5FF: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

5FF: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

Thanksgiving is next week, and this prompt couldn’t be more relevant. Going back almost a year ago is one of my first 5FF posts: Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am. This post will hit on this a little bit, but much has changed in a year so get ready for some new fandoms I’m thankful for!

Harry Potter

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The series is over and I’m still obsessed. Halloween? HP marathon. Christmas? HP marathon. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the books anymore as I’m reading them again!

Doctor Who

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I’m not totally caught up yet but I am so excited to see the new Doctor and all of her glory. The Doctor got me through a bad break up and became my favorite hero.

Stranger Things

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The newest fandom to join my list but also a goodie. Anyone else fall hard for these characters and the 80’s aesthetic?

Disney

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One of the things that brought my hubby and I together: the mouse. We are so excited to see Disney World on our honeymoon next year.

Star Wars

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Star Wars was a late fandom favorite for me but for the past three birthdays of mine, I’ve made my way to the theater for Star Wars.

What fandoms are you thankful for?

 

Link Loves: Music, Food, Pins, Fashion

Link Loves: Music, Food, Pins, Fashion

Welcome to the first installment of Link Loves. This post is all about my favorite links of the week! It can include bloggers, articles, news, clothing, accessories, and other cool links I’m enjoying.

Emilie Autumn’s FLAG Remix

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I’ve been sharing Emilie’s music on my social media for years. She’s my favorite artist and advocate. She’s shared her experiences over and over again with us, and now it’s like she’s finally being heard… We’re all being heard…

5 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat (No, Seriously)

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As someone on her own weight loss journey, I’ve read hundreds of articles on what to eat, what not to eat, diets after diets, and this one is the best yet. Read it; you’ll be glad you did.

Drink Tea & Read Books Enamel Pin by Jelly Button

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I lovelovelove enamel pins. With my first Owl Crate box a success, and a second one on the way, this pin speaks to me… Get it here.

Elhoffer Design

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Say hello to my new favorite designer! From Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, she’s stolen my geeky heart. Check out her page here for more geeky designs and clothing!

Margot Meanie’s FALL FASHION LOOKBOOK

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I want to steal every single one of Margot’s outfits (and she makes it so easy for you to do it)! One of my favorite bloggers, IG accounts, and fashion icons: meet Margot Meanie. You should give her accounts a follow while you’re there.

STL Tote from Frank Regards

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I found this awesome store on Pinterest then got to see their brilliant items in person at a vintage market right here in St. Louis, MO! Frank Regards recently opened up a shop in St. Charles, MO and it. Is. Bomb. Grab the tote here and browse for even more awesome goodies.

Her Universe: Doctor Who Collection (Blue & Plaid Edition)

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This collection is currently $70 and under! Grab it while it’s discounted. That coat has my name AAALLLLLL over it. And the skirt has POCKETS!

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5FF: Favorite Seasonal Foods (+ Recipes)

5FF: Favorite Seasonal Foods (+ Recipes)

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

With Thanksgiving around the corner here in the US, my mind has been on Thanksgiving FOOD constantly. Hubby and I are taking a trip back to my hometown to share Thanksgiving with my family. He’s never had Thanksgiving before, and my mom and I are super excited to introduce him to our favorite classic Thanksgiving dishes.

 

Hashbrown Casserole

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My mom makes the best hashbrown casserole. The recipe has been passed around through family members so I’m not even sure of the origin of the recipe! However, I did find it online! Check out Cincy Shopper’s Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole.

Green Bean Casserole

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French’s classic green bean casserole is  a staple at every Thanksgiving dinner (and probably my favorite!). It’s a super simple recipe that anyone can make. You can find it on the back of any French’s  French Fried Onions can or on the Campbell’s website.

 

Pecan Pie

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Another really easy staple for Thanksgiving! And easily one of my favorite desserts! (Be aware of those who may have a nut allergy at your gathering!) The Country Cook gives you an excellent recipe right here!

 

Cornbread Muffins

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Cornbread muffins and dinner rolls get interchanged each holiday but I love them both equally. If you’re making dressing, you can easily whip up these muffins too! Once Upon a Chef gives us a simple recipe for these wonderful muffins to dip into that turkey gravy!

 

Roasted Turkey

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What’s Thanksgiving without the turkey?! I can’t share our family recipe with you because we wing it (get it?) every year. I’m sure my dad has a reason for the way he does it. Anyway, Yellow Bliss Road can take care of you in the turkey department with her elegant recipe for the perfect bird.

 

What are your favorite seasonal foods? What are you most looking forward to about Thanksgiving? Tell me in the comments!

 

 

 

 

MCFT: Babe Cave AKA The Library

MCFT: Babe Cave AKA The Library

After moving into a house with 3 bedrooms, I knew I immediately wanted to designate one of them as “mine.” I wanted a library and a room to get ready in. The master bedroom is small so there’s no way I could fit a vanity and both mine and hubby’s clothes in the tiny closet. So I came up with… The Library.

Also known as a babe cave, femme den, she shed, etc., The Library is being carefully curated on Pinterest. Right now my clothes are in the closet and my paintings and pictures are leaning against the walls. It’s a blank canvas… that I am not allowed to paint (per landlord) but don’t worry! I have some ideas…

The Book Cases

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Book cases will take up one and half walls of The Library. I will adorn them with my book collection then carefully fill them with my fandom trinkets and treasures. I have a book list going of ‘to-read geeky novels’ that will help fill in the holes of my current collection.

The Chair

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I can’t decide if I want an oversized arm chair with an ottoman or a boho chic papasan chair. Both offer loads of comfort and can definitely add whimsy to my room. Both will obviously have a million pillows and blankets for me to snuggle into. Guess we’ll see what I can find on sale first!

The Closet

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With such small closets, I’d love to put some of my most worn pieces on display using book cases and hooks as well as be able to plan a week of outfits on the garment rack. I love how organized and pretty all of these look. IKEA may be the next stop on the list for these sleek furniture pieces.

The Vanity

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Clean and organized, much like the closet, and white.  I love the muted colors of the last vanity with the splash of gold around the mirror. It could be worth it to get one from IKEA and paint it myself. I’m going to keep an eye out at estate sales too for quirky clean vanities.

 

If you could have a Babe Cave, what would you put in it? Tell me in the comments! Do you have a Babe Cave already? Link pictures of your room! I can’t wait to see/read your ideas for your own Babe Cave!

5 Fandom Friday: Things I Love About Fall

5 Fandom Friday: Things I Love About Fall

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

 

Pumpkin Cookies, Muffins, and Pie! Oh My!

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Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice lattex, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice smoothies, pumpkin cakes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin cobbler, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin scones… I can keep going.

 

Halloween Movies From Silly to Scary

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Favorite scary movie? Babadook. Favorite Halloween movie? Hocus Pocus. Double feature? Yes please!

 

Decorations Inside and Outside the House

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House Geek is decorated inside and a little outside this year. Next year will be better! Check out my instagram for a peek at the creepy decorations we have scattered through the house, including bottles and jars and a nifty chalkboard Halloween countdown.

 

Costumes: from the Innocent to the Dark and Scary

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Have you picked a costume yet? Are you going as your favorite fairy tale princess? Or are you going as a scary Pennywise from the new IT movie? If you’re looking for comfortable, budget friendly costumes, check out my post here!

 

Fall Weather with Leaves and Cool Air

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I’m all about hoodie weather. Or as my FH says: jumper (hoodie for those of us in the states) weather. It’s all the same Fall, I mean… Autumn? Whatever you choose to call it, I hope you get to enjoy that crisp air and the changing of the leaves in the comfort of your favorite jacket and scarf.

What are thing things you love about Fall? Is it the Halloween candy? Boots and sweaters? Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes? Tell me in the comments!

MCFT: Favorite Scary Movies

MCFT: Favorite Scary Movies

The Babadook

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I always highly recommend this thriller to anyone who tells me they love scary movies. It’s intense and scary enough that you’ll have a hard time going down to the basement to do laundry the next day (not that I would know anything about that). It’s currently still on Netflix.

 

It Follows

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One of my newest favorite horror flicks. ‘It Follows’ is sure to leave you feeling unsettled and off-balance for days. Don’t watch this one alone guys…. It’s also still on Netflix.

 

IT

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If you haven’t seen the newest rendition of Stephen King’s original ‘IT’ then get yourself to the theater RIGHT NOW. I had to sleep with the lights on after this one. Scary and frightening but also humorous. The remake will not leave you disappointed.

 

Sinister

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Another horror movie that I just can’t recommend enough. Creepy and terrifying, this one is sure to put you in the Halloween mood. The story will capture you and there’s always the second installation if you need more… Find it on Netflix while you still can.

 

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

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If you have Netflix, you have to immediately watch this movie and then the show afterwards. The movie is so well done and DUH Christina Ricci. She’s awesome. I love the old mixed with the new. Definitely one of my favorite scary movies.

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite (Not-Scary) Halloween Movies

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite (Not-Scary) Halloween Movies

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Get it on amazon for $4.99 [affiliate]

Casper

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Get it on amazon for $5 [affiliate]

Nightmare Before Christmas

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Get it on amazon for $9.99 [affiliate]

Halloweentown

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Buy or rent for $2.99

Goosebumps (2015)

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Get it on amazon for $9.99 [affiliate]

What are some of your favorite not-so-scary Halloween movies? Share them with me in the comments!