weekend shenanigans

Memorial Day Weekend Shenanigans

Why, hello there Tuesday. Be kind to us, won’t you? Who else had an awesome, long weekend?!?! I hope that while you fired up your grill, you reflected on why we have the freedom to grill and enjoy our weekend.

This weekend we had a lot of fun! Friday evening we stayed in and watched some Chicago Fire. Chris fell asleep on the couch, so I read a few chapters in my book. I was hoping to finish it this weekend, but that didn’t happen.

Saturday, we kicked the weekend off with some beers at our favorite spot, World of Beer! This was after I spend the early morning cutting the front and side yard. Man, was it hot to be cutting grass!!!

WOBIt was such a gorgeous day to be out on the patio, soaking up the sun. Absolutely amazing weather!!!

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We stopped by What’s on 2nd to trade in some video games we had doubles of. We scored some great deals! Then it was off to one of Chris’s co-workers’ for a backyard BBQ pool side. We met some really nice people and had some delicious food!

We ended back at World of Beer that evening to meet up with someone for a little while. Like my water? We listened to the live music for a little while and headed home. We were out past 11 PM. Who are we? 🙂


Sunday, we headed to Chuy’s at The Summit to meet some friends for lunch. I didn’t snap any pictures of our delicious food. Just know that chips and queso and these amazing tacos with the best flour tortillas I have ever had were devoured.

From there, we headed to 2nd & Charles to browse. I had found this AWESOME picture there, but it was $20 and it was more of a $10-$12 size in my opinion. I may have to make one myself or peruse the internet to find a cheaper alternative. It wasn’t the right color for any of our rooms, anyways. But I wanted to share it, because I know my book lovers will love it!

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It says “I’ve been looking for you since I read my first fairytale.” I mean, how perfect?? Who knows…I may give in and go back and scoop that thing up!

The rest of Sunday consisted of picking up a shelf we ordered for our living room and buying another at Best Buy for our game room. And Chicago Fire. Lots and lots of Chicago Fire.

Monday morning I cut the backyard, then came in and starting putting together shelves. I got the media shelf built for downstairs and this awesome shelf for our living room. It took me about 2 and a half hours to do both.


I am in love with the sides of this self!!!! I forgot to take a picture of the media shelf, but it is nothing fancy. We already have it full of games and really need another one. The shelf for our living room is empty right now, I guess a trip to HomeGoods is in order!!! While I was building, the last 30 minutes of Dirty Dancing was on!

FullSizeRender (60)No one puts Baby in the corner.

I headed out to do our grocery shopping and picked up Moe’s BBQ for our late lunch/early dinner.

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I got the turkey plate with baked beans and mac n cheese. I also stole one of Chris’s ribs. Moe’s is certainly one of my top choice BBQ places for sure. They have the best turkey around! We finished up the first season of Chicago Fire last night, and watched the first episode of season 2. It was pretty cool to see the back story of Voight from PD.

Other things that happened this weekend…

weekendingI finally painted my nails (Orly – Watch Out Or Elsa) and spied on Mac being adorable.

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!!!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Andrea Nine May 26, 2015 at 8:25 am

    You and Chris were so stinking adorable! We are still in the Chicago fire and Chicago PD. we actually know the brother of the agent for most of the actors so we’re hoping since were only two hours east of Chicago maybe we can slide in for a taping sometime !! 🙂 your weekend eats are making me hungry and it’s only mid morning ! Ha! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday sweetheart !


  • Reply Biana Perez May 26, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I just love when the weather cooperates for our weekends and allows us to enjoy it!! I think you should totally get the print unless maybe you find something on etsy or ebay!! Your lunch from yesterday is making me look at my eggs all wrong this morning!! happy Tuesday! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply B @ The Sequin Notebook May 26, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Sounds like a great mix of sunshine, good food, and getting things done! Glad you had a lovely holiday weekend!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer May 26, 2015 at 8:54 am

    You’re making me hungry (and thirsty) with ththe food and beer pics! I love that sign but totally agree that it’s a bit pricey! Your busy weekend sounds much like ours… Made it hard to come to work today! Happy Tuesday!

  • Reply Laura May 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

    The weather on Saturday was so perfect! We definitely need more of those days. And YUMS to some Moe’s!!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal May 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I am so proud of your BUILDING skills! Get it done girl!

    And – that sign – oh my – you may have to scoop it up!!!!! LOVE IT!

    Further more – I love how happy you and your Hubs look. 🙂 You guys make me smile!

  • Reply Kristen May 26, 2015 at 10:58 am

    oh my gosh, that fairytale thing!!! Oh i just love it. you’re right though, not worth $20 lol.
    look at you with your building stuff!! you are so awesome!
    you and chris are freaking adorable. i literally CAN’T EVEN.

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter May 26, 2015 at 11:23 am

    You guys have the best weekends! Ummmm, great job on that bookshelf! I am more of a “think I can but really cant” type builder. I overestimate my skills. Haha!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis May 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I love going to World of Beer to try different beers and of course patio drinking is my love language. lol

  • Reply Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation May 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Ahh love the shelf!! and that nail color! I was in bed by 9pm every night I believe! I couldn’t tell you the last time I’ve seen 11- let alone still being OUT that late! 😛

  • Reply Meg Taylor May 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Hahaha we definitely share the same feelings about being put past 11 – it’s always an accomplishment. World of Beer sounds like my kind of place! Those shelves are fantastic, and that barbecue looks so good 🙂 Have a great week.

  • Reply Heather May 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    All of the Chicago Fire talk, I love it!! We didn’t watch Season One until we were a good ways into Season 2 or maybe even into Season 3 so we had no idea about Matt and Voigt! You guys are so cute and water?! I’m usually all about the water at places like that since I don’t like beer :\ Love the sides of that shelf for your living room and that fairytale quote is awesome!! Very productive and fun weekend!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says May 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I am always starving after I read your posts. I need to catch up on this season of Chicago Fire. I made it halfway through and then stopped. I guess that’s what the summer is for! (although I do know that Mills left. Thanks, Instagram, for the spoilers!)

    Glad you had such a great weekend. I love that sign, too!

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New May 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Oh that sign, so cute!! I bet you could make that easily! That BBQ looks SO good, we haven’t had our fav BBQ in a while! Love the shelves, that’s going to look so nice! Glad you had a great weekend!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph May 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    You go girl, building things. I am the WORST at that.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista May 26, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    All that food looks amazing! Yay for long weekends filled with gorgeous weather, eating outdoors, and shopping 🙂

  • Reply Robin May 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    That World of Beer place sounds interesting. Are they only in Alabama?

  • Reply jackie May 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    looks like a fun weekend! i did some handy work over the weekend too. and of course pug spying 🙂

  • Reply kathy at real talk May 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    i love all that food!! YUM. every time dirty dancing comes on tv, i have to watch it.

  • Reply Kerry May 26, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Looks like you had great weather. Good job putting the shelf together.

  • Reply Lindsay T. May 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    dang productive weekend!! nice job!! and gimme that moe’s bbq!

  • Reply Joey May 27, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Chuys is my love. MY LOVE! Seriously so so good!

  • Reply Pamela @ Sequins & Sea Breezes May 27, 2015 at 8:51 am

    SO glad you had an awesome weekend and the weather was perfect! Can we just talk about how amazing that food looks? I want that mac and cheese for breakfast… and every other meal! YUM!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Reply Nadine May 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    This looks like a great weekend! I love that your husband likes to thrift and shop. I sure hope to find a man like that! And World of Beer looks like such an awesome place!

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