Is It Really, Though?

Hey Kaybies! I can’t believe we’re already in April! Time flies!

Anywho, part one of my Too Faced haul will be up REALLY soon! I’ve been working a lot but haven’t forgot and I want it to be top quality for y’all!

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Everything I’m telling y’all about will be in my hauls but here’s a sneak peek

However today’s post is a question that I want y’all to give me feedback on. Like a straight up opinion because I wanna know how y’all feel.

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This always cracks me up but I need y’all to be this honest lol

Anyone who knows me knows I have a very strong affinity for men. And that I go through crushes like a roll of toilet paper. And usually I say “no THIS one is different”… and then the guy turns out to be a jerk, rude, not interested, taken, a piece of crap… or all 5 at the same time. However, there’s a particular cutie I’ve been asking close friends and family about. It’s a predicament (if you will) that I’m facing. And hopefully I’m not alone and some of you face it too. But I’ll speak about it in hypotheticals first.

So there is a girl. Let’s name her Kiara (I just watched Lion King 2 clips, don’t judge me). And she likes this Kovu guy (again, Lion King II).  He seems dedicated to his job, his passions, and his looks🤤. However, it’s rumored that Kovu is thinking of going to the military. Which puts Kiara on a time clock. Kiara wants to make a move, but he never seems to be alone so Kiara’s like “Bet, I’ll get his number”… but she has no idea how and she’s already embarrassed herself in front of him by doing a 180 spin when she saw him walking to the little lion’s room.

Now that’s the situation. Many of my family and friends say that it’s the man who should make the first move… but IS IT REALLY THOUGH?!  I mean I’m probably the most hopeless romantic you’ll ever meet. And in a perfect world, I’d flirt coyly and wait to be asked and then he’d ask me on a date and we’d get married and have beautiful babies… but this ain’t Heaven! This ain’t Hallmark… and it dang sure ain’t perfection. I feel as though this is the optimal situation, but sometimes you have to take the first steps. For heaven’s sake, I’m running out of eggs!

An excellent point was brought to me that the Bible says “he who findeth a wife, findeth a good thing” (Proverbs 18:22)… not SHE who finds a husband. Meaning I should wait on God to bring the good man to me. And this really is a tough point to argue with because I believe it. Butttttt all I’m trying to do is get the ball rolling for God… then he can do the rest how he wants. I’ve also been told, it’s the 21st century and I should “shoot my shot”… even though I keep tellin y’all I can’t shoot to save my life.

My question to you, my Kaybies, is “Is it ALWAYS the man’s job to ask first?” or more bluntly, “How should I go about asking this man for his number, if at all? (And helpful “hows” entail what to wear, a script with my lines highlighted in pink, etc.)

Please respond via leaving a comment below, Instagram (kinayabrown_), or Snapchat (listed in contact methods on page)! I thank you in advance for all advice!

I appreciate y’all reading once again, and can’t wait to hear from you!

Sincerely, Kay~

Things Pull Apart…

Hey Kaybies,

I hope y’all’s week went well, and that everyone was safe this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

So as you can see, not enough people sent in questions. In fact, I only got 2 more. So currently, I have about 7. And to be honest I was a little discouraged at first. For the sake of transparency, I’ll let y’all know I honestly felt like giving up on my whole blog because there’s not as much interaction as I’d like on here. But I’ve been discouraged and have quit on a lot of things. And this blog is special so I’m not giving it up just yet. Especially when I’ve got an exciting post like today’s!

So I know a lot of y’all are in college or single moms or just plain busy and I identify with that. Half the time you don’t have enough “me time” and most of the time meals are on the go. You try to look up a delicious recipe and it requires too many ingredients/appliances  you ain’t got time to get or just takes way too much effort (like who owns a double boiler in college?!) Well I’m pleased to announce my new recipe series! The goal is something simple and easy that’s still sophisticated and comforting/tasty!

This first recipe is a breakfast one, but can also double as a dessert. I first saw it on Tiphero.com Some people call it Monkey Bread, or Cinnamon Bites… I call it a Cinnamon-Pull-Apart! Cause you pull it apart lol. This recipe is honestly one of my favorites because it only requires 7 ingredients total and takes less than 30 minutes to make. I make it ahead of time on a day where I’m not SUPER busy and it’s great room temp or warm!

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Recipe adapted from Tiphero.com The finished product I made like 10 minutes ago

Things you’ll need:

1. A pan (square 9×9 is what I used but honestly you could use a disposable aluminum pan from the dollar store too)

2. Aluminum foil

3. Measuring spoons and cups (specifically 1/2 and 1 cup, and 1/2 tsp (teaspoon) and 1 tbsp (tablespoon).

4. Oven (to bake in)

5. Bowl for cinnamon sugar

Pull-Apart Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon

1 can of refrigerated biscuits

1/4 cup melted butter

Glaze Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons of milk

Food Coloring (optional)

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Step one: make cinnamon sugar mix

So the first step is to preheat your oven to 350°. Line your pan with aluminum foil (TRUST ME, your cleanup will be SO much easier). Then mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Not with a whisk or hand mixer, just a spoon or fork will do.

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Step 2: dough balls!

The next step is to take the biscuits out of the can and separate them. Cut each biscuit into fourths and mold each fourth into a ball shape.

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Step 3: roll in cinnamon sugar and place in pan

Then you’re gonna roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mix we created in the first step. Place them side by side in your lined pan in a single layer. They will rise so they don’t have to be perfectly packed but you want them close together.

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Picture from Tip hero.com video since I didn’t take a pic of my pouring butter

After they’re all packed in pour the melted butter on top and pop in the oven for about 20-23 minutes.

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Voilaaaaa!

And Tah-da! This is what they should look like! But we aren’t finished yet! What’s a pull-apart without the icing??

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Put icing ingredients in a bag and shake for simplicity

The last step is to mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, optional food coloring and milk! I used white food color last time I made it for aesthetics, but usually any food coloring is just a fun ingredient to use. Now normally I mix it in a bowl and pour it over but I thought I would save y’all a dish and throw all the ingredients in a ziplock baggie and shake it all up… and honestly I think that’ll be my new method. It saves on clean up since you just throw the bag away when done but most importantly it gives a more even distribution of icing. So just cut the corner off and zig zag away! And you’re done! Here’s tomorrow’s breakfast or dessert!

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Presenting the final product!

I hope someone finds this helpful! It tastes amazing and is so simple! Still send in those Q and A questions… I’d appreciate it. And if you try this, tag me in your post/ comment below!!

Sincerely, Kay~