Spoilers! Blog + Personal Resolutions

Spoilers! Blog + Personal Resolutions

It’s been quite a year on A Geeky Gal blog. I re-branded, gained more AND new traffic, found my writing groove, and even started utilizing social media to meet other bloggers. I’ve had this blog for 4 years, and I have never felt as motivated to continue blogging as I do today.

One of the things I’m most proud of is my new branding. I feel like it’s definitely more “me” and more of the look I wanted. There’s still some changes coming though for the look and feel of the site. I also want to expand to Youtube! I really feel like I can reach more people and more geeks by creating vlogs and Youtube content which brings me to my blog resolutions for this year!

Blog Resolutions for 2018

  • Finish website changes.
  • Create a Youtube channel.
  • Make pinnable images for ALL blog posts.
  • Have 150 WordPress followers (91 currently).
  • Have 100 Facebook likes (68 currently).
  • Have 300 Instagram followers (202 currently).
  • Complete a 30 Day Blog Challenge.
  • Guest post for at least 2 bloggers.
  • Do a ‘Let’s Play’ for Youtube.
  • Host a giveaway.

I usually don’t make resolutions because I never keep them. This year feels different though. I decided to focus on small goals that I knew I could complete so that hopefully it’ll push me to do even more. I have lost almost 40 pounds and want to reach my fitness goals this year. I also want to add to my portfolio and plan on giving it the attention is deserves. Here’s 10 of my personal resolutions for the New Year.

Personal Resolutions for 2018

  • Reach my goal weight.
  • Make my Pinterest closet dreams come true.
  • Read one book a month (or 12 in a year).
  • Finish the Library.
  • Design 10 branding boards for my portfolio.
  • Create 5 game-ready 3D models for my portfolio.
  • Pay off debt (not including school loans).
  • Generate a second income.
  • Learn HTML/CSS.
  • Take a vacation.

 

What are your resolutions for this year? What posts are you looking forward to seeing on my blog in 2018? Leave me a comment below!

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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…

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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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5 Fandom Friday: Apps I Can’t Live Without

5 Fandom Friday: Apps I Can’t Live Without

If you’re like me, your phone is always at your side. You play your music on it, call your mom on it, watch funny cat videos on it. It’s a great tool for daily use, especially for me. I’m either sending a text, checking my calendar or putting in my meals to calorie count so my phone sees a lot of use. If I had to pick only five apps to have on my phone, it’d be these!

Pinterest

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Recipes? Check. Outfits? Check. DIY? Check. Home decor? Check. Wedding? Check. Get everything and more with this app. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t already have an account, but if you don’t, you should. I can plan all my meals, find new ways to wear my clothes, create DIY crafts on the cheap, decorate my home, and plan my wedding from this app.

Audible

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The only thing that got me through my first international flight? Harry Potter. I’m serious. I got through most of the book before we landed. I had never been on a plane before and took my first flight from Atlanta, GA to Philadelphia, PA then to Dublin, Ireland. The little hop from ATL to PHL went quickly. That overnight flight to Dublin was a bit rough. I felt sick and queasy and couldn’t sleep at all. Thank Loki for audio books.

My Fitness Pal

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I have a big Spoilers! post planned to talk about my weight loss journey so far. MFP has been a big part of it. I’ll go into more detail in my Spoiler! post but this app allows to track your calories, exercise, water intake, weight, and more! If you’re active or trying to lose weight or maintain your current weight, My Fitness Pal is the best app you can get for free.

Amazon Music

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My fancy new car (it’s not really fancy, but it’s fancy to me!) has blue tooth and I love to use Amazon Music to play my homemade playlists in the car. There’s so many current and popular free albums. Panic! at the Disco’s Death of Bachelor is essentially on in my car at all times. I do switch it up sometimes with a band-specific station depending on my mood.

Google Docs

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Goggle Docs is amazing. I use it to make grocery lists, keep up with blog post ideas, track my bills, make my monthly budget, make my wedding budget, and also track my wedding budget so far. I can download word documents and PDF’s straight to it and save them in the app.

What are your favorite apps? Let me know in the comments!

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5FF: Characters With My Favorite Fictional Closet

5FF: Characters With My Favorite Fictional Closet

I love to be comfortable, stylish, and a little geeky. I spend a lot of time gathering inspirations via Pinterest and Polyvore. Something that always catches my eye is a take on a character’s wardrobe. Bonus points for comfy flat shoes! While I may not personally identify with some characters, I have a few that I ENVY simply for their closet and outfits. From my soft spot for skulls to 90’s nostalgia, these characters have closets I’d kill for.

Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

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Speaking of 90’s nostalgia, I give you the one and only Sailor Moon. Usagi loves food and comfy clothes as much as I do. I love these takes from Polyvore on her very 90’s clothing. Her style is simple, comfy, and colorful.

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