Penny's Passion: Weekending - November 14, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Weekending - November 14, 2014

Wow -- what a birthday weekend!!  Friday night we headed to Kansas City for some fun with friends.  And FUN it was!!

Saturday Eric headed over to spend the day with the guys and that left me and Linda to enjoy some girl time.  After a relaxing morning, we decided to have lunch at Henry's Antiques and Collectibles Tea Room in downtown Lee's Summit.  Located in an old church, the quaint tea room could not have been cuter.  The menu is delivered verbally and we had a hard time deciding between the five entrees.  

 While we waited for our lunch, we munched on shortbread cookies and sipped flavored hot tea.

The Tea Room was located in the basement and after eating we decided to meandered around the upstairs looking at the antiques.  As we entered, the sales lady told us if it was the month of your birthday you could have 50% off one item.  I thought that was pretty cool since it was my birthday month and all.  Well, guess what I found!!  There, right in the middle of store, was a box of silver that matched my grandmother's pattern.  I was very close to my grandmother and after she passed her silver was given to me.  I treasure using it on special occasions, but rarely have enough place settings to go around the entire table.  We are now the proud owner of eight more place settings AND I got 50% off to boot.  So excited to be able to add this to my collection!!  It will be making its' debut at Thanksgiving.

After spending the rest of the day shopping, we met up with some of our sorority sisters from college at La Bodega Tapas & Lounge.  


So much fun!!  It's great to see friends that no matter how long it's been since you've seen them, you can pick right up as if no time had passed at all.  

I'm not really that short!

Sunday was my actual birthday and celebrating it at Linda's house was a fantastic place to be!  She had surprised me with this adorable box of goodies upon my arrival and spent all weekend having fun with me.

We joined a group of friends for breakfast at La Peeps in Lenexa.  We don't have this restaurant chain in St. Louis and I really wish we did.  Their breakfast is mouth-watering delicious!  Just look at this.

After breakfast, Linda and I caught a movie.  Has everyone seen The Best of Me by now except me?  Did you read the book?  The movie was a bit different than the book.  Haven't really thought about how I felt about the differences.  What did you think?


A warm beverage sounded great after the movie, so we stopped by The Roasterie.  I truly wish I knew how to make the top of my drinks look like they do!

Not that we needed more food, but you have to have a birthday dinner -- right?!?  So off to J. Alexander's we went.  Great food, fun friends and wonderful atmosphere.  

Thanks to everyone who helped me celebrate my birthday this weekend!  It was great and I'm very blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.  You are all truly special to me!

Make the most of the week everyone!  I'll be back on Tuesday with some Thanksgiving ideas.

Check out what others were up to this weekend.


  1. You had a weekend FULL of birthday fun! :) Totally agree with your friend comment about no matter how much time has passed you pick up where you left off! Also... you can't beat 50% off 1 item!!!! Happy belated birthday!

  2. What a fun weekend! I love when they make drinks look all fancy. I wish I knew how to do it too.

  3. What a great way to spend a birthday, family, friends and food! #ManicMonday

  4. Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! Love the Roasterie!

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