Happy Wednesday Guys!!! It's week 18 of
and I am VERY excited to be linking up with House of Rose today because there is a special vlog waiting for you over at Nina's Peace Love & Good Food!
She took the video and I snapped the pictures :-)
And because this is Stop & Smell the Roses... I just want to say how THANKFUL I am for having had the chance to sneak away for a fabulous girls lunch with this pretty lady.
This little meet-up was several months in the making it seems. Between busy schedules, my kids and the fact that Nina is MOVING this week...it was hard to coordinate things. But we finally made it happen and I am so glad we did!!!
Nina and I met at a halfway point between our two towns which landed us in Dwight, IL. SUPER small town that I've actually driven through a thousand times. I had always stopped there for gas or a quick drive through meal on my way to Central or Southern Illinois, but I had never really done my research to see what else this cute little town had to offer.
After chatting with some other friends and doing a little google search, I came across a fabulous place called The Country Mansion.
It was the PERFECT spot for our a sweet little outdoor lunch date.
Our food was delicious, our wine was perfect and you couldn't beat the company :-)
If you have ever had the privilege of meeting a blog or internet friend in real life, then you know just how exciting it is to finally sit down with them and have a real conversation. Nina and I learned so much about each other in the few short hours we spent at lunch and all it did was prove what I already knew...she is a total sweetheart and SO funny! As you will see from our silly vlog, we were like two little giggling school girls the whole time. Ha!
I am SO SO happy that her and I made this date happen before she heads off to Charlotte and I sincerely hope that there is another girls trip in our near future!!
Thanks for the great date honey!! You definitely made me smile this week :-)
NOW...before you head over and watch our video, bear in mind two things:
1. I was really, REALLY excited to be eating a meal without my kids.
2. I was drinking wine.
3. Did I mention I was excited?
I am so obnoxious in this video but Nina is a doll and it was all in good fun. Enjoy our little plug for Dwight, IL and The Country Mansion!!!