7/23/12

Summer Photo Dump

Every once in awhile, I like to share what's going on in my life outside of decorating the house. Focusing on my material world is fun, but it's important to step back and appreciate life itself.

So, the past few weeks have been spent as they should...enjoying summer!

My birthday is just a few days after the official summer solstice, so it serves as my kick-off to the season. For my 29th, we hosted a simple b-day BBQ with our closest friends-

The boys-
The girls-
Action shots-
Aren't my friends gorgeous?! Sheesh.

A few days after that, I attended my first KC Local Blogger Meetup event at Off the Fifth
Flamingo pink for me:)

We've caught some concerts-
board at Grinders, an amazing concert venue in downtown KC

 seeing a Grateful Dead cover band, definitely an experience.

James Taylor, one my favorites! JT was my mom's favorite musician and I'm so glad I finally got to see him perform. He sounds amazing live!

I scored VIP passes from a coworker, so we escaped the heat during James Taylor's set-break. Lucky us because it was HOT outside!
 
I have recently started offering event planning services and have already booked a few weddings. So, I've been busy checking out event spaces with my brides. Such fun!



Next up, I attended a second KC Local Blogger meet up, this time at Madewell in Leawood. Such a fun store. As a young professional, I sometime have difficulty finding clothes that work for my age (29). I'm in between the 20-something college age and not quite to the conservative mom/adult stage (perhaps I'm just in denial). Madewell is a mix of trendy and classic. Polkadot print silk blouses and great fitting denim for example.
 *outfits styled by local bloggers

They even offered a braid bar during the event-
So, I had to get my hair-did:)
And then we ate...and ate.

First up, Saturday happy hour at Plaza III. Oysters and champagne to cool us off.
 
Next stop, The American Restaurant, which also offers happy hour on Saturday, which is a great way to try out a restaurant.


Last but not least, I volunteered at the suds of Fun Charity Dog Wash for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. I am a huge dog lover and try to support this organization (and similar no-kill shelters) as much as I can. It was also nice to meet people just as crazy about their dogs as me-
:) All in all, more than 100 doggies were bathed and money was raised!
Click HERE to find out about other volunteer opportunities, donation info or to adopt a sweet pups.

Whew, what a summer so far. Thanks for letting me share little bits of my life with you.
xoxo, Suzanne


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