Saturday Suggestions

MCFT: 4 Fashion Instagram Accounts You Should be Following

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Looking for your next favorite fashion IG account? Maybe you’re looking for someone a little funky, a little awesome, and a lot of REAL. I love to follow people that are into being comfortable, fashionable, and a little geeky. Here’s four of my favorite fashion IG accounts that you should be following.

 

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Loey Lane

IG: @loeybug

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Jordandene

IG: @jordandenenyc

 

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Jessica Torres

IG: @thisisjessicatorres

 

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Melificent

IG: @melificent

 

Have a fashion IG suggestion? Drop it in the comments!

Saturday Suggestions

5 Fandom Friday: My Fictional Boyfriends

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Of course my Fiance is my #1 man. Every girl has her fictional boyfriends though, and I know he’d laugh at and agree with all of these! Most of these guys were picked  for their humor, just being an awesome human being, and my love for the characters they portray.

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David Tennant

Don’t roll your eyes. You knew he’d be on this list. My love for the tenth doctor has no boundaries. He and Christopher Eccleston helped me battle out some dark days with Doctor Who. Tennant is also amazing in other roles too… (Broadchurch, Casanova, I can go on all day, ya’ll).

 

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Chris Pratt

So, PrattPratt is a new love but I just can’t get enough of his goofy self. #whatsmysnack has me in tears every time he posts. I’ve loved every movie I’ve seen him in. His humor makes him one of my top fictional boyfriends.

 

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Tom Hiddleston

Total heartthrob and my favorite villain: Loki. Tom looks like he could throw you down on the bed then take you for tea with his mother later. (Look up Loki’s Dirty Whispers if you’re into that kind of thing.)

 

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Long time fan but fell in love with his brooding Sherlock and then his Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch is an amazing actor, and I find myself loving every character he plays (looking at you Imitation Game).

 

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Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles

Bonus! You get a two for one for my last Fictional Boyfriend. Between Supernatural and all the charitable work these guys do, what’s not to love? They inspire me. Also, HUGE fan of Supernatural. The Winchesters have my heart. #alwayskeepfighting

 

Who is your fictional boyfriend? Tell me in the comments!

Favorite Things

My Current Favorite Things: PLUS+ White Dresses

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I’ve started planning for the wedding, and it is already crazy stressful. I’ve been ghosted by TWO caterers! Which may end up being a blessing. Thankfully, the venue was a pretty easy decision. It’s very close to my mom’s house in sweet home Alabama.

While looking at wedding dresses (still a bit too soon to actually buy one for the wedding since its 18 months away), I’ve stumbled across dresses I’d love to wear to our courthouse ceremony (pre-wedding), grand exit, and rehearsal dinner. Because of immigration, the Fiance and I will be heading to the courthouse to officially marry (yay!) within 90 days of him landing in Missouri. We still want this day to be special, but I don’t want to spend money on two wedding dresses or even wear a formal wedding dress to the court house. Here’s some options I’ve stumbled upon from Torrid.

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Chiffon Lace Inset V-Neck Maxi Dress

I love maxi dresses and I love the sheer bottom of this one! It’s a must have and can be used again on the (warm) honeymoon!

 

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Lace Trim Off Shoulder V-Hem Dress

Off-The-Shoulder is super in right now. I can just see myself in this at our rehearsal dinner or relaxing at the resort pool or even on a date night.

 

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Lace Cold Shoulder Trapeze Dress

More off-the-shoulder goodness! I’m all about the lace and this looks so comfortable! A must have for the rehearsal dinner and date night at the resort.

 

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Special Occasion Lace Inset High Neck Maxi Dress

My favorite of the bunch: this would be an amazing look at the courthouse. It’s not too traditional but still very much special for the occasion.

 

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Special Occasion Lace Off Shoulder Gown

You can’t go wrong with this dress. While perhaps too “gown-like” for a rehearsal dinner or the beach, you can rock this gown straight to the courthouse or down the aisle.

 

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Saturday Suggestions

5 Fandom Friday: My Comfort Films

 

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I’ve been sick lately: first a cold, then the flu. I had to take 3 days off of work because I was contagious. I made myself lots of soup and laid on the couch with Padme. I was pretty miserable but watching my comfort films helped a lot! Here’s my top 5 list of favorite comfort films!

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Balto

If you haven’t seen Balto, we can’t be friends. I watch this movie for the heartwarming story and the nostalgia of my childhood. My mom can tell you I watched this 243,830,946 times. She thought she was being hilarious when she bought me the DVD a few years ago…

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Harry Potter

Can’t have this list without Harry Potter. I’ve seen the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s for my UK readers) Stone so many times I can repeat it word for word. Not only are they my favorite books, but the movies are great too!

 

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Zootopia

I know what you’re thinking: why all the kids movies? Because they’re funny, feel-good, and usually bring a tear to my eye. I find all of these things in Zootopia which I like to watch on a boring Friday night while The Boyfriend Fiance is at work.

 

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Shaun of the Dead

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are basically my favorite movie duo. I love all of their movies, especially Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz with their parallels of hilarity. I dare you to watch those back to back!

 

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Monster in Paris

So I love when movies incorporate singing (LOVELOVELOVE musicals). Monster in Paris has hands down the best song I’ve ever heard in an animated movie. Plus, the story has those feel-good feels I mentioned earlier. One of my all time favorites!

 

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Spoilers: I’m Engaged!

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Dunquin, Ireland | Photo by Megan Price of A Geeky Gal

It’s only fitting that my first post for Spoilers be my engagement story!

The Fiance (I’m so happy I can finally call him that!) and I have been friends for over ten years now. We met online via a 3D chat room (with avatars and the like). A mutual acquaintance introduced us, and we were quickly best friends after that. A boy from a small town in Ireland and a girl from a small town in Alabama of the USA.

It surprisingly didn’t take much to convince our parents to allow him to visit me Alabama for a few weeks. We packed as much as we could into his brief three week visit, and we both cried when he had to leave. As soon as his plane touched down back in Ireland, we started planning his next visit.

The Fiance (then best friend/boyfriend) had visited Alabama a total of three times. The first time was for three weeks; the second time was for two months, and the last time was for one month. The last time he visited, we had finally decided to give a long distance relationship a chance. I’m so glad we did.

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Alec and I in Dunquin, Ireland at the beach | Photo by Tom Dolan for A Geeky Gal

I finally managed to save enough money (and got a killer deal on my flights) to visit him in Ireland in February 2017. We were both excited to have me meet his family in person and spend some much needed time together. We had been in a long distance relationship for over two years, but it felt so much longer than that. It’d been about a year and a half since we’d seen each other.

We planned to see the sights, eat good food, see his family, and go on date nights to spend as much time together as possible. I told him there were a few things I really wanted to do: the Dublin Zoo, a real date night, a movie on the couch kind of night, and of course, a CASTLE!

We both knew he would propose on this trip, but I had no idea what he had planned. I told him to surprise me, but I had very low expectations. Both of us are low-key, pretty introverted people. I had figured it’d be a low-key proposal, and I was perfectly happy with that. Alec had other plans though.

His grandmother messaged me and told me she was excited to be taking us to Bunratty Castle! I got very excited of course after not being able to take a proper tour of Ross Castle (pictures above). Alec said we’d tour the castle then go for dinner. Sounded like a great plan to me!

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Bunratty Castle | Photo by Megan Price of A Geeky Gal

After a bit of a lengthy car ride, we got to the castle and its grounds. Saying the castle is beautiful would be an understatement. If you ever find yourself in Ireland, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park needs to be on your to do list. I had an amazing time taking pictures, exploring the grounds and cottages, enjoying the animals, and experiencing a real castle.

Of course, Alec and his grandmother had a surprise. They told me we were going to have dinner in the castle! With a medieval show! Complete with people in costumes, singing, story telling, and music! I was so excited; I couldn’t wait until it was time to go in.

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Musicians at Bunratty Castle | Photo by Megan Price of A Geeky Gal

After getting inside, having honey mead and listening to the harpist and violinist, Alec and I were approached by one of the ladies in costume. She told us we would be Earl and Lady of the castle for the night, and we’d be crowned before going down to the dining hall. I was extremely nervous about doing anything in front of a room of strangers but Alec’s grandmother gave me a hug and told me to have fun with it. She was the one who had arranged it of course. 😉

After a brief introduction about the castle and its grounds, the woman in costume took our hands and brought us on the little stage in the middle of the room and crowned us Earl and Lady. I think we were both pretty nervous! We were the first to enter the dining hall, and Alec had a throne. I sat beside him and his grandparents sat with us at our long table. The butler, who would be our waiter for the night, came over and filled us in on what our roles would be. Thankfully Alec had the hard parts! I didn’t have to do much but sit there and laugh.

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Alec  and I as Earl and Lady of the castle | Photo by Megan Price of A Geeky Gal

The food was delicious, the waiters and waitresses were hilarious, attentive and insanely talented singers and musicians. The night was absolutely amazing. His grandmother even told me this was were they came on their honeymoon, and they were also crowned Earl and Lady of the castle. That probably should have gave me a hint about where the night was going but I thought Alec would propose to me when we were alone… and I was right.

After the activities and dinner concluded, we were directed down to the ground floor for tea and coffee. They had a nice bag pipe player playing after everyone came down. It was relaxing and a great end to a great night… I didn’t know it was about to be a life-changing great night.

 

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Bunratty Castle at night (right before he proposed!) | Photo by Megan Price of A Geeky Gal

Alec asked me if I wanted to head outside to get a few pictures of the castle lit up before everyone floods back outside. I said of course. I knew it’d be beautiful. We got outside after dodging several people and walked around to the side to see the magnificence of this old castle. We were alone with the castle.

I snapped a couple of pictures after admiring it and turned around to see Alec down on one knee with a ring box in his hand… I said yes.

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My London blue topaz (with diamonds and white gold) Engagement Ring beside an ornament of Bunratty Castle | Photo by Megan Price of A Geeky Gal

I love to hear engagement stories! Little or big! Please share your story with me in the comments!

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Favorite Things

My Current Favorite Things: Wedding Center Pieces

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As I plan my wedding, I’ve had a hard time finding centerpieces I like that will match the warehouse venue I’ve chosen as well as the color pallet I’ve picked. Here’s a few of my favorites I’ve found via Pinterest. You can follow me here!

Gold & Copper Spray-Painted Tin Cans

Collect different size tin cans, clean them up, and spray paint away! A simple and cheap DIY for you budget brides.

Milk Bottles

I fell in LOVE with these milk bottles from IKEA and can’t wait to incorporate them into the centerpieces! They’re inexpensive and don’t need anything but a few flowers or a candle to complete them.

Lanterns

I also saw these amazing lanterns in various sizes and colors in IKEA. You can group them to create a lovely centerpiece, add one with other varying objects, or have it stand alone with flowers or a candle lit inside of it.

Brass & Gold Candlesticks

I would recommend buying these from Dollar Tree and spraying them your desired color. Brass and gold candlesticks can be expensive. If you are able to find these at an antique shop for a decent price, snatch them up!

Branches in Hurricane Vases

You can get these vases for cheap at Dollar Tree and pick up branches in your yard! Easy-peasy for a DIY Bride. Spice them up with candles or flowers or spray paint stripes on them using tape and spray paint.

Spoilers: the Geek Diaries

Spoilers: the Geek Diaries | Introduction

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This is the very first installment of Spoilers: the Geek Diaries. Essentially, this where will where all my personal posts will be categorized. Personal posts may consist of happiness, sadness, my past, my future, my relationships, my career path, my family, my journey with immigration, trips taken near and far, my hopes, my insecurities, my dreams, and my fears.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, back when I first started blogging, everything I posted was deeply personal. From my relationships to my deepest of insecurities to my hopes and far-flung dreams. I want to get back to that. There is a person behind this blog, a real genuine person who has thoughts and feelings and a crazy life. Things are changing for me. I want to share that with you.

This is me introducing myself to the internet and to you, my readers. This goes beyond the “About Me” page and beyond my usual comfort zone. This is beyond the basics of demographics.

I’m Megan.

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