Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Stranger Things Season Two Day! I mean, Happy Friday! I’ve got all kinds of geeky goodies and gossip to share with you so let’s jump right in!

Being a SAHM has its perks: you can wear jammies all day, dinosaur nuggets are a legitimate meal for an adult, and you get to some awesome children’s television. I love Sesame Street–Muppets are my jam and even though Elmo can be a tad annoying at times, they teach some great life lessons. The also do some HILARIOUS parodies! Like this week when they took on The Walking Dead!

I love that the characters names were “Sheriff Graham”, “Macaroon”, and “Dough Roll”!

 

 

Growing up, I had some pretty rad costumes. I’ll never forget when I dressed up as a Hershey’s Kiss (shout out to my dad for making a kick-a costume!) and I totally won the costume contest! But even I have to admit that when it comes to Halloween costumes, 8-year-old Anthony Alfano from Illinois would totally win first place!

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Anthony has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound but that doesn’t stop his parents from letting him totally rock Halloween! Just take a look at his costumes!

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Last week I showed you a beautiful new line of Disney princess-inspired wedding dresses, and the Disney couture is growing! There is a new Disney-inspired line that has hit the runways and will soon be available to folks like us! These are my favorites:

A Snow White/Evil Queen-inspired frock:

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And a gown even Elsa would envy:

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Click here to see more!

 

One of my favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz. Not only for its nostalgia and amazing story, but also for its AWESOME songs! So when I saw a high school dance team put on a WoO-inspired dance at their pep rally, I was so jazzed! Just watch!

 

Happy Fangirling!

Mommy Monday

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I try not to let Huff the Babe watch too much TV. But, there are days that her energy levels are overflowing like my muffin top while I’m guzzling Diet Dr. Pepper and just trying to make it through the day. During those times I switch on Netflix, PBS, or whatever I can to get my little ball of perpetual energy to sit still for a few minutes.

Because of this, I’ve seen quite a bit of children’s television. Some good, some just plain annoying. So here is my definitive ranking of kid’s shows (that I’ve seen):

 

#7 Caillou

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We’ve only watched this show once. And it wasn’t even a whole episode. It was like 5 minutes. That is how annoying this kid is. Seriously. Don’t even waste your time.

 

#6 The Odd Squad

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My niece LOVES this show. She watches it all the time during her “tablet time”. But man, the kids on that show… they are…odd (terrible pun, I know). The show is kind of like Mr. Wizard on an acid trip.

 

#5 Tayo: The Little Bus 

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My sister is actually the one that introduce Huff the Babe to this. Its pretty cute, to be honest. Tayo is a cartoon bus from South Korea. The cartoon is awesome because it has horrible lip-dub, but in an endearing way. There are times it gets a little weird though. One of Tayo’s “talents” is playing songs with his farts. For reals.

 

#4 Thomas the Tank Engine

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I’ve been watching Thomas since my oldest nephew was HtB’s age. I loved watching him watch the show. I especially loved listening to him sing the title theme. He would pronounce Edward like “Penguin!”. My only problem(s) is Thomas can be kind of a punk sometimes. And Sir Toppham Hat? That guy’s like the worst boss ever.

 

#3 Sesame Street 

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Y’all, Muppets are my jam. I LURVES them! Especially Sesame Street! These guys were such a huge part of my childhood. They’re still good, I’m just a little sad that I don’t know a lot of the folks (or puppets) on the show anymore. Even Maria is leaving!

 

#2 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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My little Gryffindor has just started getting into MLP. This is probably the only show she likes that I will continue to watch after she’s left the room. I can name all of the main ponies. I even have favorites. I guess you could call me a Brony. Or whatever the female equivalent is.

 

#1 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

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Of all the shows we’ve watched, this is by far Huff the Babe’s favorite. The catchy songs Daniel and his friends make up to help with daily tasks have actually come in handy with my little one. I honestly don’t have any complaints about this show. Except Katerina. That cat is super annoying.

 

What about you? What kid’s shows do you like? Which ones do you tell your kids are cancelled?

 

Fan Girl Friday

Happy Friday/First day of February, y’all! I’ve rounded up some geektastic finds for you this week! Let’s dive right in!

 

 

Ironically, its not titled: "Camping for Dummies".

Ironically, its not titled: “Camping for Dummies”.

If I had this tent, I might actually try camping! With this tent from Field Candy, you can actually crawl into a good book and take a nap! The bookworms dream!

 

And "S" is for "squeeee!"

And “S” is for “squeeee!”

Many of you know that I am expecting a little Jedi of my own. And, whether this child is a Luke or a Leia, I’m thinking my little padawan needs this onsie.

 

Scout don't lie.

Scout don’t lie.

I read a lot of blogs as well as books and when I find something that merges the two, I’m happier than when I found out Chick-Fil-A had mini sundaes. Enter: Better Book Titles. This blog actually takes the covers of books and re-titles them with something hilarious and snarky. My favorite? The re-do of Sense and Sensibility:

STORY. OF. MY. LIFE.

STORY. OF. MY. LIFE.

 

And speaking of blogs, I also recently found a hilarious site set up by a husband and wife team. They have three kids: a daughter in college, a son in high school, and another son in elementary school. The middle son rides the bus to school everyday. After suffering an injury that led to the father’s leg being amputated, he became a stay-at-home dad. Every school day for the past three years, the dad dresses up in a different costume and waves to his son on the school bus. The pictures are awesome:

"Daddy loves you, son!"

“Daddy loves you, son!”

Thankfully, the kid has a great sense of humor about it and thinks its great. I don’t know if I would’ve been okay with my dad waving from the porch wearing a wedding dress. But, alas, I did not ride the bus. Thankfully.

 

Who else was reduced to a sad, blubbering mess after last week’s Downton Abbey? What are you doing to us, Julian Fellowes?! Anyhow, the good people over at Sesame Street have come up with a way for us to not only dry our eyes, but also have a good giggle.

Its MUPPETS! And Downton! Come on, people!