Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn Splendor

I'm attempting to host a get-together each month for a year. Not only does it give me something to do and look forward to, but I'm hoping to get to see some of my friends more often who I might otherwise only see once a year.

In August I hosted a tea party and in September I had a movie night. This months party was an Autumn Splendor Lunch. Seven of my closest friends joined me. We enjoyed Vegetable Chicken Chowder, Salad, a Cheese Ball, Cranberry Apple Cider, and Fall Leaf Cookies. Not a lot of clean up since I only had 1 serving of soup left over! Everyone enjoyed and also left with a leaf candle party favor. Looking forward to next months party - SUSHI MAKING!

I was so into the party that I forgot to take picture of the guests once they arrived!

A special thanks to A Little Loveliness who gave me the inspiration and provided many of the delicious recipes!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Date Night!

Jonathan and I went to see Couples Retreat last night. As with all Vince Vaughn movies it was very silly and full of laughs. It didn't quite live up to my expectations though. I enjoyed Wedding Crashers and The Break Up more.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I Am Renewed

I spent the afternoon at the spa today and it was wonderful! I started with a spa lunch. Chicken salad on a bed of spinach with a side of fruit and a lemon poppy seed muffin. Oh the muffin was so good, I was eating up all the crumbs!

From there I enjoyed a 90 minute massage, a facial, and a sea salt body scrub. All were very relaxing.

Now I'm relaxed, have super soft skin, a baby face, and I smell so good! Oh I love the spa.

As I was telling Jonathan all about it I asked him if he was excited and he replied, "Oh I'm excited all right...especially since I didn't have to pay for it!" (See post below, I won the spa package)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday Afternoon With The Girls

After many many years of saying, "I really want to go there" I finally made it to Weston, MO.

Weston is a small historic town about an hour north of Olathe. It is so charming and home to many antique and home furnishing stores, gift shops, and restaurants.

We also visited two wineries in the area, The Riverwood and the Pirtle. Both offered tastings of their wines. I ended up getting two bottles. An apple wine made from johnny smith apples and a sweet red.

The girls and I also enjoyed a lovely lunch at The Vineyards Restaurant. It is adorable! Excellent prices and seriously the most amazing butternut squash soup I have ever eaten! In fact, it was one of the best things I've ever tasted in my entire life, and I like to eat!

Overall, the girls and I had a wonderful afternoon in Weston. I plan to go back soon because they also have a ski park and are always hosting festivals (Irish, Apple Orchard, etc.) So fun!

Note: Pictures courtesy of the Internet!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Baby Is Growing Up!

My "furbaby" that is!

Maya's birthday is tomorrow, she's 1 year old! We adopted her 6 months ago and she is just so precious! I just love her to pieces. Normally I don't celebrate cat birthdays but I wanted to make this milestone special for her. So, I got her a bag of her favorite treats, a new toy, and a "busy body activity mat".

Happy Birthday MAYA!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Won I Won!!!!!!!!

For the last 4 years my mom and I have been attending the "Speaking of Women's Health" conference. It's always a super fun day with lots of speakers, vendors, and freebies. Well this year I won one of the awesome giveaways they have. A SPA DAY!!!! A facial, 90 minute massage, body wrap, and lunch! I am beyond excited and can't wait!! This is a national conference. I highly recommend it if it's in your area!