Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Five on Friday - November 30, 2018

Hey there!  Can you believe it's the last day of November?!?  This month (much like the entire year) has seemed to fly by.  With Thanksgiving behind us, I'm moving full force ahead planning and preparing for Christmas.  My friend Carol popped in yesterday and transformed our home into a magical Christmas scene.  It's one of my favorite days of the year when she's been to my house to decorate.  I walk in the door after work and it's like the magic of Christmas arrived!  I'll be sharing all our decorations on the Home Tour link up party being held on December 12.

Now, for the real reason of today's post - Five on Friday!  Here's my five for this week ~

Every year I like to add a Christmas CD (or twenty) to our collection.  This year it's going to be Eric Clapton's Happy Xmas.  Can you believe that this is his first Christmas CD!  This 14 song collection has a cool groove to it - the perfect kind of music to be playing in the background during a party.  One of the songs, For the Love of Christmas, was written by Clapton myself.  Need it for your collection?  Click HERE to check it out. 

Happy Xmas

2.  Zollipops - The Clean Teeth Pops
Parents - you no longer have to worry when you hand your kiddo a sucker.  That is, if you're handing them a Zollipop!  These babies actually clean teeth!  Here's the description from Amazon, "Zollipops work naturally with our bodies to help reduce the acidity and balance the pH in our mouths. By reducing acidity, we can help take away the power from those little cavity monsters! Teeth can re-mineralize faster, making them stronger and harder. In fact, many people have shared that after enjoying one of our treats, their teeth feel smooth and clean again."  Wonder how many stockings Santa will be leaving a pack of Zollipops in.  If you need some, click HERE.
3.  Starbuck's Juniper Latte
Did you notice something new on the Starbuck's menu yesterday?  They've add a Juniper Latte to their list of holiday lineup.  Inside the Juniper Latte is Starbucks signature espresso and steamed milk with juniper-flavored syrup.  In case you're wondering what juniper tastes like, it's the evergreen tree or shrub that is used to flavor gin.  To top off the new Juniper Latte is creamy foam and a sprinkle of pine-citrus sugar.  It streams Merry Christmas!

4.  Spa Pack
This time of year, there's always a list of girlfriends or teachers or daycare workers you would like to give a little something to without breaking the bank.  Amazon has the below items in bulk - bath bombs, facial masks and nail files.  You could put one each in a cute bag for just under $3.00 each.  Such a cute gift that doesn't break the bank!

LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set 12 USA made Fizzies, Shea & Coco Butter Dry Skin Moisturize, Perfect for Bubble & Spa Bath. Handmade Birthday Mothers day Gifts idea For Her/Him, wife, girlfriend
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DERMAL Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, 16 Combo Pack B
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BMC 24 Pack Mini Matchbook Nail FIles - Women's Grooming Travel Size 180 Grit Emery Boards in Bulk, Great for Party Favors, Small Gifts, Stocking Stuffers - Includes 4 Cute Designs: Love Is... Set
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5.  Don't we all have a little bit of Grinch in us?

And I dont feel like the Grinch at all  funny...

Have a great weekend!  Eric and I have a fun one in store.  Tonight is my work holiday party and then tomorrow morning bright and early we're headed to Nashville to help my friend Debbie celebrate her birthday.  See you next week!

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  1. I'm headed to Sixbucks in a little while but I may have to pass on that drink lol. Your decoration is adorable! And thanks for sharing those pops because I think they need to go in my candy loving son's stocking this year!

  2. Have you tried the Juniper latte? I'm really curious but also don't want to commit to the whole thing if it's nasty...haha

  3. Thanks for the wonderful holiday suggestions!

  4. I'm curious about that juniper latte but also a little nervous about trying it! I might have to check out the Eric Clapton album, it sounds great!

  5. I am a bit jealous that you have someone that decorates the house for you! Your lollipops reminded me that I have a science experiment waiting for us to finish on our kitchen counter!

  6. if you have extra time in nashville, gaylord is gorgeous with lights!

  7. Awww have a great time in Nashville! I love that city so much and it’s a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday!

    How cool that you have someone who can decorate the house for you! Can’t wait to see the rest of the decorations!

    Also who knew these lollipops existed?! So neat!

  8. Hey Penny,

    I legit cannot believe it's December and the end of the year is approaching at warp speed. I LOOOOOOVE those bath bombs and totally jumped on them. Thanks for the awesome suggestion as part of my nieces' xmas gifts.
    Hope you're having a wonderful week my friend. :)