New Things Coming to The Girly Nerd

Hello my Lovelies!! First of all I want to thank everyone who has ever read anything I’ve written for The Girly Nerd. You have been so wonderful and made the first 9 months of the site amazing. The kind comments and enthusiasm means the world to me. I also want to say that I am going through some changes in my life, working to makes things better and want that to reflect on the site in a positive way. Although most of you primarily visit the site because of a shared love for Once Upon a Time, and I will continue to write about our beloved show, I want to also start adding some variety to the site as often as I can. Though I cannot promise they will be something every single week, there will definitely be some new things on specific days, as well as any random fun post I want to share.

On Mondays I want to start doing “Movie Monday” where I highlight any movie I just watched that I really loved, or, and more likely, post an excerpt of a movie that will be included in a book I have been working on the past few years. “Film From the Heart” is close to completion and I will be seeking publication options very soon, but I want to share with you all some of the movies I will include in the book. Very often sharing a love for one film or show will lead to other shared tastes. Such I suspect is the case with many of you. This book will include close to 700 films, so there is definitely many to share, discuss and recommend.

On Fridays I want to do “Fashion Friday” with variety of different types of posts from “Fabulous Finds” to “Style Inspiration.” I live on a budget like many of you and believe that you can find wonderful clothes and accessories that are affordable. We all like to splurge once in a while, but reasonable prices are a must for me. Also, like anyone else, I have many different actors, musicians, and characters that I consider my style muses so those will probably be highlighted the most. Unsurprisingly I adore Jennifer Morrison in many ways, her beautiful style being one of them. Zooey Deschanel is another whose style is a constant inspiration. Others you may see as inspiration include Lauren Conrad, Ginnifer Goodwin, Audrey Hepburn, Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, Emma Stone, as well as characters from shows and films. You may or may not find lots of Disney themed fashion for instance.

These are the first of new things coming to The Girly Nerd. As always, if you can please consider making a donation to PayPal. There is a link on the homepage sidebar. This helps keeps the site running and is most appreciated.

Much Love xoxo,
Marianne

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Welcome to The Girly Nerd!!

Hello Everybody and welcome to my very first post on my new website!! I wanted to share the reason behind this new venture and what you can expect to see here, so here is what you will find on the “About” section of the site. I hope everyone enjoys and comes along this new adventure with me!!

“There are a few things that have always been certain for me. One of these is that writing has been a true passion in my life, while another is that I am most definitely a “girly nerd.” I find equal love for Disney, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars as I do for Romantic Comedies and Period Dramas, as well as fashion, beauty, music, and endless other creative outlets. I have been writing for various places ever since graduating from college, the most notable being weekly reviews for the website The Nerd Machine on my favorite television show Once Upon a Time. While I will continue all my writing, especially those reviews, I wanted to create a site that combined all of these passions in one place. As Nerd Machine founder (and someone I greatly admire) Zachary Levi says, being “nerdy” simply means you are passionate about something, and there is no limit to what we can find love for. I try to have a positive outlook on life and The Girly Nerd will follow that philosophy. I believe in focusing on the joys and good things in life, and this will be true in whatever I review and share. I also believe there is an audience out there who likes to read and be engaged with things that make us happy bring us joy. Perhaps they make us think and stretch our brains as well. We should never stop learning, but that does not mean we can’t have fun while doing so. In a world that is rampant with negativity, my hope is that you find something here that you are equally passionate about and makes you smile.

What you will find here:

Television Reviews and Articles: In addition to sharing my Nerd Machine Once Upon a Time articles, I will do additional ones for The Girly Nerd on this magical show. Articles for others shows old and new will also pop us. Netflix is a good friend!!

Film Reviews and Recommendations: Films old and new with be a highlight here as well, ranging from fantasy and adventure to musicals and animation. Most of these will be excerpts from my forthcoming book Film From The Heart, a passion project I have been writing the past few years and will soon be seeking publication.

Book Recommendations/Currently Reading: I have a MA in English and Children’s Literature, so you better believe I will share my love of literature here.

Favorite Music: Every so often I will highlight a favorite artist album or song, regardless of popularity, or age. Good music is timeless. It may just lead you to a future favorite singer.

Fashion and Beauty: Being, as a said, very girly, I love fashion and beauty and will share favorite styles, brands, and inspirations.  One thing I promise is that unless specified, these will always be affordable. I believe you don’t have to break the bank to look stylish!

– Disneyland/Theme Parks/Conventions: I am lucky to be able to attend and know a great deal about these types of places and I will share any and all experiences and tips I have.

Graphic Design/Art: In addition to writing I do also enjoy graphic design. I will share these works and there is a link to the Redbubble store where you can purchase them on multiple products on the Home page.

Sisterly Support Network: I firmly believe in spreading love and showing support to other artists. Once or twice a month I will share the work of one of the beautiful individuals from this network. A link to the list is on the home page.

Lastly, if you enjoy what you see on the Girly Nerd and want to help keep the site up and running and allow me to give you all great content, please consider leaving a donation of any amount. A Pay Pal Donation button is located at the bottom right of the Homepage. Thank you so much!!

If you are a fellow girly nerd and believe in spreading love, light and positivity I hope you find something you enjoy here. But even if you are not “girly,” or even a girl, I hope there is something here for everyone!!

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Love and Hugs,

Marianne”