Monday, December 7, 2009

A winetastic weekend!

Oh what a wineful wonderful weekend.

Friday: Had a lovely date night with Matt and went to one of our favorite places, Yard House, where I indulged in some lovely grilled cheese and tomato bisque, seriously amazing. After dinner we came home, played some Wii, watched the Lakers have a kick ass win and just had a lovely night together.

Saturday: Did all sorts of errand running and Christmas shopping and party prepping all day long and it was totally worth it. But the highlight of Saturday was my Pretty Wine Label Party (inspired by the one in Chicago of course). I got all domestic like and baked some cupcakes and made apple honey brie bites (thank you Jamie these were delicious!) along with some other goodies that I forgot to take pictures of. But it was a great time with some great ladies who all brought some pretty wine. It was fun to just hang out and be girly and share stories and get to know each other and I'm so glad for everyone that came and that I could introduce so many local bloggers that didn't know each other. And now some pictures...


my failed attempt at making mini cupcakes,
at least they still tasted good.



Amanda and her fabulous LUCKY wine.


Ali and some delicious Barefoot Moscato wine.


Ev'Yan and her Martinellis, mmmm.


Briana and a red wine I actually liked.


Michelle and her Santa Barbara red wine, so classy.


Andrea and her delicious white wine.


Jenn and one of my favorite wines
and Alex
with her sangria.


the whole group!


I forgot to get a picture of the full lineup,
but this is most of it.

Basically it was quite nice to just have a night with some ladies and be girly and have fun and be honest and drink wine and eat snacks and yeah, good times all around and I can't wait to do it again.

Sunday: Spent the day watching football at Matt's brother's place before heading off to a baby shower with Michaela. It was quite the fun little baby shower with good food and a very excited mom-to-be. Afterwards watched more football and came home and watched my girly Sunday night shows. Twas loverly all around.

And how was your weekend? Any wine involved?


happy monday!

20 comments:

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

No wine...just hanging with my kids while my husband was away...but your idea sounds pretty good too!

tea for tessa said...

Hey! Yeah! I did have a new wine this weekend. We drove up to Wisconsin for the weekend and made a stop to a cheese/wine shop and I scooped up a sweet cherry wine that actually tasted like WINE with a cherry aftertaste! It was delicious and it had enough alcohol to give you a pretty good buzz. Candy tasting wine is kind of a let down--especially those that have corn syrup in them? ha ha.

Wine is the way to go! Great party idea!

ria said...

your cupcakes still look delicious!

Mandy said...

I love the idea behind a pretty wine label party! My weekend did involve wine from a local winery that is all sorts of delicious.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

9 times out of 10 win is involved in my weekend.

this weekend included.

Amanda said...

Horay for fantastic wine-filled weekends! Thanks for having us all over :) I had such a great time.

We Are Not Martha said...

Sounds like fun and such a good idea for a party! I had a lovely weekend too but mostly because I did lots of relaxing and working. And yes, lots of wine was involved for relaxation purposes!!

Sues

spiffykerms said...

Yum! I wish my weekend involved wine - I can't wait to head home for Christmas vaycay and pop open a few of my Dad's home made red. Delishh...

Doniree said...

AHHH! That group of girls just makes me squeal happily in love and hearts and stars. Ok, that's gushy BUT I MISS YOU GIRLS! (Even the ones I don't know yet, because obviously I'll meet them, love them, and then miss them too).

I want to have a pretty wine label party!

Lexilooo said...

my weekends always involve wine, one way or another :)

this pretty label party is such a cute idea, I may have to steal it sometime! I won't lie; I totally buy a bottle based on the label!

I hosted a cookie swap yesterday! so much fun!

nicopolitan said...

Oh cool, more reads!

Subscription fest '09 has begun.

Bayjb said...

Aww I'm so sad I couldn't go to your party! Glad we provided good inspiration :) And your mini cupcakes did make me giggle. So well intentioned :)

jamie said...

YAY for pretty wine parties!

nicoleantoinette said...

Is this where I pretend that I'm happy for you and your wine party, haha? Because I think I made my feelings/raging jealousy pretty clear via text on Saturday.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

What an awesome idea! I'm not really a wine fan, but I'm really trying to be!

jenniferalaine said...

i think i need to have my own pretty wine label party because that looks like so much fun!

barbetti said...

Any weekend with wine is a WIN for me. Unfortunately, we seem to be up in our knees with beer, instead. I'm sure all our Mormon neighbors think we're classy when we carry out our empty cardboard boxes of 30-rack Coors.

Katie cat said...

mmm so jealous, that all sounds delicious! And a day of errands and shopping sounds like a dream day to me - I love being busy and getting lots of stuff done before a party or event! Glad it was winetastic =)

*~Dani~* said...

Okay, this post is so timely even though it was posted last week and I am behind. Today I got the coolest bottle of wine as a gift. There is a drawing of a naked woman sitting and putting her hands in her hand (view from behind) and that is all. Awesomeness.

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