I'm going to start with Thursday (almost the weekend, right?). Thursday night a wonderful blogger gal in St. Louis, Jill Firns from Stillettos On Sunday Morning, invited some other bloggers over to Clementine Creamery for a little happy hour. If you haven't visited Clementine's, you should really stop in their adorable shop in Lafayette Square and taste their creamery creations. The happy hour was to kick off a new dessert, the Orange Dream. With each sale of this dessert during the month of May, a portion of the proceeds will be given to Revive Thrift Shop to support the shop's programs. Revive Thrift Shop is part of Mission St. Louis - a non-profit company that empowers people in St. Louis through various programs to break the cycle of poverty. Eating ice cream for a good cause - sign me up!
|Picture taken by the talented Abigail Gillardi|
The weather people were not wrong about the rain. Saturday morning we woke to cloudy skies and rain. We had plans to go to the Vintage Market Days and I was determined that a little rain was not going to mess up our plans. I was silently rethinking that idea as we headed into St. Louis and had this view out the window.
Thank goodness we got a bit of a break in the rain coming down and made it through all the vendors. The threat of rain kept us focused and moving pretty quick. There was mud, but overall it could have been a lot worse.
Saturday evening I attended the bachelorette party for my friend Amanda. Fun times! After dinner at Seven, we headed over to Sips and Splatters.
I can't lie, these painting parties kind of freak me out. I'm not a talented painter. Pair that with my perfectionist personality and it makes for some tension on my insides. This experience was a bit different than my previous paint party trip. We could all choose our own picture and upon arrival, the outline of the painting was already marked on the canvas. So it turned into a kind of paint by number situation.
We all walked away with masterpieces! Thanks Mr. Helper!
Sunday was prep day for a gender reveal party I hosted on Monday night. These poppers housed the answer to the big question - he or she. They were super easy to put together and worked like a charm! I'll be doing a complete breakdown of the party on Thursday.
Speaking of Thursday, hope you join us for Thinking Out Loud Thursday and link up. Until then, hope you're having a wonderful week!