Kristina and Tara are Betty and Veronica!

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Kristina and I have often talked about how fun it would be to do a “Betty and Veronica” shoot together. We both read the Archie comics while growing up, and although we may not agree with the girls always fighting over the same guy, we do have fond memories of the comics. When BuyCostumes.com offered to send us some Betty and Veronica costumes so we could finally do our shoot, we literally  jumped at the chance. Take a peek at our version of the characters below–one where they can just hang out and have fun without the distraction of stupid ol’ Archie–but first check out Kristina’s behind-the-scenes video!

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Which comic character have you always wanted to dress up as?

Betty and Veronica’s costumes are $44.99 each at BuyCostumes.com, and include the top, skirt, knee-high leggings, and wigs (not shown).

Threadless Sale!

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If we’re already talking about witty tees, I might as well mention that there’s another $10 Threadless sale going on! I quickly bought the shirt above, which I’ve had my eye on for a couple months. It’s going fast, but you can grab one as well right here.

Check out all of the items available in their $10 sale at Threadless.com!

Awesome Geeky/Hipster/Funny Tees

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I’m a sucker for a good witty t-shirt. Today I came across Skreened, and I’m thisclose to dropping a big chunk of change on a new shirt wardrobe. They’re a bit pricey, but the shirts are just awesome. Between making the image above, I already found three other shirts I love as well. So the ultimate question is: Which one should I get?

Check out all the shirts at Skreened.com.

Friday Favorites: March 15

Friday Faves March 15

Here are my favorite things from this past week! Missed the first “Friday Favorites” post? Check it out here.

Favorite Beauty Product: Full n’ Soft Mascara
I’ve tried a lot of mascaras, but I keep coming back to this one. It makes my lashes all pretty-like but without feeling sticky, clumpy, or brittle. It looks and feels like I just have awesome natural lashes. Fellow OneUpMakeuper Meagan also swears by it. Plus, it’s only $5.99 on Amazon!

Favorite Video(s): “Most Cans Opened in 3 Seconds” and “After Ever After
I can’t choose. Don’t make me choose. These videos are both very different, and I love them both. “Most Cans Opened” is only a few seconds long. “After Ever After” combines catchy songs with  my love of Disney and parodies. Check them both out!

Favorite Kickstarter: Machine of Death
Machine of Death is a card game based on a book written by your favorite web comic artists and writers. So just donate. :-) They’ve surpassed so many stretch goals that everyone ends up getting WAY more than their initial incentive level. I donated and I can’t wait to get the game!

(And of course, the Job Hunters Kickstarter is still going on. If you’re able to donate or help spread the word, I’d be so grateful!)

Favorite Treat: Kukuruza Hawaiian Salted Caramel Popcorn
My mom loves salted caramel, so I stopped by Kukuruza last week to grab her some (and though I might as well try some myself). Holy cow. If you like caramel popcorn and also salted popcorn, then you will LOVE this. Bonus: The girl who helped me complimented my D&D shirt and then we chatted about this Doubleclicks song and PAX. So Kukuruza just has good taste all around. You can buy them online here or at their store near Pike Place Market.

Favorite Workout: Barre3
Contrary to what my “favorite treats” my be telling you, I am trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle, and one of my favorite ways to do that is by doing Barre3. I used to go into their classes, but then they started an online collection of classes that you can subscribe to for $15 a month (the price of one in-person class). Their classes are meant to be taken by really busy people–you have you choice between 10, 30, 40, and 60 minute videos that leave you feeling stretched out, refreshed and not too sweaty (but you’ll be waking up sore the next day!). They’re a mix of barre exercises, pilates, and yoga, and I absolutely love them. It’s the only exercise I’ve ever looked forward to doing. You can check out a sample 10 minute class here and find out more at barre3.com.

What are some of your favorite things from this past week?

Show Off Your Nerd Cred

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You’ve watched the shows, played the games, and fixed your parents’ computer. Now sure the world that you’ve earned the title “Geek.” (Or “Nerd” or whatever your label of choice may be.) This shirt (by fellow geek site Nerd Approved) is super fun and would make a fantastic addition to your con-wardrobe. The only downside? It doesn’t come in women’s sizes. But maybe getting a unisex size will add to the military feel of the design. Either way, it’s worth checking out!

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Decorated Nerd shirt, $18.95 at SplitReason.com. Use code “buytees15″ to get 15% off your order!

 

It’s Pi Day!

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I have some sort of amalgamation of “Friday” but with lyrics about pie stuck in my head. “It’s Pi(e) Day, Pi(e) Day, everyone eat pie on Pi(e) Day, looking forward to the pecan, pecan….”

Sorry.

Anyway, it’s Pi Day! The day where we get to celebrate math and use language tricks to also celebrate a pastry! Yay Pi(e)!

Want to celebrate?  Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Challenge your friends to impromptu recitations of Pi. Whoever has the most amount of digits memorized gets a pie of their choice!
  • Hold a Pie cooking and/or eating competition.
  • Make a pie and include Pi-themed cutouts or decorations on top. Check out my dad’s “famous” recipe here!
  • Stretch your mind a bit by filling out a pie-themed logic problem.
  • Check out nerdier Pi Day/Friday parodies.
  • Eat a Pizza Pie for lunch! That’s what I’ll be doing.

What do you do to celebrate Pi Day?