Fan Girl Friday

Fan Girl Friday Background

 

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit’s Friday! And I tell you what, I’m am SUPER jazzed about all of today’s news! Seriously, its like the Geeky Gods decided to smile upon me this week with all of these squee-worthy finds!

 

No lie, I woke up to a text from my brother-in-law telling me that Lego just unveiled two of their new sets! Why did he share this news with me? Because one of the sets is a tribute to The Beatles! AHH!

lego beatles

I cannot wait to see what design Lego comes up with! I’m definitely getting this set (and keeping it far from Huff the Tot and Huff the Babe!). The second set Lego will be releasing is Apollo 11!

lego apollo 11

Though the design is not yet set in stone, Lego revealed on their blog that the set will be about 3 feet tall!

 

And speaking of The Fab Four, Hot Wheels is getting on the Magical Mystery Tour by releasing commemorative Beatles-inspired cars!

FGF Beatles HotWheelsThe Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary cars hit Walmart stores nationwide on June 15th! Eeee!

 

And in other Lego news, the brick building company dropped a new trailer this week, debuting the new characters for their Lego Dimensions video game! Check it out:

Sah-weet! The new characters drop into stores June 14th! In the words of Jake and Finn, “Mathematical!”

 

This week on the Pottermore website, Ron Weasley, his sister Ginny, Neville Longbottom, and Luna Lovegood (also known as Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch) were all sorted into Hogwarts Houses!

I used to be upset that my House (according to Pottermore) was Hufflepuff, but knowing Ron and Neville will be there, I’m not so dismayed anymore!

 

Come across something you want featured on Fan Girl Friday? Hit me up on Twitter @thehuffmanpost or share in the comments below!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

Her’s Day Thursday

hersday thursday4

This week on Facebook, my newsfeed has been filled with a lot of sad, depressing, anger-inducing stories. I was going to address one today, but I have so many emotions over it that I don’t think I could get through it. Instead, I’d like to focus on a happy story. A story about a young girl who is making a positive impact on her community.

khloe

This is Khloe. Khloe is a 9-year-old philanthropist living in southern California. Khloe and her mom walked to school together everyday and would pass the same group of homeless people. One day she asked her mother what they could do to help. That’s when Khloe came up with a plan.

She knew that the people living on the streets needed basic necessities (food, hygiene items, etc.) but didn’t want to stop at that. She realized that these folks needed a way to keep all of their few possessions together. plastic grocery sacks were too flimsy; they could break and their belongings would scatter everywhere. Khloe didn’t have enough money to buy backpacks for everyone, so with the help of her mother and grandmother, Khloe started sewing durable bags.

Khloe-Kares-3

She filled the bags with shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tampons, and anything else she could think of. Then, on her and her mother’s daily walks, she’d pass them out.

Khloe has not only inspired those in her community to help out, but businesses as well. Khloe is planning a toy drive and Taco Bell has agreed to donate food, Zappos.com will be donating shoes, and people from all over will donate toys for children in need.

You can donate at this GoFundMe page and check out more info on Khloe’s website, here!

Way to go, Khloe! You truly are an amazing young woman!

 

Try It Tuesday

Try It Tuesday New Product Banner

 

The past few months, I’ve been searching high and low for the products that are today’s Try It but I couldn’t find them ANYWHERE! Cut to me, my sister, and the kiddos at Dollar Tree yesterday (buying stuff for next week’s Try It) and finding these:

IMG_8122

 

Eeeee! I was so excited! I had seen the Honey Nut at CVS, but that was it. And if I was going to try these, I wanted to try all three. First up, the Chili Nut!

chili

The Chili Nut M&M’s were all colored in different variations of red. I won’t lie; I sniffed them to see if I could smell the chili-ha! You can’t. I popped three in my mouth and was surprised–it tasted like regular peanut M&M’s. Disappointed, I reached for the next bag. That’s when, woooo!, I felt the chili! It wasn’t crazy-spicy, but they definitely have a kick to them!

 

Next was Honey Nut.

honey

These were, you guessed it, all variations of yellow. These were delish! I really liked them! They tasted like chocolate covered, honey roasted peanuts! Very tasty!

 

Finally, I tried the Coffee Nut. I’m a big coffee drinker and was really stoked about these!

coffee

These–surprise, surprise–brown M&M’s actually had an espresso smell to them. They. Were. Heavenly. I like coffee-flavored candy/chocolate so this was right up my alley!

 

If I had to choose a winner, though, I’d probably choose Honey Nut. I don’t buy candy that often (because, if I do, I’ll sit and eat the entire bag all at once and then be full of regret and chocolate) but I’d like this flavor to be available all the time for those moments that I want to sneak candy into the movies. Er, I mean…I don’t do that. *wink, wink*. After I tried them, I went to the M&M website and cast my vote for my favorite flavor!

Have you tried these? What did you think? Which was your favorite? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

Mommy Monday New Banner

 

This weekend was really hectic. We had three, count them THREE, birthday parties this weekend! Needless to say, I’ve eaten waaaayyyy too much cake in the past 72 hours. And, bonus, both of my kids passed out at naptime today because they had such a blasty blast!

On my Mommy Monday posts, I tend to talk about the frustrating, difficult, and downright annoying parts of being a parent.

Like when your toddler won’t eat.

enhanced-buzz-19968-1463423509-5

 

Or how you finally get into bed for the night, only to have a child start crying for you in the other room.

enhanced-buzz-6511-1463413939-5

 

Or, how you start the day with the best intentions of being a sweet, patient mom only to have it go out the window when its time to run errands.

batman voice

 

But there are so many moments that being a parent is such a joy!

Like when your two and half month old smiles at you for the first time.

marshall-how-i-met-your-mother-cute-aw-gif

 

Or when you hear your two and half year old talking to her unicorn over breakfast: “You wanna go to Hollywood and see the Muppets?”

raw

 

Or how your heart skips a beat when you see your husband rocking both kids in the rocking chair.

friends-anniversary-gif-9-o_fwsold

 

 

What about you? What are some of your favorite parts about being a parent? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday

Fan Girl Friday Mario Badge

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Friday, y’all! Its been a KA-RA-ZEE week around here and I’ve been off my blogging game a bit. But, I’m back today with geeky goodies to get your weekend started on a nerdy note!

Am I the only one that sits around and wonders what life would be like if unicorns existed? And what would their farts smell like? Well, wonder no more! Perpetual Kid has you covered!

Bag of Unicorn Farts

This bag contains sachets full of the essence of unicorn methane! And, what’s better, 10% of your purchase goes toward the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, which helps nerodiverse children. Read more about the foundation here!

 

You guys know I have mad love for Harry Potter. And with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them coming out soon, its pretty much reigniting the flame. But so are these!

HP Coloring Book

Four, count them FOUR coloring books are hitting the shelves! They include the one above, magical places, magical creatures, and favorite characters! Check out more about the books here!

 

Game of Thrones isn’t known for its happy-go-lucky storylines (Hold the door, anyone?) nor for bringing people together (except Cersi and Jaime, amirite? Hey-oh!) But now, GoT is bringing people together for a fun game night with this!

jhjp_game_of_thrones_clue_combo

Its GoT Clue! This double-sided board game features settings in the Red Keep and Meereen as well as 12 suspects (Cersei, Jaime, Tyrion, Sansa, Littlefinger, Margaery Tyrell, Daenerys, Hizdahr Zo Loraq, Missandei, Daario, Jorah Mormont, and Grey Worm) and weapons from the show, including the Faceless Men! Gather the clan and speculate widely!

 

Alice Through The Looking Glass hit theaters last week and the merch is EVERYWHERE! And I am LOVING it! Like this a-DORK-able dress from Hot Topic!

alice dress

I seriously LURVE this dress! I don’t think I could pull it off, but I will totally gaze at it adoringly every time I pass HT whilst taking Huff the Tot to play at the mall playground.

 

Happy fangirling!