Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Sparkles & Cookie Bars in a Jar

Sparkles

I finally got myself something sparkly! And I ended up wearing it during the day because . . . well, I never go anywhere after dark. That's when the kids are in bed and we actually have a bit of peace and quiet in the house. =)

Tank & Cardi: maurices
Jeans: Eddie Bauer Outlet
Boots: JCPenney
Bracelets: Christmas Gift
Ring: c/o Blue Vanilla

So, basically, what I'm saying is, if you don't have kids, enjoy your social life. Because once they come along it all changes. 



And if I'm being honest, these changes?  They're really nice. Instead of quiet romantic evenings with your guy, you get hide-and-seek until bath time.  Instead of candlelit dinners, you get chatty little toddlers telling you about their day.  Instead of loud, chaotic, late nights out with friends, you get a few peaceful moments after the kids have gone to bed.  


And you know what?  You love the craziness that kidlets bring to the house. And you really learn to appreciate those quiet moments with your husband because they just don't happen as often as they used to.

Now on to the tasty part of this Tuesday... =)

No Fuss Cookie Bars in a Jar

The Hubs' mom and sister gave us this cute little jar of cookie bar mix for Christmas. 

Personally, I wanted to make it weeks ago, but we started our diet and the Hubs convinced me to hold off . . . until this weekend. He ran a 1/2 marathon Saturday morning and we had playoff games in the afternoon, so I thought we needed something sweet to celebrate.  These cookie bars ended up being so delicious that I had to look up the recipe to share it with y'all!

In the jar: 
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup walnuts (coarsely chopped)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (The inlaws added red & green m&ms, which I thought was a cute, festive touch!)

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350. Mix everything in a large bowl.  Spread it into a greased 13x9 inch pan.  Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until the edges are golden brown.


I added cool whip and it was perfection!!

I'm linking up today with the lovely ladies at Monday Mingle! =)

24 comments:

silvergirl said...

as a on the brink empty nester, all i can say is enjoy every single moment of this because it will never be better than this!!!
brett

Disturbed Style said...

You look amazing! I love it :)

Mongs said...

what a sweet outfit, I like the cute cardi and the floral details on it. And the floral hair band is so pretty too. Great stylish boots.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Beth Kondrick said...

The sparkly top and cardigan are so cute together! I also really like the headband, I'm a short haired girl too so I'm always looking for different style ideas like that!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love the sparkle in your look and that cookie recipe looks delicious!

Mimi said...

Love the sparkles, love the cookies, and soon im gonna be lovin my new life with a "kidlet"....

Aesthetic Lounge

Ashley said...

I'm such a homebody I think I'd be great at the family thing. Not that I want to try it out anytime soon.

Those bars look tasty...I always think of doing something fun like that for Xmas presents but never do.

Callie said...

Lovely outfit, Tiffany! I love the touch of sparkle on a casual day. I am always so inspired by you, because even if you are a mother with little ones you take care of - you always look so put together and chic. I hope I can manage the same thing after I have my own family.

Callie @ coffeeandcardigans.com

The Suburb Experiment said...

I know what you mean. I never smiled so much in my life as I have with my kids around. But I do miss going out sometimes.

Yay for daytime sparkles! You look fantastic.

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Style Journey said...

What a cute gift idea. Anything food related is always a good gift, lol!

You look adorable as always :)

So true about appreciating those quiet moments after the kids go to bed too.

Julie Khuu said...

Your headband is so cute paired with this cardi...perfectly matched!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such awesome comments, hope to see you back soon!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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rlutz said...

Those cookies bars look yummy!!
Sometimes I miss having a social life, but then think, what is life without the kids?
Love the sparkles under the cardi!!

Girlie Blogger said...

I feel exactly the same. Kids completely changed my life...but mostly for the better, even though I do miss my carefree life from before.

www.thegirlieblog.com

Emily said...

I love the headband and cardi. The desert is so tempting I might have to bake something.

TaraMixandMatch said...

You look so, so adorable today! LOVE it!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Tiffany, I don't know which one is sweeter girl. Your outfit or these cookies. I LOVE your outfit! That sparkly top underneath and beautiful cardi is fabulous. I love the color of it. Your headband is CUTE! How fab is that cookie in a jar. I've seen those, but didn't understand what you did with it. LOL NOW I want one and can't remember where I saw it! Uggh! It looks super delish. Enjoy my friend.

http://averysweetblog.com/

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

You look adorable- I love the flower headband and the daytime sparkles! I can't wait for the craziness of kids- I'm a homebody anyways so I'm looking forward to having an excuse to stay in :) Mmm those cookies look great- I love the idea of cookies in a jar!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I'm so glad you enjoy and appreciate your family so much. I'm also happy to see you wearing your new sparkly for the day! I should take inspiration from your outfit since I rarely go out and night and have several shiny things. Oh, and the cookie bar looks DELISH!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I'm so glad you enjoy and appreciate your family so much. I'm also happy to see you wearing your new sparkly for the day! I should take inspiration from your outfit since I rarely go out and night and have several shiny things. Oh, and the cookie bar looks DELISH!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Lissa said...

Those colors look great on you!
I wouldn't go back to the kid-free days for anything! Life is so much meaningful and fulfilling! :o)

Rainbow Bekah said...

Such a perfect post! I wouldn't trade all these crazy days of motherhood for all the "freedom" in the world! :0)

Tara said...

Yes, to all of those toddler moment! I absolutely LOVE having them happen :)

Also loving that gorgeous headband!

Shea said...

Yummy, I love cookies and bars in a jar! I also love your sparkles and cute headband--what a fun look!

Kristin said...

I love it when I receive cookies in a jar as a gift!