Gina’s Cafe & Catering

This Weekend Oct 5-7, 2012

Today I am starting a new tradition on my blog!  I haven’t nailed down a title but I’m thinking of calling it:  Weekend Wanderings.  What do you all think?  Every Friday morning you can check my blog for all of the fun events that I know of that are going on.  If there is an event you would like for me to share you can email me at:

There are always so many fun things going on and I don’t want you to miss out!!!

Weston is a charming town for sure but in the fall it is glorious.  The winding roads and lovely countryside are radiant in their autumn wardrobe.  Weston has a great pumpkin patch called The Red Barn Farm.  I took my two younger boys there last week with their school and my boys were sure to keep their “farmer”/instructor on task.  I think they could have taught the section on dairy goats and honeybees.  We had a great time!  Some of my favorite shops are in Weston, like Cactus Creek which my friend Fancy owns.    Her style is amazing!!!  She’s also a lovely face behind Junk Mafia.  The Copper Rabbit in Weston sells my friend Cali’s soap that has my very own goat milk in it!!!  Isn’t that the coolest?!  Cali & I will be set up this weekend at Weston’s annual Apple Fest.  It is such a great time with a parade, lots of handmade items, cider press and more!  Come & see us this Saturday & Sunday.

 Another of my favorite events is being held this weekend.  First Fridays in Bottoms Up Antique Market.  I have met the most wonderful people at First Fridays.  Kelly, Megan & Natalie from Brocante Bliss are fabulous ladies who were sweet enough to showcase my candles last month.  Carol Spinski from Raised in Cotton & Kelly from Farmstead as well as Tres Melindas are some of my favorites in the Bottoms Up building.  Cactus Creek & my friend from Just Claudia are set up in the Restoration Emporium building.  You could spend the whole day exploring these amazing buildings.  Check them out Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

If you’re up for a road trip head to Walnut, Iowa for their Junk-Tober Fest this Friday & Saturday from 10-5.  Some of my favorite vendors will be set up there.

Here in Saint Joseph the Josphine Women’s Expo will be held in the Civic Arena.  This HUGE event will be bringing you LOTS of great vendors including delicious food from my friend Regina at Gina’s Cafe & Catering.  Her food SOLD OUT at The Gathering last week!  It was delicious!

Sunday October 7 from 1-4 at Albrecht Museum there are having their annual family day where you can bring your kiddos out for FREE to visit the museum and enjoy the great acitivites they will have available.

Throw in a couple of birthday parties and I think I will have to sleep on Monday!  Hope to see you soon!

Comments are welcome!

It Just Keeps Getting Better

I’m sorry loves but The Gathering is going to be FABULOUS!!!  Every part of it!  I can’t tell you how much work and time and what fun we’ve had putting in thoughts of every detail of this event!!!  When it came time to choose the food to be served for lunch at our event we wanted someone local.  A woman.  A small business owner.  One of us.  We wanted delicious food.  Affordable.  With that special small town touch.  And wouldn’t you know I just happened to grow up with such a lady who exceeds all of our criteria?
Regina Calderwood owns a fantastic cafe & catering businesses.  You may recognize her from Josephine Magazine.  She is a wife, mother and a fabulous cook.  We could not be happier that she said YES and is going to serve YOU at The Gathering!!
Normally when you ask someone to cater an event you give that person a number of the guests she is to serve.  Well here is where you come in.  We would LOVE to have you pre purchase your Event Ticket and your meal so that we can plan accordingly.  Now it is NOT required.  If you wake up on Saturday September 29 and think Oh NO I  didn’t RSVP I can’t come….get in the car and COME!!!  But if you know that you are planning on coming if you could so kindly pre purchase those 2 items then that day will be all the more sweet for you as well.  Also, if you are a vendor or student of a class you can pre purchase your lunch.  To make the deal even more appealing we are offering Pre Purchased Meals $1 off the cost it will be the day of the event.  How great is that?  Below you will find the menu that will be served that day.  On our event page you will find a place to register for classes, the event & your meal.  If you do not have PayPal no problem.  You can call me at 816.244.0788 and pay over the phone with your debit/credit card of you can mail us in a check or cash.  We want this day to be as convenient for you as possible.
Also listed below you will find all of Gina’s contact info and a list of her delicious pies.  Now some of you know about her pies.  They are DIVINE.  I’m not kidding.  This girl is famous for her pies!!!  You can contact Gina to preorder a pie to be taken home the day of the event.
Thank you so much for supporting local, women business owners.  We could not do this without you!!!
Lunch will be served by Gina’s Cafe & Catering from 10:30-2:30.
Gina’s will be serving Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Croissant with chips for $6.99 & BreadBowl with Soup (Brocoli & Cheese or Potato) for $4.99  To reserve your lunch at this price BUY NOW.  This gives us the benefit of knowing how many people to prepare for.  If you want to purchase that day you sure can for an extra dollar per meal making the sandwich $7.99 and the soup $5.99  Drinks & pie will be available for purchase as well.
Gina offers amazing pies that you can preorder and pick up at The Gathering.  To preorder email Regina at: with your pie order.  She offers fruit pies for $15 cream pies for $12
Strawberry, Apple, Peach, Cherry, Blackberry, Black Raspberry, Carmel Apple, Gooseberry, Lemon, Pumpkin, Pecan, Banana, Coconut, Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Peanut Butter Chocolate, Raisin & Butterscotch.
She is also open at her Cosby location for dinner from 5-10 on Monday evenings.  You can find her on FB or online at or by calling her at 951.531.7987.
Comments are welcome!

The Gathering Sneak Peak in Pictures

The Gathering is going to be amazing.  PLEASE make sure to attend this event.  Not just to support me (I love you all & appreciate your support; thank you!) but also to support all of the AmAzInG, lOcAl, BeAuTiFuL, cReAtIvE wOmEn who are making this possible by being a vendor, an instructor, a chef, a volunteer, a sponsor, an advertiser, a friend, an artist, the list goes on.  There are not a lot of events out there like this one in our area and one that is so passionate about supporting women and their local businesses.  Y’all know I think women are amazing and I applaud each of you out there reading this and I thank you.  No matter where you are in life and what you are doing – YOU are amazing.  YOU are worth it.  YOU are loved!

Here is just a sampling of the talent you will see at The Gathering.  Just the tip of the iceberg.  I cannot wait to see you there!

Luminous Layers Class


Blue Luna


Journal Class


Carol Spinski – Guest Speaker


Tarnished Royalty


Jewelry Class


All That Jazz


Pottery By Laura


Just Claudia




Housecat’s Hats


MockingBird Heights


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