Friday evening I attended a preview party at my daughter’s school for their annual holiday market and art show, which was held throughout the weekend. They had great items for sale and, much to Hubby’s dismay, I did purchase a few things (Hey, it supports the education of our child!).
The evening started with a get-together at the home of one of the moms across the street from school. She served some great hors d’oeuvres and drinks, including something called the “Blond Bombshell.” It has grapefruit juice, vodka, among other ingredients. I had just one glass because I could imagine after two, you would be feeling NO pain.
We then walked over to the holiday boutique and had such a great time. I’m so impressed that our school’s PTO puts on this great event. Alas, we didn’t win the prize drawing for which our daughter sold raffle tickets (i.e., Mom and Dad bought them), but oh, well.
While at the show, one of the reps for Willow House had a display. Heard of this line? Apparently, it’s a result of Southern Living at Home parting ways with another manufacturer (not sure of the entire story), which resulted in a new venture, Willow House. My neighbor recently hosted an in-house party, which I couldn’t make, but that’s probably good for my pocket book. During the holiday market, the rep, Caroline, was selling these great decorative buckets that can be used for wine or cold drinks at a party, floral or seasonal displays, etc.
I wish I purchased one because it was $25 cash and carry at the show, regularly $39.95 if your order it through Willow House. Argh. Oh, well.
Saturday was then a girls’ day with my mom and my daughter, shopping for holiday clothes and then lunch. I am so thrilled with my mom’s progress. She drove over to our house! I then drove us to the shopping center and she managed to use her walker to make it around to a couple of stores. We are so blessed to have her making such strides. My mom is a strong and determined lady, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
The weekend closed on Sunday with church, laundry and more laundry. I managed a trip to the grocery where my kids did not behave AT ALL. It’s moments like that that drive mommies to drink, kids. Just remember that. ;)
So, now we’re at the beginning of a new week. Starbucks was having major problems with their computer system this morning, resulting in a long line and a complimentary coffee for me. Great start to my Monday!
Images courtesy of Willow House and A Mommy in Red High Heels