Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Five on Friday - July 17, 2015

Oh my goodness -- I'm so glad it's Friday.  We have a wedding in Memphis this weekend and you know how I just LOVE weddings!  Today might be a long day because I have all the normal stuff like laundry, wrapping the gift, packing, etc. to do before we head out.  Oh, and we're also going to sneak in a play at the Muny tonight.  Before I head off to work and to do my chores, here's my five for this Friday.

1.  Trainwreck
I'm ready for a good summer comedy - how about you?  Trainwreck is getting great early reviews and I'm excited about having a big belly laughing time seeing this flick.  Rolling Stones magazine gushed about Amy Shumer.  It opens today.  Hope I can squeeze in seeing this over the weekend.

2.  Giveaway
I'm participating in one of my blogger friend's birthday month giveaway.  Want to win some cash?!?  Come on, who wouldn't love to win $200 and a couple other items as a bonus.  See what Amy has to say below about the giveaway.

You can win this totally adorable Meriwether leather clutch.
Not only am I in love with the design, I am in love with it's functionality.
It is made out of leather that is made in the USA and will fit an iPad mini, along with your
other daily essentials. 
Jessica from Hawks and Doves is responsible for this beauty, along with dozens of other fabulous designs. 
You really need to check out her shop.

{Oh, and ps. If you love it, you should know that she is currently running a Crowdfunding Campaign through Etsy.  This Clutch, along with a Tote and a wallet are being offered at awesome prices for the
next 20 days as she tries to raise funds for a new leather sewing machine for her shop. You can see the campaign HERE.}

Next up in the list of things that I love…
Candles and sprays.
This farmhouse candle and spray are not only obviously beautiful, but they smell aaaamazing!
Z & Co. is a family business {which I love} and they do a great job at making quality products that are perfect for your home or for a wonderful gift. 
Aren't they so pretty!?
Go and check them out!

Finally, I love... cash.
I mean who doesn't?
We've got EIGHTY-FIVE bones to hand out.
Oh the things I would do with $85…
I'll spare you from the details, but it would most likely include some pampering of sorts.

That's over $200 worth of amazing stuff for you to win.

NOW, what are you waiting for?
It's time to get entered!

Good luck!

3.  Mosquito Repellent Bracelets
We've had a lot of rain in St. Louis over the past few weeks and now we have a lot of mosquitoes.  I'm not a huge fan of insect spray, so I'm ordering these mosquito repellent bracelets as an alternative.  The reviews are good and a package of 10 is only $12.99.  Each bracelet lasts up to 250 hours and is guaranteed if you are not satisfied.  Great for kids and adults.

Click HERE to purchase
4.  Miles Davis at Newport
It's nearly impossible to think of jazz without thinking of Miles Davis.  Releasing today is the latest Miles Davis CD box set called Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975:  The Bootleg Series Vol. 4.  This is a four-CD, 20-year cornucopia of live performances.  Can not wait to add this to our music collection!

5.  Tired of summer yet....
Packed in the car, stuck on the interstate - in another state...

Have a wonderful weekend and go have some fun!  I'll be back on Monday to fill you in on my wedding fun and anything else we do over the weekend.  Hope you stop back by to check it out!
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  1. Hi Penny, I'm visiting from That Friday Blog Hop. :) A weekend in Memphis! That's my home! I grew up there, but I've only been back maybe twice in the past 6 years. I miss it there... sometimes, anyway. Lol. Hope you have a good time! Nice list here. I'll have to check that movie out, and man I NEED those mosquito bracelets in my life. I live in Japan right now and the mosquitoes here are insane!

  2. That movie is on my list to see! I haven't gone to the movies in forever and I'm going twice in one weekend! Can't wait!

  3. That movie looks like it will be funny! We may have to go see that too! Have a great weekend!

  4. Those mosquito repellent bracelets look awesome! Out mosquitoes have been out of control lately. Please let us all know if those bracelets work!

  5. Another great Friday post Penny. Hope you got my card without any issues.

  6. I'm really hoping I get to see Trainwreck tonight. It looks hilarious!

  7. Oh I totally forgot to tell you that the Muny was awesome and you don't want to miss it! Very fast paced, not a lot of talking and lots of music. We were out of there by 1030. You'll love it!!

  8. Mmmm that Lemon Cake candle sounds delicious! I also definitely need to try those bracelets!