are easy to make and they are super tasty. 

They are also great to make with your family. Include your kids in the prep process  with a few of these and you are sure to turn any night into a fun family night. 

Here are some of my favorites…

  • Fall Party Mix ~ I got these recipe a few years back from one of my aunts. She used to make this and put it in pretty little bags and pass out to all of her nieces and nephews. Your can pretty much add anything to it that you want. I add pretzels, mini peanut butter cracker, and chocolate m&ms to mine. This mix is so delicious you guys! 
  • Pumpkin Bread ~ Y’all I love me some pumpkin bread and I am sure that all of my pumpkin spice lovers will appreciate this masterpiece as well. Definitely something that the kids will love to make with you! 
  • Taffy Apples ~ Come on, like who doesn’t like taffy apples!?! This is also great to do with the kids because they can decorate them how they want.
  • Apple Cider Sangria ~ This great is for us adults only. I love sangria and this apple cider sangria is so good! The recipe is easy to make and would be a great addition to any holiday party. 

So there you have guys! My favorite Fall treats! Comment below and let me know what kind of treats do you all like to enjoy during the Fall. 

Until next time…stay positive 💖

-Toya 

Mid-Week Motivation: Some Words Of Encouragement 


Hello everyone, happy Wednesday 😊

I hope that everyone’s week is going good so far. 

This post is to give motivation to everyone reading it to remind you all to keep going. Keep pushing forward towards your goal, no matter what is going on in your life right now. 

**taken from Google Image

I know sometimes things happen that discourage us on continuing down the path towards our goals, but you have to keep going. Nothing in life is ways and I promise once you reach where you are trying to get to in life it will all be worth it. I know saying this is easier said then done, but remain positive through it all and always think positive about every situation you may encounter in your journey. Good or bad. 

I won’t ramble on, but I just wanted to give that person that is feeling a little down some words of encouragement. I hope this helps and I hope the rest of the week goes great for each and every one of you and that you move closer to achieving your goals. 

Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya 

On Sunday’s We Chill 


Hello everyone, happy Sunday 🙂

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. This Sunday my family is just chilling. When I say chilling, I mean we are being lazy. And when I say lazy, I mean we are doing absolutely nothing today. Lol. 


Our weekdays are usually filled with appointments for my son, other outings, school works, and a long list of other things. So Sunday is usually the one day of the week where we just chill. 

We don’t even do house work. Which we usually tackle on Saturday night. We just hang around the house and do fun things together as a family. You know like watch movies, cook dinner together, yea things like that. It feels good to have days like this. It prepares us for the busy week that we have to come. I hope each and every one of you reading this is spending this day doing whatever makes your heart smile. 


Be sure to connect with _lifewithlatoya_ on Instagram. 

Until next time…stay positive! 💖

Toya 

My Life As Mommy And Student. 


Hey guys, happy Friday 😄

As some of you may or may not know I am a online student. I have been attending classes since before I had my son and I always enjoyed it. I always had the self discipline to do so what I needed to do as a student, so once my son was born I decided that I would continue my education. 

As a mother, being a student is very different for me. I have learned to manage my time better and get my school work done around my son’s schedule. My husband is a big help but sometimes my son just wants to be around mommy and doesn’t understand that I have to finish an assignment or study for a test. 


When my son was first born, I didn’t see a difference at all. You know, he was a little baby so he wasn’t doing much and I could take the time I need to be a student when needed. Now that he is a little older and walking and talking there’s no such thing. 

Here are some things I have learned being a Mommy and a student. 

  • Have A Schedule – I have learned that when I schedule my times to study or complete assignments that I don’t feel bad about leaving my child to do so. I usually schedule around his naps times which as worked out perfect for me. 
  • Multi-Task – At first I would feel like if I studied with him then I am taking away time to spend with him. But I have learned that it is actually including him in what I am doing. Plus he enjoys pulling his littl books out when he sees me get started with school work. 
  • Me Time – Through this whole process as mommy and student I have learned that it’s okay to take some me time. To turn my brain off from being a student and a mom and do something I enjoy like read a book or listen to music. 

Being a mom and a student is not easy but it can work. Also moms remember that it is okay to ask for help when you need it. I know we don’t like to ask for help, but we all need it at some point in our lives. 

Be sure to connect with _lifewithlatoya_ on Instagram. 

Until next time … stay positive! 💙 

-Toya 

Hello Fall, Hello October! 


Hello everyone, happy Sunday 

I hope everytrading this is enjoying their weekend doing whatever it is that makes your heart smile. 

Today is a special day because it is the start of a new month. A new month brings new opportunities and a fresh start. Fall is here so this month brings lots of excitement! 

*picture taken from Google Image

This is the time of the year where the season changes and the leaves start to change colors. Pumpkin spice everything becomes life. Lol. We get to go and visit haunted houses and pumpkin patches.  This month has the one day of the year wear you can dress up as whatever you want and get free candy. Lol.  

I just love this month and I’ve been looking forward to it for quite some time now. This month on the blog I will be sharing with you all ways to tackle the cold and flu season and also some ways that I prepare for Halloween! 

Wishing everyone a great month of October! 

Comment below and let me know what are you most excited for this month! 

Until next time…stay positive! 💙

-Toya 

Let’s Celebrate Mondays! 


Hello everyone, happy Monday! 

I hope that you all had a great weekend during whatever it is that makes your heart smile. 

I spent my weekend doing absolutely nothing with my family. It was a weekend at home for us and we spent it together. I love times like those. 

*Picture from Google Image

But now it’s Monday and for most it means back to the busy work week. For me, it means back to my regular schedule program. I’m not dreading today being Monday, I am celebrating it and I want you all to do the same. 

Let look at today and a new opportunity to move closer to our goals. Let’s view today as the start of a new week that will bring many blessings. We are just coming out of a weekend that was probably relaxing, so now we can start this week with a clear mind to tackle what this week may bring. 

*Picture taken from Google Image

Hope that each and every one of you reading this has a blessed and productive week. 

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Until next time… stay positive! 💙 

-Toya