Philly Comic Con Countdown is on!

At the beginning of the year we had every intention of going to the famous San Diego Comic Con for the 1st time ever! We have always wanted to go, but I was always in the middle of summer term classes, which are only 4 weeks long so taking 1 day off is like taking 2 weeks off of a regular term. So going to Comic Con was one of the first things on my post-grad list! After researching other Comic Cons we didn’t know existed, we actually found the Wizard World Comic Con in Philly that instantly got our attention. We were going to try and do both, but Shaun couldn’t get the dates off for the SD one, so Philly it is! Now while we will miss a ton of TV stars from our favorite shows (big bang theory, TrueBlood, Dexter, Walking Dead and more & possibly the Avengers cast or Batman cast), the Philly Comic Con has A LOT to offer too! In fact, TOO MUCH! Every week in my FB newsfeed, they post another star or event and while we want to get photos with everyone and attend every panel, we are trying to make the hard decision on who to see and what to do! Some of our top picks right now are:

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Meeting Bruce Campbell and the rest of the Evil Dead Cast + photo op and autograph

Stan Lee and William Shatner VIP experience

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy VIP experience

Spartacus/Legend of the Seeker VIP experience

Sam Trammell (and hopefully the rest of the TrueBlood cast)

Lou Ferringo aka the Hulk VIP experience

Chris Hemsworth aka THOR VIP (this may just be me, but who doesn’t want a pic with him?)

&& the newest announced Jedi Lightsaber Master Class (top of our list)

The problem? Each of these are about $200+ per person, so we have to pick and choose.

Although we won’t be able to do it all, we are so excited!!! Not only have we been waiting to go to a Comic Con forever, we have always wanted to visit Philly (and of course DC, NY, Boston, etc – but those will have to be different trips) for the rich history, as we are both big history buffs. I also have a childhood friend who lives in Philly and will be attending Comic Con as well.

Hotel/Airfare has been booked and paid off, so now to just save $$$$$$$$$$$$ for spending and craft fun and nerdy things for the convention!

Oh and did I mention, the night before we fly out to Philly, I will be in the same room as my TV love, Hugh Laurie aka Dr. House???!!!! Ah, c’mon May/June!

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Pinterest + Nerdiness = Hunger Games DIY

After months of waiting, this weekend was the opening of the hunger games, now unless you live under a rock I really don’t feel the need to explain it any further. After reading the books and hearing talk of a movie, I admit I was skeptical, because as everyone knows movies tend to butcher books BUT after seeing the trailer I had hope, yes I had read the books long before any trailers!

Let me say, I am 100% happy with the casting and the movie as a whole.

A few weeks ago I ran across DIY Mockingjay shirts on Pinterest via this blog. Now why I didn’t just think of these I have no idea, but was so happy to find it after I had spend countless hours searching for a hunger games shirt under $40 that I really loved. Sure there are tons of screen-printed ones out there, but none of them really caught my eye. So I went to Target and got a shirt for $4 and spent about 2 hours making my own (made one for a good friend as well), and I am so happy with how they turned out.

Tracing an image from google

Luckily, we had some gold metallic material on hand - I used steam-a-seam iron-on interfacing and then stitched around the edges to applique the cutout to the shirt.

and done! For a total of about $8 per shirt and about 2 hours time 🙂

Hunger Games opening!

Such a great night!

uh, nonexistent? Blame Pinterest!

I know, my blogging has been awful aka non-existent lately. Who knew life after college would be just as busy if not busier than life during college? Well, I know now! But it is in a good way – I am finally able to focus on everything I love to do and had to set aside for 4 years while in college, and I am loving every moment of being able to pick up where I left off, oh well and of course work 40+ hours a week!

Lately I have been completely overwhelmed with the fact that there is NEVER enough time to accomplish it all. I get so down because I know there is no way I can possibly cram everything in, seriously life is so full of possibilities right now, I just want to experience it all!

I am sure this will sound silly to some while others will nod their heads and agree but thank god for and curse pinterest at the same time! It is my latest addiction (and probably) why I never blog). I say thank god for it because not only do I use it for my own personal use, but for our business as well. I have found so many great recipes, craft ideas and other various projects via pinterest. At least once a week I try a new recipe and haven’t found one yet we don’t love! I also have completed several craft/sewing projects and saved myself some money with the DIY projects I found. However, I say curse it because it is addicting and has added to my never-ending projects list! Oh well, guess that is what I have my whole life ahead of me for right? 🙂

What are some of your favorite pinterst finds?