DIY Mario Question Block Pillow for Geek Pride Day

Even though we are quite a few years – probably closer to a decade – away from actually being able to do it, Daniel and I always talk about owning a house, and what we want it to be like.

We want a huge kitchen with an island in the middle, a bedroom with an en suite, a bathroom with a separate bath and shower, a hidden library, a huge garage to do big projects in (such as make furniture), a theatre room, and – most importantly – a geeky office for the two of us to share.

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To be fair, our office is already pretty geeky. I have my entire Pokemon collection in there, plus most of my books, craft supplies, my pin collection, various TV show and movie memorabilia, as well as our (still small) game console collection.

But we want more. It needs more. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to ideas on how we’d like to decorate our future office, but I realised that I could start making things for it now, so that’s what I decided to do.

I am starting with smaller items such as pillows, as they can sit on my cupcake bean bag and won’t take up much room. In our future house I would love to make some custom shelves and other storage ideas, but that’s just not feasible at the moment as we live in a unit.

So, we’ll start small for now with pillows and desk accessories, and then go from there. Hope you enjoy this project, and if you know have any ideas on how to make our office extra geeky, let me know in the comments below!

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I Still Want To Do Everything

Despite what countless quotes on the internet may be telling me at all times, I still want to do it all. I want to do anything and everything, not just the former. I want to experience every last drop of this life as I can, and to try out as many new things as possible. I want to gain skills I never thought I’d be able to, conquer fears I always thought would beat me, and to live a life so full that I don’t notice when time is passing by because I am too caught up in what I’m doing.

I know what people will say, because they’ve been saying it for as long as I can remember: you can’t do everything. It’s okay not to do everything. Just focus on a few things at a time. But I don’t want to, and I’m not going to. This is in my bio for a reason; it’s who I am. I am filled with passion for so many things, and I am not going to rest until I have given everything that I want to try a go. Then I will know if I can do it or not, or if I even want to do it.

Maybe I can’t do everything all the time, but you can bet I am going to do it for a short amount of time at least.  There are so many great things to experience in this world, and I already feel like I have wasted so many precious years being caught up in home and school drama, and that is not how I plan to spend my adulthood. I am going to broaden my horizons and allow myself to taste test any new experience or hobby that I find intriguing.

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Giant Pokemon Pokedex Rice Krispies Treat for Ash Ketchum’s Birthday

Forgive me for using this word, but I honestly think this is the most “extra” thing I have ever done or created – and I am in love with it! 😍 This took so long and so many bags of marshmallows to create, but I definitely think it was worth it in the end. I made a GIANT POKEDEX RICE KRISPIES TREAT. Honestly, I don’t think anything I make will ever top this, but I might be biased due to my love of Pokemon 😂

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I started to brainstorm a new Pokemon recipe when I found out that the 22nd of May is apparently Ash’s birthday, and the original Pokedex is one of my favourite Pokemon-related items (even though I’ve never owned any kind of toy version 😢), so it’s really no surprise that this is its second appearance on the blog.

Whilst time-consuming, this recipe really isn’t very difficult at all, and it’s actually quite calming to just play around with fondant all day long! It’s like playing with Play-Doh for grown-ups (not judging any adults who still play with Play-Doh, though – we have some at our place!), except you can eat the final creation AND it will taste good!

So if you’d like to make the most sugar-filled treat to show your appreciation of the Pokemon franchise – or even just the 90’s in general, keep reading 😋

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