Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - November 2, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Five on Friday - November 2, 2018

Hello!  It's the end of the week so that means it's time for this week's Five on Friday.  Can you believe it's November already?  Before I start thinking about that, let me share my five for this week ~

1.  Free Reusable Red Holiday Cup
Now that the weather is getting cooler, do you find yourself sitting in the Starbucks drive through a bit more?  Or with all the holiday hustle and bustle do you need a shot of their caffeine to get through the day?  Well, Starbucks has your back!  Today only (November 2) ordering a holiday beverage will score you a FREE reusable red holiday cup, while supplies last.   To make this deal a little sweeter, bring this cup back to Starbucks for any Grande-sized holiday drink order after 2 pm between November 3 and January 7 to get 50 cents off.  What a deal, huh!  Gingerbread Latte anyone?!?

Starbucks Reusable Red Holiday Cups 2018

2. Daylight Savings Time Ends
Raise your hand if you're ready for an extra hour this weekend!! Saturday night (well, technically Sunday morning at 2:00 am) we turn the clocks back an hour. That also means that today on your drive home from work suck up all the daylight you can because come Monday we'll be driving home in the dark. Which I hate. But what I don't hate is having an extra hour this weekend to squeeze in just a bit more fun!

Daylight Saving Time Ends - First Sunday in November

3.  Bohemian Rhapsody
The long awaited Queen movie opens today and I'm crossing my fingers that it's better than the critics are saying it is.  We (me and Eric) are looking forward to getting a peek into Freddie Mercury and the history of the group Queen.  Here's how Rotten Tomatoes sums up this flick ~
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

4.  Prime First Reads
Are you an Amazon Prime member?   If not, I'll get to that in a minute.  If so, have you taken advantage of the First Reads program at the beginning of each month?  I love it!  The deal is at the beginning of each month, Amazon sends you a list of six books.  You can pick one and get it for FREE just for being a Prime member.  I'm still trying to decide my pick for this month.  Here's the titles for this month ~


Now let's chat about if you're NOT a prime member.  With the holidays upon us, this is the perfect time of year to get it a 30-day free trial.  Cut the stress of shopping and delivery times.  Shop from your couch and your items will be waiting for you on your porch in two days without added shipping costs!  Click HERE for your 30-day free trial offer.

5.  Some days....
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As an added bonus, I'm throwing in this graphic from Vivino today. If you're wondering what pairs with all that Halloween candy laying around your house, here's your answers.

The Best Wines To Pair With Your Halloween Candy, In One Chart #Wine #Candy #Halloween #Pairing

Okay guys - peace out.  We're headed off for a few days with my parents to enjoy the covered bridges of Parke County, Indiana and hopefully some beautiful fall leaves.  Pop back in on Monday to get the recap.

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  1. I got my free red cup this morning! I was so excited they were doing that! I hope that Bohemian Rhapsody is better than the reviews also, we are hoping to see it later this month as a birthday outing. Have a great weekend Penny!

  2. Oooh, I didn’t know about the red cup! Thanks for the heads-up! Also I really want to see Bohemian Rhapsody. I’ve been singing it all day!

    Hope you have a great weekend with the parents and leaf peeping! Xo

  3. I often have a hard time just picking one First Reads book! This month there were at least three I was debating between.

  4. I am a huge Queen fan and cannot wait for Bohemian Rhapsody. I did not make it to Starbucks today...Boo! Those cups were cute. I am excited for the holiday drinks though! Happy weekend!

  5. I really hope to see Bohemian Rhapdosy soon, but I DID finally see A Star is Born last night.


  6. Hey Penny,
    I hope you had a nice weekend away and you were able to I see some beautiful fall foliage.
    That wine and Halloween chocolate pairing meme is hysterical yet useful and relevant. Lol!
    Have a great week my friend. :)