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Halloween Oero Cookie Pops!

 Heeeeeeey, long time no blog. Today it's crafting adventures with Devon! I felt like being crafty this week so I made Oreo Cookie Pops! 

 All you will need is:
  • 1 package of Oreos
  • Candy Melts of any kind or chocolate (you can use food coloring to dye white chocolate)
  • Cream Cheese or frosting
  • Sprinkles for decoration!
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Wax/parchment paper on a baking sheet
  • Piece of foam or something to hold up the pops
These items below aren't necessary unless you many be bringing these to a carry in or party and wanted some type of covering:  
  • Ziplock bags
  • Ribbon to tie or twist ties
 *I found all these items are Jo-Anns; everything thing else can be found at a local grocery store. 

Let's get started! Take the WHOLE package of Oreos, cookie and all. Smash it up anyway you can. I used a food processor which worked great. You can smash these in a bag with a rolling pin but make sure you are getting a very fine cookie dust.

Next take the smashed cookies and mix in one package of cream cheese. You can also substitute the cream cheese for a of container frosting. You'll end up with a dough like product.

Make sure you prep your work space with wax/parchment paper on a baking sheet. Also, make sure you have room in your fridge (I forgot to check that lol). Use your hands and roll out 20-24 balls. I made mine a bit larger, which gave 20 balls. Stick the Oreo balls into the fridge to chill for about 1 hour. 

Unfourtanly I didn't get any photos after this part. :( I will explain the best I can but you can google or YouTube "How to make Cake Pops" and there are great demostartions for this part. I've learned from trail and error. You just have to get in there and give it a go!!

Melt your chocolates in the microwave at low power. Stir the chocolate every 30 seconds. If you find the chocolate is too thick, add vegetable stocking to thin it out; a small amount goes a long way. After the chocolate has melted, take the Oreo balls out of the fridge. Take your pop sticks and dip them 1/2in into the melted chocolate. Insert the stick about 3/4ths of the way into the Oreo ball. What we are doing is creating a seal around the stick. This will help later when we start dipping. After all the sticks have been placed in, place Oreo balls back into the fridge for 5 minutes to set the seal.

Here comes the fun part! Dipping and decorating. :) When dipping your Oreo balls into the chocolate avoid swirling/twisting. You'll find that you'll end up twisting your stick right off. Instead, place the pop into the chocolate and kinda like a joystick, move the pop forward, back, left, and right to cover the entire surface. Carefully pull the pop out and hopefully, SUCCESS?! Place the pop onto your foam, decorate, and then let dry for 15-20min.

This is the stage where I learned alot. That's probably why I really don't have any pictures. Just be patient. Remember, if the chocolate is too thick, add the stocking. If it gets too runny you may need more chocolate. Becareful not to burn your chocolate, I made that mistake. :( Also, the techquine in which you dip your pops makes a difference!

Have fun and good luck! :) :) :) 

PS: Oh! If you want to travel/take the pops somewhere I suggest a covering on the pops. I got some really cheap ziplock bags from the dollar store. Cut of the zip lock part of the bag. With a twist tie or a piece of ribbon, insert the pop into the bag, and close. :)


Teh Qte's Adventures!

I wanted to share some of my FFXIV adventures with you! About a month ago I finally took Teh Qte out of hibernation. I play on the Excalibur server. Teh is currently level 50 in all War/Maic classes with 50 Goldsmith with Leathercraft on the way!

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Annoying Summerfest quest.... although /firedance was fun!
Azif and I being sexy ;)
I was able to help a good group of friend obtain there first Ifirt win!

I love how cutsceen will show your team members. This is after beating mini-Garuda.
I haz a Moogle for a head!
ohi Atomos.
Everything got slanted!
Don't Hate the Messenger grand company quest.
Another image for the Don't Hate the Messenger grand company quest.
United We Stand - Grand Company Quest. Don't get an image of the fight but it was really fun!
Another image from United We Stand - lolSephiroth fire.
Random but I finally got another primal weapon!
Another random image of my light skinned and taller twin! /panic
Got my 25,000 grand company seals and ranked up to the highest rank! No I have no idea what to spend my seals on. :<
The To Kill a Raven fight, took me 8 tries in order to beat it!
Finally beat to Kill A Raven while on Blm!
Finishing the To Kill a Raven quest, gimme meh seals!
Kamon is my room mate and right hand man when it comes to this game. I pretty much drag him everywhere. ;p
Took 8 hours but finally finished Living on a Prayer AND also got all the nodes/camps in the game!
Completing Living on a Prayer Unlocked The Raven fight: Hard Mode! I can't wait!
Kamon and I got our ridiculous horns. Along with our ridiculous horns, we did ridiculous emotes!
Today I was FINALLY able to get both my retainers up in the wards! Feh and Heh my cat slaves!
Kamon and I's latest achievement, Vanya robes; hand crafted by Kamon himself!

I really don't have a more organized way of showing off my adventures but I feel bad that I haven't blogged about 14 yet! I enjoy the game and am very excited for 2.0 (aka a Realm Reborn). I have so many goals I want to achieve before Nov 1st.


OPI Mod About You

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OPI's Mod About You (I love OPI polish names!), is a creamy pale purple, borderline pink. I'm not a huge pink fan but I really enjoy this color. Application was average and coverage was nice. Photos below show 2 coats.


Essie Bazooka

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Essie's Bazzoka was not at all what I expected it to be. It was a very sheer gel like fromual. It wasn't actually what I was hoping for in this polish. It was very hard to capture the true color of this polish on camera. It's not really thing red/orange. The photos below show 3 coats of polish.

See how sheer this polish is??  I really don't like it. :(
All in all, the color and formula just wasn't what I was expecting. This was my first let down in the Essie polish line.


August Polish Haul!

September is here and I couldn't be happier! I love love love fall~ I can't wait till all the leaves start to fall. I love the layers on clothes, the smell, and the colors! Mmmm~

Anyways, since Aug is over I'd like to share the polish I have pick up in the past month. Most of these polish I found at a discount store, similar to Marshall's/TJMax and of course ULTA.

Haute As Hello, Chubby Cheeks, Bazooka, Alle Tied Up, Lady Like

Mod About You, Skull and Glossbones, Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?, Schnapps Out Of IT!

Nude, Smokey Brown, Red Velvet

Royal Purple, Party Purple, Dark Navy, Metal Madness, Golden Goodness

Get a Clue, Revealed, Incognito, Secret Rendezvous, Sheer Disguise, Give me a Hint

Sex Symbol, Magic Attraction, Sultry Diva, Art of Seduction, Sexy Siren, Object of Envy, Tru Passion

Braziliant, Super Bossa Nova, Smooth Sailing

That's it for my polish haul! All the Color Club polish I found at a discount store in Tennessee, very simllar to a Marshall's/TJMax. All my Essie and OPI polish was obtain from ULTA or my local salon. The Essie mini's were bought from Macy's.