Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Five on Friday - April 7, 2017

Hey, hey -- Friday is HERE! It's been one heck of a week and I'm so excited the weekend is here! My friend, Linda, and her daughter, Kelsey are visiting and we are going to work on some graduation things for her. I love weekends when I get to craft with friends. It's going to be a great few days!

Want to see my five for this week? Here you go ~

1. Gifted
I have been excited about this movie since the first time I saw the preview. It's opening this coming Wednesday. Anyone up for a mid-week date?!? Here's the movie info from Rotten Tomatoes, "Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well."

2. All by Myself, Alone: A Novel
Are you a fan of Mary Higgins Clark? Her newest book was released this week. Check it out HERE. The "Queen of Suspense" chose to write about a glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner that turns deadly in this latest mystery. Sounds like a pretty good book to have on your Kindle or in your library.

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3. PBJ Smoothie Stick
A few months ago I got a PBJ Smoothie Stick in my Birchbox. Fell immediately in love with it! This super smooth stick is made with almond butter and goji berry. Per Birchbox, "The hydrating formula, rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and beta-carotene, moisturizes and protects, so lips feel, look, and taste sweet all day long."  This little stick glides on so smoothly and has great staying power.  I just might have to get it in every color it comes in.  It's available HERE and HERE.

4.  National Zoo Lover's Day
April 8 is National Zoo Lover's Day and Eric and I are definitely a zoo-loving couple.  It might help that we have an absolutely phenomenal zoo here in St. Louis.  As a matter of fact, the St. Louis Zoo was just voted No. 1 in the nation in USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest, which launched in early March.  If you have ever been to the St. Louis Zoo you can totally understand how it won.  If you are ever in the area, a trip to the zoo should definitely be on your agenda.  Oh, and something else great about our zoo - there's no charge to get in.  That's right, it's FREE!

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5.  My new goal....

Have a great weekend!  We are supposed to have wonderful weather here, which will make the weekend even better.  Now I'm off to began getting this weekend started!

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  1. Bahahhahaha, #5 - story of my life.
    I really want to see that movie! I saw previews of it when we went to go see Lion a while back and it's on my list of movies I've gotta watch!

  2. Awesome Five on Friday! Hey, do you like using birchbox? I want to try it.

  3. LOL that last picture is hilarious! I love our local zoo too - it's where my husband and I got engaged many years ago! The movie looks good, I haven't heard of it. Have a great weekend!

  4. Awww, your list is awesome <3 Hope you have a great crafting weekend! That sounds like fun :) OMG, I didn't realize tomorrow is National Zoo Day! I've been begging to see sloths and goats for ages, LOL. I don't know if there are any sloths in this area, however...

    Can you believe that I've never read any books by Mary Higgins Clark? That one sounds really interesting though--I always love a good suspenseful mystery :)

    Hope you have a great weekend (ALSO that lip balm sounds AH-MAY-ZING!). XOXO

  5. That lip looks awesome! I love the crayon-like lip sticks/balms because they are easier for me to put on. I need to get more though!

    I'm hoping to make it to my zoo on Mother's Day, because my mom can get in free!


  6. hmmmm That getting taller thing sounds like a plan! ha ha I love to go to the zoo, It's amazing seeing all the animals and now I get to go with my little boy and he loves them too!
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

  7. All by Myself, Alone sounds like a great read!

  8. Haha!! That final quote is just way too good. I'm 26, but I think I'll start focusing on getting taller too :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Penny!!

  9. I just saw that movie advertise the other day ad can't wait to watch it!

  10. That smoothie stick would be great on my lips right now!!! I have not heard of the movie Gifted but I need to see it (I've been a G/T teacher for 16 yrs)

  11. I have never heard of the PBJ smootie stick. Im gonna find me one though. I wonder if i can get to the zoo today. We love our zoo. Happy saturday!

  12. Wow - I am a little jealous that there is no charge to get into your zoo. What a treat! We love going to the Cincinnati zoo. Hoping you are having a fantastic weekend.

  13. We love going to the zoo, how amazing you don't have to pay to get in!
    Love your new motto, I should try that as well!
    Haven't heard of that movie, will have to look into that!
    Hope your weekend has been wonderful!

  14. As I began to read about the PBJ stick, my mind went to PBJ sandwiches. I must be hungry, but in all seriousness, that looks nice and smooth on the lip and I love that color.
    I hope you've had a fantastic weekend; we've had some really nice temperatures and lots of sunshine. Have a great week hun. :)

  15. I've been concentrating on getting taller for a while now! I agree, the St. Louis Zoo is pretty awesome. I usually go once every couple of years.