Dec 29, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Touching

Fantastically Inspired Proposal Jewelry Box

Redditor curtisabrina uploaded the following images with the title “So I proposed to my girlfriend a few months ago with a rather unique jewellery box..” and the post quickly shot up to #1. Examining the pictures, it’s not hard to see why. What creativity, careful planning, and flawless execution! How can a girl not say yes to this […]

Dec 28, 2012  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal

Three Christmases

Call me sentimental, but my favorite posts to read this holiday season were the ones where bloggers posted progressions of photos — whether they were holiday cards or family portraits — that showcased each household’s transitions and growths through the years. The Geek in Heels family almost didn’t take a holiday photo this year. But […]

Dec 25, 2012  •  In Personal

Merry Christmas!

“This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” ~ Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas day! May your households be filled with cheers and laughter; arms be plentiful and giving; stomachs be full and happy… And most importantly, your hearts full of love. viral letter to Santa […]

Dec 24, 2012  •  In Entertainment, Movies, Personal, Reviews

Holiday Movie Marathon

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — And the Geek in Heels household has officially commenced its holiday movie marathon.  😀 Although many movies remain perennial favorites (see: It’s a Wonderful Life), I prefer the neo-classics from the 1990s to the early 2000s. My top five favorite holiday movies, in no particular order, […]

Dec 21, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Funny, Geek, Web

Popular Websites as Classic Boardgames

Brought to you by Hasbro Game Night, these mashups are nothing short of uproariously accurate! My favorite is Reddit as Hungry Hungry Hippos — as soon as I read it, I didn’t even need to look at the picture because I was already thinking, “Yep, exactly!” Facebook as Operation: You may also like: Browser Girls If Web […]

Dec 19, 2012  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Cute, Motherhood, Personal

Watching Little Minds Learn

Watching little minds learn is fascinating. Even when you try your best to stay impartial and unprejudiced, you can’t help but notice the vast differences between each and every person. Take Aerin, for instance. Now that she has officially conquered infancy and is starting to really soak in, process, react, and regurgitate what she learns, we have […]

Dec 19, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Geek, Video Games

Arrested Development NES Games

72pins is a place where “the past and present collide into 8-bit awesomeness.” Using classic NES cartridges as a canvas, various artists contribute to transform today’s popular video games, movies, television, and other pop culture references into 8-bit, NES-style art. Skyrim? Absolutely. Angry Birds? You betcha. Game of Thrones? They’ve got two! And, just recently, they’ve […]

Dec 14, 2012  •  In Personal, Relationships

How Did You Know?

A friend recently asked me how I knew J was “the one.” My answer? I didn’t. I don’t believe in soulmates. I believe that marriage is damn hard. And I believe we are continually evolving as people so that the person you married 3/5/10/20 years ago may not necessarily be the same person with whom you vowed […]

Dec 13, 2012  •  In Baby, Funny, Parenting, Personal

Christmas Tree Decorating Guidelines

What’s that you say? There are only a dozen days left before Christmas and we have yet to put up our tree? Please. That’s nothing to this family of procrastinators. And just in case there are others out there in the same boat — Bueller? Hello? I know we can’t be the only ones! — who may […]