Nerdy Gift Guide | For the [Casual] Gamer

Back at it with a second gift fuide for the year – this time, it’s for the gamer! Or, a more “casual” gamer. These are some everyday items that are perfect for all types of gamers. Or a little gift for yourself :P

Kyla Is Inspired | Nerdy Gift Guide

one | Overwatch Jacket

two | Widowmaker Jacket

three | Moogle Phone Case

four | Acrylic Chess Set

five | Energy Increased Travel Mug

six | Pokemon Socks

seven | Minecraft Light-Up Diamond Ore

eight | Question Block Enamel Pin

nine | Nintendo Monopoly

What kinds of presents are you getting for the gamers in your life this year?


Nerdy Gift Guide | Ugly Sweaters

Welcome to this year’s Nerdy Gift Guide, Part I! For the first part of this series, I wanted to share something we can all relate to: ugly sweaters! I’ve worn my share of ugly sweaters in the past, but never anything “nerdy”. This year that changes! Here are some of my favorites, ranging from Game of Thrones, to Crunchyroll, to Portal. Hopefully there’s something for everyone:

Kyla Is Inspired | Ugly Sweater Gift Guide

one | Pikachu Sweater

two | The Christmas Cake Is A Lie

three | Winter Is Coming Sweater

four | Crunchyroll Hime Sweater

five | Super Christmas Bros

six | Star Trek Sweater

seven | Christmasvania Sweater

Will you be attending any ugly sweater parties this year? I personally have my eye on the Crunchyroll sweater…if you have any other sweater ideas, let me know!


What I Wore | Nerf This!

If you’ve been seeing my posts over the past few weeks, you’ll know this isn’t my first time posting something related to the game Overwatch, though it is my first outfit post!

I picked up both the Nerf This! tee and the bunny tights at Connecticon last month, and I’ve really been loving the combo together. (I did get asked on instagram though, and I’m so sorry but I can’t remember the vendor who sold this :< ) DVa is my favorite character to play (& Lucio!), and she’s so adorable, too. This inspired outfit is a lot of fun to wear, and the bunny tights really pulled it together for me.

Kyla Is Inspired | Nerf This!

Kyla Is Inspired | Nerf This!

Kyla Is Inspired | Nerf This!

Kyla Is Inspired | Nerf This!

Who is your favorite Overwatch character, and what do you think they’d wear if they went “casual”?


Geeky Cocktail | FREEZE!

Ok, who else has been playing Overwatch? It’s been such an addicting game! I haven’t been playing as much as I’d like but it’s a fun game to play together with friends.

In honor of one of the most adorable characters to play, here’s a Mei-themed cocktail: FREEZE!

Kyla Is Inspired | FREEZE! Cocktail

You will need (for 1 cocktail):
  • 8 blueberries
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 oz club soda
  • Stick 2 glasses in the freezer beforehand to get them frosty
  • Muddle together the mint, sugar, and half the blueberries in a shaker
  • Add in the lime juice and rum, and shake
  • Pour into glasses and top with club soda
  • Drop in the other half of the blueberries and a mint sprig for garnish
  • Enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | FREEZE! Cocktail
Kyla Is Inspired | FREEZE! Cocktail
Kyla Is Inspired | FREEZE! Cocktail


Geeky Cocktail | The VonSchweet

Happy Monday, everyone – I’m back this week for another round of geeky cocktails! Be warned though, this drink is sweet! And it’s inspired by my favorite feisty video game/movie characters, Vanellope Von Schweetz!

Kyla Is Inspired | The VonSchweet Cocktail
Kyla Is Inspired | The VonSchweet Cocktail

You will need:
  • 4 shots of absolut vanilla
  • 6 shots of fruit soda (I used a local brand)
  • OR 3 shots of fruit soda & 3 shots of soda water
  • Spree candy (or your favorite candy)
  • Edible glitter (optional)
  • OPTIONAL: Pour some edible glitter into a fun ice mold, and let freeze overnight
  • Put a few ice cubes into a glass and layer in some candy
  • Pour in the vodka and soda, and stir lightly
  • Enjoy!

Note: This was super sweet, and I realized as an afterthought that substituting half the soda for some plain soda water would have worked well. So if you’d like something less sweet, I would recommend doing this. You could also just ignore the fruit soda and let the candies flavor the drink – still yummy!

Kyla Is Inspired | The VonSchweet Cocktail

Wreck-It Ralph is one of my favorite animated films and I love this Vanellope Pop figure I own. Anytime I want a fun, lighthearted movie, I grab that one. I can easily see creating a whole drink series around that movie – there are so many good characters to choose from!

Kyla Is Inspired | The VonSchweet Cocktail

If you make this, I’d love to know how it turns out – do you have any drinks you make that are inspired by movies or characters?