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My Favorite Christmas Songs

I am so happy that 5 Fandom Friday has returned and this month we are going full blown Christmas. This week we are talking about our 5 favorite songs to get us into the Christmas spirit!

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A little preface as to my favorite songs for this season – one I am a Christian so for me this season is about celebrating the birth of Jesus. Two – I am a choral singer which means Christmas repertoire is near and dear to my heart. It’s not Christmas without Handel or Amy Grant in my dear opinion. Seriously though I cannot recommend Amy Grant’s first Christmas Album and the Trans Siberian Christmas album enough.

If any of these songs are new to you feel free to listen in my Spotify playlist… I will be adding some more of my favorites here!

Five Fandom Friday is hosted by Megan and Kristin – read more about it here.
My past Five Fandom Friday posts can be found under the Nerdiness Dropdown in my header!

5 Things I am Nerding Out About on a Friday

Ok brunch babes! Here are the 5 things I am currently nerding out about.

1 // ROGUE ONE Teaser Trailer!

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You have to live under a rock to not see the epicness that was dropped on us yesterday morning with the Star Wars: Rogue One Trailer! Talk about WOAH! I am already obsessed with the costumes and am seriously considering the above Jyn Erso costume (rumored gunner) for SDCC!! Imperial to me core!

2 // Dark Side Half Marathon

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I am stoked that on Wednesday I leave for Florida to run the inaugural Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon! I will be earning my Kessel Runner Medal for tackling both the Dark Side Half and the Light Side I completed in January (above). Basically stoked!

3 // HARRY POTTER LAND WEST OPENED!

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Ok so technically it is called Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Hollywood Studios – but what a mouthful that is… The grand opening was this week and I will be rolling up to Hogwarts on Sunday – beyond excited to have Hogwarts in my back yard!!

4 // LITTLE MERMAID at the Hollywood Bowl

We are covering all the fanbases here Star Wars, Harry Potter and now Disney! Little Mermaid is having an amazing concert at the Hollywood Bowl with Rebel Wilson, Sarah Barellies, Darren Cris, and Titus (yes Kimmy Schmidt’s Titus) Burgess. I will so be there!

5 // The Minnie Mouse Collection at Sephora

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This is selling out but is sooooo cute! View it / take my money here!

 

What are you nerding out about?

GEEKY SHOPPING LOVES

Ok – so I am a little late to the party brunchers but last weeks 5 Fandom Friday was all about where to shop for geeky goods! We know I love to shop and I love all the things geek chic so why not join in on this fun.

Jordandene

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I love everything Jordan puts out! Her tees are stylish, soft, and subtly nerdy. I have featured a few outfits on the blog with her designs and more will come!

Her Universe

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I love Her Universe for various reasons. One being she makes super cute Star Wars clothes and secondly she championed female fans in the Star Wars Universe. I wear this cardigan A LOT but I have about a million other items from Ashley.

We Love Fine

We Love Fine is always a great place to find good and fashion forward geeky chic wears. I love the Miss Marvel tank that I have used and abused. I also love their Star Wars clothes – I wore this super cute Storm Trooper sweater to Star Wars Celebration!

Look Human

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I love Look Human shirts, coffee mugs, and totes. I especially use Look Human for nerdy work out gear! You guys know I love me some running – and looking cute and nerdy while your doing it is best. Watch their site for sales to get some good deals!

Utinni Bikini

Utinni Bikini

I love this Etsy store! She makes darling and flattering Star Wars skirts, dresses and swim suits. She also makes darling baby’s leggings. She mainly makes Star Wars clothes but also has a few Disney designs that she is starting out! I have a super cute Mandalorian skirt that I wear to a lot of my dressier Star Wars events – because yes I have some of those.

 

Any other stores you love? Let me know in the comments!

Nerdy Tattoos I Love

Good morning and happy Friday brunchers! I am joining in again on the 5 Fandom Friday fun and this week we are talking nerdy tattoos. I have a big soft spot for nerdy tattoos. I like to think that if something means a lot to you then why not get one. Personally, I like understated small nerdy tattoos that feel like you have to be “in on it” to get. Also – I am all for being spontaneous, but would recommend that you do not put anything on your body that you have thought at least a year about. And yes I am speaking from experience here 😉

Nerdy TattoosI have thought and admired all of these tattoos over the years. While I would not necessarily run out and get all of these I do appreciate their meaning and beauty. I have also realized that I might be a nerdy hipster in this post.

DEATHLY HALLOWS // Let’s be real – this is the nerdy tattoo that fully sums up a journey that so many of us shared and that touched our lives so profoundly. I have many friends who have this tattoo and for each the reason is completely different yet all the same. We cannot deny that Harry Potter truly affected so many of us.

PETER PAN // What can I say I have loved the “off to Neverland” silhouette tattoo for a long time. Peter Pan has always been one of my favorite movies/books/musicals – ok so basically I love everything associated with Peter Pan. I love how small this is and that it can be easily hidden.

BAD WOLF // This is cute, small, is a type face tattoo and you have to know what Bad Wolf is to get it – and who would ever think that I like bad wolf…

COLORS OF THE WIND // Another typical saying I use is subtle disney. Basically we all know that I love the disney… but I like things that are a subtle hint and not screaming it out loud and this colorful and sweet colors of the wind tattoo. Pocahontas as I have shared before I probably my number one Disney lady – that girl knows whats up.

REBELS // I had to throw in a Star Wars tat in the batch and what can I say I love this feminine variation of the Rebel logo.

In case you are thinking of getting a new tattoo here are a few of my other tips:

  • Try drawing a version of it with sharpie on you to see if you like it.
  • Placement is just as important as what your tattoo is. If you need something that can be hidden try on various materials to see if it remains hidden enough for your liking. For example I have a thigh tattoo and tried on every pair of shorts I own and drew lines on my thigh where they landed. I figured out my shortest pair of shorts and when I went to get my tattoo I drew a line on my leg and was very specific to not cross.
  • Investigate where you want your tattoo parlor and artist based off what you want. If you are getting something like the colors of the wind tattoo then you want someone good with color over someone who is great with lettering.
  • Also it is good to note that this is not the time to save money… a good artist will cost you. You should look at this as art you have to wear everyday and you need to invest in good art.

 

 

 

 

5 Ways I Grew in 2015

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Happy Friday Brunchers! We are back with another 5 Fandom Friday and this week we are kicking off January right with the 5 ways we grew and changed in 2015. I actually love this prompt because so often with the new year we are looking forward to what we want to do better. It is always important to look back and reflect upon what you did right in the last year.

Dating
When I first moved to LA I put getting my careers and friendships developed in first priority. I have never been the kind of girl to really need a boyfriend, I just need a support system of great friends around me. But as I am getting older I really started to feel the pull to wanting a relationship. After some coaxing I decided to take matters into my own hands and start online dating. So I would say in 2015 I really put myself out there more and went on a lot of dates. So far no one has really stuck, but I am still going for it.

BloggingBadWolfBrunch Text copy I really grew my blog and readership in 2015. First off, I bought my URL, did a full blog migrate, and a great redesign. Also, I started meeting more and more of my fellow (and amazing) geek girl bloggers. Promoted my blog more and got my first sponsorships! I was much more consistent with posting in 2015 and want to continue working on that in 2016.

Travel
BWB-TravelsThis was my year of travel. I went to 5 countries, and between February to June was at the airport every other weekend going some place new. This was a bit exhausting but I loved every second of it.

My full travel breakdown:
Berlin (Feb) -> Florida (Feb) -> Las Vegas (March) -> El Paso (March) -> Wondercon (April) -> New York (April) -> Star Wars Celebration (April) -> Cannes (May) -> Spain (May) -> Italy (May) -> Ft Worth (June) -> Disneyland (July) -> San Diego Comic Con (July) -> D23 (August)

Cosplay & Sewing
I mentioned before that over the first weekend of 2015 I learned to thread a sewing machine and by the end of 2015 I was sewing a fully tailored jacket. I even started a Sew Wars section of my blog.

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Upping my sewing game has really stepped up my cosplay. I am still mainly doing Star Wars costumes and Doctor Who every now and then, but I am so excited to see where my sewing goes in 2016. I already have some exciting sewing projects planned and in the works for 2016.

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Personal Growth
This year has been so amazing for me, but at the same time two of my very best friends moved away from LA. Realizing that I needed to make more new friends I had to put myself out there more. I became an officer of the LA Geek Girl Brunch and have met some amazing ladies through that who have become a great support system for me and my cousin has been my lifeline. I also am working hard to maintain my long distance friendships with Becca and Chris, which I would say has worked well!

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I am so looking forward to all the goodness and growth that 2016 will bring!

Bad Wolf’s Apocalypse Squad

For this week’s 5 Fandom Friday we are assembling the team we want to survive the apocalypse with. Strangely I actually talk about this (more in terms of earthquakes) with my friends a lot (after watching The Walking Dead).

Apocalypse squad

Katniss Everdeen
This girl can shoot, trap, and survive off the land. Plus bow and arrows are totally reusable.

Dean Winchester
Dean is funny but also he’s the kind of guy who will step up to the plate and do what needs to be done. He is not afraid of getting his hands dirty and is experienced with weapons. Plus a little man candy never hurt morale.

Emily Thorne
Emily from Revenge is a great addition to my Apocalypse squad. She is a highly trained ninja warrior, plus I just want to be her best friend.

Daryl Dixon
Daryl and Katniss share a lot in common. They are both archery pros, and can live off the land, but Daryl can also track. Bonus points – he knows how to kill walkers if it comes to that.

Hermione Granger
A little magic on our side never hurt… plus she is smart, thinks on her feet, and is always prepared… and again will become my best friend.

What are your squad goals for the apocalypse?

 

5 Things I Love About Fall

5 Things I love about Fall

Hello Brunch babes! Who is ready for fall… All of you should raise your hands because it is the greatest of all seasons. For this weeks 5 Fandom Friday we are all fangirling over fall and here are my five favorite reasons to love fall.

Halloween Movies

HALLOWEEN MOVIES
I love love love Halloween movies. Hocus Pocus is probably my second favorite film or all times (behind Empire Strikes Back). I can rewatch these films over and over again. Halloweentown is another favorite in my book. And before you ask yes I do own Halloweentown and Halloweentown 2 Kalabar’s Revenge on DVD. I mean come on guys “From now on each creature can create a portal. And each of us are own path decide.”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
I am a total college football girl. I get together with my fellow alumni here in LA for every game. Sic Em Bears!

FALL WARDROBE

FALL FASHION
I live for my fall wardrobe. A sweater with leggings and boots is probably my favorite look of all times. I am also in favor of bringing back Uggs. I know there are haters but this is me watching them care…
FALL TV

TV IS BACK
It is so hard during the TV drought and after SDCC where they tease everything. All I want is some Dark Swan, some Scandal, a little bit of Winchester bros, maybe some #Olicity, and some Walkers in my life… weekly. Is that too much to ask? Also I am watching Fear the Walking Dead and kinda loving it. Are you?

PUMPKIN SPICE

PUMPKIN SPICE = LIFE
A grande PSL please! ‘Nuff said. Oh and try this Pumpkin Butter from TJ’s – it might just change your life.
What do you love about fall?

Five Things I Bought At Conventions & Swag Giveaway

Today’s Five Fandom Friday is probably my favorite topic… shopping! Truthfully I love shopping at Cons and finding fun little gems that are totally geek chic – and sometimes just flat out nerdy. Oh well I love it!

5 things I bought at conventions

one // The only thing I had on my must buy list for SDCC was the Loungefly Comic Con Exclusive Pink Stormtrooper Wristlet. I adore this little guy. It’s great! Normally at work I leave my purse at my desk when I run out for lunch and now I just strap on my wristlet and have all my necessities to buy and enjoy lunch… oh and he is adorable! I also love my Loungefly R2D2 Coin purse that is still available!

two // This was actually a gift but my mom got me this amazing animator sketch of Alice having tea at the last D23. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite Disney animated films and I loved having it framed next to my computer in my office.

three // This was another gift. My Kotobukiya Star Wars: Mara Jade ArtFX Bishoujo Statue was given to me during Comikazee for pulling a midnight costume fix for my friends biker scout on Halloween. Actually it was a blast. I ordered pizza, watched the Scream marathon, and sewed… plus got a sick Mara Jade as a thank you gift. She sits on my bookshelf now.

four // I am in love with my Star Wars ring that I bought at Star Wars Celebration. I love wearing jewelry and having this piece really helps me share my Star Wars love when I am geek chic or just wearing my normal work clothes. It is nice to always have a bit of the force with me!

five // Not what you were thinking but yes wine – and lots of it! Literally chardonnay gets me through a Con and you know I like to support local business and all…

Hey brunchers – as promised, you know I look out for you at SDCC and was sure to grab some swag for you.

swag giveawayThe SDCC Swag Bag includes nail appliques, Penny Dreadful Flash tats, 2 kick ass TMNT masks, some awesome Star Wars bracelets, sunglasses, buttons, and a tote. Want in just apply below!
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5 FANDOM FRIDAY // Magical Items

one // A Lightsaber – a weapon for a more civilized age
two // A Time Turner – get more things done just like Hermione
three // A Broom Stick – so I can wreck the quidditch field
four // A Glass Slipper – because shoes can change your life
five // A T.A.R.D.I.S. – so I can explore all of time and space with the Doctor

Thanks to The Nerdy Girlie for hosting as always!!

5 FANDOM FRIDAY // Comfort Films

Hey Brunchers! I am jumping back on the 5 Fandom Friday trail and this week we are talking about our comfort films. We all have those movies we turn back to time and time again that can soothe our souls. Most of mine beckon back to my childhood and films that I associate emotion with. I grew up in a movie house! Maybe thats a little meta but hey – I did end up working in film!

one // STAR WARS

Wow – what a shocker here, but for some reason returning to Star Wars is so peaceful for me. Each film holds a different truth, a different memory, and a different story. My parents raised me on these films.

two // GONE WITH THE WIND

Literally my favorite “classic” film. I return to this film whenever it is rainy outside and I am feeling a bit dreary. Scarlett is the epitome of strength and the score for this film is amazing. My mom and I share a special bond with this film… I even picked my new apartment because of how close it is to Tara. My small piece of the south right here in SoCal.

three // PETER PAN

My favorite animated movie. I am a lover to escapist film and there is no greater escape than Neverland. I can completely quote every line of this film and Tinkerbell is my spirit animal.

four // THE PRINCESS BRIDE

As you wish… enough said. This was my car ride movie. My dad knew all the words and had never seen it until I was in elementary school. Andre the Giant and Buttercup where 2 of my very favorite friends!

five // GREASE

True story – I let my mom pick my last movie… and I quote “you wore out 2 vhs tapes”
I also went around saying a hickey from kenickie as a very young child… totally oblivious to what it meant.