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

Friday, April 15, 2016

Five on Friday - April 15, 2016

Today is Friday ~ I have to keep reminding myself of that because this week has absolutely flown by.  How about for you?  Did the week fly by for you too?  Baseball arrived in St. Louis this week and the St. Louis Blues hockey team had a playoff game on Wednesday that didn't end until around 11:30 pm.  Thank goodness the Blues won or I would have been really upset for staying up that late!

Tonight we'll be watching the second game of the hockey playoffs, but before that goes down let's check out my five for this week ~

1.  Cosmo Creations
Have you seen these?  I'm headed to Bed, Bath and Beyond this weekend to grab a bag or two.  This popcorn is hull-less and kernel-less.  Perfect for the recipe I saw on Pampered Teacher this week for Easy Caramel Popcorn Balls.  Another plus is it is peanut-free so no need to worry if your kiddos friends are allergic.  There are six flavors to choose from:  Spicy Sriracha, Cheddar, Sea Salt, Coconut Crunch, Caramel Apple and Salted Caramel.  Bottom line -- bring on the Cosmo Creations!  Snacking will be good this weekend.

2.  Tax Day

Submitted your taxes yet?  Most year's this would be the deadline day, but this year we're getting a bit of a break.  Due to the Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday being observed on April 15 instead of April 16, Tax Day is on the Monday, April 18.  So you have all weekend long to finish up.  What a deal!  Hooray for Washington D.C. holidays!

3.  Sam's Club

One of my favorite places to roam around and stock up on all the things I can't live without is Sam's.  We are fortunate enough to have a Sam's very near our house.  I don't know if that's a good thing or a curse.  We are literally in that store 3 or 4 times a week!  If you want to roam around a Sam's near you and need a membership, click HERE to get a $10 e-gift card when you sign up.  What a deal!

4.  Real Simple
I love (like truly L-O-V-E) magazines.  One of my all time favorites is Real Simple.  It's one of those that when you hold it in your hands it just feels good.  You know the type.  Well, right now it's on sale from Amazon for $5.00 for 12 issues.  That's not a typo.  Five bucks for twelve months of helpful hints, recipes, product reviews and so much more.  Shoot, that's less than a single coffee at Starbucks.  Click HERE to grab a subscription of your very own.

5.  Ever Have This Feeling...
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Happy weekend everyone!  I'm looking forward to watching the Blues and meeting with a bride I'm working with.  Sherri and I are getting together on Saturday for pedicures.  Great weekend ahead!  Stop back by on Monday to check out all the fun times that went down.

Linking up with:
High Five for Friday
5 on Friday 
The Triplet Farm
Why Girls Are Weird
Ins and Outs
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  1. I never thought of ordering a magazine through Amazon! There are several magazines that are a lot less expensive on there. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those cosmos creations look amazing!!! I am a total popcorn addict, so I love trying out new ones. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    xoxo Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

  3. Did someone say popcorn and magazines? Only problem right now is the magazines are stacked up. I subscribe to Real Simple for me and also a subscription for my daughter. I have never, ever seen it that cheap.

  4. Ha #5 cracks me up! Happy Friday :)

  5. Lol love that Nike joke. Happy Tax Day! ;)

  6. I've seen that Nike joke a few times, it's fantastic! I had no idea tax day was on the 18th until I heard it through passing, on the radio and noticed it on my calendar this year! Weird, right? Mine are done and the checks to the bank! haha

  7. I love #5, that's quite funny!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Penny. :)

  8. Love #1 and #5...and about tax day, I got my money back and it is gone... :(