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Weekend Shenanigans

I am going in to today knowing that there is a three day weekend coming up. That little light at the end of a week long tunnel!!! It helps!! For now anyways. How was your weekend? Ours was good. I decided to start out Friday right by surprising Chris with some delicious beers to kick off the weekend! I stopped by Hop City after work and picked up Trim Tab’s Margarita Gose and Anderson Valley’s Framboise Rose Gose. I am always in the mood for a sour, and Chris has been really in to them too. They were both delicious and  unique in their own ways.

Saturday morning was my usual get up before everyone else and get as much of the house cleaned as possible routine. I knocked out the floors, dusting and kitchen before Zoe woke up. Success! I also did four loads of laundry. Chris had to do some work with a co-worker Saturday morning, so he headed out while I stayed home with Zoe and played, fed her lunch and got her down for her nap. I knocked out the bathrooms while she napped and got ready. When she woke up, we headed to Leeds to catch the end of a car show. We knew someone who had a car in the show and wanted to show our support. It was hot AF on Saturday and I am glad we didn’t stay very long. I am already over summer. We have had about three weeks straight of 90 degree temps and it is brutal!

After the car show, we headed over to Homewood to grab a late lunch at SoHo Social. It is one of my favorite spots. They have amazing sweet potato fries with jalapeno gorgonzola cheese dip. And they have the BEST brussels around! I ordered the 3 bacon pimento BLT, and kicked off the L and T. So good!!!!

After lunch, we headed over to Bargain Hunt. Zoe has had her eye on the Vamparina Spookeylele and I saw one sitting on a random shelf for half the price that it is at Target right now. Score!!!! She was soooooo excited and literally pressed buttons on it the entire way through the store, and the whole ride home.

We knocked out our grocery shopping early Sunday morning, and were home by 10:30am. Chris threw some hot dogs on the grill for lunch and they were delicious!!!!

After Zoe woke up from her nap, we played with bubbles outside for awhile and took a little walk. She loves to play outside, and is even more obsessed with sunglasses.

Sunday evening, we had some Banza chickpea ziti with marinara sauce and got caught up on some of our shows.

I always hate the Sunday blues and tried my hardest to keep them at bay and just soak up what was left of the weekend! I am linking up with Biana for Weekending. Hang in there and think THREE DAY WEEKEND!!!!

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

First off, should out to Chris today!!!! It’s his birthday 🙂 Happy Birthday!!!!!! We will throw it back old school with a picture from the first few months we started dating. I wouldn’t want to do life with anyone else.

Friday started off with lunch at Chicken Salad Chick with Laura.

Saturday morning I was up and had the house cleaned before Zoe woke up. My sister came over in the afternoon to watch Zoe so Chris and I could have our very first date. just the two of us, since Zoe was born. Almost 18 months ago. Crazy how long has past!!!! We started out at Bird’s for a few drinks and an appetizer. I finally got to try Frose. I have been wanting one since they were popping up all over the place last summer. Now that I know Bird’s has them….and delicious ones!!!!!…I have a feeling they will be happening more often! This place is walking distance from my office, so that doesn’t hut 😉 After Birds, we headed over to Paramount for a little while and sat on their patio. Chris’s co-worker came and joined us for a little bit. It was fun getting to know someone I hear so much about. After that, we headed to Crazy Horse for dinner. We had a fun evening and I am so thankful for my sister who took such good care of Zoe. They had so much fun, I doubt she even missed us.

And when we got home, Tracy had the dishwasher ran, the living room and Zoe’s roomed cleaned up…..and this adorable art work sitting on the counter that she made with Zoe while we were gone. I seriously have the best, most thoughtful sister ever.

Three of those pictures Tracy took when we were gone. Zoe was totally content.

Sunday morning we had to run out the store as soon as they opened so that we could get back and get Zoe down for an early nap. That didn’t turn out so well, she wouldn’t take a nap when we got back. We headed over to Chris’s sister’s house for a Mother’s Day lunch with a lot of his family. Zoe did pretty well over all, considering no naps were  head. She passed out in the car promptly when we left. We decided to take a ride up to Pell City and check out the new Bargain Hunt and let Zoe nap for awhile longer. I knew if we got her home, she wouldn’t want to go back down. We scored two shirts for Zoe, a water bottle for Chris and a Nepresso machine!!!!! Such an awesome bargain!

We stopped at Sonic for some drinks afterwards. It got hot and steamy in a hurry this year. It was in the mid 90’s yesterday and I was dying! So much for spring. When we got home, it was already time to get Zoe dinner and start the bed time routine. Chris and I had Zucchini Enchiladas for dinner. They weren’t that hard to make and were super tasty!!! I might share the recipe this week if I can get my life together and get the post out.

We watched Grey’s last night, and of course I cried like half the episode. I hate when main characters are on their way out.  That and This is Us….it never fails. I always cry!

Back to the grind this morning. I always hate when birthdays fall during the work week, but especially Monday. Poor Chris! I am going to grab some cookie cake slices today though, and make it at least a little special! I hope you all had a great weekend! Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there. For those who are mothers, mothers to be, mothers trying to conceive, mothers who have had a loss. You are all the real MVP’s of the world! Linking up with Biana. 

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Weekend Shenanigans and TBB Asks- Entertainment

This weekend came and went so fast, we barely got anything done that we set out to do! Friday capped off teacher appreciation week at Zoe’s school. The Heavenly Donut truck was in our town, right next to the daycare….so of course I had to take donuts to her teachers and the directors! And of course I had to get one for myself too. I am pretty sure they threw mine in for free. Shhhh. Their donut of the month is a lavender lemon one and OMG!!!! You guys, this might be the best donut I have ever had. It was so perfect and not too sweet. Plus, how gorgeous is this??? And this was taken hurriedly on the console in my car. No fancy lighting to dress it up. If you are local, go snatch one of these this month while you can. WORTH IT!
Saturday morning I was up early and had a lot of the cleaning done before Zoe got up again. Floors, dusting, guest bath and kitchen all scrubbed down. Zoe and I had a lot of fun playing when she woke up. She is too darn cute! During Zoe’s nap I tackled all the ironing and the master bath. Plus, I did 7 loads of laundry throughout the day. Mission accomplished. When Zoe woke up, we headed to Chris’s parents house to hang out with them for a few hours.
Sunday morning we headed out to the grocery store, and then met Chris’s parents for lunch at our favorite Mexican place. Zoe can tear up some Mexican food and was excited about morning about her taco!
That face you make when you eat tacos…
That afternoon, Zoe and I had some fun outside with bubbles and we took a few short walks. She loves being outside, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous!!! Low 80’s with little humidity and the pretty afternoon sun. Just the way we like it!
Chris took the grill once we got Zoe down for bed and made some tavern burgers. I cooked up some buffalo cauliflower and we got caught up on Chicago Med and Chicago Fire. After that, it was time for bed!
I am also lnking up with Andrea and the TBB ladies to talk about entertainment this month!
1. Comedy or Drama? 
Depends on what time of mood I am in, as I enjoy both.
2. Fiction or Non-Fiction?
Fiction
3. Movies in Theater or At Home?
Home. I haven’t been to a theater since I lived in Atlanta, so it has been at least 8 years.
4. Musical or Play?
Hmm that is a tough one. There are some Broadway shows that I do want to see, but generally I am not big in to musicals or plays all that much.
5. Which Meal of the day is your favorite to eat out?
Generally lunch. I eat out for lunch once or twice a week with friends, and then sometimes on the weekends Chris and I will go out for lunch or dinner. We never really eat out for breakfast.
6. Favorite Book ever read? 
This is not a fair question. How am I to pick just one??? I cant even pick just one genre. One book that has stuck with me through the years is Tuesdays With Morrie, as cliche as that sounds.My favorite books this year have been The Hating Game, Eligible, The Beau and The Belle and Arrogant Devil.
7. Game Night: Yes or No?
Yes! Haven’t had one in so long, but I love playing games! Both board and video games.
8. Favorite Outside Game to play?
Mini golf
9. Favorite TV Series ever?
Oh that is a tough one. The first one that comes to mind is Hart of Dixie or Friends.
10. Sitcoms growing up or Sitcoms of today?
Growing up. They just don’t make shows like they used to!
11. Miniature Golf or Bowling?
I am equally terrible at both. I suppose I like bowling a little more because it is in a controlled temperature environment. Last time I went mini golfing was at the beach and it was hot AF and the wind was driving me crazy.
12. Favorite Movie Theater Candy?
As I mentioned before, I don’t go to the theater anymore. When I went, I only ever got popcorn and a soda. But, picking out movies at Blockbuster was one of my favorite things to do on a Friday. And I always came home with gummy bears from there.
13. How do you like your popcorn?
I like butter and salt on it. Sometimes if I am trying to be good, I will just squeeze a lime over it and it sort of gives the same texture as buttered popcorn. Always air popped. That microwave shit will give you cancer.
14. 3D movies with the glasses; Yes or No? 
No. I hate 3D glasses. I usually get a headache.
15. Favorite Genre of Books to Read? 
Romantic comedy, cozy mysteries or suspense.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Double dipping and linking up with Biana. 
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Weekend Shenanigans

It was a gorgeous GORGEOUS weekend here in the south! Low humidity, mild temperatures, lots of sunshine. We don’t get many weekends like that before it becomes ungodly hot and humid, so you have to take full advantage!

I kicked Friday off with lunch at Zoe’s with my old Friday Lunch Club (minus the one who moved.) It was fabulous catching up and eating a delicious Greek salad. I even scooted out of the office 15 minutes early to get Zoe. I was shocked that the traffic was horrific. I guess everyone left the office early on Friday to enjoy the weather. I know mine was empty and I was one of the last out.

Saturday morning I  had the house cleaned before 7am. After Zoe woke up, we hung around and played some while Chris cut the front and back yard. When Zoe went down for her nap, I cut the side yard. Our self propeller isn’t working in the lawn mower at all, and it took me forever to push that thing around the side hill! What should have taken about an hour took closer to two. My shoulders hurt so bad when I was done! Plus, our sunscreen was expired from last year, and I got burnt on my back and a weird random spot on my arm. I burned 974 calories according to my watch though, so score!!!!

When Zoe got up from her nap, we headed over to my sister’s house. My BIL’s birthday is today, and they had a cookout and bonfire this weekend to celebrate. We ate delicious burgers and my sister made a peanut butter pie that was to die for!!! Zoe loved getting to hang out with all her cousins, and the freedom of running around in the country suited her well. Our yard is hilly and sucks so bad, so she took full advantage of my sisters!

Sunday morning we had a big breakfast, knocked out the grocery shopping early and got Zoe down for a decent nap. I made burritos for lunch and Gorgonzola gnocchi for dinner. We got to hang outside a little in the afternoon and let Zoe blow bubbles and have a little walk. Though, it was cut short because my piece of shit neighbors cant keep their dogs contained in their own yard. You guys, I am SO SICK of my neighbors!!!! Between all the crap they leave out in their yards, their dogs roaming the streets and chasing after cars, and how ridiculous they act in our neighborhood facebook group…we cant move fast enough. Chris said he saw one of their dogs trying to dig a whole under OUR fence. I love dogs you guys, but not when uncontrolled ones ruin our enjoyment of our own home. You know??

Anyways, after Zoe went down to bed…Chris and I caught up on a few shows and called it a night.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Linking up with Biana. Let’s slay Monday!

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Weekend Shenanigans

We didn’t have anything planned for this weekend with the exception of our nephew’s birthday party. We decided to get our grocery shopping knocked out on Saturday since it was supposed to rain Sunday. We actually did a lot of adulting on Saturday. Chris had some work done on his car, we grocery shopped, we worked out in the yard during Zoe’s nap. Knocked some stuff off the to do list.

We snacked on lots of things Saturday. I made spinach and artichoke dip, bacon jalapeno dip and some BBQ wieners.

Zoe had fun riding around on her car and coloring in her Sofia the First book.

Sunday we hung around the house in the morning and got Zoe down for her nap early. I got the floors cleaned, the house dusted and the kitchen cleaned. I caught up on the rest of the 15 loads of laundry we do every week. (it’s really only like 5…but still) We woke Zoe up early from her nap so that we could go to our nephews birthday party. It was rainy and gross all day yesterday so when we got back, we just hung around the house and played until Zoe’s bath and bedtime. We had some delicious spaghetti for dinner. I made it with chickpea noodles. Have you tried them? A lot more protein and fiber and a lot less carbs than regular noodles. They actually had a lot of flavor and I liked the texture. We will definitely be making them again!

Linking up with Biana. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!