No buy week! No shiny offerings from the internets to tempt you with. Instead, I attempted to focus my efforts into prepping for the Con-extravaganza invading San Diego in 2 weeks or so. Dudes, I’m semi-official too! I totally have a biz’nass card to hand out!

I was also feeling a little under the weather, but next week I can assure you that I’ll have a little somethin-somethin’ to tempt you with. Hide your wallet Tomie!

I do have some gifts from some folks that I know in real life that will both tickle your eye sockets and tingle your tastebuds.

My amazingly talented French friend, Cecile offers up her Portraits from Pictures. Basically, got a photo? Want it to look awesome? Send it her way and she can work her magic with pastels and charcoals fancy them up into an original work of art. I’ve seen a few of these with my own eyes at our Game Nights and they are breath taking and I’m not just saying that because she’s one of my peeps, yo.

If you’re into food – and chances are if you’re a walking, breathing human being you are, my girl Jackie from The Seaside Baker hooks it up with her wonderful and easy to follow recipes. Matter of fact, check out her CrockPot Cheesecake recipe. Whip a few of those suckers up, throw on some fresh, festive berries and BAMBAMBAM, you’ve your Fourth of July dessert covered.

Other noteworthy interwebs gems:

Discopriest brings the funk with her Moving wallpapers, Lizzy throws down her Unrelated Opinions about life and gameplay leading up to Mists of Pandaria and Ava from Imageheavy evokes all sortsa nostalgia with a Friday Favourite Post highlighting the Isle of Quel’Danas.

Also, don’t forget Sevenly’s cause of the week benefits Feed My Starving Children and for each shirt you purchase a child in Thailand can be fed for an entire month. As always, the new cause begins Monday at 10am PST. Do good.