Friday Favorites #65

December 20, 2013

Adventure Time Holiday Bows from Nerdy Girl Raven Teen Titans Holiday Bows from Nerdy Girl Raven

Some fun Adventure Time and Teen Titans holiday bows from Nerdy Girl Raven on Etsy.

 

 

Gingerbread Candy Kingdom by IHaveAFluffyCat on Imgur

This incredible replica of the Candy Kingdom is completely edible. More pictures, close ups, and progress shots here.

 

 

Slade and Terra Teen Titans Ornaments from The Perfect Cup

Show off your more villainous side with these Teen Titans Slade and Terra inspired ornaments from The Perfect Cup.

 

 

Here are a few exciting trailers to brighten your weekend:

I grew up watching the original Godzilla movies with my dad and I’m looking forward to seeing this reboot. From the glimpses we’ve gotten of so far, it seems that this Godzilla will be modeled to look closer to the original which makes me quite happy.

 

I’m still not sure how I feel about Community coming back for another season, especially since not all of the actors are returning, but this teaser is pretty funny so maybe they will be able to reach their “six seasons and a movie” goal after all.

 

Whenever I watch How to Drain Your Dragon I revert into a five year old, doting on how cute Toothless is and giggling at all the silly jokes. Needless to say I am very much anticipating the sequel next year.

 

And last, but not least, the full trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. My enthusiasm for the series has been declining ever since Amy and Rory’s disappointing departure in series 7, but I’m feeling really giddy after seeing this trailer. Did you catch what was shown at 0:37? It’s the door that holds The Doctor’s greatest fear from the episode The God Complex. Since my theory that Rory was The Master and was the one behind that door got debunked, I’m really excited to see what or who it actually ends up being. Only 5 more days!

 

 

I think this will be my last post for the year. I had planned on posting regularly throughout the month, but with Christmas prep, traveling, and of course packing up our entire apartment and storage unit, it’s been hard to find the time. With that said, I wish you all a very merry Christmas and I’ll see you after the new year!




Freebie: Doctor Who Dalek Christmas Card

December 16, 2013

Freebie: Doctor Who Dalek Christmas Card | allonsykimberly.com

This is the last free Christmas card printable of the year and it features a very festive Dalek. The link below the following picture will take you to my deviantArt page where you can find a DOWNLOAD button on the right side of the screen. The download includes a zip folder containing a high res PDF file containing the 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 card along with a TOU Read Me file.

Freebie: Doctor Who Dalek Christmas Card | allonsykimberly.com

DOWNLOAD



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This artwork is free strictly for personal use, not for commercial use. Please do not redistribute, claim as your own, or sell my work. You are free to share this image on your site or Pinterest as long as you credit me and link back to this post. Please respect these terms and conditions and enjoy your free prints. :)


// sometimes I share my projects, printables, and home decor on these sites. //



Freebie: Merry & Bright Christmas Card

December 11, 2013

Freebie: Merry & Bright Christmas Card | allonsykimberly.com

Another free printable Christmas card for my lovely readers. Hope you like it! Click the link below the following picture to download a high res PDF file containing the 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 card.

Freebie: Merry & Bright Christmas Card | allonsykimberly.com

DOWNLOAD




TERMS OF USE:
This artwork is free strictly for personal use, not for commercial use. Please do not redistribute, claim as your own, or sell my work. You are free to share this image on your site or Pinterest as long as you credit me and link back to this post. Please respect these terms and conditions and enjoy your free prints. :)


// sometimes I share my projects, printables, and home decor on these sites. //



Fangirl Fashions #19

December 10, 2013

Jewelry can be a great way to show love for your favorites fandoms. Here are some pendant necklaces that do just that.

 

Doctor Who Necklace Time Drift from Time Machine Jewelry

Doctor Who Necklace Time Drift from Time Machine Jewelry (this particular design is sold out, but there are so many similar items in their shop so you should definitely check it out)

 

 

Game of Thrones Inspired Dragon Egg Necklace from Pendant Lab

Game of Thrones Inspired Dragon Egg Necklace from Pendant Lab (also available in blue, purple, red, black and purple/blue, red & black, tan, brown, pink, and teal)

 

 

Loki Heart Pendant Necklace from FanFlail

Loki Heart Pendant Necklace from FanFlail

 

 

R2D2 and C3PO Inspired Best Friends Necklace Set from Rapscallion Design Teal Tentacle Heart Best Friends NecklaceTentacle Heart Best Friends Necklace Set from Rapscallion Design Zombie Brain Heart Best Friends Set from Rapscallion Design
R2D2 & C3PO // Teal Tentacles // Purple Tentacles // Zombie Brain Heart

Best Friends Necklace Sets from Rapscallion Designs

 

 

Star Trek Shirt Necklaces from Land of Rapture

Star Trek Shirt Necklaces from Land of Rapture




Friday Favorites #64

December 06, 2013

Game of Thrones Snowflake Template by Krystal Higgins

I’ve seen a lot of impressive Star Wars themed snowflake patterns over the past couple years, but these are the first templates I’ve seen for Game of Thrones. If you think you have the skills and patience to cut these gorgeous snowflakes out visit Krystal Higgin’s website to download the templates.

 

Speaking of snow, if you haven’t watched this hilarious rendition of “Let it Snow” you need to. Like right now. I don’t care if you like Star Trek or not, this video is well worth 2 minutes of your time.

 

8 Bit Game Cartridge Soap from Geek Soap Sandcrawler Soap from Geek SoapD20 Soap from Geek Soap Game of Thrones Soap from Geek Soap

NES Cartridge // Sandcrawler // D20 // Game of Thrones

Who knew soap could be so delightfully geeky? All of these awesome creations can be purchased from Geek Soap. I think they would make great stocking stuffers for your fandom loving friends this Christmas. I especially love the Jawa Sandcrawler.

 

Life Size Dalek Wedding Cakes by Dinkydoodle Designs via That's Nerdalicious

Those Daleks? Yeah, they’re wedding cakes. These life-size bride and groom Daleks were created by UK cake designer Dawn Butler of Dinkydoodle Designs.

 

Married to the Sea by Clare Elsaesser for Artists Heal PH Eastern Bird Print by Small Adventures for Artists Heal PHIce Hiking by Small Adventures for Artists Heal PH The Land by Pretty Little Thieves for Artist Heal PH

Married to the Sea // Eastern Bird Print // Ice Hiking // The Land

These works of art are all part of Artists Heal PH, a pop up shop created by Nancy Mungcal, Michelle Mungcal and Neysa Bowers (sisters) to help support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines. These, and many other prints, as well as jewelry, photography, and other artisan goods are for sale now through Dec 31 and net proceeds will be donated to benefit typhoon relief in the Philippines.




My Life in November 2013

December 03, 2013

My Life in November 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

We went to see Ender’s Game and it was actually a lot better than I figured it would be. I thought it was really well done and very true to the book.

 

My Life in November 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

Hugo celebrated Veteran’s Day in style.

 

My Life in November 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

We traveled up to Elyria for Thanksgiving and Hugo did so well on the car ride there. He slept on my lap most of the time while I sang to him. =^.^=

 

My Life in November 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

While in town, we went to the Catching Fire premier that was actually at 8:00 not midnight, which was really weird, but kind of nice to not be out until 3am… Does that mean I’m getting old? Anyway, the movie was awesome and I went to see it a second time a couple of days later.

 

My Life in November 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

I was introduced to Happy Dog, a local bar that makes delicious gourmet hot dogs topped with just about anything you could think of.

 

My Life in November 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

I started the very long process of getting my white blonde hair back to a natural shade.

 

My Life in November 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

And of course, I stuffed my face like crazy at multiple Thanksgiving dinners.

 

November was a pretty busy month, but December is sure to top it. Moving day is less than a month away and we still haven’t packed anything or figured out where we’re moving to. It will be an interesting next few weeks…




Freebie: Catching Fire Printables and T-Shirt Templates

November 18, 2013

The Catching Fire premier is quickly approaching and I’ve made some more designs in preparation for the big day. The first few feature Katniss, Johanna, and Finnick and their weapons of choice. You are more than welcome to download these prints for free.

Freebie: Catching Fire Victor Posters | allonsykimberly.com

DOWNLOAD KATNISS’ VICTOR POSTER

 

Freebie: Catching Fire Victor Posters | allonsykimberly.com

DOWNLOAD FINNICK’S VICTOR POSTER

 

Freebie: Catching Fire Victor Posters | allonsykimberly.com

DOWNLOAD JOHANNA’S VICTOR POSTER

 

 

Freebie: Catching Fire T-Shirt Iron On Transfer Templates | allonsykimberly.com

If you want a fun t-shirt for the premier (or just because) but don’t want to shell out the cash for a pre-made one, you can also download the victor posters to print onto iron-on transfer paper. I made each with a black and white background so you can transfer onto dark or light shirts.

Freebie: Catching Fire T-Shirt Iron On Transfer Templates | allonsykimberly.com

DOWNLOAD T-SHIRT TEMPLATES

 

 

Catching Fire Tick Tock T-Shirt | allonsykimberly.com

If you do want to purchase a pre-made t-shirt, I have new artwork in the shop featuring the mockingjay and a clock design. It’s available as art prints and t-shirts.

 

Catching Fire Shirt | allonsykimberly.com Catching Fire Team Finnick T-Shirt | allonsykimberly.com

And of course there are my other two designs as well. (Fire is Catching // Team Finnick)

 

I can’t wait for the premier! I have no doubts that this movie will be just as well done as the first and it’s going to be an amazing night. Only four more days!


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This artwork is free strictly for personal use, not for commercial use. Please do not redistribute, claim as your own, or sell my work. You are free to share this image on your site or Pinterest as long as you credit me and link back to this post. Please respect these terms and conditions and enjoy your free prints. :)



Shop Update: Catching Fire Merch

November 11, 2013

Catching Fire premiers in less than two weeks and you all know how pumped I am for the movie. I always look forward to making my own outfits/shirts/accessories to wear to midnight premiers and I’m really excited to be able to share them with others this time around.

Shop Update: Catching Fire Merch | allonsykimberly.com

This quote is actually form Mockingjay, but I think it’s still fitting for Catching Fire. This design is available on light and dark backgrounds.

 

Shop Update: Catching Fire Merch | allonsykimberly.com

Some people are “Team Peeta” and others are “Team Gale”, but I think it’s safe to say that we all love Finnick the best. This design is also available on light and dark backgrounds.

 

Shop Update: Catching Fire Merch | allonsykimberly.com

You can also have them printed on posters, tote bags, phone cases, pillows, and more. (Fire is Catching – black // Fire is Catching – white // Team Finnick – charcoal // Team Finnick – blue)

 

Hope to be with you in spirit at the premier next week!




My Life in October 2013

November 06, 2013

My Life in October 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

I completely shattered the back of my phone. It met its fate with bathroom floor all because I had to get up to pee at 2 in the morning. Curse you tiny bladder!

Thankfully, the phone still works fine. I just need to keep a case on it to keep from cutting my fingers.

 

My Life in October 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

On a happier note, I got around to doing some projects and decorating around the apartment.

 

My Life in October 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

We went to a little jazz concert put on by a local college. Doesn’t Andrew look thrilled that I wanted to stop and take a picture?

 

My Life in October 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

Mini Hogwarts! The family of some of our friends were participating in a fan run Harry Potter event near Cincinnati and asked if we’d like to check it out. There were people in costume and different shows and “classes” were being performed. It was a lot of fun and I plan on doing a whole post about it later.

 

My Life in October 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

My Life in October 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

I helped out with a friend’s baby shower. She and her husband aren’t finding out the baby’s gender so we got to decorate pumpkins to guess whether it will be a boy or a girl.

 

My Life in October 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

I might have had a little too much fun preparing Hugo for Halloween this year…

 

So, that’s sort of what’s been going on this past month. What you don’t see in these pictures though, is all of the struggles and stress we’ve been going through not just over the last month, but the past year and even before that.

I know I don’t talk much about my personal life on here, but I think I’ve mentioned before how Andrew lost his security clearance a while back. Without it, it’s almost impossible to get a government job which he has to have in order to fulfill his grad school contract and not go into debt an additional $100,000. That’s been an ongoing issue for the past year, but crap just keeps piling up on top of that and this continuous stream of bad news has led to stress induced medical problems that we’re still trying to sort out. And now we have to move out in less than two months even though we have no idea where we’ll go or if he’ll even have a job.

Normally I can just block out the negativity, stay optimistic, and not worry, but I seemed to have hit my limit a while ago and I just shut down. I guess that’s why I’ve been a little absent the past month and a half. I don’t like getting into the nitty gritty details of my life, but I wanted to give some sort of explanation as to what’s been going on.

Life is just one heapin’ hot mess right now, but I’m starting to get out of my funk and get back to working on business and blog stuff. I have a lot of things I want to share and fun ideas that I’m anxious to try out so I’m hoping to back in full swing soon. Until then, thanks for baring with me.




Freebie: It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus Halloween Printable

October 16, 2013

Freebie: It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus Halloween Printable | allonsykimberly.com

DOWNLOAD 8X10 PDF

I love Halloween, I love Hocus Pocus, and I love this printable. I hope you love it too.




TERMS OF USE:
This artwork is free strictly for personal use, not for commercial use. Please do not redistribute, claim as your own, or sell my work. You are free to share this image on your site or Pinterest as long as you credit me and link back to this post. Please respect these terms and conditions and enjoy your free prints. :)


// sometimes I share my projects, printables, and home decor on these sites. //



My Life in… September 2013

October 03, 2013

 

My Life in… September 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

My Life in… September 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

At the beginning of the month Andrew went on a week long road trip with his dad to the Grand Canyon. These are a few pictures he sent me along the way.

 

My Life in… September 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

Meanwhile I visited my family and got in some much needed bff time.

 

My Life in… September 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

I also played a couple rounds of golf with my dad. It was the third time in my whole life I’d played on an actual course and I managed to get a 5 on a par 4. Booya! Pretty sure it was a fluke though because the game I played the next day was horrendous. Haha.

 

My Life in… September 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

Date night at an outdoor shopping plaza, listening to a saxophonist and watching the fountain change colors.

 

My Life in… September 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

Always messing with the cat.

 

My Life in… September 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

We celebrated my German roots at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

 

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We also had some fun at the Ohio Renaissance Festival (post coming soon).

 

My Life in… September 2013 | allonsykimberly.com

This past weekend Andrew and I helped out at a chili cook-off our church was hosting. We grilled, assembled, and handed out 160 hot dogs. It was exhausting, but we were happy to help.

 

Just a heads up, posts may not be very consistent for a while. There are some things I’ve really been wanting to do and learn that I’ve been putting off to keep up with my blogging schedule. It seems kind of silly to not be devoting time to what I actually want to do. Not that I don’t want to blog, but you get the idea. So that’s that. If I don’t have a free printable up one week or I miss a Friday Favorites you’ll know why. :)