Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, my fellow nerdlings! I have searched the interwebs high and low and found some amazing geeky goodies to share with you!

Have y’all seen the latest trailer for the new Fantastic Beasts movie? I. AM. SO. EXCITED. I’m almost as excited about this awesome Lego set featuring Newt Scamander’s magical case of creatures!

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Seriously, though! How cool is this set?! It Looks like a perfectly normal suitcase and then, bam! MAGIC.

 

And speaking of the wizarding world, for those of you wanting to write your memoirs but not wanting anyone to see them yet, I’ve got just the thing for you!

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This diary–more specifically, Tom Riddle’s diary–comes with a special pen filled with invisible ink and a flash light (cleverly disguised as a wand) that will reveal what has been written! Thankfully, no Dark Magic is included.

 

Did y’all know that 2018 is the 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro?! Celebrate with this a-DORK-able necklace from Hot Topic!

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I absolutely love this! Now I just need to find a catbus shirt to wear with it!

 

We’re about to head to Orlando for our first-ever Disney trip with the kiddos! I think I may need this magical backpack to take with us!

 

This cute bag from designer Danielle Nicole can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag, or cross-body bag! Not to mention it is super adorable!

 

Happy fangirling!

Her’s Day Thursday

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Its been a while since I’ve written a Her’s Day Thursday post, and I promise you its been worth it! I’ve found some great books and toys to encourage your little lady to chase after her dreams, inspire her to create, and increase her self-confidence!

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This book by Ashley Rice is full of poems and mantras dedicated to helping your girl with confidence and motivation to chase after her dreams. Whether her dreams are to be a fashion designer or a firefighter, this book will pep talk her through it all!

 

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Is your daughter obsessed with building things? Or maybe she has an interest in all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and you want to build on that passion (see what I did there?). Snag her this awesome set from K’Nex Mighty Makers! This set comes with 13 world landmark building ideas, as well as information about the landmarks and surrounding areas!

 

 

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This coloring book is not only a great way to get your gal off of screens, its an awesome tool to help start conversations about your child’s aspirations. According to Amazon, “This groundbreaking coloring book is all about building a girl’s confidence, imagination, and spirit! The 22+ coloring pages encourage girls to think beyond social conventions and inspire conversations with adults about what it really means to be confident, brave, and beautiful.” 

 

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Got a gamer gal on your hands? Teach her how to code with this Wonder Workshop Dash Robot! This little robot (who, for some reason, reminds me of The Pigeon) comes with an instruction/challenge booklet and is even compatible with Lego bricks and Lego Technic bricks! The possibilities are endless!

 

Do you own any of these? What does your fierce female think of them? Share in the comments below!

 

 

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, nerdlings! Anyone nursing wounds from the fiasco that was Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age Day?! I went out yesterday and it was IN-FREAKING-SANE. And no, we didn’t get a bear. But we did eat cheesecake after we left the mall, so, who’s the real winner here? To take your minds off of not snagging an amazing deal on the furry friends, I’ve rounded up some awesomely geek-tastic news and merch sure to fill the bear-shaped hole in your heart!

 

The Huffmans will be making the trek out to the House of Mouse in Florida this fall and I think Huff the Tot and I need a pair of these magically magnificent shoes!

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Shoemaker TOMs has partnered up  with Disney to create a new line of princess-inspired flats for women and kids! The shoes feet-ure (hey oh!) original sketches from the archives at Disney studios! Cinderella, Aurora, and Snow White will all have their own lines, each releasing this summer! SQUEE!

 

A few weeks ago, I told you about how Lego is releasing a series of Harry Potter minifigs. But what I didn’t tell you was the Lego is also releasing new HP sets as well! They’re all amazing and I want each one!

I mean, the Whomping Willow set?! YES, PLEASE! For more info, click here!

 

I absolutely love Lord of the Rings and anything Tolkien-related, so when I heard that Middle Earth was coming back to the small screen, I couldn’t contain my excitement!

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According to Variety, the new series will take place before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, and mostly center around a young Aragorn! Amazon is set to stream the multi-season show and will be working alongside The Tolkien Trust to ensure the show is up to par!

 

I seriously feel like one of the most underrated Disney movies is The Emperor’s New Groove. The spoiled Kuzko getting turned into a llama and voiced by David Spade? Come on, people! Its comedy gold! Which is why I am loving this new throw blanket from Hot Topic:

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The tapestry-inspired blanket includes pictures of llama Kuzko, kitten Yzma, and the adorable little squirrel friend of Kronk! Just be sure to put your name on it or write “No Touchy!” on the back!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

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Another week of summer down and I don’t know about y’all, but I’m already looking forward to fall. This heat has GOT to go! Let’s distract ourselves from the melting pavement with some geeky goodies, shall we?

Hold on to your brooms, people! Lego has just announced that their next line of blind bag minifigures will be a Harry Potter series! SQUEEEE!!!!

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These magical minis will be released August first! I NEED THEM ALL!

 

With the crazy heat taking over the nation, we’re all looking for ways to stay cool. You can not only feel cool but look cool while wearing this lightweight Jurassic Park-inspired shirt!

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Reminiscent of Nedry’s shirt from the original JP, this 100% cotton shirt features dinos and the park’s logo! Sadly, a can of Barbasol with raptor embryos is sold separately.

 

Huff the Hubs, the kids, and I are going to Disney World this fall and I think I need a pair of these bad boys to wear to the new Pixar World!

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These light-up heels feature Buzz Lightyear and his arch-nemesis, the evil Emperor Zurg!  I think they need to make some princess ones too… get on that, mmkay?

 

Speaking of the House of Mouse, add some Pixar pinache to your next get together with this adorable cheese tray from Hot Topic!

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The tray includes artwork of your favorite characters including Edna Mode, Wall-E, Boo, and Nemo!

 

Happy fangirling!

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!