Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Last-Friday-Before-Christmas/It’s-Only-Three-Days-Until-Christmas! Do you have all of your shopping done? No?! Still need something for those hard-to-buy-for folks on your list? Don’t worry, I got chu!

 

It’s a trap…for your coins! This a-DORK-able coin purse is shaped in the likeness of everyone’s favorite space squid, Admiral Ackbar!

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Its functional, its cute, and bonus! No Bothans died in the making of this accessory!   

 

Y’all, its frickin’ cold here in Oklahoma today. Yesterday it was sunny and 65 and my crew and I were at the zoo. Today? Its 32 out, spitting freezing rain, and snow is supposed to come through this evening! We need a way to stay warm in this dreary weather! Enter this from Perpetual Kid!

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This microwaveable rainbow neck warmer will keep you nice and toasty while also keeping seasonal affective disorder at bay with its bright colors and happiness-inducing shape!

 

Are all of your clan descending upon your gates this Christmas and you need a way to keep them entertained lest your holiday party turn into a yuletide version of The Red Wedding?

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Bust out this Game of Thrones-themed Cards Against Humanity pack and you’ll be golden! Just, ya know, not like Viserys. (hey-oh!)

 

This last find is actually something I kind of want, too! My sister has one and its so much fun! Its a letter board from Letter Folk!

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This is the gift that keeps on giving, especially if you Instagram all your hilarious quotes! (Also, just a tip: I saw letters and symbols for these letter boards in the Target Dollar Spot! Woot woot!)

 

Happy fangirling and Merry Christmas!

 

Try It Tuesday

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The other day, I saw a video on Facebook showing how to bake brownies using cookie cutters in the oven. Intrigued, I thought I’d try it out! After all, if you bake the brownies first and then cut them out, you’ve got a ton of oddly-shaped brownies left over!
First, I mixed up the brownie mix. I saw this tasty mix at Aldi and couldn’t pass it up!
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Then, I laid out parchment paper on some cookie sheets and plopped the cookie cutters down.
After that, I poured some brownie mix into each cookie cutter and placed the cookie sheets in the oven.

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After they baked for about 30-40 minutes, I took them out and let them cool. Then, I tried to pop the brownies out of the cutters.
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Yeah. The video made it look A LOT easier. Certain shapes did better than others and some turned into just blobs of brownie.
Sigh.
I think it would just be easier to bake the brownies as usual and THEN cut out the shapes. I know what you’re thinking—“But what about the leftover brownies?”. And I have an answer: cake pops! Or truffles! (Okay, that was TWO answers. But still, you have options!)
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Have you ever tried this before? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

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Y’all, its one week til Christmas. And I think I speak for every mom, dad, teacher, and anyone else who is around children right now when I say: WE ARE ALL LOSING OUR MINDS! Seriously, I think once Thanksgiving is over kids have an unspoken pact with one another to take every last shred of sanity from the adults in their lives. Because we’re all going crazy, I’ve found some hilarious memes and tweets to help you laugh to keep from crying!

 

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Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! I’ve rounded up nerdy news and geeky goodies to get your weekend started off right!

 

Have you seen the new trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? NO?! I got chu:

 

Squeeeee! Doesn’t it look AWESOME?! And, if you need something to keep you warm and cozy at the movie theater, I recommend this throwback fleece from Think Geek!

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Warm, cozy, and super knowledgeable about science-y stuff!

 

And speaking of throwbacks, check out this slippers that remind us of our favorite red-headed toddler and his pals:

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These officially licensed Rugrats slippers will help you channel your inner Chuckie Finster while reminiscing about the good ole 90’s.

 

Got aches and pains from hauling your Christmas decor out of the attic? I’ve got something to help!

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This huggable warmer pillow from Perpetual Kid is infused with lavender and buckwheat to soothe those sore muscles!

 

Need a new look for a big presentation at work or just want to look fly while reppin’ your favorite droid? Girl, you need this a-DORK-able BB-8 blazer!

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This blazer, fashioned after one of the cutest droids ever, is lined with BB-8’s panel details and even has Rebel starbird emblem buttons! Cute, fashionable, and geeky–the big three!

 

Happy fangirling!

Try It Tuesday

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Here lately, I’ve been trying to follow low-carb/Keto diet during the week and pretty much do whatever on the weekend. Since its the holiday season, I know I’m going to pack on a few pounds with parties and such, so I’m trying to offset any BIG gains by doing this moderation-type diet. (It sounds weird but I definitely think its helping!)

Anywhoo, I’ve been getting a little tired of eating cheese, meat, and almonds 24/7 and a friend of mine (who is also doing the Keto diet) gave me one of her favorite recipes for low-carb biscuits and I was super excited to try them out!

Here’s what you need:

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~2 cups almond flour

~2 tsp baking powder

~1/2 tsp sea salt

~2 eggs (beaten)

~1/3 cup butter (measure it, then melt it)

First, mix all dry ingredients together. Then, stir in the eggs and melted butter and mix well.

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Scoop out with a cookie scoop (made this process soooooo much easier!).

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Flatten the dough balls a wee bit and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. And bam! they’re done!

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Guys, these were GREAT! Granted, they were small, but that’s totally okay with me! They gave me that “carb” texture I needed AND they didn’t wreck my total carb count for the day! Bonus–they’re gluten free! So my GF peeps out there, y’all need to make these!

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

Mommy Monday

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So, the day after Thanksgiving Huff the Tot got the tummy bug and thought that Mommy made a better vomit catcher than her bucket. Yeah. Seriously.

Naturally, I assumed the rest of us were going to get it. A week passed and nothing happened so I figured we’d dodged a bullet. Then on Saturday, I woke up with a sore throat. And white spots on my throat. Sunday, the same things happened. I hit that sore throat hard and thought I had turned a corner. Little did I know that the germs had also turned a corner and decided to go south. Yep. You know exactly what I’m talking about.

Because of this, Mommy has been moving a little slow today while also scrubbing every inch of this house with Clorox wipes. I’m completely convinced that one of my sweet little germ bags gave this to me. Because those kids share every germ imaginable. The gals at I Mom So Hard know EXACTLY what I’m talking about:

 

Here’s to a healthier holiday season!