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.Β  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!

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.

MCFT: Geeky Wedding Items under $50

MCFT: Geeky Wedding Items under $50

With wedding things on my brain, I’ve been scouring Pinterest and Google for wedding ideas. I want to make sure there’s a piece of my fiance and I in each part of the wedding. We both love Doctor Who and Marvel. Not to mention Disney! I thought I’d share some of my favorite geeky wedding items I’ve come across so far. I adore little personal details and these little items fit the bill perfectly. *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

 

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One of my favorite wedding cake toppers I’ve seen so far! It’s a part of Amazon’s new handmade department. Although it’s not a part of the free 2-day shipping for Prime members, it’s only $14 and comes in a variety of colors and 3 different sizes.

 

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Aren’t these Comic Book Paper Flowers adorable?! They could be used for bouquets, boutonnieres, or on the cake! They are also a part of Amazon’s handmade department. Choose your comic, accent color, and embellishment! For $25 for 5 flowers, you need these!

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Have you seen the newest Spider-man movie? It really stole my heart. My fiance loved it as well and these cuff links would be awesome for his suit!

 

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I’ve been pining over a TARDIS ring box for years. This one is handmade, hand-painted, and super cute. Use it for a ring box for the day of the wedding then have it as a keepsake to look back on your special day.

 

What are your current favorite things this week? Do you have any geeky wedding items to share? Tell me in the comments!

MCFT: Librarian Chic

MCFT: Librarian Chic

So I am obsessed with the librarian look. You can make it edgy or hipster or preppy. It can be casual or business casual. It’s versatile and trendy but timeless. I can’t wait to try it myself! *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

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Both of these looks from Someone Like You remind me of Belle, the original Disney bookworm. The light blue shirt with white buttons is reminiscent of her first “peasant” dress. The mustard yellow cardigan is for her ball gown, and the burgundy dress is for her winter cloak. The scalloped edges on both of these outfits give them a whimsical feel.

To achieve this librarian chic look try this dress in burgundy, this cardigan in mustard, these boots in brown, and these tights in white.

 

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More burgundy and mustard from Frocks and Frou Frou! I really love this color palette!

What caught my eye for these outfits were the classic shoes and the cute tee paired with a midi skirt. These look effortless and put together without being frumpy. You can roll straight out of bed and put these outfits together! No pre-planning required!

Recreate her second look with this HP t-shirt in white, this mustard skirt, this burgundy cardigan, this belt in coffee, and these shoes in Tobacco. Add a black Peter Pan collar for more fun then tie it all together with a fun Hogwarts lapel pin from Sore Winners on Etsy.

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Love quirky accessories and even quirkier staple pieces? ME TOO! You can check out my quirky accessory Pinterest board here. Also, I’m obsessed with foxes right now, too. And probably forever because they are amazing and totally my spirit animal.

Bleu Avenue has captured my heart with her classic outfits and quirky accessories that she sneaks in – like that typewriter purse! Her outfits just scream librarian chic. But don’t scream in the library; that’s not cool.

For this foxy outfit, try this sweater in fox stone, this plaid skirt from Modcloth in extended sizes (I NEED!), and these black flats.

 

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Last but not least is what I call the punk librarian. The bookworm with an edge. The reader with a dark soul… Le Happy has some awesome edgy outfits that could be for work or play on her blog and IG. You should totally check her out.

To give your librarian look an edge, try this boyfriend blazer from Maurice’s, this collared top or this cap sleeve top (both from Mod Cloth), these slim pants in black, these chunky ankle booties, this leather messenger bag, these rings from Torrid, and this lace choker that is also from Torrid.

 

MCFT: Quirky Purses from Amazon Under $40

MCFT: Quirky Purses from Amazon Under $40

Story Book Shoulder Bag

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The perfect purse for book lovers and Belle cosplayers. Get it on Amazon for $29.90.

Cupcake Small Shoulder Bag

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For sweet outfits and cupcake lovers. Buy it from Amazon for $10.99.

Coffee Cross-body Bag

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For the Starbucks and coffee obsessed. Buy it on Amazon for $17.99.

Black Radio Cross-body Bag

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For the punk rocker in you. Get it on Amazon for $35.99.

Camera Shaped Cross-body Bag

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You don’t have to be a photographer to love this one. Buy it from Amazon for $32.99.

 

**Disclaimer: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Any reviews or opinions are solely my own!

MCFT: Geek Girl Swim Suits & Bikinis

MCFT: Geek Girl Swim Suits & Bikinis

Star Wars Darth Vader Bikini

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Find it at Hot Topic. $10 for the top & $10 for the bottoms. This is probably my favorite suit out of this post. Where else can you get a sweet Star Wars Bikini for $20?

Sailor Moon High-Waisted Pinup Swimsuit

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Get it from Bows by SamanthaRose. The entire set is $60. The details in these Sailor Scout swimsuits are fantastic. I can’t wait to see these used for a cosplay shoot.

DC Comics Wonder Woman Bikini

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Grab yours at Hot Topic. The top is $5. The bottoms are $5. Did you love the new Wonder Woman movie? Get this bikini to show off your love for WW and look hot doing it.

Sailor Venus High-Waisted Pinup Swimsuit

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Buy it from Bows by SamanthaRose. The entire set is $60. I had to share another Sailor Scout with ya’ll. These suits are just amazing and look so flattering. You need one and so do all our friends.

MCFT: Healthy Party Food (+ Recipes) for D&D Night

MCFT: Healthy Party Food (+ Recipes) for D&D Night

I was super excited to be invited into a D&D campaign with some of my best friends a couple of months ago. I love everything about D&D and have loads of fun every time we play. Every Friday we get together and eat while we hash out the DM’s puzzles and battles. It’s been a great experience for me as a beginner.

Because it’s dinner time when we get together, we usually order take out or bring take out to the games. Here lately to save on cash, we’ve tried bringing in meat and cheese trays, pizza rolls, etc. Unfortunately, this isn’t that good for you. I wanted to find some healthy recipes beyond hummus and chips or veggie trays. Here’s some easy recipes to feed your adventurers during a D&D night.

De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket via Hungry Girl

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Character: De-Pudged Pigs

Stats: 45 minutes total prep and cook time; 134 calories per 4 pigs; 4 ingredients including mustard for dipping.

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad via Emily Bites

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Character: Avocado BLT Pasta Salad

Stats: can be made the night before; 175 calories per 1 cup; easy for beginner cooks

Sweet Sausage Rolls via Skinny Points

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Character: Sweet Sausage Rolls

Stats: 30 minutes total prep and cook time; 128 calories per sausage roll; 6 ingredients

Greek Yogurt Lemon Bars via Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Character: Greek Yogurt Lemon Bars

Stats: 4 hours, 45 minutes total prep, cook, and cooling time; 130 calories per bar; can be made the night before

Skinny Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies via Amy’s Healthy Baking

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Character: Skinny Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

Stats: good for up to 3 days; 148 calories per 1/2 cup; 6 ingredients

 

What are you favorite healthy recipes for game night? Share them with me in the comments!