Tag Archives: J.K. Rowling

A little bit of DIY: Creating a gallery wall

I’ve kind of fallen in love with the idea of a gallery wall. The problem is I rent a basement apartment, so my ceilings are incredibly low (not giving me a whole lot of wall space to work with) and I don’t want to put all kinds of holes in the wall. Framed black and white photos look so stunning; unfortunately it’s just not doable in my current space. But then I saw this photo on abeautifulmess.com  where they kind of riff on the idea of a gallery wall with some framed photos and some homemade, eclectic pieces. Continue reading

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The magic of art and Harry Potter

I’m about half way through The Casual Vacancy right now. Rowling is a truly great writer, I will say that, but I’m finding there’s a bit of a Mansfield Park situation going on wherein I dislike pretty much all of the characters. They’re all such terrible people! It’s making me long for the magic of Harry Potter, so I thought I’d share these. I call it “Harr-apy” (things just got REAL nerdy REAL fast.) Continue reading

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The Casual Vacancy: an update

Well. I’m approximately 50 pages in and let me tell you. So far it’s not that good. And honestly it’s not the absence of Hogwarts that I’m finding disappointing but the lack of Hogwarts-esque characters. In the Potter series Rowling crafted really engaging, likable, and relatable characters. Even though you hated the Malfoys, you could still relate to them. And even though Voldemort was awful he was still interesting. Continue reading

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What we’re in love with this fall

Spring is often touted as the season of renewal, and yes, I guess the lawn thaws out, Starbucks cafes will bravely pop out a few patio chairs, and bunnies and flowers spring up everywhere, but to subscribe to this philosophy is to SERIOUSLY undervalue fall. Because, really, all the best, new things crop up in fall. Continue reading

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