Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Five on Friday - November 17, 2017

Happy weekend!  I don't know about you, but I'm pretty darn excited that the weekend is here.  I should be staying home and getting ready for Thanksgiving next week, but instead we're heading to Nashville with some friends.  Hopefully I'll have a tale of us at the Bluebird to share with you next week.

Before all that action gets underway, here's my five for this week ~

1.  Wonder
We saw the trailer for this movie months ago and I've been anxiously awaiting it's arrival.  Well, it's here!  Here's the synopsis from Fandango, "A young boy (Jacob Tremblay) with a facial deformity begins the fifth grade in a mainstream school with the help and support of his mother (Julia Roberts) and father (Owen Wilson). The challenges he faces helps others learn to not judge a book by its cover."  Hope it's as good as the previews make it appear to be!

I tried a new face primer and I think I'm in love!  This is my first time using any primer and the e.l.f. Poreless Primer seems to be a winner.  The cost is definitely right - $6.00 at Ulta and Target.  The makeup primer creates an even surface while reducing the look of pores, lines and shine.  You can even see the years disappear since the formula is infused with tea tree oil and vitamins A and E.  Do you use a primer?  What's your favorite?


If you read my post from yesterday, you heard about my quest to organize my master closet.  Inside my closet I have a dresser and inside the drawers was a total jumble.  Not anymore!!  Thanks to these drawer organizers, I now have neat compartments for my socks and underwear.  Amazon says, "The Dream Drawer Organizers are innovative, adjustable drawer dividers. They are spring-loaded to fit just about any drawer, expanding from 12" to 16". Perfect for organizing socks and undergarments."  Have some drawers that need these organizers?  Click HERE to learn more about them and purchase yours.

We've all been in circumstances when people we love are in really bad situations.  What's the right thing to say?  What can we do?  This book will help you answer some of those questions.  Amazon says, "Written in a how-to, relatable, we’ve-all-been-that-deer-in-the-headlights kind of way, There Is No Good Card for This isn’t a spiritual treatise on how to make you a better person or a scientific argument about why compassion matters. It is a helpful illustrated guide to effective compassion that takes you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear.

There Is No Good Card for This features workbook exercises, sample dialogs, and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe’s research, including her popular "Empathy Bootcamps" that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. Whether it’s a coworker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident, or a friend who is seriously ill, There Is No Good Card for This teaches you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need."

Everyone can benefit from reading this book.  Click HERE to grab yourself a copy.


5.  Getting ready for Thanksgiving.....

Enjoy the weekend!  I'll be back next week to share our adventure in Nashville.

Linking up with:
Simply Sweet Home
High Five for Friday
5 on Friday
The Blended Blog
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  1. Nashville again?!? Can't blame you, love that city!! Have a blast!!

  2. Love that turkey meme! And I have followed Emily McDowell on Instagram, I love her real life honesty. Hope you have another awesome time in Nashville!! I will have to check out that primer, I have not tried one before.
    The Beth Next Door

  3. Can't wait to hear about Wonder. I want to see it. Have fun in Nashville.

  4. That book sounds awesome. I saw the preview for that movie too, and it looks really good. Have fun in Nashville this weekend!

  5. I've tried another ELF primer and I like it. ELF has some great products. I hope to see Wonder soon. I loved the book!!


  6. I just barely heard about Wonder. I look forward to watching this movie! I hope you have a GREAT weekend and I hope you enjoy Nashville with your friends!

    - Natalie A.

  7. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Penny. :)