Looted: Unboxing February Loot Crate

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I got my Loot Crate and it’s absolutely awesome! I have to say that this is probably the best I’ve had to date. In this post, I’m unboxing the February Loot Crate “Play” box. I’ve had my subscription since this past April and it’s only getting better! Interested in getting a subscription yourself? Click here to sign up! I’m currently on the monthly plan at $19.95/month (with shipping included), but they have other payment plan options available including a one-year plan that basically gives you a box for free.

This month’s box was called “Play” and themed for playing games of all kinds. The wonderful people at Loot Crate even turned the box into a board game! I get just as excited to see the designs in the box as I do seeing the goodies I’ve received that month. The really took it to the next level, too (pun totally intended).

What I got:

  • A copy of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - I was extremely excited about this because its been on my reading and to-buy list for several months AND it’s a FULL COPY! *high fives Loot Crate* I’m already planning on making this my March read.
  • Munny World 7″ Munny in white with 3 wipeable markers - I’m pretty stoked about this because I already have a Munny from years ago that has been a sleezy record label producer forever and I’ve always wished it was washable. The fact that I can change this little guy to be whatever I want, whenever I want is pretty exciting. I’ve already got a line for people taking turns!
  • Hexbug Ant in orange - I always giggle a little bit when I get anything involving bugs or insects because my day job deals with them. Hexbugs are such great little toys! I’m contemplating getting a track for the few that I have to run on.
  • A playable starter deck of Superfight - *fist pumps all over the room* YES YOU HAVE NO IDEA THE EXCITEMENT I HAVE INSIDE! I’ve been watching SourceFed Plays videos for a long time with them playing this and wanting a deck. Every time I go to buy they’re sold out of the starters. While this isn’t the actual starter, it’s definitely enough to help me get my friends into the game.
  • PacMan print by Manny Peters - I’m a little sad that my poster got a bit bent in shipping, but that’s ok. I’m flattening it out right now and shopping for a new picture frame.
  • Code for a Firefly Online in-game Assault Riffle - I wasn’t even aware that there was a Firefly game until this box. Apparently, it’s a multi-user strategic role-playing online game based off the Firefly universe, and this code is a special weapon. If you are on iOS, Android or Steam, you can play this game. I’ve already got it downloaded on my phone for initial testing and will be loading it up on my PC tonight.
  • Set of dice in a velvet bag - They’re Rock-Paper-Scissors dice! I’m so excited for the next time I need these. This is the method Mike and I use for all chores and dinner decisions. This will prevent us from learning each other’s patterns and really leave it up to chance!
  • Loot Crate box magazine – The back of the magazine has punch out pieces to use for the box board game. I’m holding onto my box this time around so I can actually test it out. I love board games! I haven’t had a chance yet to really dive into this box’s magazine, but it looks like a good read.
  • Loot Crate “Play” pin

Have you signed up for Loot Crate’s monthly subscription? What came in your box? Also, I’ve been contemplating doing some giveaways of some past items I’ve received that are unopened, unused. Would you guys be interested in the giveaways? Let me know! I love reading your comments!

PNG has a new look!

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The time has come! I’m so excited to show you guys the new look thanks to 17th Avenue Designs! I absolutely love all of their designs and was so excited to finally implement one here! And this is just the beginning of some big changes. Unfortunately, the roll-out of these changes will be one at a time to prep for the store’s relaunch (finally!) and moving over 3 other sites. Let me know what you guys think! I love to hear your feedback.

Geek Chic: Gimme all the holidays nao

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Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Friday the 13th, you guys! All about launching a blog post when you meant to save it as a draft!

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As a lover of holidays, normal and odd, I’m very excited to about this weekend. My plans of immense productivity have now been dwindled down to whatever I have the energy for since I ended up with an allergy-induced cold yesterday. Sore throat and running nose, with a cough on it’s way in. Hopefully, you’ll be having far more fun than I will with friends or loved ones! I was so bummed when I woke up, too. Thankfully, my loving boyfriend had some flowers (red tulips and purple irises) with a box of chocolates in the works for delivery which managed to pull me back up and keep me moving forward. He’s been on the receiving end of my stress lately, so I really feel like I should have sent him flowers this year!

Also, outfit photos are made way more fun with my studio setup! I need to do this more often!

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As a quick note, I had a few blog posts planned for the past two weeks but have been dealing with having to switch hosting companies and moving files around, all the while trying to get my store prepped for relaunch. The blog has thus fallen to the way-side, but I wanted to let you know so it didn’t seem like I was falling back on my old habits! ;) The blog might look weird for a day while I get everything uploaded and active. I’ve got a great new design ready to go and everything!

 

This Outfit:
Shirt – MINKPINK (old)
Dress – Forever 21 (similar)
Tights – Target (exact)
Shoes – Fioni for Payless (old)
Necklace – Charlotte Russe (gift from my godmother)

Geek Chic: Fancy New Tie from Black Tie Geek

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Yesterday was just one of those days where nothing was going to go right and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I left the house SUPER stoked about getting all fancy for my new Black Tie Geek from this month’s Loot Crate box. Had my makeup all done nice and pretty, and even made it down the stairs without falter. Get in my car, realize it is now 8:01a and I am going to be super late for work. I end up behind a truck 2 blocks away from my work that extends my lateness by 3 minutes. I get to work and realize I’ve forgotten my badge. I try to adjust my bun at my desk and then the hair tie snaps. I place an order with Kate Spade during my break and accidentally place 2 separate orders on a clearance item instead of one (which they were able to fix, luckily). I go to use the bathroom and realize the waistband on my pants has a giant hole in it from the waist band seam falling apart from the pants themselves and you can now see my white shirt that’s tucked into my waist band. After Kristen generously took these pictures for me at a different break period, I realized that my sweater was, in fact, longer than my jacket than previously thought (but whatever because it’s freaking freezing right now). The padding nail at the base of one of these heels fell out before the end of the work day. And I ran my toes dead straight on into the legs of my coffee table when trying to get my shoes on that night. There were a few other misgivings that I didn’t include which were work related and involving a twice-failed Chipotle order.

It was truly one of those days where sometimes you just have to give up and lay down in defeat. The best part of the night was getting my recently created Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic to her second planet and managing to not do one evil thing. It’s strange how trying to make a good character stay good is so difficult. Now, I kind of miss playing as my Bounty Hunter.

This Outfit:
Jacket – Ambiance
Sweater – Target (old)
Shirt – GAP (similar)
Tie – Black Tie Geek via Loot Crate
Tie bar –  Borrowed from Mike
Pants – Target (old)
Shoes – ShoeDazzle (old)
Purse – ThinkGeek
Sunglasses – Loot Crate