Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - January 26, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Five on Friday - January 26, 2018

Happy Friday friends!  I'm ready for a weekend - how about you?  I've got some great things for you today in my five.  Take a peek ~

1.  National Spouses Day
Today being National Spouses Day is the perfect opportunity to send out a great big thank you to my spouse, Eric.  He is no doubt the nicest guy you will ever meet.  I'm so extremely spoiled by him!  My life certainly wouldn't be the same without him and I'm so thankful he loves me as much as he does.  If you have a spouse, don't forget to give them a special hug today.

National Spouses Day - January 26

Every year for Christmas, my friend Tracy gifts me a bag of her favorites things.  I swear every single year she introduces me to things I don't know how I'd ever lived without it.  This year one of my favorites in the bag were these Lil' Scrubbies facial cleaning pads.  After you use these on your face, you will be amazed at how soft your skin is!  The tiny little bristles really wake up your face.  You should try them!  Click HERE to check them out.
Have you ever stood over your kitchen sink and wondered what that not so pleasant smell was?  Plink is your answer!  Drop one of these little balls down the drain, run your disposal and a refreshing fragrance fills the air.  They magically break up build up fat and food particles leaving your disposal good as new.  Pick yourself up some HERE.

4.  Green Giant Veggie Spirals
Have you spied these Green Giant Veggie Spirals in your grocery store?  I'm going to be on the look out for them.  They are made from 100% vegetables and are gluten-free, with no sauce or seasoning added.  What a great alternative to pasta!!  If one of your New Year's resolutions was to drop a few pounds, the new Green Giant Veggie Spirals could become your new BFF.

5.  Tax Season


Enjoy your weekend!  I'm pretty booked for the next couple of days.  Tomorrow morning I'm having a wedding meeting at my house.  Then tomorrow night we're going to the Ritz for Dancing with the St. Louis Stars.  This event is a fund raiser for Independence Center, which is a community-based rehabilitation program for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in the St. Louis area.  If you would like to "vote" for a dancer by making a donation, please consider voting for Mark Bulanda.  You can do so HERE.   Then on Sunday I'm visiting a wedding venue and working in the afternoon.  Lots of fun times ahead!  Pop back in next week to hear all about it.  See you soon!

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  1. I didn't know there was a Spouse's Day :)
    Those veggie spirals look great - I'm always trying to cut down on gluten but it isn't easy!
    Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead - enjoy!

  2. Oh my gosh, I can relate to that tax tweet. Gah! I hate this time of year so much. Once it's over, I am much less anxious and nicer to be around. What a sweet shoutout to your hubby. <3

  3. I had no idea there was a spouses day! I'll have to do something nice for my hubby later! I will have to look for those veggie spirals, I feel like maybe, just maybe, I could convince my four year old to eat them! You have a busy weekend ahead! I hope you have fun!

  4. Let me just say you have some fun friends. While I have a great group they wouldn't gift each other things like that, they'd instead, complain about the $$$ to spend on it.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Loooove the veggie spirals! I also like the 'pasta' made out of lentils & zucchini, BirdesEye brand I think it is. Yummy!
    I want to try one of those scrubbies, I bet they're so nice!

  6. I've been using Plink drops for a while and they really do work well. As for veggie spirals, not sure I wanna go there just yet. #pastaqueen

  7. Oh I didn't know about those veggie spirals. Might have to try one for pasta and see if I like it enough. I do LOVE pasta. LOL

    Love that Instagram post - so true!!

    Have a great weekend,


  8. TRUTH on the tax season comment. Every year I see tax preparers give really bad advice to families and cost them so much money on having to redo it... and I keep thinking this is something we could fix with a standard (and absolutely necessary) civics class.

  9. Hey Penny,
    Those face scrubbies look good, like they’re gentle enough but a bit gritty. I’ll have to look for those bad boys.
    Ain’t that the truth about parallelograms. Why the heck did we learn about those stupid things?!

    I hope you’re having a good week hun. :)