Fan Girl Friday

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Happy Friday, nerdlings! I’ve found some geeky goodies sure to put a smile on your face! Let’s dive right in, shall we?

With NASA finding new (and actually habitable) planets this week I’m sure many of you are now looking out at the night sky, wondering what all is out there. I’ve got something just for you, buddy!

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Starfall is “a game of wit and quick thinking to build an impressive list of cosmic curiosities”! Designed for 2 to 4 players, each game only takes half an hour to complete! Grab your stargazing friends and start playing!

 

Before I married Huff the Hubs, I was NOT a fan of anime {gasp!}—I know right? But now, I’m converted! One of my favorites is My Neighbor Totoro! And Huff the Tot loves it too! So I’m thinking I need to grab one of these A-DORK-ABLE night lights from the niceEshop!

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Just charge this nightlight through your computer or power bank, and set the Totoro terrarium next to your little geekling’s bed for a soft glow of light sure to help them snooze!

 

How is everyone doing on their New Year’s Resolutions? Falling a little behind? Maybe stagnating a bit? Need some motivation to put in more effort at the gym? Snag one of these sports bras to make you feel like an Amazon!

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This super comfy cotton sports bra will make you feel invincible as you lift, squat, and run past everyone else! Lasso of Truth not included.

 

Anyone else feel a little guilty when they have to leave their pet at home as the run errands? Have no fear! Now you can take your pet with you, and take them in style!

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This VW Camper Pet Carrier from Perpetual Kid is licensed by Volkswagen, is of sturdy construction, and comes with an airy window to keep your pooch or kitty comfortable as you tote them around Target!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

 

 

Her’s Day Thursday

 

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During the Oscars this past Sunday, GE debuted an awesome new commercial. Didn’t see it? No worries! I’ve got it right here:

 

I. LOVE. THIS.

(Also, the irony that this commercial was played during an awards show honoring celebrities was not lost on me)

I wish great women like Millie Dresselhaus were held to the same esteem as celebrities. And Millie deserves it! She was the first female professor at MIT (she taught physics and electrical engineering) and has won several awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science (among more than a dozen others)!

You can learn more about Millie here!

Try It Tuesday

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We all know I love trying new products, especially if they can help me (somewhat) stay on track with my healthy eating/weight loss goals. I found two new goodies this week at the grocery store and I can’t wait to share them with you!

I’ve actually talked about one of these before. Sargento has a great line of snacks, Balanced Breaks, that have a small serving of cheese along with nuts and berries. But NOW the company has launched a spinoff with–oh yes–CHOCOLATE! They’re called Sweet Breaks and they come in a variety of flavors. This is the one I chose:

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I really like the original and the new one did NOT disappoint! It was nice to have something sweet to offset the savory of the cheese and, at only 170 calories, it makes a great snack! These get an A+!

 

I know I’ve told you before that my all-time favorite dessert is cheesecake. I firmly believe that cheesecake was brought to this world as a gift from the heavens. Seriously. The only drawback is that it has so many calories. Womp, womp. That’s why when I saw this, I was SO. FREAKING. EXCITED.

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These cheesecake cups come in at only 170 calories and there are no artificial flavors or dyes used in any of the four flavors! I couldn’t wait to give this a try!

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This was…okay. I mean, it wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t the same as a piece of cheesecake (that would’ve been a miracle, actually). But it still satisfied my sweet tooth and kept me from pigging out on something else! I think next time I’ll crumble up a reduced fat graham cracker on top!

 

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

Mommy Monday

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I’ve been off my game lately when it comes to blogging. And showering. And fixing my hair. And doing laundry. Why, you ask?

Kids.

Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE my kids. They are the reason I get up every day. (Literally. You can only pretend to be asleep for so long before your toddler knocks on the door, asking for chocolate milk.) But seriously, I love my kids with all my heart. They give me SO much joy! They also give me so many headaches. Because parenting is basically cleaning up after little dictators that push you super close to the edge of a cliff before swooping in and doing something so adorable that you forget all the crap they put you through. And then the next day it repeats.

To keep myself from going completely crazy, I like to read funny tweets from other parents to 1–let me know I’m not alone in this fight and 2–help me to laugh to keep from crying. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you, because, I’m sure you need a giggle as well!

 

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Seen any funny parenting tweets? Send them to me on Twitter at @thehuffmanpost!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! I know, I know… I’ve really been slacking on the blogging this week. With sickness infiltrating the Huffman Homestead at every turn, its been tough to get us back on our normal routine. Thankfully, all of us are on the uphill swing and I’m getting my shiz together so I can bring you more of the blog posts you’ve come to know and love. Well, maybe not love, but at least tolerate.

Let’s dive in to the nerdy nifties I’ve found for you this week!

Sometimes, being an adult is hard. Just the day-to-day responsibilities and duties that we have to fulfill can be a drag and you just want to feel like a kid again. Enter our first find, courtesy of Perpetual Kid:

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Oh yes, you read that right: Chardonnay Cotton Candy! For those days when you want to feel like a kid again, but also sophisticated adult that drinks wine. There’s also beer-flavored,  birthday cake, and even bacon!

 

There was a debate this week at the Huffman Homestead as to which was better: Star Wars or Star Trek. Needless to say, things got pretty heated between me and Huff the Tot. I’ll always be hashtag Team The Force, but even I have to admit that Star Trek has some pretty cool tech. And its actually become a reality! Check out this exclusive from ThinkGeek:

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Yes, that is an actual WORKING Combadge! This bad boy uses Bluetooth® technology to sync with your phone so you can totes feel like Picard, Crusher, Worf, and the whole TNG gang! Click here to check out all the specs–its not just for calls!

 

Are you new to a fandom? New to the world of cosplays, cons, and fanfic? Need a helping hand to navigate the geeky galaxy ahead? Then look no further than Sam Maggs’ book: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy!

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This book tells you all you need to know about this fantastic, fun, fabulous world of fandoms and everything it encompasses! Plus, Sam includes stories of kick-a women in various fandoms–doubly awesome!

 

Have a geeky goodie you want featured on FGF? Hit me up on Twitter: @thehuffmanpost!

Her’s Day Thursday

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Y’all know that I am all about strong women and raising Huff the Tot to be a self-assured, hard-working, kind girl that turns into an amazing woman. This is why I try to find books and shows that highlight strong female characters. I am super excited because Nick Jr. just started a new show called Nella the Princess Knight!

 

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According to the Nickelodeon website, Nella “…isn’t your average princess, but she is a princess-knight — a hero unlike any who have come before her. Working with loyal knight Sir Garrett, his trusty steed Clod and glamorous unicorn Trinket, Nella breaks barriers, challenges expectations and fights for justice every time the group heads out on an adventure. No matter how tough of a challenge she faces, 8-year-old Nella always stays true to herself through her determination, power and courage. The preschool series features a social-emotional curriculum intended to foster relationship development and empower preschoolers to be courageous.”

I love this so much! I just wish we had cable so Huff the Tot could catch some of the episodes. (Come on, Netflix, help a momma out!) Just check out this teaser trailer:

 

The show debuted on February 6th and is on every morning at 9:00 a.m., CST!

Have you watched with your Little? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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Ever since I caught wind of the new subscription box craze, I have wanted to start up a subscription. The problem was, there are so many and some can be crazy-expensive. Plus, I’m not really into makeup and I don’t collect anything (except Sonic straw wrappers, but that’s just under my driver’s seat–hey oh!) so I didn’t think I needed a subscription. If I spent a lot of money on something I didn’t use, I would just feel immense guilt that I wasted money. Then I heard Walmart did subscription boxes for $5! Ya girl was excited.

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I subscribed on the website  and my first box came a few days ago! The boxes are sent once a season (every three months) and are filled with different beauty products (aka, not just makeup). Here’s what I got in my “winter” box:

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My favorite thing (besides the coupons–what, what!) has to be the Curel lotion. My hands are hella-dry because I wash them about fifty times a day (because, diaper changes) and I don’t like to moisturize because my hands always feel slimy. But the Curel is great because it doesn’t feel greasy! It dries in seconds and my hands still feel smooth.

I also really like having trial size stuff around because, in Oklahoma, spring is a crazy time around here (see: tornadoes). My parents–thankfully–live only a 3-minute drive from us and have a storm cellar (we don’t). I like to have a “go bag” ready in ‘nader season, just in case we’re hunkered down for the night at my parents’ or, should things get really dicey, not have a place to come home to. Enter: trial size toiletries.

Have you ever done a subscription box? Which one did you choose? Share in the comments below!