Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - January 13, 2023

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Five on Friday - January 13, 2023

Woo Hoo - it's Friday!  The first Friday the 13th of the year.  This only happens twice in 2023 and we will see it again in October.  Hope this Friday the 13th is a lucky one for you!  It's already lucky for me because you stopped by the blog.  

Now, let's take a look at my five for today ~

A few months ago, I bought a new print for my workspace.  It's now framed and hanging for everyone to see.  I love it!  Carly is a self-taught illustrator and printmaker that creates prints, tote bags, stickers, and pins.  Her items are available at her online shop HERE.  Check out all the cool messages she turns into prints and bright colors!

Carly Clark Art

2.   McCrea's Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt Caramels
We stumbled across these McCrea's Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt Caramels recently and love them!  I love them so much, I've already gifted them to a few people and I'm buying more pouches to put in some goody bags I'm working on.  If you're looking for a unique candy to give someone on Valentine's Day, keep these in mind.  They are a perfect blend of sweet chocolate, earthy rosemary, and crunchy salt.  We got ours at one of our favorite little stores close to us - Fezziwig's in O'fallon, Illinois.  They are also available straight from McCrea's website HERE.  
McCrea's Caramels
Our son and daughter-in-law got Eric the best gift for Christmas - a rechargeable hand warmer!  He's in and out of the cold a lot in the winter and having this gem in his pocket has been so nice.  I'm a huge fan of the hand warmers that are single-use, but this takes hand warming to a new level!  First, it's so much more sustainable because you can recharge and reuse it over and over.  It has three levels of heat and will last up to 12 hours before needing to be recharged.  I might slip this in my coat pocket when Eric isn't looking.

Hand Warmer

We've got a trip to Hawaii coming up and I'll be packing a box of EarPlanes with us.  My ears don't always do great on long flights, so I'm hoping that by using these I won't have any air pressure discomfort.  They are safe, super comfortable, and disposable.  Definitely worth a try.

5.  I can relate to this...

Enjoy the weekend!  I have a huge wedding project to work on that I need to have finished by Monday.  Pop in next week to see how it went.


  1. My middle son used to use the kids airplanes all the time when flying and said they helped tremendously with pressure and pain (not in those exact words since he was younger but seriously he went from screaming to smiling!). We got my mother in law an electric handwarmer for Christmas too and she loved it so much she went out and bought a second one so she has one for each hand now (she loves to walk 20,000 steps each day regardless of weather!).

  2. I have never heard of EarPlanes but, oh my, that could be a game changer!!