Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Night Fab Five

First off, just so y'all won't think I haven't been getting my creativity on lately, a sneak peek on what I've been working on that is taking me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to complete:

Hello everyone and welcome to another Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things that I think are fabulous this week. This week is all about the random and I am the Queen of Random!

Without further ado:

1. Assets by Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely is the creator of Spanx and Assets is her more affordable line sold in Target stores. If you are looking for a body shaper you can wear outside of the wedding or fancy party, get this one! It's comfortable and doesn't give you that thigh bulge. I really love how it smooths everything out and my hubby noticed a difference before I even told him I had it on!

2. Coffee Mate Pumpkin Spice Creamer

The coming of Fall means many things to many people but for me it means that the fancy seasonal creamers will be hitting stores and hitting my coffee, woo hoo! I love anything pumpkin and I could drink this creamer right out of the bottle...but I don't. I swear...

3. My New Autumn String Lights

I have this shelf in my kitchen that has these metal string lights with butterflies and dragonflies on them. I added some ivy and then the shelf above has birdhouses and whatnots. During Christmas, I take all of this down and decorate with my little 70's plastic village houses, lights and ornaments. Here it is normally:

But what about Autumn?! And then, once again, Target came through for me and provided something I wasn't aware I was looking for until I saw it:

How perfect are these to go under my little shelf?! (You may not be able to tell from the picture but the cut out is a leaf) So I got these lights and some Autumn leaf garland and I'm going to redo this shelf for Fall, woo hoo! come to think of it, I'm a big advocate of twinkle fairy lights in your house year round period. If you're looking for a cheap way to add some sparkle and magic to your rooms, add some fairy lights! Trust me...

4. My New Hat

My husband can blame Jessica for this one. I was innocently reading this post on her blog when I was attacked by the cutest little Fall hat you ever did see! So of course the only logical thing to do was to rush over to Etsy and buy it. I couldn't let anyone else have, could I?

5. Happy Mail

I have been so lucky to receive some fabulous happy mail in the past couple of days! The first was a prize I had won from Y and she added some extra fun stuff, awesome! Thanks Y!

Then I got some awesome pictures from Julie! She had a bunch of family pics, specifically school pics that she thought I might have fun using in my artsy things and she was right...these school pics and fun postcards will be glued onto something ASAP. Thanks Julie!

And then my fantastic Callista! First she posted about my birthday on her blog and then she sent me the most fun birthday surprises! A beautiful ring and matching hair pin (which she MADE!), some teas to try out (she knows I am so helpless when it comes to tea!), a handmade birthday and Halloween card, a fun little magnet AND a 1950's vintage apron her great aunt made to wear at cocktail parties! Wowowowowowow, instant love! Thanks Callista! (And that apron will be making a reappearance once I stop being lazy and take pics of me wearing my vintage dresses! :)

Speaking of happy mail, I am seriously considering hosting a Secret Santa swap here on the blog. I know that a lot of us visit the same blogs and I thought that exchanging things and surprising someone with some happy mail would be a lot of fun! I'm thinking of doing one that's crafty and one that's not so that everyone will feel welcomed to with the ideas I have, it wouldn't cost anything but postage...hmm.....must think more....

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. ooh, thanks for the heads up on the Assets, I had no idea! Spanx is a little bit expensive ;-)

  2. What a great Fab 5...I own both Spanx and gripe with any body shaper is the elastic at the end that comes anywhere near my thigh! Both are terrific! And I decided that I just shared too much information!
    Love your blog, Maggi!

  3. oohhh going to have to check out Assets, yeah well, after the hubby has a job again. oh yeah.. my day got worse. he was laid off for lack of work. he is filing for unemployment now it's all weird they way they do it since he is an apprentice and union. ugh! what a way to start the weekend! blah!
    love the Friday 5 as always and you rock for posting your happy mail. that makes me soo happy! hope you enjoy it all!

  4. loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your list and glad u like your happy mail!!! and that fall hat rocks! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. OMG Maggie, your knitting!! COOL!!!!

    I want pumpkin spice creamer, never seen it here!

  6. wow you get awesome mail! all i get are bills! lol....and i'm off to check out toot!

  7. What a great fab 5. I hope you did have a fantastic Friday. Take care. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers!

  8. Awesome fab five this week!!! And I really love your recent project :)

  9. LOVE the birds!! They are so neat!! I will have to go on and vote for Toot!

  10. I love the birdies...they are awesome!!! The pumpkin spice creamer.....yummy!!!! The HAT perfect!!!!! Look at all those wonderful goodies and is Callista not the best!!!!! Wishing you a great weekend!!!! :-)

  11. Ooooohhhhhh, that deeply marvelous acorn bedecked hat arrived! I'm so thrilled for you, sweet dear, I think you are the first person who has ever told me they bought something that they spied on my blog. I wish you and your beautiful hat many happy years together :)

    Tons of hugs, honey!
    ♥ Jessica

  12. That is quite a random list. LOL. I just LOVE your new hat - and you're quite right that you couldn't let anyone else have it. OK, I'm off to vote for Toot.
    Please stop by and visit. I have a very special post today. :)

  13. Your blog so ROCKS!!!!! Absolutely lovin your happy mail!!!!!

  14. I love you new fall hat! Hehe, I agree you couldn't have just waited around to let someone else buy it (take it from someone who has let things get away far too often ;) )
    Have fun with all the lovely things you got in the mail.

  15. I participated in a Secret Stocking swap last year on UKScrappers. It was so much fun and probably one of the most anticpated presents to open on christmas day too :P Missed the sign up this year though. BOOO!

    Love your list - my OH loves Christmas because of all the flavoured yumminess that comes out - he stocks up BIG TIME ;)

    Is that a mobile that you are working on? It's to, to cute! Reminds me of the Zippededoodah song :)

  16. Ooh! You do have an abundance of awesomeness on this post :o) What cute blue birds! and fabulous finds!

    ...happy to get a chance to catch up on some blog reading.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I have an award (aka bloghug) for you at my place. I do appreciate you, dear friend, and thank you for coming by and for all your past comments!
    I'm sure you have this already, but still wanted to pass it on to you from me!

  17. Whoah.. I'm definitely going to try the pumpkin creamer!! I love this time of year.. all kinds of hot pumpkin and egg nog drinks! Mmmmmmmm!

  18. I lOVE assets! I think they are way more comfortable than spanx too! I didn't know she was the one that made both of them though. I wear them all the time in the winter time and I bought the shorts this summer when I was in a wedding. IF you did a secret santa I would LOVE to play along! Hope your weekend has been going good!

  19. .. Attacked you say ... you crack me up Maggi.

    Mmm like the look of Assets, must check it out.


  20. Just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same! Now I have to browse your blog. Already voted for Toot!

  21. love that the fall hat just had to be yours :D

    love all your happy mail :D

  22. Yes! Assets rock! And those goodies Callista sent are way too cool! How sweet!