Friday, October 23, 2009

Ladies Night Out In The Neighborhood

Reading my post yesterday several people inquired
"why did you move?"
After all, the old & new homes are just three miles apart!

Community...a lack of it in one neighborhood
and the abundance of it in another.

What a joy, really, to live in a place where when hosting a neighborhood Ladies Night Out 30 women show up at the door carrying armfuls of beautiful food and drink.

Ready for the party to begin.

Was this label designed for me?

Upon arriving one friend laughed,
seeing the large array of drinks and food...
"Janell, I don't think
I've ever seen this much food in your home at one time!"

No photos of the food...too busy talking (and eating & drinking.)

What celebrations do you have planned for this weekend?

This Beautiful Thing is attending the Beautiful Life Friday party over at The Inspired Room. Go visit this party!


  1. How fun! I love having girl's nights. So nice to talk over delicious food and drinks. Looks like a great time.

  2. What a great idea! It looks like a really fun party.


  3. How fun. Oh, I could sooo use a girls night out!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. To answer your question, the artwork in the sunroom is actually vinyl art from Upppercase Living. I have a few of them in my home, but this one is by far my favorite! UL shows it as horizontal, but I knew I had to have it in this room, so I just turned it on its end.

  4. packing! so i'm pretty sure that you're going to have more fun then me. but i'm going to try to have a good time, anyway!


  5. the title of this post should be 'jealous much' and my answer would be YES!!! Oh Janell how fun was it?! no husbands or kids....Now that's SWOON worthy!

  6. oh my gosh I want to come to your look like such a fun person!!!
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  7. Hi Janell,
    That looks like it was so much fun. What a great way to spend the evening.
    I just thought about it and realized how much I miss the mom's nights our little kids' play group of 25 mothers would have every month. Well, the baby that attended that play group is 20 now...oh my. It's been at least 18 years since my last girls' night out! Except for nights out with my two daughters, which are fun, but not really the same...thanks for the reminder that I need to get a life!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  8. I have lovedthat you found community. I crave that!

  9. so much fun, thanks for hosting, the pics!

  10. I would LOVE to experience that level of community with my neighbors...perhaps when our neighborhood gets built up a little more?

  11. Hi Janell,
    What a wonderful time that must have been. There is nothing like a sense of community. My neighbors across the street recently moved ~ they were surrogate grandparents for Lauren. We miss them terribly!

    Thanks for the comment about my design giveaway. I cannot wait to start the voting! Stop by next week and cast your vote.
    Paula Grace

  12. That is so awesome, I wish I had that many girls around to hang out with at any given time! Looks like a fab time for sure!!

  13. You would certainly be a breath of fresh air in our neighborhood! Best wishes!

  14. Love a good girls night out! I'm glad that you live in a neighborhood now where you feel connected (AND you have a beautiful home! :-)) Have a great weekend...
    pk @ Room Remix

  15. Looks like a fun night out! I completely understand why you would move three blocks away...we moved less than a mile and traded a neighborhood with seriously crazy people...inappropriate for raising children, to a fantastic dead end street. We have been enjoying block parties and Christmas get togethers for was totally worth the move.
    ♥, Susan

  16. There might not be 30 ladies in my whole town ;-) but that sure looks like fun! I should take the initiative and just invite to see who will come.

  17. I'm so glad your move has paid off with lots of wonderful neighbors!

  18. That looks like so much fun! Wish I had a community of people like that in my neighborhood. I would love to host a function like that.

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  20. Isn't great to live in a neighborhood like that? Sounds like a fun evening for you and your girls.

  21. That is wonderful! How great to live in a great community like that!

  22. My weekend will be a lazy one...but your wine has inspired me to "have a few" on Saturday eve..haha....stop over to Pandora's Box for a giveaway

  23. How fun! Good times with the girls is always the way to go!

  24. We live in a neighborhood like that too and I LOVE it. I do not think I will ever leave this place. :)


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