Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Night Fab Five Four Three Two One...

Hey you amazing people and welcome to this week's Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things that I am currently in love with, drooling over or just all around adore. I just realized that this will be the last Fab Five until after Christmas! Can you believe it's like a week away?!

So this week's Fab Five is going to be just like my brain is at the moment: ALL OVER THE PLACE. lol Maybe some last minute gift ideas, thankfulness and a little Pee-Wee thrown in for good measure. Basically, read in amazement as I try to tie in all of these things into something about Christmas! lol Let's get it on!!!

1. The Baseballs

What do you get for the person that loves current music but lives a vintage life? Through my vintage blog, Circle 7-2099 I discovered the sweetest little blogger Miss Emmi who is my new BFF because she introduced me to this awesome German band, The Baseballs who create vintage covers of current songs. (This video is their cover of Rhianna's "Umbrella").*Instant Eternal Love* Thanks Miss Emmi!

2. Happy Mail

What's Christmas without a little something in the mail? Well, the always amazing Julie e-mailed me the other day to say that something was on its way to me and the next day I received a lovely Christmas card. So after I e-mailed her to thank her she told me that yes, she sent that but that wasn't what she was talking about that there was something else on its way to me. Wha??? She also dropped a couple of hints: vintage and "think Betty". Lo and behold, look what showed up at my house:

Thanks Julie, this was so very thoughtful of you and I am so touched you would think of me! I currently have some Christmas cookie recipes scanned from this book posted at Circle 7-2099 if you need some last minute baking ideas!

3. The First Annual White Christmas Watching Party

This past Tuesday my girls came over for some girly time and to watch "White Christmas together:

We had so much fun that we've decided to get together once a month to watch a different movie. I've named us "The Tuesday Night Fine Arts League" (a take on the club Lucy and Ethel were in on "I Love Lucy" :D). And get this: I was dressed to the hilt in one of my vintage dresses, complete with the vintage apron the awesome Callista gave me and do you know I didn't get one picture of myself?! Bad Maggi! Well, except for this one and you can't the whole dress, but you get the idea:

We had a great time and I think we've decided on "Singin' In The Rain" for our movie in January. Any suggestions for other movies? They don't have to be old or musicals! lol

4. Pee-Wee's Christmas Special

I don't think I can stress enough how much I adored Pee-Wee when I was younger. I was a HUGE fan of his show on CBS and his Christmas special was the BEST EVER! With stars like Frankie and Annette, how could it not good?!

5. Merry Christmas My Awesome Blogging Friends!

I was so touched that so many of you went to visit my mom's blog, I cannot begin to express my delight and pride to have all of you in my (albeit virtual) life. She called me and said, "I've got 3 or 4 comments on my blog!!!!" I was like, "Um no, you have like 20." Her: "WHAT?! Oh my goodness, they're so nice! What do I do now? Should I e-mail them all to thank them? Someone said she couldn't find Jello, I need to send her some, poor girl!" LOL It really made her day so THANK YOU SO MUCH, I really appreciate you taking time out of your blogging day to welcome her.

So let's end on a cool note, here's The Baseballs with their version of Beyonce's "Carzy In Love". Have an awesome weekend everyone!!


laterg8r said...

the baseballs are such a hoot :D

what a great gift to receive in the mail :D

merry christmas to you too - off to check out your mom's blog :D

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I love that picture of you gals, your dress is least the top half I can see he he! The color is really nice and the apron is so sweet.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Look at your gorgeous vintage self! Love the dress, the apron and your hair looks fab!

Your cookbook is awesome Maggi...lucky you!

How cute is your mom? I say super cute!!

Love and hugs,

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! I am soooooooooo HAPPY U liked your gift!!!! LOVE your list! :):):):):):):) Those photos of your gals is adorable! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Fink said...

I have that same cookbook! My mom got it for a wedding gift and they just celebrated 45 years! How awesome to be thought of that way! Ours also looks like it is 45yrs old!

Fink said...

Oh yeah, I stopped by to visit your mom and she is going to help me find my favorite chexs recipe! How awesome is that? Now I know where you get your kindness from!

Jocelyn said...

What a great cookbook and I just adore the pics of the girls in their holiday attire!!!

Great Fab Five List!!!!

Have a great weekend sweet friend!!! :-)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

You look adorable in your dress! How great that you host such a cool movie night! Is it just me, or does the guy on the right look like a young Nicolas Cage? Weird!!! They remind me of this all-female act that takes modern songs - The Puppini Sisters. Have you ever heard of them? We still own our Betty Crocker cookbook - great go to for the basics. :)
Have a lovely day, Miss Maggi!!!
Theresa :)

Carmen said...

Oh wow The Baseballs are amazing! Never thought I would hear Beyonce crossed with Elvis! :D

Your evening looks amazing and you look stunning.

Carmen said...

p.s I recommend any Bette Davis film - I adore her.

~SHANNON~ said...

I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!! One of the best, most Christmasey ever! Good pick!

Dad.. said...

Pee Wee!!!!! And Lawrence Fishburne.. Err... Cowboy Curtis was even there!! LOL!

Kristen said...

Very cool stuff! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me! I have a stack of vintage stuff with a nagging issue of what can I make with it... I will keep you posted.
Have a very Merry Christmas!

NicNacManiac said...

Adorable photos...looks like you are really enjoying all that this holiday season has to offer!! Your lucky girl, that book is fabulous!
Wishing you and your family all the joys of Christmas!
Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

Danielle said...

Hi Maggi!!

I MISS you!! Do you remember me? Did you forget me?

I hope I get back on the blog roll again!!

Please email me and fill me in on this vintage blog, and your mom's blog, and tell me just how you are!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Maggi! Just wanted 2 stop in and see how u r and 2 wish you and yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS;)

NanaBobana said...

OMGsh! Love the Baseballs! I can listen to current music when they do it!!! Wow! What a great discovery! Great post as always....could Toot be any cuter? NO! Have a good week - see you next year!

Anonymous said...

look how cute you are with your hair all curled and that apron on!