HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

I just wanted to make a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Halloween—even though it’s a little late.  Also, I made a video as a thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my first annual NERDIWEEN event. Right as I was posting the last NERDIWEEN tutorial, I learned that Nerd•ily has 50 WordPress…

NERDIWEEN Week 4: Salem Cupcakes Recipe (Easy)

Ready for a wickedly good treat to enjoy this Halloween season? Try out this easy-to-follow spice cake recipe inspired by Salem and Hocus Pocus!

Face Off Digest: Ep. 14–Movie Magic Parts 1 & 2

Here we are: at the end of all things. This season has just flown by, and I can’t wait for the new one to premier. What a crazy ride it has been! In Part 1 of “Movie Magic,” each artist was given a script and a storyboard created by director and Face Off, Patrick Tatopolis….

NERDIWEEN Week 4: It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Here we are: the week of Halloween. Can you believe it? Well, I have definitely saved the best for last, because this week we are celebrating the ultimate Halloween film: Hocus Pocus. Since the movie takes place on Halloween night, I thought it was only appropriate to wait until this particular week. But Hocus Pocus…

NERDIWEEN Week 3: Ofrenda de Nerd•ily (Moderate)

We all want to honor our dead, especially our favorite pop culture figures. From Snape to Sam Winchester (season 5), the death of a beloved fictional character can be hard. But hey, that’s what Day of the Dead is for: it’s a time for rememberance. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a great way to…

NERDIWEEN Week 3: ¡Feliz El Día de los Muertos!

Since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated with El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. This Mexican celebration doesn’t really need an introduction nowadays, but when I was younger, it was just a footnote in the history books when we discussed Halloween traditions. But honestly, El Día de…

NERDIWEEN Week 2: Simply Magical Costumes

Picture it: Halloween, 2015. You’re coming home late from work, and you’re even more late to your friend’s Halloween party. You’re gearing up to head out, except you don’t have a costume. You would stop off at one of those pop-up Halloween shops, but you’re strapped for cash, and the party is in 15 minutes….

Face Off Digest: Ep. 12–Death Becomes Them

I was about to retire this series for the rest of the season, until I began watching this episode. Since there was a double elimination–yes, a DOUBLE ELIMINATION–I figured I should at least cover the last two episodes.  Man, has this season given anyone else whiplash, or what? This week’s episode was so up my…

NERDIWEEN Week 2: Being Normal is Vastly Overrated

If you thought Week 1 of NERDIWEEN was fun, then you’re going to love Week 2! This week, we’re celebrating one of the best Disney Channel Original Movies: yes, you guessed it, Halloweentown! Like most Millenials who grew up during the mid-2000s, Halloweentown 1-4 was a pretty big deal. Every new movie released added a…

NERDIWEEN Week 1: Trick or Treat, Charlie Brown

To wrap up Week 1, I wanted to leave you all with a fun, festive craft that you can make over the weekend. Since the theme was Great Pumpkin, I pretty much went on the nose and created a pumpkin-centered tutorial. But, before I introduce the how-to, let’s reflect for a moment. What does the…