DIY Harry Potter ideas & hacks,crafts | Harry Potter inspired decoration


Whether you want to be in Ravenclaw or Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Gryffindor,call your wizarding friends & lets go for a trip in Harry Potter’s World! ‘|My Wand |’will give you some creative Harry Potter crafts & DIY . Share this article and invite other people to join in &  have some ‘HarryPotter-i-c ‘ (?) fun. As  you have noticed,I love Harry Potter since my childhood & I had a lot of fun writing this article for you guys.  I’m sure all the kids & teenagers around will enjoy this article :) Like this article for more Harry Potter stuff xD

1.DIY Wands

First you heat up the glue gun and put hot glue all over the “handle” part of the wand. When the glue’s pretty set but not all the way set, you can roll it on some paper or between your hands to smooth it out some.Then you paint..

wands10swands11swands22s 2.DIY harry Potter textbook Spice up your old books & put it on your book shelf to create ‘a Harry Potter effect’ :P c3369cf61142a39f7f6cb84dfb5b5ffb (1) 3.DIY sorting hat

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8. Quidditch 

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9.Fun activity

Print out some WANTED posters to hang up all over your house.

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10. Voldemort is back

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11. Treats 

Recreate everyone’s favorite occult pub

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Bring a touch of magic to your Muggle light switches with printable spells.

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13.Potions

Mix up glitter in corn syrup to get this  potion effect. Use your creativity to create many more

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14.Homemade butterbeer 

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Ingredients:cup light or dark brown sugar,water,butter,salt,cider vinegar, heavy cream divided,bottles cream soda

  • In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240ºF on a candy thermometer.
  • Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 of the heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
    • In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
    • To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.

If you tried it,let me know if its okay. I didnt try it before :)

15.Harry Potter blazer 

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  1. Start by placing the patch on your blazer wherever you think it might look good and hold it in place using the safety pins.
  2. Then try the blazer on and look at yourself in the mirror to make sure the patch is where you like it. If not, try again until it looks just right.
  3. Once you are sure you like where the patch is located, start hand sewing the patch to the blazer. I didn’t do anything fancy, I sewed it like you would a button (just up and down, if that makes sense). Make sure you sew as close to the edge of the patch as possible so that it isn’t visible.

I hope all the Harry Potter fans loved this post! Thank you so much for reading. I have so many other harry potter ideas to share with you,give this article a thumbs-up for more! How was the trip to Harry Potter World ? Sources:[Idonotownanyphotos],totallythebomb,pinterest,weheartit,boxycolonial,buzzfeed,scrapbook il_340x270.665304204_8xha


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From awareness grows hope. Each voice could save a life.#NWHW #Cancer


Happy Monday everyone. As you have noticed,my article for today is a bit different and it’s such an honor for me to be part of this wonderful blogging family.Thanks to blogging,I’v been able to have that voice,to express myself and to raise awareness. This week,I got to work with a great Cancer survivor,so thank you so much Heather for giving me this golden chance to participate in the NationalWomenHealthWeek #NWHW . I agreed to do this article because I feel concerned and I want to use  my voice to help build hope and awareness.We really don’t know what can happen tomorrow and I think that Cancer is something that concerns all of us.If ever you are reading that post,I hope that this will inspire you and will save a life.

From awareness grows hope. Each voice could save a life.

Early detection of cancer can save lives, and awareness is the first step. If you know you have symptoms , or think you have, tell your doctor immediately  

National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health.Not only women but this concerns all of them,whether you are a man or a child or a teen Take care of your health ,Stand up,raise your voice,make a difference and let’s fight cancer !

From Tragedy to Triumph

Read Heather  Von St James  Cancer survivor powerful story

I was given just 15 months to live

In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to my beautiful daughter Lily Rose, I was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Upon learning of this life-altering diagnosis, my husband Cameron and I embarked upon a search to find the best mesothelioma treatment care available. Our search eventually led us to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston based Brigham and Women’s hospital.Today, I am a eight-year mesothelioma cancer survivor and have made it my mission to help other mesothelioma victims around the globe. I share my personal story to help spread hope and awareness for others going through this, in hopes that one day no one else will have to.. more 

With Hope,
the Odds Don’t Matter.

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Take the pledge and make your health top priority. Also help us raise awareness for Cancer.

I dedicate this post to everyone who lost their lives in the battle of cancer and a huge shoutout to all those who are still fighting with cancer,you are all superheroes :)

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Please share this article and make a change.  Feel free to share your stories in the  comments,or pin this post or tweet that using the hashtag,I hope to see many people involved,I’m sure you will

“Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” –Jennifer Aniston

Like this article if you wish Cancer didn’t exist.

Hack your backyard/garden | Tips & DIY


In some countries,Summer/spring is already at the door. In this article, I will show some cute DIY ideas to spice up your backyard & garden :) If you have extra time or you are a student in summer vacation,maybe you could try these DIY. Let me know if you tried some of these.I know it’s a bit earlier for summer but anyway hope you will like it :)

1. Cute little pots by Wilma

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2.Reuse those wooden stakes to create the most epic game of Scrabble ever.

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3.Use rope lighting to line your garden.

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4. Make a race car track or a small ‘wee’ garden

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5.Repurpose your tree stumps

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6.Relax in a giant hammock swing you can make

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7. DIY game. So creative :)

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8.If you’ve always wanted a “secret garden,” a mirror in the backyard creates that illusion.

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9.Adorable “Toadstools” [with paint & tree parts]

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10.Markers

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Twig Plant Marker

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Wine Corks on a Stick

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Paper Mod-Podged onto Spoons

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Chalkboard Signs

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Stamped Aluminum Tape

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Sources:[Idonotownanyphotos],buzzfeed

Did you enjoy those DIY ? They look difficult but in fact they are easy and cheap. Check out this link for more https://unsmileys.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/summer-useful-tips-diy-decorations-treats-and-ideas/

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Hack your clothes | Tips for fixing damaged clothes


Good evening everyone. How are you ?

Today’s article will be another ‘HACK article. I’ll show you how to fix your damaged clothes :). This post is for everyone not only for girls & ladies.We’ve all had the heart-breaking experience of spilling something that we can’t remove on a favorite shirt, or noticing a stubborn scuff on your favorite shoes.

I hope this guide will be useful.Lets get started

Put your jeans in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer at night to remove bad odours.

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Save a wash but don’t overuse of course :)

If you spill red wine on your clothing, soak it in white wine to help remove it before you throw it in the wash.

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Rub off deodorant marks with baby wipes

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Use a razor to fix pilling on clothes.

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Put dry tea bags in stinky shoes to reduce the odor.

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Mix vinegar with cold water and use it to get water stains out of leather.

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Put ice on gum that’s stuck to clothing for 20-25 minutes and it will scrape off more easily!

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Remove grease/oil stains with baby powder

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CLEAN STUBBORN DIRT OFF SUEDE SHOES WITH A NAIL FILE

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Spray lemon juice on sweat stains before washing to get them out.

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Whiten dirty shoes again by scrubbing them with baking soda and a tooth brush.

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Remove makeup from clothes with shaving cream

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Use hairspray or hand sanitizer to get out ink stains. 

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How was the article? Please feel free to share your tips in the comments below.

Sources:[Idonotownanyphotos],cosmo,lifehack.org,wikihow,buzzfeed,google,weheartit,diply


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That’s all for today. See you next week for more hacks,interviews & Tips :D

10 Tips & hacks for students


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Happy Sunday everyone :) Hope that you have been enjoying my ‘Hacks articles’ recently.I would like to thank you all for all the support & positive feedback I’v been getting from you all. Today,I will give you more hacks and tricks that could help you :D

1.Living off campus with a few friends? Get a better Wi-Fi signal from your router with this  can trick.

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2. Be smart! 

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3.If you’re a heavy sleeper, putting your phone into a glass will amplify the sound.

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4. Late for class ? Heat your food with this fast effective technique 

Heat two bowls at once in the microwave with this handy trick.But be careful :D

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5. Procrastinator 

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Nice tip from 9GAG I guess. Never tried this. :) Great one but don’t overuse :P

6.The laptop hack 

If your laptop is overheating on your lap, flip one of these over and set the laptop on top

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7. Reminders 

Some students really forget the little things like an assignments or library books. Be creative & create cool reminders to help you. Reminder bracelets are great for students

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8.DVD cases as whiteboard 

You can use cheap and affordable old DVD cases as whiteboards. DIY whiteboards are cheaper!

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Normal display DIY boards are interesting as well

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9.Motivate yourself to study 

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10.When giving a presentation, set up a friend to ask you a question that you already know the answer to,it boosts confidence :)

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Sources:[Idonotownanyphotos],Google,buzzfeed,viralnova,9GAG,weheartit,twitter

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Hack your food & kitchen | DIY,Tips +More


Hi guys,

For today’s article,I’ll show some DIY,tips & tricks to make most of your food,and rock your kitchen xD. I am myself not an expert in the kitchen :P and I’v come across some nice hacks that could really help all of us :)

1.Store Ice Cream In A Bag

A plastic freezer bag keeps the cold air from making your ice cream rock hard. If you like straight spoons and soft ice cream, this trick is worth the extra step! Try to push out as much air out of the bag as you can before putting it in the freezer.

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2.DIY Peppers

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Nice DIY peppers.You can use any things that you like. Even oreos peppers :)

3.Prevent Cake from Going Stale with Bread and Toothpicks

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4.Crispy Pizza

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5.Reuse,Recycle 

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6.Fresh Lettuce ? Even I didn’t know 

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7.Make your food last longer 

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8.Avoid lemon wastage :P

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9.DIY ‘ice cubes’ 

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10.Revive your chips

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Give this article a thumbs up if you liked it. Don’t forget to leave your tips & hacks in the comment below. :)

Take care

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WORKOUT FITNESS HEALTH hacks,Tips & DIY ( +interview)


Hello everyone,

Sometimes,due to  our hectic schedule,it becomes a bit difficult to get time for a workout. Exercise is very important for a good health.But there are days when we are tired or have had a very bad day and we want to skip workout.I found some  cool ideas that I thought might be worthwhile to share here.These simple tips might help you to stay motivated & stay in good health:) And also stay tuned for an interview at the end :D

1.DIY water bottle

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This trick is nice to ensure that you had 8 glasses of water a day

> Mark the bottle at one hour interval
> Every hour, you should drink about a glass of water (200 ml)
> At the time marked on the bottle, your water should be at that level
(e.g by 2 pm the water should be at the 2 pm level)
>You should finish 1 litre of water at noon. Refill it.
> If you follow the system, you should consume the recommended 8 glasses of water by dinner time
> The marking serves as a visual reminder encourage you to drink water and allow you to see your progress

2.Food journals or workout trackers

Easy way to track your meals & watch out what you are eating

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3.DIY workout sticks

A fun idea to switch things up! Make workout sticks to add variety to the daily grind

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4.Workout dice

It’s such a creative & fun way to get things done.

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5.Listen to a riveting audiobook while you exercise, and tell yourself you can only listen WHILE exercising.

You’ll want to keep going just to find out what happens next

You could also listen to workout music or use workout apps for extra motivation

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6.Create an inspiring board

Write some nice quotes to motivate yourself to exercise. Collages aren’t just for middle schoolers anymore. Enter the vision board, a combination of pictures, quotes and words that inspire you to think positively and put your goals center stage.

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7.Reward or bribe yourself 

Instead of going to the gym,save the money.Each time you exercise or eat healthfully, put a dollar in a glass jar. Soon enough you’ll have enough saved up to buy what you want for yourself as a treat

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8.Trick yourself 

Tip/trick: If you are tired & you are taking a lot of time to decide whether you will go for a run or not. Put your workout clothes & then decide .Do not make a decision until you are dressed.[ You will eventually go for the run :p]

9.Sticky messages to motivate you 

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Sources:Weheartit[idonotownanyphotos],jewelpie,thirtyhandmadedays,buzzfeed,twiiter[lifehacks],dailyburn

Let me know in the comments which tip you liked the most.


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This week,I had the golden opportunity to interview Sarah,a wonderful writer who created a nice book for Children called Wishlings.

Please check out the interview below :D

1.Please tell me a bit about your book

Every time a wish is made a wishling is born to keep a wish safe on the long journey it must make. Through outer space and alien worlds, wishlings travel near and far—all the way to the Wishing Star, where wishes come true.


2.How did you get the inspiration?

During college, I took care of six kids—one boy and five girls between the ages of 6 months and 13 years. I was in a physics class, contemplating space and somehow the two worlds collided: space and children. I scribbled out the story and showed it to my sister, Allison, who began to illustrate it the very next day. The story evolved as we passed it back and forth.

Allison really brought a lot of inspiration of her own. She works with children with autism at an elementary school. She is so aware of how unique children with autism are . Though many of them find verbal communication challenging, they all communicate in very individualized ways. Then we thought, “Why don’t we incorporate the idea that there were many ways to make a wish and that anyone can wish?” So, we added a lot of fun aliens and talked a little bit about how they make wishes. We really wanted the story to be as inclusive as possible.

3. What message do you want to convey to children through your book?

The spirit of the story is to encourage kids—and all people, really — to keep their dreams and wishes alive. The wishlings (and the wishes they carry) get a lot of help traveling all the way to the Wishing Star, but that’s what it takes to make wishes come true — a lot of work and a lot of help and support from others. We wanted to get that idea across without being heavy-handed.


4.How was your experience ?

It’s been great really. We love the story and we’re happy to share it. Admittedly, it’s scary. Books are like children, all you want is for the world to love them, or (at least) accept them.


5.How do you & your sisters manage to work as a team? How do you maintain your team spirit?

Allison and I are sooo different. Even when we were kids, I was wearing tutus and she was playing rugby with the boys down the street; the stereotypical princess and tom-boy. As you can imagine, our working styles are quite different. I get very focused and somewhat obsessive and she’s very fluid and creative. I like to think that I teach her how to hang on a little tighter and she teaches me out to loosen my grip.


6.What other difficulties have you faced?

I think anybody who’s ever researched publishing a book knows how difficult the road is. I contacted a few publishers, but some were only interested in the story and wanted to use their own in-house illustrators for the pictures. Others wanted both, but then getting into the details of how long the print run would be and the rights… it was dizzying. Ultimately, we just felt that we wanted to stay in control of our own work, which presents another set of puzzles, like distribution, promotion, printing, ebooks, book apps, etc. There’s just so much to figure out.


7.When did you get that passion for writing? Tell us a bit about how you became a writer

I don’t remember NOT having it. Even before I actually knew how to write, I would pretend I was writing stories, scribbling out nonsense on a piece of paper. As I grew up, I always kept a diary, a journal. I’d play around with poetry and short stories, but I had this silly idea that my writing was divinely inspired and my first drafts were gold—all of them. I was very fortunate that when I got to high school, I met a very dedicated and intelligent English teacher, Mr. Cheadle, who really took an interest. When I say “took an interest,” I mean went above and beyond what was required. I would give him a short story and it would come back absolutely marked up—every line would have comments and corrections. He wasn’t just worried about mechanics or grammar, but the elements of story (plot, character, tension, etc.) and how they fit together. He forced me to think about every word and its relationship to every other word. So difficult and so invaluable.

Then, in college, I made my spending money taking care of kids. I worked for two families, with six children between them. We’d spend a lot of time reading books. Sometimes, we’d even make our own. After a trip to the zoo, we used the pictures and made a book about what we saw there and the kids cut out a picture of me and put it on a popsicle stick and I’d end up popping up everywhere in the story. Kids remind you that the simple things can be so much fun, and so I started playing with children’s stories then.

8.What advice would you like to give to young writers?

I wish every writer had a Mr. Cheadle, someone who’s not trying to teach you to write like them, but someone who teaches you how to think about your own voice. If you don’t, then try your best to find one. If you can’t, study your favorite writers like an editor would; notice every choice they make and use that to think about every choice you make in your own writing. Though it’s a lot of work, never let anyone take the joy out of it for you. Your writing is always your own.


9.Why did you choose to write a children book?

Mostly because I was around kids a lot, and I am fortunate enough to have a really talented sister to work with who’s also around kids a lot. Kids also make the best reviewers. They can’t help to be honest. Laughter is the best praise, scrunched faces the biggest criticism. Once you see their faces scrunch up in confusion, you know you need to rewrite. Wishlings hasn’t made a kid scrunch up their face in awhile, so I think we’re set.


10.What are your other plans for the future? Are you launching other books?
We’ve already finished a second book called Dumpy the Dinosaur. This book is more about manners. Dumpy is a dirty dinosaur and he’s just a little unaware about how rude he is. We imagine it could be a continuing series. We’re also hoping to turn Wishlings into a book app that will have some interactivity. Some of our experiments in animation are actually featured in the Kickstarter videos. We’re also working with a curriculum developer to make lesson plans that complement Wishlings so teachers and parents can get more mileage out of the book.

Thank you sarisonproductions for the interview.It was a pleasure working with you :)