Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, geeklings! We’ve survived another week and I think we deserve to celebrate with some fandom finds I’ve stumbled across this week! 

Fall is officially here so it’s time to dust off those warm jammies because the nights are about to get chilly! But you can stay nice and toasty in this Toothless Kigurumi! 

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Sadly, Hiccup is not included. 

 

Fall evenings should be spent snuggled up, watching TV, and eating comfort food. And what better way to Netflix and chili than with this Snorlax bean bag chair:

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One of my only complaints about fall is how early it gets dark out. But, with these LED earrings from Perpetual Kid, you have a light no matter where you go! 

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These would be great for runners! Or, ya know, as a book light while reading in bed because running is the worst. 

 

Cooler temps means I can finally wear actual shoes without fear of them swelling up from the heat of an Oklahoma summer’s day. It also means I can don my super fun socks! I may need to add these to my collection:

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Got a nerdy nifty you want to see features on Fan Girl Friday? Hit me up on Twitter: @thehuffmanpost! 

Try It Tuesday

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For weeks I had been searching for today’s Try It. I went to Walmart, Target, Crest, Homeland…every store I could think of, but nada.

Then, one day, I was picking up milk at Walmart and spotted it–the glorious concoction: 

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I was super excited to try this because, as you know, Reese’s are my jam! When I poured it in my mug and took a sniff, it seemed promising.

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But, after I poured in my coffee, I was a wee bit disappointed. It was more chocolately than peanut-butter-chocolatey. And if I want chocolate on a mug, imma just make some Swiss Miss, know what I mean? 

Have you tried this? What did you think? 

Mommy Monday

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I love fall–or, as I like to call it, “No Leg Shavin’ Season”! I love the crisp weather, the festive food, and yes, even the cool crafts and activities to do with my Littles. Though, I won’t lie, sometimes the cooler weather also makes me want to do nothing at all. Which is why I’ve found some great fall activities for the “Perfect Pinterest Mom” and the “Loves to Lounge Mom”.

PPMs are all about cutesy crafts and activities for their brood. Like these:

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From JugglingWithKids.com

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Courtesy of GluedToMyCraftsBlog.com

 

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Courtesy of The Resourceful Mama

 

And now for activities for the LtLM–the momma who just needs a break, even if its just five minutes of peace to go to the bathroom.

“Scarecrow”

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For some reason, every time Huff the Tot sees a bird she says, “Shoo! Get away bird! Shoo!” That’s how I came up with this game–all you have to do is send the kids outside to scare the birds! Then, close the door and binge-watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

 

Flu Season

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Lay on couch while kids bring you snacks and beverages. If they aren’t into it, offer stickers for the best “doctor”.

 

Rake the Leaves

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This works especially well for kids who like to dump out their Legos all over the floor and then refuse to clean them up, causing you to step on them (also see: worst pain ever). When the Legos make you want to hide wine in your coffee mug and retreat to the bathroom, tell the kids to grab a broom, shovel, whatever–and “rake the leaves”. Bonus points if you can get them to rake the actual leaves!

 

What about you? What’s your favorite fall activity? Share in the comments below!

 

 

 

Try It Tuesday

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I’ve been working on some projects around the house because, when you’re a SAHM, you look at the same stuff day after day and suddenly you get a wave of what I like to call “Joanna Gaines Fever” and you just HAVE to do some redecorating.

I’ve been looking for something to put in the kids’ bathroom because its just kind of bland. I bought an awesome shelf from Hobby Lobby (holla for clearance!) and I wanted a little somethin’ to go on it.

I knew exactly what I wanted but I didn’t know how to go about it. Enter: Pinterest. I found this link and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for!

Here’s what I used:

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~A little wooden sign I picked up at Walmart

~glue stick

~cardstock

~freezer paper

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~metal spoon (also not pictured because, Mommy Brain)

 

First, I cut out the freezer paper to fit my sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock. I glued the freezer paper to the cardstock with the waxy side out (this is very important).

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Next, I thought of the quote I wanted on my sign. Then, I typed it up in Word and “mirror flipped” it.

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Then I printed the quote and laid it gently on the wooden sign, praying it was lined up straight. Finally, I used the edge of a metal spoon and scraped the cardstock.

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After a few minutes, I lifted the paper:

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Meh.

I was hoping for better results. BUT, even though it didn’t turn out exactly as I had hoped, the letters are light enough that I can go over it with a paint pen, so all is not lost.

Have you ever tried this before? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

 

Mommy Monday

 

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The other day, I was talking to a friend, mourning the fact that I haven’t been doing regular Tot School activities with Huff the Babe. I mean, when Huff the Tot was his age, I was doing alphabet flash cards, color songs, and reading at least five books a day to the girl.

“Poor Huff the Babe,” I said to my friend. “He’s getting the raw end of the deal.”

“It’s just the curse of the second child,” she said. “They don’t get as much as the first.”

Which is the cold, hard truth. With your first kid, you have a lot more time–there’s only one of them after all! So many things change once you go from one kid to two. Or two to three!

 That’s why this video from Story of this Life really hit the nail on the head!

 

What differences did you experience going from one to two (or two to three? Or three to four, you brave soul!)? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Fri-yay, geeklings! I’ve rounded up some awesomely nerdy news, nifties, and neat-os to start your weekend off with a bang!

As you can tell from your Facebook newsfeed, the first day of school has been kicking off all across the country the past few weeks. One teacher has decided to make this school year his most magical yet! Kyle Hubler, teacher at Evergreen Eagles Middle School in Oregon, set up an AMAZING Harry Potter-themed classroom! Just check out these pics!

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To see more of this Potter-esque Professor’s class, click here!

 

Anyone else still reeling from the season finale of Game of Thrones? Lamenting the fact that we have nearly two years to wait to see what is going to happen?! Need someone to cuddle with that understands? Look no further than ThinkGeek!

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This 16-inch tall Drogon plush is fully poseable and will listen to you cry for the next 500+ days as you divulge your theories about who will finally sit on the Iron Throne and whether or not Cersei will FINALLY get what’s coming to her.

 

Y’all know I have a deep love for doughnuts. Especially Krispy Kreme doughnuts. But, sadly, the nearest KK is an almost 40 minute drive from my house. So I have to reeeeaaallllyyyy want those fried dough rings to make the trip (and spend the gas-ha!). But, thanks to Jelly Belly, I can have Krispy Kreme any time I want!

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Oh yes, my friend. Those are doughnut flavored jellybeans! These yummy little drops of heaven are perfect matches for your favorite morning sugar bomb! I’ll take them all!

 

Where my 90’s girls at?! Because yo mind is about to be ROCKED, honey! Check out this A-DORK-ABLE purse from Soft Kitty Clothing!

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IT’S A FREAKING POLLY POCKET PURSE, Y’ALL!! I am seriously geeking out with the nostalgia! I LURVED me some Polly Pocket as a kid and I am so sad I didn’t think to keep those awesome little compacts for Huff the Tot! I. NEED. THIS. PURSE.

 

Happy fangirling!

Her’s Day Thursday

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Have you ever wondered what it could be like to be a “Bond Girl”? Well, two women knew what it was like to BE Bond—centuries before the British sex-pot spy was ever created!

 

During the American Revolution, a spy operation called the Culper Spy Ring functioned from 1778 to 1780 from NYC (which, at the time, was occupied completely by the British) all the way through Connecticut and west to none other than General George Washington’s headquarters at Newburgh, NY.

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The key spies operating the Culper Ring were Benjamin Tallmadge (Washington’s Intelligence Chief), Abraham Woodhull, Robert Townsend, John Jay, Caleb Brewster, and two women: Anna Strong and one known only as “Agent 355”.

 

Anna Strong would receive and distribute encoded messages to fellow members of the Culper Ring by hanging a black petticoat on her wash line when a message was ready. She would also include different colors of handkerchiefs to signal where and when the messages would be delivered. Go, Anna!

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There is much speculation, however, to the identity of Agent 355 but there is no denying her involvement or importance in the Culper Ring.

 

Agent 355, it is believed, was a member of higher society being born into a wealthy, British-supporting family. She lived in New York City and had easy access to members of British society as well as British officers.

 

Whenever she could, Agent 355 listened in on conversations between the officers—in that time, men held the belief that women were to have the same political views as their husbands (or, if unmarried, fathers) so they took no special precaution to censure their conversations. Because of this and her “beguiling charm”, Agent 355 was able to pass on sensitive information through the Culper Ring to General Washington. She is even credited with assisting in the outing of Benedict Arnold as a traitor!

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Agent 355–a woman on a mission!

 

Both of these ladies have been featured on the AMC series, Turn. Ever watched it? For more information on these awesome ladies, click here!

 

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