Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - May 1, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Five on Friday - May 1, 2020

It's May!  I'm not exactly sure where April went, but never the less it's behind us and we have wonderful May to look forward to.  I love that the weather will consistently start being warmer and the earth will seem more alive.  Let's kick it off with my five for this week ~

1.  Rachel Hollis Planner Pre-Sale at Target
Were you one of the ones that missed Rachel's planners at Target last time because they sold out so fast?  Well, you have another chance!  The pre-sale for the Spring collection is happening right now and the official release date is Sunday.  Snag your favs before they are gone.  Click HERE to check them out!

2.  Caffeinate Your Soul:  52 Monday Mantras
Speaking of pre-sales, Caffeinate Your Soul:  52 Monday Mantras is releasing May 5.  If you preorder your today it will likely be in the mailbox next week and you can start making your Monday (and every day) a bit bright.  And we all know we could use a little brightening right now!  Here's the summary of Erica Gwynn's new book ~
Mondays can be the worst. Some weeks it seems like the only way to get through the day is a gallon of coffee and a prayer. Instead of drowning that start-of-the-work-week-bitterness in endless cups of caffeine, pour yourself a cup of encouragement with Caffeinate Your Soul, an insightful guide to making Mondays more manageable and meaningful.
This collection of short, but impactful, Monday Mantras will guide you through a year of Mondays, meeting you where you are and then walking you step-by-step to where you want to be. Erica Gwynn provides a year's worth of lessons, in sip-sized segments that will teach you how to:
          Step out in courage and carry on after hardship
          Grow through what you go through
          Give yourself grace and give up the personal guilt trips
          Get comfortable being UNcomfortable
          Act on your dreams and do hard things
          Clear out the clutter in your life, say no more often, and fail forward
Rooted in faith, and packed with practical takeaways, Caffeinate Your Soul will leave you feeling uplifted, energized, and ready to take on your day, just as any good cuppa coffee should.

3.  Strawberry Malibu Rum
Looking for a new warm-weather drink?  Check out the new flavor of Malibu rum - STRAWBERRY!  Think strawberry daiquiris, strawberry mojitos, strawberry everything!  I'm looking forward to making a refreshing spritz with it by mixing 1 part Malibu Strawberry, 3 parts sparkling wine and 1 part soda water.  Pour everything in a glass with ice, give it a little stir and you are ready to sit back and sip.

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4.  St. Louis Zoo Live Webcams
Taking the kids to the zoo right now may be out of the question, but watching the animals on the St. Louis Zoo live webcams can happen!  The penguins are visible every day.  Tune in throughout the day to see keepers feeding the animals and cleaning habitats, birds swimming and diving, resting, preening, building nests and sometimes even raising their young at Penguin & Puffin Coast.  The other exhibits start streaming at 9:00 am and vary by day.  Here are the schedule and links:

Sunday: Gorillas at Jungle of the Apes
Monday: Polar bear at McDonnell Polar Bear Point 
Tuesday: Grizzly bears at Centene Grizzly Ridge
Wednesday: Gorillas at Jungle of the Apes
Friday: Polar bear at McDonnell Polar Bear Point 
Saturday: Grizzly bears at Centene Grizzly Ridge

5.  Is this how you feel too?


Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  We are going to try to do some planting in the garden and finish pandemic puzzle number two.  I'm also planning to make a new cookie recipe and if that goes well I'll be sharing it next week.  See you soon!

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  1. Oh, those zoo cams are fun! I'll have to let me nieces know! They love animals. That Strawberry rum sounds really delicious!

  2. Thanks for the zoo schedule! My boys and I have been having fun watching various ones.

  3. I cant wait to try the new Malibu drinks. Have a good weekend!