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DIY Harry Potter Spellbook + Printable

DIY Harry Potter Spellbook + Printable

Bennett and I really wanted to give all of our Harry Potter birthday guests their very own spellbook.  But while I was searching online for my "perfect" download from other bloggers...I just couldn't find exactly what I was after.  Guess what I did?  I made my own!...

DIY Harry Potter-Inspired Quidditch Brooms

DIY Harry Potter-Inspired Quidditch Brooms

When you decide to have a Harry Potter birthday party, it's hard to not want brooms to be involved.  So you can have a game of Quidditch (in some form) set up for the kiddos to play.  My issue was coming up with a way to make brooms that they couldn't fall on/injure...

DIY Harry Potter House Ties

DIY Harry Potter House Ties

The making for Louis' party continues!  We always like to have gifts for the attendees that double as fun party-dressup AND they can take home and play with later.  Some Hogwarts House ties are totally part of that fun and were just the ticket! You will need: Tie...

Harry Potter-Inspired Beer Sweater :: Free Crochet Pattern

Harry Potter-Inspired Beer Sweater :: Free Crochet Pattern

It's Harry Potter month for us and I am kicking off my tutorials with this cutiepie! Why beer sweater, you ask?  Did you know that the word "koozie" is copyrighted...along with any derivative of it?  I just thought it was a word for the thing that goes around your...

Harry Potter Wall Art (Free Silhouette File!)

Harry Potter Wall Art (Free Silhouette File!)

The Harry Potter bug has hit our house (several years later than everyone else)!  While walking through JoAnn Fabrics the other day, Louis really wanted to buy this 15 x 30 canvas.  Like reeeeeeeally wanted it.  He had no plans, really.  Just wanted to make something...

Thirty-One and Still a Nerdy One…

Thirty-One and Still a Nerdy One…

Today is my 31st birthday!  Whoop whoop! I know some women hate turning another year older.  And admitting their real age.  But honestly, I have no issues with it.  I am who I am.  We can't stop Father Time, so we might as well party on with him! Though, I'll admit...

Star Wars Day 2016 (+ Free Printable!)

Star Wars Day 2016 (+ Free Printable!)

Star Wars nerds rejoice!  Today is May 4th...as in May the Fourth Be With You. Here's a free Yoda quote and printable for you to have.  (Obviously you know that Star Wars is heavily copyrighted and you're not allowed to make a profit off of this...but I thought I'd...

Ky-Lou Ren :: Crafting Con

Ky-Lou Ren :: Crafting Con

One of my favorite discoveries was a group called "Crafting Con".  Which consists of (mostly) women who are incredibly talented in sewing/creating AND are huge fangirls of all the nerdy things that I love.  It's the best. Along with Crafting Con comes a friendly...

Steel City Comic Con 2016

Steel City Comic Con 2016

My Momma's Christmas gift to Bennett this year was tickets to the Steel City Comic Con.  Somehow, in all of our epic nerdiness, this family has never attended a Comic Con before.  I'm so glad that Mom sent us there!  It was SO MUCH FUN. We didn't know exactly what to...

Love of Legends Tour :: Louis the Dragon

Love of Legends Tour :: Louis the Dragon

The brains and beauties behind Crafting Con and Phat Quarters put out a call for a creative blogging tour that I could not say no to.  We were told to pick a legendary creature (think unicorn, dragon, mermaid, sasquatch, etc) and make something inspired by said...

#BennettsThirsty30

#BennettsThirsty30

Let's just start out by saying that I had a major wife fail and didn't take hardly any pictures on Friday, during Bennett's birthday party.  In fairness, it was jam packed full of people that I wanted to chat with...rather than take photos and be antisocial.  Plus,...

BB-8 Inspired Hat :: Free Crochet Pattern

BB-8 Inspired Hat :: Free Crochet Pattern

Have you figured out yet that my family is huge into Star Wars?  We love all of it.  EVEN THE PREQUELS, PEOPLE!  You can find other SW loving goodies that I've shared along the way HERE, if you so choose.  But right now, I hope you at least stick around for today's...

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