Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Five on Friday - August 22, 2014

This week has had an odd overtone for me.  I work in Ferguson, Missouri.  Yes, the same Ferguson you've been hearing about on the news where the protests have been happening for a double-digit number of days.  While I appreciate the right we have as Americans to voice our opinions, it greatly saddens me to see so many businesses being damaged and looted.

Glad to finish up the work week and head for the weekend.  Here's this week's installment of Five on Friday.

1.  Limoncello
I plan on whipping up a batch of limoncello this weekend.  As you can see from the recipe below, it takes several days for this concoction to brew -- but it's soooo worth it!  Thank you Debbie for sharing your recipe with me.
10 lemons
1 bottle vodka (750 ml)
3 ½ cups water
2 ¼ cups sugar

Remove the peel from the lemons (a vegetable peeler works well), using only the yellow peel, not the white pith. Pour vodka into a pitcher and add the peels. Cover and store at room temperature for 5 days. Dissolve sugar in water in a saucepan on the stove (medium heat). Cool and pour into vodka and lemon mixture. Cover and leave at room temperature overnight. Strain and discard lemon peels. Can be kept up to 1 month in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer.

2.  Closet Doors
I have a room dedicated to my crafting stuff.  I need an entire room because I have so much junk crafting supplies.  In the attempt to make the room bright and cheery, I decided to add a splash of color to my closet doors.  Simply cut foam board the size you need, cover with fabric (I wrapped it around the back and taped it), and hot glue to the closet doors.  Instant color!

3.  Free Printable Notecard
Check out this beauty!  Leo + Lamb is offering this download free until August 31.  You can personalize it to fit your needs and it's available here.  Hummmm, let me think -- do I know anyone getting married I could make some for??  Why, yes I do.  And you don't have to use this download on a bride because you can totally customize it to say anything you like (for example From The Desk Of {Fill in the Blank}).

4.  Steamer
This little baby has made my life so much easier!  Thanks to my wonderful daughter-in-law's suggestion, I obtained the My Little Steamer and haven't looked back.  This lightweight yet powerful 850-watt steamer uses plain tap water to deliver 15 minutes of steam time per filling. No more burning holes in my clothes -- and it's great to pack in the suitcase.  It's around $20 and you can pick one up here.

5.  Quote
Sometimes don't you just feel like this....
'I Am Trying to Be Awesome' Mug
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  I'm off to see ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on Sunday so check back Monday to hear all about it.
Joining the fun and linking up with Jennie, Lauren, Amanda, and Amy.


  1. I love that quote about being awesome, damn it is tiring.
    Please stay safe in Ferguson!

  2. Those closet doors look awesome!!

  3. Love the closet doors. I just moved and my crafting stuff is taking over my bedroom. I have plans to turn the hall closet into a craft closet. I can't wait to get that finished. I can't imagine living or working in your town. Just watching it on TV is causing me to have anxiety.

  4. I hate to iron, so that little steamer makes me happy!

  5. I actually received that little steamer from my mom for Christmas one year (it was on my list) and I love it! Great to travel with. And those closet doors look amazing. I hate to hear about all of the unrest in Ferguson:(

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget

  6. I have a "Favorite Finds" on my blog too! This is so great to see you have one

  7. That cup is so funny, I had to Pin and put on Facebook. Hilarious.