Minted: Holiday Card Reveal


As you all probably remember, I teamed up with Minted to host a pretty killer giveaway. We had two lucky winners that snagged gift cards that basically gave them the opportunity to score free holiday cards! I picked up some cards of my own and I cannot wait to share them with you all!


I absolutely love that you can choose between three sizes because I honestly like more petite cards, so the smaller size was definitely my go-to. The quality is fantastic – the cards are sturdy and made of thick card stock. Plus, how can you not love that each design is made by an independent artist? We personally chose the Good All Year design by Amy Payne because it just fits with our lighthearted personalities. Plus, we knew we just wanted Luna in our cards this year (it’s hard enough to get her ready for a shoot, much less the three of us these days), so the more playful vibe worked great with a toddler picture.

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Holiday Cards by Minted: Giveaway!

I know you may be thinking it is way too early to be scheming about holiday cards, but my friends…the time is nearing. We are only a few weeks away from the big guy in the red suit, and I’m here to be your trusty reminder: book those shoots. Book ’em because you are going to want to snag some of these beautiful holiday cards from Minted’s 2016 collection.

While searching through, I was not only happy to see so many great designs from independent artists, but also to see so many kinds of families represented in their selections: same sex, kids, childless, and fur babies! It’s refreshing to see a modern perspective on what a “family unit” is these days. With that said, these are some of my favorite designs of the bunch:


I personally like my cards to be modern, understated and inclusive of all my family and friends that may not celebrate the same. I like a simple, positive message and I never say no to a little gold foil sparkle. I’ll be revealing which card I eventually chose, along with our corresponding holiday photoshoot, here on the blog, so make sure you stick around!

And I won’t be the only one revealing gorgeous Minted cards for the holidays. Two of my readers will be winning a $125 gift card to Minted to spend on your own holiday cards! Think of it as Christmas coming a little early. 😉
All you have to do is follow this link!
The giveaway will last one week (ends Halloween) + winners will be chosen shortly after. Good luck everyone!


Disclosure: this post was sponsored by, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.

My Geeky Valentine

I know a lot of you tout Valentine’s Day as a commercialized and ridiculous holiday. When I was single, I hated it. When I was in relationships, I hated it. It’s only now, as an old lady fart that I have grown to appreciate this holiday about love. Because it’s all around us, people. It doesn’t have to be romantic love – just a day to appreciate all the love surrounding you. Because trust me, every single one of us is circled by amazing people and animals that love us as much as we do them. So take the time out to step back and give thanks to the universe for that because it’s pretty special.

And aside from that, you get to wear pink! And hearts! The 14th really could be worse, amirite? Here’s my round up of pretty amazing geek-centric Valentine’s goodies;


Moon of my life tank | Galentine’s Day card | Fictional character brooch
Parks & Rec wall hanging | Pixel heart clutch
Spooky Mulder pin | Star Wars pillowcases | Harry Potter brooch boyfriend

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!


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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Ugly Christmas Sweater Round Up

Although I absolutely adore the ugly Christmas sweater trend, I have to admit that I’ve never actually been to or hosted an ugly Christmas sweater party. The closest I came was going to a small get together with friends where we had to wear one, and of course, I made mine Marvel. 😉

Since the rise in popularity of this trend, the geeks have taken over and there are a slew of nerdy sweaters you can choose from for the upcoming holidays. I know I definitely want to wear one Christmas day, even though it will surely be just as steamy and humid as any other unbearable Miami day, but all these options are making it so hard to choose!


Holiday Awakens | Holiday Mix Vol. 1 | The Sweater That Lived | Adventure Time | Sailor Moon | At-At Hoth