Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - June 30, 2023

Friday, June 30, 2023

Five on Friday - June 30, 2023

June is almost over!  I'm shocked at how quickly this month has flown by.  Here's my last Five on Friday for the month ~

1.  National Postal Worker Day
Saturday is National Postal Worker Day.  If you are thankful for the men and women who bring your letters and packages to your doorstep, this is a day to say thanks!  Leave a little note in your mailbox expressing your gratitude.  Or go big and leave a treat!  

Danielle Steel's newest novel was released on Tuesday just in time for some summer reading.  It sounds like a real page-turner.  Here's the summary ~
After her parents perish in a tragic accident, Cosima Saverio assumes leadership of her family’s haute couture Italian leather brand. While navigating the challenges of running a company at twenty-three, Cosima must also maintain the four-hundred-year-old family palazzo in Venice and care for her younger siblings: Allegra, who survived the tragedy that killed their parents with scars and a spinal injury, and Luca, who has a penchant for wild parties, pretty women, and poker tables.

Cosima navigates her personal and professional challenges with a wisdom beyond her years, but her success has come at a cost: Her needs are always secondary. She’s married to the business, and her free time is given to those who rely on her . . . until she meets Olivier Bayard, the founder of France’s most successful ready-to-wear handbag company. A brief conversation on her palazzo’s terrace turns into a tour of the Saverio workshop, and, fifteen years after her parents’ deaths, Cosima has found a confidant.

Now the business is financially stable and generating enough income for the Saverios to live comfortably. Then Luca loses a hefty sum at the casino, and his debt must be repaid with money or his life. Cosima, forced to bail him out, is given an impossible choice: List the palazzo, sell a third of the family business, or let Luca fend for himself. But is there another way to save everything she has fought for before it goes up in flames?

In Palazzo, Danielle Steel delivers a striking tale of family roots, ruin, and renewal.

3.  Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Who would have thought that 42 years after the first Indiana Jones movie came out, we'd see another installment in that series?  Opening today is Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.  I'm crossing my fingers that all the good stuff isn't in the previews.  I feel like since I've seen all the other ones (4 in total), I need to see this one too.  Here's the summary ~
Daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary dial that can change the course of history. Accompanied by his goddaughter, he soon finds himself squaring off against Jürgen Voller, a former Nazi who works for NASA.

4.  Beauty Brands Liter Sale
I don't know how much longer this sale will go on, so hurry to Beauty Brands for their $17.98 liter sale!  Many of their liter-size shampoos are included and the savings are phenomenal!  Grab one of your tried and true favs or spring for something new to try.  Either way, get them while you can.

5.  I'm spinning...

Have a great weekend!  Do you have any early Fourth of July celebrations to attend?  I want to get a little organized for an upcoming trip we're taking to Door County, Wisconsin in a couple weeks.  Other than that, I'm hoping for a relaxing weekend.  See you back next week!


  1. We just binge watched all the old Indiana Jones last week while on vacation in preparation for going to see the new movie (hopefully this weekend).

  2. How wonderful to have a day to recognise how wonderful postal workers are, I know mine are amazing!
    Oh wow! I knew Indiana Jones had been around for a long time but the series is almost as old as me.