Looking for a fun summer project? Take up cross stitching! HalloweenCostumes.com created some geeky cross stitch patterns that you can download for free. They represent fandoms including Back to the Future, Mario, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Legend of Zelda, and Minecraft. If you get started now, these could make really cute (and relatively inexpensive) holiday gifts for your friends!
Find the patterns here!
I’ve teamed up with some amazing other party bloggers and businesses to give away a KitchenAid Mixer to one of our readers! I use my KitchenAid Mixer on a nearly daily basis, and wouldn’t make cupcakes without it. I highly recommend everyone have one.
Go enter here–I want a Geeky Hostess reader to win!
Today’s Friday Favorites is Geek and Sundry themed. You see, when you have a large group of talented friends and colleagues, you find out that most of them are up for a lot of the same things. And they’re all ridiculously deserving. Whether or not I move on to the next round of the Geek and Sundry vlogger search, I’m going to be so psyched if any of these folks do. Check out the following videos and give them your votes! (And please, vote for me daily!)
- Amanda McGinnis. Amanda (of “Console to Closet”) teaches you how to dress like your favorite video game characters.
- Emily Cohen. Emily talks Star Wars and the Expanded Universe.
- Joe Homes. Joe gets theoretical while talking about concepts presented in geek movies/literature.
- Justin Hammond. Justin talks “Fiction Science” and applies science to interesting ideas/theories presented in fantasy/science fiction.
- Kaitlin Stewart. Kaitlin is adorable and informative in her geek fashion vlog.
- Kiri Callaghan. Kiri is out to learn everything and anything and tell you about it in her show “Wit and Whimsy.”
- Mitch Hutts. Mitch is better known as the “Drunken Moogle” and will teach you how to make some fantastically geeky drinks.
- Rachael Berkey. Rachael encourages you to “Check out a Classic” and recommends some of her favorite classic books.
Know of other awesome vloggers participating? Share them in the comments!
I submitted my new “Geek Etiquette” vlog to Geek and Sundry’s vlogger search, and I’ve moved on to the “community feedback” portion. Basically, Geek and Sundry wants to know if you would be interested in a regular Geek Etiquette show. If you’d like to see me chatting about etiquette tips in a regular series, please look at, like, vote, and share my video! It would mean SO much to me. You can visit my video (and share it with your friends) at this link:
Have an etiquette topic you’d like to see me do in the future? Leave a comment on the video and let me know!
I’m psyched to be in the running, and appreciate anything you can do to spread the word. Let’s show Geek and Sundry that we’re ready for more etiquette in our lives!
Want to have the same pink makeup look that my incredibly perky character from Job Hunters has? Take a look at this OneUpMakeup tutorial!
We’re currently in the middle of a 10-day shoot for Season Two. Wish us luck! Missed the first season? Watch it here!
To celebrate the summer, uberX is giving away FREE rides from today, June 18 through the 20th (up to $20). The uberX is their new hybrid, lower-priced car, so you get the same sweet Uber , but your wallet and the earth feels better about the whole thing. Their free rides are unlimited for the three days, so you can get yourself to and from your destination for free and in style.
So visit Uber.com, grab the app, and start planning a fun activity to take advantage of their free days! You may even be treated to a sweet neon Uber tank top once you’re inside the car.
Let me know if you use uberX over the next couple days!
It’s June 14th. This means a few things:
- Summer is only about a week away!
- Job Hunters starts shooting season 2 tomorrow! I’m on very little sleep!
- It’s my parents’ anniversary! Yay for love!
So pretty much, all of the excitement forever. Take a look at my favorites for this past week, and excuse me in advance if posts are slow/minimal in the next week or two as I go produce a web series!
Favorite Article: D&D DIY
My first “D&D DIY” article went up on the Dungeons and Dragons website today, and I’m ridiculously excited. GUYS. I’m writing something for DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS. My life. Anyway, go learn how to make gelatinous cubes with Mountain Dew!
Favorite Scientific Breakthrough: Why Cupcakes are Nutritious
Take this article with a grain of salt. Or a spoonful of buttercream frosting. Whatever.
Favorite Site: Bloglovin
I’ve been looking for a way to keep up with a bunch of blogs I love, and with Google Reader going away soon, I was in a panic. Enter Bloglovin. I’m still playing around with it, but so far, it’s a super easy way to follow blogs and find awesome new ones. I’m hooked. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.
Favorite Video: Geek Etiquette
I made a video! On etiquette! Woot! Let me know what you think and what etiquette topic you’d like to see me ramble on about next.
Favorite Social Media: @WatchJobHunters
Follow along on the Job Hunters Twitter Handle to see behind-the-scenes pics and video starting on Saturday! We promise to keep it interesting.
What are you loving this weekend?
Guys (and ladies who carry wallets), take a look at your wallet. Is it bulging? Broken? Heavy? Stretching out or fading your pants pockets? It’s time you get it replaced.
It can’t be comfortable to carry around a super thick wallet, and it’s doing nothing for the looks of your pants. All-Ett has designed a wallet that they claim is the “world’s thinnest” (I’m still waiting to hear from Guinness on the official proclamation), and it apparently can hold the same amount of stuff as your current wallet while drastically reducing the width.
Between their patented design, a thinner material, and a little bit of magic, you may not want to go back to a normal wallet again.
The wallets are available in rip-stop nylon for $19.95 or leather for $34.95. I’d recommend grabbing one as a Father’s Day gift and another for yourself. The site also has other wallets available, including a sweet RFID-blocking wallet for those who are more focused on security.
What do you currently use for a wallet? Would you give a thinner design a try?
This is a sponsored post for All-Ett. All words and opinions are my own.
How cool would these be peeking out of your bathtub? These tentacle wall decals come in a variety of sizes, so they can come out of your sink, tub, shower, or anywhere else you may want. Tentacles not your thing? StickerBrand has a variety of options including tree branches, pirate ships, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the moon.
StickerBrand is available on Fab.com for a limited time, so grab them while you can get the discount!
Amy Sedaris is an inspiration to me. She’s an actress, a comedian, an author of cookbooks and craft books, and according to Wikipedia, “runs a cupcake and cheese ball business, Dusty Food Cupcakes, out of her home kitchen.” So, you know, she’s living pretty much all of my life goals. She can now add “fabric designer” to her list of accomplishments.
Her “I Like You” fabric collection features bright, quirky prints including images of rick rack, dollar signs, and the phrase “I like you” over and over.
You can find her fabric in larger cuts, variety packs, and craft kits, as well as Sedaris’ books at Fab.com.
I’m off to quilt with the “I Like You” print and learn how to make cheese balls.