Friday, November 30, 2012

Game of Thrones in the Seinfeld world..

I found this video in my Facebook feed from Geeks of Doom,one of my favorite "go to" geek sites. CRACKED me UP! It does make me wonder though how much laugh tracks and the iconic music added to Seinfeld's humor..hmm.

Their article:
http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/11/28/watch-now-what-game-of-thrones-would-look-like-as-an-episode-of-seinfeld/


I believe the next season starts in March? I need to get finished reading the second book before then. I hate to read too far ahead because then all the surprises are gone. Anyone else reading along with the series like me?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Craft with toilet paper rolls! Green Crafts! Toilet paper roll crafts!

It's that wonderful holiday time of year again and we all love to do Christmas crafts with the kiddos, so I scoured the internet for some ideas to try with my son:

(Check out my second post on Toilet paper roll crafts here)

I thought this candle from Kaboose was pretty and easy.

The list of supplies is fairly short too. Just cardboard tube, felt, foam bowl, chenille stems, paint, and  ribbon. The directions can be found on her site.


Woman's Day Magazine posted about how to make an adorable advent calendar using parts of the rolls.
The supply list and directions can be found on their page. This is great for holding personalized treats for each day!

How about some stars for a mobile or wall decoration? Muffin Tin Mom has a simple tutorial here:

24 cardboard tubes
Sewing machine and thread (or stapler, or hot-glue gun and glue sticks)
Acrylic craft paint and brush
Security envelopes
Snowflake hole punch
Paste
Rickrack, pompoms, other trims (optional for decoration)
Stamp pad and numeral stamps (or stick-on numbers)
Cork bulletin board
Fabric to cover board
Pins
Ribbons or lace
Mini clothespins (available at crafts stores)

Read more: Advent Calendar Christmas Craft - Make an Advent Calendar - Woman's Day
24 cardboard tubes
Sewing machine and thread (or stapler, or hot-glue gun and glue sticks)
Acrylic craft paint and brush
Security envelopes
Snowflake hole punch
Paste
Rickrack, pompoms, other trims (optional for decoration)
Stamp pad and numeral stamps (or stick-on numbers)
Cork bulletin board
Fabric to cover board
Pins
Ribbons or lace
Mini clothespins (available at crafts stores)

Read more: Advent Calendar Christmas Craft - Make an Advent Calendar - Woman's Day
You could make a bunch of these and make them into a design on the wall, or hang them individually from the ceiling. How pretty!


Or, how about some pretty ornaments? Sinnenrausch shows you how step by step..


I think I would paint the cardboard, but if you like a natural look, that's great!

Last but not least, Smallfry and Co had this craft for Halloween candy but I think It'd work great as Christmas Crackers!!
Use a holiday quilting fabric and you're all set!

So, I hope that gave you some ideas of non-traditional ways to get your craft on using the toilet paper holders we all have lying around the house!



Friday, November 9, 2012

Geeky Thanksgiving ! A peek into how some of our favorite movie and comic book characters celebrate

One of my favorite days of the year is Thanksgiving, where our family all gathers together amidst the heavenly smell of roasting turkey to chat. It's the tradition and pageantry of the holiday that gets to me..it heralds the oncoming holiday season and reminds me how much I am thankful for.

I thought it might be nice to see how the characters we watch might celebrate their holiday so I've gathered a collection of pics from the web for you all..

Buffy the Vampire Slayers friends. Do you suppose Spike would eat turkey?

This almost HAS to be Robot Chicken's Star Wars Thanksgiving..LOL. the saber might make for a nicely toasted taste to the meat..

Fantastic Four takes some downtime..

Classic game characters share the meal..

Justice League in a rare moment of world peace :-)