Nerdy Must Haves

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1. Fandom Notebooks; I adore writing in notebooks and journals. I have so many of them, I can’t even keep track of them. Seriously, I find them whenever I decide to tidy things up in random rooms of my house. Most of the time, unused. And I keep buying more. Someone please tell me I’m not alone. Since I’m not going to stop collecting them any time soon, these beautiful Doctor Who ones would have been great, but unfortunately, the store is on a permanent hiatus. Whimper. Lets admire from afar, shall we?

2. Deathly Hallows cap; I am so obsessed with baseball caps lately. I think they make the perfect addition to a summer outfit, and a great way to add fandom to any outfit. This hallows cap is absolutely everything, and since it’s black…it goes with everything too. Win/win.

3. Minnie donut; Little known fact: I craved donuts a whole lot towards the end of my pregnancy. Since I’m gluten intolerant, I knew it wasn’t going to happen, but now that I am not pregnant, I have cheated here and there for the right one. If this Minnie donut actually existed, it would be worth the cheat by far. For now, I’ll settle on wearing it on my lapel.

4. Sanrio duffel; There is a piece of me that thinks this needs to be my carry on for SDCC. I don’t care how ridiculous or loud it is (I mean, when have I ever), or the high probability that it can probably hold less than half of a regular carry on. It is a total compulsive and irrational buy and it’s totally going to happen. At least I’m honest.

YouTubin’: March Fanmail Box Unboxing

Can you believe I haven’t uploaded a video in TWO months? Life has been crazy, hectic, beautiful and overwhelming. You know…mom life. Working mom life. But I found some time to unbox the most incredible FanMail Box for March and I’m pretty sure you are going to love it as much as I did. 
If you want $2 off your own, use code MEL2OFF

Nerdy Must Haves

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You didn’t think I had forgotten about this month’s must haves, did you?
Absolutely NOT.

1. Princess Leia leotards; I’ve already expressed my love for The Daily Threads on this blog often enough, but I just can’t stop raving about one of their newest designs: a tribute to one of the most kick ass princesses in the galaxy. I think it is the perfect outfit for your little one to rock while visiting any of the Disney parks or for a Star Wars themed party. I can’t wait to get one for little Lu.

2. Expelliarmus pennant; I cannot love this little pennant banner anymore. Sure, the pennant trend must be on its way out if the Target dollar spot is housing a bunch (wink nudge), but I’ll be damned if I don’t get one of these for some room of my house (I’ll find any excuse). Best part? It’s currently on sale!

3. Death Star heart pin; As everyone’s pin game continues to rage strong, I am working on compiling the most epic collection for my fandom jacket by the time I am visiting SDCC this year. It’s pretty amazing at the moment, but I feel like it could be so much better. That’s why I’m definitely adding this adorable Star Wars themed pin to it soon!

4. Legion on FX; This show totally sideswiped me, but I am completely and utterly obsessed. The styling, the imagery, the direction: everything is so flawless, it’s almost impossible to believe it is real. After seeing so many Xmen ventures tank, it’s really nice to see one done the way it should. Does anyone else already have a huge cosplay list just from the two first episodes?

 

How To Throw A Magical Harry Potter Party

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I used to host many a themed party before baby, but we just recently had a small get together to watch the new Sherlock season (!!!) and low and behold, Luna slept through the entire thing! It has made us hopeful that we can begin hosting again because it really was one of our favorite things to do as a couple. As many of you know, I am the founding officer of Geek Girl Brunch Miami, and for now live out my themed party fantasies through our monthly brunches and events. I thought I would share with you some of my ideas for different themes, and if you guys dig it, it could become a permanent staple here on the blog.

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Sorting Drinks; the great thing about having sorting beverages is that it can be used for both an adult party (booze – woo!) or for children. It’s a lot more fun than a sorting hat and gives photographic proof that you were sorted into the right (or wrong) house. A little bit of food coloring is masked under some ice and as the drink is poured, your fate is revealed! {source}
Chamber of Secrets mirror; the thing about Harry Potter is that it is pretty creepy when it wants to be. The Chamber of Secrets warning written in red lipstick on your bathroom mirror will do the trick! This was done at the Books + Books Cursed Child release party and it was so fun. 10 points to Gryffindor for simplicity too. {source}
Floating Acceptance Letters; probably one of the most iconic scenes in the Potter films is when Harry is attacked by billions of flying acceptance letters to Hogwarts. And lets face it, it’s probably one of your deepest and darkest fantasies to experience the same (ok, not so deep or dark). Make it a photo op by hanging some letters of your own off of fishing wire. Again, Books + Books killed it with this at their party, and in turn, made for one of my favorite photos of myself. {source}
Broomstick Munchies; it’s always good to have snacks at any party, and if you can theme them too, then even better! These cuties are made with pretzel sticks and some cheese. {source}
Quidditch Beer Pong; this has been the dream ever since we first saw someone put it together. I really wish I could say that we have tried this in the past, but we have yet to do so! I think we should stop procrastinating and just get to it already. Birthday 2017 challenge? Accepted. {source}
Wanted Poster; I recreated the famous Sirius Black wanted poster for my friend’s bachelorette party and it came out killer! It was the absolute best way to start off our nights of debauchery and is a real ice breaker if your guests don’t know each other well. {source}

YouTubin’: A Buzz Bag 2-4-1

 

It’s been a long time coming, but here’s a new unboxing video. I had a great time opening these babies up, as they are two of my biggest fandoms, and I’m sure you will be able to tell from the amount of squee-ing taking place.

Life has been rough, but I’m happy to say that things are slowly going back to normal. Luna was hospitalized for severe dehydration after an apparent stomach flu (I still don’t buy it) that spanned 10 days. It was an absolutely terrible experience that left me both drained and absolutely thankful for every little healthy moment.

With that said, I know that my regular blogging routine was disrupted, but the good news is that I’m back and ready to tackle the remainder of 2016.