Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Five on Friday - December 7, 2018

It's Friday!  Who else is ready for the weekend?  I'm excited to have a few days to spend at home finishing up some holiday chores.  Before I get started on my to-do list, here's my five for this week ~

1.  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Today is the 77th anniversary of the day that changed so many family's lives forever - the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  On that day in 1941, more than 3,500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded.  Let's take a moment to reflect on the lives lost that day and thank our service men and women committed today to keep us safe.


2.  Ben is Back
Julia Roberts has a new film out in limited release today called Ben is Back.  I've seen the previews and it immediately went on my list of movies to see.  Hoping it opens in my area soon!  Here's the synopsis from Fandango ~
19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Ben is Back also stars Courtney B. Vance (The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Kathryn Newton.
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3.  Cocktail Courier
Still looking for a gift idea for those "people who have everything" on your list?  I might just have the answer for you!  I was reading my Midwest Living magazine the other night and came across the Cocktail Courier.  The Cocktail Courier will ship a round of craft cocktails anywhere in the US.  The box includes a master mixologist's recipe, plus every ingredient you'll need, from base liquor to fresh citrus garnish.  Packages start at $29.99.  Check them out at  Use the code midwestmag for 15% off.

4.  RapidX X5 Car Charger
Here's one of Oprah's favorite things and it looks pretty cool.  Keep this in your car and you'll be able to charge 5 devices in record speed.  It works with vehicle outlets and cigarette lighters.  You'll never have to worry about arriving at your destination and not having any bars on your phone again!  Need one (or two)?  Click HERE to check it out.  

5.  We might need a cleaning service....
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Have a great weekend!  We're going to see the Ambassadors of Harmony perform their holiday show tomorrow night at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.  That should give our Christmas spirit a boost!  Speaking of Christmas spirit - don't forget about the Christmas Photo Challenge happening on Instagram.  Join the fun and hashtag your photo with #2018ChristmasMoments.  

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  1. That last picture is SO me. I've been so tired lately when I get home at night and I think, this house is a mess, I should clean. While I sit on the couch, lol! Have a great weekend Penny!

  2. I'm sitting here on the couch reading your blog.. thinking I should clean the house and wondering if there is anyway I can bribe my boys to clean it enough for me not to be disgusted anymore.

  3. Lol I stare at my house in disgust sometimes too. Not enough to get up and clean but I want it to know I’m disappointed it 🤣

    Also I might totally have to get that amazing charger for my car! Picking up a new lease tomorrow and I’m forever the girl with the dying battery. Whether on my phone, computer, kindle. I’m always a disaster lol. Thanks for sharing that!

    Hope you have a great weekend, Penny!

  4. Oh my goodness! That last photo is me! Sometimes I just stare at my house in disgust. It amazes me how much I clean, but then it instantly gets messy again lol. That photo challenge sounds like fun.

  5. The car charger looks like a great thing ti have :)

  6. That charger looks amazing, right? I think my family needs one! And I really want to see Ben is Back too.