Fan Girl Friday

18 Apr

Happy Good Friday!

I’ve got some egg-cellent geeky goodies to kick off your Easter weekend!

Need a little something (besides gobs and gobs of candy) to stuff in your sweetie’s Easter basket? Check out these glow-in-the-dark soaps!

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Kids needing some new summer gear? They’ll be singing: “My mommy’s awesome!” if you score them one of these tees from ThinkGeek!

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Who knew that our favorite rouge space captain was also a phenomenal nail artist? Nathan Fillion stopped by Conan to discuss his pedicure prowess:

 

And finally, need some egg-spiration for dyeing egss this weekend? Look no further than blog, Between the Pages! They’ve got some nerdy notions that will make your Easter extra geeky:

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Movies > Books?

17 Apr

This morning while simultaneously eating breakfast, checking my email, and pumping Hermione’s afternoon meal, I was watching The Today Show (I know, I’m a multi-tasking BOSS). Tamran, Natalie, and Willie were talking about a new study out of London that claims men prefer the movie adaptions of books while women prefer the novel itself.

True, for certain books I wholeheartedly prefer the books. There’s more detail, character development, and inner monologues that don’t always make it in their silver screen sisters. However, there are a few books that I would rather toss in the “donate” pile and pop in the DVD version. (I think I just heard the thud of a million bibliophiles falling to the ground.)

There aren’t many, but here are my film favorites that trump their paperback paramours:

 

The Great Gatsby 

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I know, I know…I’m committing literary blasphemy. I’m sorry; I’m just NOT a fan of this book. I found it difficult to read, difficult to follow, and I absolutely loathed every. single. character. No one had any redeeming qualities and everyone was bat-crap crazy. The movie, however, I loved!

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The first reason is obvious: Leo. But I enjoyed it more because it was able to show the scenery and the glitz and glamour of the 1920′s rather than describe it in dated, pseudo-intellectual language.

 

Beautiful Creatures

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I got this book as a Christmas gift and had never heard of it. I enjoyed the story; the premise wasn’t anything new (a girl has a supernatural power/family and struggles to deal) but the characters were charming and the setting was idyllic. There were many times though, that I thought: “Holy cow! Just wrap up a thought already! Move this bad boy along!” Needless to say, I got frustrated a lot. So i wasn’t too excited when I saw the movie.

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Then, my opinion changed. I absolutely loved the movie! It cut the fat (and trust me, there was a lot!) but stayed true to the integrity of the story.

 

 

Gone With the Wind

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I’ll admit: I haven’t actually read the entire book. I started reading it when I was about 13 years old (that may have been the problem) because I loved the movie growing up. My mom read the book, which led to my sisters reading (and loving) it as well. I tried, I really did. I just couldn’t get past the first chapter.

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The movie, on the other hand, is one of my favorite movies EVER. When I was little and my sisters and I would stay home from school sick, my mom would unfold the hide-a-bed from the brown and orange couch (everyone had one of those in the 80′s!), fix us some Jell-O, and we’d watch GWTW. Scarlett was just one of those characters that you love to hate and hate to love. She was fierce, conniving, and manipulative. But she was also sensitive, hard-working, and sentimental. An absolute gem of a film!

 

What about you? Any books you prefer in movie form?

 

Try It Wednesday

16 Apr

Man, oh, man! Am I glad that Tuesday is over with! That root canal was brutal. I have officially come out of my Novocain-induced haze and I am feeling ALIVE today! Woo!

Since I didn’t have a Try It for you yesterday, I thought I’d show you what I’ve been cookin’ up (literally) just in time for your Easter Sunday get-together!

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Its called “Bunny Bait” and it is AWESOME! It reminds me of the party mix I made last fall, but less cavity-inducing-sweet and a better blend of salty and sweet!

Here’s what you need:

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~2 cups pretzels sticks

~2 cups Rice Chex®

~1 cup M&M’s®

~Almond Bark (or white chocolate baking chips)

~I bag (popped) natural popcorn

 

Grab a cookie sheet and line it with aluminum foil. Then, pour the pretzels and cereal (be sure to mix them up good) then add the popcorn:

 

Already a great snack!

Already a great snack!

 

Then, melt the almond bark (or chips) in the microwave, stir, and pour over the ingredients on the cookie sheet:

Sure did lick the bowl of almond bark after this pic was taken!

Sure did lick the bowl of almond bark after this pic was taken!

 

Fold the ingredients so the almond bark covers the pretzels, cereal, and popcorn evenly. Let the mixture dry to a sticky consistency. Then add in the candies and mix some more. That’s it! you’re done!

"Bunny Bait"? More like "Blogger's Bait!"

“Bunny Bait”? More like “Blogger’s Bait!”

 

This was so. freaking. good. And super easy! This took me maybe 10 minutes to put together (not including the cooling time). This would be a great treat to make with the kiddos!

{We had an “Easter Potluck” on Monday (basically just an excuse for us to gorge on bunny-shaped treats) and TWO of us made this! We made quick work of both!}

 

Novocain, a Root Canal’s BFF

15 Apr

Ugh.

I had a root canal today. The procedure took two. freaking. hours.

Two hours of my life spent in a laughing-gas-induced-haze while watching What Not to Wear. (And, actually, the gas made that show enjoyable!)

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So I’ve been sleeping off the numbness on the left side of my face for the past few hours, ergo, no Try it Tuesday. I DO have something for you for tomorrow, though, so buck up! But for the rest of the evening, I’ll be drinking my meals and holding an ice pack on my cheek.

Sadly, they did not give me laughing gas to go. Womp, womp.

 

Its a Wild World

14 Apr

I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t seem to get it together today (and yes, I realize its almost 5:oo, meaning I should’ve got things together a loooong time ago). It may be the fact that today was “Potluck Monday” at work and I’ve had about 3 sugar crashes from all the goodies. Maybe I’m still recovering from last night’s twist on Game of Thrones. Or maybe I’m feeling out of sorts because the weather in Oklahoma has seriously gone from high 80′s one day to snowing this morning. In any event, this is a Monday in every sense of the word.

I’m assuming some of you are feeling the same way. And the only thing that has gotten me through is looking at pictures of baby animals, so I’m sharing them with you.

You’re welcome.

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Fan Girl Friday

11 Apr

Ah, another Friday has come and {almost} gone. And it couldn’t have come soon enough!

My To-Do list is about a mile long, so I’ve welcomed surfing the interwebs for some delightfully geeky finds for you!

 

I am a HUGE Disney-file. So if there’s anything even remotely Disney related, I’m sold. I was wasting time on Pinterest the other day when I came across an AMAZING pin! There’s an artist named Tyson Murphy (he’s great, people) that has taken movie stills from classic animated Disney films and–for lack of a better term–”Pixar-ed” them. Check out what he did with 101 Dalmatians:

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Just when you thought Disney couldn’t get any better!

 

 

I know I highlight jewelry a lot on here, but I can’t help it! Especially when it includes a fandom like Divergent! Check out this lovely Abnegation-themed necklace from the Etsy shop, ChristaLinaSales!

She has a necklace for all the factions as well as Disney-themed jewelry! Go check out her store!

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“Divergents threaten the system…with their sense of style.”

 

This weekend is JAM-PACKED with events. Seriously. I think Sunday I’ll need to be sure I rest and relax. Maybe curl up with my Tardis blanket and throw on a pair of these:

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Companions for your feet!

 

And finally, it seems as though everyone that has seen Frozen–young and old–absolutely LURVES it! Whats not to love? Strong female lead? Check. Kick-a music? Check. Adorable rock trolls? Check, check, check. If you just can’t get enough Frozen, click here to hear SIX bonus songs that didn’t make the cut into the final version of the film! Even Anna and Kristoff are excited:

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Stress + Me = Fuh-Oood!

9 Apr

Things have been a little stressful lately. I’ve been marathon training, packing up an apartment, getting rooms ready at the sister’s house, doing my normal job, as well as being Mommy and Wife. So I’ve been a little crazed.

And what do I do when I’m stressed? I eat. A lot.

I wish I was one of those people that didn’t eat when they were stressed (how do they do that?!). However, this is me when things get a little crazy:

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What things do I love to eat when stress snacking?

 

Natural Cheetos

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Chocolate Covered Blueberries

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And crackers….

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…with cheese.

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I’m also a sucker for any kind of cookie or baked good. Its dangerous that I live so close to a donut shop. I know that there are so many different ways to deal with stress rather than eat, but sometimes doing yoga just won’t cut it.

What about you? How do you deal with stress? Do you do something besides eat? Share your wisdom, yo, because I need to stop running to the fridge every time I flip out!

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