We Found Diagon Alley

Hey Loves! F & J here!

If you are from the Seattle area you may have seen this going viral, but no matter where you are from this is something we HAD to share. This pop up Diagon Alley was built in a Seattle driveway in only seventeen days! If you are a Harry Potter lover then you have to check it out before it comes down later this month. They have managed to turn this amazing project into a way to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer, in the name of a close friend, so far donating $16,300. We went when they had Dumbledore Santa as well as 30 other cast members, who all did an amazing job channeling their character. Gilderoy Lockhart was even handing out photos of himself!

The attention to detail was absolutely amazing! It’s hard to believe someone built it just for a Halloween project. Obviously it went viral and rightfully so. Its very similar to walking down Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World and trust us, we would know! We also got to drink some delicious Butterbeer, which the proceeds also went to a great cause.

 If you are in the area we highly recommend you check it out! Its worth the wait in line, which went by fairly quickly with the help of characters coming out and taking pictures! And if you are too far away we feel bad you can’t share this magic, but if any of you feel moved to give you can click here.

Mischief Managed.

Love,

F & J

 

Hello December

Hey Loves! F & J here!

Can you believe it’s already December? We can’t, but we are so excited and ready to embrace the holiday season in all its wonder. We’ve been starting to decorate since the day after Thanksgiving, but now we get to go into full crazy holiday mode and we couldn’t be more ecstatic. We already have a huge list of traditions we have to get through that include watching too many classic Christmas movies, eating too many winter treats, and listening to an overwhelming amount of Holiday songs!

We will be spending the weekend dressing up our trees, while the smell of pine and cinnamon fill our house. And splurging on gifts for the ones we love.

There isn’t one thing we don’t love about the holidays. But our favorite thing is spending time with our friends and family while the Holiday magic swirls in the air. What are your favorite things to do to celebrate the holidays?

Merry Everything!

Love,

F & J

Holiday Money Saving Tips

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We all know how expensive the holidays can get, the costs are infinite. From finding the perfect outfit for a holiday party, to purchasing the best gifts for your friends, to one too many Christmas coffees, we could keep going but we think you get the point. We are guilty of causing the bank to break during the holiday season, but we think we finally got down how to save a few dollars while not sacrificing any fun. We thought we would share them with you guys, because really who doesn’t love to save money!

Tip One: Save money on Wrapping- We know that Target has the most alluring and gorgeous collection of wrapping papers that make us want to buy all of them, but for about $7 for a small roll we had to hit the breaks. As pretty as it is, the wrapping is the part of the gift that hits the garbage right away. So we usually hit up the local dollar store and buy a few cheap paper rolls to use. They have a bigger selection than you might think. You can even use a solid color and decorate it yourself using glitter, washi tape, and cheap ribbons.

Tip Two: Make your own wreath- Buying a pre decorated wreath usually comes with a hefty price tag (we have seen them for up to $75!), so we usually buy a plain wreath from Costco, but they sell them at the grocery store too. Hit up our local craft stores (which always have sales on fake floral and tidbits) and make our own wreaths using a hot glue. We usually can make one for about $20 including the decorations. Plus we always get a bunch of compliments on how cute they turn out, you can’t even tell they aren’t made professionally!

Tip Three: Use Store Apps and Coupons – Most major retailers, like Target, have apps that have coupons that are available to use while you shop. They are pretty convenient to use and can help you save a lot of money, even on things that are already on sale. Even a quick google search can help you find coupons for just about any major retailer. We get that not everybody has time to clip coupons but the apps make them super easy to use.

Tip Four: Make Handmade Gifts- Stick with us on this one, we know the average person doesn’t want macaroni necklaces, but making home made gifts can be so much more heartwarming than an expensive item. Buying a cheap canvas at your local craft store and painting an inspiring picture can mean a lot, especially because you are using time and effort. Not an artist? No problem, you can paint a simple back ground and use stencils to make simple and easy works of art that your friends will actually use. There are an endless amount of ideas on Pinterest that range from easy to expert, a little research can go a long way.

Tip Five- Take advantage of Price Match- Most stores use a price matching system so you make your purchases from them. They even price match places with low prices like Amazon and Walmart. If you are buying a high ticket item it doesn’t hurt to do a quick google search for competitors prices, even while in the line to checkout. They just usually need proof off your phone and thats all.

These are just our favorite tips to save money  that we take beyond the holiday season. Let us know in the comments below how you save money in and out of the holiday season! Happy Shopping!

Love,

F & J

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey Loves! F & J here!We wanted to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! We have a ton of things to be thankful for this year and have lots of exciting things to look forward to. We are getting to spend the day surrounded by the people we love and we hope that you get to too.

We want to thank you for reading our blog, as having this space in the internet for us to use is one of the things we are thankful for. So THANK YOU!

What are you thankful for this year? Share with us in the comments. We’d love to hear!

Lots of love and gratitude,

F & J

Gift Guide for Stockings

Hey Loves! F & J here!

The holiday season is officially here! We know how stressful it is to find the perfect gift for the ones you love, and we know how hard it is to pick a more unique item that not everybody has. We did our very best to put together gift ideas for everyone in your life, and they are all things that we love, or have even gifted ourselves. We tried to think of functionality as well as.

We plan on posting five gift guides throughout the next few days to help your holidays be a little less stressful. The guides are categorized but we believe that all the products could be used for just about anyone on your list. Hopefully you will be deemed the best gift giver this year!

Stocking Stuffers

(all items are linked to make your life even easier)

Plant Pot Gift Set

Slivered Geode Coaster

Rafiki Bracelet

Carry on Cocktail Moscow Mule

Cactus Dryer Balls

Pura Vida Necklace

Chromecast

Gold Foiled Journal Set

Headphone Splitter

Morse Code Bracelet

I’m an Angry Elf Mug

Love,

F & J

*all photos are taken from the websites linked, we do not own them

GIFT GUIDE FOR BESTIES

 

 

Hey Loves! F & J here!

The holiday season is officially here! We know how stressful it is to find the perfect gift for the ones you love, and we know how hard it is to pick a more unique item that not everybody has. We did our very best to put together gift ideas for everyone in your life, and they are all things that we love, or have even gifted ourselves. We tried to think of functionality as well as.

We plan on posting five gift guides throughout the next few days to help your holidays be a little less stressful. The guides are categorized but we believe that all the products could be used for just about anyone on your list. Hopefully you will be deemed the best gift giver this year!

Gifts for your Bestie

(all items are linked to make your life even easier)

Lightbox

One of us is Lying

Stationary Set

Time Turner Necklace

Krochet Kids Backpack

Ohuhu Watercolor Brush Pen

Lush’s Snow Fairy

Comfy Joggers

Floral Watch

Makeup Brushes

Love,

F & J

*all photos are taken from the websites linked, we do not own them

 

GIFT GUIDE FOR CHILDREN

Hey Loves! F & J here!

The holiday season is officially here! We know how stressful it is to find the perfect gift for the ones you love, and we know how hard it is to pick a more unique item that not everybody has. We did our very best to put together gift ideas for everyone in your life, and they are all things that we love, or have even gifted ourselves. We tried to think of functionality as well as.

We plan on posting five gift guides throughout the next few days to help your holidays be a little less stressful. The guides are categorized but we believe that all the products could be used for just about anyone on your list. Hopefully you will be deemed the best gift giver this year!

Gift Guide for Children

(all items are linked to make your life even easier)

Sleep Onesie

Bookends

Batman Backpack

Cross Body Purse

Aurora Night Light Projector 

The Fair Doll

Stormtrooper Backpack

Wonder Box Set

Craft Kit

Fossil Mine Dig Kit

Love,

F & J

*all photos are taken from the websites linked, we do not own them