Sunday, December 1, 2013

Update/Haul: Minnie mouse is taking over

Hi guys,
I was going to skip doing a haul this week, but I had a few things I wanted to share with you. Now that I think of it I actually do have a few bits and pieces accumulating, so maybe it was a good idea to do a haul anyway... I mainly received purchases over the last couple of weeks and I wanted to share some of the things that were bought for me.

-I received 'The Fiery Heart' by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines Book 3) in the mail from Penguin. I am really excited to read it, I just hope those book trailers on youtube were dramatised a bit because I am not in the mood to see Sydney and Adrian get Days-of-our-lives-soppy. Sorry if you are a fan of that show.

-Remember this movie? My sister and I used to have it on tape and watched it over and over and over. I thought it would be fun to watch it again, so I bought it. And, it's always good to have a few g-rated movies floating around the house when young relatives visit.

-I got these 45s online: 'LaBamba' by Los Lobos and 'Bittersweet' by Hoodoo Gurus. Even being a bit of an 80s fan I've never really gotten into anything by the Hoodoo Gurus before. I am not ashamed to say that a youtube video of Courtney Love performing this at Big Day Out introduced me to the song.
 -I adored the 'Who's That Girl' movie and I liked the song. I also wanted to get the song from 'Desperately Seeking Susan' but I can't seem to find it (maybe it wasn't made into a single?). There was also a Eurythmics song with the same title.

 -I got these records from a seller on etsy. I haven't listened to them all yet (as you can tell the packaging is still on two of them. I got 'Elvis Christmas Album' by Elvis Presley, 'Live from Earth' by Pat Benatar, 'The Best of Sonny and Cher' by Sonny and Cher and Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the U.S.A'.

-I got the 'Grease' soundtrack, Petula Clark's 'All-Time Greatest Hits' and The Sunset String's 'Roy Orbison Songbook from another etsy seller. I bought 'The Rock and Roll collection' at the op-shop. I used to watch 'Grease' a lot in primary school and our school choir sang one of the songs from the soundtrack. 

 -One of the records parcels had this stamped on it which I thought was hilarious.
 -I bought these perfumes: Disney Fairies 'Pixies and Posies' and LV 'Gold Rush'. They were both fairly cheap and smell pretty.
-This is an early Christmas present from mum. It's a Minnie Mouse cushion and the back of it is a sleeping bag. It's actually a kid's sleeping bag, but she thought it would be a good idea for winter when I'm sitting on the couch at night. 

-I also got a clock for my library. Isn't it cute? Minnie Mouse is taking over. I've got a mask hanging up in my room, and a heap of Minnie Mouse plush toys on my bed. 

^This was my nail art for the week. I tried to go with a 20s Gatsby style design I had seen on facebook, but I went with brighter colours.

Incase you didn't already know, my blog's facebook page made it to 800 likes. It's actually at 900 now! I think I shared a page or two and then those people shared my page and I ended up with a heap of likes. Now I get people actually sharing the pictures that I put up or tagging their friends in them, which is really cool. 

I finished watching Gilmore Girls last night so there will be a review/post thingy up soon.

I'm on Christmas holidays from work, but I'm not entirely free to do what I want. I've got a course to work on and jury duty to attend.

How was your week?

Your Favourite Blogger,

P.S I have also noticed the search engine on my blog is not functioning properly I will try to have it up and running ASAP. In the meantime you can try clicking on a tag or label at the bottom of the blog or you could go on to google and type in "Quirky Vintage" and whatever you are looking for.


Keertana said...

I've heard a lot about Fiery Heart and though I enjoyed VA, I haven't been continuing with this spin-off series. Still, I hope you enjoy it and am curious about your thoughts! Wonderful haul! :)

Aimee S. said...

OMG! These brought back so many memories for me!

- Aimee