Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - March 25, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Five on Friday - March 25, 2016

Happy Good Friday!  Hope you're like me and have the day off.  I'm checking stuff off my list today to get ready for Easter.  The list is long, so with no further ado, here's my five for this week.

1.  ED Footwear at Nordstrom
It's no secret that I'm in love with Ellen DeGeneres and most things she does.  Well, this week her footwear line came to Nordstrom.  I'm just loving these little flats!  Just might have to get a pair (or two).  Look at them -- they are just so adorable!  LOVE is written across the front.

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Another style I'm digging is the sneakers.  I'm not a huge tennis shoe wearer, but these could sure change that.

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2.  On Fire:  The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
As I was driving to work one morning this week, the radio personalities I was listening to was talking about the book On Fire.  The author, John O'Leary, is from here in St. Louis.  When he was nine years old he burned 100% of his body while playing with matches and gasoline in his garage.  He was given a 1% chance to survive - and did!  This is his very inspirational story of survival.  Amazon writes, "On Fire encourages us to seize the power to choose our path and transform our lives from mundane to extraordinary. Once we stop thinking solely on the big moments in our lives, we can begin to focus on those smaller opportunities that tend to pass us by. These are the events—the inflection points in our lives—that can determine how we feel about life now, where we are headed in the future, and how many lives we can impact along the way. We can’t always choose the path we walk, but we can choose how we walk it. Empowering, inspiring, remarkably honest, and heartfelt, O’Leary’s strength and incredible spirit shine through on every page."  

John O'Leary
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3.  Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
I'm so excited to see what Toula and Ian are up to in the new Big Fat Greek Wedding!  It's been 14 years since the first one came out and I'm hopefully this movie will be as clever as the first one.  John Corbett is one of my favorites so if nothing else, I'll get to watch him for a couple hours.  

4.  Whirly Pop
This week my friend Debbie and I went to a cooking class at Vom Fass.  Long story short (which I'll post about later), they had popcorn on the table for us to munch on made by the Whirly Pop.  Two flavors -- the first one was popped, then drizzled with truffle oil.  They then topped it with grated Parmesan cheese, black pepper and salt.  The second was popped in the Whirly Pop with a quarter cup sugar, then drizzled with orange olive oil.  Both were fabulous!  So my buy for the week was this magic gadget.  Come on over if you want to try some popcorn!

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5.  Happy Easter!

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Hope you have a fantastic weekend!  I'm off to stuff puzzle pieces in 100 plastic eggs (trying to stay away from candy this year).  My plan is the kids can find all 100 eggs then put the puzzle together.  I'll tell you how that goes on Monday! 

Linking up with:

High Five for Friday
5 on Friday 
The Evolution of Mom
Why Girls Are Weird
Ins and Outs
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  1. Oh my gosh, that Easter egg hunt sounds so fun!! I hope your kids love it!

  2. Such a great idea for an Easter egg hunt. As soon as my boys are a little older, I think we will try that! Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Easter and long weekend Penny! Have a great one!

    Love those ED flats, I'm gonna try to hunt down a pair as well. They're quite cute!

  4. That's SUCH a great idea with the Easter eggs :) Super fun/inventive! Let us know how that goes.

    Awww, those Ellen shoes are adorable. And I loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding and the promos for the second look so cute! LOL at "PULL MY NECK!"

  5. I am looking forward to seeing MBFGW2 as well! 14 years?!? Where does the time go? Have a great weekend and Easter.

  6. Can't wait for My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Saw the first one and enjoyed it so much. Had to watch it about three more times. Do link up to my party this post because you have so many great features. Happy Easter Penny.

  7. I can't wait to see Big Fat Greek Wedding 2!! Happy Easter Penny! I hope you and your family have a lovely day :)

  8. The truffle oil popcorn sounds AMAZING!