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Book Inspiration

People would call both me and Adam 'collectors'. We have an abundance of movies, TV boxsets, books, comics, and video games. When I say an abundance, I mean approximately 7 bookcases filled with everything we collect, and some things are actually hidden in boxes still because we don't have room.

I'm ok with this. I like surrounding myself with things I love. It makes our home feel comfy to us. And we both are constantly watching things, reading, or playing games.

Being in an apartment makes it a little hard though because we don't have as much room or much storage. One of the things I'm looking forward to most when we eventually buy a house is putting shelves up everywhere! Taking entire walls and just lining them with bookcases and putting all of our 'collections' up.

I have found that I've accumulated quite the Pinterest board filled with shelving ideas.

I absolutely adore this idea. We don't have a headboard so it woul…

2014 Convention Schedule

It's almost comic convention season! The first convention I'll be doing is in less than 2 weeks! I'm excited, nervous, and stressed out as usual. I'm sewing like crazy and over-preparing like normal. Our home is covered in thread bits, fabric scraps, and freshly ironed bags and pillowcases.

I'm focusing on the three biggest comic conventions I've done in the past this year. I want to have a huge selection at each of these shows, meet new people, make contacts, and just have a blast.

Comic Convention Schedule: 

Toronto ComiCon
March 7-9, 2014
Table - A225

Niagara Falls Comic Con
June 6-8, 2014
Table - Artist Alley ?

Fan Expo Canada
August 28-31, 2014
Table - Artist Alley ?

There's a couple smaller conventions in the Fall this year I might want to check out as well, either as an exhibitor or spectator.

What conventions are you attending this year?
xo Jen

What I'm Loving Now

Lately I've been finding a ton of inspiration from movies and television shows I'm watching. Me and Adam have been squeezing in a lot of movies since it's just so cold out and it gets dark so early. And with the Olympics on, a lot of shows we watch are not airing currently. So I've been left with my specialty channel shows - The Walking Dead and HBO's Girls. But first up, my favourite thing at the moment is...

The Lego Movie

Please tell me you've seen this movie?!? It was great! Visually, it was amazing to see how much work went into this movie and to see all the little Lego bricks making up every scene. The voice actors and characters were hilarious and matched up perfectly! I really enjoyed the movie from start to finish.

One of my favourite things about the movie was how they portrayed Batman. First of all, Will Arnett has the perfect Batman voice. But the song... oh man, I can't stop laughing at it. If you haven't seen the movie yet, go see it!

Weekly Adventures

The past week has been pretty busy for us. After celebrating Valentine's Day last Friday, I spent Saturday at work, doing some errands, promoting IGGPPC, and packing for a quick Hamilton visit.

Round 11 of the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club opened on Saturday. Registration is still open and you can sign up here. There's a giveaway happening on our Facebook page right now as well.

Then really early Sunday morning we headed off for Hamilton. It was a nice drive. The sun was out and being a Sunday, the traffic was light. We spent the afternoon at our niece's third birthday party, then I had a dinner of frozen yogurt with two of my best friends for one of their birthdays. Afterwards we drank Italian Soda and played Big Bang Theory Clue.

We finished off our day with a few games of bowling with some family members. It was a long day but bowling was super fun. I started off strong and got worse as the games continued. I guess my tiredness was catching up with me.

Monday m…

Outside Adventures

Growing up I took figure skating lessons. I did it for years and really enjoyed it. Since then, I've skated on and off at public ice rinks and it's crazy how quickly and easily I remember how to skate. And now we live in a city that is full of outdoor skating rinks. You can skate on the lakes or on one of the man-made rinks. We checked out a track that they flooded to make into an ice rink a couple of weeks ago. I was nervous about skating after not doing it in years. But I quickly got into the rhythm and not once did I fall.

Our next ice skating adventure will be on Ramsey Lake. I've never skated on top of a body of water so I'm excited to head out on the lake!

Recently we also took a walk through Nickeldale Conservation Area. The walk started off with me trying to climb through 2 feet of snow to get to the trail. I lost my footing and fell into the snow bank. And then I couldn't get up because I was laughing so hard. Anyways, it was a great walk. The snow's i…

Valentine's Day Baking

How was your Valentine's Day? I had a lovely evening with Adam. We went out for a delicious dinner and then spent the rest of the night in. Just relaxing and talking and drinking wine. We also had some of the Valentine cupcakes I had made the day before. I ended up baking cookies and cupcakes this week.

First up, I made White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. I had bought some clearance White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms after Christmas and I thought the red and white candies would be perfect for Valentine cookies. I added some heart sprinkles to the tops of the cookies too.

The cookies are delicious! They turned out very fudgy and the white chocolate peppermint M&Ms are absolutely delicious in these chocolate cookies. I don't see these cookies lasting very long...
As for the cupcakes I made, I decided on a white cake with vanilla buttercream. Both me and Adam like our vanilla cupcakes. But I took some inspiration from a picture in a recipe book I have for the toppings. We ha…

Valentine's Day Style

Valentine's Day is this Friday. Unfortunately I work all day but me and Adam will be fitting in a dinner that evening. I'm not sure what dress I'll be pulling out of my closet to wear out to dinner, but if I could afford to buy a new outfit for the special occasion, these items would top my wish list!


One of these days I'll buy one of the amazing purses from ModCloth. I'm in love with their Camp Director Totes! 
Do you have any plans for Valentine's Day/weekend? xo Jen

Travel Itch

I've been itching to travel lately. I've always had a list of places I really want to visit in my lifetime. But ever since we moved and settled into our new place, I've been wanting to go on vacation. Maybe because me and Adam haven't really done any travelling together, except for our honeymoon, or maybe it's from chatting to the IGGPPC staff members and I want to see and visit the places they talk about?

Either way, I've been spending more time than I really should searching online for flights and hotel prices. I think we're going to make a point of going somewhere in 2014. Nothing that will cost a lot of money since we're saving for a house. But somewhere.

Some of the places I want to visit that top my list: - NYC - Florida/Disney World/Universal Studios - California/SDCC/Disneyland - England - Japan - Alaska - Newfoundland
There are honestly so many places I want to go! 
What's the one place you really want to visit…

What I'm Loving Now

My first comic convention of 2014 is in one month so most of my spare time has been spent cutting, sewing, and ironing new products for the show. Because of this, I've been flying through audio books and my re-watch of the Gilmore Girls series. Here's some things I love this week...

An Abundance of Katherines

I finished up this audio book a few days ago. I had never heard of it, but because it was written by John Green I thought I'd give it a chance.

It was a great book. It was different than the other books of his that I've read. It didn't focus on love between two characters. But focused more on the main character and his adventure to find himself and to find out what it means to matter. Certain parts were very inspiring and I really enjoyed how they worked so much math into the story.
The Fault in Our Stars

The first John Green audio book I listened to was The Fault in Our Stars. This book is what made me fall in love with John Green's writing. I …

February Wishlist

Valentine's Day has never been a big event for me and Adam. Sometimes we exchange a small gift and sometimes we just go out for a meal together. Now, in no way am I hinting this post towards Adam (I swear!), but I wanted to share some of my top picks that I'd be happy to get for Valentine's Day.


What's on your wishlist this month? xo Jen

Etsy Crush

Last summer there was a Mario Still Life Print that kept appearing on my Facebook and Tumblr timeline. It was beautiful. I went to Fan Expo Canada at the end of the summer and while walking Artist Alley, I spotted the print on one of the tables. The artist was from Toronto and so sweet. I bought a Mario Still Life Print and it's now hanging in my living room.

Well, Lizustration is on Etsy and you should check out her work! It's incredible!

Mario Still Life Print
Zelda Still Life Print
Doctor Who David Tennant Print
Katamari Royal Portrait Print
And this is a perfect example of what I love about the comic conventions I attend. You get to meet some amazingly talented people. Go check out Lizustration!
xo Jen

My Life in Photos

January was a super quick month for me. We went back to Hamilton at the beginning of the month for a wedding and then my parents came up for a visit for a few days. So between that, work, and prepping for my first comic con of the year, it was a busy month.

I rang in 2014 with the kitties since Adam had to work. I spent my evening drinking tea and coffee and eating chocolate cupcakes that I received for Christmas. It was a relaxing night in.

Snow just keeps on showing up here, but I have to admit that it is pretty. I love the snowy, hilly landscape in Sudbury.

Our drive home from Hamilton was filled with a lot of blowing snow.

I broke into my Gingerbread coffee that I got for Christmas. It's so good!

When my parents came up we went out for brunch at Tutti Frutti. Their crepes are amazing.

I fell in love with all the Valentine-themed goodies I kept finding. I really want this Star Wars book by Katie Cook.

And look at the washi tape and stickers at Target!

The cats continued t…