Mommy Monday

 

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It’s finally here, Mommas. The day when your children will lose their ever-lovin’ minds for a piece of candy. In my home we call that “everyday”, but the rest of the world calls it Halloween. Gird your loins. It’s probably going to get rough. If you haven’t already, get your plan together, just like the hilarious ladies over at The BreakWomb!

 

 

 

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Fan Girl Friday!

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It’s the last Friday in October, folks! That’s right, we’re one step closer to Halloween, which means one step closer to falling into a candy-induced coma! But, until then, I’ve got some delightfully dorky schtuff to make you smile! 

I think we all need some therapy (or a stuff drink) to get us through all the emotions of Sunday night’s season premiere of The Walking Dead. Thankfully, Chris Hardwick from The Nerdist is here to make us smile with his tour of Universal Studio’s TWD attraction! 

If I had to guess what The Tardis smelled like, I would absolutely think it was the scent of this next fabulous find! 

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Asha’s Homemade Candles sells this white tea and ginger Doctor Who candle, as well as other fandom-inspired candles! They include: The Hobbit, Star Trek, and even My Little Pony! 

I hardly ever get to sit down and watch live TV, but thanks to the internet (and DVRs!) I don’t have to worry about missing awesome moments on television! Example? This awesome dance performed by the folks on Dancing With the Stars to none other but the theme to Outlander! Check it out! 

If you were born between 1980 and 1985, I’m about to make your day. Are you sitting down? Good. MUPPET BABIES IS COMING BACK TO TV!!! 

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That was my reaction, too! According to sources, the CG-animated show will debut on Disney Junior in 2018!

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I can’t wait to see how they handle the reboot! And I’m totally planning on making Huff the Tot and Huff the Babe as obsessed as I was! All I have to say is: y’all better keep the theme song the same. 

Happy fangirling! 

Her’s Day Thursday

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As you know, I’m all about raising Huff the Tot to be a strong, independent girl (you know, until she decides to be “strong willed” in the cereal aisle of the grocery store-ha!) and I love having books around that can help get those values across. I stumbled upon some awesome books while perusing the interwebs this week and they were too great not to share!

 

Not All Princesses Dress In Pink 

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This book, written by Jane Yolen, let’s girls know that you can be any kind of princess you want! Want to be a princess that wears hockey uniforms? Do it! Are you a more traditional princess? Good for you! Like to breakdance while listening to classical music? Go, girl! Here’s an excerpt from this awesome book:

“Not all princesses dress in pink.
Some play in bright red socks that stink,
blue team jerseys that don’t quite fit,
accessorized with a baseball mitt,
and a sparkly crown!”

 

Stand Tall, Mary Lou Melon

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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon tells the tale of little Molly Lou. She’s not like most people, but she’s okay with that! Her grandmother has taught her to be herself and be proud of who she is. But one day, Molly Lou starts a new school and there is a bully there determined to make Molly’s life miserable. But thankfully, our little heroine knows exactly what to do!

 

The Princess Knight

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“Violet is a young princess who wishes she could show the world that she is just as brave and strong as her brothers. But her strict father insists that she get married, and her brothers only mock her when she wants to be included in their fun. So Violet decides to use her intelligence and bravery to show everyone–once and for all–what she’s made of.”

 

Dangerously Ever After 

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The tag line alone is enough to hook a reader of any age: Not all princesses are made of sugar and spice–some are made of funnier, fiercer stuff.

 

Have you read any of these books? Do you have a favorite book you like to read to your little lady that promotes girl power? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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Y’all, this smelled AWESOME. It was like I was cooking hot cocoa! The next morning, I awoke to this:

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Yeah, it did not look appetizing. I scraped off the top and the under part actually looked okay! I plopped some peanut butter on top and decided to try it.

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It was…alright. It was pretty bland, TBH. I ate a serving of it and it was pretty filling, though not very tasty.

Have you ever tried this recipe? Or a recipe close to it? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Do you guys realize its TEN days until Halloween? That’s right, TEN. DAYS. And I still have wigs to style, Huff the Babe’s costume to finalize, and I haven’t even STARTED on Huff the Hubs’! Eeek! Do YOU know what you’re going to be for Halloween? No? Don’t worry! I have scoured the interwebs this week, searching geeky getups to make your trick-or-treating extra nerdy!

Wanting to add a little magic to your Halloween, dearie? Then don this Rumpelstiltskin garb from Hot Topic!

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Patented Mr. Gold charm and charisma not included!

 

Not your style? Need something a little more comfortable to lounge around in to pass out candy? Have I got the ‘stume for you!

fan-girl-friday-halloween3  Not only is this Yoshi romper an awesome throwback, there’s no need to worry about needing to change into your jammies after you’ve crashed from all the Halloween candy!

 

Need something for your little geekling? Think Geek has what you need!

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Seriously, how a-DORK-able is this Star Trek dress?! Not only would it work for Halloween, but your little Federation Science Officer could look snazzy ALL year long!

 

Want a costume that’s a super low incandescent? Look no further than Perpetual Kid!

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This inflatable unicorn horn is fast, functional, AND at only $9.49, its a freakin’ steal! Bonus–you can get one for your furry friend and win best costume in the couples division!

 

Have you seen some fantastic fandom costumes online? What were they? Share int he comments below!

 

 

Happy fangirling!

Try It Tuesday

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Right now, I’m obsessed with my crockpot so I’ve been scouring Pinterest for easy crockpot recipes. I was super excited about this one because it was mostly protein (Huff the Hubs has been setting ridiculous daily protein goals and it’s been tough for me to find meals that comply) and sounded super yummy on a fall day!

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Here’s what you need:

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¼ Cup Brown Mustard

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

2 Tablespoons Steak Sauce

1 10oz Can Low Sodium Cream of Mushroom Soup

11/4 Cups Beef Broth (or 10oz Can)

1 (24oz) Bag Johnsonville Homestyle Meatballs

1 8oz Container Sour Cream (or 1 Cup)

1 16oz Package Egg Noodles

 

First, pour the beef broth, brown mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and steak sauce into a bowl and whisk until well blended. Then, pour the mixture and the meatballs into the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or (high 3-5 hours).

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Around hour five, gently stir in the sour cream.

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Before serving the meatballs, boil water for your egg noodles and cook according to the package.When your meatballs and noodles are finished, serve and enjoy!

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Here are my thoughts on this dish: they were good, but they were REALLY mustard-y. Next time, I’ll probably use half as much. It was just too much for me. Also, I thought I had egg noodles, but I didn’t. So I had to use the noodles I had on hand. I think they might have been better with the noodles the recipe actually called for.

 

Have you ever tried this recipe? What were your thoughts? Do you have a better meatball recipe? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

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Here lately, I’ve been feeling more rundown than normal. It seems as though I’m stress-eating more, wanting to be lazy, and feeling all-around melancholy. I found this odd seeing as how I’ve actually been getting more sleep (Huff the Babe has been letting me sleep a bit more throughout the night) and I’ve even been working out 3-4 times a week, fairly consistently.

Huff the Hubs and I are good, relationships with friends and family are good, work is good… what could be causing this? After some pondering, I realized what it was: this election is stressing me out.

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Apparently, I’m not the only one experiencing this. A new poll shows that a majority of the electorate are experiencing some sort of stress related to the election. Think about it: the temperatures are dropping (and for some areas, going back up to the 90’s again!) and that alone sends a hit to your immune system. Add in the ridiculous circus we call Election Year and its just a recipe for disaster–especially this year.

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Most of us have already decided who we’re going to vote for and I highly doubt any of us are going to change our minds. Because, let’s face it, we all had our minds made up months ago. All we can do now is just ride out the storm. That, and maybe unplug from Facebook and Twitter for a while.

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How about you? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the mayhem of our democratic system? How are you coping? Share in the comments below!