Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Five on Friday - November 28, 2014

Oh my goodness, guys -- who is still full of turkey?!?  We had so much great food for Thanksgiving and I believe I could go a week without eating.  Of course I won't, just sayin' I could.  Leftovers from Thanksgiving are the best and I'm looking forward to feasting on them for the next few days.

Before I head to the kitchen for another piece of pumpkin pie, here's my Five on Friday:

1.  Hostess Gift
My wonderful daughter-in-law brought me the best hostess gift -- Calvin Klein Winter Fruit Candles.  I wish you guys could smell this!!  The box says, "crispy apple and mandarin orange are blended with nuances of ginger, cinnamon, and clove warmed by subtle hints of black vanilla bean".  I say, super great smell, buy some -- they're wonderful.

2.  Burnouts, Geeks and Jesus Freaks:  a love story
A huge shout out to one of my sorority sister - Karen Gordon.  She's an author!  You can grab a copy of her book HERE.  Here's a brief description:
They’re burnouts - a little short on parents, money and plans for the future, but they've got each other and a whole lot of fun. With a world of crazy at home, Carrie Gould needs them to keep her sanity. To stay in their world she needs to keep dating the guy with the party house, which would be fine, if she hadn’t fallen in love with someone else. 
He’s such a geek. Ben Gorman is obsessive, smart, strong-willed and on the fast track to his dream of becoming an Army Ranger. He’s also the only geek with a girl. Joelle Welker is perfect for him; a self-proclaimed Jesus freak, who is dedicated to her beliefs and to building a future with Ben. But those plans don’t include his neighbor, Carrie, or Ben’s dedication to her. 
Their friendship started by chance. Their love started with trust. 


3.  New Boots
When I bounced in Sam's Wednesday to grab some last minute things for Thanksgiving, guess what was there -- these boots for the great price of $40!  They came in brown and black.  I kind of needed some new brown boots.  Heck, for $40 who couldn't use some new boots!  Let's just call them an early Christmas present to myself.


4.  Rolo Pretzel Bites
I whipped up a match of these babies for Thanksgiving and they were a fan favorite.  Have you ever had them -- DELISH!!  They are super simple and quick to make.  Here's the 411:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cook sheet with parchment paper and lay out your waffle shaped pretzels.  Place a rolo on top.  (Hint:  use the rolos in the roll so you don't have to unwrap each rolo one at a time.)  Put in the oven for 2-3 minutes.  Pull out of the oven and press a pecan on top.  Place the entire cookie sheet in the frig.  When cool, they are ready to go.  I made 40 of these in literally under 10 minutes.

5.  Black Friday Truth:


Hope you have a great weekend!  I'm enjoying the day shopping with my mom and daughter-in-law.  Can't wait to see how many bargains we find.

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  1. The Black Friday thing is totally on point lol. Before I even read what you wrote about the hostess gift I was like "ooo candles I wonder what they smell like!" & those pretzel things are to die for. I'm obsessed.