20 Magical Gift Ideas for True Potter Fans

Harry Potter’s story may have reached the end of the pages, but one thing’s certain, its magic lives on in the hearts of many true fans. And with the holidays around the corner, what better gift to give than a Harry Potter-themed merchandise? In this post, I’m going to share some of the best gift ideas for your Harry Potter-obsessed friends.  Harry Potter Themed Jewelry (Bracelet, Rings, Necklaces and More)   1....more

My patronus is a class of budding feminists

Driving through pea soup on the way to work this morning, you could have convinced me that dementors had taken over Sacramento. For hours, the world seemed blanketed in thick, dark, misty fog....more

Visiting the Real Life Hogwarts Castle

Yes, it really does exist and you really can visit it! Prepare yourself, I'm about to make all of your Harry Potter dreams come true....more

Best Friends' Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I can't remember who brought it up, but one day, my best friend, Betsy, and I came up with a plan.  We were going to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and we were going without our children.  We never even considered asking our husbands if they wanted to go.  Jack, my husband, has never even watched the movies, let alone read a word of J.K. Rowling.  Betsy's husband watched the films, just because he loves movies and wanted to see what all the fuss was about....more

On Being a Chaser for the U.S. Quidditch Team

25 teams. 525 broomsticks. 75 chasers. 1 golden snitch. Quidditch World Cup. This summer. Frankfurt, Germany. It's on, like Donkey Kong. Okay, maybe that's more like "It's on, like Hermione and Ron." Ooooooh! ...more
stirrupqueen That would be amazing. Alena played quiddich for the 1st time last fall and loved it.more

How J. K. Rowling Raised Me

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.— J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban...more

FF - I heart Harry Potter and JK Rowling

Today is the thirty-fifth birthday of Harry Potter, and the fiftieth birthday of his creator, JK Rowling....more

Why Harry Potter Must Be Punished

It turns out that Umbridge was doing the right thing. Not for Harry, of course – that poor kid had enough on his plate - but for the story. ...more
Alexis Langelaarmore

The cat's among the pixies now

Hallie's pen and ink tribute to Padfoot as drawn through her tears while listening to The Order of the Phoenix...more