I know you must be wondering what in the world this post is about, with a title that intriguing!! Well let me show you:
That picture is exactly what it looks like, super cool looking wands!
For those of you who don’t know, the new Harry Potter movie, “The Half-Blood Prince”, is coming out this summer (July 15th to be exact). I am a bit of a fan of the Harry Potter series, it was the first book series I read, and led to me falling in love with fiction. Reading an entire set of 7 books was new to me, especially since just 1 of the books has an upward of almost 800 pages. Reading those books led me into reading other great series, such as ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, which were fabulous; ‘The Lord of the Rings’, which I’m still working on; and most currently I am waiting to finish ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle’ series, which starts with a book titled ‘The Name of the Wind’, I highly recommend this series, it’s fantastic (if you enjoy fiction that is)!
So back to the post topic – wands. In a recent post I talked about a new hobby, wood working. A friend, Jon, helped teach me how to shape and carve a stick into a wand. That’s right, Stephen and I had a double date so I could learn how to make a wand!! At first Stephen thought I was joking when I told him what we were doing on our double date, but he soon learned I was definitely NOT joking, haha. My wand is just now completed and I hope the pictures do it some justice, a lot of fun work went into it :) The picture of wands above are pretty darn good, and there are endless options of how-to’s online. Now while mine doesn’t come in a cool box like this …
…I also didn’t pay $35.00 plus shipping for mine. So as you can probalby tell I’m ultra excited about this. Jon and Ashley came up with the brilliant idea to go to the midnight premier of the movie, and we are making the wands to go with dressing up! It will be my first midnight premier and although Stephen says he isn’t go to dressup I have a feeling he will change his mind once he sees our super-cool costumes :) Exciting, right?!?!?
It’s so funny and awesome to me that I am having more fun at 25 than I ever have before in my life. God has been so good to me. 5 years ago I never would have imagined where I am now, which just shows that God’s plans can be totally unexpected and lead to more joy than I ever knew possible. I’m so glad I serve such a loving and personal God!
So now, ladies and gentleman, without further ado, I present:
~ The famous wandmaking of Cassie Ringl~