Thursday, February 27, 2014

Loot Crate Unboxing: February 2014

I didn't make an unboxing video for this Loot Crate box because I wanted to open it right away! A couple of my friends got their boxes a day earlier than me and said my picture was in the magazine inside this month's box! I wanted to see it for myself so I dived right in!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Purple and Green Hair

I finally told myself it was time to try green hair! I've done turquoise before, but have been a little nervous to do green. I didn't want it to look like pool water. I am very happy with how it turned out! Here's some info on the process I used to achieve this look.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

For Valentine's Day this year my parent's surprised me with lots of chocolate goodies!

Also, the day before we went shopping at the mall, and I picked out a few toys. ^.^

I have had my eye on Rapunzel's Lego Tower since it was released!

I wasn't expecting to get Cinderella's Castle, too, but my mom got it for me! It looks beautiful! Also, under Pixie are my new Rapunzel and Ariel towels from the Disney Store.

Later that day I put the Tower together. It was a lot of fun and didn't take me as long as I thought it would. There are so many pieces in these things!!

Here is look at the inside. It comes with paint brushes, a frying pan and even Pascal!

Surprisingly, I don't have a lot of Disney decorations on my shelves so I am excited to put this on display. Cinderella's Castle has more pieces so one of these days when I have time I will put it together, too!


It was a peaceful and fun Valentine's Day. I enjoy spending holidays with my family :)

What did you do for Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

DIY: Rapunzel Bulletin Board

I have been using a plain brown bulletin board for many years, and it finally occurred to me that I should paint it! I decided to give it a Rapunzel inspired look. This only took me about an hour to do and was so easy and fun!

Supplies needed:
Bulletin board
Paint of your choice
Paint brush

First, I laid out some newspaper so I wouldn't make a mess. Then, I used notecards to stick around the frame so I wouldn't get paint on the cork board. Next, I painted the frame with metallic purple and sprinkled fine glitter one it while it was still wet.
(Tip: Put a phone book under your bulletin board so it won't stick to your newspaper after you paint it)

I picked out jewels to match Rapunzel's colors which are purple, pink, yellow and gold (orange)

Then, I would put a dot of glue on the frame and stick my jewels to it.

You can put how ever many jewels as you want. You could also use little stickers if you don't want to mess with glue!

After I let my frame dry over night, I hung up my bulletin board and pinned some of my favorite things to it!


Have you ever taken something from boring to fabulous?
Let me know what you've remodeled!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dallas Sci Fi Expo 2014

This year for Dallas Sci Fi Expo I dressed up as Shredder from TMNT and decided to film some of my adventure! Last year's expo was one of my favorite cons of the whole year. I was really looking forward to attending again and seeing all my friends!

The guest list was quite impressive. I recognized all of the names and was surprised by a few of them. Karen Gillan who played Amy Pond in Doctor Who was there along with Richard Dreyfuss who was in Jaws. I was most excited to see Stephen Amell who stars in the tv show Arrow. Sadly, I didn't get a VIP ticket this time so I decided not to wait in the 2+ hour lines to get any autographs.

The event was still a lot of fun. I stood by Karen Gillan's table and she waved at me as she was leaving. I also saw a few of the Face Off contestants and took pictures of the Blues Brothers mobile. The only Q&A I was able to get into was for Stephen Amell. After I walked the cosplay red carpet I hauled butt upstairs and waited in line for a hour for a *chance* to get into the Q&A room. Thankfully I made it in right before he came on stage. I just finished season 1 of Arrow on Netflix, and I LOVE it! I am so glad I was able to at least see him talk.

Friday, February 14, 2014

For My Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day! I will be spending the day with my most beloved friend and companion - Pixie Doodle. She's even cozied up in my lap as I type this (Aww!) I absolutely adore her and can't imagine my life without my true love. Thank you, Pixie, for all the snuggles, nuzzles and purrs. I'd like to dedicate this post to you!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Things #21

I just got back from Sci Fi Expo so I'll be working on that post soon. For now here are lots of happy things to share with you! (Click on the photos to see them bigger.)

I have been working on decorating my room since I moved. Here is my makeup desk! I painted this myself and was using this in my salon. The moon mirror is from my room growing up that my parents thankfully kept. I love it!

I also love this colorful corner next to my bed. I think I might mount some shelves on that wall where the bulletin board is so I can put more toys and stuffed animals out. :P

I am really late posting this but here's a glimpse at some of the fun things I got for Christmas. 

I found this Shredder Funko Pop! toy at the bookstore while at the mall. I would love to have all the turtles some day, too! 

My hair is ridiculously thick and since I've been growing it out it's really getting out of hand. I don't think I'm ready to cut it yet so instead I bought some scrunchies to pull it up! These are so comfy to sleep in and add a pop of color to your outfit.

My mom taught me how to crochet when I was young, but I couldn't find my crochet hook. So the other day I bought a new one and got some yarn! I learned how to make a flower from this YouTube video and attached a hair clip to the back. These Disney Princess inspired flowers and starfish rings are listed in my Etsy store

It was about this time last year that my dad and I began planning our trip to Disney World. So I think that's why I am on such a Disney kick right now. We probably won't be going back this year, so instead I am decking myself out in Disney gear. I got these awesome Little Mermaid leggings at Target for only $15! I even bought the movie on Blu-Ray and have already watched it twice.

When I found out one of my favorite tattoo artists Matt Van Cura was in town I knew I had to get something from him before he left. A couple years ago he tattooed my Harry Potter themed tattoo. It's one of my absolute favorites. So I knew I could trust him to do an awesome job again. I got Ariel on my leg and am blown away by how amazing she came out. I love her so much!

This fun photo was taken at my friend Krystle Starr's house. She and her fiancé needed some people to help film a video for All-Con. I had so much fun dancing and being goofy with all my friends! I went back a couple days later dressed as Ramona Flowers to film some more. You can watch the video here

My dad got tickets to a Dallas Stars hockey game for Christmas! I was so excited to go with him. We had pretty great seats and ate a ton of food. We were even featured on the big screen for a few seconds! I was happy the Stars won that night, too! 

Pixie has been just as silly as ever. I love her so much =^.^=
The second picture is an app called Comic Touch 2.0. Maybe I'll make a Pixie comic series!


What has made you happy lately? :)

Friday, February 7, 2014

North Texas Comic Book Show

About every 2 or 3 months there is a small comic convention show called North Texas Comic Book Show. I have seen many of my friends attend it so I decided it was time I check it out.

My friend Sean dressed up as Hawkeye, and I went as Black Widow. This was Sean's first time to go, too.

The show was held in a smaller hotel near downtown Dallas, but had two big rooms filled with vendors.

In the rooms you could find vintage toys and loads of comic books. There were also quite a few artists to meet.
I found several good deals here, and would like to go back to see what treasures I could find next time.

There were a handful of cosplayers in attendance as well. This is Enasni Volz as Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She won the costume contest! 

Photo by SCNS:Live
I'd like to dedicate this post to Chris Skiles. He is the cosplayer next to me dressed as Darth Nihilus. His costume played a sound recording of the character's deep booming voice. While we were standing by each other during the costume contest I asked him what the recording was saying. He whispered to me that he wasn't really sure, and we both laughed together. I know it was a very small moment, but it feels like yesterday that I shared it with Chris.

He was very active in our local cosplay scene, and I had the chance to see him at several other conventions. I couldn't believe it when I heard that Chris passed away this week. He was only 30 years old, and I learned that he was also an Air Force veteran. At the Dallas Sci Fi Expo this Saturday several of us will be honoring Chris by wearing a white ribbon on our costumes. I didn't know Chris well, but I have been touched by the opportunity I've had to meet new people through cosplay. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Meet the Sponsors: A Bit of Geek

Hey everyone! I'm excited to share my first "Meet the Sponsors" post. If you've checked out my Sponsors page you'll notice that anyone who purchases a Large Ad will be introduced in a blog post as well. A Bit of Geek is an incredibly fun and informative site that I am sure all of you will enjoy learning more about! Miranda has provided us with some info and links about A Bit of Geek. I was able to meet Miranda at PAX Prime so I couldn't be more excited to welcome her and her colleagues as a sponsor.

A Bit of Geek started as a hobby outlet back in May of 2010. I've always loved to write, journal, and document, but more than that I love to share with other people! I would ramble on over on my LiveJournal and Myspace, but after parking it on Facebook I lost the ability to blog. So, A Bit of Geek was born! Over the past (almost) four years now I have been working on growing my little corner of internet. I have moved from blogspot to independent hosting and encountered a lot of problems. I now have my feet mostly planted in WordPress and I expect more changes this year as I continue to mold A Bit of Geek to my ideal website! Early in 2013 I invited three other writers to join me to help expand the available content and add diversity to A Bit of Geek's voice. The four of us write in harmony about video games, board games, music, comics, crafting projects, TV shows, funny lists, and more. We updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

Readers can expect game reviews, personal opinions on industry trends, informative write-ups, lots of pictures, top ten lists, art videos, the occasional tutorial, our experiences at geeky events, and a whole lot of talking about the things that we love. We encourage and enjoy feedback on our articles as well as on our Facebook page! Getting a discussion going is one of our main goals and is certainly one of my favorite things. The future of A Bit of Geek includes more crafting projects and tutorials, more frequent video content (art, funny, and miscellaneous), a product or two for sale, and more giveaways for our wonderful readers! 

A Bit of Geek can be found all over the web. We have a presence on YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and even a Pinterest and Google+ page! We are most active on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr and are happy to answer questions.

To get a taste of the A Bit of Geek experience, here are a few articles that I think really show us off! 
Just one in a delightful series from Tom where he gives a fun and detailed rundown of a video game character. 

A photo journey of my nephew's 6th birthday party. 

A hilarious list of very serious questions from Rachel.

A complete retelling of my magical night.

Zach gives a talk about the key role that music plays in our games.

A challenging and hair pulling list that Tom forced us to write, but now you all know us a little bit better!

And if that's not enough, here are the two most recent videos that we've posted!

Thanks for checking us out! We hope to see you in the comments sections :D

Monday, February 3, 2014

Meeting George Takei

A couple weeks ago the Dallas Comic & Pop Expo held a pre-event signing with George Takei! Madness Comics hosted it and they had a great turn out. George was in town to narrate the Sci-Fi Spectacular performance by the Fort Worth Symphony. I enjoyed hanging out with my friends Krystal and Sean as we browsed through the comics while we waited. George was very polite and excited to meet everyone.

This was my outfit for the event. My Nyan Cat hoodie is from ThinkGeek and my Batman leggings are from Hot Topic.

I didn't mind waiting in line at Madness Comics because it is a really awesome comic book store. It's huge! It used to be a Chuck E Cheese. Also, it was Friday so there was Friday Night Magic going on, lots of people to chat with and so many cool things to buy.

Dallas Comic & Pop Expo is a convention I've never been to. They were giving out 10% off ticket coupons, and I wish I had used it before it expired because Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is going to be at this convention!! I might just have to try and go to meet him.

George chatted and shook hands with everyone. I was glad they allowed photography at the table so I could snap a few shots.

Here are my friends Krystal and Sean with George. This was the official photo Sean paid for.

Here I am with my freshly autographed Star Trek photo. I am excited to add this to my collection!

Another fun thing about this event was getting to meet the creator of Nyan Cat! Yes you read that correctly. It turns out Christopher Torres lives in the Dallas area! He was in line to meet George, saw me wearing my brightly colored jacket and came up to say hello. Then he gave us some Nyan Cat stickers and buttons! I don't know if I was more excited to meet him or George Takei! lol


Are you a Star Trek fan?
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