Last night’s ‘Girls Night’ party was so much fun!
I always love a good excuse to get together with girlfriends, and last night was definitely one of those nights. I’ve actually been wanting to do something like this for months now, but just never got around to putting something together.
Right after the last time that I mentioned wanting to have a party, I was contacted by blog reader, Nicole. She told me how, in the past, she has done joint parties that include both the company that she works for, as well as Tastefully Simple. Well, it sounded too fun to pass up, so I immediately got to work on putting something together.
Part 1 of the Party: Tastefully Simple
Unfortunately, the Tastefully Simple consultant I contacted couldn’t make it, but she was still able to get me a full party kit so I could prepare all of the delicious food and offer it to my guests. It was quite the spread!
We had three different dips, a smoky cheddar cheese ball, a key lime cheese ball (YUM), beer bread (totally buying some), and almond pound cake.
OMG. The pound cake…
It was to die for. So moist, so full of almond flavor,
so not good for you, so easy to make.
Nicole did a really great job of stepping in and helping pass around the different Tastefully Simple snacks, and everyone was able to snack on everything throughout the evening. Once this part was finished, we started in with part two of the party…
Part 2 of the Party: Thirty-One
When Nicole first contacted me, I had never heard of Thirty-One before, but right after checking out the website, I knew it’d be a hit with me and the rest of the girls. I happened to come out into the living room right after she had finished up and I told her it looked just like Christmas morning…
There was SO MUCH fun stuff!! (P.S. – can you spot the Creeper?)
We played a couple of fun games (including the purse game) before learning about some of the products.
I have my eye on quite a few things from the catalog, but am still trying to narrow it down before finalizing my decision…
I like a few things from here…
And I LOVE this yellow pattern too…
So many fun things to choose from…yikes!
After Nicole had finished sharing the information about the various products, we all spent some time snacking on more food, drinking wine, scoping out the goods, and having a few good laughs. As we were all chatting away, somebody else decided to get in on the action…
Apparently my cat likes handbags too?
He’s quite the little stinker.
Once the party was over, the boys (who were all out having their own ‘Guys Night’ at a local pub) came back and spent a little more time hanging out and helping us finish up the snacks. I definitely wound up going to bed with a little bit of a stomach ache from snacking on so much stuff, but it was such a fun night that I wasn’t even worried about it.
*If there’s anyone interested in ordering anything from Tastefully Simple or Thirty-One, shoot me an email – sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com. Both of my orders will probably be open until Monday, so let me know!*
This morning, I slept in until 10:00am. I loved it and hated it at the same time. On the one hand, half of my morning was gone, but on the other hand, I REALLY needed the extra sleep and finally felt refreshed for once upon waking. Definitely necessary.
Once I got my lazy self out of bed and spent a bit of time lounging on the couch, I got to work on making some breakfast.
I still have a good amount of that darn pound cake left over, so you know I just had to incorporate it into breakfast. It served as the perfect topping for today’s oats:
- 1/3 cup Coach’s Oats
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 1 tsp almond extract
- cinnamon & nutmeg
I topped off the oatmeal with a serving of honey cinnamon pb, banana slices, and a piece of almond pound cake, and I’m very tempted to say that this was more like dessert than it was breakfast.
Now I’m just working on mustering up some motivation to workout…it’s a cardio day and my asthma is totally out of whack right now, so we’ll see what happens.
Are there any other asthma sufferers who are noticing more severe symptoms than normal lately? The past three mornings I’ve woken up with tight chest and wheezing like crazy. Ughh…the joys of asthma.
Anywho…I’m just happy it’s the weekend! Off to go enjoy the day.