Friday, February 24, 2017

Top 5 Favorites on Friday: New Link Up + Giveaway


I missed last Friday's link ups, so these are my Top 5 Favorites from the previous two weeks. First off, I have to say that I loved having Monday off for President's Day. I work at a college, so we get days like that off, and it's always nice to recharge a bit. I got a lot of reviews and posts written/scheduled so that's always a good thing! Sometimes I feel like I'm always behind.

Number 1: Santa Clarita Diet


I'm usually pretty bad when it comes to new Netflix shows, which means even if I want to watch it, I don't really make the time. However, I ended up watching the entire first season of Santa Clarita Diet in about a week. My sister and a friend came over one Saturday and we watched half of the season, so the next Saturday (this past weekend), we all got together again and finished it.

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Each episode is about 28 minutes, so it's a quick watch! At any rate, I LOVED it. I thought it was hilarious, but definitely be aware of all the gore. There is a lot of ripped apart bodies and blood, so if that's too much for you, you might want to skip this one. Otherwise, have at it! I really hope there will be a second season. I'm sure there will be though because it seems to be doing really well.

Number 2: Holiday Washi Tape


I love Washi Tape. I've used it for various cards and scrapbooks before, but this is the first year I've gotten a planner that I could really decorate and have fun with. Therefore, I've been using a lot of washi tape to brighten up my pages. I used some from a friend at work and then on a recent trip to Michael's, I found this whole box of holiday themed washi tape for just 10 DOLLARS! Can you believe it? I had to get it! I'll be sharing with my sister, and I even let another friend from work use some of it too. I mean, I'm certainly not going to use it all, so why not share the love?

Number 3: February BookCase.Club Subscription Box


I was sent a February box from BookCase.Club for free - though all opinions are always my own -and I wanted to show off the two titles that I got. I love this subscription box because you get to choose the genre or age level of the books you want. I went with the Thrill Seeker Case, which means I get two mystery/thriller books that were hand chosen by those at BookCase.Club. My suggestion for this box is to go with a genre you haven't read much of, or don't own many books in, because these aren't necessarily new reads. I love mystery books but that doesn't mean I've read all the popular ones out there and so far, I've always gotten books that I've never read before. There are plenty of boxes you can choose from here - some include sci-fi/fantasy, young adult, romance, cookbooks, and more!

As you can see from the photo, I was sent The Confabulist by Steven Galloway and From the Charred Remains by Susanna Calkins. Each title is linked to Goodreads - let me know which book you think I should read and review first! I'll try and do so by the end of March!

ETA: Want to subscribe? Use code Star15 to get 15% off your first month's subscription!!

Number 4: Glossies Made Me Do It Link Up!


Glossies Made Me Do It is a blog feature that I've done for the past two months with the lovely Erika and Ashley. The idea is that you take a magazine you subscribe to - or just read every month - and find something you want to actually do from it. See a movie they mention? Read a book they review? Try a makeup product or look? Do a recipe? Whatever you want! We do a mix of things and share them on the First Friday of Every Month. That means that the March feature will be next Friday, March 3.

What we've decided is to add a link up! That means we want other bloggers to do this feature with us and link up every month. The link up will be open for a couple weeks or so, that way everyone has time to get a magazine and work on something - especially if you don't currently subscribe and get the magazines early like the three of us do! I hope you'll join us! Add it to your calendar!

Number 5: Oprah Magazine Subscription Giveaway! 



In honor of Glossies Made Me Do It and the new link up, I've decided to give TWO U.S. winners a subscription to O Magazine. This is a magazine that I subscribe to and love reading every single month. It always has a mix of information and articles -beauty to books to food - so it's good for almost anyone. I was sent a renewal card in the mail to continue my subscription and with it, I can gift TWO free subscriptions, which is how I'm doing this giveaway. I'm not responsible for anything going wrong with the subscription, etc. Once I put in your information on the card, it's out of my hands. I don't think anything will go wrong, but I have to put a disclaimer! Now let's get entering!!!

Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 8th (U.S. only)

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I'm linking up with the following blogs this week-

Friday Favorites- http://meetat-thebarre.com/
High Five for Friday- http://www.ktcupoftea.com/
Friday Favorites- http://tabanderika.blogspot.com/ 
Oh Hey, Friday- http://www.farmerswifeamy.com/
Five on Friday- http://www.northcarolinacharm.com/

41 comments:

Elle Sees said...

Just entered!! #1 is on my list to watch this weekend!!

Erika Sorocco said...

Santa Clarita Diet looks so insane - I need to watch it! I love that the episodes are short because I'm horrible about watching TV! :P

xx

Tracy Terry said...

Great post. I really must search out a UK company that does book subscriptions like this.

mypixieblog said...

What a fun giveaway! And I need to look into that show--Is that Drew Barrymore? I love her. Thanks for the recommendation... hope you have a great weekend! XOXO

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

So much to love. I want some tape. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Gingi Freeman said...

Everyone is blogging about Glossies Made Me Do It... where you guys hear about these things???!! Seems I am always the last one, haha! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Ruth Maldonado said...

Looks like a great week! Happy Friday!

http://www.mylittlenest.org

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

I keep hearing great things about Santa Clarita Diet!! I need to try it! Have great weekend!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I'm hearing so many good things about Santa Clarita Diet, and BookCase.Club sounds awesome :)

Sincerely Reine said...

Wash tape is the best! A couple months ago I bought a couple and next thing you know i have way too much. What can I say, I'm a hoarder! They're great and you can use them for so many things!

Reine | Sincerely Reine

runwright said...

I bought a lot of washi tape around Christmas too. I need to start working on my scrapbooks but I have the supplies :-)
Drew Barrymore could make me watch almost anything. I should check this out.
https://runwright.net/2017/02/24/what-do-you-do-when/

runwright said...

I entered the giveaway!

Shannon/ It Starts at Midnight said...

Oooh I feel you with the being awful at Netflix shows! I have watched one episode of about 3873 different shows bwhaha. Santa Clarita Diet sounds fun though, I will have to check it ouT! And just out of curiosity, what does one DO with the washi tape? It's pretty, I like it, and I would want to own it, but then what would I do with it?

Diva Booknerd said...

I don't tend to watch much TV besides The Walking Dead really Lauren, but you had me at gore. I'm a fan of Drew Barrymore as well and had to squint to see if that was her. I haven't heard of the series before so will check it out on Netflix <3 Thrilled you're loving it <3

Bec Reader said...

I only recently learnt about the Santa Clarita Diet but I really want to watch it! It looks hilarious

Elizabeth S said...

Great picks! I need to check out that Netflix show. I'm such a Netflix addict, me!

Greg said...

I've been kinda curious about Thew Santa Clarita Diet? At first I assumed it was about, you know, a new diet or something... but apparently not!!

Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet said...

I have heard good things about the Santa Clarita Diet, so I think I need to check it out! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Doused In Pink said...

I keep hearing that I need to watch the Santa Clariita Diet! I just added it to my Netflix cue! That washi tape was such a great score!

Jill
Doused In Pink

Karen Alderman said...

I loved Santa Clarita diet! SO funny and quick to watch.

Karen @For What It's Worth

Jasprit said...

Ahh I am the worse with keeping up with TV shows, I always start a few then usually fall behind, but I'm off from work this week, so I'm planning to catch up with all the shows and books! I hope you have a great week! :)

The Nerdy Me said...

That subscription box sounds fantastic! I would love to try something like this. Also, I think it's time to re-start my washi tape obsession, haha :)

-Leta | The Nerdy Me

Mrs.AOK said...

Okay, maybe I judged Santa Clarita Diet too fast... I might have to give it a shot.
That WASHI TAPE BOX!!!
So, I'm totally going to try to link up with you ladies each month. This link up sounds like so much fun.
XOXO
-Dean
www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

Lr Jamison said...

I will definitely be joining the Glossies Made Me Do It linkup! Working on my post now. Great giveaway as well!

Farrah Fong said...

I just saw that show pop up on Netflix but haven't watched it yet! It looks intriguing though! :D That washi tape is super cute! :]

Aylee said...

Good to hear you enjoyed Santa Clarita Diet - I'll have to add it to my TBW list now. Those washi tapes are sooo cute!! And for $10? That's a steal! I wish I lived closer to a Michael's... but then again maybe it's best I don't because I'm sure I could drop so much money in that store easily...

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

I need to watch Santa Clarita Diet. Everyone is loving it. I didn't realize the episodes were so short. Funny thing, someone subscribed me to an O Magazine subscription for like 4 years! It's paid for, but I have no idea who did it. lol

Julie said...

Santa Clarita Diet looks so good! I've been recommended it by quite a few people now (including my sister!), so I'm definitely going to need to watch it. I've been wanting to try a subscription box of some kind but I'm not sure which one to try first. There are SO many!

Hope you have a great week!

bermudaonion said...

I can't get hooked on shows even on Netflix. We started watching Grace and Frankie and gave up after a few episodes even though all my friends love it.

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

Oh my gosh, yes! I totally love Santa Clarita Diet! It's so hilarious. I only have one episode left. Love washi tape and the book subscription looks awesome!

mypixieblog said...

Hope you had a great weekend, my sweet! Also if you have the chance, please stop by my blog today... I am featuring a cash giveaway and would love you to enter :)

XOXO

Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things said...

I've heard good things about The Santa Clarita Diet. :) Glad you are enjoying it! That's a lot of tapes for $10 - awesome find! XO - Alexandra

Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

Carrie said...

How have I not heard of Santa Clarita Diet??! Although, man... I don't know about all the gore! lol! That was a great deal on all of that washi tape, I am jealous!

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love the tape and will check out Santa Clarita Diet. Thanks for sharing and for the advice about the subscription book.club.

DMS said...

I have never heard of Santa Clarita Diet. Sounds interesting though! Binge watching shows can be so much fun. :)
~Jess

Jennifer Humphries said...

I am really impressed with all of the great content Netflix puts out. Stranger Things!! I haven't watched the Santa Clarita Diet yet, but it's on the list. At least for a time when there are no kids around to interrupt me when I watch it :)

RO said...

I usually try to keep up with Netflix, but I also have a huge crush on Timothy Olyphant and wanted to see it just because he was in it. Like you, I binge watched the whole season in one day, and can't wait for the new season. It was funny, and I really found myself getting caught up in the storyline. I've been doing my Planner thing too, and had no idea that kind of tape existed, so I'm gonna head to Michael's to see if they have some here. How kind of you to gift a subscription to Oprah. Hugs...

GABY said...

I also liked Santa Clarita Diet! Honestly I watched the first episode just because of curiosity and nothing else to watch, but ended watching the whole season!!

amberiam said...

I've got that washi box, and I love it! I'm ridiculously excited about the linkup also! I need to start looking through my magazine stash to see what I'm going to post about Friday.

Nicole Hewitt said...

I'm so behind the times when it comes to TV and such. When I first saw your picture of Santa Clarita Diet, I thought, "Huh. She's watching a diet show?" Then I was momentarily very confused by the next gif. :-)

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Yay washi! I totally played in mine this week and organized and pulled all the holiday out for it's own box. lol