Face Off Digest: Ep. 10–Freak Show

What a twisty turn of events this episode took!  It started off innocently enough, with a tribal art-themed Foundation Challenge, and then a transition into a freak show Spotlight Challenge. The artists had to create looks that morphed reality with the macabre in order to bring circus oddities to life. Such sideshow acts included Lobster…

Introducing NERDIWEEN!

It’s no secret that I love Halloween. Like, really love Halloween.  I don’t think you understand the gravity of this statement; I start daydreaming about the holiday IN JUNE. Does that make me a bit of a weirdo? Maybe. Do I care? Nope. Basically, I am a Halloween nerd.  A few months a go, I…

Geek Girl Brunch: The Best Way to Spend a Sunday

This past Sunday, my friends Amanda, Amanda (yes, two of them), Dora, and I went to our first Geek Girl Brunch in Chicago. I first heard about Geek Girl Brunch from Geek Chic, and got curious. So, I checked out their website, and freaked out. How could I have not known about this before?? Geek…

Face Off Digest: Ep. 9–Judgement Day

Woah. I can’t believe that we’re already down to eight artists. EIGHT! That’s insane! You know what else is insane? This week’s Spotlight Challenge. I like how the challenges are finally unique and out-of-the box, because for a while, they all seemed the same. This week’s challenge, however, was truly awesome. The artists had to…

“Simply Meant to Be:” Nerdy Corsage & Boutonniere (Hard)

In college, my friend Dora and I decided that we were tired of all those boring homecoming corsages and boutonnieres, so we made our own nerdy ones using artificial flowers and paint. The first year we made them, we went with a Pokémon theme. We made our boyfriends pokéball boutonnieres, while we made ourselves corsages…

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Things about Fall

Man, could that title be more alliterative?  This past week, I have been swamped with work not just for the site, but for actual work. I started a new job, and now it seems as though my life has been consumed by that. But, I have some extra cool posts coming next week, but in…

Face Off Digest Double Dose: Episodes 7 & 8

Since starting my new job, I have been super busy, so I unfortunately had to delay my Face Off Digest. But, it’s back, and twice as nice, because I’m covering last week’s episode and last night’s episode! For those of you who watch Face Off religiously, you’ll already be fully aware by now of what…

Starfleet Elite: Nerd•ily’s Niceties of August

I decided to try something new: a once-a-month “best of” collection of what I consider to be the best posts of the month. Since we’re nearly halfway through September, I figured I’d better get it into gear and post the August edition. Here it goes: Back-to-School Ready with Nerd•ily  I got the idea to do…

The Sewing Chronicles: Introduction

Since I’ve been doing all of this crafting lately, I finally got inspired to learn how to operate a sewing machine. But, I’m not quite there yet. My mom is the seamstress of the family; she made me all of my costumes as a kid, she made me dresses and other clothes, and she is…