Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Five on Friday - April 20, 2018

It's Friday!!  This week seemed to fly by for me.  How about you?  Still not spring weather around here, but next week looks promising.  Hopefully, my five today will warm you up ~

1.  National Park Week
I got an email this week from the National Park Foundation that I thought was well worth sharing.  Here's what it said, "This Saturday, April 21, all national park sites that normally charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.  That’s right, all 84 million acres of historic places, cultural treasures, and the world’s most spectacular scenery will be open for free!"  How cool is that?!?  Looking for a park to visit?  Click HERE to find a beautiful park near you.

National Park Foundation Spring Poll Results

2. New Flavors of M&M's
Have you heard - M&M's have three new flavors: Crunchy Raspberry, Crunchy Espresso, and Crunchy Mint.  They are hoping you try all three and vote for your favorite by May 25th.  The winning flavor will be launched in August.  If you happen to be at the Color Run this Saturday in St. Louis, they will have a booth set up for your tasting pleasure.  Visit M&M's website to vote for your favorite.

M&M's packs

3.  I Feel Pretty
Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty movie is opening today and it is definitely on my list to see.  Her movies are typically pretty goofy, but they make me laugh.  Here's the synopsis from Fandango, "In I FEEL PRETTY an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?"

At the end of March, Giada De Laurentiis released her newest cookbook and it is definitely on my wish list.  The photos are shot on location around her native Rome.  We recently booked our vacation to Rome for this fall and I want to see all the places she talks about in her cookbook!  Am I the only crazy person that reads a cookbook like a good novel?  With the help of this cookbook, I'm sure I'll be whipping up her Italy dishes in no time.  Would someone you know like a copy?  Click HERE to purchase.

5.  Let's pretend.....

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Have a wonderful weekend!  I'm going to spend Saturday catching up on a few things and Sunday with my family (except Eric because he has to work - insert sad face).  My Easter decorations are still up so getting them down should probably be high on my priority list.  Stop back by next week to see how that goes.  

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  1. Ahhh thanks for sharing that about the national parks! I knew they had a free day but wasn't sure when it was. I hope you have an awesome weekend - that last meme bahahahahhaha guilty! xo

  2. Haha...I've definitely pretended to be sober a time or two! I had not heard about this movie...yes I have my head in the sand over here...but I love her and that sounds hilarious. Thanks for sharing with The Blended Blog Penny!

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

  3. I love that you still have your Easter decorations up. I thought I was the only one! I will put Giada's new cookbook on my Amazon wish list.

  4. Oh I wish I was close to a national park for this weekend! Those new flavors of M&Ms will get me in trouble!!! No worries about the Easter decorations. I still have a Christmas wreath up because I don't have a big enough container to store it in :) Whoops! Have a great weekend!

  5. I'm seeing I Feel Pretty tonight with my best girlfriend--I can't wait! I have a feeling it's going to be as good as everyone is saying. And I've been hearing about Giada's new cookbook! I love her and the book looks stunning, so I may have to pick that up. You're definitely not alone, I LOVE reading cookbooks that way. I loved reading Jenny Rosenstrach's most recent cookbook "How to Celebrate Everything" for that exact reason--it read like a lovely novel. Highly recommend if you haven't checked it out already. I love her voice.

  6. I am hoping to get a chance to see I Feel Pretty soon. I am curious about those M&Ms, somehow I think the Espresso would get my vote. Have a great weekend Penny!

  7. I'll be at parks all weekend, all right - parks with soccer fields! I love the idea of new M&M flavors, and wish someone would do one that has caramel and those crispy things they put in a Crunch bar. Or bacon.

  8. I'm doing the color run, I'll look for the m&Ms!!

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  10. Hmm...crunchy min M&M's sound kind of good. I'm curious! I have dance tomorrow and then a library event with my oldest niece and nephew tomorrow afternoon. Sunday will be a busy day for sure! I hope you have a great weekend.


  11. I cannot wait to see "I Feel Pretty"! I'm sooo happy to see a movie specifically geared towards body positivity. Have a lovely weekend!

  12. I want to see "I Feel Pretty" too - I think there's a lot to be said about how we feel about ourselves and the energy we put out bringing the same kind of energy back to us. Found you from H54F and glad I did!

  13. I love the National Parks. I wish I could have taken advantage of it this weekend.

  14. Hey Penny, I hope you had yourselves a lovely weekend. I just love the provincial parks we have here in Ontario - they're so insanely beautiful and peaceful. Not sure if we'll get time to go on a camping trip this year but if not, it's definitely on the radar for next year.

    Have a great week hun! :)