Penny's Passion: Weekending - October 7, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekending - October 7, 2016

Oh my goodness -- this Monday came way too quick.  This weekend was full of fun, family, friends and food.  Great times!

Friday night I had the opportunity to meet my friend, Lauren's, new baby.  She is the sweetest, cutest, most adorable little one!  You might remember I had a gender reveal party for Lauren with our friends last May.  If you missed it, you can see it HERE.  Can't wait for the opportunity to hold her again!

Saturday morning Eric and I headed to see The Girl on the Train.  We love going to movies on Saturday morning and chose a dine in theater to catch this flick.  I had not finished the book, so the ending was a surprise to me.  Overall, I give this movie a 7 out of 10.  Did you get a chance to see it?  What did you think?

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When we left the movie we drove to Long Row Lavender Farm.  This lavender farm is located in Wright City, Missouri.  Great find!  The shop, which is open on Saturdays, is full of wonderful lavender products.  Eric and I enjoyed walking the rows of fragrant plants and checking out the items for sale.  

Since we were so close to my home town, we drove on down to get our niece and nephews fix  It was fun to surprise my parents with a drop in visit.  The babies are growing so fast and I'm so glad we are close enough to watch them grow.

Sunday after church we met up with Ian and Kayla for a quick lunch.  We chose Twin Oak BBQ and Pizza to dine.  It was the first time any of us had been there and have to admit, it was just okay.  We ordered the Cheese and Beer soup, Mac and Cheese with burnt ends and a pizza.  The pizza was the best thing we had. 

After lunch, Kayla and I broke away to do some shopping.  We accidentally stumbled into a shop that I'm so excited about - Nothing Bundt Cakes.  The shop was adorable and the cakes were delicious.  Trust me, you will be seeing these little babies at a party at my house in the near future.  I don't know how this shop hasn't been on my radar before now!  I purchased a small lemon bundlet for Eric and I to share.  Their little bundtinis would make perfect desserts for a party.

After visiting a few more shops, I needed to head home so I could head out with Sherri and Tracy.  We had tickets for the Tribute to Prince at the St. Louis Symphony.  Oh.My.Goodness -- great night!!  Jason Tenner flew in from Vegas to sing along with the orchestra.  The lively crowd sang, danced  and were able to enjoyed a special "Purple Rain" cocktail.  I totally blew it on my outfit.  Should definitely had worn purple.  What was I thinking?!?  Truly enjoyed every second of the show.

Monday is here and it's back to work.  The weekend was a blast and hard to believe it's over already.  How was your weekend?  Hope it was great!  Oh -- regarding the bundlet, Eric and I devoured it while watching the debate which we had recorded.  So, so good!

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. Iy sounds like a wonderful weekend with friends and family! I really like that purple top you wore to the lavender farm too.

    Hope you have a great week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. What a great blog, lovely to hear what you are doing on the other side of the world. Great to meet up with you Penny. Jacqui

  3. I've heard wonderful things about Nothing Bundt Cakes :) We have one or maybe two shops here in Omaha - I may have to try one !

  4. What a wonderful weekend you had! I love that you have a lavender farm so close--the smells must be intoxicating. I'd love to see Girl on the Train, I heard it's a bit like Gone Girl with the suspense/twists.

    Also there's nothing like holding new baby, eh? Xoxo

  5. Twin Oak is great for happy hour - cheap beers, the pizzas are half off, yummy!

    My stepmom brought one of those bundt cakes for my winery birthday and it was heaven. I think I'm going to have to start a tradition with them because they are never leaving my radar again.

    I enjoyed the girl on the train - a bit rocky and confusing at the beginning but things made sense through and through. Never read the book though. I'll have my review up this week.

  6. I love Nothing Bundt Cakes! They make such great little gifts too. You can order online and decorate the packaging for the occasion. The have a great pack of 3 bundlets that is about $12.

  7. What a fun weekend! How cute is the baby??!

  8. Nothing Bundt Cakes are AMAZING. I love them so so much. Looks like you had a fun weekend!

  9. Awww, such a cute baby. Those confections from Nothing Bundt Cakes look yummy.