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Weekend Shenanigans

Monday sure did come along quickly, didn’t she? I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Our was good. Friday evening I made Korean Beef and stir fry veggies for dinner and we got caught up on a few of our shows.

Saturday morning I got a little cleaning done before Zoe woke up. We hung around the house for a little while, and then headed over to the outlets to get Zoe some shoes. I had seen some cute things at Old Navy so we went there. We got her four pairs of shoes, a sweater and a pair of leggings…everything was 50% off! I love a good sale! The jellies were on clearance for $1.47 and I got a bigger size hoping she can wear them next spring/summer. I used to love jellies when I was little.

I also scooped up this dress while I was there!!! Thanks for the rec Lindsay, I already wore it yesterday and it is sooooo comfy! It is on sale right now for $15. I ordered the burgundy color one while I was at the store too since it wasn’t there in my size. LOVE!

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We were in and out of the store pretty quickly, and then headed to grab some lunch at Logan’s. I got the fried cheese bacon burger. It was so good! I was proud of myself for resisting the delicious smelling rolls they sat down at our table.

After lunch, we stopped by Chris’s parents house for a few hours to watch some football and hang out with them. One of our nephews was over there too, and Zoe was so happy to see him! When we left there, we stopped by the BBQ Stop to grab some food to take home. Best BBQ EVER!!!!! Chris said, “Well I hate this for you. Now after shopping on Sundays….you are going to have to go a lot further out of your way to bring us lunch.” LOL True. But so worth it.

If you live in the Birmingham area, it is worth the drive up to Clay to get you some of this!!! YUM!!!!

Sunday, Zoe and I headed to the grocery store early to knock out our grocery shopping. Zoe has no problem getting comfy at Target. She makes friends with everyone we come in contact with, waving at them from this position.

The rest of the day we spent catching up on shows and trying to get Zoe to nap. She finally fell asleep on me for about two hours that afternoon. Poor kiddo has a cold or something.

Chris left our house super early this morning because he heard there was a shipment of the SNES Classic at Walmart. He was able to score one!!! Guess what we will be doing all week! Linking up with Biana. Have a fabulous week!

weekend shenanigans

Friday Favorites

Do you ever feel like you just cant catch up on life? I am behind in just about everything!!! If you get an email from me today from comments you posted two weeks ago, know that I am finally accomplishing something. It is mid October and I have hardly scraped the surface of Christmas shopping, planning Zoe’s party, figuring out the holiday family situation, etc. I really need to get on all this. It’s mid-October but you would never guess it with temperatures near 90 every day still. Woof. But it is Friday and I need to stop being negative Nancy. I am not sure what we are doing this weekend, nothing on the books that I am aware of. Obviously we will be watching some football! And getting in lots of Zoe snuggles of course. What do you have planned?

Favorite Moments: The highlight of my week was lunch with Laura yesterday at Jack Brown’s! We discovered that we hadn’t been there in far too long and quickly decided on it for lunch. I ordered my favorite, the Danny Laruso, and I tried Ghost Train’s Kaleidoscope Kettle Sour. Ghost Train is a Birmingham Brewery that I have yet to visit, they opened while I was pregnant. Trim Tab is my favorite local brewery and it’s hard to top.

Favorite Recipe: We have taco bowls just about every other week for the last…seven years. Sometimes more often. I think that this chicken enchilada bowl would be a great switch up!! It is a Keto recipe for all you low carb-aholics out there!

This Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl is a low carb twist on a Mexican favorite!

Favorite Lust: So I am reaching out to you, blog land, in hopes of a great recommendation on some new cookware. Some of our pots and pans have seen better days. They are a decent brand, but non-stick and the non-stick is starting to flake off. Never a good sign. I am thinking of maybe trying something else to replace them? I need recommendations from all  your kitchen savvy ladies out there. What are your favorites?? I was looking at something like this,  or maybe something copper, but I really don’t know what would be best? I don’t mind spending a little more if it is something that is going to last a lot longer or just really works best.

Also, has anyone tried the new Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte foundation? I am just about out of both bottles that I have been working on and I was thinking about replacing one of them with it. Thoughts?

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Favorite Funnies:

:) every time, but it's all Good!! Happy mama

Haha!  My husband would probably agree with this one!!

I know I'll miss it one day, but that is not this day.

50 Memes for Stressed-Out Parents And THEN what happened? This story is longer than War and Peace! Some of these emotions are just in one hour. This is the BEST! Oh my, I can’t wait to just sit in silence outside. Has anyone seen the cat? She was here yesterday… Oh yeah, that’s right. Fluff …

There's no in-between when it comes to looking ready vs looking homeless for me!

Or under the bed....or on the floor...or in the parking lot...#momlife #parenting #thingsisaynow

Couldn't put it more perfectly myself.

Linking up with Amanda. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans – The One With Another Hurricane

Oh, hey there holiday Monday that doesn’t really count since most of us have to work today. Rude. I am just shaking myself off over here after all the rain that Nate dropped on us all weekend. Gross. Is it just me, or does it seem like we had a crap ton more hurricanes/tropical storms hit us this year? Either way, I am just thankful that it we didn’t have any damage this weekend. Some of our trees were looking a little iffy yesterday!

I stopped by Trader Joes on my lunch break Friday to pick up some essentials that we ran out of, and wanted to try a few of their fall goodies. They are about 45 minutes away from our house, so we don’t get to shop there near as much as we would like to. Not pictured was all the blocks of cheese, chicken chili lime burgers and a few more bottles of wine. What are your must haves from there? I always grab the burgers, gorgonzola gnocchi, corn puffs and cheeses when I go.

Friday night, I got some cleaning done around the house and did a little light reading. We used up the leftover meat from our taco bowls earlier in the week to make some nachos. Delicious!

I was out the door bright and early on Saturday to get my hair cut and colored. I decided to try out the whole balayage look, and have a little trim. My hair was longer in the front with my last cut, and I wanted to reverse that. I love the way my color turned out!!!! I have been all over dark for the last two years, and I am glad to see some blonde return.

Zoe and I hit up the grocery store that afternoon, and the rest of the day was spent hanging around the house and watching all the football games. We didn’t kill Texas A & M the way I wanted to, but a win is a win.

I was supposed to meet up with my mom, godmother and sister on Sunday for an early lunch. The wind and rain started picking up something fierce when it was time to head out, and we were right in the wall and eye of the main storm…so I stayed home and decided I would try to see my godmother later in the afternoon once things calmed down. I ended up meeting up with them at the outlets for awhile, so glad to see her while she was in town!

That evening, we caught up on Scandal and The Good Place and tried out the fall pasta and sauce from Trader Joes. It was delicious!!!!!

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

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

We finally had a little fall weather here in Alabama Saturday night and yesterday. And by fall weather, I just mean not 90 degrees. It was fabulous!

Friday I met up with Laura and Morgan at SoHo Social in Homewood for a delicious meal and a much needed girls lunch. It was great catching up and enjoying the beautiful weather on the shaded patio. Could have done without a yellow jacket that insisted on invading our space throughout our meal. I hate bees!!! The food was incredible, as was the company!

Chris invited a friend over to hang out that evening, so I took advantage of the time and finally watched Beauty and the Beast! Loved it!!!

Saturday we hung around the house and caught up on some shows and played with Zoe. Around 3pm we headed out to meet up with our family in Oneonta to celebrate my dad’s birthday. My sister came up with the idea to take him out to dinner and walk around the car show that was going on in town. I had never actually been to the “downtown” area in Oneonta. Honestly, I didn’t even know it existed. I had been to the city before, but must have been the outskirts. I was pleasantly surprised with how cute the downtown area is and how much there was to do!

My sister and dad were running late, so Chris and I put Zoe in her stroller and took a stroll around some of the shops. We found a cute junk shop where we purchased Duck Tails for our NES, and there was a used video game store and several clothing boutiques that we cant wait to check out next time!

Swamptails was an amazing Cajun Steakhouse, and I know we will be returning!!! We shared onion rings and boudin balls as our appetizers. My sister and I couldn’t decide between the filet or Po Boy cheeseburger, so we ordered both and split. Everything was incredible!!!

We enjoyed the beautiful evening walking around after dinner and looking at all the cars and perusing some other shops. We then stopped by Miller’s Soda Shoppe for an ice cream!!! I shared a few bites of my mint chocolate chip with Zoe. She was a huge fan.

They had a huge screen out in the middle of the road playing the college football games. #bama

I remembered to have my sister take a family picture of the three of us too! I think we have maybe three total?? I really need to get better about that!

Home girl hung in as long as she could….but she eventually passed out in the car on the way home.

Chris and I really loved the area and we are already planning a trip back! Bonus that the drive out that way has incredible mountain views in the fall with all the foliage!!!

Sunday, I cut the side yard while Zoe enjoyed some one on one time with her daddy…then us girls headed to the grocery store and picked up some BBQ for lunch. The rest of the day was spent catching up on more shows, hanging with Zoe, and reading lots of books. I love that Zoe loves books as much as I do.

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

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I need someone to get me more coffee stat!!! I was up with a certain someone for nearly three hours in the middle of the night last night.  I would have to gate check the baggage under my eyes this morning if I were flying. The good news is that I was still up at 4:05am to get my workout in this morning. That is what Monday is for, right? Getting back on track. No excuses.

We didn’t really do a whole lot this weekend. I started my Friday with a sushi date…with myself…at Whole Foods.

On the drive home, the sun was out and there was no rain to be found anywhere I could see….and yet there was a random rainbow! Great way to kick off the weekend!

Friday night I made turkey burgers and sauteed zucchini using eggs and almond flour to give it a little something something.

Chris had to work Saturday morning from home, so Zoe and I spent a lot of time playing. She didn’t want to nap anywhere but on me….so I watched Young and Hungry while she snored the afternoon away on my chest on the couch. I didn’t hate the cuddles.

Did you catch the Alabama game??? 59-0. Sorry Vandy. Chris was like…..should we be letting Zoe watch something so violent? Had me laughing. Georgia was looking good too!!!

Sunday morning, my sister and nephew came over and we all went to Target together to get the grocery shopping done. I picked up some Mexican for Chris and I for lunch. The rest of the day, Zoe fought naps (she had NONE) and Chris and I watched Taken, some Fuller House and Better Call Saul.

What didn’t happen this weekend?? Anything I needed to get done. With Zoe not wanting to nap, I didn’t get the grass cut or the house cleaned. There is stuff all over our kitchen table that needs to be put away. I managed to do a few loads of laundry, but I just hate knowing nothing else was done. I did finish a book that I read in the early morning hours on Saturday and Sunday. Like an actual physical book. It is rare I can finish one in two days.

How was your weekend? The weather people say that fall is supposed to return this week. Ummmm it is going to be 90 today so I will believe it when I see it. Happy Monday!

Linking up with Biana.