Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Five on Friday - August 26, 2016

Hello Friday!  This week has been a doozy!  I didn't get a weekending post done, but last weekend we moved a couple TVs in our house to different rooms and it caused quite the chain reaction.  A new piece of furniture had to be purchased, we moved two other pieces of furniture to different rooms ~ the list goes on and on.  I would pretty much have to attach a flow chart to explain it.  But that caused a disruption in three separate rooms and they are still not completely back to normal.  So this weekend I'm cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and maybe doing a little throwing away (not something I'm very good at).

Before all that action, here's my five for today.

1.  National Dog Day
Even though we don't currently have a dog living in our house, I know many, many of you do -- so today is the day for you to celebrate your furry friend!  There are several articles suggesting owning a dog can help lower your blood pressure and improve your mood.  And there's no question they are the most loyal things around.  If you have a pup, give it an extra squeeze today and celebrate National Dog Day!

National Dog Day August 26

2.  Dolly - Pure and Simple
I have a thing for Dolly Pardon.  It could be that I remember my parents listening to her when I was growing up and her voice triggers my mind to think of those wonderful memories.  She was on Jimmy Fallon this week and she's just such a lovely person.  Her newest album - Pure and Simple is available now HERE.  By the way, Jimmy said Dolly has sold over a 100 million albums!  Now that's a lot of albums.

Dolly Pardon

3.  Popcorn Indiana 
So last week as I was rushing through Sam's Club, this bag caught my eye.  I tossed a bag in my cart on the way by and didn't look back.  I've been munching on it all week and this stuff is GOOD!  If you see it, you might want to try it too.  It has just the right amount of salt and is low cal.  Win-Win.

Look at these adorable fall placemats that are on sale at Kohl's.  Set of 4 for only $10.40.  With September knocking on the door, I feel like I need to bust out some fall decor around the house.  These would make a perfect addition to our kitchen table.  Want some?  Click HERE to check them out.

                 The Big One® Pumpkin 4-pc. Placemat Set

5.  Okay, sometimes this might be me....

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If you live in the St. Louis area and are looking for some outdoor fun this weekend, there's a splendid  art show happening not far from downtown in Fairview Heights, Illinois called The Midwest Salute to the Arts.  The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Besides the art, there's great entertainment and an area dedicated to kids.  Best part -- it's all FREE!  Eric and I will definitely try to stop by the Salute sometime over the weekend.  

Image result for midwest salute to the arts logo

Enjoy the last weekend of August.  Hope to see you back next week.

Linking up with:
5 on Friday 
The Triplet Farm
Why Girls Are Weird

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  1. Those placemats are perfect for fall! Good luck with the cleaning! We got a hand me down mirror that looks fabulous but it's gold and I'm going to attempt to paint it silver this weekend.

  2. Ps Dolly is my favorite! I went to Dollywood in June and it was perfect.

  3. Those pumpkin placemats are darling!

    It's my fave day - National Dog Day! :) Have a fabulous weekend Penny!

  4. Pumpkin things means fall is basically here!! :)

  5. I have leadership skills too.haha Love your placemats--that was such a good deal. Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!