Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Five on Friday - January 11, 2019

Hello there!  We are bracing ourselves for snow palooza over here.  The forecasters are saying we should begin seeing the flakes start to fall around 2:00 pm and there's 100% chance of snow by 5:00 pm.  Great - rush hour drive home should be a joy today!!  Before it's all over we could have  up to 11 inches of snow!  Looks like there's a strong likelihood that my exercise this weekend could consist of shoveling the driveway.

Before I start staring out the windows looking for the flakes to begin, let me share my five for today ~

1.  Love, Oreo
A new Oreo flavor hit the shelves this week just in time for Valentine's Day.  The cookies not only have hearts printed on them, they also are stamped with a message like "XOXO Oreo", "Dear Cupid, Send Oreo" and "Dunk in Love".  The pink filling is supposed to have a sweet and tangy flavor.  Rumor is from some that have tried them that it tastes similar to Fruity Pebbles.  I would say they are worth a try!  Have you seen them on your Target shelves yet?
Image courtesy of Target
2.  Suede Brush and Eraser
For years I have stayed away from suede shoes because I'm just hard on shoes.  Suede just didn't stand a chance in my wardrobe.  Recently, though, I've not been able to pass up the purchase of a few adorable pairs of suede booties.  My daughter-in-law introduced me to the art of using a suede brush and I now believe my cute little boots stand a chance.  Have suede in your closet?  You might need one of these kits too!
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3.  The Upside
Since the first time we saw the trailer for this movie, I've been looking forward to it's release.  Hopefully we'll be able to make our way to the theater to see it this weekend.  Here's the synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes:
Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). Directed by Neil Burger and written by Jon Hartmere, The Upside is based on the hit 2011 French film The Intouchables.

4.  Nora Fleming Collection
One of my favorite Christmas gifts was a Nora Fleming platter and I'm so darn excited to finally have one!  Have you heard about these?  The platter has a small hole in the corner and you can drop in a charm.  The charms are absolutely adorable and come in all kinds of designs.  I received the cutest Christmas tree to start my collection!  Now I'm ordering the heart for Valentine's Day. This one platter will serve every occasion by just changing out the mini charm!

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Okay guys -- have a great weekend!  We are going to try to stay safe and warm under all our snow.  I did remember that my mom got me one of the windshield blankets and I'm going to put it on my car this morning when I get to work.  I'll let you know how it works!  See you next week!

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  1. I am dying to see The Upside! I haven't seen those Valentine Oreos but my local target still had the delicious Mickey Mouse ones... I have been scarfing waay too many of those.

  2. I think we're doing to see The Up Side this weekend. Kevin Hart is so funny! I feel like Oreo always coming up with something new!

  3. I saw a preview for The Upside when I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody and it looked so good! I love Oreos, I try not to buy them though or I end up eating too many! Have a great weekend Penny!

  4. Oh I really want to see that movie/ I could use something feel good right about now and I love Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston. Also best of luck with the snow! Hope it’s not as bad as they are predicting and that you have all the necessary provisions at home! Those Oreos sound yummy!


  5. Not so sure about those oreos but I can't wait to try the double chocolate ones. Yum!

    On a different note it took me 2.5 hours to go 12 miles. Yep, gotta love our area!!

  6. I watched The Upside in theater Wednesday. Highly recommend it!