Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Night Fab Five: Random Fabulousness

Heyyyyyy youuuuuu guuuuuuuuuuuuuyyyyyyyys! (Goonies...hee hee)

Welcome to another Friday Night Fab Five! This week we're going random again, don't you just love it? I am all about some random so let's jump right in!

1. PaperBack Swap - Book Club to Swap, Trade & Exchange Books for Free.

Believe it or not, before I started playing video games and putting glitter on everything in site, I was a reader. lol I still read but the price of (new) books is getting nuts. Enter I just learned of this site and instantly fell in love! You basically swap books with other people and they are totally free. All you pay is postage for the book that you send to someone else. They have a TON of books available and I found a couple of out-of-print celeb bios I had been looking for, huzzah! (I'm also going to use this site to get Toot some books, kids books are SO freaking expensive!) This looks like a great way to get rid of some book clutter and save money adding to my library. Click the logo above to check it out!

2. Kristen Bell

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She was great as the cheater in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, she was awesome as "one of the boys" in Fanboys and she was amazing in Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical. Plus, she was the ONLY thing good about the second season of Heroes. Kristen Bell is cute, fun and I bet she would be a blast to hang out with!

3. Awesome T-shirts

As a stay at home mom, there's no real reason to hang out in my suits and dress pants from Days of Corporate Yore. My current favorite every day outfit is jeans (complete with my Assets ;) and a rocking t-shirt. I adore this one from Loyal Army.

4. Retro Inspired Appliances

Ah, my dream kitchen...Some things you can buy "vintage" and they last for years. I'm pretty sure appliances don't work that way. So what's a vintage-lovin' gal to do? Get appliances from Elmira Stove Works of course!

Elmira's Northstar line includes fridges, microwaves, stoves and dishwasher panels AND you can choose from NINE different colors including PINK. Um...yes please! The only problem? Money, my friend. It cost money to look this awesome unfortunately. *sigh* Time to save pennies to get these babies...they'll look good in my retirement home at least! :P

5. Hairstyling...Vintage Style!

I love love love this book by Lauren Rennells. Vintage Hairstyling is a must-have if you're looking for how-tos on vintage hairstyles. She covers styles from the 20's to the 70's and I love the variety. She also has a section on make-up and tools needed for the styles (she makes a point to list modern hair products and appliances to make it as easy as possible). The book site is HERE and you can check out Lauren's blog HERE.

So that's all for this week's Friday Night Fab Five Blog-Post-O-Random-Rama! Tomorrow is Halloween, Sunday we're going back to the Renaissance Festival (I still need to post pics and videos from the first time we went, yikes!) so it should be a fun weekend! What are your plans? Do share with the entire class! :D

Have a great Friday Night everyone!


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Awesome Fab Five Maggi! I can't wait until my everyday...all day wardrobe consist of jeans and cute t-shirts...assets and all!

I must have that Vintage Hairstyle book, I swear I was born a few decades too late!!

Blakelyn said...

Big thumbs up on Paperback Swap! I love that site, and recently blogged about it myself. Let me know your user name and I'll add you to my buddy list!

Jocelyn said...

Love this post!!!!! What a great idea and I am off to check out the site with the books!!! I have tons of them and feel so bad just tossing them out!!!! Wishing you and your family a Happy Halloween!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

the book swap sounds awesome...but I hoard my books. I won't let go of them!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh u need to see this.... :):):):):):) just sayin' :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

NicNacManiac said...

Fantastic Fab-Five Maggi!!!!
Love the book swap...I'm heading over there right now!!
Have a super fun Halloween night with Toot...I'll bet she will be a heartbreaker!! xOxO Nerina :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Great fab five, luvvv that fridge.

Happy Halloween,

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! I am off to check the library website for that book! COOL!

Tracey said...

Oh I love the hair styling book... I gotta have one of those! I also like the idea of the book swap. I love to read and in my busy life I try to always find the time. Have a great Halloween to you and TOOT!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I didn't know about the paperback swap, what a cool idea! Fabulous links in this post, I would love to have vintage hairstyles to go with my vintage wardrobe but I am hair styling handicapped. Maybe this could help...Happy Halloween!

Karen said...

Hmmmm....random Fab Five??!! Well, any Fab Five by you, Maggi, is guaranteed to have some Fab vintage finds! Love that book on period hair styles (and even better that it talks about modern tools and such to make it happen!). And that fridge.....I suppose I'm a little odd (well, for more than one reason, I'm sure!)....I covet a vintage range, but do love my modern fridges with oh so convienent cold filtered water and ice at just a touch. I just haven't figured out how to make the two work together yet. Oh yea, and that pesky money thing.....why oh why must it always get in the way??!! Where's a good replicator when you need one?!

{ erin } said...

You are going to LOVE this:

Jackie said...

Very cool fab five.Thanks I will have to check out the paperback swap!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Such a marvelous roundup this week - one of my faves to date! I would jump through hopes for a fridge like that! :)

Have a fantastic Monday, sweetie - tons of hugs!
♥ Jessica

Anonymous said...

OK, you had me at hey... snicker. I love Goonies! And I love all of your Friday Night Fab Five!