Thursday, November 17, 2016

Friends-Giving how to guide



It's pumpkin spice season and also the beginning of the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Friends-Giving is a new trending holiday where you celebrate thanksgiving like a week before the actual holiday but with friends. I first learned about this through Instagram from celebrity's and seeing pics under the #Friendsgiving. So this year I decided to throw my own friends giving potluck style with some friends. I  planned mine in less than a week. I'll show you the ways to throw an ideal friends-giving with a budget I didn't spend more than $20. First and most important step Invite friends. don't have any? do you have a dog ? no? Then stick to regular thanksgiving. Step 2 once you have the invites sent out start planning the menu your menu can include turkey or not, remember this is friends giving do it how you want. You can eat pizza and you'll still have a good time. The menu could include potatoes, corn, turkey, stuffing, salad, don't forget dessert pumpkin pie that's kinda a must, cookies, Drinks cider,soda, etc don't forget to use coupons. step 3 location is also most important depending on how big the party is, ask some friends who's house would be best. Step 4 decorations are a must Martha Stewart taught me some cool Diys through her website and amazing recipes, also incorporate string lights, light some candles, a leftover pumpkin from Halloween, I used brown paper as a table runner you can customize it however you like. Step 5 enjoy. quick tips, the host does the turkey, Take something everyone would like, You can host your own Friends-Giving even if you don't have a big group as long as its fun.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

That's so raven 2!!

   Disney has confirmed that "that's so Raven" one of our childhood favorites is coming back but in a new way. That's so raven 2 as they're calling it for meantime. Disney made the announcement this morning as Raven Symone announced  her exit from the view. Alongside giving us an insight peak at what's to come, she said that she has been working with Disney on spin-off of "that's so raven", Her character Raven Baxter will return but this time she will be a single mom with 2 kids one of them a daughter who has  found out she has visions too. Just a quick side note since Raven was psychic in the show how come she didn't see the divorce, or maybe she did hmmm. There is no word yet on the cast or who will be returning from the original show. Considering raven is back we can assume we will get a peak every now and then of the original cast. I am so excited for this show and to see Raven Symone back on Disney. It seems that Disney is finally listening to its audience and learning from past shows. The old Disney is coming back in a modern way. You can bet I will be having a viewing party for this !


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Monday, October 3, 2016

Vegan Churros

  Charles and I made churros the other day. I have never thought of making them before, My friends and I usually get our baking inspiration from Buzzfeed since most of the time they're different treats then the usual cakes and cookies. These were pretty good considering it was our first time we making them. We spiraled them to make them into ice cream sandwiches. They were delish !
Here is the recipe we used. 

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar           

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts of oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
     


   - I would add a dash of cinnamon to the dough. 
   Combine ingredients in a small pot add water, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Boil and add flour in and remove from heat, Stir it into a dough ball. and let it cool. Once cool pack dough into a bag and cut hole in the corner. Once frying oil heats up add churro dough, Try to thin them out we because they puff up. We made ours a bit thick. (We spiraled the dough before placing them into the frying oil). Once frying turn it every now and then until golden brown and puffy. Once ready to be taken out of the oil place them on top of paper towels to soak up excess grease. Now add your toppings or whatever you like and enjoy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Celebrations

  Birthdays are the best ! You make get to make a wish list, Plan a party, Make a guest list, get free coupons, There's cake and ice cream, And most important have friends and family surround you.
I love party planning I tend to go all out on my Birthday Go big and go Bigger. I also enjoy planning parties for my close friends. I love surprising them with a party. When I plan parties it's usually event and dinner to end it off. keep it chic This year my friends are planing my party. Birthdays don't have to be expensive you have control over the budget but you can't control the fun just remember that. No matter how much you spend your bound to have a good time if you're surrounded by friends.  
 


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Back to school the cheap way

Ah it's that time of year again weather your a teen or college student were all going to further our education. Back to school is always a joyas occasion for some but not so much others. Sure we may buy new clothes but that doesn't make up for the 8 hours of mostly sitting and of course listening. School can be pretty expensive weather your in college or high school first you need supplies and then personal style thats why here at Two Broke Teens we decided to help you out here are some of our cheap cheap ways.

  • Use your backpack from last year. You can change up the style of it by adding keychains or buttons even glitter.
  • Look out for those back to school sales or if you dont want to spend any money you can easily change up the style of your old clothes as well just cut some holes in them to give them a edgy look or cut your pants and turn them into shorts for shirts you cant do much but you can buy different jackets to change up for look.
  • for supplies, supplies can run up a bill pretty high you can get free pens anywhere a bank, they will usually hand them out just ask for a couple of them, people always advertise with pens too so just take one when they give them out. Paper can be cheap but alot of stores have great back to school sales.
  • For personal style you can change up your hair straighten it, Curl it do anything that pleases you go ahead and do glitter roots, those rock.
  • Books are so expensive in college so what I do is take pictures of every page using my ipad (only if the professor says its ok) and when I must buy a book I use pre owned books bought online. 
  •  for note taking, I use my ipad to take notes instead of using paper I either write them or use a app called Dragon Dictation that transcribes lectures using the mic and it types it out for me. How great is that ?!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

tunes on a tuesday night

On Tuesday i spent the day with my friends Charles and Mitchie (like the name of the character that Demi Lovato played in camp rock) they invited me to hangout with them at a local cafe that they're regulars at. The cafe was called the night owl with a big owl painted on the side of the wall outside so you know it when you saw it. It was a small little cafe on a busy street with hipsters everywhere. There were tons of fun people there, mainly college kids. Which really motivated me to study for my upcoming math test. It open mic night so anyone could go up and do what every they liked. There were mostly singers they were pretty good I cant recall any terrible ones. Not every song was a favorite but they weren't too bad. There was also some clapping involved, everyone was clapping to the beat but I couldn't join in because I don't have any rhythm. My friends and I really loved one of the singers her name was avery her voice was so strong. We ended the night blasting that her music What really made that night was that it was free and being with good friends.




Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Disney World Trip 2017

My best friend Hillarie and I have been planning a massive Disney World trip for about a year now. It all started while I was on Youtube searching videos and I searched "Disney World vlogs" then a Disney World Vlog popped up under the channel name "Gillian at home" Gillian and her sister Hillary vlog their entire Disney trip, They were so fun to watch and brought me joy. They inspire me to start planning my own trip with my best friend. I feel very lucky to plan such a trip. Disney World can be highly overpriced but you have to think of it as an adventure your paying for. And knowing how to control your money. Key word control. We have been searching for the best deals on everything from room prices down to the food in the parks. we have planned this trip day by day. This will be my first trip to Disney World. I never really flown before so I'm kinda nervous for that. But I'm excited for the adventure yet to come.