Fan Girl Friday

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I gotta be real with y’all. I meant to post this special-themed Fan Girl Friday weeks ago! *face palm* But, life happened, and I was just way too busy and completely forgot! Maybe I should invest in a Remebrall… Anywhoo, with Harry Potter’s birthday not too long ago and the release of the HP and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Lego minifig line, I thought it would be totally appropriate to highlight some fabulous finds from the wizarding world! Hold on to your Nimbuses, folks!

Look sweet while promoting your favorite candy shop in Hogsmeade with this a-DORK-able top from Hot Topic!

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This tie-bottom Honeyduke’s blouse features your favorite sweets from HP: chocolate frogs, sugar quills, cauldron cakes, iced mice, and more!

 

If I were able to visit Diagon Alley for realsies, the absolute FIRST place I would go would be Weasley Wizard Wheeze’s! Think if I was wearing this dress I’d get a discount?

Weasley Wizard Wheezes dress

Not only does this dress highlight some of the best part of the ginger brothers’ inventory (like pygmy puffs and exploding hats) but IT. HAS. POCKETS. That’s the dream!

 

Anyone else want to just curl up next to the fire at The Burrow (the Weasley’s home) and have Momma Molly make you a nice treackle tart and a glass of tea? Well, now we can kind of get that warm fuzzy feeling with this AWESOME 3-D puzzle of the Weasley’s home!

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“Its not much, but its home.”

“I think its brilliant!” Same, Harry. SAME.

 

Looking for something a bit more magical for the next family game night? Look no further than the Harry Potter edition of Headbandz!

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Available at Barnes and Noble stores, this game is sure to be a favorite of kids and adults alike!

 

Saving for a trip to Harry Potter World next summer? Maybe a holiday in London? You’ll need a place to keep your funds safe from sticky fingers. Look no further than the most secure bank in the world (and it fits on your dresser)!

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Oh yes, my dear, that IS a ceramic Gringott’s Bank (from geeky supplier Box Lunch) to hold your Sickles, Galleons, and Knuts! Or, you know, your Muggle money. Whatevs.

 

 

Happy fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Its official: we’re halfway through January. And, already so much has happened! I couldn’t bring myself to write a blog post yesterday because I was so torn up about the passing of Alan Rickman. Though I bleed the red and gold of Gryffindor House, I think we can all say that, right now, we’re all Slytherins.

The passing of such a great actor and the man we’ve all come to love as he portrayed one of the most misunderstood characters in the HP universe, has really left a hole in so many people’s hearts.

Yesterday, at Harry Potter World in Florida, fans showed their grief in beautiful ways. A large group banded in front of the Hogwarts ride, wands held high.

Fans Hold Wands Up in Memory of Alan Rickman at Harry Potter World

 

And inside, a single lily was placed outside of Snape’s potion’s classroom:

Lily left at Snape's Classroom Door

Rest in peace, Alan. We will always remember you.

 

Now, I’d like to switch gears and show you some delightfully dorky deals I’ve found to brighten your mood!

Over at The Geeky Hostess, there’s not only recipes but there’s also one-of-a-kind finds sure to bring a smile to your face! Like this ah-may-zing three-pack of fandom teas!

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The 3-pack includes Mechanic’s Blend (Firefly), Doctor’s Blend (Doctor Who), and Lion’s Blend (Gryffindor/Harry Potter)! I’m a part of all three fandoms so this is PERF for me! (Hint, hint, Huff the Hubs!)

 

Huff the Tot hasn’t worn bibs in a loooooong time (though, she–and I–probably should!). But soon, we’ll be adding to our brood and we’ll need to dig those things out of storage. But, I think I may buy a few of these, just to keep those meal time messes humorous:

Travelling Sideshow Bibs

These silly sideshow bibs not only protect the kiddo from messes, but also help you have pictures that will no doubt embarrass them in the future! Its a win-win! Ha!

 

Even though I work from home, I know how it can be working in an office. Some days, you just do NOT want to make small talk with people. And, there’s really no way to let people know this without coming off as a jerk. So let your mug do the talking for you!

Mixed Messages Mug

This mug from Fred Flare comes with re-positionable letters so you can let your coworkers know when you’ve finally had enough coffee to make it through 10 minutes of chit-chat!

 

Have a fandom find you want to see on FGF? Share in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter: @thehuffmanpost !

 

 

Happy fangirling!

 

Fan Girl Friday

Guys, I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy for a Friday to arrive in a looooong time. Things have been crazy in my world this week and I’m not sorry to see this week end. Even though this week has been INSANE, I still found time to scrounge up some nerdy news for you! You’re welcome.

So there’s this guy named Nick Santonastasso. He was born without legs and only one arm. (The guy’s story is pretty inspirational. Click the link; I dare you not to get teary-eyed). He’s become an internet sensation with his “zombie pranks“. Lucky for him, another zombie-aficionado–The Walking Dead‘s own Anthony Lincoln (AKA Rick Grimes)–saw some of his walker wackiness and got him hooked up with the folks from TWD to prank America’s Sweetheart: Norman Reedus.  Check it out:

 

I consider myself a movie buff. I’ve seen quite a few films and can quote pretty much every famous movie that’s out there. A group of retirees from Germany, however, may be on the course to steal my crown. The nursing home puts out a calendar every year. This year? They chose iconic movie moments:

Bring it on, Sonny.

Bring it on, Sonny.

 

Alright, Potterheads. Get ready. This summer, the moment we’ve been waiting for since we first heard about Harry Potter World opening in Orlando will be here! That’s right: the unveiling of Diagon Alley!

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Merlin’s pants, I’m excited!

Huff the Hubs and I went year before last and had a magical time (wordplay!). Universal has actually released some new deets about the park! Check it out:

“Visitors will be able to purchase wands at Ollivanders and Hogwarts uniforms at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, while Quality Quidditch Supplies will offer an assortment of brooms, Golden Snitches, Bludgers and bats and other miscellaneous sporting equipment. Future members of Slytherin House can venture into Borgin and Burkes, the Knockturn Alley specialty store offering items of particular interest to the Death Eaters and those interested in the Dark Arts — masks, skulls, etc.

Patrons who work up an appetite can grab a bite at the Leaky Cauldron or Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour.”

I also heard there’s going to be…hold on to your hats…WEASLEY WIZARD WHEEZES! *Kermit arm flail*

I just hope James and Oliver Phelps are there to christen it!