My Slave Leia Story – Or The Real Reason I Have 100k Facebook Page Likes and a Blue Check Mark

I have a pretty impressive number of Facebook likes on my page. Over 140,000 at the moment. And a verified account with a fancy blue checkmark. But unfortunately it has nothing to do with blogging and everything to do with making and wearing the infamous Princess Leia gold bikini costume, also known as the "Slave Leia" … Continue reading My Slave Leia Story – Or The Real Reason I Have 100k Facebook Page Likes and a Blue Check Mark

Do You Really Want to Know What I’m Thinking About?

My husband is one of those people that always asks "What are you thinking about?" It's possible I may project a look that I am deep in thought, because there's always this low level of constant brain chatter happening inside my head. Sometimes it's just anxiety and I'm mulling over some insignificant detail. Sometimes it's … Continue reading Do You Really Want to Know What I’m Thinking About?

A Star Wars Fan Geeks Out in Ireland

My husband has a lot of family in Ireland, so we go back to visit often. We try to make each trip a little different and see new things so on this past visit I was intent on visiting a couple of the Star Wars filming locations. It's no secret I'm a Star Wars fan! … Continue reading A Star Wars Fan Geeks Out in Ireland

Happy Father’s Day! Yes, even you, Darth Vader.

I randomly found this image online one Father's Day and thought it was funny. I had no idea it came from a book called Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown, until a friend surprised me with the book she found at a garage sale. There's also one with Leia called Vader's Little Princess, which … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! Yes, even you, Darth Vader.

I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

At least, that's what I thought until I was having dinner with a new friend and found out I have no idea what the normal amount is. I used to own a costume boutique so I was surrounded by cosplay/geeky people all the time. It was like living in a nerdy little bubble. Since I … Continue reading I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

Raising Darth Vader

Ever get worried that you're raising a future Darth Vader? Or even worse, a Kylo Ren? Sure, we all go through our villain moments, but I'm still on the good side and have hopes of raising a sweet little super hero. So tonight in the bath, that sweet little future hero turns to me, lowers … Continue reading Raising Darth Vader

Generation Geek

I'm old school. The only video games I kick ass at were released at least 20 years ago. And I love Star Wars, but I haven't even seen Rogue One yet. And I feel like that sort of define things. Especially with the death of Han Solo and then the real life death of Princess … Continue reading Generation Geek

Cosplay and Cons with the Kids

One of my favorite big conventions is almost here - San Diego Comic Con! I went the year I got pregnant and haven't made it back since I had my son, but we have done a lot of other conventions together. In fact, he attended his first con at just 6 weeks old! I look … Continue reading Cosplay and Cons with the Kids

Star Wars Mac & Cheese Makes Forks Easy

As a first time mom, I am learning as I go. I had no smaller siblings, so I know nothing about babies and kids. I wanted to start doing little reviews of products and things I found useful. So here's my first thing: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Star Wars style! ok, so yes I … Continue reading Star Wars Mac & Cheese Makes Forks Easy

Star Smores Cosplay at Star Wars Celebration 2017

We had a great time as Sesame Street Star Smores at Star Wars Celebration! It was Keelan's first time as a part of a big cosplay group. We got off to a bit of a rough start with our little Luke Piewalker, who was promptly renamed "Luke Crywalker":But then there was an attitude shift after … Continue reading Star Smores Cosplay at Star Wars Celebration 2017