Penny's Passion: Weekending - February 9, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Weekending - February 9, 2018

I swear there are fewer hours in a day on Saturday and Sunday.  This weekend was way too short and we managed to do as much as possible!  Here's how it went down.

Weeks ago I was contacted to see if I would be interested in helping with the decorations for a Kate Spade themed bridal shower.  Heck yes I was interested!!  The shower was Saturday, so Friday night I finished up a few details before heading to the shower location to get things set up.  It was so fun working with the hostesses for this event.  I'm planning to do an entire post on the shower, but here are a few sneak peek photos ~

After the set up of the shower, we watched our taped version of the Olympics Opening Ceremony.  Gosh, I love the Olympics.  The whole thing with the drones was super cool.  I think even more than the sports, I love hearing the human interest stories.

Saturday morning we ran back over to the shower location to finish up a few last minute things.  Everything was well in hand there, so we scooted off to have lunch with Kayla and Ian.  Our day kind of fell apart from there.  We went by the movie theater after lunch and the show we were hoping to see was sold out, so home we went to watch more of the Olympics.

As the afternoon progressed, the weather forecast started sounding more and more ominous.  We were supposed to travel about 40 miles west to a Sweetheart Soiree.  A Soiree we had been looking forward to for months mind you!  Just about the time we were planning to leave, a light mist started falling and the prediction of freezing rain looked like a real possibility.  We made the hard call to not go to the party.  And I was a total grump for the rest of the evening.  Darn winter!  And poor Eric.  I was not great to be around!

Sunday morning we woke to our subdivision roads covered in ice, but the main roads were okay.  We headed to church and then high-tailed it to my home town to celebrate my niece and great nephew's second birthday.  It was a fun afternoon spent chasing toddlers around trying to take their picture.

Wrapping presents is one of my favorite things to do.  I matched the Disney theme and personalized both their gifts.  Thank you Silhouette for making this job so easy!

My sister-in-law and niece had the cutest decorations!

One of the kids liked the cupcakes more than the other one did.  Can you guess which one loved them?!?

My niece make the birthday kiddos shirts.  They were absolutely adorable!

Somebody has Uncle Eric wrapped around her little finger.

On the way home, we stopped in a Marcus Theater and saw The Post.  Both of us truly enjoyed the movie.  Added bonus - one more Best Picture film crossed off the list!  Six down, three to go on my quest to see all the Best Picture nominated films.

The rest of the evening was spent engulfed in the Olympic coverage.  Did you watch any of it over the weekend?  What were your favorite moments?

Hope your weekend was fantastic and your week is off to a good start.  I'll be back to share more details of the Kate Spade themed shower later this week.  See you soon!

Check out what others were up to this weekend.


  1. Ooh I can't wait to see more from the shower. And that kid's party is too cute!! Love how you decorated their gifts. :) Yay for seeing another nominated film! Sorry about the Sweetheart Soiree though. I hate when bad weather ruins plans.

    I've watched a bit of the Olympics. I saw a lot of the opening ceremony and then some ice skating and snowboarding here and there.


  2. Love your photos! I love the decorations for the bridal shower. I haven't watched any of the Olympics, but I did hear that it was really great.

  3. The shower you threw looks so fun! I have watched a little bit of the Olympics here and there. I am sorry the weather was sour and you couldn't go to your soiree!

  4. What a great weekend. The shower decorations are gorgeous.

  5. Wow, you had a really busy weekend. I love the decorations at the Kate Spade shower. And the Mickey and Minnie party looks like fun. My nephew had a Mickey Mouse theme for his first birthday. I made a Mickey out of Oreos for the top of his cake and he liked the Oreo better than the cake!