Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Favorites: Usborne Books, Beauty and the Beast, and More!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm back today sharing five things that I've been doing/loving in the past couple weeks! I'll be including some amazon links; I'm an affiliate, so if you purchase from them, I get a small percent.

Number 1: Beauty and the Beast (and giveaway)

I didn't do a Friday Favorites post last week because I shared a GIANT giveaway for Beauty and the Beast that I'm part of and I want to make sure you all get a shot to enter. You have one more week! This is also one of my favorites this week because I've been waiting for this movie for SUCH a long time and I can't wait to finally see it this weekend. Anyone else planning to see it this weekend?

Some items you may be interested in:

Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition DVD
Beauty and the Beast Live-Action Movie Soundtrack
Belle's Library: A Collection of Literary Quotes and Inspirational Musings

Number 2: I'm Selling for Usborne Books and More

If you haven't heard of Usborne Books and More, then I'm here to introduce you. They sell books for kids aged birth to middle school and there are a variety of fun titles - fiction, nonfiction, etc. We even have books called Shine-A-Light and each one is a nonfiction title but if your child shines a flashlight or the light on your phone over the pages, a secret image will appear! I LOVE this. There are also some cute additional items like sticker books, coloring books, stuffed animals, backpacks, etc. I'm having my launch party this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on Facebook - if you want an invite, let me know and we can get that rolling!

If you can't make it Sunday or you want to do your own party, get in touch! I'd LOVE to help set up a party for you - don't worry, it's all done on Facebook so no having to get out of your PJ's. I know so many of us love to read and I think these books are awesome, so I really hope you'll want to host a party or buy books. And if you don't like friending people on Facebook that you don't know in person, you can always defriend me after your party. I won't be offended!

You can browse or buy books by visiting this link.

Number 3: Flea Market Flip Obsessed

If you don't know this show, it's where two teams of two go up against each other at Flea Markets. They attend and are given 1 hour and $500 to find at least three items to complete three types of projects. Then they get one day and another $100 to help enhance/flip their finds. Finally, they go to the same flea market another day and have to sell all of their new pieces. Based on how much they spent on an item and how much it sold for, their money is added up and whoever made the most wins! Whew - summary over!

Basically, my mom and I spend hours every Friday night watching this show. Yes, I'm secretly an old lady, but it's SO good. I love seeing what they can turn these things into like a bar bicycle? Or using old ladders to make a really awesome shelf? Good stuff here people!

Number 4: Out of Print Clothing Celebrates Women!

For Women's History Month, the awesome Out of Print clothing (they sell more than just clothes - but it's all book themed) has created items based around four awesome authors/books. If you are interested in buying anything from them, use this link and we'll both save money! I personally want that Agatha Christie shirt!

Number 5: All the Twitter Giveaways!

If you're on Twitter, I am kindly asking you to follow me. Why, you may ask? Well, one of the things that I really like to post is giveaways that are happening via Twitter. Usually the entries are simple like follow and RT, so if you'd like to find these giveaways, follow me! Also, I've been doing some random giveaways lately on Twitter and I think I'll have a new one up soon. Once I reach 3k, I'll do a slightly bigger giveaway - what would you like to win?!

Follow me on Twitter here.

That's it for me! I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 of the past week! I'm linking up to the following blogs:

Friday Favorites-
High Five for Friday-
Friday Favorites- 
Oh Hey, Friday-
Five on Friday-


Keertana said...

Wow, I haven't heard of any of these great projects/shows before so thanks for putting them on my radar! I love flea markets, so I for sure need to check out that show!

Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet said...

I used to watch flea market flip! I couldn't believe the crazy things people would turn all that junk into. It was awesome! Happy Friday :)

Cat W said...

I LOVE Flea Market Flip! Have a great weekend!

The Nerdy Me said...

Very lovely favourites! I am dying to see Beauty and The Beast movie, hopefully, I will manage to do it next week. Also, can't wait for your giveaway, they sound like an amazing idea! :)

-Leta | The Nerdy Me

Erika Sorocco said...

Flea Market Flip sounds like so much fun! I'm reviewing/swatching the Beauty and the Beast nail polish collection on the blog today. Are you seeing the movie?!


Tara Usher @ Mommy in a Nutshell said...

I am def checking out that Out of Print stuff. I'm a huge book nerd. Thanks for the rec!

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

My daughter and I are planning on seeing Beauty and the Beast, not this weekend, though. I can't wait. So much goodness in this post. I don't know where to start. Happy Weekend.

Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams said...

The giveaway sounds awesome! I have to check out Flea Market Flip. Hope you have a great weekend :-)
Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

Charlotte Klein said...

The Flea Market Flip show is so much fun to watch! Also now following you from another account I manage (it's an influencer marketing agency, and they have a lot of sponsored campaigns for bloggers if you are interested!).

I've never heard of Usborne--thanks so much for the introduction :)

Hope you have a great weekend, momma! XOXO

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

I do not know how I haven't heard about Flea Market Flips yet but I will so be checking that show out!! Have a great weekend!!

Greg said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! And enjoy the movie! Those Shine-A Light books sound pretty neat. :)

Sincerely Reine said...

The usborne books and more sounds amazing! I'm hoping to see the beauty and the beast this weekend, I've heard it's really good!

Reine | Sincerely Reine

bermudaonion said...

I used to buy Usborne books for my son when we lived in France - they're great!

The Bibliophile Babe said...

I hope you share your thoughts on the new Beauty and The Beast! I've been so curious about that one, but remakes always leave me skeptical. Have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

I love Beauty and the Beast but probably won't watch it until it comes out on DVD. Hope you love it! :)

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

Cool on the beauty and the beast giveaway. :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The Shine-A-Light books sound awesome!

Carrie said...

How have I never heard of Flea Market Flip? I would love this! I just checked and I AM following you on Twitter! I've been trying to grow my Twitter following, too.


Alyssa Susanna said...

Ohhh, neat post! I'm going to check out your Beauty and the Beast giveaway. I want to see the movie but I might not be able to for some time - probably going to have to wait until it comes out in DVD. That's okay. :D Have a wonderful weekend! =)

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Sheryl at How to Make a Life said...

I am so going to check out those t-shirts!! Hoping you are having a great weekend.

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

I'm checking out that Out of Print site now. They even have socks! So cute! Thanks for sharing.

Farrah Fong said...

I love how creative people can get with used items! Yay for upcycling and lessening the waste out there! :]!

That giveaway sounds awesome! Off to check it out!

Doused In Pink said...

I never heard of Flea Market Flip but it's right up my alley! I'm going to have to check it out and the Out of Print website!

Doused i Pink

Bec Reader said...

I've never seen your giveaways pop up on my twitter (which isn't surprising because I don't go on twitter that often) but I'm going to check out those giveaways! Buying ban means giveaways are needed to get new books :P

Jennifer Humphries said...

When we cut cable that was one of the show's I missed! I love it. You are not an old lady, just don't wrap your couch in plastic and we are good :)

A Canadian Girl said...

Did you end up seeing Beauty and the Beast this weekend? How was it? I was planning to go with a friend but since our plans didn't work out, we'll be going this Friday hopefully.

Elle Sees said...

I love the ideas they come up with on flea market flip!

Nicole Hewitt said...

I'm so excited about Beauty and the Beast! I wish I could have seen it this weekend, but my daughter's sick. Soon ... very soon!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things said...

I love Out of Print clothing! They have the cutest things!! :) XO - Alexandra

Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

cleemckenzie said...

Wow! You are one busy reviewer-blogger these days! The Sine-A-Light idea. I bet kids will, too.

Adriana Garcia said...

I have heard of Usborne actually! I've watched how a lot of homeschoolers use their books in their curriculum. Beauty and the Beast sounds awesome! Too bad I missed it.