Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - July 22, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Five on Friday - July 22, 2016

It's Friday!  I've had one of those weeks where I just could not get ahead of my to do list.  Things were starting to accumulate a bit too much so I decided to take a vacation day today to get things back in order.  Wish me luck!

Before I tackle the list, here's my five for this Friday ~

1.  National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
Tomorrow we have something pretty cool (literally cool) to celebrate - it's National Vanilla Ice Cream Day.  Some time ago, I blogged about my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe.  You can check it out HERE.  I'm definitely whipping some up this weekend!  Speaking of making this recipe, you will want a Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Maker.  They are WONDERFUL!

Vanilla Ice Cream, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

2.  Ikea Laptop Support
Last Fall Ikea opened their doors in St. Louis.  I honestly thought I would be roaming their aisles on a weekly basis, but surprising I've only been there a few times.  One of my trips there was strictly to purchase some of these for my friends as gifts.  This laptop stand is seriously the best thing ever!  If you ever stop by my house, you will most likely see me stretched out on the couch with this stand on my lap holding my computer.  It makes working on the computer so nice!  And for only $4.99, you really can't go wrong.   Plus, it's comes in my favorite bright pink color.

3.  Star Trek Beyond
The next Star Trek movie opens today!  Here's the synopsis, "A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that's aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet."  If you are a trekkie or trekker, I bet you're pretty excited about seeing this movie.

Star Trek movie

4.  Sam's Crock-Pot
Even though right now it's hot outside, we're not that far away from tailgating before our favorite football team's games.  Sam's has a ton of different collegiate team Crock-Pots available.  Think of your favorite tailgate recipe simmering away in this cute baby!  How fun would one of these be under your tent before the game or sitting on your table while you watch at home?!?
Crock-Pot NCAA Cook and Carry Slow Cooker, 6 Qt. (Missouri Tigers)
5.  Pokemon Go!

Ok -- I'm off to get some things done!  I'm headed to a baby shower tomorrow and then headed down to see my mom and dad.  What's on your agenda for the weekend?  Whatever it is, hope you have fun doing it!  See you later!

Linking up with:
5 on Friday 
The Triplet Farm
Why Girls Are Weird
Ins and Outs
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  1. I absolutely love fall and tailgate/crockpot weather!

  2. I actually saw that crockpot at Sam's the other day, along with a multitude of other Mizzou stuff and thought to myself that's one sign... fall weather!!

  3. I love that laptop stand! Also I really want a crockpot--I love the "set it and forget it" method of cooking :) Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy that ice cream!

  4. those collegiate crock pots are so great! Have a great weekend!

  5. A $5 pink laptop stand - can't go wrong there! :)

  6. I have that laptop support! It works great and I've had it a few years now. Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. I think I've just found my excuse to enjoy some ice cream tomorrow -- it may or may not have been my dinner last night ;). Happy Friday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. I love Ikea! Welcome to your new favorite store. haha. Seriously through, they have everything.

  9. Loving the Sam's fun for football season!

  10. Those flamingos are hilarious. In all seriousness though, it's freaking madness. As if people didn't have their heads buried in their phones before, they sure as heck do now. I'm waiting to hear statistics in a few months, accidents caused, people pickpocketed, marriages and friendships ruined. You'll never see me Pokemoning, I don't need another app to obsess over.

    LOVE that lap top stand, I have something similar and I prefer that over having it on a flat (or bumpy surface) hands down.

    Have a great weekend Penny! :)

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