Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Five on Friday - December 21, 2018

Okay guys -- the days before Christmas is getting shorter and shorter.  I'm not ready - yet.  All week I've been working on a day-to-day basis.  So far I haven't been late with anything, but I certainly haven't had a lot of time to spare either!  Before I head off to wrap, bake and clean, here's my Five on Friday for today ~

1.  Winter Solstice
Today marks the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  So after today, the days will slowly begin to get longer.  HALLELUJAH!!  I have to admit, I'm not a fan of the short winter days.  I'm looking forward to the sun setting on its' summer schedule.  Today we're rounding the corner and each day will be a little longer than the one before it.  Summer - we're coming for you!

WINTER SOLSTICE – Day Between December 20 and 23

Have you guys heard about Joanna Gaines's new book Homebody:  A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave?  It hit the stands in November and sounds like the perfect read for anyone wanting to makes a few changes in their home.  Here's how Amazon summarizes the book:
In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A design template at the end of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.
Want one around your house?  Click HERE to purchase. 

3.  Mary Poppins Returns
If you're like me, you're planning on seeing a movie or two during the holidays.  As I mentioned last Friday, Mary Poppins Returns is definitely on our list to see!  The previews looks fabulous and the reviews are positive.  This flick is very well cast too -- Emily Blunt, Dick Van Dyke, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury.  Is it on your list to see?  Some other movies I'm hoping to view over the holidays is The Mule, Second Act and Vice.

4.  New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve is right around the corner.  Do you have your party supplies ready?  In case you need some help, here's a few things from Amazon you can quickly order and then sit back and wait for them to arrive.  Don't let this fun night sneak up on you!  Order today so you can sit back and enjoy the week after Christmas without having to rush around shopping for party supplies.

5.  Merry Christmas....

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Have a great weekend!  I'm travelling to my home town tomorrow to celebrate Christmas with my family.  So excited to spend the day with them!  Then on Sunday I hope to finish the wrapping and do some baking.  It's going to be a wonderful few days.  See you soon!

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  1. Aww sounds like you have some nice days ahead of you ❤️ Lol at the three wise women meme! Also, that Joanna Gaines book sounds perfect and hallelujah for longer days ahead. This early pitch black stuff is killing my mojo! Xoxo

  2. Yay! Days are already getting longer. That's something to celebrate in my book! :)

  3. I love that Three Wise Women cartoon so much! Too funny! I am excited to see Mary Poppins Returns at some point soon! I hope you have a great holiday weekend Penny!

  4. Oh I can not wait for the summer sun setting schedule to resume! I just love daylight and dread these dark days of winter. That manger meme made me laugh; I just read a book recently where the main character declared that if the 3 wise men had been 3 wise women they would have stopped to ask for directions, gotten there ahead of Mary, had the stable cleaned out, and a warm meal waiting for the family.

  5. We don't usually go out for New Year's Eve, but we love to watch the ball drop. I'll probably be asleep before that...I've been falling asleep really early lol. I love that meme. I have to watch the original Mary Poppins movie. The new one looks like it's going to be so good.