Fan Girl Friday!

Fan Girl Friday Stranger Things Banner

Happy Friday, geeklings! We are only eleven days away from Halloween and one week away from the season two premiere of Stranger Things! Are you excited?! I AM! I’m also jazzed because I’ve found some nerdy nifties to get your weekend started off right!

Speaking of our favorite friends from Hawkins, Indiana, check out these a-DORK-able VYNL figures from Think Geek!

khsn_stranger_figs_grid

I seriously just want to snuggle the crap out of that cute Dustin figure! Squeee!

 

Last week, I featured all things Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I can’t believe I left out this awesome Rey dress from Hot Topic!

10895985_hi

Cute as a cosplay or just for meeting your friends for an evening at Toshi Station!

 

I don’t really carry purses because I basically pack everything I own whenever I go places because, kids. BUT, if I did carry one, it would most definitely be this Flounder cross-body bag!

klhn_little_mermaid_flounder_purse

Room for your keys, wallet, and travel dinglehopper!

 

And, while we’re semi on the subject of Disney, check out these beautiful Disney princess-inspired wedding dresses from the House of Mouse and designer Kuraudia Co.!

disney-princess-dresses-970

 

According to the designer’s site, the “…fourteen designs featuring six princesses include Belle from “Beauty and the Beast,” Ariel from “The Little Mermaid,” “Snow White,” Rapunzel from “Tangled,” Aurora from “Sleeping Beauty” and, of course, “Cinderella”. To ensure these fairy-tale weddings have a happy ending, a selection of tuxedos inspired by six Disney movies are also available for the ‘princes’…” The best part? These dresses are actually licensed through Disney! Oh yes, that means these are LEGIT princess dresses! Click here to see more!

 

Have a geeky goody you want featured on Fan Girl Friday? Friend me on Facebook or hit me up on Twitter: @thehuffmanpost!

 

 

Happy fangirling!

 

Her’s Day Thursday

Hers Day Thursday Girl

 

One of my favorite shows to binge-watch here lately is Drunk History. Yes, its funny to see these inebriated comedians tell historical stories, but the reason I like it is it makes me research these stories to find out more about the people who are highlighted. The other night, I watched an episode about the Pinkerton Detective Agency. One of the detectives was a woman named Kate Warne.

Kate Warne

Kate Warne was born in 1833. Little is known about her life prior to working with the Pinkerton Agency. In 1856, Kate was left a widow at the age of 23 and saw an ad in a local Chicago newspaper for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. When she showed up at the agency and asked to speak to Allen Pinkerton, he believed she was looking for clerical work. However, Kate explained that she would best suited as a detective. After all, men tended to flap their gums and brag about things they probably ought not to brag about when a pretty woman is around. Intrigued, Pinkerton brought Kate on as a detective. He even chose her over his own brother!

Kate Warne

Soon after being hired on, Kate was assigned to look into embezzlement happening at the Adams Express Company. She was able to befriend the wife of the prime suspect, finding out condemning evidence about the couple, and ultimately bringing about justice to the tune of $50,000!

Not long after, The Pinkerton Agency was hired to protect president-elect Abraham Lincoln on his tour from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. When a plot was uncovered that a rogue group was planning to assassinate the next president, Kate set her own plan into action. She and Pinkerton convinced Lincoln to cut his tour short and he put his life in their hands. Kate decided that they would disguise Lincoln as her “invalid brother” and smuggle him onto a train. During the long, overnight train ride it is said that Kate did not sleep at all. Because of her tenacity and determination to keep the President safe, she inspired the Pinkerton Agency’s slogan: “We never sleep”.

pinkertoneye

Kate Warne continued her spy and detective work throughout the Civil War and after through the Pinkerton Agency. In 1868, Kate died suddenly of pneumonia with her dear friend Allen Pinkerton by her bedside. Years later, when Pinkerton passed away, he was buried next to her at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.

Thank you, Kate, for your bad-a legacy!

 

Try It Tuesday

Try It Tuesday New Product Banner

 

Finding dinners that are easy, healthy, and that my kids will eat (so I’m not making TWO meals) is kind of difficult. So when I saw Good Table’s new Freezer to Plate meals, I was super excited!

IMG_6065

After all, GT’s stuff has no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup. I’m totes down with that! Another part about this I really liked was the fact that I didn’t even have to thaw the chicken! I am notorious for forgetting to set out chicken to thaw. Then, dinner time rolls around and I’m like, “CRAP! The chicken is still frozen!” My excitement about this meal-in-a-box was growing.

It was pretty simple to prep. All I had to do was pour the noodles in, place the chicken on top (I actually remembered to thaw it–woo!), add a little water, and pour the sauce on top.

IMG_6066

 

Then, I just popped it in the oven for 30-35 minutes and dinner was done!

IMG_6067

 

It was…okay. I didn’t think it was very flavorful and the noodles were a tad on the chewy side. The kids ate some of it (mostly the noodles) but I wasn’t impressed.

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

 

 

 

Fan Girl Friday!

Star Wars FGF Banner

 

Happy Friday, padawans! Have you seen the The Last Jedi trailer that dropped this week?! NO?!  Don’t worry, I got chu.

 

 

*Cue the feels/goosebumps like crazy*

To celebrate the release of this new trailer (and the fact that Last Jedi tickets are already on sale–totes got mine!) every nerdy nifty on today’s FGF is Star Wars-related! Woot, woot!

I know its getting chilly out, but seriously, I think I need this workout tank from Etsy shop Everyday Unicorns:

il_570xN.1320662649_39z8

Yasssss, queen! I mean, Yasssss, general! 

 

I’m not trying to get all political up in here, but why do I feel like Kylo would totally be sporting this hilarious tee at a Storm Trooper hiring day rally?

image-tsswmtega-1-productimagenowatermark“We’re gonna rebuild the Death Star and we’re gonna make the rebels pay for it!”

 

Anyone else notice the ADORABLE little feathered/furry creature next to Chewie in the trailer? Apparently, that little thing is a Porg (or maybe Porg is its name, I’m not entirely sure…) and it is cute AF! I have a feeling that little guy is going to be to Star Wars 8 what the niffler was to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Don’t believe me? Check out this “Awwww!”-inducing Porg Funko Bobble Head!

image-popswporgchase198-1-productimagenowatermark

 

While you’re buying popcorn at the theater waiting for TLJ to start, show your fandom side with this awesome Tauntaun coin purse!

image-wallswhthtauntcp-1-productimagenowatermark

I’m not 100% sure, but I’m fairly certain this one does NOT have a foul odor (inside or out)!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

Try It Tuesday

try it tuesday EO

 

I said yesterday, my little ankle biters have been sick A LOT this past week and a half. It seems like once I finally get one kid well, the other one comes down with something. Clearly washing their hands (and mine) fifty times a day wasn’t helping and I’m now at the point to where I’m willing to try anything. Enter: essential oils.

6cf5fa4e96f889321c479fc95d21b730--oil-memes-essential-oils-memes

Now, I’ve tried EOs before (they actually help me with my anxiety) and liked them. I’ve been a little skeptical of their “healing properties”, but like I said, I’m willing to try anything. So I perused Pinterest and found this awesome DIY hand sanitizer and thought I’d give it a whirl!

 

Here’s what I used:

IMG_6270

~2 oz spray bottle (you can find these at Walmart or Target in the travel section)

~1/4 teaspoon salt

~8-10 drops Medieval Mix (when I went to the natural grocers, I asked the lady there for something comparable to Thieves or On Guard and she said that this was what both of those are based on!)

~distilled water (not pictured; simply because I’m surviving on very little sleep thanks to sick kiddos and completely forgot to add it to the picture)

 

First, pour in the salt and then add your essential oils (this is so the salt can absorb the oils and mix better with the water):

IMG_6272

 

Then, add your distilled water and shake:

 

That’s it! You’ve now successfully made hand sanitizing spray (or pacifier sanitizing spray, toy sanitizing spray, the list goes on)! I’m hoping to see a difference in the frequency/intensity of sicknesses in the Huffman Homestead!

Do you use essential oils? What do you use them for? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

mommy-monday2

 

The past week one or both of my children have been sick. This means I’m getting less sleep than normal (which isn’t much) and any of my awake time is spent worrying about their health, remembering the last time they took medicine, and how often they’ve gone to the bathroom. Because, as any mom knows, when you inevitably go to the doctor, they will ask you how many wet diapers/trips to the potty your child has had and you will be expected to pull these answers magically from your butt.

Needless to say, its been rough around the Huffman Homestead.

i-need-a-sick-day-to-recover-from-my-kids-sick-day-19c3d1

So prayers for healing, my sanity/sleep to return, and any tips on how to help a kiddo get over croup are absolutely, 100% welcomed.

 

Her’s Day Thursday

hersday thursday4

 

The other day, while looking up where I could find some of my favorite bath bombs, I found out the the makers of said bathtime treats were not only sisters but TEENAGE sisters! There story was too amazing not to share!

file-aug-22-1-40-43-pm

When Caroline and Isabel Bercaw were 10 and 11 years old, they decided to make bath bombs for a science experiment. After the girls saw the fun in creating (and using) their creations, they decided to open up a boot at a local art fair. Their start-up cost was around $350–which was graciously lent to them by their mother–and they were able to pay her back (and make over $350 in profit) their first day at the fair! The girls were selling out of their bath bombs so quickly, they couldn’t make them fast enough!

da-bomb_84775

Because of their success, the girls’ parents were eventually able to quit their jobs and run DaBomb Fizzers full-time! Dad runs the financial aspect of the company, Mom manages marketing, and Caroline and Isabel are co-chief creative officers (they create and test the bath bombs–all of which come with a surprise inside) as well as act as the faces of the company!

top+ten+old+candy

The girls not only love what they do, but they love that they are in a position to give back. One of their bath bombs, the Earth Bomb, gives a portion of its profit to The Ocean Cleanup, an organization that helps keep the world’s oceans clean!

These girls have not only made bathtime more fun, but are an inspiration to young people everywhere that they have the potential to make their dreams happen! Way to go, girls!