Penny's Passion: Weekending - November 22, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Weekending - November 22, 2019

Dear Monday - you are here way too fast!  Is everyone ready for this Thanksgiving week?  Wish I could say I was a bit more ready than I am, but the truth is I spent the weekend doing some really fun things and I wouldn't trade the time I spent with my husband and my friends for anything.  Here's how the weekend went down ~

Friday night Eric and I had a date night - a very late date night.  We wanted to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and there were only tickets left for the 10:00 pm show.  Soooooo, we hung out at the house and did some chores before heading to the theater.

We both loved the movie and despite seeing it in the middle of the night late, we were thoroughly entertained and stayed awake through the whole thing.  The movie was based around writer Lloyd Vogel's Esquire article on Fred Rogers.  It takes about 5 minutes to realize that Tom Hanks is really the supporting actor to Matthew Rhys, playing the disgruntled journalist, who leads in this drama.  If you haven't seen it, put it on your list!

Saturday morning bright and early I ventured to Jefferson City to spend the day with a few of my sorority sisters.  Girlfriend time is the best!  Soon after I arrived, we loaded up and hit some specialty shops around town.  The Schaefer House is the cutest place!  See all that stuff in my hands in the picture - you'll be seeing that stuff up close after it's on our Christmas tree.  Good thing this store isn't any closer to me because I'd have to sign my paycheck straight over to them every week!

We had a pit stop at Central Dairy Ice Cream for an afternoon snack.  Best snack ever!

In the evening, a few other friends joined us and we had a jewelry class led by my friend Gina.  She is so talented both at making jewelry and sharing her talent with us.  She brought all the tools and supplies we needed to each make a ring and a necklace.

I love the way mine turned out and it will be making it into my wardrobe pronto!  Actually, I love the way everyone's turned out.  If you're looking for a unique gift, check out Gina's creations you can purchase on her facebook page at HERE.

It was so much fun spending the evening with these ladies and getting to know a couple of them for the first time. 

I made the trip back home late on Saturday because we got a new bed that I really hadn't been able to spend much time in.  Sunday morning I woke up and thoroughly enjoyed lounging in our new addition.  Our old bed had a headboard you really couldn't lean up against.  Not anymore!  We bought the below bed from Pier 1.  I have no idea what took us so long!


The rest of the day was spent watching Hallmark movies and trying to organize my coming few months.  The day flew by and now Monday is here way too soon!  

I'm feeling a tad bit frazzled and a whole bunch excited for this to be Thanksgiving week.  I'm so looking forward to seeing some of my family and enjoying Thanksgiving day at our son's house.  It seems after Thanksgiving the Christmas season is here and I want to lean in and enjoy the heck out of it this year.  We're planning a few fun things I can't wait to share with you guys!  But in the meantime, enjoy the week Thanksgiving!


  1. How fun! I miss jeff city during the holidays, especially the governor's mansion lights & living windows. Oh and central dairy...yum!

  2. What a fun weekend you had! Movies, shopping, crafting.. that sounds like my kind of fun.