Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - January 15, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Five on Friday - January 15, 2016

Oh boy -- here we are at Friday already.  I could really use an extra day this week.  Friday got here a little faster than I anticipated.  So today is going to be all about focusing on getting a few things wrapped up so I can head into the weekend feeling calm.  Ever have weeks like that?

Before I move full force into work mode, I want to share with you my five for this week.

1.  Alex and Ani "Path of Life" Wire Bangle
I'm in love the Alex and Ani bracelets and this one happens to be on sale right now at Nordstrom's.  Each bracelet has a meaning and this one represents strength, motivation and knowledge.  Wear this one to celebrate your willingness to travel towards life's fruitful moments.  Wouldn't this be a meaningful gift to give a friend or a lady who's graduating?!?
Path of Life Bangle, Path of Life Bracelet
Click HERE to purchase

2.  LuMee
Have you heard about this awesome gadget?  This baby is so wonderful it deserves two photos on my blog today!  This is how Kim Kardashian looks so lovely in all her selfies!!  Here's how it works:  "Invented by a professional photographer, the LuMee case lights up a user's face with the simple push of a button. When the case is lit, the light fills in the shadows, enhancing the photo and making the subject bright and 'picture perfect'. LuMee also provides perfect lighting for video chatting, even in the dark!"  If you want this baby wrapped around your phone, click HERE to make one yours.  If gold isn't your color, they come in many more shades.
iPhone 6 Lumee Illuminated Cell Phone Case  - Gold

3.  Year of Yes:  How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun
Because of our love for Shonda Rhimes shows like Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal, I knew this would be a book to give my friend Linda for her birthday.  She is loving it!  I can't wait to read it myself.  Linda said she even read part of one chapter to her 8th grade class and used the message as a prompt for them to write a paper.  Here's what the Amazon review says:  "In this poignant, hilarious, and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder reveals how saying YES changed her life—and how it can change yours too."  If you'd like a copy, click HERE to purchase it from Amazon.

Shonda Rhimes, book by Shonda Rhimes

4.  $250 Paypal Cash
Still looking to win a little cash if you didn't win the big lottery jackpot this week?  I can help with that.  Me and some other lovely ladies have joined together to bring you an awesome $250 Paypal cash giveaway.  Quick -- get entered.  

5.  I can relate....

Have a wonderful weekend!  I'm going to my first ever paint party tomorrow at Painting with a Twist.  Wish me luck -- I'm not a great painter and I'll be drinking wine.  It will be questionable if you will even be able to tell what my painting is.  But then again, it's art so....I'll have pictures on Monday so we'll see what you think then.

Oh - one more thing.  My Pampered Chef virtual party ends today.  If you are in need of any Pampered Chef items, please go HERE and purchase them.  Thanks!

Linking up with:
High Five for Friday
5 on Friday 
The Jenny Evolution
The Evolution of Mom
Why Girls Are Weird
Ins and Outs
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  1. Thanks for a laugh with that last true! Where did all those wrinkles come from. The Shonda book sounds like a good one. It's going on my to-read list. Have a good weekend!

  2. I've never really come across that brand of bracelet before, but that's a really pretty bangle!

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  4. hat phone case looks pretty interesting, and that bracelet is adorable! Good luck with the painting party!!!

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!

  5. I love Alex and Ani so I'm really liking that bracelet! Have a wonderful weekend!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  6. so funny as i just started a book club and this is one of the books were voting for to read in feb! you should come on by! So glad I came across your blog on the link up! Hope you'll stop by mine as well :) Happy Friday

  7. The paint party sounds fun! Enjoy!
    I'm so excited, we're getting an Alex and Ani around where I live. That bracelet is precious! :)

  8. Love the bracelet and the phone case is certainly something to consider. Have a great weekend!

  9. I've never heard of LuMee but it sounds so smart - why don't all phones just have that built in?!

  10. I love Alex and ani bracelets! They wear really well!!

  11. Shoot--temporarily lost internet and think my comment disappeared :( Anyway I love Alex and Ani bracelets--so pretty! And that quote/image is hysterical :) Thanks for sharing!

    What a great giveaway--appreciate the opportunity to be in it to win it! XOXO

  12. Oh you'll have a blast at the painting event, I can't do stuff either and mine have turned out decent!

  13. I would use the money to buy some boots to take when I travel. Traveling more is my resolution for 2016.

  14. With some of it, I'd get some new books so I can read more this year!