Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy First Day of September, AKA “Return to Hogwarts” Day! And seeing as how Platform 9 3/4 will be bustling with little witches and wizards getting ready to go back to school–as I’m sure your little geeklings have already–today’s FGF is all about back to school gear!

 

I feel like we have a TON of Tupperware in our house. So this microwaveable bento lunch box was practically made for us! PLUS, it features Totoro!

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This airtight container can be used in the microwave AND its dishwasher safe! Plus, its adorable! Get it here!

 

Got a gamer in your brood who would rather battle the boss than keep track of their homework? Etsy shop StalkingMarla has what you need!

These recycled game planners are amazing! Not only are they high-quality, but they’re eco-friendly AND features any game of your choice!

 

Got books on the brain? Let your bibliophile flag fly with these tee from ThinkGeek!

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The shirts range from Small to 3X, so TG has you covered!

 

Need a way to calculate how many blocks it will take to build that Lego Death Star? I got chu. Or, should I say, Perpetual Kid’s got chu.

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PK’s Lego-inspired calculators come in four awesome colors–red, blue, green, and black!

 

Now that you’re all stocked for the new school year, you need something to carry all your geeky swag! And ThinkGeek has the mother (of dragons) of all backpacks for you!

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According to the TG site: “…no dragons were harmed in the making of this backpack”–bonus! (insert laughing til you cry emoji here)

 

Happy long weekend and happy fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Oh yassssss, it is finally Friday! One more week until chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, and everyone dressed in their Sunday best! Today, I’m going to share some nerdy nifties that you’ll want to drop in your little nerdling’s Easter basket!

 

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This ThinkGeek creation and exclusive looks almost good enough to eat! (I wouldn’t, though… those bricks would hurt coming out!) This Build-It Brick Easter Egg kit comes with 4 individually packaged pastel DIY egg packets with one set of instructions! This is a great find for families with lots of Lego lovers!

 

Got a Minecraft-playin’, marshmallow-lovin’ geekling? Then grab a package of these sweets!

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Each box has four fluffy marshmallow Creepers ready to be devoured!

 

Got a family member who is trying to watch their weight and has specifically said, “NO. CHOCOLATE. BUNNIES.”? Don’t worry! I’ve got something for them as well!

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This chocolate bunny plush has all the festive-ness and nostalgia of your childhood Easters but without the calories! Woo!

 

Need something to get your hubs who daydreams about the “good ole days”? (And by “good ole days” I mean like, 1997). Yep, I’ve got something for him, too!

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The Colour Me Good: 90’s coloring book is full of 90’s nostalgia sure to make you say, “This Easter basket is so fresh!”

 

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

Try It Tuesday

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One of my New Year’s Goals for 2017 was to try out new hobbies. I use the term “new” lightly because, as a mom, I don’t really have time for hobbies.

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One of the hobbies I wanted to try out was woodworking. My dad is a master craftsman and has made some pretty incredible things:

 

So I knew he could show me the ropes. I’ve been wanting to build something that could show off mine and Huff the Hubs’ Lego minifigure collection. Right now they’re balancing haphazardly on the bookshelf–in prime range of a toddler who will not be named–and are constantly being found on the floor with several limbs missing. To save the Lego men and women from this disastrous fate, I called upon my dad to help a girl out!

 

I had a really great time learning what all of the tools’ names were, what they did, and how to use them. I also enjoyed when Dad cut most of the wood so I would not lose any fingers, haha!

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After we planned, measured, measured again, cut, nailed, stapled, painted, and covered the display, it was finally finished!

 

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(Yes, the shelves are level; its just the fabric. It got a little stretched, lol.)

 

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And no, that is not the extent of our minifig collection, they’re just a few of my faves! I definitely think I will be doing some more projects with my dad–I really enjoyed this one! Now, if I can get it hung up without it falling off the wall, THAT will be an accomplishment!

 

Are you working on any projects? Have you made a goal to try out a new hobby this year? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! Being “iced in” has had its perks! I’ve been able to find some awesomely nerdy nifties and news to brighten your frigid Friday and make this ice-pocalypse just a little more bearable!

 

Eighties ladies, rejoice! I’ve found some some adorable shoes to fill your heart with nostalgia and your closet with glee!

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These cute, Care Bear ballet flats from ModCloth are 100% vegan (i.e., no animal parts whatsoever–all man-made materials!) and come in FIVE different colors!

 

Looking to redecorate your home in 2017 but have NO idea how to use a nail and hammer and also want to keep your nerd cred? Opt for EverBlocks!

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These Lego-like blocks aren’t just fun, they’re functional too! According to their site, EverBlock was “…conceived to allow designers, decorators, and inventors everywhere to economically build their dream objects.” I think we need these in the Huffman Homestead!

 

Pokemon Go was HUGE in 2016 (it was the most downloaded app last year, according to Apple). And, with the major updates coming for 2017, I’m thinking its going to explode again! Get your gaming pals together and celebrate with this!

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“I chews you, Pikachu!” will be the rally cry of all Poke trainers as you devour a delicious slice of this cake, fueling you for more battles in between Pokestops!

 

Anyone else over winter? Because I am. Express your exasperation with this sun-less season with this snarky necklace from Hot Topic10854471_hi

I’ll wear this thing ALL. YEAR. ROUND, yo.

 

Happy fangirling!

 

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Fan Girl Friday!

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It’s Friday! *Flavor Flav voice* “YEAH, BOOOYYYYEEEE!” Today, we’re shaking things up on Fan Girl Friday–I actually don’t have fandom finds for you today! GASP! I know, I know… take a breath, it’s going to be okay. I DO, however, have some awesome tech that will make you FINALLY feel like all those predictions about life post-2000 in 80’s movies were accurate! To quote the modern-day poet, Bruno Mars: Don’t believe me? Just watch!

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High five for making it through another week! Not only is it one of the best days of the week because now there’s no work for two days, BUT I’ve also found geeky goodies to make you say, “SQUEEEEEEE!”

Did you know that there are over 60,000 kids in the United States that are legally blind? These kids are missing out on some of the greatest things in childhood and this didn’t sit well with the fine folks over at the Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind and they decided to do something about it! They created some Lego-inspired building blocks with the Braille alphabet to help kids learn to read as well as have fun! Check out the video:

You can help get the word out with the hashtag: #BrailleBricksForAll

 

I may be the only person that truly loved Suicide Squad (by reading my Facebook newsfeed I’m thinking a lot of people will not be going to see the new Justice League flick). But one of the reasons I loved it so much was because of all the hidden gems throughout the film! If you didn’t notice ’em, don’t worry, The Nerdist has ya covered (Warning: spoilers!):

 

Potterheads everywhere lost our minds when Harry Potter and The Cursed Child came out a few weeks ago. Now, we have yet another reason to go crazy with happiness: JK Rowling has confirmed that three more books will be released! AHHHH!!!

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According to Time.com, these short story collections will “take readers deeper into the “dark side” of the Harry Potter wizarding world”. MERLIN’S. BEARD. It’s about to get real, y’all! Each book is about 10K words in length and will be available on Pottermore and other book-selling sites!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

Have something you want featured on FGF? Hit me up on Twtitter: @thehuffmanpost or share in the comments below!

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Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit’s Friday! And I tell you what, I’m am SUPER jazzed about all of today’s news! Seriously, its like the Geeky Gods decided to smile upon me this week with all of these squee-worthy finds!

 

No lie, I woke up to a text from my brother-in-law telling me that Lego just unveiled two of their new sets! Why did he share this news with me? Because one of the sets is a tribute to The Beatles! AHH!

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I cannot wait to see what design Lego comes up with! I’m definitely getting this set (and keeping it far from Huff the Tot and Huff the Babe!). The second set Lego will be releasing is Apollo 11!

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Though the design is not yet set in stone, Lego revealed on their blog that the set will be about 3 feet tall!

 

And speaking of The Fab Four, Hot Wheels is getting on the Magical Mystery Tour by releasing commemorative Beatles-inspired cars!

FGF Beatles HotWheelsThe Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary cars hit Walmart stores nationwide on June 15th! Eeee!

 

And in other Lego news, the brick building company dropped a new trailer this week, debuting the new characters for their Lego Dimensions video game! Check it out:

Sah-weet! The new characters drop into stores June 14th! In the words of Jake and Finn, “Mathematical!”

 

This week on the Pottermore website, Ron Weasley, his sister Ginny, Neville Longbottom, and Luna Lovegood (also known as Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch) were all sorted into Hogwarts Houses!

I used to be upset that my House (according to Pottermore) was Hufflepuff, but knowing Ron and Neville will be there, I’m not so dismayed anymore!

 

Come across something you want featured on Fan Girl Friday? Hit me up on Twitter @thehuffmanpost or share in the comments below!

 

Happy fangirling!