Some Favorite Harry Potter Moments

So, I had three great posts planned for this week. Did I do any of them? Nope. Because I’m both busy and lazy. Sorry! I guess I’ll do them next week? Maybe I will write them now while Oliver is busy watching Big Bugs Band.

But! It did leave me with a chance to do this impromptu post! I’m glad it did because I would’ve felt foolish if I’d passed up this opportunity to gush about Harry Potter.

Happy Birthday to Harry and Neville! Here’s to these two heroes!

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Bookish Candles and the Power of Scent

Once upon a time, when I was President of the Honors Program to be exact, I was sitting during in a fascinating, Honors-exclusive lecture by a psychology professor on the psychology of scent. Apparently, scent is a more powerful factor than I had ever realized. It was during this lecture that I learned:

  • Aside from lifestyle factors, scent is the number one indicator of compatibility in romantic relationships.
  • If someone of the opposite sex smells bad to you, it may just be because your immune systems are too similar. Genetic diversity is a good thing so your body is saying, “Hey there! Don’t fornicate with this individual because you’ll probably produce immunity compromised babies!”
  • Birth control, however, negates this bodily function. So often times, when women go off birth control to get pregnant and are having fertility issues, their partner suddenly smells bad to them.
  • The amount of tips a stripper or pole dancer receives when she is ovulating usually goes up by 200% because of the pheromones she’s giving off and entering the noses of on lookers. On the flip side, they go down when she is menstruating. For the record, I don’t endorse this kind of behavior but I do find it to be an interesting statistic.

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Our Heroine’s First Attempt at Vendoring: A Guide for First Time Vendors

I know vendoring isn’t the correct word, but for the sake of this title it is.

IMG_2367You may or may not have noticed that I have been missing this week. If you have, I’m flattered! If you haven’t, well I didn’t expect you to any way. The reason for my absence though was that I was a vendor on Friday for a local Star Wars event. You may have seen my Etsy shop. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, click here or on the Store in the menu on the right side.  When the opportunity to become vendors came, we decided to give it a go and see what happened. Since it was our first time, we were exceptionally busy this week getting everything ready. Continue reading “Our Heroine’s First Attempt at Vendoring: A Guide for First Time Vendors”

How to Throw a Budget-Friendly-Adult-Harry-Potter Party

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Mummy and Ollie, Ollie the House Elf

As you might recall, a few weeks back I mentioned it was my birthday. I love to plan themed parties and I was itching to do it, so after my trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I decided to throw together a Harry Potter party last minute. I usually have a little one each year on July 31st, but I wanted to go big since it was in celebration of my birthday and despite having a small time frame to pull things together, it was a great success and didn’t break the bank. Continue reading “How to Throw a Budget-Friendly-Adult-Harry-Potter Party”

Launching the Store!

And it’s now official! I feel that there are enough products to finally and formally promote the Of Books and Bailey shop, hosted via Etsy. There is a link all the way to the right in the menu bar, or you can simply click here. The designs are by me, and we are currently featuring products inspired by books, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Sherlock, and the Hunger Games. We’ll have more added later this month! Continue reading “Launching the Store!”

The Lasting Power of Harry Potter

IMG_1501I have the most exciting news to share! My trip to Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida became official this week! It has been a dream of mine to visit, and I’m so glad to finally have this opportunity to live out some more of my childhood fantasies. In preparation, I bought this wonderful evil wizards t-shirt from The Colorful Geek. I invite you all to take a gander at their wonderful shop on Etsy. Continue reading “The Lasting Power of Harry Potter”

Salt Lake FanX2016 Review: From One First Time Congoer to Another

What a weekend! I attended my very first con ever. It’s been on my geek bucket list for ages, and I got around to it; I had someone to go with (my husband) and I wasn’t pregnant (thanks to my husband and I mean that in the best way). It was awesome! It was exhausting! It was beautiful! It was tiring! It was some kind of euphoria despite the hellish long lines and crowds.

And all in all, I loved it and would do it again.

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It was one of those rare moments in my life where I felt like I actually fit in. Geeks, nerds, and dorks of every kind were in attendance, all factions accounted for from the closet geeks, the comic freaks, the super nerds, the gamers, the bookworms, and any other group you can think of. I could wear a costume or a shirt and not have adults look at me like an immature woman-child. Continue reading “Salt Lake FanX2016 Review: From One First Time Congoer to Another”