Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - August 31, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Five on Friday - August 31, 2018

Happy holiday weekend!  Hope you have a memorable and safe few days.  Before we head out, here's my five for this week ~

1.  Labor Day Weekend
How did we get to Labor Day weekend so fast?!?  This summer has absolutely flown by and I'm not quite ready to embrace fall just yet.  And we know autumn is almost here because Starbuck's has starting selling their pumpkin spice lattes, right.

Labor Day First Monday in September

2.  Searching
We've seen the previews for this thriller, and I'm intrigued.  So I'm adding it to the ever growing list of movies I want to see.  Here's the synopsis from Fandango:
David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has -- Margot's laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts.
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3.  Real Simple Magazine
It's no secret that I'm a huge magazine-aholic.  For years, one of my favorites has been Real Simple.  Have you ever read it?  I practically embrace it when I pull it out of the mailbox.  Real Simple is for anyone who is looking for ways to simplify both their work and home life.  Who doesn't need a little help with that?!?  Click HERE if you're interested in a subscription.

Real Simple

4.  HP Sprocket 
Have you guys seen these little mini printers?  I just ran across them and I'm so fascinated with it!  This little guy is a portable printer and connects via Bluetooth.  Amazon describes it brilliantly, so I'm sharing how they describe it:
Live it - Love it - Print it: Printing off social media photos has never been easier from your smartphone. Connect your social media accounts to the free-to-download HP Sprocket App and instantly turn those photos into colorful prints
A Social on-the-go portable printer: Sprocket uses seamless Bluetooth connectivity, so you can set it up at parties and events, and everyone can print their favorite moments from their smartphones or tablets
Have fun - be creative: Customize your photos before you print with the HP Sprocket App to add fun text, borders, emojis, and more. Add a pop of personality for snapshots and stickers that are totally and uniquely you
Instant snapshots anywhere: This compact photo printer was made to go wherever you do. It easily fits into any bag, so you can create 2x3-inch stickable snapshots whenever the moment strikes
How to print: Connect the Sprocket Photo Printer to your mobile device via Bluetooth. Download the free and easy-to-use HP Sprocket App and enjoy fun portable printing
For best results, use Original HP ZINK sticky-backed photo Paper: it’s specially designed to ensure you get bright, glossy photos with vibrant colors every time you print. Just peel off the back of your prints and your photos become instant stickers
Main functions of the Sprocket portable photo printer: 2x3 photo printing on sticky-backed paper, mobile printing - take it anywhere, social media printing - print photos from your social media profiles, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and more
See why I think it's so cool!  Are you fascinated too?  Click HERE to take a closer look.

5.  Just sayin'......

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Okay guys - I'm out.  We are heading to Italy tomorrow morning and I'm not sure how often I'll be posting next week.  You can bet when I get back though I'll be sharing all the details from our trip.  I think we're about ready -- I've got the house sitter lined up, called the credit cards, talking to our cell phone service and have a several tours booked.  This is going to be epic!!  If I get done packing at a decent hour tonight, I might try to watch a couple episodes of the new season of Ozark that dropped today on Netflix.  Check back soon to hear all about our trip!

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  1. Hahaha I love the yelling one. So true. That Sprocket looks really cool. Added it to my wish list!

  2. That meme is so me! Im a motivational speaker of sorts LOL . My boys must be standing in the back of the room because they never hear me! hahaha. ITALY! That is so awesome. I can't wait to see and hear all about it. Safe Travels!

  3. Oh, I'm so jealous you're going to Italy. I hope you have a fab time! I would love to get a Sprocket; they look so handy! I'm curious about the movie Searching too. I like the format.


  4. OH boy! Have fun in Italy!! I've always wanted to go there.

  5. Enjoy your trip! I used to collect magazines and loved them, but finally had to give it up. That would be a good one to subscribe to.

  6. Omg Italy!!!! Have the bestest time ever!! I can’t wait to hear about it. Whereabouts are you going? Would love to return. It’s been ages, but it’ll always have a special place in my heart <3

    I’ll have to look into that one; I’m always behind on my magazine reading, but Real Simple is a grea one! Also that printer sounds awesome! Xoxo and can’t wait to hear about your trip!

  7. Oh Penny, do have a wonderful trip! I can’t wait to see pictures when you return.

    You’re quite right, where the heck did summer go? I know time flies but my goodness, this summer just whirred right on by and now, here we are and it’s september.

    Love the motivational speaking meme, that’s hilarious. Lol! I’ll have to tell my husband that one.

    Do you remember all the mini printers that were the rage years ago? Same deal, same price point, same everything, only now they’re Bluetooth. I like the idea of them but I print and take too many photos. LOL

    Safe travels my friend! co