Friday, August 26, 2011

Trish: Props to the Prequels over at IHOG (International House of Geek)

Are you a prequel fan and gettin' tired of all the haters?  I stumbled upon this article over at IHOG titled, "The Top Ten Positive Points to the Star Wars Prequels".  It's a good read.  I am not afraid to admit that I love the prequels.  Give it a read and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Trish: R2-D2 Safety Helmet

Oh Man!  Now look what my daughter wants....
An R2-D2 Bike Helmet?  Where the heck was all this cool stuff when I was a kid?
Anyway...
Hop on over to FashionablyGeek to find out how to make your own.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Trish: Surfing Trooper

My husband is a surfer who loves Star Wars and our new favorite blog to follow is The Surfing Trooper.  We  came upon a vintage Stormtrooper helment in my in-laws recent move, and my hubby will be donning the helmet on his next surf adventure to hopefully add to the collection.  Check it out...and if you surf too...grab your helmet and camera and add some of your own!

Trish: "Art from a Galaxy Far Far Away" in LA

Today through September 19th at Hold Up Art in Los Angeles, Star Wars inspired art from Randy Martinez and Denise Vasquez are on display.  I am really hoping to get out there and check it out!  If you are able to go and see it, let us know what you think.
And check out Randy Martinez's blog for a look at some of the pieces.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trish: Custom painted Star Wars heels for a night on the town...

 Look what I found over at helablog.com.:

Each pair of these wicked cool Star Wars heels and Star Trek shoes is hand painted by Silva (eastbaycalifornia). She claims the images will hold up in water and will not chip…and if you ask her nicely, she’ll even add different characters – Like possibly Boba Fett or Tribbles.

$300?  A little to pricey for me...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Trish: First Day of School Fashion

 Today was the first day of school for our family.  And these 2 could not wait to wear their newest Star Wars shirts!

Here's my Kindergartner (it's hard not to cry while I write this...yes, I'm one of those moms...)-
wearing his Lego Boba Fett t-shirt purchased at Wal-Mart.
And here is my only daughter and 4th grader this year, wearing the Padme Nouveau t-shirt from Her Universe. She picked this up at SDCC. I love the fact that she wanted to wear this so badly on the first day!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Trish: "How Lightsabers Work"...in case you were wondering...

The people over at HowStuffWorks, have put together a very interesting and helpful article, for those of you interested in learning "how these remarkable weapons work".

Important Safety Information
A lightsaber is not a toy! Keep it out of reach of children at all times. Lightsaber locks are required in most states. There are two ends to any lightsaber -- one end has the belt ring, while the other end houses the blade arc tip and blade emitter. NEVER point the blade emitter of a lightsaber toward your own body. NEVER look down the "barrel" of a lightsaber, even if you are "sure" it is in safe mode. If you accidentally activate the lightsaber, serious injury could result.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Trish: "Star Wars Insider" August Issue

Do you subscribe to Star Wars Insider?  We have been for getting it for quite some time and LOVE it! Starting with this issue, they have begun "an ongoing series of features looking at different and diverse aspects of the saga.  Han shot first (from a certain point of view), so it's only fair that he's the first in the series!"
But if Han Solo is not your thing (whatever.....), here are some other highlights from this month's issue:
  • A profile of Han Solo kicks off this 100-page issue - we investigate the ongoing love affair with Star Wars' greatest scoundrel, and explain why Han is still the man!
  • An Star Tours exclusive - the making of the ride of a lifetime. Plus, Anthony Daniels explains why the ride has put Threepio back in action
  • Author Timothy Zahn on the Expanded Universe, the latest books and comics under the spotlight, plus an exclusive extract from the forthcoming novel, The Old Republic: Revan!
  • The incredible true story behind the making of the Star Wars radio drama, 'My Star Wars with artist Greg Hildebrandt, plus much more
If you are not a subscriber, I suggest you become one!  You can subscribe on-line at titanmagazines.com.  Or, you can always pick up the latest issue at your favorite book store or magazine stand!  Enjoy!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Trish: "CA's Yoda Statue is a Mecca"...

This AP article published today is a fun article for those of you who have an interest in Star Wars travel.  My family and I traveled to San Francisco back in 2009 and visited this "Mecca".  It truly was the highlight of our trip.  We want to be able to visit other sites as well, and this article shares some info on those too!  It's a fun read...where would you like to go?


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Trish: Free "Star Wars Preschool Pack"

Yes, I am a mom of 4, but I also work from my home as a child care provider for Teachers.  I am always looking for fun things to do with the kids I watch and I stumbled upon these adorable printables on homeschoolcreations.blogspot.com.

The Star Wars Preschool Pack includes some of the familiar favorites:  word and letter tracer sheets, early writing strips, find the different object, and beginning sound cards along with a few NEW fun pieces ~ the Read! Build! Write! cards.




You can download the Star Wars Preschool Pack here. Be sure to download both parts of the pack!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Trish: "Join the Jedi"

Hasbro has launched a new and fun promotion for kids ages 6-17, although I have been having a pretty good time myself playing around with it!  As of  August 1st, you can head on over to jointhejedi.com for some Clone Wars activities and prizes.  You can learn all about the Ultimate FX Lightsabers and even create and download your own Jedi Image (see below-my daughter as Ahsoka).
One of the coolest things about this site, is that you can make a video of your best Jedi Lightsaber moves and upload them to see if your moves will get chosen to use in Season 5.  You can also enter daily for a chance to win an Ultimate FX lightsaber.  And last, but not least, if you are a Star Wars The Clone Wars Adventures player, you can get yourself an exclusive virtual lightsaber.  
Check it out!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Trish: Wookie the Chew Messenger Bag on Etsy!

How cute is this?  For School? For work?  Diaper Bag?


"Wookiee The Chew belonged to Chrisolo Robin and Chrisolo Robin belonged to him...
In a world where AT-AT's lose their tails and bobaberries are ripe for the picking, join the adventures of the biped of very little brain, from author and illustrator James Hance."



My daughter wants it to be her school bag!
So, head on over to the JacksBrat Etsy page, to get one for you too!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Trish: Make your own "Death Star Dress"

OK...Have you seen this?
This was probably my favorite Star Wars Cosplay outfit from SDCC.
And now, you too, can have your very own Death Star dress!
Just check out Bonnie Burton's post on TOSWB for all the details!