Penny's Passion: Weekending - March 11, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Weekending - March 11, 2016

I've had a full week of weekending and it's been fantastic.  Last week Eric and I headed to Spring Training for a little R&R.  I have to say, it was great to be away in the land of sun, sand and baseball.

I think half of St. Louis was in Jupiter to watch the Cardinals.  This was Eric's first trip and he had the time of his life.  We flew in to Orlando on Tuesday and drove down to the hotel we had chosen, Courtyard Hutchinson Island Oceanside/Jensen Beach.  We used this trip as an opportunity to stay by the ocean since we were so close to the waves. Best decision!  

Hutchinson Island Hotel

The weather really helped made the trip that much more wonderful - sunny and high in the low 80s.  We spent our days at the ball field and the evenings strolling on the beach.  Man, I sure could get used to a life like that!  

I'll give you a full breakdown of our trip in another post.  For now, let me share what went down over the weekend.  We flew back on Saturday and stopped by downtown on our way home to have dinner with Kayla and Ian.  We went to our favorite pizza place, Pi.  Speaking of pi, today is National Pi Day!  You should definitely celebrate by having a piece of your favorite pie today!

National Pi Day March 14

Sunday Kayla and I attended the most adorable shower for our friend Amanda.  My son Ian and Amanda have been friends since high school when they were both on the debate team.  

Since Amanda and her groom-to-be both love to travel, they used that as the theme for the shower.  It turned out so charming!  

Upon arrival, you signed the world map print  and took your "passport photo" with the bride-to-be.  

Every table was adorned with a globe, books and flowers.  We also wrote words of advice for the couple and put them in the vintage suitcase.  Just adorable!

Being on Eastern time all week sure helped with the transition to daylight savings time.  It was a little rough loosing an hour on Sunday, but having the sun hang around later in the day will be so sweet!  

Anyone else excited to see what Ben's going to do tonight on The Bachelor?  I'm having a few friends over for a little viewing party.  Should be a fun time!  

Hope you have a great Monday and I'll see you back here later this week!

Check out what others were up to this weekend.
Bella and the City
The Quinntessential Mommy
How To Get Organized At Home
Over the Moon

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  1. I love the theme for the shower. So unique! Sounds like you had a fun time.

  2. Love love love your weekend.
    And I typically think I love when we spring forward – – but not this morning. :-) At all :-)

  3. I love the shower theme! Such neat ideas! Sounds like a great weekend. Happy Pi Day!

  4. Such a cute shower theme! Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I'm also excited to watch the Bachelor tonight!

  5. What a cute shower.. and a fun looking weekend!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  6. I didn't have a pie yesterday, but I did have a calzone! I'm bummed I love pi day, I used to work at Sharis (a chain diner) and we'd always get crazy busy since they specialize in pies!! Good memories.

  7. I loved the shower theme, looks like you had a great week last week and a fun filled weekend.

  8. Very nice. looks like a great time. Go SF Giants.

  9. Oh, how much love! Love it! Looks like you had a great time! xxx

  10. So pretty! It looks like you had a full weekend. :)

  11. Great theme! Looks like it was a smash!

  12. This is one of the cutest decorations for a shower I have ever seen! It looks great. Also, how I wish I were on or near a beach right now :) I think I'm a little jealous ;-) Thank you for sharing at Over The Moon.

  13. Great to get to know you as your neighbor on the linkup at Meet Up Monday! Sounds like a great trip all around! The shower looked so well done and creative!! Have a safe trip home! Blessings, Pam

  14. I love the theme of the bridal shower! Too cute! It looks like you had a super amazing weekend!


  15. Love the theme of the shower. How fun! Hope you have a great week Penny.

  16. So glad you had a great trip!

  17. Love the bridal shower theme. Very unique. Glad you had a nice trip. I didn't watch any episodes of The Bachelor, except for the final show and after-show. Seems him and Lauren are happy together.