Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! Let me tell ya, I don’t know if I have ever felt so ready for the weekend. This week has been insane. Huff the Tot had the stomach bug and this momma’s been scrubbing poo off the carpet for several days. I’m SO ready for Mother’s Day so I can kick back and relax!

Do I note a look of panic in your eyes? Did you forget this weekend is Mother’s Day?! Don’t worry! I’ve got your Mother’s Day gift guide for every type of mom!

 

For the mom who exudes rainbows and sparkles and also likes to power walk at the mall, grab her a pair of these unicorn sneakers from Think Geek!

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What about a mythical creature-loving momma who wants to display the latest novel she’s reading? Get her these a-DORK-able unicorn bookends from ModCloth!

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Is your mom basically a super hero? Show her how powerful she is with this Wonder Woman Funko figurine!

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Did your mom (or wife) raise all boys and live to tell the tale? Snag her this hilarious (and totally true!) tee!

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Does your mom even lift, bro? Dazzle her with this “Strong is Beautiful” necklace!

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Want to keep it simple? Show your madre what you really think of her in the best way possible:

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Happy fangirling and happy Mother’s Day!

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

Hey guys!

Sorry I was MIA yesterday. Hermione evidently swapped places with a howler monkey yesterday because homegirl would Not. Stop. Crying. (And, honestly, neither would I.)

I seriously spent 90% of my day like this:

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This whole “working-from-home-with-a-baby-in-the-house” thing just ain’t working. Thankfully, my aunt runs an at-home daycare and she said she had space to take the little in a few days a week. Which means I’ll be able to get work done and keep myself sane! Woot!

Now, on to the geeky goodies!

Last week, I watched an awesome documentary: Done the Impossible: The Fan’s Tale of Firefly and Serenity.

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It. Was. Awesome! I was a little late to the Firefly fandom, so there was a lot of stuff I didn’t know about (like how the episodes weren’t played in order or that the fans wrote tons of letters/emails to Fox and begged for it to be kept on the air). It was so cool to see the fans’ passion and dedication to their show! I highly recommend it!

One of my goals this year is to run the full in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. I started training with my sister this week and I think I’m going to need to get these for those early-morning runs:

All the other kids in the bright-light kicks...

All the other kids in the bright-light kicks…

You can actually change the color and pattern in which they light up!

 

Have a bathroom that’s smaller on in the inside? Not need to freak! I’ve got what you need!

Stay clean during your interplanetary travels!

Stay clean during your interplanetary travels!

This awesome shower caddy can store all of your shower schtuffs: shampoo, conditioner, rubber ducky in a bow tie…you know, the essentials!

And speaking of Who, check out this awesome closet I saw on Pinterest! I hope its bigger on the inside!

I hope its bigger on the inside!

I hope its bigger on the inside!

Try It Wednesday

So, this week you’re getting a two-for! Yep, that’s right, I’m doing another Try It!

This is for two reasons: 1., I couldn’t think of anything to blog about today and 2., I really wanted to try this!

Before Huff the Hubs and I went to London, I went shopping for some cute canvas shoes. I wanted comfortable walking shoes that were also cute (and not as expensive as TOMs). So I hit up Payless and got these!

I really liked how they felt on my feet and plus, I thought they were super cute. And, since they’re beige, they go with basically every outfit I was planning on taking on the trip. Unfortunately, since they’re beige, they get dirty fast. Especially when you take the Underground and dirt is kicked up from the rails. (Seriously. At the end of the day, we’d blow our noses and it was black. TMI, but now you get the picture).

So my cute new shoes looked like this after a week in London:

Tisk, tisk.

Tisk, tisk.

 

Thankfully, I found a video that helped me get them clean!

All I needed was:

~a toothbrush

~a bowl of 1/4 cup water

~1/4 cup baking soda

~detergent

~washing machine

Tricks of the trade. (Not pictured: washing machine)

Tricks of the trade. (Not pictured: washing machine)

 

First, I took the toothbrush and wiped it over the dirtiest parts of the shoes, getting rid of the tougher clumps of dirt and such. Then, I poured 1/4 cup baking soda into a bowl with 1/4 cup water. I mixed up the paste and scrubbed the bottom of my shoes (just to help get all that muck off so it wouldn’t be in my washing machine) and the sides of the sole.

Then, I started the washing machine. I turned it to a cold wash on the gentle cycle. I let it fill up 1/4 of the way and poured in my detergent (if your shoes are really yucky, you can pretreat before this step). Then, when the machine was 3/4 of the way full, I dropped in my shoes.

Twenty minutes later, voila! My shoes came out, looking clean and pretty:

Pretty shoes!

Pretty shoes!

 

The video recommended I place my shoes outside, not indoors on a vent or with a blow dryer. This is so the shoes wouldn’t shrink. However, its been really rainy lately AND there are construction workers EVERYWHERE doing cleanup from the May 20th tornado, I just knew they’d get dirty again. So they’re drying inside on a towel.

 

You may not be able to tell much of a difference since you’re looking at it from a photo, but trust me. In person, they look SUPER clean and so much better! So if your TOMs, Keds, or Payless specials are looking a little dingy, toss ’em in the washer! Its Huffman Post approved!