DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars’ Tutorial from Magia Mia. Turn plastic vitamin bottles into creepy apothecary jars using a glue gun and chalkboard paint.



DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars’ Tutorial from Magia Mia. Turn plastic vitamin bottles into creepy apothecary jars using a glue gun and chalkboard paint.


This video includes ALL of Team Llama-nomenal’s photo item submissions for the 2013 hunt.  Go Llamas!

This is our GISHWHES team!  If you’ve never heard of GISHWHES, it’s an international scavenger hunt that is INTENSE and very weird and OODLES of fun!  The hunt this year is from August 2-9.  Follow this blog to see more of what Team Llama-nomenal has done, and maybe you can help us out with an item or two this year!


Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries




Lightsaber Hilt and Darth Maul Freezer Pop holders by Heather Means

Why have I not thought of this before!!


The Truth about SDCC


It’s SDCC week and the anticipation is racking my mind constantly. Sleeplessness will likely set in tomorrow. Giddy outbursts will surely begin this evening. And it’s all because there is quite literally nothing like the sheer size and fervor of San Diego Comic Con. As a result, there’s a lot of things that people tell you are MUST DOS at the big event. I’m here to tell you… some of that stuff is poppy cock.


Truth #1: You don’t need to see Hall H.

I’ve done the whole “let’s wait in line all night long and sit through 5 panels we’re uninterested in so we can see the panel we want to see” thing a time or two. I can honestly tell you, it’s not worth it. The Hall H events are usually recorded and the quality and experience are just as good from the camera’s view than from row 104.

Truth #2: You do need sleep.

So many people complain about Con Crud. You know, a wretched disease that sets in at the tail end of a Con and then doesn’t leave your lungs for weeks. These people aren’t sleeping. Most people at Cons are pretty sleep deprived and it’s not great. By day 3, you start to run into some pretty crabby people, which isn’t really that awesome. Be better. Treat yourself better. You will enjoy everything more if you get some solid sleep.

Truth #3: The Convention Center is not the best part.

While there are many great panels happening in the Convention Center and plenty of great people and things to see, I really love hanging out in the immediate vicinity far more. Between the experiences that various brands “pop up” in the immediate area, to the parties, to the NERD HQ panels to the random people watching in the Gaslamp Quarter - you can have an amazing time with no badge around your neck.

Truth #4: It’s about the people.

What do I look forward to most about SDCC? It’s not the parties. It’s not the panels. It’s not the exclusive merch. It’s not even San Diego. It’s the people. The amazing friends I’ve made because we all descend on this crazy party for a few days. I can sincerely say many of these people are friends who I count on for real life stuff long after SDCC is through. So don’t be shy. Say hi and make friends. You will never regret it.


DIY 9 Shark Crafts in honor of Shark Week Starting August 10th, 2014.
Shark! Pattern from Karen’s Knittin Crap.
Crochet Shark Pouch by Tamara Kelly on Ravelry. 
Knit Shark iPhone Cover Free Pattern by Reuben Briskie on Ravelry.
Shark Nail Art - no tutorial because blog dead but photos are enough.
Shark Week Feminine Products Bag from dreadfulgirl.
Shark Purse by Kara of I Just Might Expolode.
Knit Shark Hat Free Pattern by Allison MacAlister of
Plastic Toy Shark = 3 Shark Jewelry Pieces from Dollar Store Crafts.
Predator and Prey Clothespin Tutorial by Estefi Machado Tutorial.
How to keep your refridgerator organized


1. Use mason jars to store salads instead of large plastic containers.


Stop using plastic containers and start using glass ware! This also makes a healthy, easy, grab-ready meal.

2. Use baskets to help organize the inside of the fridge.


You could even label a basket “Eat Me First!” for food that is expiring soon.


3. Use a dry erase marker to create a grocery list on the refrigerator door.


Please remember this will only work on some refrigerators.

For more on organization click here.


Click here for more DIYs.