Nerdy Must Haves

1. Nerd Alert Soy Candle; Being a puppy parent, I’m often super aware of what scents my home must eminate. Not the best, sometimes. So I’m a big fan of candles, air freshners and the like. However, I’ve never stumbled on such great themed ones as the ones at The Burlap Bag. This one clearly speaks to my soul, closely followed by Unicorn Puke.
2. Sailor Moon Tee; Who saw the season finale of Crystal? It was so amazing! I can’t wait for the new Black Moon story arc! With that said, it doesn’t look like the Sailor Moon rage will die down any time soon, and that’s fine by me! I’m loving this super graphic tee by Suppah Sonik – now if only I could figure out how to order from them!
3. Brunch Me DIY Tee; OK, so not nerdy per say, but I think still appropriate considering Geek Girl Brunch Miami is in its serious planning stages now. I absolutely love Elsie of A Beautiful Mess and her creativity and penchant for loud, brash colors, so there was no surprise that I am a sucker for her easy peasy quotable tee tutorial. Think of the nerdy possibilities!
4. Frodo + Sam PJ’s; All fellow Ringers will support me on this splurge! Valentine’s Day is coming up and what better couple to stand behind than Frodo and Sam! I dare you to find a more loyal and loving pairing in all of The Shire. This adorable sleep tank is guaranteed to only bring you dreams of potatoes and second breakfasts.

Nerdy Must Haves

1; Tardis serving tray: So I may not be using this tray to serve afternoon tea (lets be real, it would be more like mid-day cocktails), but it would still make the absolute cutest geeky addition to a home. Like mine. Just sayin’. Buying it. What?
2; Discord Pop figure: I have to say that Discord is my favorite MLP character. No surprise there, I love me a bad guy. But real talk: isn’t he the cutest? I clearly need him in Funko form. Reality: I have no room in my home for any more pop figures and have a genuine fear that they might take over my life. Are there any support groups out there yet?
3; Rocket Raccoon tank: Cutest.Tank.Ever. Rocket & Groot were my favorite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, so naturally this tank is a top must have. What kills me are the fuzzy ears and tail that come attached. They totally beg for whiskers and fangs to complete the look. Even more of a draw? It makes it perfect and easy to participate in some everyday cosplay, whether it be for a Disney visit or a convention!
4; Doctor Who hoodie: OK, I know what you are thinking – “I’m so sick of all this TARDIS merchandise.” Most of the time, I can agree, but I love this more discrete Doctor Who hoodie. The varsity style really makes it wearable and the slight nods to the fandom, such as the 63 to honor the year the show began, make it a nice touch for those in the know.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Now that I know that my laptop survived an attempted assassination at the hands of my cats (Don’t ask!), I’m back!


And, it’s the hap-happiest season of all..! And, sorry, Christmas devotees, I don’t mean Yule. I mean the ever fabulous and fast approaching Halloween! With Labor Day marked off on the Calendars and the back-to-school rush settling, stores are ushering us into fall with the introduction of Halloween items to their shelves and I couldn’t be happier. Halloween has always been big business for me, since I was a kid. I can recall years that I managed to find ways to wear three and four Halloween costumes, huge wings, elaborate face paint, and growing older hasn’t managed to take away my love for the holiday of all things spooky. I’m even such a Halloween fan that my fiance and I decided to set the date for our wedding as Halloween (Mega-post on that coming on Monday)!

Some of my Halloween swag on my dresser. The black glass skull came from Big Lots this year and the pink skull candle should still be available from D.L. and Co. Other goodies came from Loved to Death in San Francisco and Necromance in Los Angeles.



A little bit of last Halloween's ensemble.

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It’s Bigger On the Inside: Doctor Who Inspired Finds

This picture gives me so many feels.

Guys. It’s Doctor Who week!!!! That’s right, this weekend, we are introduced to our 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi. I’m going to make a quick confession: I saw the leaked first episode (I know, I know) and he’s amazing. You will laugh…and yes, you will cry. I think I’m going to like this new direction and I hope all of you do too! In honor of the series coming back, I have compiled some of my favorite Doctor Who inspired finds. Allons-y!

Top Row; I Believe Poster (x), Tardis Bathing Suit (x), Dalek Lapel Pins (x) | Middle Row; Photobooth Props (x), Date Time Lords Tee (x), Nan Lawson Print (x) | Bottom Row; Tardis Pillow (x), Time Lord Necklace (x), Doctor Who Sticker Set (x)

Added bonus; Check out this adorable Doctor Who themed wedding shoot! Can I get married again???

Geek Out: Home Is Where The Geek Is

When the hubs and I first moved out and got our own place, we thought we had to decorate it “like adults do.” This resulted in a home that looked nice, but didn’t go with our personalities at all. By the time we bought our first home, we knew that had to change. Just because we were adults and now owned a proper home, did not mean that we had to make it look a certain way. Nothing makes a house a home more than looking around and saying, “yep, this is my space.” For that reason, we started incorporating more fun elements that reflected our interests and personal style. Now people walk in and can’t say our house looks anything but us.

I love that Brad-Pitt is chilling in both shots!

Obviously, our home decor has a strong geeky theme. We buy most of our art at conventions, and enjoy figures just as much as any other nerd. What was important to us was to showcase this in a very subtle, modern and classy way. Despite being in our home for 4 years now, we still are working on it every day to make it our perfect little cave, but I’m happy to say that I love the progress we’ve made! I especially am a fan of our living room and bedroom. Wanna see?

One art wall where you can display all your fandoms in a simple, yet strategic way is great for a living room space.
I still can’t get over how amazing our Tara Mcpherson LOST piece is.

Incorporating geek is all about the little touches in a home, like our Harry Potter Pop-Up Coffee Table Book.

I always laugh at this photo op we have up in our bedroom of us with John Barrowman because it looks like we are one, big, happy family (which we could be, of course).

The little touches continue in our bedroom. My nightstand houses a Fiona figure and is graced by the beautiful Rose Tyler, as drawn by Pooka Machine of Ocho Placas Tattoo.

These are some of our new pieces that are going up this week throughout the house. I can’t sing enough praises about Artist Alley’s at conventions. They are my absolute favorite part about attending! The prints above are from Upside Down Grin & IdeaStorm Media

Some other great sites to visit for quality geeky home goods is;
Look Human

Lovable Friday!

Without noticing, this week’s Lovable Friday is so dainty and feminine!

1. Banner necklaces; Someone pry me away from the Etsy. It seems like the site just multiplies amazing stores overnight and I just can’t handle it. Case in point: this whimsical little shop. I just adore banner motifs, so to have it in necklace form makes my heart very very happy. Add the affirmative sayings and I’m sold.

2. Popsicle wallet; a little angry this adorable Kate Spade wallet is no longer available through her site, but I will prevail (eBay is my friend)! Living in Miami, it’s technically already summer time with temperatures hitting the 80’s during the day (sorry northerners), so this little pretty would make the perfect seasonal pop for any outfit.

3. Saturn necklace; this sweet little galactic necklace is so perfect! Although it seems to have been bought already, check out the rest of the beautiful little pieces in the Etsy shop. I love that in addition to space-themed accessories, she carries a bunch of fandom items – especially loving all the Game of Thrones ones!

4. Scalloped mirror; we are in the process of redecorating our home (post on our hip new bedroom coming soon), and I’m not gonna lie. I NEED this mirror in my life. Where will it go? I have no idea, but I’ll make it work and I will love it forever. A little dramatic? I don’t think so. ::patiently waits for sale::

5. Dottie booties; these boots are so amazing they are labeled as art. ART, people. If you ever run into the millions these boots probably run for, think of your dear friend, Meli, and how much she loves these babies, mmkay?

Lovable Friday

1. Although my eyes immediately fixate on hot heels, the reality of the matter is that I wear flats the most. I work with kids all day, every day and when I have time to relax, half of the time I don’t feel like fighting with a pair of uncomfortable stilettos. That’s why I’m trying to train my brain to become enamored with cute flats just as much. These are definitely a good place to start. They are adorable, look comfy and adhere to my “put a bow on it” mantra. Sold.

2. Thanks to the launch (& soon to be finale – sniff) of Sherlock’s series 3, I’m having a hard time focusing on anything else. Cue adorable Sherlock print from this Australian seller and I can’t handle myself. The feels are serious OK?!?!

3. As if I needed another excuse to grow my nail polish collection, Gwen Stefani goes ahead and partners with OPI. I obviously need every single one, but if I was made to pick only one shade, I would go with Hey Baby. But let’s be real. When do I ever just choose one? Intervention imminent.

4. I don’t know why I continue to expose myself to new and potentially wallet-ruining sites. Me & Zena is one of those. They have amazingly fun and unique jewelry pieces that not only call to me, but basically scream my name repeatedly. This unicorn necklace currently has me on speed dial.

5. I know it may be overkill at this point, but I love me a good chevron print. Leave it to Dwell Studio to cook up such a great looking coffee table in it. The price is definitely not right, but I am definitely enjoying it from afar.

Lovable Friday!

1. Ombre sneaks; It’s no secret. I love all things ombre, especially when they come along with a DIY challenge! The uber talented Gissi, of The Architect of Style, broke down the steps of how to achieve perfectly rose petal dipped canvas shoes, and I have to say, this looks like something I can give a whirl. Maybe I should wait until after I finish my year long studded sneaker DIY, huh? Ha.

2. Donut piñata; Homer Simpson would be so proud. Although I’m pretty sure I’d never be able to DIY my own piñata, this one is just so cute it hurts. Definitely for those with a sweet tooth, it would be a perfect detail to any fiesta. If anyone tries it, definitely let me know!

3. Gold dot shower curtain; While shopping for a new shower curtain (life is super exciting these days), I stumbled on this amazing one. Unfortunately, it is no longer available (& had an outrageous price tag anyways), but it would have added such a touch of kitschy class to our master bathroom. Everything happens for a reason though: I was able to find an even better (& affordable) one that fits in perfectly with our mermaid/sea theme. Details soon!

4. Gold leaf barrette; Speaking of gold, this beautiful hair clip is the perfect accessory to jazz up any outfit. I honestly think it would even make a gorgeous bridal hairpiece for a boho chic wedding!

5. Lime Crime’s Babette; I’ve been on a Lime Crime high lately (hello unicorn packaging!), and have been obsessively stalking their new products. Babette had been in the works for some time, and now that it has been released, I need me one. Too bad I waited too long and it is now sold out. Drats.


Lovable Friday!

1. Studded skirt; Who doesn’t want to feel like a rockstar when they get all glammed up to hit the town? Well, maybe some girls wouldn’t want to, but I’m not one of them. This studded skirt immediately caught my eye, even though I kind of think it looks heavy and uncomfortable (can’t you imagine one of the studs getting caught on something at the worst moment???). Either way, it looks like my rockstar nights will be nothing but a fantasy because it is no longer available. Someone call the wahhh-bulance.

2. Cuayana tunic; Living in Miami, bathing suit coverups and tunics are a way of life, especially in the summer. I kind of think this is why we don’t even give them a second look. Everyone has one, nothing special. However, this lovely one from Cuayana does not fit into that category. This linen beauty will not only suit the beaches (har har), but could do double duty as a pretty flirtatious dress for after hours if paired with some nude sky-high wedges and a high pony. Instant summer must have.

3. Batman cafetera; Something else that is part of Miami culture? The cafetera (coffee maker). Every home and office has one, and it’s basically necessary for daily survival. I mean, you’ve seen that episode of the Kardashians, right? It’s serious stuff, Cuban coffee, so naturally, it has to be made in a vessel of pure awesome. I think Batman will do the trick. In fact, the only way this could be any cooler was if it would beam the bat signal when your coffee was ready. Ideas: I got ‘em.

4. Lovers ring; This ring immediately reminds me of one of my favorite Smashing Pumpkins lyrics: Carve out your heart for keeps in an old oak tree and hold me for goodbyes & whispered lullabies. We may not have enough old oak trees around to profess our love, but this sweet customizable ring will do. I think Billy would approve, don’t you think?

5. Ours decanter; I saw this adorable decanter while I was helping the bestie put together her wedding registry and I nearly died from cuteness overload. Leave it to Kate Spade to design something so adorable out of something so ordinary. I don’t care that we are no longer newlyweds. I think our marriage deserves some Katie.

Lovable Friday!

1: Chalkboard polish; How on Earth could I not know about Ciate’s chalkboard paint polish??? Sephora states it’s a new item, so maybe I’m not that far behind the trend. I love that the set comes with its own nail pens to help you create your own unique patterns. Although school is over, this would make a great end of year gift for teachers, or just a gift for that special instructor in your life.

2: Colorful napkins; With all those summer parties in your very near future, you are going to need some sunshine-worthy kitchen accessories. In comes these gorgeous Anthropologie napkins in bold and fun colors and patterns. Serving, wiping and folding have never been more fun.

3: Confetti number cake topper; I’m a big fan of DIY cake toppers – it just adds that special something to birthdays, weddings, showers, etc. And this sweet little tutorial looks just perfect and seemingly easy. Definite birthday project!

4: High-waisted chevron swimsuit; Another adorable swimsuit with no original link. What gives, people? But seriously, this high-waisted chevron bikini is so perfect! I can imagine pairing it with a large, floppy hat, an ice cold piña colada and a relaxed state of mind {similar found here}.

5: Heart bowls; Talking about cute kitchen accessories – check this sweet bowl set out! I don’t know about you, but serving a nice healthy breakfast in one of these guys would make me way more apt to eat it. Just an idea, dieters.