I love getting monthly subscription boxes–it’s a fun surprise you get each month in the mail! The amount of subscription services available has grown like crazy over the past couple years; there’s really something for everyone out there. Here are some of my fave subscription box services along with information on one of their previous boxes. Sign someone up for a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year, or start the new year off right by treating yourself once a month!
Description: “Birchbox delivers high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples once a month, customized just for you.”
Items in August 2014 Box:
- Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub (Full Size $14.99)
- Atelier Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue (Full Size $65-105)
- LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil (Full Size $18)
- Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow (Full Size $27)
- Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream (Full Size $11-29.50)
Notes: Birchbox is the only monthly subscription box that I’ve consistently paid for. The contents of the boxes can be hit-or-miss, but I’ve found that even things I don’t think I’ll love end up being terrific once I’ve tried it. The only problem? I’ve gotten hooked on some higher-end products and ultimately ended up buying full-size versions. (I love anything from Beauty Protector and Eyeko now, and had to have No. 4’s Volumizing Shampoo after trying it.) Luckily, reviewing the sample products you receive in your box gets you points which turn into Birchbox.com store credit. If you review each item each month, your box ends up paying for itself. This is great for anyone who loves to try new makeup/hair trends, pamper themselves, or just learn more about grooming products in general. Get it here.
Description: “A box of board games every month.”
Items in May 2016 Box:
- Burger Boss (with Board Game Bento exclusive “Settlers of Kitchan” order card ($50)
- Foodfighters ($20.99)
- Foodfighters: Grain Faction expansion ($16.75)
- Sushi Go! ($14.99)
- Gingerbread Kaiju
- Geeky Hostess Recipe Cards
Notes: Board Game Bento is like a game night delivered to your door each month. If you have friends that enjoy playing games and are up for trying new ones often, this is the box for you. The value is great: the box is $50 a month, and the May 2016 box had over $100 worth of games in it. (Plus, they had the excellent taste to work with me on creating special recipes for each game!) The games included in this box are award winners, new games, and games that are hard to get in the US, and they look like they’d all be great for families. I would highly recommend this. Get it here.
Description: “Japanese candy surprises in your mailbox twice a month. Free shipping even to United States.”
Items in August 28 2014 Box:
- Chocolate CalorieMate
- Baby Star Yakisoba Snack
- Soft Ramune Balls
- WakuWaku Zukan Gummies
Notes: If you like Japanese culture or (like me) you just love candy, this is a great box to try. For $25, you receive 2 shipments each month. The shipments include some interested Japanese candies and snacks, and shortly after the package is sent, you receive an email with information on the candy and some info and fun pics from the shipper about his time in Japan. It’s like you have an awesome pen pal who doesn’t expect you to send anything back! Get it here.
Price: $50/month (Use code “GEEKYHOSTESS” to save 10% off your order!)
Description: “Carnivore Club is the world’s first curated cured meat of the month club featuring artisans from around the world. Each month our members receive an impressive faux-wood box filled with 4-6 handcrafted cured meats from top artisans.”
Items in March 2016 Box:
- Del Duca Prosciutto
- Sliced Chorizo
- Sliced Sopressata
- Sliced Capocollo
- Whole Hard Salami
- Whole Hot Sopressata
Notes: If you’re a meat lover or someone who likes to entertain often, this box is a must. I was incredibly impressed with the variety of cured meats, and love that they’re all vacuum sealed and relatively shelf stable. This means throughout the month I’ll always have some nice meats to pair with crackers and some cheese for impromptu parties and gatherings. Plus, the presentation of the box is beautiful and the guide the box comes with will make you sound like an expert on the supplier and meats you’re sampling. You can subscribe or gift the boxes, making this your go-to gift for co-workers, clients, your wedding party, your siblings, yourself…anyone who loves meat. They’ll love you for it. Get it here.
Price: $49.99/season (Get $10 off with code TT10.)
Description: “Over $200 in Beauty, Wellness, Fitness and Fashion Finds for only $49.99 per season!”
Items in Summer 2014 Box:
- Sonya Dakar Flash Facial ($95)
- pur~lisse pur~protect SPF 30($55)
- Thursday Friday Away Mini Clutch/Makeup Bag ($35)
- Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil ($25)
- FabFitFun Water Infuser BPA-free Water Bottle ($15)
- Zoya Nail Polish ($9)
- KISSTIXX Lip Balm ($5.99)
- POPchips ($1.29)
- Skintimate Shave Gel ($1.99)
- Always Xtra Protection Long Daily Liners ($1.50)
- Slimfast “Have Your Cake…” Meal Bar ($1)
Notes: FabFitFun is like a MEGA subscription box. It’s a bit more expensive ($50), you only get it 4 times a year, and it’s FULL of stuff. The products vary quite a bit: this one had higher end beauty products along with items you could find at your grocery store. It was a fun chance to try some new things (I ended up really liking the Flash Facial and KISSSTIXX lip balm, for instance), but it would be tough to guarantee you’ll love everything in the box. (I wouldn’t normally spend $35 on the clutch that was in the box.) However, for the price, the box is definitely a good deal. Get it here.
Price: $48.99/quarter (Other options available)
Description: “Try & discover drinks you otherwise wouldn’t and save a fortune compared to buying full bottles.”
Items in Star Spangled Bourbon Box:
- Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon (45 ml)
- Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon 12 YO (45 ml)
- Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon (45 ml)
- Booker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon (45ml)
- Willett Pot Still Reserve (45 ml)
Notes: If anyone is ever looking for a gift idea for me, one of these tasting kits is it. A Flaviar kit comes with 5 glass test-tube-like bottles that hold 45 ml each of a different spirit. The tasting kit comes complete with instructions on holding a tasting (it comes with enough for 3 people), trivia and important info on the spirits you’re about to taste, tasting notes, and even a link to a soundtrack to play while tasting. It’s a mini, delicious party in a box. You can select and purchase tasting kits whenever, or you can sign up to have them sent quarterly or monthly. (P.S. This makes a fantastic host/hostess gift, and you may even be invited to try it out with them!) Get it here.
Description: “Each My Maven Box includes over $40 worth of new beauty innovations and/or limited-run nail colors. We create at least five new boxes every month—one for each Style Profile, plus monthly exclusives. If you have a fully customizable subscription, you can personalize your box by picking exactly what you want.”
Items in September 2014 Box:
- “Erin” Nail Polish (Oyster grey creme)
- “Mary Lee” Nail Polish (Oxblood satin)
- Plush Pout Lip Crayon in Magenta Plum
- Two candies
Notes: Julep Maven boxes allow you to choose from a collection of new nail colors and beauty products. Their products are quality and exclusive to the Julep brand. (And I love it because it started in Seattle!) I only get this every few months, because I quickly got more nail polish than I knew what to do with. Each box also comes with an extra treat (past boxes have included candy, flower seeds, rings, hair accessories, etc.) and a cute card with an inspirational quote on it. Get it here.
Price: $30/month (Use code “geekyhostess” for $10 off a new subscription or gift subscription)
Description: “The subscription for food lovers and home cooks who want to stay inspired: a curated food, art, and music experience designed to inspire creativity in the kitchen and encourage you to try something new every week.”
Items in the “Farm to Table” Box:
- Fall Soup & Salad Recipes by Andrea Bernis
- We Got The Beet Postcard by Andrea Bernis
- Organic Whole Grain Emmer Farro by Bluebird Grain Farms
- Portland Farmland Honey by Bee Local Artisan Neighborhood Honey
- 3.5″ Pairing Knife by Tovolo
- Flour Sack Towel
- Music Downloads
Notes: A Kitchen Box is the ultimate gift for a home cook. Each box has a theme (mine was “Farm to Table”) and includes recipes, art, songs, and ingredients to help you create meals in that theme at home. They also include a favorite tool of theirs (my box included a fantastic pairing knife) and a flour sack towel each month. The contents of the box were beautiful and thoughtfully curated, and left me inspired to cook. Plus, with each box purchase, $1 is donated to RVOO Orphanages of Kenya, to help change the life of a child. Get it here.
Price: $13.37 plus $6 shipping/month (Save $3 with code GEEKYHOSTESS)
Description: “Get a box full of fun and unexpected gamer gear every month – valued at over $40(USD)!”
Items in August 2014 Box:
- TMNT Full Figure
- Funko POP! Groot Exclusive
- TMNT Mask Glasses
- Sonic Air Freshener
- Shoe Lightning Bolts
- Deadpool Magnet
- Monthly Loot Crate Pin
- Bonus Digital Loot
Notes: Loot Crate, if you couldn’t gather, is for geeks and gamers. It focuses on a variety of fandoms new and old, with collectibles, t-shirts, toys, digital content, and more in each box. I often find one or two things I like in each box, and end up with other goodies I hang onto for gift giving opportunities. This was one of my fave boxes: I love the Groot exclusive, the TMNT glasses, and shoe lightning bolts specifically. This is great if you’re a collector or love toys. It would also be great for a family with a few geeky kids (and maybe a geeky grown-up or two): you can all split the contents each month (or keep the toys as prizes to reward good behavior). Get it here.
Price: $10 plus $2 shipping/month
Description: “A subscription of 8-10 delicious, all natural or organic, surprise snacks delivered monthly.”
Items in September 2014 Box:
- Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips
- Lemon Rosemary Seasoning
- Hemp Rules Roasted Hemp Seeds
- Green Superfood
- 5 Spice Caramels
- Maruso Ghost Soy Sauce
- Rich Chocolate Cookie Thins
- Churro Kettle Corn
Notes: If you’re looking for new yummy and healthy snack ideas each month, this box is a must. For only $10, you get 8-10 different items in the box, and Love with Food donates a meal to a hungry child in the US. I like that you get a mix of pre-made snacks and ingredients to use in your next meal–it adds a bit of adventure to a variety of eating occasions throughout the month! Value-wise, I think this is one of the best subscription boxes out there. Get it here.
Price: $75 plus $10 shipping/month
Description: “Mantry (the modern man’s pantry) is a food-of-the-month club that helps you discover American Artisan Food and what to do with it.”
Items in August 2014 Box:
- Three Jerks Jerky Chipotle Adobo Jerky
- We Rub You Korean BBQ Marinade
- Olo Foods Olo’s Chipotle
- Grey Ghost Bakery Cinnamon Pecan Cookies
- Steven Smith Teamaker Big Hibiscus
- Maya Kaimal Butter Masala
Notes: If you are serious about good, artisan food, then Mantry’s for you. The price point’s a bit steep for me, since I can be picky and am not guaranteed to love everything each month, but if you have some extra income or really want to try the best of the best, then subscribe. The crate it comes in each month is a huge added value: I now use my crate to hold important papers/things on the side of my desk.The Mantry I received was inspired by food trucks around the country. The Big Hibiscus tea is one of my new faves, and Mr. Geek and I both loved making the Butter Masala chicken. We’ve had this box for a couple months and still haven’t tried everything in it: it’s awesome that many of the items can be saved for a while, so you’re not pressured to use them immediately. Finally, although it’s called “Mantry,” it’s definitely not just for men. Any food lover will have a blast going through the contents and putting together some new recipes. Get it here.
Do you have a fave subscription box I haven’t included? Let me know in the comments!
Truffles are one of my go-to treats for the holidays. They’re a delicious treat that would be considered a bit of a luxury when bought from a chocolate shop. Once you get the hang of the recipe, it’s a lot of fun to create custom flavor and presentation combos to suit the recipient. These fireball truffles were created for a Dungeons and Dragons lover. The truffle, named after a popular spell from D&D, has a hint of spice and a bit of a kick from the Pop Rocks. Use them to butter up a new DM or make them for everyone in your adventuring party!
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream,
- 2 12 oz. bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- red Pop Rocks
In a medium-sized saucepan, mix the cream, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon together over medium-low heat. Heat until it starts simmering.
Turn off the stove and start adding 12 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate chips into the mixture. Stir until the chocolate has melted and everything is smooth and mixed together.
Pour the mixture onto a wax paper lined pie plate or shallow casserole dish. Place in the fridge to chill for 1+ hours or until firm but scoopable.
Remove the plate from the fridge and roll the truffle filling into small balls using a spoon and your hands. Sizing of the balls is up to you, I’d recommend sizing them somewhere between a teaspoon and a tablespoon. Place the balls on a plate covered in wax paper and place back in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Place the other 12 ounces of chocolate in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, then microwave in 10 second intervals while mixing in between until the chocolate is smooth. Microwaving for longer can result in burnt chocolate. Trust me–you don’t want that. (If your chocolate stops melting/mixing and starts looking clumpy/gritty while smelling bad, you’ve burnt it.)
Pull the truffle balls out of the fridge and dip into the melted chocolate. (Use a fork to fish the truffles out of the chocolate so any excess can go through the tines.) Place the dipped chocolates on a wax paper lined plate or cookie sheet.
While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle red Pop Rocks on the top.
Place back into the fridge until you’re ready to serve!
Blenders are a tough sell in my household. I had to convince Mr. Geek for a while to let us keep one in our small kitchen (counter and storage space are both at a minimum), so when I was asked to review a Ninja Blender DUO with Auto-iQ, I thought it would be a tough sell. Surprisingly, he was down for it. I don’t know if it’s the fact that it’s called “Ninja” or that he heard good things from our friends, but he let me try it. The only (totally reasonable) caveat: We’re not keeping 2 blenders. We’re giving it a try, and keeping the new favorite.
To me, a blender has always been a blender. It does it’s job in a decent fashion, unless I overload the machine or don’t add enough liquid to my smoothies. (Let’s be honest, this happens almost every time I blend something.) I wasn’t expecting anything crazy or different with the Ninja. But I still wanted to compare it. Is it worth the hype and price difference compared to your average blender? The short answer: Yes.
I thought I’d try out the blenders by making “True Love in a Bowl”, a recipe I saw at the Independent Food Bloggers Conference during the Ninja demo. It’s super easy: Just frozen bananas and cocoa powder. You blend them together and it creates a healthy version of soft serve ice cream. You can see the results in the video below:
The bananas in the Cuisinart instantly got stuck on the bottom, and it just sprayed the cocoa power around for a bit until I adjusted everything. After adjusting, the bananas just got stuck again. I started getting scared when the glass container itself started moving. Yikes! The Ninja has a fantastic thing called “Auto-iQ,” where it adjusts the speed and intensity of the blending on its own to blend things thoroughly and consistently. I was able to press the button and walk away and know that eventually it would be blended to my liking. I did go in to adjust the bananas at the same time I did so for the Cuisinart, but it didn’t really need it.
Other noticeable things about the Ninja: Everything about it is really stable. The base suctions to your counter, the lid locks on, and when you turn it on, you’re not afraid anything is going anywhere. While I was afraid I was breaking my Cuisinart, I felt safe with the Ninja. It’s loud, but in a powerful way, not a scary “it shouldn’t be making this much noise” way. The model I received also came with smaller smoothie-sized cups and a food processor, so you’re set for a variety of tasks. Clean-up is easy–you can put everything in the dishwasher, and the base just needs a quick wipe-down.
In case you couldn’t tell, I really liked the Ninja. I’ve been stocking up on smoothie supplies and can’t wait to keep playing with it. If you’re interested in getting the some one I have, you can find it at Amazon.com. (This particular listing doesn’t include the food processor attachment, but has everything else!)
Do you have a Ninja blender? What awesome recipes should I try blending up next?
At the beginning of November, I had the opportunity to sign up for and try ClassPass, the monthly fitness class membership. You can sign up for unlimited classes near you offered from a variety of studios, and for only $99 a month.
The user experience is very slick. When you sign up, you see a site similar to the one pictured above. It lets you sign up for classes, learn about studios, and see the classes you’ve already taken. Once you sign up for a class, you have the opportunity to add it to your Google Calendar, and it sends you a reminder email with any important info you’ll need to know before the class begins. This is great for when you’re trying new workouts–it tells you the type of clothing to wear, and if you need to bring anything special with you.
I had grand plans of exercising daily with ClassPass, but I was out of town for the second half of the month and busy prepping for my trips before that. Because of this, I only attended 4 classes. However, I loved the classes I attended and learned a lot about my preferences thanks to ClassPass! The 4 classes included:
Barre3: My favorite go-to for barre classes. Still love it! It leaves me feeling renewed, relaxed, and energized.
Antigravity yoga: This was fun, but probably isn’t going to become a regular class for me. I enjoyed wrapping myself up in the aerial silks, but some of the positions left bruises and marks from the silks and hanging upside down for long periods of time just wasn’t really for me.
Power45: This is Flywheel’s version of Barre. The instructor definitely acts more like a spin instructor than the Barre3 instructors I’m used to: They’re loud, encouraging, and fast-paced instead of calm and relaxing. This class was tough but fun. I could see making this a regular part of my workout routine and constantly pushing myself to be able to hold the exercises for longer and do better. Bonus: Everyone in this class was SO nice. People started conversations with me before class started and everyone was positive and encouraging throughout and after the class.
Fly 45: I tried my first spin class and LOVED it. Thanks, Flywheel! It was tough and I was drenched with sweat and bright red, but the instructors was amazing and they keep you motivated and uplifted the whole time. I felt like I was dying, but in a fun way. That’s a thing, right? I look forward to doing more spin classes, as long as I don’t have anywhere I have to be immediately after. Like I said, you get drenched.
I would definitely recommend ClassPass to folks who want to try a lot of different fitness classes and have the time to go to enough to make the cost worth it. If you’re traveling for half the month like I was, it may not make a lot of sense, unless you’re going to another ClassPass city. If that’s the case, you can continue taking classes there!
If you want to try ClassPass yourself, visit classpass.com and get started! (If you have a fitness-loving friend, it also makes a great holiday gift. Get a month for each of you and schedule classes together for a built-in workout buddy!)
December is here, which means the ugly sweater parties are just around the corner. Just because you’re forced to wear a bright and “tacky” sweater doesn’t mean you can’t show off your geeky side! Break the ice and show off your fandom with these geeky sweaters. I’m guessing you’ll want to wear them long after the parties are over!
A Christmas Story Sweatshirt, $23.95 from Amazon.
Darth Vader sweater, $49.95 from UglyChristmasSweater.com.
Fargo Sweater, $85 from Mondo Tees.
Gremlins Sweater, $85 from Mondo Tees.
Home Alone Sweater, $39.99 from Amazon.
Laser Cat-Zillas Sweater, $48.95 from Amazon.
Olaf Sweater, $25.55 from Hot Topic.
Pizza Sweatshirt, $59 from Beloved.
Robot Sweater, $29.99 from Amazon.
Santasaurus Rex Sweater, $29.99 from Amazon.
Street Fighter Sweater, $43.58 from Yellow Bulldog.
ThinkGeek Ugly Sweater Hoodie, $29.99 from ThinkGeek.
Unicorn Sweatshirt, Starting at $18.50 from Amazon.
Video Game Santa Sweater, $29.99 from Amazon.
It’s that time again! Time to leave the comfort of your home and battle for deals. Or enjoy your family while pushing a couple quick buttons on your computer and supporting geeky businesses. Whichever.
Here are some of my fave sites that are offering deals for Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday/Whatever extra day they’re coming up with this year. Found a deal not listed or have your own geeky shop having a sale? Let us know in the comments! I’ll continue to add to the list over the weekend!
Amazon: Approximately one bajillion various Black Friday deals.
BlackMilk: 20% off selected gear until 12/2 at 1pm PT.
Brit.co: 30% off your purchase through 12/1.
Danielle Robbins: 15% off with code OHHEY15 from 11/28-12/2.
Dark Horse Digital: 50% off your entire webstore order (with a $20 minimum). Good December 1 only!
Espionage Cosmetics: 25% off their online store from 11/28-11/30.
Femmecraft: 20% off with code PAINTITBLACK.
Geeky Hostess: 25% off your entire order with code HOLIDAY through 12/1.
Her Universe: 60% off select items, free Boba Fett holiday pin with orders of $25+.
Hot Topic: All tees $10, 25% off everything on the site, 3 Pop! Vinyl Figures for $30.
The Humble Penguin: Free US Shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY2014 through 11/30, or 20% off with code CYBERMONDAY2014 through 12/2.
Job Hunters: 20% off all merch from 11/28-12/1!
Jordan Dene: 40% off everything with code EPICSALE2014.
Jump From Paper: Up to 30% off with code JFPBLACKFRIDAY through 12/1.
Kelly Moore: $30 off any bag with code BLACKFRIDAY from 11/28-12/1.
Len Peralta: Custom drawn holiday greeting cards on sale.
Marvel: 20% off your purchase with code MARVELTHANKS. (Friday only.)
Matthew J. Fletcher: 20% off all original art, Buy 2 get 1 free prints, and more until 11/30.
ModCloth: 50% off 100s of new arrivals until 11/30 at 10am PT.
Monkey Minion Press: Free item with purchase of $5 or more.
Penny Arcade: Various specials and new items throughout the holiday season!
Punished Props: 50% off all digital content Friday-Monday.
Spiffing Jewelry: 15% off with everything with code BLACKFRIDAY15. (Friday only.)
Steam: “Exploration Sale” from 12/26-2/2.
ThinkGeek: Save up to 30% with code ELFINSALE until 11:59pm PT 11/29.
Threadless: All tees $12 and free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY14 through 11/28.
WeLoveFine: 25% off all t-shirts with code BLACKFRIDAY25. (Ends 11:59pm PT 11/29.)
Last week, I spent some time in beautiful Victoria, BC to work with an amazing fundraising project. Desert Bus For Hope was a week-long livestreamed event where people play the game Desert Bus while doing challenges, auctioning off awesome games, collectibles, and crafts, and talking with various geek celebrities. It was my first time at the event, and in addition to handling media relations, I got to spend some time on the livestream.
Things get weird at Desert Bus. Memes and traditions are formed quickly, and it took me a while to learn all of the inside references from previous years. But, they did their best to educate me with various hazings. Without further ado, here are some of the moments I was on the Desert Bus stream.
(Special thanks to Andrew Ferguson for all of the photos, and the Video Strike Team for cataloging and creating the individual video segments!)
Andrew needed to take some “hairography” pics for a challenge, so I volunteered as Tribute.
Desert Bus folks attempt to haze me by “taking me to the store” but I pass by not laughing throughout the run of the video. It’s one of the more difficult things I’ve done.
I got to drive the bus for a bit during one of the many Caramelldansen moments, so I danced along in my seat. I’d try to explain the Angler Fish mask and hats, but it’s Desert Bus. Just go with it.
While at Desert Bus, an infomercial I modeled for a year ago ended up playing on a tv just offscreen from all the action. I come on-screen to explain the infomercial and what it’s like modeling, then lead folks in a walk-off.
The next day, the chat challenged me and Serge to a Zoolander-style walk-off. James comes in at the end and wins the whole thing.
James may have won, but I still got a sweet Blue Steel gif out of it!
As the bakers of the group, Kate Stark and I are tasked with creating a “cake” with a kit of edible modeling clay. We decide to make the Desert Bus 8 logo.
As I prepare to leave, I get hazed one final time: Tally, Kathleen, and Ashley “take me to the gay bar”. It’s a wonderful, wonderful moment.
I mean, there’s nothing better than being fed fruit while beautiful ladies dance up on you and smell your hair. Right?
And last but not least, check out our segment on NPR, where you can hear a small bit of me doing Karaoke for one of the first and last times of my life.
All in all, it was a bizarre and magical experience that resulted in more than $630,000 raised for Child’s Play. I’m honored to be involved, and can’t wait for next year!
Cakes Cove makes cakes, chocolates, and other goodies to fit any fandom/party. I’m in love with their life-size R2-D2 cake, their gorgeous chocolate dragon eggs, and their zombie virus rock candy. Ok, that’s a lie. I love everything they make.
I got to try some of the espresso chocolate they make while at Desert Bus, and it’s delicious and caffeinated. If you’re looking for a sweet treat for your party or a gift, you want to reach out to Cakes Cove. (They do custom orders as well!) Visit them at CakesCove.com!
One advantage of being at Desert Bus For Hope is that I get to see the awesome auction items in person. And after I saw the treats from Rocky Mountain Cookies, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I’ve entered all the drawings and bid on the auctions. I need more of the cookies in my life.
You see, these cookies are gorgeous. And not only do they look great, but they taste amazing (and I’m not even a big sugar cookie person). The star cookie above is cinnamon roll flavored with cream cheese icing, and the cookie with the Child’s Play logo is a sugar cookie with orange blossom-flavored icing. I ate them both back to back.
Rocky Mountain Cookies will create custom cookies for you, which means no matter what your party theme, gift idea, or favorite geekdom is, they can make it happen. And they’re going to be SO GOOD. So good, you guys.
Check them out at rocky-mountain-cookies.com and say “Thanks” to them for helping support Child’s Play through Desert Bus For Hope!
I am so flattered and thrilled to announce that I am this week’s geek. Yes, I now have my own “Geek a Week” trading card, and can be found in a pack of 52 with other amazing people like Amanda Palmer, Clark Gregg, Patrick Rothfuss, George RR Martin, and Seth Green.
In addition to these amazing images, you can hear my podcast interview and see a speed drawing of my card here. Check out the rest of the geeks and find out how you can get your own pack of cards at geekaweek.net!