Magic City Jedi

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As a new mom, I’m always looking for new ways to exercise and work on my fitness. Right now, I’m attending a spinning class every weekend but it’s really far (but so affordable!). That’s why I was so happy when I found out that Miami had its own Jedi Academy (amongst other reasons, of course). South Florida doesn’t tend to be very fandom-friendly, so I was floored. The owners of Magic City Jedi, Alfred and Santiago, are a total joy and wanted to make sure that they brought quality combat techniques to Miami’s chapter after training with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Knights. The classes are more choreography-based, so they teach you the moves you loved to watch on screen. There is also a little Hatha Yoga incorporated since there is a definite overlap with those teachings of The Force.

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I had the opportunity to take a class along with my chapter of Geek Girl Brunch last month and I can say that it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. We initially started the class with a quick (but peaceful) meditation and then got to start learning moves with a foam saber. This way, everything was as safe as possible while we got used to maneuvering with our peers. The masters level students were also in attendance to help us, and we would often split into partners where they would instruct us 1:1. It was beyond amazing, and surprisingly empowering. When I would flow through the 6 moves in succession successfully, it was such a rush!

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Geek Girl Gang Launch

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I’ve wanted to start my own business for a very long time now, but I was always scared. In the words of Empire Records’ Lucas, “in the immortal words of The Doors, the time to hesitate is through.” It is time to launch my own product line, and I’m beyond excited. I’m going to take things slow and do them the right way. Geek Girl Gang will offer both pins and tees that cater to the hip geek girl. The kind of girl that enjoys a good cocktail with her latest issue of The Wicked and The Divine. The kind of girl that is not ashamed to shout her love of fandom, while also having her shit together. Basically, the kind of girls I know and love. Powerful, intelligent ladies that get down with geekery. Chances are, if you are reading this blog, you are part of that gang and I want to salute you!

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I am launching on Instagram (so follow GeekGirlGang now!) with my inaugural pin set. The set of 4 pins will go for $6 including shipping (to the US, contact me for international rates), and you can comment on the post in order to be invoiced. I am currently working on designing my first tee and hope to have it available before the summer convention season! I’d love all your support by adding the account and spreading the word. I’m really excited to go down this new road, but also a bit terrified.

I’d love any feedback, so share what you think in the comments!

Being Geek Chic: Geeky Home

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If you are like me, you are constantly trying to find ways to spruce up your house without going full blown renovations. This spring/summer, my goal is to give some rooms/areas of my house more love. It’s hard with a 6 month old to look after, but I’ve told myself there is no deadline and I can take my time slowly revamping our home sweet {geeky} home.

My next Being Geek Chic is going to show you how to incorporate some geeky elements into your home so that it is not overbearing and still looks classy, kitschy, rustic, or whatever your home aesthetic may be!

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One way to really bring in the geek into your space without causing too much commotion is through decorative pillows. I love having just one geeky themed pillow in each room, and even outside! I love these vintage camera ones from Uncommon Goods (look through more here), this Sherlock-inspired one from Look Human, and the outdoor cover options you get choose on Society6!

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Melificent’s Ultimate Geeky Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays! They are upon us, geek girls. There is no denying it any longer. They are here, and you must brace yourselves. Braving the mall may be something on your list of December to-do’s, but I honestly rather sit at home with no pants and a bottle of wine and knock out my list with efficiency (and a nice buzz). If there are any geek girls on your list (of course there are), I’ve compiled a really fun guide of some of my favorite finds for a variety of different ladies.  Happy gifting!

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Know a geek girl that likes to express her fandoms through subtle (or not so subtle) accessories? These are some of my favorite details that will add the boom pow to any outfit! A lot of these also make great stocking stuffers!

1. BB-8 Clutch | 2. Subscription to Fandom of the Month Club | 3. Death Star Earrings | 4. Magical Girl Necklace | 5. Potter Socks

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TeeBlox Review & Coupon Code

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Now I know I’ve been coming at you guys with a whole series of geeky subscription boxes, but here’s another one to anger your bank account. TeeBlox provides you with a monthly tee that you can choose from 4 different categories: games, movies & TV, beers & liquors & hot meex (which is a mixture of the other 3). It will run you only $9.99/month and most of the shirts are officially licensed, so you know you are getting legit merchandise.

When TeeBlox reached out to me, I decided to choose the movies and TV category because I’m a pop culture junkie. When I received my first box, I was pleasantly surprised to see more than just a t-shirt inside! First things first, the tee. I got a Kingdom Hearts shirt, which is really cute, but I don’t play the game. It is great quality and I enjoy the design though. My only complaint would be that TeeBlox does not offer women’s sizing yet, so I had to opt for the men’s small which will now run large on my smaller non-pregnant frame. Thankfully my best friend’s mother is a seamstress so she’ll be able to alter the tees to fit me as I lose the baby weight, but others may not be as fortunate. I’d love to see them include women’s sizes in the future!

In addition to the tee, I received 4 stickers: a Captain America shield, Star Wars/Starbucks mashup, the Stay Puft marshmallow man, and the logo for TeeBlox. These are so great and the perfect size to decorate your computer or notebooks. I also got 4 buttons (the “I’m My Hero” one being my personal favorite), a huge (& I mean HUGE) Boardwalk Empire poster, and a free comic. Out of the extras, I especially enjoyed the stickers and buttons, as they are elements that I often use to express my fandom.

Overall, I think you get a great deal for $9.99/month, and I can’t wait to see what tee I will receive next! As if the price wasn’t nice on its own, I come bearing additional gifts in the form of a coupon code! If you use the code: MELIFICENT, you will score 15% off! If you do use it, I’d love to see you sporting your new tee so make sure to tag me on IG, Twitter or Facebook!

Edit; looks like TeeBlox will be offering womens sizing in the near future, so whoop whoop!

DisclosureI was compensated by TeeBlox with a free subscription in return for this blog post. However, all opinions are my own.