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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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 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

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

Stories in Six Words

Hi! 😀 Hey, y’all!

As July comes to a close does a personal endeavor of mine that ACG has both borne witness too as well as mimicked without the same pressure: Camp Nano. Google it. This post is not about that, but in short: I set a word goal. I achieved a word goal. (Achieved and completely surpassed by, like, 10,000 words or something like that. (Actually, I  surpassed it by over 15K but who’s counting? 😉 ) It’s been AMAZING to see!) ACG also has written many, many words. And, that is basically the full summary of our July. Uh huh, coffee and creative writing! 😉

So, in honor of that–taking an idea from the poetry side of Instagram–we are going to summarize each other’s projects from this July in only six word phrases. 

 

This is a very inadequate description of AJA’s collection of words, but here goes nothing. The stories themselves are much, much better than any six word phrase.

Books, leggings, dinosaurs, and unseen metaphors.
Never take anything at face value.
Caring hurts, until it pays off.
Love doesn’t happen in straight lines.
Find peace in yourself; they’ll follow.

Here are my phrases for ACG’s project, which is way cooler and more full of feels than I could convey in six words. 

Who let men run the world?
Being a girl sucks— Oh well.
Boys are mean; kiss them anyway.
Lone feminist faces a love triangle.
Futuristic 1920’s: Daisy Buchanan was right

 

July has been epic. I think we’ve spent more time writing than sleeping, which is kind of scary, but you know. It’s also AWESOME! Lol… Seriously, it’s been really, really fun. I can’t imagine having it any other way or spending the month with anyone else. Aww. 😉 ❤ 

Write safely. 😉 (Words can be dangerous!!! Oh, and I guess also drive safely. <3)
Keep your words tied and your shoes flowing. ❤ ;P 🙂 😀 😉 O.o

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

Bakers’ Night In

Hello!!!! 🙂 Hey, y’all!

We have had a very eventful day! Earlier this weekend, our friend K came back home to visit and see us. So, today has been spent with her. (Also making words about fictional humans!) Oh, and I guess we also made a four layered cake and played with fondant and making buttercream icing, so yeah. Lots of things (like a variety pack!)! A good day, but as with most good things–we’re so busy living it we don’t have a ton of time to sit around and talk about it. 😉 ❤ 

And, seeing as how all good things must come to an end, enjoy a picture of the cake we made below! It looks amazing (thanks to AJA’s fondant and icing skills–those were mostly K’s skills (and ACG’s actually)) and tastes even better (courtesy of the internet–the world’s biggest recipe book that can be lost in an  instant if some sort of apocalyptic EMP event were to take place 😉

Bake safely. I mean, drive safely. ❤ 🙂 

Keep your chicken dizzy and your play-dough delicious! ❤ 🙂 😛 😉 😀 O.o

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There’s A Game for That

Hello, human kind! Despite the rumors, I am NOT dead! It is I, AJA, here to post with the wonderful, amazing human ACG who has helped me manage my crazy the last several weeks and is all around the bomb! Hey, y’all! For the record, I never implied she was dead, and I am hyped to have her back with us tonight! It’s always more fun that way. 

Whether we want to admit it or not, we are all “addicted” to our phones at some level, whether we say it as a joke or we really are. Everyone says it as a joke, and it never is actually a joke, lol. What are we really doing on our phones, though? Because the majority of the time, it isn’t using the actual phone app. While true, ACG, this might not be a question to ask the internet at large (but since I know where you’re going…). 😉 We’re usually wasting time, and the most wholesome way to do that is: GAMES! 🙂 

I admit, that probably wasn’t my best wording, but I was talking about games! I know the games on my phone probably say a lot about the weird dork that I am (her brain works funny 😉 it’s true), and they are a variety pack of themes and purposes. I am bad about downloading games and playing them for two weeks then leaving to sit on my phone for 8 months untouched. 

Tonight, AJA and I wanted to share our favorite, at the moment, phone games with y’all. I always come back to a form of solitaire, particularly a game called Solitaire Tri Peaks that is island themed. It’s fun and easy. I can play it before bed or any time I have two minutes to kill. I enjoy a game that, ironically enough, is also island themed. It’s called Merge Dragons, and it’s a match three type game. It’s nice because it has challenges with clear objectives that I can play, or I can build up my own personal collection if I only have a couple minutes. I have tried that game before, and it confused me, lol. But, hey! There are games for everyone, especially nowadays!

So, with that being said. Hopefully life will calm down, and we’ll both be back again next week. Until then, play your game of choice and/or download a new one. Just…not while you’re driving. Drive safely! ❤ ❤ ❤
Keep your batteries successful and your games charged! ❤ 🙂 ;P 😉 😀 O.o