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Harry Potter Halloween Party

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Holidays & Events, My Life | 1 comment

Themed parties are so much fun to throw. I become a bit of a fiend. When we decided to throw a Halloween party again this year (here’s last year’s party) I took to Pinterest. Then I discovered a Harry Potter themed party pin and I was a goner. With our (then) impending trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Zack and I were both rereading through the HP books and watching the movies, so we were in full Potter mode.

With the help of one of my friends, I think we put together a pretty awesome party.

I started with the invites. It was just a facebook event, but I made a fun little ticket for the event header:

Hogwarts Ticket 2

First, the costumes, of course Zack and I went as Harry and Hermione.


Our friends Steve and Suzanne went as death eaters. Also, I had a time turner, here’s a selfie with it on:


I got almost all the ideas from Pinterest. You can check out my board here.

Of course, there’s no Harry Potter without a Honeydukes:


The decorations were so much fun!


I’m quite pleased with my Have You Seen This Wizard photo booth.


It was so much fun! I’ll admit that a lot of the decorations are still up, I don’t want to take them down!

I’m ready for the next themed party. I’m thinking a super hero party!

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Top TV Weddings

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Lists, Television & Movies | 4 comments

Tomorrow I’m headed way up north to Mackinac Island for my best friend’s wedding. In celebration, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite top TV weddings. SPOILER ALERT some of these are pretty spoilerable, although most are really old, but a couple are fairly recent (so spoiler alert for The Mentalist… and Castle). And a couple of these are sort of fake… well you’ll just have to look to find out.

Stargate: SG-1 – Sam & Jack

My OTP. Sadly this is a fake one. In the Season 10 200th episode aptly named “200” the team pitches script ideas for a movie based off of a show based off of the SG-1 team (it makes sense, really). One of these pitches involves Sam and Jack getting married. While it doesn’t really happen, we know that Sam and Jack are now totally married and living happily ever after.

Charmed – Piper/Leo

It’s been forever since I’ve watched this show, but the Piper/Leo love is serious and at least their wedding was actually real.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Buffy Angel

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10 Finished Series I Haven’t Finished

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Books, Lists | 3 comments


It’s terrifying how many series I’m in the middle of. It’s one thing when they’re books that aren’t out yet, but I have no reason not to have finished these 10 finished series.

I’m assuming these are all finished series, as I don’t see any forthcoming books listed on Goodreads.

Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas
Ok fair enough, the last book just came out, but I actually still haven’t read “Heir of Fire”… or “The Assassin’s Blade”. Soon, I promise (ish).

The Legacy Series – Melissa Delport
I really enjoyed the first book, but just haven’t gone and purchased the next two books. I should get on that already.

His Fair Assassin – Robin LaFevers
A bit different than my usual read, but I still really enjoyed the first book and plan to read the rest.

Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
Overall the first book was a little too lovey-dovey YA but I still enjoyed the writing style and am interested enough to keep reading.

Spirit Walker – Kate Elliott
I only have the last book to read. These take a bit of reading to get into, but once you get going they’re very enjoyable.

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DarkestMinds100 UndertheNeverSKy100 Obernewtyn100 Hitchhikers100 PaperMagician100

Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
Another series where I just have the final book to read.

Under the Never Sky – Veronia Rossi
Ahhhh!!! The 3rd book curse. Gotta finish this one up.

The Obernewtyn Chronicles – Isobelle Carmody
I’m somewhere in the middle of this one. I’ve now read the first few books twice, but I always get stuck on the third book.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas
I’ve only read the first book, but it was pretty funny. I’ll get to the rest one day.

The Paper Magician Trilogy – Charlie N Holmberg
I just read the first book and thought it fairly interesting and would like to continue the series.

What series do you still need to finish? Dare I ask what series I should start?

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Samantha Lately #4

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Books, Samantha Lately, Television & Movies | 4 comments


So much to catch up on!



This was my binge watch last month and a large reason why I’ve accomplished nothing lately. If you haven’t seen it, you should just go watch it right now. Yes, you can even stop reading this to go watch, but you have to come chat with me about it after and how much you love Parker. It’s all on Netflix, so you have no excuse not to.

It’s about a bunch of thieves who start working together and conning the “bad guys” aka the rich and powerful who take advantage of the little people, and sort of take revenge. It’s so quirky and fun.

The Mentalist


I’ve been wanting to catch up on this show for years. I watched the first couple of seasons when the show started and then got behind. I finally scored the first 4 seasons at the library and I can’t stop. Patrick Jane is love. Simon Baker gets bonus points because he’s Australian. I’m on season 5 now, so no spoilers… you won’t like me when I’m angry.

Previous psychic and con man Patrick Jane is on a mission to catch serial killer Red John who killed his wife and daughter. He works with the CBI team to solve high profile murders, using his keen observations and “mentalist” abilities. In exchange for continuing to work with them, Patrick has full access to the ongoing Red John case. The fun twist is Jane’s off the books schemes to set the murderers up to reveal themselves.

A part of me is like “OMG! Why haven’t we gotten Red John yet??”. Another part of me is crazy impressed that they’ve kept this arc successfully going for so long.

Fortune’s Pawn – Rachel Bach

FortunesPawn150I’ve been aching to read this one for a while, and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve wanted a good space ship adventure and this is it! I wouldn’t say it was OMG amazing, but it has a kick-ass female protag, space ships, guns, aliens, mysterious hot guy…

Devi Morris has ambition, and she’ll take on the deadliest security job if it gets her on the fast track to the job of her dreams. Once she joins the crew on a small trade ship, Devi quickly learns that the ship really is a magnet for trouble, but there’s something going on behind the scenes, and she’s determined to figure out the truth.

I had bought books 2 and 3 before I even finished. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, but I plan to read them next.

Tea Party Shower


Last week was finally the tea party bridal shower I’ve been working on for months. It went fairly well and I plan to share some of the details soon!

And that’s about it… honestly it’s been not much but watching TV and cross-stitching. I live on the wild side.

Vacation photos are coming soon!

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