31 August 2015

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (August 2015)

Day 283/365 ~ The Important Thing is Not the Camera But the Eye

August has ended and I'm another year older and maybe a little bit wiser this year although I'm still hoarding toys like a 4 year old! It's been a pretty chilled out month for me and I've really enjoyed it but I'm excited September is here because I'm off on my travels to... PALERMO! I'm so excited to get out of the country, enjoy some summer sunshine and take in all the sights, smells and sounds of a new place, YEY to new adventures!

Did you know 400 million less animals were killed for meat last year because more people are becoming vegetarian, this is amazing news and it just proves that yes you really can make a difference!

♥ You Don’t Need Anyone’s Permission to Do What You Want to Do

♥ If you're looking to do something fun this weekend but all your mates are busy here are 5 things you can enjoy doing solo

♥ Here are 6 Top Tips For Tidying a Messy Room something which The Bat Cave is in dire need of!

♥ Starting your day off with Yoga is THE BEST just try it for 30 days I promise you won't regret it, thanks to Cuteek for the tip

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♥ There's More To Life Than A Bunch of 'Likes'

♥ I love reading about life in other cultures so here are 4 things we can learn about happiness from around the world

♥ How To Boost Your Body Confidence

♥ 13 Tips To Make Your Blog Better

♥ Big things are happening so I'm taking a good luck at my finances and ways in which I can cut back so here's 11 Things You Can Quit To Get Financially Healthy

Circle game

♥ The lesson is don't drink and buy but if you do please share your fail purchases online because some of these are just amazing!

♥ Why Geek Culture is a Culture

♥ Good news if you're anything like me and talk to yourself often you're not crazy you're a genius!

♥ Here are 10 things to add to your diet for great skin and they all happen to be delicious to

♥ 5 Reasons Why No One’s Reading Your Blog (And How to Fix Them)

Aurora Borealis over Lake Michigan

♥ There's a Ned Flander's inspired metal band... Okilly Dokilly!

♥ 9 Simple Social Media Tips To Get More Traffic

♥ Mixing faith, fashion and fandom this is such a beautiful read.

♥ 9 Foreign Words That Should Be in Your Vocabulary

♥ Loved this read on Unleashing Your Inner Superhero it's exactly what I needed to hear!





Love & Popsicles
Cate
xoxo

28 August 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Real Life Geeks Who Inspire Me


So I'm absolutely loving the topic this week as it's a chance for us to spread some love around the nerd community. It took me a while to really accept myself as a geek and in some ways it's still seen as a dirty word (definitely not by moi though!) but there are some awesome people in this community who have shown me that there is nothing wrong with loving the things you love and to really truly embrace yourself and be proud of who you are. I'm such a happier person now and no longer feel the need to hide my passions and part of that is down to these people and of course a super special shoutout to all my nerdy friends online and off who are beautiful, awesome and constantly inspiring me to live and love that nerd life.

Wil Wheaton & Felicia Day
I thought I'd talk about these two awesome geeks together because I pretty much adore them for the same reasons and also they make an amazing team! Both Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day embrace their quirks and their hobbies and passion and they also give a voice to the 'weird' kids giving us someone to relate to making us feel special. They also host some amazing nerdy events bringing the geek community together and they are totally unashamedly living the geek life something we all should aspire to.

Hayley Atwell
Because I obviously don't gush about her enough on this blog! The more I learn about this goofball the more I love her and the more she inspires me whether it's dubsmash wars or being a voice for feminism she always brings a light to my day and makes me want to be a better person.

Yaya Han
The queen of cosplay. I absolutely adore her costumes they're so beautiful and even better she's made her career cosplay, she's living the dream and it totally inspires me to get my butt into gear and star working hard towards my dream goals to.



Female Geek Bloggers
You bunch of awesome people, with your awesome blogs inspire me everyday to keep living and blogging that nerd life, I have to admit I did feel a bit lost in the blogging world for a time but since being a part of this amazing community of like minded people I really feel rejuvenated and inspired again so thanks everyone for the amazing support and keep up all the amazing work that you do xoxo


Check out #Fandom5 creators The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick & join in on the Fandom Friday fun!
Love & Super Hugs
Cate
xoxo

26 August 2015

Blogger Recognition Award

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A huge thank you to Fangirls on the Road and Psycholo-geek for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Reward being a part of this awesome blogging community is one of the most fun and rewarding things ever, so be sure to check our their awesome blogs and give them a follow.


This award was created by Edge of Night, and these are the guidelines: 

♥ Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

♥ Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you've nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).

♥ Comment on each blog and let them know you've nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.

♥ Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing.


The Origins of Cateaclysmic

I've been blogging in some form or another online for over 10 years! I guess I really got into it during my LiveJournal days and because of it made some really great friends who inspired me to continue blogging and after a bit of messing around on blogspot I eventually created this site in 2009.

When I first started blogging I considered myself a fashion blogger and whilst that is something that still does interest me I'm happy now just to blog about everything and anything I love, this blog has evolved with me over the years and become a place I'm really proud and happy to be involved in.


Advice for New Bloggers

Whilst I may not have the "fame" and recognition of other bloggers in my circle I've come to realise that you do things for you. If you wanna blog go for it, just do it! Don't feel like you have to have a niche just write about what interests you and the rest will follow. If blogging starts to feel like a chore and something you don't enjoy then don't feel afraid to take a break or just stop it should always be something you enjoy, and don't worry about the pageviews!

Be sure to check out this sweet interview I did with my friend Cally all about blogging, crafting and living the geek life as well as my monthly "Things That Make You Go Oooooo" list which is always full of some great links and blogging advice.


My Nominations

After my previous Liebster and Dragon awards I'm running short on people to nominate so I'm breaking the rules and want you to instead link me to your blogs in the comments and then we can all check out each other and maybe find some new people to follow 



Love & Luck Dragons
Cate
xoxo

22 August 2015

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY TIME!!!


It's officially August 22nd so that means it's my Birthday YAY! Because I wanted to share the love I thought I would giveaway one of my "Mystery Lucky Bags" and yep these are the big ones so they'll be full of cute goodies handmade by myself and if you can't wait to get one I'm still offering 20% off all purchases made in my Etsy Shop this month.


This giveaway is open from now until midnight on August 31st and I will post worldwide so get those entries in!

Thank you everyone for your support & birthday wishes you're all awesome
Love & Cake
Cate
xoxo

21 August 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Crossovers That Would Cause My Heart to Explode

Welcome to another Fandom Friday brought to you buy The Nerdy Girly & Super Space Chick, this week we're talking about crossovers that would make our hearts explode which is an awesome title although I'm hoping not literal because ick! Also it's my birthday tomorrow so ya know "Studio People" if you want to announce any of these awesome ideas it would be not only the perfect time but the perfect birthday present...

SUPERWHOLOCK
Supernatural + Doctor Who + Sherlock I mean do I really have to explain how gosh darn freakin' awesome this would be, the world would be an awesome place if these shows joined forces to fight the good fight and rid the world of evil and just imagine all the witty banter it would be the most quotable show ever!

Jurassic World & Godzilla
I mentioned this in a previous Fandom 5 but I'm mentioning it again because it needs to happen and if Legendary want to throw in Pacific Rim that's all good with me.

Supergirl & The Flash
Just look at these two cuties I want them to team up already, I know Supergirl hasn't even started yet but I already love it after seeing the pilot and I know they've already said they won't crossover but my fangirl heart will keep the hope alive

All Star Female Superheroes
None of this DC vs Marvel business I want a big team up against a big bad where everyone loves and supports each other to kick serious ass. Ever since I heard about the Wonder Woman movie being WWII based I've been thinking what if Peggy was in this movie and how amazing they would be together also seeing these ladies together at the Women Who Kick Ass panel in SDCC has me thinking up all kinds of lady hero crossovers.

Disney x Game of Thrones
Firstly stop reading this and go check out these amazing pictures right now! Don't tell me you wouldn't want to see that movie, I know never in a million years would this happen but after seeing all that amazing artwork my mind is singing and I want it sooooo much!

Check out #Fandom5 creators The Nerdy Girly & Super Space Chick & join in on the Fandom Friday fun!
Love & Roses
Cate
xoxo

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