Penny's Passion: Weekending - March 6, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Weekending - March 6, 2020

Happy Monday!  This weekend flew by for us!  Here's a recap ~

I made a few little treat bags after work on Friday.  They were super simple to put together with the help of a printable by Sunshine Tulip Design I found on Etsy.  You can grab it HERE.  My friends are going to love getting these on St. Patrick's Day!  I'm sure yours would too!  

Friday night was our monthly game night at our son and daughter-in-law's house.  This month we played inside cornhole.  We had gifted a set of Blues boards to them for Christmas and I had gifted Eric a Cardinals set.  We drew partners and the fun began!

It's so fun seeing this little guy every month!  It's amazing how much they change in just a month's time.

I took a yummy bean dip over to share with everyone.  I'll be sharing the recipe on the blog tomorrow!

We also celebrated our son's birthday.  It's hard to believe my baby is 29 years old!

Saturday morning I headed off to McKendree University to grade the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee.  The contestants have to spell out 25 words and the best of the best move on to the oral spelling competition that will be held the following week.  Thank goodness I'm a grader and not a contestant because I think I could have only spelled about eleven of the words correctly!

We capped off the day by joining some friends for dinner at a Wurst-Markt outside of Nashville, Illinois.  The food was amazing!  We brought home some sausage to have later and I am already wishing we'd bought more.

After church on Sunday, we headed to the home show happening in downtown St. Louis.  I'm feeling pretty accomplished - we have an appointment set up with a landscaper this week and an appointment with a closet designer a couple weeks after that.  But my favorite part were the animals at the show!  Who knew you'd be able to see a bald eagle and a llama at a home show?

We popped in Gringo to have lunch and used our St. Louis Passport to take advantage of the buy one margarita get one free deal.  Have you guys heard of the Passport Program?  It's a handy little book that has all kinds of buy one, get one drink offers at establishments around St. Louis.  They offer them for other cities too.  Click HERE to see if there's one for a city near you.

We hadn't been to Gringo before and was anxious to give it a try.  Eric and I both had their fried burrito and loved it!  The street corn was great too.  We will definitely be going back.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing at home and catching up on the TV shows we missed last week.  Anyone else a Grey's fan?  I personally will miss Alex on the show and sure didn't see that twist coming!  

Hope you have a wonderful week!  We'll be adjusting to the time change and I'm looking forward to the extra hour of light at the end of the day.  Hopefully, it will make me more productive when I get home from work each day!


  1. What a fun weekend! We love cornhole. Those little gifts are adorable and your friends are going to love them.

  2. I went to watch that episode of grey's then found out I hadn't seen the week before yet. So I'm catching up!

  3. I love the family game night! So precious and beautiful memories. Birthday and Spelling Bees sound fun to me. Hope you have a great week!