Gift Guide: 10 Witchy Essentials

Gift Guide: 10 Witchy Essentials

Last year I created a few gift guides for those who LOVE fandoms like Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. This year is no different! I’m sprinkling magic AND geek all over this holiday season. Click here to see the Unicorn Must Haves! Today is all about witches and spells. If the shoes fits, here’s your chance to get them a hat and broom to match! *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

Witch Resistance/ Revolution Pin

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When your witchy pal needs to shut down the patriarchy. $17.89 via HellaHollics.

Witches Before Bitches Pencils

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The perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite witch. $2.74 via HellaHollics.

Go Smudge Yourself Notebook

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The best notebook for spells and lists. $4.64 via HellaHollics.

Basic Witches Book

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This one is probably going to sneak itself under my tree. $11.58 via Amazon.

Fueled by Crystals Mug

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For the coffee-lover witch on your list. $15.99 via LookHuman.

Tarot Sweat Shirt

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For your tarot-reading friend. $35.00 via LookHuman.

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Sailor Moon, you say? As a witch?! Lana Jay Art gives you what you want. $7.92+ via Etsy.

Tea Witch Charms

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Pick your bestie’s flavor of tea and give her a tea witch charm this holiday season. $11.81 via Etsy.

Cauldron Cakes Looseleaf Tea

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For the witch with a sweet tooth who loves her hot tea. SOLD OUT via Etsy.

Where, Web, Why A-Line Midi Skirt

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For the fashionable witch on your list. $20.97 via Modcloth.

Link Loves: Adulting, Feminism, Christmas, and Pop Culture

Link Loves: Adulting, Feminism, Christmas, and Pop Culture

Welcome to the second 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.

Adulting and Gaming

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When you find that you can’t even put a couple of hours towards your gaming hobby anymore and adulting is getting you down, remember you’re not alone. Check out The Dragon’s Tea Party’s Adulting and Gaming: My Struggle To Do Both. I found myself massively relating to Dragon’s woes and then found so many helpful comments that may help in the struggle to keep your gaming hobby and still do that adult stuff.

Being a Girl in the World of Online Gaming

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Critically Claire lays it all out about her online gaming experiences. It’s a story we’ve heard many times or have personally dealt with. It’s time for feminism to take a stand in the gaming community. It starts here and now with us. The gaming community is a space for everyone.

Christmas Blog Party hosted by Kim of Later Levels

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The best blog party of the year was hosted by Later Level’s Kim. It was so much fun and I met so many awesome bloggers! The level of geek was through the roof, and I couldn’t have been happier. Be on the look out next year for another invite!

English Class for Pop Culture

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Love pop culture? Love literature? Pop Culture Literary Tutor’s blog is for you. After reading the post on The Brave Little Toaster, I knew I was in love with the entire idea for this blog. It’s like English class for pop culture!

The Mystery Blogger Award (+ Tags)

The Mystery Blogger Award (+ Tags)

I want to thank Meagan over at Quibbles and Scribbles for nominating me for The Mystery Blogger Award. She has an awesome Geeky Gift Guide up as well as TONS of reviews. Check her out!

The purpose of the award:

The mystery blogger award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

The award was first started by Okoto Enigma.

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Rules

  •  Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Things About Myself

  1. I am married to a handsome man from Ireland. We both reside in St. Louis, Missouri in a house with one dog named Padme (from Star Wars, of course).
  2. I am a graphic designer and 3D modeler. I have a degree in Game Art and have been pursuing my career dreams for about 4 years now.
  3. Before I die, I want to create a video game that really touches people with amazing art. I want to work with fun and fantastic people on this project.

Meagan’s Questions

1. What part of blogging do you enjoy most? (i.e. writing, taking pictures, connecting with others, etc.)

I guess the part I enjoy the most is writing. It definitely feels like an outlet for me and I get to choose what I write about. It’s therapeutic but also fun!

2. How has blogging influenced your daily life?

I definitely take more pictures now, and things that I buy I usually think “should I review this for the blog?” We’re also designing a room in the house right now (The Library) where I’m going to start vlogging as an accompaniment to my blog (but that’s a secret so shhhh…).

3. Do you prefer blogging in the morning, afternoon, nighttime, or whenever you get the chance?

Strangely enough, I start in the morning then repeatedly come back to it until the afternoon. I get out all my thoughts like a word vomit then come back later, read it, adjust and edit, then start on the next post.

4. What is the one thing about your blog you wish you could change?

I wish I had more time to devote to it. I’d love to throw a Saturday Suggestion up every Saturday. I’d love to do some interviews of fellow geeks and cosplayers. There’s just never enough time in the day to give my blog the attention it deserves.

(Weird Q) Do you need noises to fall asleep or silence?

Depends on the “noises.” I don’t mind the faint sounds of a movie or radio. When it comes to the constant dripping of the spout outside the house that sounds like hammers hammering inside the bedroom, I want to rip it off with my bare hands…. But when it’s silent I find myself “listening” for things that go bump in the night. So noises I suppose, within reason.

My Current Best Post: Spoilers! Our Immigration Story So Far

My Nominations

Claire @ Critically Claire

The Dragon’s Tea Party

Kim @ Later Levels

John @ It’s More Than Just Gaming

Michelle @ A Geek Girl’s Guide

Mariah @ Bizarre Brunette

Jacie @ Come to the Nerd Side

Hannah @ The London Geek

My Questions

  1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  2. If you had to describe yourself using only 5 words, what would they be?
  3. What TV show, book, or game has most impacted you personally?
  4. If you could be any villain in a TV show, book, or game, who would you be and why?
  5. [weird] What strange food combinations do you really enjoy?

Please leave me a comment with your post so I can read your answers! Also, if I didn’t tag you, please feel free to do it anyway and leave a comment here with your post! Can’t wait to see everyone’s answers!

Gift Guide: 10 Must Haves for Unicorn Lovers

Gift Guide: 10 Must Haves for Unicorn Lovers

Last year I created a few gift guides for those who LOVE fandoms like Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. This year is no different! I’m sprinkling magic AND geek all over this holiday season. Get ready for some unique and awesome gift guides for your family and friends! Today is all about magic and glitter. For that special someone in your life that is a unicorn in a field of horses… Here is your official gift guide. *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

Unicorn Make Up Brushes

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You saw them on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. Now buy a set for your magical gal pals! $14.99 via Amazon.

Majestic AF Mug

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Every Unicorn needs a mug. Especially one as pretty as this! $14.35 via Etsy.

Goddamn Magical Unicorn Bag

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When your unicorn needs reminding of who they are. $24.40 via Not on the High Street.

‘Hold My Rings’ Unicorn

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When they need a magical place to keep rings and bracelets. $18.20 via Amazon.

Fancy Unicorn Socks

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To keep those toes warm and in style. $6 via CharmingCharlie.

Unicorn Matchbook Bobby Pins

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This matchbook of bobby pins is a must for anyone on your list with hair as beautiful as a unicorn’s. $8 via CharmingCharlie.

Uni-Cozy Socks & Eyemask

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You know I love fuzzy socks! Get the matching eye mask in a set for $8 via Target.

Pajama Pants in Unicorn

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You can’t go wrong with pajama pants. Especially when they’re in Unicorn print. $16.99 via Target.

Unicorn Table Lamp

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Gift the gift of light… through a unicorn. $24.49 via Target.

Whatever Unicorn Tee

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Let them wear their inner unicorn on the outside with this baseball tee. $23.99 via LookHuman.

Spoilers! The Geek Behind the Keyboard (Updated!)

Spoilers! The Geek Behind the Keyboard (Updated!)

Hi there, and welcome to my corner of the internet. This was my little introductory blog post from FOUR YEARS AGO. I thought I’d post it again for the new readers and make the changes necessary for all the things that have happened so far!

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A little about me:

  • My name is Megan. I’m 24 years old.
  • I am from a small town in Alabama. I live in St. Louis, Missouri. I am a 3D modeler and graphic designer. Work likes to call me a hybrid.
  • I have a dog named Padme.
  • I am married to my best friend who is from Ireland. We went through the K1 Visa process together and are working on his green card currently.
  • Hobbies: gaming, reading, writing, drawing, watching Netflix, and pinning my imaginary life on Pinterest (come on, who doesn’t?).

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Random Facts:

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What you can expect from my blog and me:

This is probably what has changed the most. I finally have a brand for my blog. Gone are the weekly rambling posts. Here come the scheduled, organized, and well-thought-out posts! If you would like to get in touch with me about any of these series in regards to guest posting or sponsoring me, see my About Me page.

Blog series are in full swing and are posted weekly or biweekly or monthly with other geeky posts sprinkled in. Convention Life is everything cosplay and convention-related. 5 Fandom Friday is a blog series first started by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick that gets posted every Friday. Link Loves is a new series that I’m using to post my favorite links from blogs or articles or anything else I came across online that week or month. My Current Favorite Things (MCFT) is usually 4 to 5 items I am loving right now. Sprinkled between these series are posts for Geek Fashion & Tech, Reviews: Rants & Raves on the newest things I’ve personally tried, Saturday Suggestions on games, TV shows, anime, manga, and comics, and Spoilers! posts which are about me!

Thank you to readers, new and old. Without you, this blog wouldn’t be possible. I really enjoy writing each of these posts and spend much more time writing them than when I first started. Writing turned into a passion for me but this blog definitely dropped off the map a bit before I dusted it off and tried again. So welcome to the old, but improved A Geeky Gal!

Stay tuned…

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5FF: Presents I Want Santa To Bring Me

5FF: Presents I Want Santa To Bring Me

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 today being the first day of December, I thought I’d do a round 2 of Presents I Want Santa to Bring Me. I’m not a hard person to shop for. In fact, I cherish just about anything. I keep every card. Every mug gets a spot in the cabinet. Every necklace gets an occasion to be worn. With that said, here’s 5 things I’m hoping to see under the tree this year! *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

Converse

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A pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Low Tops. I’m short. I love Converse. Instant Christmas present for $60!

Fitbit

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I’ve been eyeing Fitbits for a year now. I can’t decide between the Fitbit Charge 2 or the Fitbit Alta HR. Both are the same price ($149.95) and do almost the same things. I’ve been getting my weight on track since April 2017, and I’d love to have one of these to help my journey.

Target Gift Card

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A target gift card for all the clothes I’ve been seeing that I just NEED. Like sweaters and boots and cardigans and dresses and… I’ll stop. But for real, the clothes in Target call my name every time I go in. I just need permission (and money) to get my fix!

Wallet

 

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After a conversation about women’s giant wallets and being able to fit said wallet in your pocket, I found Fossil’s Emma RFID Mini Multifunction Wallet that comes in a variety or colors but this one is my favorite. Even if this one doesn’t find it’s way under the tree, it’s going to be mine on my birthday. Because “Treat yo self!”

Robe

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A cozy hooded robe… I have needed one of these ever since I experienced a real winter where it actually gets below freezing! Not to mention the hubby prefers the house a lot cooler than I do so it’d be so nice to lounge around in a fuzzy robe… This one is from VS but save half with Amazon for this one!

 

What are you asking for Santa to bring you this year? Tell me in the comments!

 

Spoilers! Our Immigration Story So Far

Spoilers! Our Immigration Story So Far

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We always knew that one of us would have to move across the ocean to be with the other. In order to do it legally and permanently, we would have to go through immigration which seemed scary at the time. There were many long discussions and late nights spent talking about which country we would live in and how we would accomplish this but, in the end, I landed a job here in St. Louis that would support both of us. So we started our journey through immigration for Alec to move to the US using a K1 Visa, better known as the Fiance Visa.

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The entire process took 10 months… 296 days to be exact. It was stressful for both of us. I actually started the process before I left for Ireland. I had to collect evidence of our relationship (7 pictures, itineraries,convention badges, email confirmations for travel plans, etc.) , fill out tons of paperwork, had my family write letters of support, and spent a small fortune to have it all processed. Alec proposed on my trip and had to do more paperwork on his end, go back and forth with the records department in his country for medical records because they couldn’t find them (then it took an additional 6 weeks to get them), visit the doctor for vaccinations and a wellness check, pay for more fees, and finally attend his interview to see if we would get approved for the Fiance Visa.

Long story short: we were approved!

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We booked his tickets to the U.S. as soon as we could. A week later, Alec flew into St. Louis Airport where he and I finally could say we would never ever have to part again because of his visitor visa. We went home and, after soaking in the happiness for awhile, started back on the immigration process: Alec’s marriage green card. We filled out the rest of the documents and knew there was one thing left to do… Get married!

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Due to time constraints and money, we decided to have a private ceremony and to celebrate with friends and family within the following year. On October 21st, 2017, we were married in a very intimate ceremony with just two friends (acting as witnesses and photographers) and an officiant. The day was everything I thought it would be. I only wished our families were there to see it.

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The pictures came out so lovely (and were free courtesy of two good friends). We bargain shopped for our clothes for the day. His clothes came from Dillard’s and American Eagle. I got my dress from Torrid and the crown from a renaissance festival. The bouquet came from a grocery store. I did my make up myself. My hair is naturally straight and I left it as is. Our back drop was Forest Park in St. Louis. It was simple, inexpensive, and low stress for the two of us.

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As we start on this new but continuing journey through immigration, I couldn’t ask for a better person by my side. He is my everything, my light, my best friend. After three years together long distance, it felt so right to stand in front of him and become his wife. I look forward to the rest of our lives together and can’t wait to be done with our immigration journey.

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Stay tuned for more immigration posts! Questions? Comments? Leave them below!