Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Five on Friday - November 14, 2014

After work today, I'm officially on VACATION for a week!!  Oh my goodness, I'm counting the minutes.  We're going to head to Kansas City this weekend for some good times with friends, including a night out with some of my college sorority sisters.  (I almost said "old friends, but we're really not that "old".)  Then on Tuesday we fly away to Charleston, South Carolina.  This has been a busy week not only from a work standpoint, but lining up house sitters and getting ready for our trips -- I'm ready for the fun to begin.  So let's get this party started with today's Five on Friday.

1.  Cash for Christmas Giveaway
If you haven't figured it out yet, Christmas is coming and coming FAST!  I'm participating in a fun Christmas cash giveaway to help some lucky winner get some spending relief.  Please enter and good luck!

I'm joining Tammy from My Life Abundant and Tammy from Creative K Kids along with a few of our bloggie friends to have a giveaway!
MLA - Tammy Creative K Kids - Tammy

           Cash for Christmas Giveaway $250
 We are so excited to be giving away $250 in cash prizes for you to use starting Thanksgiving weekend.  Here are the prizes: 1 - $100 Amazon Gift Card 1 - $50 Target Gift Card 2 - $25 Walmart Gift Card 1 - $20 Khols Gift Card
Amazing. Right? Well, what's a gift card and getting up early, early to shop if you can't focus on your shopping.   So how about we add a $5.00 Starbucks gift card to each one of the prizes above!!
1 - $5 Starbucks Gift Card
Now its time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.
Starting at the top row we have:
Kim of KidPep | Jody of Mom 'N Daughter Savings | Penny of Penny's Passion | Jeanne of Home Garden Joy | Leticia of Desafio In The City | Barb of A Life in Balance | Tricia of The Good Mamma | Mary of Your Designer Dog Blog | Alecia  of Detours in Life, Family Vacay, Family Time Travelers | Katie of The Ramblings of an Overtired Mama | Michelle of On A Wing and A Prayer | Lauren of Heart of Deborah | Christine of Your Strong Tower | Lindze  of Interior Fun | Michelle of The Happiness Blogger | Stacy of A Moment in our World | Nikki of MBA SAHM | Paula of Beauty Through Imperfection | Sarah of Mommy of Two | Scarlett of Scarlett's Excellent Adventures
Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs.
The giveaway will end midnight on Wednesday, November 26th, the night before Thanksgiving.  You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize.  If you respond right away, we will get you the gift card promptly so that you can shop with it on Black Friday!  If we don't hear in 48 hours, we will choose another winner. 
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2.  Ice Cube Trays
You might be wondering how the heck ice cube trays made anyone's five -- but let me tell you.  I use ice cube trays to store my earrings.  Each little "cube" can hold a pair, they are stackable and fit nicely in my drawer.  In this month of giving thanks, I'm thankful that I figured out by using said ice cube trays to organize my earrings, it makes my morning rush to get out of the house so much easier.  No more frantically searching for two earrings that match or that special pair you just HAVE to wear that day and not being able to find them.
3.  Room Space Heater
Eric and I like to keep the house cool at night while we sleep and we really don't want to heat the entire house for the hour in the morning when we're getting ready for work.  Our solution - we put this little space heater in the bathroom and just heat that room.  Love this little thing!

                                     Optimus Portable Heater Fan, White HEOP1322

4.  Rosewater
Rosewater opens today -- Jon Stewart's first attempt at directing a film.  The storyline goes like this: Reporter Maziar Bahari is accused of being a spy and imprisoned by the Iranian government shortly after a "Daily Show" correspondent interviews him in Iran in 2009. He spends the next three months in Iran’s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knows only by his smell: Rosewater. Bahari later reveals he was not imprisoned because of the TV show interview, but because his captors wanted an excuse to lock him up.  Sounds interesting.  Might have to add this to my movie list.

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5.  Some days I really feel like this....


Have a great weekend everyone!  If you have suggestions of things we should do while in Charleston, please let me know.  We are excited to try some new things.  :)

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  1. Have a good time on your trip! What a great list! I love the idea of using ice cube trays as earring holders! Mine are all over the place!

  2. What a great giveaway! Would come in handy for all the holiday shopping!

  3. After Thanksgiving definitely!

  4. Have fun on your vacation! And I must say, I LOVE your idea for ice trays for earrings. Brilliant, for sure. :)

  5. I entered the contest!! I am crossing my fingers!!