Monday, August 20, 2018

The Voice Of Abbie: August



🏠 Welcome August of insane housekeeping! ••• πŸ”§ Construction works, repairs, ‘cleanin’ out my closet’ literally, decluttering the house ••• I’m in a love hate relationship with my work life as landlady and property manager ••• 🏑 The hate part is ‘other people’s problems are your problems’ and I have to interact with the world of men when it comes to handy work! ••• There are other issues I’m taking by horns as well to finally get done before I prep for Fall next month ••• so, say none, see none, hear none, and smooth sailing to September ••• It’s a skill to practice this attitude and it doesn’t come easy because the majority of people love yelling, not listening, and seeing only faults and flaws!
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COMING UP IN AUGUST
▪️Eid Al Adha (Muslim festival)
▪️Eid Decor
▪️Eid Treats
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Friday, August 3, 2018

The Babbling Abbie: August

Not funny August, not funny! Demonic foam began spewing out of a toilet. Suds!!! Sister decides to wash her bathtub upstairs with dishwash liquid and SHEWWWWWWWWWWWW! Foam outta the basement toilet! --- A nightmare night followed full of assumptions about a sewage blockage and line replacement! --- useless worrying, 'twas nothing! Just suds trying to escape from an alternative route. NEVER PUT SUDS DOWN THE DRAIN!

There was the question floating about whether to put a Bakra (goat) up in display photos for social media (since Eid Al Adha is coming) or to put a Pakistani flag (14th August Independence Day). I simplified the equation and remixed it!



I don't stalk gentlemen (or ladies for that matter) unless of course one day I may make an exception if the find is as perfect as John Christopher Depp (that's Johnny Depp for me). But circumstances have brought me to this --- each morning for the past 1 month I have woken up to make stalker-level phone calls and send cray cray levels of text messages to contractors who pretend to be the masters of the universe while my stuff lays around undone. Ideally, I would live in a lavish, luxurious, NYC 5th ave style apartment overlooking a skyline and have the condo association manage all my problems. But, I am currently stuck with familia in a castle of a home (Alhamdulillah, Praise God!, ignore rant mode) in Maryland suburbs. And this villa needs a lot of TLC. O, and besides, the potty lines (sewage) at rental properties has been acting clinically insane. So, I need the guys who own bobcats, sledgehammers, and drills!  They love setting up dates (calendar ones) and love double-crossing (that's familiar!). I would actually treat myself to a break once all is said and done! 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Gaajar Ka Halwa

INGREDIENTS
5-6 cups finely grated baby carrots

3 cups milk

1.5 cups sugar (sugar-free option: 35-40 sachets Equal sweetener)

5 to 6 green cardamom

1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

Handful almonds, softened in boiling water, peeled and chopped in slivers

2 cups Khoya (cheese-like milk solids), crumbled to brittle by hand (low-fat option: skimmed instant dry milk powder)

Generous oil (vegetable/canola for low-fat alternative as compared to ghee)

LET'S GET THIS DESSERT GOING!

  1. In a big cooking pot, add grated carrots, 3-4 tablespoons oil and saute them for a minute.
  2. Add 3 cups milk and 3 cups water and set to boil, and then simmer.
  3. Keep the heat/flame low and continue to cook until carrots have softened and liquid has mostly evaporated. Only as much liquid should remain as is needed for a hand held blender to be used.
  4. Using a hand held blender, crush the contents well.
  5. Add cardamoms and cardamom powder and continue cooking.
  6. As more liquid continues to evaporate, add more oil to keep the sizzle going and continue cooking. Approximately, a cup of oil should be enough all in all. 
  7. Add sugar and cook well. Sugar will leave water and make some shiny syrup, whereas Equal sweetener will show no change.
  8. Gradually, sprinkle the Khoya, smash it into the mixture not to completely dissolve it but keeping the white crumbles showing. 
  9. As mixture begins to leave oil in the pan and separate from it, become fudge-like, remove from heat and serve in a dish.
  10. Garnish with sliced almonds.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Food Journals July 2018: A Fourth Of July Barbecue, A FroYo Treat, & Lolli & Pop Freebie

Summers are pretty boring (for me! I am a Fall child!). But the planet went into a mad rage about grilling everything edible available outside in the heatwave. Warnings were being issued on the radio about staying hydrated, and my entire neighborhood was outside grilling away on the 4th of July.
FOURTH OF JULY BBQ
Of course! Fourth of July BBQ triggered off this hot summer month! The kiddie pool had my happy toddler niece splashing away, marinated chicken was sizzling away on the charcoal grill, and I was hurrying about between the kitchen and the patio frying fries, getting out chairs and BBQ serveware and drinks.
BBQ MENU
  • Chicken
  • Grilled chicken sausages for hot dogs
  • Grilled pineapple
  • Chicken Chapli Kababs
There's considerable speculation about getting a bigger charcoal grill to accommodate faster cooking of bigger loads. Typically I've seen men handling the grill and BBQ but I feel like testing my charcoal skills sometime soon. 


JUICY SUMMER FRO-YO FUN AT MENCHIES FROZEN YOGURT!

Menchies Frozen Yogurt is my go to place for fro yo. I enjoyed their new summery flavors: Dole Whip Lime Sorbet, Cherry Sorbet, Island Mango Sorbet, Pineapple Sorbet. I am crazy about juices, so these were seriously delicious! The heavy dairy ones always score lower than the citrus tropical flavor.
A POUND OF FREEBIE LOVE FROM LOLLI & POPS

Lolli & Pops "Purveyors of Sweetness" is my second most favorite confectionary after Honeydukes at the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. I went to explore the wonderful place when Chocolate Frogs, Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, and Jelly Slugs (miniature, economic versions) made it to their shelves a few years ago. Last time's Chocolate Frogs carried Gilderoy Lockhart's wizard card for me - magical miracle! And, this time was Gryffindor. Joy!
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Potterhead Style Twitter Trends: July















Saturday, July 21, 2018

POTTERHEAD CHRONICLES OF JULY: #PotterificJuly, Snape & Lockhart Funko Pops, & Target #BackToHogwarts Event


#POTTERIFICJULY PHOTO CHALLENGE ON INSTAGRAM TAKES THE WORLD BY STORM!!!
"... NO FOOLISH WAND WAVING AND SILLY INCANTATIONS" ... the #PotterificJuly photo challenge went off like Weasleys' Wildfire Whiz-bangs no less! Catch the recap HERE SO many Potterheads from around the world raised their wands to the challenge hosted by my sister (my partner in mischief, the Fred to my George!) - The Sara - on Instagram! Potterheads shared their merch and posted throwbacks of their Potterific time spent at the Wizarding World or at the Warner Bros Studios tour, or at King's Cross. The Sara was pretty double minded about starting. "Will someone join in?" "What if I am the only one doing it?" and stuff like that. Like the ever positive Allie twin, I told her it would take off like a firecracker and it DID! ... We ended up making Potterhead friends! And that's precious because Potterheads are rare people who are seriously good at heart. They will wave at you at the Wizarding World, high five you at grocery stores, smile at you as they hand you your cup of Starbucks, and h00t at you on social media! 

PROFESSOR SNAPE JOINS OUR FUNKO FAMILY!
The Sara and I had a good laugh about how we did our online grocery shopping from Walmart this month! Snape Funko just popped up as a suggestion as we discussed restocking cleaning and bath liquids! HAHA! Professor Snape would be proud we did justice to our POTIONS! Watch featured video below!

CATCH SEVERUS SNAPE FUNKO

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❝ Welcome Professor Severus Snape (the Funko Pop) ❞ - O, he’s pretty smooth! They got the deets of his black robes so right! He wears pretty long sleeves covering his wrists pretty tight! Perfect hair details! Wand at the ready! The roundness of the Funko design makes it look like Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance but I’d take it LOL! I’ve featured him with a Potions display on the Hogwarts teachers shelf.
TWITTER TREND: #VacationIn4Words


PROFESSOR GILDEROY LOCKHART JOINS THE FUNKO ARMY TOO!
'Twas a proud moment for us Potterheads when we bagged the most awesome Funko Pop deal of our lives at Hot Topic! Professor Gilderoy Lockhart's Funko Pop was marked down at $9 and we combined a $5 reward to get 2 Funko Pops for $5 each! This part of life is for which we studied Math! 
CATCH THE VIDEO OF THE UNBOXING BELOW!

Professor Lockhart’s Funko Pop has finally found its place on my Hogwarts Professors shelf besides Severus Snape and Dumbledore! A mirror and masquerade mask accompany him as decor to match his stylish self! @MagicalLockhart @OriginalFunko pic.twitter.com/gz2hQDIiDR
@MAGICALLOCKHART RETWEETED ME

I'VE BEEN NEEDING SOME EXTENDABLE EARS LATELY

SYFY #HARRYPOTTERWEEKEND



TARGET #BACKTOHOGWARTS EVENT

Monday, July 9, 2018

#POTTERIFICJULY

⚡️ #PotterificJuly - a photo a day, following daily prompts, was a photography challenge hosted by my sister @saraallie on Instagram ••• It was a call to all Potterheads and they responded! The hashtag went up like fireworks! ✨ The month transformed to a grand celebration of The Harry Potter Fandom✨Everybody posted HP themed photos daily (following the prompt of the day) and tagged it #PotterificJuly

πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “I’m A Potterhead” ••• Butterbeer Cheers 🍻 ••• Wand Raises ✨ ••• All Heads Potterheads! No Head 🧠 Better Than A Potterhead❗️••• The Potterific July Photo Challenge takes off today! H00T πŸ¦‰ ••• Super proud of the hostess of the challenge, The Sara, @saraallie — we share the same magical DNA! Yes, we’re the Fred & George of the show! ••• We’ve been on the Potterhead Express since the very beginning when the first books hit the shelves in the UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Our Dad brought us all 3 first installments and said casually “They were the most highly advertised bestsellers” ••• We took a dive and never reappeared back on the surface of the Muggle world.
In the photo today I’m sporting a Harry Potter Chibi t-cap that I got from Walmart! It’s a must have for everyone who adores the Chibis! It’s a $6 no biggie and it’s Chambray fabric that’ll keep cool in the summers.

πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ ⚡️POTTERHEAD CHRONICLES⚡️

Everyone loves a good milk chocolate 🍫 ••• add rice crisps, make it the shape of a frog 🐸 and include a Wizard Card πŸ§™‍♂️ inside and you have a Potterhead’s attention! The Sara and I inaugurated the #PotterificJuly last night past midnight by munching our Chocolate Frog bought from Lolli & Pops ••• and of course we have the weekend custom of wearing our Harry Potter merch.
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πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “House Pride” ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
••• I never pulled Godric Gryffindor’s sword out of the hat, but unlike the Sorting Hat I never doubted which house I belonged to for one bit! ••• ⚡️🦁⚡️πŸ›‘⚡️🦁⚡️πŸ†⚡️🧣⚡️🦁⚡️
•••When Pottermore began its crazy quizzes and sorting people like Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) into houses different from theirs, I decided to INSIST I was Gryffindor and nothing else ••• It took a lot of research on YouTube to select all the right answers on the quiz ••• The obvious ones like ‘owl’ for ‘what pet would you bring?’ were simple but some are intentionally random so you get sorted non-Gryffindor! ••• so I worked my way through and made it as an official Gryffindor on Pottermore!••• And my sister Sara (hostess of Potterific) had already bagged so much Gryffindor merch! No way we were settling for anything else! •••
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••• I connect best with the qualities of a Gryffindor! ••• I’m infamous as the brave, strong hearted, daring girl who knows how to suppress her inner fears and FIGHT! ••• Loyalty, courage and staying clear of all things evil is the mantra of my life ••• I connect with Hermione for her know it all nature but sound, cautious advice, I connect with Ron for the acknowledgement of fear πŸ•·, and I connect with Harry for sheer courage and nerve in the face of life!•••
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FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO
🦁 Gryffindor crest cushion (eBay)
🧣Gryffindor wool scarf (eBay)
πŸ›‘Gryffindor appliquΓ© patch on Denim bag (Etsy)
πŸ†Gryffindor hoodie from the Wizarding World
πŸŽ’Gryffindor tote bag from Hot Topic
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πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s Stone)” “Favorite Character" 
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••• Combo entry for Day 3 & Day 4 ( @saraallie ‘s idea for my lazy self) ••• πŸ’Ž⚡️πŸ’Ž⚡️πŸ’Ž⚡️πŸ’Ž⚡️πŸ’Ž⚡️πŸ’Ž⚡️πŸ’Ž••• The Philosopher’s Stone is a Potterhead’s first love. ••• these words started it all, the fandom, the addiction, the obsession. It pulled me into a parallel universe where I exist now in due respect, love, and acceptance- uncommon in my real world. And, Harry (of course) is my favorite character because he conveys strong tolerance to being the unacceptable, then the evil jealousy and enmity he invites when he enters a world where he is most loved. 
➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOπŸ’Ž Philosopher’s Stone necklace (eBay)πŸ‘“ Harry Potter Funko πŸ§™‍♂️ Albus Dumbledore Funko✨ The Mirror of Erised mini (Hot Topic)πŸ“š Special edition of The Philosopher’s Stone (20 year’s anniversary edition gifted by a dear friend Asma)➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “Favorite Professor” - Day 05➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️πŸ§™‍♂️⚡️πŸ—⚡️πŸ‰⚡️πŸ§™‍♂️⚡️🏰⚡️πŸ“š❝Yer a wizard Harry!❞ These very words made Hagrid my friend. He’s one of my favorite professors at Hogwarts. Although his teaching was always questionable and he couldn’t handle the load but the honesty won him brownie points from me. The way he was always asking Harry, Ron, and Hermione for their honest opinions, and how he just tried SO hard to pull it all together.➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO🐾 Monster Book Of Monsters from the Wizarding WorldπŸ§™‍♂️ Hagrid’s hut model DIY✨ Lantern from the craft storeπŸ“š Harry Potter Calendar➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “Wands At The Ready” - Day 06➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️πŸ₯’⚡️πŸ’₯⚡️πŸ₯’⚡️πŸŒͺ⚡️πŸ’«⚡️➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO✨πŸ₯’ Elder Wand from the Pensieve Memory Journal set, Elder Wand necklace charm (eBay), & Narcissa Malfoy’s Wand from the Wizarding WorldπŸ“š Hogwarts Cinematic Yearbook➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “Chamber Of Secrets” - Day 07
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⚡️🐍⚡️πŸ•·⚡️πŸ—‘⚡️πŸ–ŒπŸ“”⚡️
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FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO
✨Chamber Of Secrets cushion (eBay)
πŸ“”Hogwarts Journal (Dervish and Banges at the Wizarding World)
πŸ–Œ DIY feather quill πŸ¦… Fawkes (Filch’s Emporium at the Wizarding World)
🏰 Hogwarts fleece blanket (Hot Topic) 
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πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “Mischief Managed” - Day 08➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️🐾✨⚡️🐾✨⚡️🐾✨⚡️🐾✨⚡️Dedicating today’s entry to my sister @saraallie (the magical hostess of #PotterificJuly ••• she’s the Fred to my George ••• together, we pass of as our own cosmetic twins version of the Weasley twins! she’s my partner in mischief and we manage it perfectly!➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO✨Marauders Map Bed Set (Hot Topic)🐾 Mischief Managed Satchel (Hot Topic)⚡️ Applique patches (Etsy)🐾 Marauders Map cardigan (Hot Topic)✨ Storage bin (Hot Topic)🐾 Pillows (Hot Topic)➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “The Boy Who Lived” - Day 09 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️The very first chapter was the most random of things I’d come across ••• the cartoonish graphic on the cover gave me a very normal Roald Dahl kind of fantasy fiction novel ••• little did I know I was going to be pulled into a magical world unlike any other and the fandom would become a lifestyle!➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO ⚡️ Mini Funko keychain✨ DIY card by my sister @saraallie ⚡️ 20th anniversary Gryffindor colored HP book
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πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “Platform Nine and Three Quarters” - Day 10➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️πŸš‚⚡️🏰⚡️πŸ›€⚡️🎟⚡️πŸš‚⚡️🏰⚡️ ❝the barrier was coming nearer and nearer. He wouldn't be able to stop - the trolley was out of control - he was a foot away - he closed his eyes ready for the crash -It didn't come ... he kept on running ... he opened his eyes.A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, 11 o'clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the ticket box had been, with the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it. He had done it. ❞
Not only had Harry done it ••• I had done it too ••• I’d dived into a magical world forever! I’m so glad I get to live that experience at the Wizarding World each time ••• I get to run into the barrier wall and see myself disappear and reappear at the other end! The scarlet steam engine greets me each time and I get teary eyed! ••• ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS⚡️ Hogwarts Express/ Platform 9 3/4 Umbrella (Hot Topic)πŸš‚ Platform 9 3/4 Makeup bag set with ticket and Chocolate Frog mini kits (Hot Topic)⚡️ Applique patch on denim bag (Etsy)🏰 Hogwarts Express Funko Pop with Harry (Hot Topic)⚡️ Hogwarts Express luggage trunk photo frame (Wizarding World)πŸš‚ Luggage trunk storage box (Home Goods)⚡️Platform 9 3/4 ticket keychain (Wizarding World)➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
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πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “Platform Nine and Three Quarters” - Day 10➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️πŸš‚⚡️🏰⚡️πŸ›€⚡️🎟⚡️πŸš‚⚡️🏰⚡️ Forgot to make a mention of this gorgeous teacup I have! I mixed and matched - it came as a set with a Marauders Map cup and saucer and a Platform Nine and Three Quarters - and filled it with candy! The Platform and candy go together ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
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πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “The Mirror Of Erised” - Day 11➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ⚡️🎭✨⚡️🎭✨⚡️🎭✨⚡️🎭✨⚡️ I wonder what the mirror would show me? Perhaps I’d see myself standing at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter with a lifetime pass! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS ⚡️ Mirror of Erised photo frame from Filch’s Emporium at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter 🎭 Mirror of Erised mini replica from Hot Topic ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
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πŸ“Έ⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘“Prisoner Of Azkaban” - Day 12➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️The 3rd book took a serious turn. Things began to get more serious and sober, yet the hilarity of the Weasleys quadrupled! Quidditch became more challenging, and bigger dangers lurked! Sirius, Lupin, the Riddikulus and the Expecto Patronum, Buckbeak, Professor Hagrid, Time Turner, Marauders Map!, Hogsmeade! Trelawney! There was a LOT to treasure!➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOSMarauders Map Bow Clip (Hot Topic)Time Turner keychain (Wizarding World)Marauders Map bagPrisoner of Azkaban
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πŸ“Έ⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ πŸ§™‍♀️ πŸ†POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘ “Hogwarts” - Day 13 ⚡️🏰⚡️πŸš‚⚡️🏰⚡️πŸš‚⚡️🏰⚡️πŸš‚⚡️ Hogwarts is my home. And that line actualized when I finally started going to the Wizarding World. It’s the best escape I can get from the madness of real life. I’ve loved Hogwarts since as far back as the HP books. Each time Harry boarded the train back to the Dursleys, I was tear-struck! The castle at the WWOHP has to be the best thing ever! I mean I’m a Disney buff too but Hogwarts is a much bigger emotional connection than Cinderella’s castle. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Hogwarts iPhone case (eBay) Hogwarts Cinematic Yearbook (Target) Pajamas (JCPenney)
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Marauders ❞ - Day 14 🐾 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 Sirius Black undoubtedly is my favorite marauder! I wish I had a godfather like him that I could send an owl to!
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FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Door knob hanger from Primark gifted by a darling friend
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Deatheater ❞ - Day 15 πŸ’€☠️πŸ’€☠️πŸ’€☠️πŸ’€☠️πŸ’€☠️πŸ’€☠️πŸ’€ Today’s a tribute to the most classic villainous of the Wizarding World. Potterheads! Raise your wands (to curse of course!) for Bellatrix Lestrange! For the most part I love her because her screen role was played by my favorite actress Helena Bonham Carter. I believe everyone she plays is my alter ego πŸ˜† Mrs Lovett, Queen Of Hearts! The chemistry between her and Lord Voldy is absolutely fantastic!
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FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Bellatrix Lestrange Funko Pop (Hot Topic)
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Goblet Of Fire ❞ - Day 17 Has to be my favorite book in the series! — Quidditch World Cup! Mad Eye Moody! The crazy teacher who, despite being Crouch Jr, was my favorite! Cedric Diggory — developed a book crush on the guy! The dragons of course my favorite! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Dragon, Hungarian Horntail (Wizarding World) Triwizard Cup (Wizarding World) Broomstick (Wizarding World) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Quidditch ❞ - Day 18 I’d be a Seeker for sure! Give me only ONE job! No Keeping, no Beating! I get my big moment and I turn the game around! How about you? •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Firebolt (Dervish and Banges) Cinematic Yearbook (Target) Harry Potter mini keychain (Hot Topic) Chibi cap (Walmart) Marauders Map Journal (Hot Topic) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Diagon Alley ❞ - Day 19 Universal building the Diagon Alley extension to the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter in Orlando has been the BEST thing that’s happened in my life so far! Despite the fact that I adore the Hogsmeade side because it was first love and has the castle, I can say that I am more crazy about the Diagon Alley side because of the fire breathing dragon! And there’s Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream to fall in love with! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Marauders Map Dress (Hot Topic) Hogwarts Backpack (Hot Topic) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Hogsmeade ❞ - Day 20 Thats a Butterbeer 🍺 at Hogsmeade moment throwback. Those pyramidal sloping roofs of the shops at Hogsmeade at the Wizarding World always make my heart feel at home. By day or by night I could just sit there on the cobbled stone pathways and stare at them as if they were something from the real world. I always visit around the holiday season in December and everything is decked with holly. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Spectrespecs (eBay) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Open at the Close ❞ - Day 21 Throwback... Golden Snitch amidst the Wizarding World holiday decorations •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo stolen from @saraallie •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #PotterificJuly is hosted by @saraallie #harrypotter #harrypotterfan #harrypotterfandom #potterheads #photochallenge #picoftheday #hogwarts #hogsmeade #magic #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardingworld #photography #wands #theboywholived #quidditch #diagonalley #owlpost #muggle #potterhead #Gryffindor #GryffindorPride #hogwarts #DiagonAlley #Gringotts #HotTopic
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Order of the Phoenix❞ - Day 22 DA has to be the most impressive student association! It felt like this is when Harry truly began gaining power •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS DA pin badge •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #PotterificJuly is hosted by @saraallie #harrypotter #harrypotterfan #harrypotterfandom #potterheads #photochallenge #picoftheday #hogwarts #hogsmeade #magic #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardingworld #photography #wands #theboywholived #quidditch #diagonalley #owlpost #muggle #potterhead #Gryffindor #GryffindorPride #hogwarts #DiagonAlley #Gringotts #HotTopic
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Half Blood Prince❞ - Day 26 Professor Snape continues to be a hateable character throughout until we start getting to the end. The Severus Snape in the movies; however, is super cool despite the hate vibes! His signature dressing, bad mood, ob-viously, page 394 are all such loveable bits! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Severus Snape Funko Pop •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #PotterificJuly is hosted by @saraallie #harrypotter #harrypotterfan #harrypotterfandom #potterheads #photochallenge #picoftheday #hogwarts #hogsmeade #magic #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardingworld #photography #wands #theboywholived #quidditch #diagonalley #owlpost #muggle #potterhead #Gryffindor #GryffindorPride #hogwarts #DiagonAlley #Gringotts #HotTopic
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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Butterbeer❞ - Day 27 A little ensemble my sister @saraallie and I put together right before Hogwarts at the Wizarding World while we enjoyed our magical beverage! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Spectrespecs Owl Post letter wallet from #HotTopic HP chibi characters backpack from Hot Topic Gryffindor hoodie from the Wizarding World •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #PotterificJuly is hosted by @saraallie #harrypotter #harrypotterfan #harrypotterfandom #potterheads #photochallenge #picoftheday #hogwarts #hogsmeade #magic #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardingworld #photography #wands #theboywholived #quidditch #diagonalley #owlpost #muggle #potterhead #Gryffindor #GryffindorPride #hogwarts #butterbeer #hogsmeade

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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Yule Ball ❞ - Day 29 Albus Dumbledore invites you to attend. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Albus Dumbledore Funko Pop •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #PotterificJuly is hosted by @saraallie #harrypotter #harrypotterfan #harrypotterfandom #potterheads #photochallenge #picoftheday #hogwarts #hogsmeade #magic #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardingworld #photography #wands #theboywholived #quidditch #diagonalley #owlpost #muggle #potterhead #Gryffindor #GryffindorPride #hogwarts

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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Deathly Hallows ❞ - Day 30 The only piece I have from the Hallows. Planning on getting the ring! Invisibility Cloak I need to wait until some tech company comes up with a breakthrough •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Elder Wand part of a Penseive Journal Set from Target •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #PotterificJuly is hosted by @saraallie #harrypotter #harrypotterfan #harrypotterfandom #potterheads #photochallenge #picoftheday #hogwarts #hogsmeade #magic #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardingworld #photography #wands #theboywholived #quidditch #diagonalley #owlpost #muggle #potterhead #Gryffindor #GryffindorPride #hogwarts

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⚡️πŸ°πŸ»πŸš‚9¾ POTTERIFIC JULYπŸ›‘πŸ†πŸ§™‍♀️ ❝ Happy Birthday Harry & JKR❞ - Day 31 Dedicating a cake I made and decorated from scratch for my sister @saraallie to JKR and the Boy Who Lived! If I could ever thank a woman I would thank J.K. Rowling. Her masterpiece, The Harry Potter series, came to me in troubled times of body issues, bullying, and unspeakable hurt. It gave me a sense of belonging in the misery of a little downtrodden boy who lived in a cupboard under the stairs. And to this day it continues to do the same. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #PotterificJuly is hosted by @saraallie #harrypotter #harrypotterfan #harrypotterfandom #potterheads #photochallenge #picoftheday #hogwarts #hogsmeade #magic #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardingworld #photography #wands #theboywholived #quidditch #diagonalley #owlpost #muggle #potterhead #Gryffindor #GryffindorPride #hogwarts

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