Death Eaters Tea Club-quarterly Autumn box

Welcome back fellow Death Eaters and Potterheads who find themselves drawn to the dark arts. Another season has come to pass and with it, a new quarterly box delivery from Death Eaters Tea Club. The fourth in the series of DETC boxes saw a slight price increase to align it with the Auror tea box;... Continue Reading →

Death Eater’s Tea Club-quarterly Summer box

Ahoy there and welcome back fellow Death Eaters. Riddle's Tea Shoppe has done it again with the latest Death Eaters Tea Club box, and how. Sporting an assortment of summer flavors and accessories full of whimsy and kitschy detail that makes my summer-lovin, death-eatin, tea-drinkin heart soar with glee.As in the previously reviewed DETC boxes,... Continue Reading →

Death Eaters Tea Club- Spring box reveal

With the best intentions of featuring this box earlier, travel and illness got in the way and caused a few days' delay. Death Eaters Tea Club is beyond compare for a subscription box, both in content and design. The incredible artist, Aun-Juli Riddle, creates tea blends, artwork and accessories based on the Wizarding World of... Continue Reading →

Pin Pal and partial pin collection

I've made no secret of my penchant for pins and pennants, and if I have, well, the secret's out. Collecting these little enamel tokens of my favorite fandoms truly brings me joy. But what's a fan to do when her burgeoning pin collection out-measures the length of her library badge lanyard? Enter Ardent Adornment. The perfect... Continue Reading →

Death Eaters Tea Club-quarterly Winter box

Great news! Santa received my letter and didn't even bat a twinkling eye at my wish for goods called, Death Eaters Tea Club; thanks for not being judge-y Santa. This is the premiere box of fandom-inspired tea designed by Riddle's Tea Shoppe, mentioned in early December. The cost was $37 and arrived about 3 weeks from... Continue Reading →

Festive Fun Gift Guide 2017

As this year's Christmas present shopping list was coming into focus, I realized there are so many special small vendors I wanted to share that I thought it might be fun to compile a gift guide. Admittedly, these ideas are tailored to the age and preferences of my recipients, but it would be easy to... Continue Reading →

Bonjour Wax Co. Stranger Things sampler

What you should know about Bonjour Wax Co.: An order from Bonjour is more than wax, it's an experience. Mandi cultivates a treasure trove of cool ideas that she turns into reality. Especially winning are her pop culture-themed samplers, everything is spot on, from the scent interpret ation to the packaging. Mandi also considers her... Continue Reading →

Birthday Shenanigans: a Golden celebration

Four independent, different-natured, comical, female friends tackle a big city in style and solidarity. There was only ever one possibility for my New York City birthday theme: The Golden Girls. Did you think I was going to say Sex In the City? Sorry to disappoint, but those aren't my girls. My history with The Golden Girls... Continue Reading →

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