Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Five on Friday - November 13, 2015

Hey, hey -- we made it to Friday!  This is my birthday weekend and I've been excited for Friday to roll around all week.  Let's get started with my Five on Friday.

1.  By The Sea
If you love Mr. and Mrs. Pitt (Brad and Angelina), this movie's for you.  By The Sea features both of them in leading roles and opens today.  Here's the storyline from Movie Insider: "By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives."

movie with Brad Pitt, movie with angelina Jolie Pitt

2.  My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
While we're on the subject of movies, did you see the trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2?  It is set to release March 25, 2016 and I'm pretty darn excited about seeing it.  Looks like this is going to be another hilarious movie.  Check out the trailer.

3.  Ebates
With Christmas right around the corner, many of us are starting to do some shopping online.  If you're not a member of Ebates, now is the time to join!  Click HERE and get started.  Ebates is the easiest way to get free money that I know.  You simply go to the Ebates site, type in the business you're wanting to shop at, and click on that business.  There are tons of company participating like J C Penneys, Walmart, Amazon, Loft, Lowe's -- the list goes on and on.  You shop your little heart out and then quarterly they send you over a big fat Ebates check.  Love it!!  Free feel to message me if you have any questions about it.  Seriously, sign up today!

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4.  Star Wars Battlefront
Get ready -- Star Wars Battlefront is hitting the stores next Tuesday, November 17.  Is this on your kiddos Christmas list?  To be honest with you, I don't play video games.  But as a mother of a boy, I've purchased plenty of them in my day.  If you're in the market for this video game, here's something you should definitely know - Amazon Bonus Offer: Pre-order from and be the first to battle on planet Jakku with 2 additional maps.  How cool would that be?!?  Just click HERE to purchase and make the video players in your house the happiest little gamers in town.

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5.  In honor of my upcoming birthday....

Now let's get on with the weekend!  What fun things do you have planned?  I'm looking forward to some shopping and time with friends and family.  Oh, and I also need to put the Halloween decorations away and get out the Thanksgiving ones (yes, running a bit late on this!).  Whatever you do, make it a great one!  Stop back by on Monday to see what happened around here.

Linking up with:
High Five for Friday
5 on Friday 
The Jenny Evolution
The Evolution of Mom
Why Girls Are Weird
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  1. I love that quote!! Especially since I am turning 40 next month! Have a great birthday!

  2. I love that quote!! Especially since I am turning 40 next month! Have a great birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday!!!!!! I'm really excited to see By the Sea! I love Brad Pitt in all forms! I haven't really experienced the joys of Ebates. I always felt like there has to be a catch, or somehow it wasn't legitimate. I'll have to check it out! I am beyond stokes for my big fat greek wedding 2. Can't wait!

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend! =)

    Melanie | Toots + Dill

  4. ALL about ebates and have done it for a year now... wishing I had started sooner. And - SO excited for Greek Wedding part 2. omg - that will be amazing!
    xx, Karen

  5. My friend keeps trying to get me to sign up for Ebates. She swears that it's totally worth it, so I need to sit down and do that one of these days.

  6. Ebates is AMAZING! i don't shop online without it. And love that quote!!! Thanks for linking up for H54F!


  7. I couldn't agree with you more on that quote. So many don't get the opportunity to live a long life, we are blessed for each day we are on this earth and often take so much for granted. Wise words lady.

    Have a fabulous weekend my friend xo

  8. That Brangelina movie looks intriguing. I hadn't heard of it til now. Sounds more on the serious, heartfelt side. I wouldn't mind going to see it on a date night, it sounds perfect for that!

  9. By the Sea has to be a good one because most of the critics are tearing it to pieces. That's usually a good sign that I'll love it! :) The last time I complained about getting older, my husband told me I probably wouldn't like the alternative. I stopped complaining. And I love that quote!

  10. Happy birthday in advance, I hope you have a marvelous time and that is such a lovely quote which speaks so much truth.

  11. Love that quote!
    And I cannot wait for My Big Fat Greek Wedding Pt. 2 - looks like it will be amazing! Happy Friday

  12. I am SO excited about my Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 coming out. The first one has always been one of my favorite movies!

    I host a happy link up on the last day of the month that lasts a whole month. This would be a perfect post for it!!

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love the last quote about growing older. Great reminder. I haven't heard of By the Sea. I'll definitely have to check that out.

  14. Well today is my dad's birthday! So we will be birthday celebrating this weekend as well, we have a surprise party planned for tomorrow. Sunday I am going to visit my little puppy he is 4 weeks old, just 4 more weeks until I can bring him home!!

    I hope you have a fun b-day!

  15. Happy birthday! I haven't heard of By the Sea yet. I do love My big fat Greek wedding though and ebates. Just used ebates yesterday.

  16. I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend! I hadn't heard about By the Sea yet, but I really want to see it now!

  17. My current favorite thing to say is "I don't know how to act my age, I've never been this old before!" I hope this weekend you forget how to act your age for a bit.

  18. Hmm.. I'm interested with the 'By The Sea' movie of the Pitt couple. Maybe I should watch it sooner. I agree with the quote you shared, we shouldn't regret growing old. Have a blast on your birthday!

  19. Love that quote, one that we all often forget! I hope have have a wonderful birthday weekend!

  20. It was my birthday week too (Happy Birthday to you) and we went out and did a little celebration with close family (Can't do too much, because I'm 9 months pregnant lol) But it was fun! Definitely would love to check out that movie when I get the chance!

  21. I hope you had an amazing birthday weekend. Cheers to you! I love your 5. What a great quote to finish it up

  22. Ok these are awesome!! I can't wait to watch My big fat greek wedding too!

  23. How cool! Happy Birthday to you! As for me I ended up doing laundry nothing fun for me.

  24. Love this! I have never used Ebates before but I know a few people who have. And Happy Birthday to you! the quote is so very true as well!!! So many are denied the chance to grow!!