ABGEEK Flash Cards

My GeekStud of a husband submitted this one for you and naturally it comes with a slightly funny story. Below you will note the awesome ABC geek flash cards by Emma Cook, which I’m not sure you can actually purchase. You can check the site here if you want. Anyway, back to my story. Our Geeklet was given a nice fluffy blanket that had blocks of colors – If memory serves right – 3 to be exact. In each block it had a letter – A, B, G…and the G had a picture of a giraffe next to it. This blanket drove my Studlygeek crazy b/c no one teaches their children ABG’s…until now. ABGeek.

ABC Flashcard by Emma Cook

Firefly head warmer

Firefly. A cult classic. If you’ve seen it you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, please put yourself out of the unknown misery you’ve been living in and get your hands on a copy. I guess that phrase is outdated. Get your eyes on a digital version of it? Whatever. Either way, your kid needs to keep its brain warm so that they can be a part of their own renegade space cowboy group and survive. If not it’s a super cute fall hat that you can find on etsy.

Jayne Cobb Hat

Jayne Cobb Hat on Etsy by Mellowfury

Princess Win

According to the stores Fall is almost behind us and Christmas quickly around the corner. It is August. I know. But the stores want us to not be so closed minded with sticking to the seasonal system. I’ll meet them half way and acknowledge that fall and the gloriousness that comes with it are soon to be here. As a former Floridian Falls still get me awkwardly excited. So this next find is a WIN. Why? Because I love Etsy. I love babies. I love knitting (this is crocheted, I’m aware). And I love costumes (I’m an actor, what can I say). I smell an excellent halloween costume in somebody’s future.  So behold, in all their crocheted glory: Princess Leia. For a mere $30 and a white onesie – you are done!. That is a WIN!

Now your kid can be a Princess too.

Now your kid can be a Princess too! Thanks to Canadian Maggie.

Tee-ing up for bed

While I’m more of a mini golf enthusiast, myself, I have to applaud this dad’s (technically the wife designed this kickin’ set up) adoration for the sport. Frankly, the real game, at least while watching on tv, is on the boring side to me, which is why this is a GENIUS nursery. It will either stoke the budding flames of that baby golfer or it will lull it to sleep with it’s quite subtly. Look, I’m not knocking the sport – this is a huge money making industry. I’m just saying, that it takes a little extra something special to pull it into your kids nursery. I will say that I got to be an extra (the second time I was unknowingly pregnant) on the Tiger Woods Wii sports game promo and my heart did get a bit excited to watch the pro go at it in person — which made up for my unexplained nausea at the time. So I’m thinking it’s a “You need to be there in person” kind of sport. And I get that. I digress. I really do think this nursery is golf-ballin’ and done super well! Check more pics out here.

Golf Nursery

Hat Tip to Name Sake Design

Tricked out Stroller

Now this is clearly ripped from parenting.failblog.net. However, I don’t consider this a fail, but an epic win. This was dedication and clear ingenuity b/c you’ve got to balance those add ons so your kid isn’t flying out of the stroller – I know b/c I hang groceries from my stroller (which, I think is the same stroller we have, but hard to tell with that getup) all the time, and have had some near blunders. Anyway, let’s not mock this guy for having a sense of humor and being passionate about SOMETHING. Nothing is more lame then people who have no passions. Am I right?!

Tricked out stroller

Hat Tip to this Dad – found from parenting.failblog.com

You’ve been GEEKed

To be Geeked means that someone has forced their geekiness on you. For instance you will see the following photo of my adorable son in a tye-dyed onesie, hat, and matching booties. While I love me some hippies (One birthday my friends surprised me with a hippy initiation ceremony so I could be an honorary hippy) I didn’t realize that I needed a full tye-dyed layette set for my son. The story behind the clothes is priceless so if you’d like to check it out read on…

Hippy baby

Hippy Love.

My Studly Geek and I took a babymoon. At the time we lived in FL so we went in search of Fall weather and a low stress vacation. We settled on Ashville, NC – and had a fantastic time – the food is amazing, and hiking and mountain biking was great.

I had done my research and booked a prenatal massage at an establishment called Spa Materna. Like most of Ashville the theme of the spa was pretty yuppy-crunchy. You had your pick of painted belly castings on the wall to choose from for sure . Anyway, the short version is that I ended up getting locked in spa room accidentally, as the door actually had no lock. As a theatre major and construction worker’s daughter I’m well versed at removing doors, and while I did remove the handle myself, I eventually, just stepped to the side and let them kick down the door – since the workers were panicking a bit. Meanwhile, I was just fine, and highly amused. Well, to help me cope with my hormonal distress they assumed I was under they didn’t discount my massage, as I had hoped, but instead sent me home with the tye-dyed outfit.  And now I have some amazing photos of my son as a hippy gnome. Well played, Spa Materna, well played.