Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Marshmallow Hay Bales & Some New Tights

New Tights

Check it out!! I'm wearing my new mustard colored tights! I absolutely 100% adore them. And I'd wear them over and over again all winter long . . . if I didn't snag them on my desk and get a giant hole in them already. Yeah, so in the trash they've gone.  Since I'm a tights novice (hello, 3rd grade vocabulary word!), I have a question for those of you with some tights wearing experience. What should I do? Keep buying cheap $5 tights from Target and cross my fingers and pray that I don't ruin them? Or invest in some expensive ones and reallly cross my fingers and pray that I don't ruin them? 

Dress: Target ($7-ish)
Cardigan: Missoni for Target ($40, I think)
Tights: Target ($5)
Boots: Shoedazzle (Birthday gift)
Necklace: Borrowed from my Sis

You can't really tell in the photos, but there's a thin yellow stripe in the sweater.  I didn't just pull the color mustard out of thin air and say, "Hey, I think I'll totally not match today and wear mustard tights!" =)

Marshmallow Hay Bales

Yesterday, the kids had a Harvest Party at their daycare and we all had to bring treats for the kids to bring home. Well, as if I'm not busy enough with everything going on, I decided to make these adorable candy corn marshmallow pops.  Being the procrastinator that I am, I didn't start shopping for the supplies until Saturday afternoon. Can you imagine the trouble I ran into? Yep, you guessed it, Wal-Mart was all out of the little orange meltable candies and lollipop sticks.  I went to every other store in my immediate area, Publix, Food World, Target, Winn Dixie.  They didn't carry the candies or the lollipop sticks.  

Sunday afternoon, I was dreading the 30-ish minute drive to Party City, when the Hubs came to the rescue with a simply brilliant idea.  He suggested that I roll the marshmallows in the yellow candy and then roll them in the rice krispies! Oh, yes, I married that man for a reason. =) But I still needed something to stick into the marshmallows. He then suggested toothpicks. Wellll, I really don't think the parents would appreciate it if I gave their children a treat that could take out an eye, so I nixed that idea. I found a package of multi-colored straws in one of the kitchen drawers and decided to cut the straws in half.  Here's the result of my procrastination and my husband's brilliance. =)

Items Needed:
Yellow Meltable Candy
Rice Krispies
Straws or Lollipop Sticks
Treat Bags

Last, but not least, we are officially in the season of Thanksgiving!! On that note, I want to say how thankful I am for my Little Guy. He can try my patience to no end and when I lose my cool, I feel like the worst mom ever. But then my sweet guy will come up to me the next day and give me a huge hug and say, "I'm sorry I disobeyed, mama."  *sigh* I love my Little Guy and I'm so thankful for him!


Style Journey said...

Ok, tights...It does not matter if they are cheap or expensive, they always rip! At least with my experience. Since you live in Florida, not sure if this is worth a try, but sweater tights are the best! They are thick, warm, and don't rip as easy. Also, Kohls tights are pretty good (try the Simply Vera). I have had them for 2 years and they are still kicking.

And your little guy is soooo sweet! Kids really do surprise you don't they? My girls both will do something that pushes me over the edge, but then they look at me with those eyes and I am a goner, lol :) Heather

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love those tights! They look great. I am a tights novice too so I really don't have any advice. The marshmallow hay bales are adorable!!

JustPatience said...

Love this look. Lucky you gt the Missoni cardi from target. Looks great on you.


Peggy said...

Love your cardi! I have that one too! Are you off your no-buy or was that an exception since it was limited time and impossible to get!!!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love your cardigan...I'm jealous of anyone that managed to snag something from the collection...and the tights look fab with it! Personally, I've tried buying more expensive tights and I still ruin them...so not cool!

Emily said...

I swear by Asset tights at Target. They are in the middle price-wise, usually $12. I have had no problems and two pairs (i play it safe with matte black) can hold me over for a couple years.

The Suburb Experiment said...

I don't think it matters how much you pay for tights longevity-wise. The only reason I spring for expensive tights now and again is because they tend to be truly matte, which I like. But mostly it's Target tights. I've had a blue pair from there for 3 years now!

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rlutz said...

ll us mom's loose our cool with the kids..don't feel bad, it happens!
I buy heavy tights, a bit more expensive. But they are worth it to keep warm in the winter. The cheap ones form Target always seem to run after I wear for me. Those marshmallow haystacks look delicious...great idea from the hubby!

CC said...

I would keep with the cheaper tights until you are used to wearing them. I actually have a number of cheaper tights that I've kept for several years. If you're ready to try out more expensive ones, check TJ Maxx or Ross or Marshalls where you can get some of the nicer brands at a pretty nice discount. Some of the expensive ones are actually more fragile than the walmart and target ones! And definitely try out the sweater or textured tights - they do hold up better and don't show some of the minor day to day snaggies.

You are adorable as usual!!!

Julie said...

I love this outfit! Everything about it is fantastic. I agree with the comments that sometimes cheaper tights have more staying power.


Lisa said...

I love the tights with that sweater! you look great!

Bravoe Runway said...

I am a cheap hoisery person. They always run and I don't see the point in spending $10. I get mine at Marshall's, a pack of 3 for $10 :) Other than that...can I just say how jealous I am that you got that cardigan from the target missoni collaboration!!!!!!! The treats look amazing and I would never know you had run into a bind ;)

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Mmmm your marshmallow treats look oh so tasty! I just love your mustard coloured tights and my advice? Cheap pairs because if your're like me, whether they were $5 or $50 you'll prob get a snag in them!

Amy @ amy day to day said...

Sweet tights! I've been wanting some bright fall colored tights like that!

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Anonymous said...

NOOOOOO, not a hole in the mustard tights! Oh, the horror. :0( You look super cute in them, too.

Ten points for hubs for thinking of an award winning snack for the kiddos!!! They turned out lovely.

Mongs said...

very cute marshmallows and looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. You look really adorable, the missoni jacket matches your tights for sure, yes, I can see the thin yellow lines. I would say go for the Target tights, wear, tear, throw, simple.


Fash Boulevard said...

adore your tights. love everything. great post, love. thanks for sharing. I've got a brand new outfit post. Love to hear what you think. Also don't forget to sign up for my amazing jewelry giveaway. xo


Sara said...

I love your outfit and this picture, you look so good, that dress is really cool and the color and shape are perfect, also those tights rock and you are really beautiful! Your have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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oomph. said...

i've never paid more than $8 for a pair of tights, because i ALWAYS snag them...with kids, dogs, jewelry???!! good question, tho...i'm curious to know. i've had a pair of black tights from walmart (george brand?) over a year now. i love the cardiganm and that necklace is pretty fabulous, too!

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Chrissy said...

Do you have Marshalls or T.J. Maxx near you? Because if you do you can have the best of both worlds, inexpensive AND good quality!! :D I buy designer brand name tights for like $6-$7 at Marshalls and they haven't ripped yet :)

Tara said...

I love Hue tights, which you can find on sale a lot at Macy's/DSW/any department store. They've survived over-excited greetings from my dogs, so I'm hooked!

Jill said...

Ooh, I've been meaning to do a post on tights. They're such an inexpensive way to jazz up an outfit. Love your mustard ones! Enjoy them.

♥AdamAlexMommy.com♥ said...

i love your outfit here. the tights are stylish... and the cardigan--we are cardi twins! :) your blog is amazing... i really enjoyed browsing through post after post and looking at your outfits. new follower. hope to visit again and stay connected with your blog. :) have a great day!