Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - November 19, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Five on Friday - November 19, 2021

It's Friday!  It's Friday!!  This will be the first weekend in six weeks that we are not traveling and I'm so excited to be spending some time at home!  I'm also excited to share my five for today, so here goes ~

How adorable are these can koozies!?!  They would make great favors for your Thanksgiving group and come in so handy on Thanksgiving day while you're waiting for the turkey to get done.  With Amazon Prime, if you order today they should arrive in plenty of time and your guest will love them!

2.  House of Gucci
I've been excited for this movie to be released for a while and the wait is coming to an end.  Hour of Gucci is out on Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving.  It has so many of my favorites in it - Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto!  You might want to get your tickets early because my bet is going on a lot of sold-out theaters!  Here's the synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes ~
House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately... murder.

Diana Gabaldon's ninth book in the Outlander series releases on Tuesday!  How many of you will be curled up with this book over the Thanksgiving holiday?  Here's the summary from Amazon ~
Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.

It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.

Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s teakettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep.

Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family.

Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own—and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet . . . on his son’s behalf, and his own.

Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.

4.  Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Bombs
Last year hot chocolate bombs were all the rage and it looks like that trend will continue this year too.  Dunkin Donuts is offering hot chocolate bombs in two flavors, Original and Mint.  They are retailing for $4 each or you can pick up a dozen for $55.  They are only going to be around for a limited time, so stock up early!

5  I'm feeling old...

Enjoy the weekend!  We are going to have lunch with some friends on Sunday.  Other than that, I might not be leaving our house.  I'm excited to have a few days that I can just chill out and not do too much.  Next week things should slow down a bit as more people will be on vacation and getting ready for the holiday.  It will be a great time to get caught up!  See you back next week.

1 comment:

  1. Those can koozies are super cute and I'll definitely have to go to DD and get some of those hot chocolate bombs!