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Farewell Harry Potter

Maybe it’s because I know I’d be in the house of Hufflepuff. I’m not brave enough to be in Gryffinndor. I am too much of a goody-two-shoes to be in Slytherin. Ravenclaw is a close second, but I don’t think I would ever be able to figure out the riddle passwords to get into my Hogwarts dorm room.

Maybe it’s because I feel like I know what Butterbeer and treacle tarts taste like. Maybe it’s because I can feel the warm, cozy buzz of sitting in Honeyduke’s on a chilly winter day catching up on Charms homework.

Maybe it’s because I love the thrill of watching a good game of Quidditch or the idea camping out for the World Cup with friends.

Maybe it’s because I know I would never want to be in the Tri-Wizard tournament, that I, too, would have disliked Lavendar Brown, and would cringe at receiving a howler from my Mom.

Maybe because I think my patronus would be a songbird. Maybe because I can see myself reading the Quibbler with Luna on the train.

Maybe because I think I’d be BFFs with Ginny. Maybe because I think I would start to be good friends with Hermione after I got used to her. (At first she would annoy me.)

Maybe because I know I would have joined the DA to protect my sorry self. (I don’t see myself being very good at defensive spells. Lack of rapid response.)

Maybe this is why I, along with many other people, have gotten lost in J.K. Rowling’s world of Harry Potter.

The last installment of Potter films premieres tonight at midnight. I am going tomorrow night (!!!) and can’t wait!

But I also feel a twinge of sadness. The same twinge I felt when I finished the Deathy Hallows book for the first time a few years ago. There was no more Hogwarts to learn about and explore.

Behold the power of a good book.

Fan fiction here I come!

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? 

-J.K. Rowling, “King’s Cross,” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007, spoken by the character Albus Dumbledore

All images from Pinterest.

April: What I’m Lovin’

Don’t forget to appreciate the little things in life! These are the little things I’m loving lately.

1. Jellybeans. Holiday candy? Yes please! My favorite are the Smuckers or Starburst kind.

2. Gilmore Girls. I’m slowly making my way through the seasons in the evenings. Luke and Lorelai, will you get together already?

3. Sunnyside Perfume. This month an era ended. I used up the last of my “So Pink” perfume, which I have been wearing for the last 10 years. I’ve replaced it with “Sunnyside” by Gap. I refuse to spend a lot of money on perfume, and it fits the bill at $15. It smells beachy and citrusy and makes me smile.

4. Sabra Pine Nut Hummus. One word: yum. This doesn’t last long at our house! Whether it’s on veggies, crackers or a sandwhich, we love this flavor hummus!

5. Pearls. Duhhh. How can I pretend I’m at the Royal Wedding without pearls?

6. Pinterest. New obsession! It’s a great place to keep track of all those “inspiration” photos. You can create albums to organize them as well. You can find me here: pinterest.com/katlikesdesign/

7. The Pioneer Woman. I think my friends are sick of me talking about The Pioneer Woman. Check out her blog. It’s amazing. I am reading through her cookbook right now. I just made her pulled pork last weekend (AMAZING) and I am making her cinnamon rolls right now! She’s brilliant and hilarious and her recipes have are easy to follow.

What are you lovin’ today?