Sizzling Spooks

Happy Halloween! 🙂 Hey, y’all! I know you may not believe us, but the calendar doesn’t get confused that easily, Halloween really is Monday. She says that because where we’re from, the weather has not quite caught up with what we’re calling this season. Uh, yeah. It is not supposed to be a high of 80 degrees on the last full week of October. No, that is not quite the usual at all, despite what this year seems to be illustrating.

It’s really unnatural. October is supposed to be the month of hot cider and hot chocolate and hot coffee and basically you’re supposed to get a break from all this nonsense of oppressive heat and get to make the decision to bring it into your life. Yeah, it isn’t supposed to be still melting when you get into your vehicle and having to keep the AC on. I should be able to leave it off because of a comfortable temperature or have the heat on even just a little and wear long sleeves to cover the rest.

But, I guess the weather has other ideas for us this year. Maybe it means that we will have a nice, easy winter and nothing crazy will happen. Aw, come on, I’ll be disappointed if there isn’t a few weeks of sweater weather. I didn’t say warm. Besides, sweater weather can start as soon as it sinks below 68. True.

Maybe the roads will stay clear and you can all…drive safely. 😉 ❤

Keep you snow in the freezer and your sweaters in the closet. 😉 ❤ 😀 😛 O.o 🙂

2 Years, Also Pumpkins!!

Hey, y’all!  Hi! This is a very, very exciting post for us because in four days we will have been posting for exactly 24 months, annnnnnd because: it’s pumpkin time again!!! Even if we don’t get to enter it this year in a competition, we get to create it and celebrate the anniversary of the blog with a pumpkin instead of a bouquet.

As usual, our pumpkin drew inspiration from pop culture. This year we jumped from book to movie to musical, and we chose…(drumroll please) HAMILTON! (As in the musical based off the biography of “the founding father without a father,” Alexander Hamilton.)

Over the summer and early fall, I and ACG became a little…obsessed with that musical, so it seemed perfect for a pumpkin idea. I am obsessed, but it was totally AJA’s fault.

Anyway, without further ado, we proudly present…our pumpkin! (said in the “Be Our Guest” voice)

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Quite frankly, I feel like it’s the best pumpkin I’ve ever seen. Is that an exaggeration? Maybe, but it is the best I think we’ve ever done. Agreed. Our last two were okay, but I feel like this one is stellar.

Please give our pumpkin a round of applause, and don’t forget to drive safely.

Keep your guts in the gourd and your Oreos in the coffee cabinet! ❤ 😀 😉 😛 O.o

 

PS – There were actually two pumpkins. One that ACG and I both carved, the Hamilton pumpkin, and one that ACG did by herself but I think is pretty epic! ❤ So, keep scrolling for ~bonus content~ below.

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Dear Us,

Hey, y’all! Hi! Tonight we’d like to take you on a journey to the past… I think everyone has moments in their lives, or even just concepts, that they wish they could go back and advise their past selves on a little better. If you don’t have experience with realizing you made some mistakes or needed to think things through a little better, you probably shouldn’t read this post. Let’s be real. You’re Too Perfect and therefore don’t need any advice. Lol, question me on that ten years ago and I’d have been booted out faster than you could say snap. Even just five years… *sighs* Maybe just three. 😉 I’m just kidding (mostly Not really, but that’s true so it has to be okay.). I am the kind of person who has constantly revised my past decisions in my head (I think there was a time when I was an infant that I questioned whether or not I really should’ve cried about that stomachache), so if you’re anything like that this is a post for you.

 

However, the fact that I was very assured that I wasn’t really wrong on anything and my way was best for most of my life, I have plenty of moments I still realize I was being stupid and ridiculous during. Aha! She admits it. But what ACG is saying is…now you get to watch us critique our past selves and hopefully learn from us.

 

Past, ACG, there was no need to make everyone listen to you. You had no idea what was going on anyway. You had no clue, and they didn’t care if you said anything or not.

To my past self my first piece of advice would be: YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING WITH YOUR HAIR. STOP. LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER. FIX YOUR HAIR. Or, at the least, do not wear a “George Washington” ponytail that is approximately two inches long at the base of your neck. That’s…just… It’s not cute or quirky. It doesn’t make you look like you don’t care. It’s just…Very Confusing. Side note: stop trying to be “cute” and “quirky” in a way that will make boys like you and girls jealous of you. You aren’t somebody’s fantasy. You aren’t there for their curiosity. You are yourself and that is plenty interesting.

Speaking of boys, just stop. Stop running in circles, and stop running off the ones that don’t fit your short-sighted thoughts. They may actually turn out to be cooler than your all knowing self thinks, and being an Auburn fan isn’t a disease. Give them a chance, and for crying out loud don’t tease them about every. Single. Thing. Conversations work, too.

There’s so much advice to give about boys. Wow. It’s okay to say NO in big letters and a loud voice. That should probably be my first piece of advice, but I suppose as long as it gets said. If you don’t want to talk to a guy, you don’t have to. If you don’t want to talk to a girl, you don’t have to. But…as a girl, girls aren’t often an issue and also their listening skills are better. My point being: no isn’t a bad word. They’ll make you feel like it is. The whole world will make you feel like it is. But “no” isn’t an ugly word. It isn’t mean. It’s the truth, and sometimes it hurts. But holding it inside hurts you more. And, love, you are the only one you’re responsible for.

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING GO FOR IT. Try it. If you have the opportunity and you want to and you “pride” yourself on not being dictated by others’ opinions, please, just go for it. Apply for it. Pursue it. You may not regret not per say, but you will see all the reminders, and you will wonder what it was like. You will think you were the biggest idiot when you feel like you don’t fit in the path you chose. There will be days that you’re okay with it. There will be days you smile. But hold on to what you’ve got, and go for what you want.

The last piece of advice I have to offer would be contrary to ACG. Don’t be afraid to have limits. You really won’t regret not going with a boy to your senior banquet/prom/formal/whatever. (I can promise you that will be a bad experience if you do not love him in at least some capacity.) You really won’t regret not going and standing in a loud gym with a bunch of strangers. You won’t regret staying in and reading. You won’t regret taking a moment and knowing what you don’t want just as much as what you do. Which, I guess, ultimately is the same exact advice in ACG’s put we’re approaching the limit from the left this time or something. Do what will make you happiest and most comfortable. No one else. You aren’t here to prove a point. You’re here to live your life.

 

Okay, y’all, keep your breathing even, and count out of order! ❤ 🙂 ;P 😀 :/ O.o 😉 😛 ❤

Oh, and of course, the top advice of the night is drive safely. 😉

 

PS – This post took extra time to write as we were pulling from the heart and was thus posted at at approximately 12:15AM Sunday US Central Time. We did not slack and not work on it Saturday night. ❤

Tired

The following post contains brief discussion of weight loss and cultural views. Be safe. If you are sensitive to this content, please take care of yourself and check back with us next week. ❤

GOOD EVENING! (sorry for the caps; i got excited!) And likes to overcompensate. ;P Hey, y’all!

Here’s the question of the night. Do y’all ever just get tired of things? That’s really vague. I’m sure a lot of people get tired of a lot of things. Sure, studying, chores, work, school, etc. are tiring, but I’m talking about the things that you don’t think about being tired of. The things that you just do or deal with until one day you wake up and realize that you’re tired of it are what I’m referring to when I ask if you get tired of things. That was much more detailed. Thank you. I try.

The thing that inspired this post–the thing that ACG and I both find very, very annoying and problematic–is:

I am sick and tired of people “needing” to lose weight. If they need to for immediate health concerns, okay, but not everyone needs to. You are beautiful and wonderfully made. AJA sent me a picture just the other day that made me this point. You are beautiful. Do not forget it, and please stop trying to change it by leaping into the miry pit of weight loss.

Yes! I support this sentiment.

This is not us saying that anyone who feels they need to lose weight is being ridiculous nor are we trying to invalidate anyone. There are serious situations out there where people have fallen into the miry pit, and they are not at fault for doing so. It’s just sad that culture has cultivated this self hatred and it’s frustrating to not be able to persuade anyone otherwise. Amen! No one should be made to feel this way by anyone or anything, much less those trusted to lead–whether by opinion and trends or example or anything.

 

Stay beautiful and drive safely! ❤

Keep your hands in the air and your eyes to the sky! ❤ 🙂 O.o 😉 😀

Hooray for Haircuts! :D

Hey, y’all! I have the urge to start this post with a “BAM!” but I guess I’ll settle for “Hello!”

So, AJA and I have both shared a common event this weekend, but we did not share it together at the same time. We did not even have the exact same experience, but it was the same as well. It was similar and it was not similar. 😉

We both cut our hair.

Well, trimmed our hair…sorta. I cut my bangs slightly different. ACG had hers trimmed and it now spirals better. You know, the usual. Her bangs are cute when they aren’t flipped backwards to hide with the rest of her hair. Mine was not intended to spiral better, but it was a side effect. Her hair is gorgeous and mine will be changing colors (again) tomorrow also. Awwwww, thanks.

Haircuts can be stressful or fun, necessary or anticipated. Haircuts are usually all at the same time, let’s be real. (Thankfully, I think both of ours were rather lackluster this time.) Either way, they are a part of life that people sometimes go to school for (shout out to our third triumvirate member!) and some avoid for reasons more than distrust of people touching their heads.

Y’all all probably need to cut your hair (or heads as I originally accidentally had the thought), so do it!

Keep your hair in the jar and your eye of newt in your hat! 😉 😛 😀 🙂 :/ O.o ;P

Drive safely to your nearest barber but beware the knife! ❤

 

PSA –  Please DO NOT cut your heads in reality for any reason. That is a bad idea. If it occurs by accident, seek medical attention. * peace *