Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Pajama Trend & A Treat

The Pajama Trend

How do you wear your pajamas?  Once upon a time, I wore them to bed.... maybe all day on Saturday, if I happened to get so lucky. But I never ever ventured out in them!  Although, I totally could if I wanted to.  Even if the pajama trend weren't all the rage in Hollywood right now, I could fit right in at my local Wal-mart in a pair of spongebob pajama pants. I really could. lol

Anyways, do you want to hear something crazy? I accidentally wore my pajamas to work yesterday.  See, a while back, I found this super cute Calvin Klein blue gingham shirt at the thrift store. Of course, I snatched it right up!  It fit a little weird... it just seemed a little boxy. But I was determined to make it work.  And yesterday, I did. =)

After wearing it for a little while, I suddenly realized tha the buttons were a little different and the way the collar was made seemed off. And that's when it hit me. I was wearing a pajama shirt! The fact that I had paired it with a maxi skirt only made it seem more like pajamas. lol

Of course, this little number from Mimi Boutique along with the bracelets seen below made it feel a little bit less like pajamas. =)

I really do wish I had the time yesterday to take real photos, but it was a busy day and all I've got are my instagram shots. They'll have to do.

Have you embraced the pajama trend?  I think this is as close as I'll get! ;)

And now for the treat! =)

The Treat - Chocolate Cracker Pops (or Smores Pops)

I was craving chocolate and sugar like made last night. And we had nothing worthy of my cravings.  But I remembered seeing a pin on pinterest about smore marshmallow pops. I didn't pin it, but the idea of it stuck with me! So, when I was perusing the pantry for something chocolatey, I saw graham crackers, chocolate meltable candies and marshmallows... and I knew what I was going to make! ;)

These are super, super easy and downright delicious! You'll need the following:

Sucker sticks
Chocolate meltable candies (or anything chocolate, really)
Graham  crackers

We cut the marshmallows in half, to make them more of a bite size candy.  Then, we stuck the sucker sticks into about 12 marshmallows halves.  We popped the chocolate in the microwave for about a minute and I stirred it up, while my kids begged and begged for me to let them eat the marshmallows. 

I then rolled the marshmallows in the warm chocolate, while my Little Miss screamed and cried for me to let her eat the marshmallows. You'd think I'd break down and let her have one, right?  Nope.  It was too close to dinner time and I tried explaining to her that these were for an after-dinner snack!

I crushed the graham crackers and the kids rolled the sticky chocolatey marshmallows in the graham crackers.  They then whined and cried for a solid 10 minutes to let me eat the chocolate cracker pops, as my Little Guy called them, until the pizza came out of the oven and then they happily switched gears and devoured the pizza. =)

When we did finally eat them... holy moly, they were amazing! I think I ate about six of them by myself. =)

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

Also, while you're here, could you possibly drop by Monroe & Main's facebook page and vote for my shoe haiku? It's #44 on Page 3! We can vote once a day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! =)


rlutz said...

I am drooling over those s'more pops... I think you pulled off the pajama top not looking like you are wearing pj's wonderfully. That ring is awesome!

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha, that's so funny that you didn't know it was a pajama shirt at first! I bet no one even realized :) Those pops look amazing...I think I'll have to make a batch!

The Tiny Heart

the domestic fringe said...

So funny! You really raised the bar for the pajama trend though. I'll give you that. ;-)

Those treat looks yummy! Almost good enough to break my diet for.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, you SO crack me up! I love your "take" on the pajama trend. Isn't thrifting great? You buy a pajama shirt and rock it without even knowing. I love it! Yummy recipe, too. :)


Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great take! love the ring

Xo Megan

Lynne DeVenny said...

Oh, girl, you have no idea how much I needed a good laugh today, and "I accidentally wore my pajamas to work today" fit the bill! LOL

Although I'd certainly like better pics of that top, girl :P

oomph. said...

i am totally jealous of your gingham shirt! can't seem to find good ones anywhere. (good = <$100) haha.

i will head over to vote now :)

Anastasia of Beverly Hills-GIVEAWAY

The Closet Shopper said...

I don't think you look like you're wearing pajamas at all. I love your outfit.

Those yummy treats are making me hawngry.


Bravoe Runway said...

OK smores pops? That looks delicious! And I am glad you tried out the PJ trend!

CC said...

Love the outfit, girl! Even if it is a jammie top. :) I'm not sure I could get into the pajama trend - for curvy girls it is either too sexy or too flowy which equals too big. ;)
Those smores pops look pretty tasty - might have to try them out. ;)

Shea said...

Hey, you were totally on trend and you didn't even know it! And my mouth is watering over those yummy smores pops!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i can't wear pjs out! and you are right, wal-mart is full of them and now people are wearing their slippers out. i mean c'mon! love the pops! Yummmmm!

Fashion By Alicia said...

That is too funny! I can't really jump on the pajama trend but if it was a blouse top then maybe I could.

Tara said...

Haaaa! I love this :) If it's any consolation, you make pajamas look good!