Posted in America, Baking, Fall, Life and Likes

{Air} Fried Find

Hey, y’all! Hi!

As I believe we have mentioned once or twice before in October, AJA and I have a deep fondness for a treat we used to could only get at festivals and “big” events. Sometimes it’s been described as a core reason to attend that convention we went to last weekend, but…something changed in September. 

That’s right! Fried Oreos could now be ours at any time and with slightly better nutritional value!! Thanks to ACG’s Mom! Yes, my mom and her recipe-sharing ways led us to a recipe where we could (air) fry Oreos at home. I saw the recipe in my Facebook Messenger app several weeks before we were actually able to try them. 

But, we wanted a treat, and we remembered that these were simple and quick. So, we went to the store, got the TWO ingredients (it felt a little like we were forgetting something), and came back to my house. 

The recipe for these air fried Oreos is as follows:
Crescent rolls (One triangle of crescent roll makes one fried Oreo.)
Oreos (We used double stuffed. I think it might be a little gooier with regular!)
Fry the oreos on a rack at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

That’s it! It’s really that simple. I know, I know…. I didn’t believe it either. The post also said that you can use cookie dough and Reeses’s, but why would you do that when you can have it the original way? We also tried them using sugar cookie dough instead of crescent rolls, but that didn’t go how we had hoped it would. It was too sweet, which shocked us more than it should have considering part of the deliciousness of a fried Oreo is the contrast of salt/butter. 

This didn’t take away from the joy of getting (properly) fried Oreos when we went to the convention, but it is nice to know that for years when they aren’t at any events, or we just really want them in March (it’ll be sooner than that), that we have a great and easy way to get our hands on these ourselves. 

Anyways, as always…drive (or…in this case, fry) safely. ❤
Keep your sugar open and your hearts powdered! ;P 🙂 😀 😉 O.o ❤

 

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Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Double Crowns, Fall, Life and Likes

Crowning Traditions

Good evening! Hey, y’all!

So, for the past couple of weeks, we’ve been posting about things going a little bit sideways  in our lives, but today we’re here with good news. Fall festivities have started (and hopefully the weather isn’t too far behind)! October is the time of year that our town thrives (apparently), which has lead us to celebrate some traditions this weekend with our friend K, who came to town to do just that!

Every year, our town hosts a convention for musicians, craftors, and food vendors to gather and share their talents with the world. It’s hosted on the campus of the local college, and the entire weekend is dedicated to seeing what these wonderful minds can create. It’s pretty rad, my dudes, and I believe we’ve mentioned it a time or two before here on the blog! 🙂  This year, they did have the fried Oreos that we love to rave about, and we also found some pretty amazing new artists. In particular, we found one talented guy that made some gorgeous pieces and selling them in his mom’s booth. He makes crowns of various types and sizes, and they are GORGEOUS! AJA and I each got one (and AJA wore hers absolutely beautifully), because they were so unique and intricate, and this was a way to support an up and coming artist while also honoring a personal tradition we have. They were lovely! I have never been so excited to purchase something at this convention, and the young man was so sweet!! 🙂 He was great! 

There were a lot of other things there that we looked at and enjoyed learning about how they were made (for example, there were some coasters that used crushed marble and clay that were pretty epic), but the best part of the weekend was the fact that we got to spend the time exploring together. I’m so grateful for my girls and the chances we have to get into the fall spirit together. SAME! It was a very good weekend overall–something we all needed after the September we shared!

Keep your lemonade fried and your Oreos cold! 😉 😀 🙂 ;P O.o ❤
Drive safely! ❤ 

Posted in College, Fall, Life and Likes, update

Sigh of Relief

Good evening, my dudes and dudettes! Hey, y’all! It’s been real… It’s been…fun? No, not really fun… It’s been A Time! But!!! Who better to go through a time with than your best friend. ❤ These past two weeks have definitely been a time, but I wouldn’t have wanted to have this time with anyone else. We won’t get into the details but since the end of August, we’ve had a close friend lose a family member, ACG has dogsat, I’ve had a family member have three medical procedures and be in the hospital for two weeks, and we’ve managed to continue passing our classes (more than passing, I’ve been very impressed with how well AJA has kept up with everything through it all)! But gratefully, we’ve gotten to do all of this together, which is better than it could be. However, all this means we’ve been away from our homes/sharing our homes in different ways than usual! 

 

So, here’s to weeks of living out of backpacks, duffle bags, trucks, and hospitals! And, here’s to our own beds! Amen! 

Keep your bags packed and your minds racing! ❤ ;P 🙂 😀 😉 O.o
Drive safely, so that YOU can stay in your own bed too! 😉 ❤

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Challenge, College, Fall, update

Mercedes Retrograde

Hey, y’all!

It’s just me again, because Mercury Retrograde supposedly ended in August, but the Annas have discovered that its second ugly stepcousin Mercedes Retrograde has appeared, bringing worse drama and crises than before.

Things have been going a little crazy in our world this week, so send some positive vibes our way and keep your cucumbers as cool as a July day! ❤ ;P 🙂 😀 😉 O.o

Posted in Summer, update

Special Circumstances

Hey y’all!

AJA and I are still figuring out our schedules, and this week was special because we had some unexpected events come up.

We are coming back to post, though! So, until next week keep your sails floating and your balloons flying. ❤ 🙂 ;P 😀

Posted in Double Crowns, Fall, Life and Likes, update, Writing

Writing Break

Hey, y’all!

It’s just me tonight, because AJA and I were able to catch enough of a break from school to get some writing done, but we’re both still tired from all the learning, homework, and whatnot.

Hopefully we’ll be able to catch up soon, but until then keep your succulents blooming and your kangaroos kicking! ❤ 😉 😀 🙂 😛 O.o

Posted in Birthdays, College, Double Crowns, Life and Likes, Summer

“It Feels Like a Perfect Night…”

Hey y’all!

Okay, so something very very VERY important happened this week!

It was AJA’s birthday, and our friend K came to town to surprise her.

Happy birthday, AJA! I know I already wrote you a letter, so I’m not going to rewrite it all here, but I don’t want you to ever forget how special you are to the people in your life that are lucky enough to call you a friend, daughter, granddaughter, or even just acquaintance. You’re smart, funny, caring, and able to keep up with me and my bizarre mind (and that itself should get you an award ;P).

Really, though, you’ve dealt with a lot of changes this year, and you’re still standing here, strong and ready to face down this next year like a boss. I’m so glad I get to be one of the ones still standing by your side and trying to help you seize every day and take advantage of every opportunity.

You’re going to do great things with this year, and I’m beyond excited to see what they are! ❤ 😉 😀 O.o ;P 🙂

Keep your candles lit and your life happy, free, confused, and lonely! (Okay, maybe not the lonely part.)

Posted in Double Crowns, Life and Likes, Summer

Dragons and Disco Balls

Hey, y’all! Hi, friends!

Okay, so you may not know this about us, but AJA and I enjoy putting on makeup. I mean, I’m sure there are humans who don’t, but also it’s like art for your face, sooo…  I’ll admit that I don’t do mine as well or as often as AJA, but we both know how to look amazing when the situation does (or doesn’t) call for it! Plus, it’s fun. #) 

In this fun hobby, we do have our favorite products. Since ACG and I are such different humans, we thought it might be best that we explain what our choice product would be each and why. So, yeah… We’re gonna do that now…


My favorite type of makeup is eye shadow. This comes largely from the fact that it is the most visibly different part of my makeup routine. I don’t do anything like color correction or contouring, so it is what most drastically changes the look of my face in my opinion. It also is where I get to play with colors and how I can try to layer them on top of each other, because I love when I get the chance to layer my shimmery white or silver glitter on top and become a small disco ball.
So, I have to narrow mine down to two because that’s who I am as a person–an entitled Virgo. 😉 Jk, but seriously. It’s hard for me to choose because it’s hard to beat a good eyeliner but as ACG and I were talking about earlier tonight I really love contour because it changes your ENTIRE FACE SHAPE like what the mess my duuuuudddeeess!?! Ahem. Anyway, if I had to choose one though, I’d probably go with eyeliner because it creates a very dramatic yet classic look, in my opinion. So, yeah… Plus, it gives me wings…LIKE A DRAGON! ROOOAAARRR!! 😀 ❤ And, we all know I’m a dragon at heart. 😉

 

Apparently ACG and I are both eye makeup people. That’s because eyes are windows to the soul, and honestly we both just have beautiful eyes. Aw, we basically complete each other. That’s the cute stuff I’m here for. 😉 ❤ 

Drive and wing your eyeliner both safely–either could result in a very negative outcome if not handled with great responsibility.
Keep your lips shining and your eyes red. ;P 🙂 😀 O.o ❤ 😉 

Posted in College, Life and Likes, Summer, update

What Time Is It? Summertime!

Hey y’all!

School started for some kids this past week, but AJA and I are celebrating the last full week of our freedom before going back next Wednesday. Also, K is in town so we are soaking in the time with her before she has to go back to school, too.

Keep your grades interesting and your classes up! ❤ 🙂 ;P 😉 😀 O.o