Thursday, January 31, 2013

Saw it, pinned it, did it: Birthday Cake 7 Layer Bars!

Linking up with Steph and Katie today for Saw it, Pinned it, Did it! I'm actually moderately obsessed with Pinterest, so I love this link-up! :) 

Here's what I tried last night: 

HOLY YUM. I love all things "cake" flavored... Wedding Cake Paciugo, cupcake puppy chow, next recipe I want to try is Cake Batter Fudge! SO these bars were right up my alley... 

First I gathered up all my ingredients: 

OMG... birthday cake oreos.... I may or may not have eaten
an entire section of the golden ones yesterday...
1 box Funfetti cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sprinkles
3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup (roughly about 10-12) Birthday Cake Golden Oreos, roughly crushed
1/2 cup (roughly about 10-12) Birthday Cake Oreos, roughly crushed
2 boxes Cupcake Bites** (apparently these can be found at the dollar store? not sure which one, so I left them out... if anyone finds them, let me know!)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

The recipe is SUPER easy. Preheat to 350. Mix 1 egg, 1/2 cup melted butter, and funfetti cake mix. A Cookie-like dough will form... Then pour into a foil-lined/cooking-sprayed 9X13 pan. (Definitely just realized I'm not a cooking/recipe blogger... hahaha). Bake for 10 minutes. Then immediately when that is finished baking, add your remaining ingredients... The recipe suggested adding the mini marshmallows first, then chocolate chips (2), crushed oreos (2), sprinkles, and finally top with can of sweetened condensed milk. (I didn't use the ENTIRE can... but most of it) 
excuse my terrible lovely iphone pics... one day I WILL have a DSLR camera and know how to use step at a time.. haha
Then bake for 15-20 minutes, and Voila! :)

I'm so sad I didn't take a picture of the finished product. :( I was doing about 6 things at once and it totally slipped my mind. I'll try to remember to add one later. 

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh How Pinteresting

This is my first-ever link-up, so bare with me!! :) I'm mildly obsessed with Pinterest.... I spend entirely too much of my day on this little piece of fabulous. Here are some of my faves from this morning.

Source: via Nicole on Pinterest

Source: via Kelsi on Pinterest

Starting Afresh...

So I decided that I wanted to come back to blogging, BUT I didn't want it to be JUST about my weight loss and/or goals. I started to feel consumed by all things weight loss, and there's so much more to little ol' me than that. :) 


I'm Jordan. 
I just turned 24 this month. 
I live in a precious condo with Joshy (post later), wonderful roomie Becca, and my furbaby Bitsy. 
My bebes on NYE.
I am a TCU alum (hashtag gofrogs) and I work at a corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas. (Not sure if I'm allowed to disclose... will research that....) 

I read LOTS of blogs daily... Not sure why, but I never really comment. Guess it's one of those things...i think people already have their blogger friends and it's like...

I REALLY don't think any of the lovely lady's whose blogs I read are like that... maybe just old insecurities die hard? 

Let's see.... I'm border-line obsessed with rhinestones, bling, glitter, sequins... so much so that I have not one, but TWO rhinestone staplers at work, a rhinestone tape dispenser, my GLITTER wallet is inside my sequin purse (not as tacky as it sounds..ha), next to my rhinestone-d compact mirror and rhinestone phone case.... It's a problem, but I can't help it. :) 


I spend an inordinate amount of time on Pinterest. You can check out my page here. I also kinda, really love instagram. Both of those could give you a pretty good idea of me... insta

SO....I really don't know much about this whole blogging thing, so if any of you lovely people wanted to give me some tips, I most definitely appreciate it. Seems like there are a LOT of link-ups out here in the blog-o-sphere.... Explain? Guest posts? Giveaways? Commenting etiquette? How do I get one of those fancy blog templates/designs? You get the picture... I'm NEW.  

Question: How did all of YOU get started blogging? What has been your greatest reward? 

Insert cute signature here. (also on my blogging to-figure-out list)