Penny's Passion: Weekending - June 26, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekending - June 26, 2015

Weekending.  Seems like I squeezed a month of fun in this weekend and there were still things I didn't get to participate in.

The weekend started off with some happy mail I received Friday from my blogger friend Michelle.  She blogs over at Grammie Time and we've enjoyed getting to know each other through our blogs.  LOVE getting thoughtful things like this in the mail!  Thanks, Michelle!

First, let's talk about the two things I wish I could have done.  My sorority sisters had a little get together in Kansas City on Friday night and I had elected to stay home and go to the Muny with Eric, Ian and Kayla.  Ian and Kayla decided they were not going to go, but we decided to go without them.  The weather looked pretty ominous on Friday but we were hopeful that we wouldn't have to sit in the rain for the second week in a row.  Even though the show was good, I'd seen it before and could definitely have skipped it.  I should have gone to KC earlier for the sorority gathering.  Next time Alpha Xi sisters -- I'll be there!

The second thing I missed was a Pampered Chef party Kayla's sister was having.  I love Pampered Chef products and attending one of their parties really is a thrill for me.  So, if you're having a party, live in the St. Louis area, and need attendees -- look me up.  Most likely I'll show up.  I love their stuff that much.

Now -- let's check out the things I did do!  Friday night Eric and I headed to the Muny to see Hairspray.  We only stayed for the first half.  Good performance and the weather held out even though before the show started the clouds had me a little less than optimistic that we wouldn't be getting some rain. Believe it or not, I actually got cold!  That was one reason we decided to leave at intermission.  Don't really anticipate being cold at any of the other Muny performance this summer!

After we got home, I worked on our shower gift for Sunday night's shower until 2:00 am.  I was going to etch some wine glasses, but I couldn't get the layout quite right so I decided non-etched glasses would make a perfect gift.  I did download these tags that had a poem for some special events in the newlyweds upcoming year.  There are six tags available and I chose to use four of them:  Wedding Night, Christmas Eve, First Dinner Party and First Anniversary.  I tied the tags on the bottles and put them in a tub we purchased off the couple's registry.  Added the glasses and a few monogrammed items I had gotten.  Viola!  Just like that (and a couple hours later) we had a fun gift
to take to the shower.

A mere few hours after we went to bed, we were up again to head to Kansas City.  Linda and I were going to The Rolling Stones concert (I know, I've mentioned that several times over the last few weeks) and I was pumped!!  St. Louis to Kansas City is only a 4 hour drive and that seemed like a short distance to travel to have the opportunity to cross something off your bucket list.

Before the concert, we had dinner at Jack Stack BBQ with a group of friends.  It was our first time at this Kansas City barbecue joint and it was delicious!  I had burnt ends (beef and pork) and some of their famous cheesy corn.  I must find a copy cat recipe for the corn!  We also tried their cucumber jalapeno infused margarita. So good!

Here's most of our group that was headed to the Stones.  The weather was perfect and the night was fantastic.  This may have been my first Stones concert, but I'm hoping it won't be my last.  Mick Jagger can still bust a move.  Did you know he is going to be 72 in July?  Boy, I hope I'm still able to skip like that when I'm that age!

Sunday morning we were up bright and early to drive to Memphis for our nephew's couples shower.  It was a beautiful day for a Sunday drive.  Seven-and-a-half hours later we arrived in Memphis and checked into the hotel.  Through Priceline, we did a name your own price deal and got the Peabody!!  So happy to get to stay at this hotel.  It is fantastic.

No sooner than we got to the hotel, we needed to hop back in the car and head to the shower.  Josh and Marissa (the bride and groom) make a lovely couple and we are so looking forward to their big day in July.  Just love this couple!

We're going to be doing a little sight seeing in the morning before heading back to St. Louis.  Sun Studio is on the agenda and so is Central BBQ.  

Hope you guys had a fantastic weekend!  I'll be sharing a blackberry recipe this week that you won't want to miss.  See you soon!

Check out what others were up to this weekend.


  1. Enjoyed finding your blog today. Nice to meet another Alpha Xi.

  2. Oh wow what an awesome weekend! I am so glad I found your blog! That looks like an amazing bridal shower gift and a cute bucket! SO cute!

    Renee @ Gettin' Fit Fab

  3. I love the gift basket! You are so crafty (and thoughtful)! Mick Jagger looks amazing! So cool that your town has outdoor theater. I would love that! Thanks for linking up again this week!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  4. I know you love getting things in the mail, so happy you liked it. I love that basket and the cute idea. Very cool idea on attaching the notes. Rolling Stones, a blast from the past. Incredible he can still do any of it at his age. Also, FYI, a tidbit about me, I use to sell Pampered Chef when I lived in NY many moons ago. Still have many of their things. I'll have to remember that about you. Happy Monday!

  5. What a weekend! We loved the Muny, I'm sure I saw it before but it was a lot better than My Fair Lady, haha!

  6. I have never booked through Priceline. I really need to!!