Depressed that it’s still not quite Spring yet? Taxes are due in a week? Allow me to introduce you to tacos. Also, it’s Taco Tuesday (get it, because it’s an alliteration), so that’s more of an excuse than I normally need.
(Don’t have time for a whole taco? Grab a new bag of Doritos Locos Tacos Doritos. Or something. It’s some sort of scary, delicious loop that I am ready to try.)
Fab.com is currently having a sale on these superhero aprons that will make anyone feel a bit more powerful in the kitchen. Buy it for yourself or as a gift for any superhero lover! They also have some great pint glasses, mugs, tumblrs, and more available for a limited time.
Supezas reached out to me recently to let me know about their new Kickstarter campaign, and I’m genuinely excited about the products they’ll be offering. They’re launching a custom dress line made in India with eco-friendly silks. For a limited time and $100, you can get a silk dress made to order. That doesn’t happen every day.
The dresses are super cute and are as unique as you. I’m personally loving the bright blue and chevron print fabrics, and LOVE the lace keyhole back you can see on the blue dress above! I think these would be a fantastic and inexpensive bridesmaid dress option–let your ladies know what color/print they can get, and let them design the dress to fit their own body and style. Bonus: You’ll know you’re helping support the art of hand-weaving in India, and are supporting eco-friendly silk that’s collected without harming any silk moths.
Want a dress? Hurry! The $100 and $125 early bird pricing is going quickly, and the dresses will end up retailing for $175. And if you do get one, send me a pic once they arrive–I’d love to see the dress you designed!
Whew. Did this week fly by for anyone else? Here are the things that have been keeping my brain occupied for the past week!
Favorite Home Good: Cake Stands
I’ve been wanting a great cake stand or cake plate for a while. It makes the presentation better and if it has a lid, it keeps your baked good fresher longer as well! Unfortunately, my small kitchen means that items with only one use aren’t usually purchased. However, this cake plate can also be used as a platter and a salad bowl. Ridiculously cool and not too expensive!
Favorite Video: Job Hunters Table Read
We took footage from our table read of Episode 6 and spliced it with footage of the final product. Take a look at the changes made from script to scene, and see what it’s like to cold read something! You can see it here.
Favorite App: TicTrac
If you’re a stats nerd, you can finally get all of the stats about yourself and your life in one place. TicTrac syncs with pretty much every app/social media site you use and will compare the data against each other, creating awesome graphs and charts. Plus, you can create goals and tell it what to track to get you closer to that goal. Don’t have a goal in mind? “Shop” in their Project Store and get some pre-existing goals. Sign up for your account at Tictrac.com.
Favorite Treat: Leftover Easter Candy
I have to eat it all up so it’ll be gone and I can start eating healthy/exercising again. That’s how it works, right? Either way, I’ve been living off of jellybeans and mini chocolate eggs. I’m ok with this.
Favorite Kickstarter: Job Hunters
Ok, you all knew it was coming. We’re down to a little over a day left. We still need your help. Please, consider donating even a few dollars, and tell your friends. We really want to do a second season, and are SO close to making it happen. Donate at Kickstarter.com.
This Saturday from 12pm-6pm PDT, I’ll be live online. Yes, for 6 hours straight. The Job Hunters producers will be counting down the final hours of our Kickstarter campaign with our traditional live show. Basically, we’ll do goofy and embarrassing things in exchange for your donations. Last year included nicknames, eating disgusting things, a sing-along, and a giant jump into a pool among other things. Who knows what this year has in store for us?
Our tentative schedule so far:
12:00 – Intro/Welcome/Q&A
1:00 – Dating Game with Job Hunters characters
2:00 – Play-through of Job Hunters Showdown!
3:00 – Job Hunters Interactive Mafia!
4:00 – Gaming Hour – there will be some surprises here!
5:00 – Final Hour Ramp Up/Excitement/Dares
6:00 – FINISHED!
I’ll update this post with the link when I have it, but in the meantime you can RSVP on Facebook to be one of the first to get the link. Stop in, stay awhile, and see why Job Hunters is so important to me!
I’ve been a fan of Jump From Paper for a while, and was thrilled when they sent me a purse so I could see it in person! These trippy bags look 2D, but are actual real-live purses that can hold (mostly flat) things. The First Date bag would be best for holding an iPad, ID, money, and some small essentials. I can’t wait to use mine at cons and fun nights out–it’s sure to be an ice breaker!
You can get your own bag at JumpFromPaper.us. They have some great selections that work for men and women, including a laptop sleeve and a larger bag they refer to as “Tank.” Now you’re one step closer to becoming a cartoon!
As a fan of classic mythology and comics, I was pretty psyched to see Harshness‘s new designs on Etsy. These would be perfect in a library, study, or home office–they look classy and then you notice the “geekness” of them once you look at them a bit harder. So fun!
The posters are $19 each on Etsy. Or like Harshness on Facebook to buy one poster, get one free! And while you’re there, check out the rest of the prints in the store. They’re all amazing.
I was introducing Mr. Geek to Are You Afraid of the Dark last night, and the random episode we picked happened to have a young Ryan Gosling in it. Crazy! You’ll recognize him instantly. Just thought everyone should know. And Gilbert Gottfried. Sorry about that.
(You can see part two here and part three here. Or see the full episode in a non-embeddable version here.)
Also, the music still gets me. I swear, once the swing starts swinging on its own, I’m scared!
Were you an Are You Afraid of the Dark fan? Or more of a Goosebumps lover?
Litographs are about to be all over your walls and body. Seriously.
If you love reading and want to share that love with the world in a cool way, you need these. They create prints and shirts that feature the text of an entire book, displayed in a silhouette that hints as to which book it is.
They offered to let me try out a couple designs, and I jumped at the chance to get this sweet Sherlock shirt. It’s now one of my faves! It’s comfy and unique–I haven’t seen any other shirts that have been printed all over like this before. Plus, the guy who gets stuck behind me on a bus will be entertained for hours.
I also got the print of The Odyssey for my Greece-themed bathroom. It’s really neat looking, but HUGE, and the light blue is a bit hard to read. I’d recommend getting the colored prints if you’re going for more aesthetic appeal, and black ink if you want people to actually be able to read it. A lot of these books are LONG and the print will be very tiny.
Litographs introduces new books into their store every week, so if they don’t have our fave yet, just wait!
Basically, Litographs is the best gift you can get a book lover. Are you the literary type? Then it’s elementary, Dear Watson. Treat yourself.
Novel Prints, $24-39 each. T-shirts, $34 each. Check them out for yourself at Litographs.com.
I’m so psyched to announce that my web series Job Hunters has teamed up with Wyrd Miniatures to make Job Hunters Showdown–a card game that you can currently only get by donating to our Kickstarter.
The game allows you to battle a character of your choice with another character, and will be available in a variety of themes and brands once it’s released fully later this summer. When you’re not in the mood to play the game as it’s written, you can also use the cards as a standard card deck, so you can still play Poker, Solitaire, Go Fish… whatever floats your boat.
You can get the cards by donating to the $39 “Showdown” incentive level or as an add-on to your current incentive by increasing your pledge by $30. Check it out at Kickstarter.com!
(Only a couple more days to donate if you haven’t already! We’ll be doing a live show on Saturday counting down the final few hours–more info to come. And then I promise I’ll stop bugging you!)