Tuesday, November 6, 2012

{Birthweek: B&B Pillow and Paddock}

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 

This week is an exciting one for me, because it is my "Birthweek"...my birthday is Thursday! 

So, Alex started this super fun tradition last year, where we celebrate our birth for an entire week! 

Amazing right? 

It can be anything from going to get a Starbucks coffee, to picking out a new shirt for my actual birthday, to a fancy dinner out. But he plans it all, and sends me a cute e-mail daily to go with it! 

Love that man! So I did it for his birthday in March, and of course...he's out-doing himself again this year for me! 

We started out my birthday week with a trip to our very first Bed and Breakfast 

{Enter major squealing from the dorky girl with the computer!}

We bought a Living Social Deal for a place called Pillow and Paddock in LaGrange, KY. 

If you're in the Kentucky/Tennessee/Indiana area...we HIGHLY recommend this amazing place! 

How precious is this? And this was a picture I took...not a picture from their website...it really looks this cute in person! 

We headed for the hour and a half drive when Wendel got off work on Friday, and we were so excited for a nice, much needed, relaxing weekend. 

We got to the house to see this...and I Eeeek'd with excitement! 

Hadn't even walked into the door yet and I was thrilled. 

Here I am...I had to hold my hands down to control myself! 

Here was our cute little room! There are 5 rooms at Pillow and Paddock, and each room is themed. Ours was the "Gatsby Room" so it was very swanky and fun.  

Every room had their own bathroom {a requirement for us} and it was so nice!  

Our view...country gorgeousness! 

When we got there, we had wine with some of the other guests, and then headed into downtown LaGrange for dinner. 

We found an authentic Irish Pub {the owner is from Ireland} so we stuffed ourselves with comfort food...and Alex enjoyed his favorite...Guiness. 

And when we got back, our bed was all turned down and there was chocolates on the bedside table...more squeals might have happened with the cuteness! 

The next morning {after a beyond delicious breakfast by the owner, Francesca} we headed to Woodford County, near Frankfort, to the Woodford Reserve Distillery.

Woodford is Alex's favorite bourbon, so he was really excited to hear abo ut how it was made. 

Slightly annoyed I made him take this picture...he's pretty cute though! 

The distillery was gorgeous! I felt like I was in Revolutionary War days. 

A few of the buildings where everything is made!

The tour was really nice, and we learned a lot about how bourbon is made and what makes bourbon, bourbon. 

This is one of the first steps, and it smelled...very pungent...to say the least.  

These are the copper kettle looking things that made the alcohol the proof that it is. 

Lots and lots of barrels. 

For just $10,000 your name can be up there...along with MGM Grand and The Palms hotel...no big deal. 

He's so cute! 

We made it home with a few things. The shot glasses came with the tour...with some bourbon in it...that I smelled and almost threw up. Don't know why he likes that stuff! I couldn't even eat the bourbon balls...which are candy...nasty! 

But we also got a cute little Woodford boubon barrel ornament for our Christmas tree, and a butter knife...because it was $3.00 and too cute to pass up! 

And for $5.00 you could get your bottle personalized...so there you have it! 

After a quick lunch, we leaded into Frankfort to the Capitol Building! It was rainy, so no one was around and we felt like we were in a movie walking around with our umbrella with the drizzling rain! 

On our way back into LaGrange, we stopped by The Cherry House which is a yearly thing that my mom and I usually do together. They decorate for Christmas on October 1st, so it was filled with Christmas excitement...and I was in heaven. 

Before our gourmet 4 course dinner {Mmmm...so delicious... Francesca sure can cook!} we played a pretty intense game of Uno. The Bed and Breakfast has a little common area with a stocked complementary fridge, games, movies, snacks, and magazines. 

The next morning, we had another amazing breakfast before we headed home. I loved all of the cute dinnerware. It was different every time we ate, and it was always in twos, so each couple had their own set of dinnerware. 

We also had our own salt and pepper shakers...I was in love! 

And little tiny bowls of jam...again...such amazing food! 

Before breakfast in the dining room. 

On our way out the door, the owner gave us this cute little Kentucky Whiskey set! 

The moral of the story is, we had a blast, it was such a great way to start my "Birthweek" and we would highly recommend this B&B to anyone! 

I'll share more of my birthweek fun soon, and tomorrow I'll be showing pictures of our new flooring and some shots from our Halloween party! 

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  1. What an amazing and fun way to start your birthday week! I've always wanted to do something like that.

  2. It was a blast! Ya'll need to find one and go!!