Wanderlusting for the U.K.

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In just a few days we'll be traveling to Scotland and England for a much needed vacation. This is the first one we've taken since our Honeymoon and I can't be more excited.

I don't want to post too much to spoil the fun. But we'll be traveling for 10 days in Scotland, Liverpool & London. We'll be meeting friends for the first time in person and checking our some fantastic spots. Among them, we'll be exploring the Warner Brothers London: Harry Potter Studios tour and a day trip through the Scottish Highlands.

Sigh... is it time to wander yet?


~ Stephanie

Casa Collections #1

One of the most favorite things in my home is the large built in display we have in our living room. It's packed to the brim with books, comics, toys and collectibles. I'm constantly shifting things around in here but overall this is how it's stayed for the last two years. Nothing shows off who we are as a family than to have this smack in the middle of our room for guests to enjoy.

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We've got lots of little collections around the house and many displays in every room. We're a bit cramped for space because of all the neat things we collect! I hope to give you all a home tour sometime soon. Even though we've nearly been in our house for 3 years, I can't help but feel like it's never quite done. We're currently remodeling the office. So expect some sneak peaks soon. ;)


~ Stephanie

Happy New Year

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and New Years.

We failed at sending out a card this year but managed to snap this snazzy photo of us in our holiday sweaters. Our cats stayed still for all of .5 seconds before everything went to hell.


Here's a wonderful 2017!


~ Stephanie

The League of Thrones: GoT Fantasy League

a fantasy football style league, but with Game of Thrones characters.

This last weekend we had a a really wonderful game of thrones celebration with friends to watch the Premiere of Season 6. To make everything more interesting, a friend of ours suggested we join a Fantasy League involving the characters from Game of Thrones.



**WARNING: Season 6 Spoilers ahead ** 

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Fantasora


is a fan-made website devoted to running a Game of Thrones fantasy league. It's super easy to setup and fun to pick your players. Every named character is draftable! You score points throughout the season for the following things your selected characters do:

  • Killings
  • Insults Delivered / Funny Lines
  • Acts of Intercourse
  • Glasses of Wine Consumned
  • Political Wins
  • Death
  • Special Abilities


I named my team "Bran's Downplayed Puberty" to poke fun at the fact that this kid has aged so much. Taking a season off didn't help him much. Is he as tall as Hodor now?


My team had a strong start. Doran Martell walked in the first episode and then was killed. This won me a whopping 109 POINTS!!!! The next highest scorer on our team has 36 to put it into perspective. It's really fun and has kept me more engaged with the characters. Every time Brienne of Tarth went to kill someone I was super excited! And of course, saddened one of my characters was a no-show.



It'll be exciting to see how the rest of the season pans out. I sure hope this lead holds true for the rest of the season. With many battles and coups coming up, I'm sure it'll be an exciting adventure.

This scene awarded points to both characters!

You can start your own Fantasy Game of Thrones league on Fantasora's website. It's not too late!
http://fantasora.com/



XO,
Stephanie

Jeremy's 39th Birthday

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The birthday boy, super ecstatic for the miniature I made him.

In my previous blog post, I shared the details on how I painted a miniature for my husband and our tabletop campaign. This last weekend we broke out the mat and played a few more hours of our custom RP.

We've played through many different Star Trek role playing games, but none fit the bill for what we wanted. Over the last year we've instead been modifying a Star Wars tabletop called Edge of the Empire - and it's been working like a charm.

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Jeremy's 39th Birthday


Jeremy's 39th Birthday


Jeremy's 39th Birthday


Jeremy's 39th Birthday


Jeremy's 39th Birthday
Linus got curios and rolled the dice a few times. He always wants to watch when we play games at the table.
Once the tabletop session was over, the rest of our friends joined us for a wonderful evening full of board games, drinking and watching the Dallas Stars lose in overtime. We completely forgot about Daylight savings, so 3am came to a real shocker for those still at the party. Dallas is a pretty huge area so many of our friends had an hour dive home ahead of them.

We love throwing game nights. It's something we do often and I can't help but enjoy every minute of it. Our friends are so wonderful and everyone came together to make this a special occasion for Jeremy. Our friend Monica even made these amazing galactic cupcakes!

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So while the date has passed, I say it again. 
Happy Birthday Jeremy! <3

Xoxo,
Stephanie



Jeremy's 39th Birthday
"Still Not 40"