Review: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Chesapeake!


A couple days ago, the family and I got the opportunity to go check out 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Chesapeake for the first time! It's the only location in the Hampton Roads area and just recently opened. It was a bit of a drive for us, and in the middle of a rain storm, but it was definitely worth it. I love trying new places, and we had never been here. I've loved pizza since as a kid we briefly lived in Italy and ate a lot of pizza. Here we found that it was a small place, with big taste!


My first impression was how awesome all the fresh available ingredients were, and the fact that it was pretty much a pizza bar. I love burrito / salad bars but this place really topped it especially with both the quality and taste. The employees were also very fast, and friendly with our order. We got mozzarella cheese, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, black olives, and pineapple. I loved the brick oven! Our order came out super fast too, there was literally no wait. We also got buffalo wings with ranch, which were definitely up to par with their pizza.


They offer unlimited toppings, though they recommend not over-doing it so that the pizza cooks evenly. The prices are comparable to other pizza places such as Dominos, etc but the quality is much higher. I've had some HORRIBLE pizza, but this pizza is not greasy, cheap tasting! 1000 Degrees Neapolitan pizza has a great taste to it -- I especially love the fresh mozzarella.




 They also offered salads, bread sticks, wings, gelato -- and much more. Our oldest was definitely wanting to try the gelato, but it was past his bedtime. Next time we are giving it a try though, it looked delicious! Our experience was very positive, a great clean restaurant with friendly employees and tasty food. It is definitely a family-friendly place, and what better way to spend a night with family than making your own pizza?!? I love how casual it is -- yet exceeds your expectations.



I highly recommend replacing your usual pizza place, and trying 1000 Degrees Neapolitan pizza in Chesapeake! The taste is one of my new favorites in town, and we look forward to returning again. Once you taste their pizza, you won't wanna go anywhere else. Now, I will say that there is ONE con to 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza.....;) the fact that they don't deliver! Just kidding! The whole experience of watching them top their fresh dough with toppings of your choice is part of the fun. We can't wait to go back!


**Note: I wrote this review in exchange for dining here. All thoughts are my own, and my personal opinion. I wasn't compensated in any other form.

Grayson is 2!




Oh how the time flies! Yesterday was our youngest son's birthday, and he turned 2. It is crazy how fast kids grow. He is a sweet little boy! He has begun talking in full sentences, he loves garbage trucks, monster trucks, work trucks, and anything trucks. Also trains -- loves them.

We celebrated with friends and family, and had a little cookout. He had a great time! Here's to a great year of being 2.

Healthier is Happier nail polish Exchange!


I'm loving this Zoya nail polish exchange! Take your old, toxic nail polishes and exchange for a healthier option.  Here's the information offered on the Zoya website:

How The Exchange Works:

1. Add a minimum of 6 bottles of polish (no more than 24 bottles) to your cart - Consumer accounts ONLY. In the event that you are a salon professional, please contact your market coordinator and they will help you with the exchange. Please Note: Treatments Excluded.

 2. Apply Code: GOZOYA and a 50% credit will be deducted from your exchange order - FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED!

 3. Complete checkout and you're all set! If you need further instructions on sending back your unwanted polish click HERE. The exchange runs on the honor system, which means you are not obligated to send in your unwanted polish - we assume you're going to do the right thing!

 If you choose to send back your polishes, please check with your carrier of choice for shipping guidelines and restrictions for nail polish. USE CODE: GOZOYA Offer valid 9/15/16 - 10/3/16 (11:59pm EST)

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Happy First day of Kindergarten!!


It is so hard to believe our little man is growing up before our eyes! Brody turned 5 last month, so of course he started school this year. I've pretty much been a stay at home mom with a few jobs in between, so it is scary to send him off to school. He rides the bus to and from school and loves it so far.


There's no early morning fighting, etc. He is happy to go to school! I can only hope his positive attitude stays. Of course I am a proud mom and had to snap some pictures of him! :)

Best RAW cookie dough ever!


Oh em gee! EatPastry makes the most amazing RAW cookie dough that is not only vegan, gluten free but non-gmo as well and certified delicious. Everyone deserves a treat every so often! This cookie dough is so good, I guarantee the container will not last long. We didn't even have time to make them into cookies, we just enjoyed it straight from the container.


It is amazing. What are you waiting for?! Go treat yo'self


REVIEW: NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator + GIVEAWAY!


Boogers are no fun, but with kids or anyone in general there is no way to escape them. Runny / congestion noses can affect everyone, and make a child miserable. Thankfully the NeilMed Naspira nasal-oral aspirator makes it easy on parents! The NeilMed Naspira nasal-oral aspirator features a two in one design, so you can use suction to get rid of your child's congestion, or you can simply use the bulb aspirator. I will say that my son (1, almost 2 years old) can not stand using the bulb alone --- he will fidget, or run away. However, he seems to be amazed by the fact that you can use it as a suction. He will sit completely still for me, which is a lifesaver.


He is so relaxed about it, that he will actually let his older brother (4) use it on him. It's so funny, our son thought that he would get boogers in his mouth so he was a little afraid to use it. But the boogers never touch your mouth! It actually comes with 7 disposable filters to prevent any from ever getting stuck and touching your mouth. It's easy peasy. With two kids, we are used to seeing lots of runny noses, but this product makes it a lot easier to manage. It helps clear so quickly, and gives the kids a happier day.


This nasal relief product is made of silicone, and is clear so easy to see if mold was to start growing, etc. It is very easy to sterilize, by simply pulling apart and boiling on the stove top or via microwave. Easy to use, and easy to clean -- what more could a mom ask for?!? This product is seriously a life saver whenever the boys get sick. I'm thankful we got to test it out via MomsMeet, otherwise we would've been stuck wrestling a toddler to get boogers - ha! Once you try it, you will definitely never use another runny nose product. All natural, and effective the first time.

Infact, I love it so much I am happy to say I have 3 to giveaway to lucky readers.
The giveaway ends July 31st.  One entry per person.


To enter:

1. Email brittany@modernisticmama.com with the subject "NeilMed Giveaway" and tell me why you want to win!

OR

2. Comment on this blog post and tell me what you love most about the product!


Hurry and enter! Good luck!

 ** I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet 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.

REVIEW: KABRITA Goat Milk formula & yogurt pouches!



Thanks to MomsMeet we recently got the opportunity to try out Kabrita's goat milk formula and yogurt pouches. Big brother Brody loves to mix the formula for his little brother; it makes a great alternative to dairy. While my boys don't have a dairy sensitivity, my youngest, Grayson doesn't usually care for the taste of dairy milk. Kabrita has a very mild smell / taste to it, definitely different than dairy milk but it is a lot more gentle on the digestive system.



Some things we really love about Kabrita's goat milk:
  • It's non-GMO
  • They've enhanced it with 22 vitamins & minerals
  • Free from antibiotics, artificial colors/flavors, growth hormones, 
  • Their goats are raised on family farms, with fresh grass always available for grazing
Kabrita's goat milk is enhanced with DHA which is a must have for a child's vision / cognitive developments. This is naturally found in breast milk, but as a toddler gets older the goat milk is a great source of it as well.



We also tested Kabrita's yogurt pouches! These are great for on the go for the park, the zoo, the beach, etc. Their goat milk yogurt pouches are all natural, and come in three different flavors. Banana & vanilla bean was a favorite of the boys. It didn't last long around here. We found that the pouches are also a great source of protein, which some days my boys don't get enough (they'd rather PLAY than eat) so this is a great way to sneak more nutrition in!

 ** I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet 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.