The Grown-Up Geek

August 6th, 2015
Lifestyle

Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box filled with 6-8 pieces of epic geek and gamer gear, typically curated around one or more themes, with a guaranteed value of $40+. The crate is $13.37 + shipping, and I hope that touch is not lost on...
August 6th, 2015
Lifestyle

I think it's important to see that not all projects turn out perfectly, and I'm learning through this process that sometimes 'good enough' is excellent in relative terms. Today's experiment with gem casting was definitely one of those moments. This...
August 5th, 2015
Lifestyle

You'd like to think I've run out of titles at this point but no. We've just built up a relationship over the last few weeks and I now feel perfectly comfortable making terrible puns with all of you. I'm so very sorry. It's Wednesday again,...
August 4th, 2015
Lifestyle

If you're a regular Tea For Tuesday reader, you may remember my last foray into the world of Inca Tea. It was a bit of a mixed bag, but I was definitely intrigued and wanted to give the rest of their line up a try so I could really see the whole...
July 30th, 2015
Lifestyle

I'll be honest; this is not my most successful cosplay makeup to date. It was ten o'clock at night and well over 90 degrees--I was tired, uncomfortable, and virtually melting. Additionally, not a whole lot of planning went into this look because I...
July 29th, 2015
Lifestyle

A couple weeks ago, Josh and I took a look at some fairly chocolate-heavy beers. While chocolate can range from cloyingly sweet to incredibly bitter, this week we'll be tasting at a different end of the spectrum--sours. Sour beer is a very...
July 28th, 2015
Lifestyle

The husband and I took a trip to our local fruit farm over the weekend.  I want to be able to say we were there solely for the purpose of buying fresh fruits and veg, but I try my very best to always be honest with all of you; we were there for the...
July 23rd, 2015
Lifestyle

I am beyond excited to talk about today's project: playing with InstaMorph! When I first saw DIY videos using this amazing moldable plastic, my brain went wild with ideas for a number of my upcoming cosplays.   The label has this to...
July 22nd, 2015
Lifestyle

It's Wednesday. Work is piling up, exhaustion is setting in, everyone within a twenty mile radius of you seems to be driving you crazy with their noise, noise, noise...  Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it simply has to be said that...
July 21st, 2015
Lifestyle

This week, I wanted to take a look at an absolutely enchanting new collection from Adagio called Story Time. The collection includes three herbal teas inspired by beloved pieces of fiction. Each blend comes in a collectible tin featuring...
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