Nerdy Must Haves

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Unicorn garland; I’m pretty sure NoodleDollNelly is the cutest shop on Etsy. Ever. All their items are sure to make you smile ear to ear, and if they don’t, you may not have a soul. Sorry. One of my favorites of theirs is the unicorn garland. It would make the cutest addition to your little girl’s room, or lets be honest, your own room. You could also use it for photoshoots, parties, team meetings (if you are the best boss ever), etc. You get my drift. Unicorns are multipurpose. Get on my level.

Crybaby Usagi pin; Sure, Usagi is super annoying during her cry baby early years. But it’s what makes her transformation even more satisfying. If you are a little on the emotional side (and boy am I ever after becoming a mom), you will definitely appreciate her sad visage on your denim jacket in the form of this killer pin. Also, check out the rest of elorasaurus‘ shop – it’s full of adorable.

Mother of Wildlings tank; Everyone is hyped for Game of Thrones, and everyone has seen the “Mother of Dragons” tanks, tees, totes, everything. I like this new take on the “mother of” series. Ygritte was the best, and we all still miss her sass and power, so who wouldn’t want to birth a wildling? I used to want a dragons shirt, but this is one is now top of my list.

Happiest Rey on Earth tee; I am a huge fan of BeepBoopBeep Clothing, and this is one of my favorite designs. It actually made me tear up a little when I first saw it! Rey entering The Magic Kingdom with little BB8 in tow! I definitely am going to snag one of these for Luna’s first birthday (she’s going to visit the Mouse!), and I may have us rock a little matchy matchy action – just don’t tell the hubs! ;)

 

ps; Happy May the 4th!!!

 

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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Creating a Sacred Space

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Things have been going on in my personal life that have been causing me a lot of stress and anguish that I’d rather keep off the blog (don’t worry, Luna is fine). However, this thing has made me realize how important it is to somehow balance myself and make sure I’m there for my daughter in every way possible. Life can get very hectic for all of us, and I wanted to create a little retreat for myself that I could go to when I have the time to just meditate or send thoughts and prayers. I consider myself a spiritual person, but honestly, this space can be anything for you, regardless of religion. Ultimately, it is just my little corner of peace from a sometimes very loud and stressful life.

As mentioned, I think everyone can benefit from a space like this, so I thought I would share how I created mine! First off, I’d like to say how hysterical I find it that I got almost every single piece at Hobby Lobby, which is known for its staunch, conservative views. I don’t agree with this one bit, but I’ll be completely honest here: I freaking LOVE their products and am borderline obsessed with the place. I’m a consumer, and I’m not ashamed of it. Sue me.

But on to the creating! As I mentioned, I took my happy-little-namaste-needing-self to Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago and started shopping for supplies. Although we own our own home, it has an open floor plan, which means not a whole lot of nooks and crannies for little spots like these. I actually had to move my hamper out of the way so that I could use this small corner of our bedroom, so I was looking for a small table. This one was perfect as it matched our bedroom’s decor, but had adequate tabletop space, which is needed! You could also add a little pouf or blanket so that you can comfortably sit in front of it, but I just don’t have the room so I sit on the floor.

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I got two small dishes: one that holds all my crystal jewelry and pendulum, and another that holds my sage and palo santo. The jewelry is self explanatory. I wear it when I feel I need the extra inspiration or protection, depending on the crystal and the situation. As for the pendulum, it’s my favorite magical item. Find out more about them here.
The palo santo and sage are to cleanse my space and self of negative energies. This is a staple in my life. I smudge quite often, and an added benefit is that both smell so great. They leave my house smelling lovely (which is nice considering I barely have time for housework these days).
Again, if this isn’t your vibe at all, you can have little trinkets that remind you to be at peace or maybe bring you closer to a role model or a person that meant a lot to you (like your grandmother’s ring, for example). I also have an absolutely tiny (& adorable) Buddha bust that stands watch at the center of my table.

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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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Life with Luna: Nursery Tour

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With 4 weeks to go until the arrival of our little one (at the time of this post, at least), I am happy to say that her nursery is complete! Granted, we still have some touches that we will add along the way, but for now, everything is looking nice and neat and as it should. The anticipation is definitely growing to meet our sweet little moon, and seeing her adorable face on the ultrasound today made me smile so hard. She’s absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to hold that tiny body and look into those big (surely brown) eyes. But until then, we have her bright & fun nursery to share with you all!

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We wanted to make sure Luna’s room was neutral so that we could play with a lot of pops of color to accessorize and decorate. We found this perfect light gray hue at Lowe’s and made sure all her furniture was white or close enough to it. Behind her crib, we had some fun with both regular and custom pieces from Etsy. As you can see, we sprinkled in a lot of moon references. ;)

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Crib | Cloud Pillow | Right Pillows | Sailor Moon Blanket | Dreamcatcher | Unicorn Taxidermy | Banner | Prints

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