Fan Girl Friday!

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I have been so off my blogging game this week! But not to worry, my faithful followers, I’ve got some nerdy novelties that are sure to perk you right up!

 

I don’t really dress up that much. In fact, my idea of “dressing” up is switching out sweat pants for a pair of week-old dirty jeans and a t-shirt. But after seeing this skirt, I may rethink my style!

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This awesome skirt from Her Universe is the PERFECT pick for any lightsaber-lovin’ lady that’s ready for a night out at the cantina with her scruffy-looking nerf herder!

 

And speaking of our favorite galaxy far, far away, show your nerd side with this tee from Fun Sports Gear!

 

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Jedi moms really are much cooler than normal moms. Plus, we carry lightsabers and know how to handle bounty hunters.

 

I’m not much of a gamer. Well, I take that back. I can play Super Mario Brothers with the best of them! What better way to show my Nintendo pride than with this raglan tee from Think Geek?

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This tee is actually a TG exclusive! The sleeves are decorated with question boxes, Mario-esque clouds and Nintendo controllers! What more could a plumber-lovin’ 80’s girl need?

 

They say a woman is the “queen of her castle”, now we can actually feel like it with this apron from Perpetual Kid!

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How cute would you look stirring spaghetti sauce in this little number? Plus, if your family doesn’t like what you’ve cooked, you can always just tell them to “let it go”.

 

Happy fangirling!

Try It Tuesday

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I am all about lazy life hacks. I like to get stuff done in a short amount of time without a lot of hassle. This is why I don’t iron. I absolutely HATE ironing. And I’m too cheap to do dry cleaning. It’s just an extra errand I don’t have time for. (This is why 90% of my wardrobe consists of geeky t-shirts!)

Fan Girl Friday!

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Doesn’t it feel like we were just here seven days ago? I guess that’s the thing about Fridays; they’re kind of a weekly thing! And what better way to celebrate Friday and all of its glory than with geeky goodies for everyone?

Got a mighty girl in your midst that needs a heroine she can emulate (besides her amazing mum, of course) while eating her crackers and drinking juice? Then look no further than this awesome dinner set from Perpetual Kid!

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This BPA-free, microwave-safe set comes with a cup, bowl, and plate for your little crime-fighter!

 

And, if Momma needs to feel a bit more WONDERful (see what I did there?) then pick up one of these from Shop Post!

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Stay hydrated, look fab, and burn some serious calories with this Wonder Woman water bottle, complete with exercises printed on the bottle to keep your bod in Amazonian-shape!

 

Y’all, I have FINALLY gotten caught up on Once Upon a Time, and holy cow! So much is going on in the town of Storybrooke! AND, so much is going on HERE with our favorite cast! At Comic Con, it was revealed that our OUAT characters are getting a Vinyl Pop makeover!

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Premiering on August 15th, the show will talk all things Who! According to David Tennant News, “…they’ll revisit eight of the most popular Doctor Who episodes of the past ten years of Doctor Who’s modern era…there will be never-before-seen interviews with the cast and creators. There will also be fun new segments, trivia, fan-generated content and tons of Comic-Con footage.” SQUEEEEE!
Summer heat got you locked up inside but the neighborhood kids all up in your lawn? Don’t go “Gran Torino” yet. Just pick up one of these bad boys and enemies (and youths) will stay off your grass:
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This deadly King of Gnomes takes what he wants and listens to no one. Which is why his throne is made up of garden rakes and spades he’s lifted from his enemies cold, marble hands. Though he may only be 10 inches tall, he can strike fear into the hearts of gnomes everywhere. And possibly neighborhood cats.

Try It Tuesday

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As you know, I’ve been doing the low carb thang for a bit, just trying to melt off some of those stubborn pounds that won’t budge. It hasn’t been easy, but I have seen results, so I’ve been pushing myself to go just a tad farther. The other day I was really missing yummy breakfast foods (other than eggs and sausage) so I consulted Pinterest and found this:

Mommy Monday

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Many times on Mommy Mondays, I whine about the parts of motherhood that aren’t that glamorous: spit up on my shirt, engorged boobs, and blowout diapers. But today, I’m thinking more positive.

Today I’m going to list some of the kick-a perks about being a mom that you may not have though of!

 

Even if you’re doing low-carb, Paleo, flexitarian, or whatever, you can totally steal sips of your kid’s Nesquick with FULL FAT milk before handing it over to them. Seriously, this has been one of my favorite things to do in the mornings. That chocolate milk is the bomb!

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You have a legit reason to not go anywhere.

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You also have a legit reason to have a girl’s night.

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The pantry can be stocked with animal crackers and applesauce pouches and people think they’re for the kid…when they’re really for you.

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You can totally look like a BAMF in front of non-mommy friends when you describe your birthing story (because, let’s face it, whether that kid came out of Lady Town or was cut out of your belly, you’re a BAMF).

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You can say what everyone else is thinking and no one can get offended because you can “blame it on the hormones”.

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But, the best perk is having a little piece of you and your honey running around that you can impart wisdom.

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What are you favorite parts about being a mom? Share in the comments below!

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, people! I’ve got a plethora of dorky delights for you today including movie news, our favorite Doctor showing up on television, and nostalgia overload!

 

I love reading. I mean, who doesn’t? Idiots, that’s who. (Or is it whom?) Anyway, if you’re out and about and sans book, make it easy for fellow bookworms to see that you are one of their tribe with these a-DORK-able socks:

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I LOVE these! I think all my friends will be getting a pair for Christmas. That is, if I can wait that long. Maybe they’ll get them as a Columbus Day present. People do that, right?

 

Ever since Gracepoint went off the air, I’ve been having major David Tennant withdrawals. And its not like Huff the Babe will sit down and let me drool over DT on Doctor Who. Thankfully, Disney has heard my plea and will be throwing me a toddler-friendly bone! David Tennant will be voicing a character on Jake and the Neverland Pirates!

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The character, and evil genie named Dread, will appear in a few episodes of the show in the coming months! Set your DVR’s, mommas!

 

 

Y’all, I am so excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m even MORE excited because I just heard that soon after TFA comes out, there will be a stand alone film all about a young Han Solo!

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The film is set to release May 25, 2018. And, according to Yahoo News, the story “focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel.” The film is being written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, the geniuses that brought us 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie! EEEEE! I. CANNOT. WAIT.

 

When I was a kid, I LURVED Goosebumps by R.L. Stine. Seriously. Anytime the book fair came to school, I dropped mad dollas on some GB. Be still my 90’s girl heart because a film all about the books and author is coming out this year! Not only that, but the author is played by Jack Black! Y’all, this is going to be legen-wait for it-DARY! Check out the trailer:

 

And if that wasn’t enough nostalgia for you, take a stroll down 90’s memory lane with the latest video from Owl City (featuring my favorite boys, Hanson!) of their new song, Unbelievable:

 

Happy fangirling!

Her’s Day Thursday

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While looking up info on the web today, I caught a glimpse of today’s Google Doodle. Wondering what it was about, I clicked on the image to learn more. And boy, am I glad I did! Because I found today’s kick-a woman for Her’s Day Thursday, Ida B. Wells!

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Ida B. Wells was born July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi just before Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Her parents were slaves but recently freed from the proclamation. Ida’s father was very interested in politics and campaigned for black candidates. This spurred Ida’s passion to fight for civil rights.

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Her parents and little brother died during a yellow fever outbreak when she was just 16 years old, leaving her and her other five siblings orphaned with nowhere to go. Ida’s relatives wanted to split the children up between foster homes, but Ida wouldn’t stand for that. She started working as a teacher to provide for her family. She saw discrimination first hand in the segregated school when she realized her white counterparts were paid $80 a month, while she only made $30.

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Lit with a fire of indignation at the social systems in place, she started working as an investigative journalist to uncover cruelties against African Americans. Ida uncovered the ugly truth about lynchings, after three of her friends were brutally murdered for crimes they didn’t commit. She wrote many articles about injustices against the black community and fought hard for civil rights. Her activism ruffled feathers, causing the newspaper she worked out to be destroyed. But she didn’t let ignorance from others stop her; she kept going! She worked with many notable leaders of the day, including Frederick Douglass, to promote civil rights for blacks and voting rights for women.

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Remember today’s “doodle” isn’t just about a neat picture, its about a great woman who fought hard for the rights of her people and her gender.

 

Try It Tuesday

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So, I’m still riding on the low-carb/high-protein bandwagon. This is the only “lifestyle change” (I hate using the word “diet”) that has shown me real results. Don’t get me wrong, before I turned thirty and had a child, I could lower my caloric intake, up my cardio and drop weight fairly quickly. But ever since having Huff the Babe and saying farewell to my twenties, that scale has been a real beeyotch.

 

This breakfast has been a God-send!

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I actually got this recipe from a couple in mine and Huff the Hubs’ Lifegroup. But, since I know we all love electronic hoarding, I found a pin for it too!

 

These egg cups are DA BOMB!

 

Here’s what you need (I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients; whoops!):

~A muffin tin or silicone baking cups (you’ll need a bigger-than-normal muffin tin)

~Eggs

~Canadian bacon

~2% cheese

~Salt and pepper

 

Preheat the oven to 400*. Spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray and place three slices of Canadian bacon in each tin.

 

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Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes.

 

Then, crack an egg into each “bacon cup”. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Pop it back in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. If you want a gooey yolk, don’t let it bake for longer than 12 minutes. If you like your yolk a bit firmer (like I do), keep them in there the full 15 minutes.

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When they’re done, pull them out of the oven and enjoy!

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I actually eat two cups every morning. I make a big batch on Sunday and put two cups in separate Tupperware containers. In the morning, I just pull out a container, pop it in the microwave for 45 seconds, and dig in!

 

Have you ever tried these? What did you think?

Mommy Monday

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I try not to let Huff the Babe watch too much TV. But, there are days that her energy levels are overflowing like my muffin top while I’m guzzling Diet Dr. Pepper and just trying to make it through the day. During those times I switch on Netflix, PBS, or whatever I can to get my little ball of perpetual energy to sit still for a few minutes.

Because of this, I’ve seen quite a bit of children’s television. Some good, some just plain annoying. So here is my definitive ranking of kid’s shows (that I’ve seen):

 

#7 Caillou

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We’ve only watched this show once. And it wasn’t even a whole episode. It was like 5 minutes. That is how annoying this kid is. Seriously. Don’t even waste your time.

 

#6 The Odd Squad

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My niece LOVES this show. She watches it all the time during her “tablet time”. But man, the kids on that show… they are…odd (terrible pun, I know). The show is kind of like Mr. Wizard on an acid trip.

 

#5 Tayo: The Little Bus 

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My sister is actually the one that introduce Huff the Babe to this. Its pretty cute, to be honest. Tayo is a cartoon bus from South Korea. The cartoon is awesome because it has horrible lip-dub, but in an endearing way. There are times it gets a little weird though. One of Tayo’s “talents” is playing songs with his farts. For reals.

 

#4 Thomas the Tank Engine

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I’ve been watching Thomas since my oldest nephew was HtB’s age. I loved watching him watch the show. I especially loved listening to him sing the title theme. He would pronounce Edward like “Penguin!”. My only problem(s) is Thomas can be kind of a punk sometimes. And Sir Toppham Hat? That guy’s like the worst boss ever.

 

#3 Sesame Street 

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Y’all, Muppets are my jam. I LURVES them! Especially Sesame Street! These guys were such a huge part of my childhood. They’re still good, I’m just a little sad that I don’t know a lot of the folks (or puppets) on the show anymore. Even Maria is leaving!

 

#2 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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My little Gryffindor has just started getting into MLP. This is probably the only show she likes that I will continue to watch after she’s left the room. I can name all of the main ponies. I even have favorites. I guess you could call me a Brony. Or whatever the female equivalent is.

 

#1 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

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Of all the shows we’ve watched, this is by far Huff the Babe’s favorite. The catchy songs Daniel and his friends make up to help with daily tasks have actually come in handy with my little one. I honestly don’t have any complaints about this show. Except Katerina. That cat is super annoying.

 

What about you? What kid’s shows do you like? Which ones do you tell your kids are cancelled?

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Y’all, I’m glad it’s Friday, but I’m also super bummed. Why? Because I’m in Oklahoma when I SHOULD be in San Diego.

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Sigh. For those of us stuck at home, anxiously watching our Twitter feeds to see what’s going down at #SDCC, I have some geeky goodies that will help you feel a little less sad about missing all the fun.

 

This year at Comic Con, Toys R Us is debuting new Batman play sets and they are awesome and full of girl power!

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Oh yes! That’s Batgirl from the original 1960’s TV show! AND, there’s another set with my favorite, Harley Quinn and the Dark Knight himself!

 

And speaking of the caped crusader, check out this A-DORK-ABLE dress from ModCloth!

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Isn’t it so stinking cute?! I think I know what I’m putting on my Christmas list…

 

This fall, we’re going to see new episodes of our fave shows as well as new toys! Like this Agent Carter Vinyl Pop!

Peggy Carter Vinyl Pop

Peggy’s “Pop” will be released this August! I NEED one of these! I think I may get a Captain American one and put them on a shelf close together. I totally ‘ship them!

 

Love Games of Thrones so much you want to live it, but not much of a LARP-er? Then pick up one of these play sets from HBO and you can pass it off as your kid’s!

Iron Throne Playset

Exclusively from HBO, this line of GoT figurines and sets are basically the show come to life! The first set, above, features Joffrey, Tyrion, and Lannister guards with the Irone Throne. Future sets will have Daenerys, John Snow, Ghost, Grey Worm, Rhaegal and so much more!

 

Y’all, like the boy wizard, I feel as though Hogwarts will always be my home. Anytime I see ANYTHING HP-related, I have to buy it. And it looks like ThinkGeek will be getting a deposit from my Gringott’s account soon! Look at these excellent earrings:

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Seriously. How stunning would you look with these dangling from your ears as you walked into the Yule Ball?

 

Happy fangirling!