Custom Settlers of Catan Patio!

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...Hey Everyone! We know this isn’t LOTR themed, however, we have decided to start a new section solely devoted to our Nerdy Notions. So, eventually, this post will make its way over to our brand new section (as soon as I figure out how to...

Shelob Cosplay: Samwise the Brave

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...Making the backpack! For our Kennedy School Extravaganza this year, Pen and I decided to build a fairly elaborate costume! For this particular part of the costume, I needed a Samwise the Brave backpack and could not find ANYTHING I liked online (I’m also preposterously...

Sweet, Sweet Spider Booty; A Shelob Cosplay Adventure

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...Shelob cosplay in the basement is exactly how it sounds like: Horrifying. Much like how Ron Weasely must have felt venturing into Aragog’s forest, we felt a certain sense of horror building a giant spider goddess in my basement where her not-so-much-smaller children could come...

Stalking the Perfect Stocking

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...When I married my husband (we’ve been together 10 years now!!) Mama Hobbit (or, as one Facebooker declared, a “Mobbit”-credit Carol Holst!) decided that I should have a hand-made stocking as she has made all of her children one and this was to be my...

Shelob Cosplay: Building the Spider Legs

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...Those Lovely Shelob Legs… I had a very solid vision for these legs…and it’s a damn good thing I did or else I’m not sure what we would have done! These beautiful spider legs were a true labor of love (even though the items we started...

Tolkien’s Birthday Bash-Slaying the Competition

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...Every year my friends and I participate in the Kennedy School Tolkien Birthday Bash.  They have live music, dancing, The Willamette Radio Workshop does a dramatic reading from The Hobbit, there is bountiful delicious food, the full screening of extended LOTR, and our favorite part, the costume...

How To Build Your Dragon – Part 2 of 2 (Smaug’s Body)

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...How To Build a Smaug Costume When Rin threw out the idea of going to Tolkien Day at McMenamin’s Kennedy School dressed as a 3 person Smaug, I said okay, sure – you get it started, and when I see that you’ve made something, I’ll...

How to build your dragon! Part 1 of 2 (Smaug’s Head)

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...My friends and I always participate in McMennamin’s Kennedy School Tolkien Birthday Bash which includes a full viewing of the extended version of LOTR, live radio re-enactments of The Hobbit by the Willamette Radio Workshop, themed food, dancing, and, our favorite…the COSTUME CONTEST! This year,...

Lord of the Rings Inspired Bedroom Makeover

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...An Elegant LoTR Bedroom Makeover On a Budget When someone says to you, “I want a Lord of the Rings bedroom,” you might think they are talking about something like these rooms…         And those rooms are amazing – but that’s not...

So you think you can Elven?

Don't be greedy! Share the precious...I realized last week how incredibly long it has been since a.) I have posted an interesting blog article, and b.) watched LOTR….TOO LONG! I called up my good friend and we decided to have an impromptu LOTR extended DVD viewing party with an Elven themed...