Link Loves: Harry Potter DIY, Hulk Snacks & Motivation

Link Loves: Harry Potter DIY, Hulk Snacks & Motivation

Welcome to the fourth 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.

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Come to the Nerd Side just put up an awesome DIY for Hogwarts House headbands! Check those out here! Photo courtesy of Come to the Nerd Side.

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Are you participating in the Marvel Movie Marathon with Popcorner Reviews? This Hulk Smash! Snack Mix is right up your alley! Get all the details on how to make this easy snack here! Photo courtesy of Popcorner Reviews.

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Le Geeky Liife is easily one of my favorite bloggers with her podcast RoundTable PodRacers. For #MotivationMonday, she created a post with some of our favorite girl power quotes from Star Wars! Photo courtesy of Le Geeky Liife.

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Ever wanted to make your own video game? Kim at Later Levels gives us a look at her dream development team! So much talent in one post! Photo courtesy of Later Levels.

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Review Rave: OwlCrate’s ‘Castles, Courts & Kingdoms’ via Cratejoy

Review Rave: OwlCrate’s ‘Castles, Courts & Kingdoms’ via Cratejoy

This is the second month of my OwlCrate subscription, and it really blew me away with all the goodies inside. OwlCrate hooked me with ‘Find Me in the Forest’ and reeled me in with ‘Castles, Courts & Kingdoms.’ Let’s dig into this review of OwlCrate’s November box: ‘Castles, Courts & Kingdoms’!

Overview: OwlCrate is a monthly subscription box that contains a newly published hardcover Young Adult book with a special cover, 3-5 other items, as well as exclusive goodies from publishers and authors. Each box also has a unique theme every month!

Review: I was so excited for this theme! I love medieval settings with strong women and a dash of romance. I couldn’t wait either to see what what Harry Potter item would be included this time! The box came two days after I got my tracking number, and I waited a few days to open it due to the holiday craziness. The wait was so worth it though!

The small postcard on top goes into detail about each item inside the box with a handy spoilers tag. I always set this aside first so I can dig in without spoiling any of the items. There is a booklet with an author interview, word search, suggested reads if you liked the book, an interview with Fizzy Fairy Apothecary, photo challenge, and next month’s theme! There is also a matching button to go with the booklet’s cover art.

Now let’s get to the good stuff…

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The book in this month’s box was The Glass Spare by Lauren Destafano. After opening the book, I found an autographed bookplate and a note from the author!

Here’s the note from the author as well as some colorful temporary gem tattoos!

The beautiful, lined notebook is from Stella Bookish Art! “Don’t let the hard days win.” -A Court of Mist and Fury

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This wooden brooch with magnet back from Juniper and Ivy Designs is based on the Grishaverse was specially made for OwlCrate subscribers! There’s 3 brooches total; which one did you get?

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My favorite item in the box was this Expecto Patronum beanie from OwlCrate! I wear it every day. I also lovelovelove my lip balm in blackberry mint from Geek Fire Labs.

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Last but certainly not least is this adorable Elven bread soap from Lord of the Rings by Fizzy Fairy Apothecary! You may have seen it on my instagram feed last night as the “soap which may not be used… only looked at and sniffed!” The smell is A-MA-ZING!

Bottom Line: Love Young Adult reads? Love bookish , handmade items from your favorite fandoms? You’ll love OwlCrate!

Geeky Gal’s Score: 5 out of 5 stars!

Would you like to see a video of next month’s OwlCrate unboxing? Leave me a comment if you prefer the blog style review or if you wanna see a Youtube unboxing! Or both?!

5 Fandom Friday GG: Geeky Engagement Shoot Inspirations

5 Fandom Friday GG: Geeky Engagement Shoot Inspirations

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) which features this blog prompt!

Geeky Napa Engagement Session

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Star Wars and Superman and sharing Padme and Anakin’s own wedding venue? Sign me up! I love these awesome engagement photos in Napa sprinkled with Star Wars and classic elements.

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Month of Magic: HP Quotes to Live By

Month of Magic: HP Quotes to Live By

In case you haven’t heard: the month of July is dedicated to Harry Potter on AGeekyGal! I’m kicking off the first post with four quotes to live by, straight from the series. If you would like to get in on the madness, go to this master post and follow the instructions. Feel free to use my banner above for your blog post!

I wrote the other week about things that inspire me to blog. Quotes are definitely one of them. HP has many quotes that I find myself gravitating to. You can browse pinterest all day for beautifully done, typography, Harry Potter quotes. I decided to make a few of my own to share with ya’ll!

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Spoilers! the Geek’s Inspirations

Spoilers! the Geek’s Inspirations

You can probably take a quick glace at my blog and see what inspires most of my posts: games, cosplay, fashion, and anime, but what do I draw inspiration from when I sit down to actually write out these blog posts? What do I think about? How do I shape my writing? How do I organize my thoughts?

Lists

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I enjoy making lists. I’d probably love having a bullet journal if I could spare the time. I make lists for groceries, to do’s, budgets, schedules, blog posts, gifts, projects, wedding expenses, goals, weight loss rewards, etc. I can go on all day! It helps me organize myself and carefully think through each bulleted item.

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Spoilers! I’m in my 20’s and I still don’t know what I’m doing

Spoilers! I’m in my 20’s and I still don’t know what I’m doing

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Consider this a welcome back post as well as an apology for being gone. This post has been sitting in my queue for way too long, and I know now is the best time to post it.

Things have been super busy for me. I switched jobs, lost my new job, then got a new-new job… Pretty crazy and stressful.

You know what else is stressful? Being an adult and still not knowing what you’re doing. I put myself through college on an advanced path (6 years condensed into 3 years, yikes!) in a degree I wasn’t sure about, got a “grown-up” job that I loved (that had barely anything to do with my degree but was still in that field-ish) but hated the environment and was working a second job to pay off debt. I stretched myself too thin.

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Spoilers! The Geek Behind the Keyboard

Spoilers! The Geek Behind the Keyboard

Hi there, and welcome to my little corner of the internet. I recently moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress. This was my little introductory blog. I thought I’d post it for the new readers as well as edit it and add a little bit of new stuff for my ole’ faithful readers!

A little about me:

  • My name is Megan. I’m 21, and I like to think I’m pretty normal.
  • I am from/live in Alabama in a small town. I work as a graphic designer in a “big” city and go to school full time for Game Art. It sounds like I’m really busy, and 99.9% of the time I am. Luckily I graduate soon.
  • I have a dog named Padme.
  • I tend to be weird, nerdy, silly, and shy (unless I know you then most likely you already find me not-so-shy).
  • Hobbies: gaming, reading, writing, drawing, listening, watching Netflix, pinning my imaginary life on Pinterest (come on, who doesn’t?), being awesome, etc.

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