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weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Birmingham Restaurant Week started on Friday, so Laura and I headed over to Saigon to check out their special menu. I ordered the chicken spring rolls and the Good Ga Bahn Mi. It was delicious!!!! I also got a Briney Melon because Friday. Can’t wait to see where we hit up this week!

Saturday morning I cut the side yard and had burned 557 calories while doing so. Hurrah! Most of it was probably sweat. Damn, was it hot and humid!!! My sister, BIL and the boys stopped by to hang out for a little bit so that is always fun! Chris and I then decided to head out to grab some lunch somewhere and check out Bargain Hunt. We ended up at Soho Social. We ordered the chicken tender meal and the short rib burger meal and split them, and of course we had to have sweet potato fries with gorgonzola dip! It was fun just hanging out for a little bit. Zoe really enjoyed sitting in the big girl high chair and taking in her surroundings too. After, we stopped by Hop City to pick up some fun beers for home. Zoe made out at Bargain Hunt. I got everything in the picture below for $16 and some change!!! Two shirts for the next size up, an outfit to wear now, a pool float for next summer and some baby legos. Score!!!!

I grabbed the Atalanta Plum Tart Saison by Orpheus Brewing out of Atlanta. This is one of my favorites, it is so good and different with the plum!!! If you like sour beers (but not crazy sour) give this one a try!!!!

Sunday I cut the front yard, fed Zoe lunch and then we all headed out to grab Mexican at Casa Fiesta. They have one of my most favorite Mexican dishes out of anywhere. Their flautas are seriously the (I am bringing it back.) We walked around Best Buy and ended up coming home with like 15 Blue Rays. Their sales get Chris every time. Lets see how many we actually watch lol. Then we did our grocery shopping for the week.

When we got home, we watched Younger and watched someone scoot themselves all over the living room and pull up on everything. Can someone please tell me why she looks 4 feet tall when standing. They grow too fast!!!!

And this picture….be still my heart….

I hope you all had a wonderful week!!! It’s my birthday week, so I plan to treat myself to some Rose and treats! Linking up with Biana.

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Today is Zoe’s first day of daycare and I am sure to be in a puddle of tears right now. We went to the open house last week and one of her teachers asked to hold her and she was hysterical when I was right there. I can’t even imagine what it is going to be like when I drop her off this morning. I will for sure be the mom ugly crying in the hallway on the way out! Ugh, I can’t think about it anymore….

This weekend was a good one! We started our Friday night out with some turkey taco sweet potato nachos. They were delicious!!! Such a good and fairly healthy way to ring in the weekend!

Saturday morning during Zoe’s nap, I cut the backyard. Then we headed out to do a little shopping. We scored some major sales for Zoe at Nordstrom Rack and Bargain Hunt. Gotta start putting together her fall wardrobe for the next size up. Fun fact, Zoe loves looking through her new clothes when we get home. Just the way my mom and I always have a “day in review” after we go shopping. She even modeled a headband in her best pose.

We grabbed a late lunch at the Tavern, where Zoe sat in a high chair like a big girl and had so much fun. She might have stared at our crab dip and my burger while she had her bottle. I think she wants the rest of her teeth to hurry on up!

There was a family that walked past our table on the way out. An older man was at behind them all and he looked down at Zoe and smiled and said, “You know, she was that small just yesterday….” Speaking of his daughter who was in front of him and probably my age. Funny how fast they grow, huh?

Saturday night we played many rounds of Zoe’s favorite new game. Peekaboo! She is obsessed! She even grabs the curtains behind her bouncer to hide behind now. It is the cutest thing ever.

Sunday morning I cleaned up around the house some, meal planned and grocery shopped. We picked up some Olive Garden to go for lunch. They were out of cheese ravioli, so I decided to try the three cheese stuffed shells. O.M.G. SO GOOD! I cant remember the last time I had stuffed shells, probably when I lived with my parents! My mom used to make them all the time.

I pretty much snacked off my plate the rest of the day while we caught up to the current season of Ballers. We also tried Goliath and worked through a few episodes of it. It really hooked us in!

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Will Billy Bob Thornton ever be anyone other than Bad Santa? I think not. It’s a good show, check it out if you are looking for something to binge.

Sunday evening I started getting together everything that I need to send Zoe to daycare with and started reading Roanoke Girls. Can’t believe the book link up is tomorrow!!!

One more picture because everyone deserves to ride into Monday on a unicorn. She has the princess wave down.

Linking up with Biana. I hope you all have a fabulous week. If you are looking for me, you can probably find me under my desk crying and staring at the daycare cameras on my phone.

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I had to double check the date this morning, last day of July already?? Sometimes I sit on the couch Sunday night winding down and I think….how is the weekend already gone? What did we even do?? Work days never go by that quickly, am I right??

Saturday morning, I was out bright and early during Zoe’s morning nap cutting the side yard. Man was it HOT!!! I got 3/4 of the way down that huge hill and decided to quit for the day. I had stepped in no less than about 15 aunt piles and had bites all up and down my legs. And a damn armadillo decided to dig holes all over the place, and I had rolled my ankle in one of them. I hate those nasty animals and their gross looking tails. Ew.

Chris’s friend was coming over to watch Tomorrowland with him, so Zoe and I decided to have a girls day! We headed out to JcPenney and Target. JCP was having a Black Friday in July sale and I scored all the clothes for Zoe in that picture above for $17!!! Target had some toys on clearance, so I scooped up that tea party set for $8.98. Every princess needs tea party supplies!!! Cartwheel had a coupon for 20% off all BlueRays and DVDs so I grabbed my favorite, Beauty and the Beast, for Zoe to kick off Christmas shopping. I want her to have a strong collection so what better time to start! I also grabbed some groceries and then headed over to Moe’s BBQ to pick up some lunch for the boys.

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Saturday night I wasted an hour and a half of my life watching Catfight on Netflix. Have you seen this movie?? I had really high hopes for it because Sandra Oh and Alicia Silverstone were in it. You guys, if you haven’t watched it….DONT!!! It was the dumbest movie I have ever seen. I don’t even know why I finished watching it? I think out of curiosity to see what the point of it was? Spoiler, there wasn’t one. Sandra Oh should have stuck with Grey’s.

Sunday morning during Zoe’s nap, I finished cutting the side yard and then tackled the front. I have to say I have our grass looking pretty darn good!!! The rest of the day was spent playing with Zoe, making sweet potato BBQ nachos with the leftovers from Saturday, and Chris and I make a huge dent in the first season of Ozark. Now that is a good show!!!!

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This is my last week working from home, so cue all the tears. I am going to be soaking up every last second of this extra time with Zoe and enjoying my mornings without that nasty commute downtown. I woke up this morning and worked out to get my week started right. I lost 2 pounds last week and 2 pounds the week before that. My goal is to be at my pre-pregnancy weight before Zoe hits 40 weeks old. I figure 40 weeks on, 40 weeks off. I have 8 more pounds to go! I will be getting a little time in with one of my nephews this week. Hopefully finish up the audiobook I have been listening to before it is due back to the library. And I am hoping my new glasses will be in so I can go pick them up one day this week!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Best wishes for a quick and painless Monday! Linking up with Biana.


weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!! Can you believe we only have one more left in July. Crazy talk. This weekend, we didn’t really have any plans and it was more about just getting some stuff done around the house. Friday evening we went over to Chris’s parents house for a little bit to catch up.

Saturday morning I was out bright and early cutting the front yard. Man was it hot!!!! I am so ready for some fall weather. I am sure that wont arrive here until November or December. Ugh. Feels like 111. Mine as well be 511.

Chris was off to run some errands of his own; oil change, haircut, etc. Zoe and I went to Publix to pick up some items to snack on for the weekend. We decided to do some low carb stuff, so I got all the fixings for Italian subs, but made them roll ups instead! They were delicious!!!

Zoe decided that she wants to bypass crawling and start walking I think. Saturday she was sitting in her new little chair playing at the table and she pulled herself right on up and was standing. STOP GROWING SO FAST!!!

Sunday I cut the backyard, and then my sister came over with the boys to see Zoe for awhile. We also managed a trip to Target for groceries for the week. For dinner last night, I made my homemade lasagna with homemade sauce, except we replaced the noodles with zucchini to cut down on the carbs. It turned out really well!!! We also wanted a little snack, so we made some low carb, no flour peanut butter cookies!!! Recipes to come later 🙂

Oh and this also happened….

Since someone can pull themselves up, we decided to go ahead and lower the mattress all the way so we don’t have any accidents of her falling out of bed. Makes me so sad!!! I took the dust ruffle off after we lowered it too because it looked ridiculous puddled in a mess underneath. Next thing you know, the bars will be coming off the crib and we will be converting it to a toddler bed. Where did my 7 lb little wrinkly nugget go you guys?? Seriously???

It’s Monday. I got an invitation to a soft opening of a new restaurant for lunch today and decided to invite a few of my coworkers along and share my connections. We are all super excited! Later this week, I have an eye doctor appointment. Something that has been on my to do list for ohhhhh two years. Oopsy. Tell me I am not the only one to put that shit off? I hope you all have a wonderful week, let’s tell this Monday who is who, huh?! Linking up with Biana.

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I kicked off Friday with a Dunkin and Target run during lunch. When you have a million bottles to wash, it is never a good idea to run out of dishwasher detergent. Zoe just loves riding in the cart big girl style!!!

After work on Friday, I headed to Publix to stock up on essentials for the weekend…

I also scanned TJ Maxx and came across a dupe of a very expensive pair of slides I have had my eye on all summer. Instead of $100, I grabbed these for $19.99! Slides are seriously having a moment this year and that makes me so happy because they look good on my feet, better than my beloved flip flops. This is another “cheaper” option if you aren’t lucky enough to score the TJ Maxx ones.

Saturday was an exciting day, Zoe had her first date with S!! We met up with Laura and her boys at Chuy’s for an early lunch to celebrate the birthday boy. It was obviously love at first site. These two were so sweet together. After lunch, we picked up some new work pants for Chris and perused Bargain Hunt but were underwhelmed with the selection.

Chris worked his magic to get Nintendo and Super Nintendo to work on our new TV.

Sunday morning I was out early cutting the grass. Woof. Then it was meal planning, grocery shopping and we started watching Ballers thanks to Biana.

Zoe not talking to me because she was over Sunday errands.

I grabbed some BBQ at Moe’s for us and made some flatbread. Mmmm

Zoe might not have figured out how to crawl, but she did learn how to scoot backwards this weekend! It’s just a matter of time before we are having to get baby gates!

Linking up with Biana. I hope you all have a great week!