Her Universe & Hot Topic bring us adorable new Marvel clothes!

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The geek chic universe is a blazed with the happy news of Her Universe teaming up with Hot Topic for a special line of Marvel character inspired clothing from winning designers of the Her Universe and Hot Topic fashion show that was held at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con! The line features 4 dresses inspired by Captain America, Thor, Loki and Black Widow, as well as two jackets inspired by Black Widow and Iron Man. Right now, Hot Topic is taking pre-orders for the line’s release on May 12.

I absolutely love the retro look of all the designs! More so, I’m loving the Black Widow and Loki dresses like it’s nobody’s business. I could definitely see myself rocking the Black Widow dress at work or a night out with friends, or even at a formal event. It’s very subtle but so obvious when you realize what it’s supposed to be, and I’m all about that approach in my style! The Loki dress is just so darling and I can’t get over that patterned trim at the base of the skirt. Who doesn’t love green and gold together?!

These adorable designs will likely sell out fast, so head over to Hot Topic and get your pre-order in now! I learned this the hard way with the Cinderella clothing line. :(

Which piece would you love to take home? Is there a hero you wish would have been featured? I’m a little sad that Hulky didn’t get any love. Purple and green together is my jam!

Fitness Sauve

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You probably remember me talking about getting healthy and working out some time ago. It did not work out well and I quit super easily and quickly. BUT NOT THIS TIME!

I have managed to get my lazy butt to the gym four full days last week, and I’m heading back in this afternoon! I’m so proud of myself, you guys! I haven’t worked out at a gym like this in about ten years and, I gotta tell you, it feels great!

My main focus is to take it slowly for right now. I know that pushing myself too hard in the past and getting impatient with my progress has kept me from achieving my goals, and I would really like for that to not happen this time around. I’m starting out with cardio (which I learned is just running/walking) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and doing cardio + strength (where I focus on muscle equipment) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturdays will be left to either a shit ton of chores or 30 minutes of at-home core exercises (otherwise known as working out the abs area).

I recently got my gym membership with a Fitness Evolution location that opened up not to long ago here in town. I signed up for their premium membership, which gives me access to all their locations, plus their tanning and message areas! The gym isn’t very big, but it’s still a great deal for only $15 a month.

How do you guys stay active? Any fitness gamers out there? Tell what games you’re doing, because I would love some recommendations for the weekends!

I built my first LEGO set!

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For the first time in my life, I built a LEGO set from beginning to end. Also for the first time, I actually own some LEGO bricks! The most of LEGO that I’ve owned before this were two LEGO figurines of Hermione (which was a keychain) and I think what might have been a Stormtrooper or Boba Fett (lost it years ago and can’t remember what it was, but I’m pretty sure now it was a ST). Mike and I had stopped by Target last weekend to grab some sets for his nephews’ birthdays, and he surprised me by getting me my first ever set! He was pretty astonished when I first told him that I had never owned any a few months ago. I’ve played with other people’s bricks, but never had any for myself. Though the selections were limited, and I wished my first set could have been from the Harry Potter line, I have no regrets with picking out the T-16 Skyhopper from the Star Wars line! I even have a few left over pieces to put towards my own collection! I’ve already been looking up all the different things I can do with LEGO bricks and what I want to make next!

Now, if I could only decide on my next set…

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Goodbye March, Hello April

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I’m really glad March is over you guys, but I know that April isn’t going to be a walk in the park either. It was a real sad month, and this month’s happiness might be overshadowed by all of that. Without going too far into details, Mike’s dad passed away last week. His sister, who’s wedding I’m in, will be taking place next Saturday. The family has gone through a lot, but it’s beautiful how they have been together and there for each other. Please keep them in your thoughts or prayers as they try and get through this really difficult time. Also, take this time to let the people you know around you that you love them and appreciate their existence in this world. I try to remember to tell all of my loved ones as much as possible, because I’ve learned the hard way that you never know when you can lose them. I would like to express to all you that I love you guys and am so glad that you exist.

On a lighter note, I spent the rest of my time this month on a weird crafting kick. I’ve been experimenting more with granny square patterns (unsuccessfully) and trying to finish up my scrapbooks for Project Life 2014, my trip to the Philippines back in 2013, attending Comic-Con 2012, Christmas 2013 in Disneyland, and our last Christmas with Grandma in 2012. I’ve all the pictures printed for the first three with most of the pages already filled with the base design cards in the PL2014 album. Once I’m done with those I’ll be moving onto the Christmas albums.

I’m also waiting for a free weekend to start on my next project: dip dye ombre pillow cases! The bed has now been adorned with brand new sheets (exact) and a comforter set (exact), and I’m itching to spread the blue, green and ivory color scheme all over the house! Starting with redoing the pillows with new cases to replace the ones I made last year (see this post). I eventually would like to make a faux flower centerpiece for the dining table which I already have most of the parts for, the placemats, and get some curtains in the rooms handmade from some basic muslim cloth.

On games news, I’ve had to put the series I was beginning to record on pause to deal with everything. I just downloaded Sims 4: Get to Work and I’m really stoked to put this into the series. Mike got us Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel to play and have been making pretty good headway in those storylines. I’ve gotten really comfortable with first-person shooters as a result, which is super awesome! The next game I want to check out is Life is Strange. I’ve been watching a lot of game play for it and I think the concept of the game is really cool.

Well, I now have to do a spot of shopping with a friend. Are you planning any crafts for April? What are your plans for spring break or Easter? See ya next time!