Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - December 22, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Five on Friday - December 22, 2017

Let's hear it for Friday!  With the work week almost over, I'm ready to turn my whole attention to getting ready for Christmas.  Before I share my five for today, I want to share this ~ Today is my parents' 55th wedding anniversary!  Not many people can say they have been married over half a century!  Happy anniversary Mom and Dad.  Hope you have many, many more years of wedded bliss.

Now on to my five ~

1.  Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites
Have you had these scrumptious appetizers from Trader Joe's?  They are SOOOOO good!!  I'm rushing there after work today to pick up a couple boxes just to have around during the holidays.  We served them at our party last weekend and they got rave reviews.  Trader Joe's describes it the best, "Pairing the Camembert with naturally tart cranberries is an inspired coupling, if we do say so ourselves, and a hint of sweetness neatly ties the cheese and berry flavors together."

2.  The Post
There are so many movies coming out that we want to see!  One of them that I'm pretty pumped about is The Post.  Here's the storyline from Movie Insider, "In June 1971, The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment."

The Post Movie Poster

3.  Birchbox
Scrambling for that last minute gift?  Think about gifting a subscription to Birchbox!  You can get them for girls or guys.  Each month the recipient receives five beauty samples tailored just for them.  They will even email you a printable, present-ready gift certificate to give right away.  Click HERE to check it out.  I've been a Birchbox subscriber for years and absolutely love getting my monthly box!  The girls Birchbox is only $24 right now for 3 months of boxes when you use the code GIFT20.  Sounds like it could be a perfect give to yourself.

4.  New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve is right around the corner.  Don't forget to load up on your party gear!  Click HERE to get your party box for 10 that includes 10 horns, 5 hats and 5 tiaras all in the classic black, gold and silver.  

5.  Jingle bells, jingle bells....

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Hope each of you have a very merry Christmas!  After today, I'm on vacation until after New Year's and I'm super excited about having some time off!  I hope we can sneak in one more light display this weekend.  Oh, and I have a ton of gift wrapping to do.  I better get busy!!

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Simply Sweet Home
High Five for Friday
5 on Friday
The Blended Blog
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  1. I really want to see The Post, too!

  2. The Post looks amazing! And speaking of amazing, I will be heading to Trader Joe's to get those goodies, I need an appetizer for Christmas Eve. They sound so good! I saw that Batman meme earlier this week and it made me laugh. Happy anniversary to your parents! And a Merry Christmas to you!
    The Beth Next Door

  3. I really want to see the post. Two of myf avs!

  4. That movie sounds fantastic.. and something that I could count for history! Happy Anniversary to your parents; they are an adorable couple.

  5. Wow I’ve been totally living under a rock—I haven’t heard of that movie at all but it sounds excellent!

    Awwww, happy anniversary to your parents! That’s so sweet and hope they have something special planned to celebrate.

    I’m totally going to pick up those Camembert bites next time I’m in Trader Joe’s—yum! Hope you have a happy holiday! Xoxo

  6. Happy Anniversary to your parents! That's awesome! A subscription box gift is such a great idea, and I've heard such good things about Birchbox. Maybe I'll send my husband to read this ;) Have a wonderful holiday Penny!

  7. Happy anniversary to your parents! That's fantastic. :)

    Omg, love the Batman photo. Poor Batman...LOL

    I hope you have a great Christmas!


  8. Happy fifty-five years to your parents! What a milestone! I am also really excited to see The Post. I've been seeing previews for it and it looks so good!

  9. Penny! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas my friend. And many, many congrats to your parents big celebration, that’s wonderful! :)