Mad Like Alyce
2 months ago

Hey Guys! So, its been two weeks since I have last written, and it has actually been pretty fabulous. I think we all need to take a break sometime. There is a lot of pressure to keep a consistent schedule, but sometimes that isn’t realistic. I’ve been focusing on physical…

3 months ago

Peppermint Toads were never given a super thorough description in the Harry Potter novels, so there are many ways these could be interpreted, from peppermint patty to a peppermint marshmallow. In this DIY, I went the route of peppermint flavored chocolate, very similar to the Chocolate Frog. I even found…

3 months ago

One of the greatest lessons I learned about living with PTSD was that I have a mental disorder. What I mean by this is that I am NORMAL. I spent years feeling like I was less than, broken, or inadequate because of the struggles in my mind. Because I am…

3 months ago

During the sorting ceremony, the sorting hat always pays homage to the four houses of Hogwarts: Griffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. These ornaments are a great way to represent the houses in your decor! Hogwarts House Ornaments You will need: Clear ornament globes Construction paper in: red, yellow, black, blue,…

3 months ago

Happy New Year and Happy 2nd Birthday to Mad Like Alyce! It’s hard for me to believe I have only been blogging for 2 years, but I’m still loving every moment of it. Here is a quick trip down memory lane at some of my favorite posts of 2016. Mission…

3 months ago

Harry Potter’s first ride on the Hogwart’s Express introduced him to his best friends, and to the wide array of wizarding sweets. The most notable from that ride were the Chocolate Frogs and the cards that accompanied them. While many tutorials show ways to make a more gelatinous frog that…



Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • Just got these beauties in the mail!!!! Can't wait to put them to good use this weekend. I was sorted into Gryffindor, but secretly think I could have easily been a Hufflepuff... what house are you in? #hogwarts #harrypotter #gryffindor #hogwartshouses
  • Sometimes admitting you need help seems like a step backwards, but really can just be the detour you need to get back on track. My first post in over a month is on the blog, link in bio! #PTSD #anxiety #chronicpain #chronicfatigue
  • Diet? What diet? Mystic wanted to lick the cup, so I had to get a blizzard right? #pitbullsofinstagram #cheatday #sharewithyourdogdiet
  • Cupcake and afternoon coffee... time to write. #cupcakes #coffee #iamwriting
  • Putting the finishing touches on my next #harrypotter costume, seven guesses (you should only need the one) to what it is!
  • Definitely bring your comfy shoes to Vegas there is so much to see without even leaving the streets!
  • Probably the only bar on the strip that keeps their lit sign inside... but excellent once your find it at Brooklyn Bowl.
  • Vivaaaaa Las Vegas!
  • Found this quote today and had to share. Words have the power to shape our world, or allow us to escape from it. #iamwriting #writersofinstagram


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