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July 25

Sharknado 4 Watch Party Food Idea

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It’s almost here: Sharknado 4! I’ve been slowly getting ready for this weekend, and I thought I’d share with you a little of what I’ve been up to, including this free printable I’ve designed for serving up some fun Sharknado themed snacks.

I’ll freely admit my design is more fun than functional.  And, I was heavily inspired by this AWESOME, free printable Shark Bait Snack Cups at MyPrintly.com.

I’m also going to try this popcorn recipe for the watch party I’m going to.  I thought Nerd Love Maggie’s Shark Bait Ocean Party Popcorn Mix looked pretty tasty, though I think I might substitute red candy melts instead of white.  What’s Sharknado party food without a little gore, right?

Have you got plans to “celebrate” the fourth installment in this epically ridiculous movie series? Share your Sharknado party ideas in the comments below!

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March 13

Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies Book Review & Giveaway

Random.org has spoken and our winner is number 21, Cheryl J! Congrats!!

Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies is an all around adorable book. It’s colourful and fun to look at.

It’s well written and easy to follow. Twinkie Chan adds food flair even to the materials list which she calls “Ingredients”.

Don’t crochet and don’t have time to learn? Twinkie Chan has an Etsy shop where you can buy the finished pieces.

It was really hard to choose what to make so in the end I decided upon the Cupcake Hat. Who doesn’t love cupcakes? I really liked that it looks more complicated than it really is while keeping it interesting. It can easily be made up in a weekend or during the week to wear for the weekend! It’s so cute that you’ll want to wear it as often as you can.

 

I don’t want to give this book away, I love it, but alas, what’s a giveaway without something to give away? Let me know in the comments what your favourite sweet treat is along with your e-mail address by Tuesday, March 20 for your chance to win this super cute book!!

 

April 25

Settle in for a Catan Party & Game Night

Catan party cupcakes by Jessica at Shower of Roses

Now that you’ve made your own Settlers of Catan game board set, it’s time to snuggle in with your Catan afghan and plan a Settlers of Catan party!

Fortunately, Jessica at Shower of Roses has done pretty much all the prep work for you, complete with a printable banner and food labels, and resource-inspired menu (see the Cupcakes of Catan above). All that’s left to add is a night of gaming fun!

Do you host themed gaming nights at your homestead? What fun elements wow’d your guests? Share your party prowess with the geek-crafting community below!

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January 4

Make Your Own Terrarium

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I’ve been seeing really fun geek-themed terrariums on Pinterest lately, but not a lot of detailed how-to’s. Though it’s pretty easy to make a terrarium, it turns out you don’t just want to throw some sand and rocks in a jar and decorate with air plants, moss, and a few minis.  That is, if you want your plants to actually thrive any way.  So I tracked down a few generic terrarium making tutorials, including the great image above from the blog Something Turquoise. Another blog, Food 52, has great step-by-step instructions on making a terrarium as well. Once you’ve got those basics down, you can decorate your terrarium with any fandom you like. And there are tons of ideas out there.  Here are a FEW of my personal favorites!

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The official starwars.com has got this awesome Degobah Terrarium, with instructions. 

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This terrarium is for sale on Moss Love.

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This one features one of my favorite superheroes! And there are even instructions on the blog Sweet Happy Life if you’re interested in making your own.  

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This Zombie Terrarium is also for sale on Moss Love. I ADORE this idea.

What fandom themed terrarium would you create?

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November 22

Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving soon here, I thought I’d take to Etsy to look for some fun holiday-themed jewelry with everyone.

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First up, this cute pair of pumpkin pie stud earrings. They are made by Zebranas in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and sell for $12.04 per pair. Made out of Fimo silver plating, the earrings are 20 mm x 8 mm.

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Next up are these Butterball turkey earrings, perfect for the hostess with the mostess! This offering comes from Rubiotomus in southern California. They are made of surgical steel kidney ear wires, polymer clay and silver plated french hook ear wires, and sell for $16 per pair. The turkey itself measures 3/4″ long.

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But if you get earrings, don’t you really need a nice ring to go with them? GiraffesKiss of Torquay, England might have the ring you need then: a roast turkey ring, with cranberries, carrots and peas. Made of polymer clay, this ring comes shipped in a tiny roasting pan, for the finishing touch.

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But if funny clay food jewelry just isn’t your thing, then this necklace might be more up your alley: a Thanksgiving pumpkin snowglobe on a chain from Priyasha from Santa Cruz, CA. This adorable and sparkly pumpkin snowglobe necklace is filled with a tiny blown glass pumpkin and gorgeous glitter fall leaves in beautiful autumn colors. The glass snowglobe pendant includes a 20″ gold plated chain with a large lobster claw clasp for quick fastening/unfastening, and it’s available for just $27.