What I Wore: Free Comic Book Day

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I know it’s been a couple of weeks since Free Comic Book Day, but I hope all of you were able to participate and have a great time! I’m a little embarrassed to say that our favorite local comic book shop, Tate’s, had such an enormous line for free comics that we opted to just spend money in-store instead! We got some great toys, books and art, and I was even able to leave some Geek Girl Brunch flyers behind! Overall, it was a really great day and such an appropriate time to sport my new Harry Potter polo from 1138 Clothing.

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This adorable top is often paired with a custom made house skirt, but my expanding mid-section did not allow me to pick up a matching skirt. All is well though. This keeps me and Luna open to all houses. ;)

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 Polo; 1138 Clothing
Shorts; Old Navy
Earrings; Fandom of the Month Club
Sunglasses; Gap {similar}
Sneakers; Cents of Style via Jane.com
Purse; c/o Conversation Pieces

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Nerdy Must Haves

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Sailor Moon Leggings; Since my belly began expanding with my pregnancy, I am in desperate search for comfort paired with fashion. I’ve found that leggings do this best! I can push them down under my belly and feel such relief, but when paired with a tunic top can look so chic and stylish. That’s why geeky leggings are my new best friends, and I am all about TeeFury’s new line – especially these Sailor Moon ones!

Mother of Dragons Tee; Like most ladies, I love me some Daenerys Targaryen. She’s the ultimate bad ass female – I mean, she birthed DRAGONS, you guys. Who doesn’t want to be able to say that? I definitely have to rock this tee at some point in my pregnancy because although she may not be a literal dragon, I know my little Luna is going to be a fiery one. ;)

LSP Sweater; So I know I featured a LSP cardigan last time and now here I am with a sweatshirt, but I honestly can’t help myself. I think Lumpy is fresh to death and I’d love to wear her all over my body (weird?). Too bad it’s unbearably hot right now in Miami or I’d order one stat (if they weren’t sold out).

LightSaber Rattle; Do you want to die? Because I do. How cute is this adorable lightsaber rattle??? Sometimes it is very difficult to shop geeky for a little baby girl, but leave it to Etsy to do the trick. This was promptly put on our registry.

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Most Binge Worthy Shows

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I’m proud to say that this was one of my contributions to The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick‘s 5 Fandom Friday prompts. Obviously, I’m a fan of binge watching shows. I try my best not to go full-binge, so that I don’t feel empty and sad inside when I no longer have a show to watch, but I have been known to spend the better part of a day sprawled out on my couch, gluten free pizza in hand watching episode after episode of a new fav. Don’t judge me, you know you do the same.

So here are some of my current binge-worthy shows (plus: you can find them all on Netflix, so have at it!):

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1. Parks & Recreation; I am pretty sure I was the last possible person to get into this show. Truth is, I started watching it as it aired on TV, and I just didn’t think it was that funny. Thing is, apparently it got better the 2nd season, when I had long abandoned it. Fast forward to now, and seeing all the hilarious montage clips my friends were posting on Facebook in honor of the show’s ending, and I had to give it another chance. I am so so so glad I did. It is literally my happy place. I’m currently on Season 5 (of 6) and I never want it to end. I love all the characters like they are my actual friends, and know I’ll cry ugly tears once it’s all over.

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Gender Reveal

On Mother’s Day, we planned a gender reveal for our little nugget. I thought that it would be the perfect occasion, so I went out of my way to get a private ultrasound to detect the gender earlier that week. I was so nervous that our nugget wouldn’t cooperate, but SHE did! I can’t really describe the feeling when you find out your baby’s sex. We weren’t hoping for one over the other, but it just feels so real once you know. We can call her by her name, go shopping for her clothes, and start envisioning the little woman she will one day grow up to be. Basically: magical.

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We wanted only our close & immediate family at the reveal, but still wanted to make it special while sticking to a budget. I got a lot of our party supplies from Target, Hobby Lobby & Party City and more of the specialty items from Etsy or other online stores. This is kind of a mini-preview of our baby shower, since I apparently am obsessed with the modern rustic look lately. I just can’t get enough of burlap and gold glitter, sue me.

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We, of course, had to add a geeky element to our party, so instead of the typical “wear your guess” buttons or pins with bow ties or bows, we went Star Wars. We got some adorable Luke and Leia buttons off of Etsy, and they were a hit! Our guests were not split – the majority picked up Leia, leaving our Luke’s pretty lonely (that family intuition).

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The most exciting part of the morning though was the actual reveal! Everyone was extremely anxious and impatient, so we decided to do it right away. After all, I had tortured them all enough for an entire week. We had black balloons that we filled with pink confetti and had them all pop them at the same time. It was so hysterical to watch all their reactions as the balloons popped! Word to the wise: make sure you fill your balloons with A LOT of the gender specific colored confetti. I wanted to make sure we had a big explosion so I used “filler” confetti in different colors with larger pink confetti, but a lot of our guests had to look at the floor to determine what color they were seeing. Don’t make my same mistake if you want to do the same!

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5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Fictional Moms

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Well this Fandom Five comes at an amazing time, now doesn’t it?!? Sunday will be my first Mother’s Day and also the day that I reveal the gender of our first child (yes, I already know & yes, it has been torture keeping it a secret). I’m loving this specific prompt since I’ve been thinking a lot about the kind of mom I want to be and the values I want to instill in my child. These powerful mama’s are some I hope to emulate.

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1. Debbie Novotny {Queer as Folk}: Debbie stood behind her son no matter what his decision was, and I can only hope to do the same. She was his number one fan and the president of his fan club. Who doesn’t want that kind of support in such a harsh and cruel judgmental world?

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