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Treasury Tuesday : ‘Twas the Night Before Geeky Christmas

‘Twas a D20 Christmas
by Elise M. Gross

‘Twas the night before Christmas, & in the game room of the house
we rolled our D20’s, hoping to hit the cross-breed Bugbear-Mouse.
Our sock-monkey stockings were hung by our chimney with care
in the hopes that Saint Cthulhu would soon be there.
The rum-laden-nog was sending warmth to my head
while we conjured visions of our Bugbear foe dead.
Our wizard & rogue were checking for traps,
while our paladin & monk readied for the attack.
When 10 feet above us there arose such a clatter–
our ranger readied his bow, in case something was the matter.
Above us — a gust, a terrifying flash!
A mighty roar while giant teeth gnashed!
A fire, on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
gave the lustre of mid-day to our faces below.
When what to our wandering eyes did appear
but a mighty red dragon! With a wicked-fierce sneer!
A swish of his tail, he knocked the barbarian back with a flick
and our ranger shot arrow after arrow — so quick!
More rapid than eagles, our spells, arrows, & daggers flew
slashing through the mighty beast’s armour, their aim true.
Go Ranger! Go Rogue! Go little Wizard gnome!
Go Monk! Go Paladin! This wicked beast is done!
The Barbarian gives it the final blow,
And we are left to rejoice in the newly-melted snow.

I told you guys that this week would be extra special — did I not? 😉 Not only did I create that lovely little geeky poem for y’all, I’ve also got a fancy geeky Christmas treasury to feature today!! Let’s get our shopping on! Woo!

‘Geeky Christmas’ by egcom

Individual Ninja Turtle Hand-painted Glass Christmas Ornament (Single ornament) - EchoBase
Individual Ninja Tu…

$10
Adventure Time felt christmas stockings - SewSoGeeky
Adventure Time felt…

$19.99
Gamer Geek hand decorated shatter resistant ornament D20 inspired Christmas decoration nerdy - ThePerfectCup
Gamer Geek hand dec…

$12
Star Wars Stocking -Christmas Stocking-Upcycled Bed Linens - whimsiedots
Star Wars Stocking …

$20
Nerd Christmas Poster - Candy Cane - Wall Art Print - Available as 8x10, 11x14 or 16x20 - GetYourNerdOn
Nerd Christmas Post…

$20
Star Trek Ornament Geekery Christmas Ornament Trekkie Holiday Decor Stained Glass - GlassByKat
Star Trek Ornament …

$28
Geek Christmas Ornament Piranha Plant Nintendo Supermario; Hand Made - OlechkaDesign
Geek Christmas Orna…

$14
Dr. Who -TARDIS - Sci Fi Inspired -  Patchwork Tree Skirt - 38" - BBC - PinkCastleTradingCo
Dr. Who -TARDIS – S…

$50
8 gift tags Doctor Who inspired Dalek doodle - DoodleButton
8 gift tags Doctor …

$6
Mr. and Mrs. Zombie Santa Corpse - Zombie Christmas ON SALE NOW!! - RevenantFX
Mr. and Mrs. Zombie…

$110
Joker and Harley Quinn holiday bows  - nerdygirlraven
Joker and Harley Qu…

$6
One Bacon Reindeer Ornament - sappymoosetree
One Bacon Reindeer …

$6.25
Christmas Snowman Plush Robot with Top Hat and Red Crochet Scarf - GinnyPenny
Christmas Snowman P…

$30
Santa Christmas Card - IM WATCHING U Meme - Naughty or Nice - Funny Christmas Card - PaperNSort
Santa Christmas Car…

$4.5
Marvel Comic Book Christmas Stocking - ShinyRebellion
Marvel Comic Book C…

$15
Super Mario 8-BIT Christmas/Holiday Card (JPEG PRINTABLE) - Spongeshoe
Super Mario 8-BIT C…

$12

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Here’s hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas! Check us out tomorrow for our very special Whovian Wednesday featuring everyone’s favourite guest blogger, Cash Money!

Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

Cheeseburgers with Jesus & the First Friendsmas

This week was quite exciting! We had our annual cheeseburgers with Jesus event & celebrated our first proper Friendsmas (Friends Christmas, like Friendsgiving is Friends Thanksgiving).

“But, wait, what is cheeseburgers with Jesus,” you ask? I’m glad you asked! It’s AWESOME. Much like the holy men of yore, we visit our local nativity scene bearing gifts in the form of cheeseburgers for The Lord baby Jesus, and we celebrate another passing year with those nearest & dearest to us as the He watches over. This year when we purchased a Happy Meal for Him, it came with a little ninja turtle action figure, which we left with him. Someone else in our troop brought a little bow tie, because — as the Doctor says — “bow ties are cool.” Which they are. His Happy Meal also came with chocolate milk, because baby Jesus. Duh.

Here’s baby Jesus with the gifts we brought Him! The nativity scene also featured the 3 wise men, Mother Mary, & Joseph, of course. There were also some sheep. And, oddly enough, a giant blue ornament. Seriously, it was, like, the size of my head. I guess someone else had brought some offerings earlier.

 

That was Thursday. Come Saturday, we celebrated Friendsmas, starting with the traditional lighting of the Yule log… Only this year our fireplace is blocked by the TV, so we threw on Netflix & played the Yule Log option with music. I had taken the time to decorate a bit, so our fireplace was adorned with our adorable Sock-Monkey stockings, plus curled ribbon & ornaments strung up — it’s so cute!! I’m going to leave it up for as long as I can get away with it…!

 

Excuse the poor lighting. It’s kind of amusing how our fireplace is blocked by the TV that’s displaying a fireplace scene. The cute poinsettias are flower pens created by the fabulous Debbie of Fauxnomenal Flowers (formerly Deb’s Silk Flowers).

I had baked up a delicious ham, which I’d glazed with a caramel apple glaze, some deviled eggs, & made my world-famous mashed potatoes. (I’ll be sure to share the recipe’s later.) Our awesome friends Corey & Colton brought fried okra & fried corn-bites, while the infamous Cash Money brought the makings for a homemade pumpkin pie, which he baked at our place while we all ate. Here’s the set-up:

Yes, that IS a giant margarita glass holding the fried okra & fried corn-bites! Alas, I forgot to take photos of the pumpkin pie, but rest assured, it was delish. (Nod) We also pulled out some of our stash of alcohol to spike the egg not with, & that was delicious, too. Everything was delicious.

I’m already looking forward to next years Friendsmas!! What neat things do y’all do for the seasons?

Cheers!!

— Elise M. Gross

 

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Treasury Tuesday : Snuggly Winter Fun!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! If you’re in the Texas DFW area, you’re well aware of the Ice-pocalypse that hit us over the weekend. We’re in a suburb between Dallas & Fort Worth, and we actually had our power go out! :O
Luckily, it was nice & chilly outside, so I was tricksy & put our refrigerated goods that needed to stay cold outside on our porch. 😉 In the words of Clara Osborne, “Aren’t I a clever girl!” Hehe!

I hope you’re all ready for the winter holidays! I’ve been super jazzed, but haven’t had nearly any time to get the projects done that I wanted to complete. 🙁 There’s always next year, I suppose… Because of this small amount of time, I’ve also been less active — don’t worry! Starting 2014 I plan to post 3-5 times a week, & I’ll be looking in to SEO &c. in order to better get this geeky goodness out there & seen! Look out interwebs/world, here I come! On another note, starting Spring of 2014, I’ll be starting classes, but again, I’m bound & determined to keep up with blogging & sharing these fun crafts in my head!

Alas, it’s another Treasury Tuesday here on CheekyGeeks, so let’s all gather ’round our fireplace, sip some cocoa, & check out our Etsy-goodies for the week!

 

‘Snuggly Winter Fun!’ by egcom

Brr…! It’s getting oh-so-chilly,
& with our hot cocoa we’re snuggled up inside.
Come gather with friends & act silly
before we go on our annual sleigh ride!

Wrap Up Warm Fair Isle Scarf - Shetland Lambswool Scarf Traditional Pattern with Fun Wording - Pollypurl
Wrap Up Warm Fair I…

$45
christmas photography festive christmas decor 8x10 fine art photography bokeh photography sparkle bauble gold red pink christmas wall art - mylittlepixels
christmas photograp…

$25
Festive Flyer Decorative Sled          New Low Price - birdsnestshop
Festive Flyer Decor…

$10
Ruby Red Compote Dessert Dishes Glassware Luminarc Cavalier Arcoroc France Set of 4 Festive Holiday Decor Christmas - gazaboo
Ruby Red Compote De…

$22
Gray Red Crimson Festive Christmas Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange Party Celebration - ChrissyWatson
Gray Red Crimson Fe…

$40
CUSTOM made Coffee Mug | Tea Cup | Winter | Holiday | Christmas Gift | Green and Creme | One of a kind! - CrochetHatsNMore
CUSTOM made Coffee …

$10
Funny and Cute Snowman T-Shirt - ashleytees
Funny and Cute Snow…

$9.99
Solid wood Christmas Horse Drawn Evening Sleigh Rides sign. - RusticRiverPrimitive
Solid wood Christma…

$35
Ugly CHRISTMAS Sweater. Merry Christmas Ya Filthy animal. Christmas sweater. Red ugly Christmas Sweaters. Christmas Sweater. - StrongGirlClothing
Ugly CHRISTMAS Swea…

$21.99
Festive snowflake and deer winter striped decorative pillow. - SuiteV207
Festive snowflake a…

$40
Crochet Pattern Cute Reindeer by Teri Crews Wool and Whims Instant Download PDF Format - WoolandWhims
Crochet Pattern Cut…

$4.95
Christmas Stocking. Snowman Red & Green  with PomPom Ball Fringe Cuff and Lining. Adult or Child Stocking - BabyGigglesOnline
Christmas Stocking….

$20.5
Set of 4 Christmas Snowman Earrings - Red Blue Pink Green - Cute Mini Studs - Clip-on Version Available - Holidays Winter Snow - LittleRubberDuck
Set of 4 Christmas …

$17
Spiced cinnamon cocktail sugar - rim martinis, drinks, even cocoa - recipes, directions included - dellcovespices
Spiced cinnamon coc…

$3.95
YETI ORNAMENT - winter wonderland - Christmas ornament - White Christmas - funny ornament - - mukibaba
YETI ORNAMENT – win…

$22
Reindeer Christmas cookies - Heidissweetshoppe
Reindeer Christmas …

$24

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

This concludes our wonderful winter warm-up! xD What do y’all think of this weeks collection? Aren’t they all super cozy & cute?!

See you guys tomorrow!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross