weekend shenanigans


A weekend update post on a Wednesday? It’s my blog, I do what I want!!! Plus, I had to link up for the books post yesterday so what’s a girl to do?

You guys, can we just make three day weekends a thing every week??? I would be willing to work more hours for four days to have that third day off. It is just good for the soul, you know?!?! Let’s jump in to the weekend, shall we?

Friday evening we spent a little time at Chris’s parents house and I tried to get to bed at a decent hour because I knew we had a busy weekend ahead!

Saturday morning was spent cleaning the house. I got dressed in my game day gear and we headed to Chuy’s to have lunch with Chris’s parents.




The rest of the day was spent watching football, though I have to say that they were all boring except for the few minutes of the Auburn game where I really thought Louisville might have had a chance to come back and our Alabama vs Wisconsin game. I mean,  we were the only ones who even played a ranked team this week. Come on you guys!

Sunday we headed up to Huntsville to see Amanda!!! She was in town from Australia and we sure do miss this girl! The funny thing is, we met Amanda through the internet. But not blogging, Chris was actually friends with her through this tech forum that he is a member of. It was just a bonus that she turned out to be a blogger too! We met her a few years ago, and every time we visit her….she introduces us to more of her friends that become our friends.

We did quite a lot of bar hoping while we were in Huntsville, and besides Below the Radar, everywhere was new to us. Fabulous!!!

We started out at BJ’s Brewhouse at Bridgestreet. We ordered chips and spinach dip and I got to try BJ’s very own Wild Berry Cider. It was magical!

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Next we were off to Below the Radar. I absolutely love this place, probably one of my favorite spots in Huntsville. I ordered Not Your Father’s Root Beer (which I decided I like Sprechers better) and Cider Boy’s Apple Cinnamon Cider. We also had spicy queso dip there.

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On our walk to our next destination, I had to snap a picture of the beautiful tree lined streets and this super awesome free book exchange!!! Even the art on the box was cool!FullSizeRender (6)

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We stopped by Amendment 21, which was a cool spot but a little pricey for my tastes. I did get to try my first Moscow Mule there though and I loved it!!!


From there we went to Humphries which is much more my speed. They had fried cheese curds, so double win!!!

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We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the live music and amazing weather. The patio reminded me of New Orleans with the balconies.

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Matt Carroll was there, and he is awesome! I have heard him play in Birmingham before. He puts his own spin on popular songs like Genie in a Bottle, How to Love, etc plus he played some Kings of Leon and Freefallin’ and just a bunch of other awesome songs!

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We said our goodbyes late that evening and headed back to Birmingham. So sad to see Amanda go!

Monday morning was spent cutting grass. I had gotten in 3.89 miles and over 8,000 steps just on the side yard alone!! Such a great work out. We then meal planned and I got our grocery shopping for the week knocked out and picked up some Moe’s BBQ for lunch. We watched two movies, Get Hard and Sex Tape. We also started watching Younger, and I love it!

Just like that, the weekend was over and it was time to go back to work.

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  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA September 9, 2015 at 8:48 am

    That looks like SUCH a great weekend! I would love to go back to Huntsville as an adult and OMG I love that book exchange thing!!!

  • Reply Katie @Running With Wine September 9, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Yay!! What a good weekend! I love Humphreys and Below the Radar. I agree with you that Amendment 21 is a bit too pricey. Have you guys ever been to Furniture Factory in Huntsville? Its close to downtown but not walking distance. I think you would like that place!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer September 9, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Dang girl, what a busy (and fun) weekend! You’ve got me craving a beer at 9:00 am. Ha! I’m with you- I’ll work longer hours to have Monday off every week! Makes the week much better!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine September 9, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Your life, your rules! Nothing at all wrong with a weekend recap Wednesday! I love it! Fried cheese! I’m so in! Can you believe I have never had a Moscow Mule?? I need one for the cute copper mugs alone!! Ok, houndstooth accessories LOVE!! So glad you cuties had a nice and fun weekend!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston September 9, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Yay for finally having a moscow mule and LOVING it 🙂 I think I need a yard to get that kind of workout in!!! So glad you had a great weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Jessica September 9, 2015 at 10:34 am

    That moscow mule looks so pretty! And I’m jealous, I want a Chuy’s near me!!

  • Reply Kelli September 9, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I love the book exchange, I keep wanting to do something like that by the beach here.

  • Reply Marie September 9, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Looks like it was a fab weekend!! A book exchange is so fun.

  • Reply kristen September 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

    i have never had a moscow mule – the cup it’s in looks cool though! ooh that book exchange, how nifty! love your game day gear!

  • Reply Tracie September 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

    You were so busy having fun this weekend! I love the book exchange, there are some around my neighborhood that look like extra large bird houses. Moscow mules look so pretty, but I just can’t get down with them. I don’t know why, but since I love everything that goes in them, but I just don’t like them.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista September 9, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Looks like a fabulous weekend filled with amazing food (and adult root beer – YUM!). I totally agree with you that the extra day off is good for the soul. I would definitely work four 10 hour days to get that extra day off each week 😉

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 9, 2015 at 11:13 am

    fried cheese curds… mmmm…. get in my belly

    I love little book things like that.

    My husband was also glad Louisville lost… we live here – but he’s a Kentucky fan & the rival is STRONG

  • Reply Amanda September 9, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I would absolutely work 4 days with longer hours in order to have 3 day weekends: in a heartbeat!
    That book exchange is so cute! I’ve seen these before and whoever dreamed them up is a genius!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis September 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Sounds like you had a blast with Amanda on Saturday night! I love the food and beer at BJ’s brewhouse.

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo September 9, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I seem to keep doing my weekend recaps on Thursdays so don’t worry about yours being on a Wednesday, especially with a short week! Your weekend sounds amazing. I mean all the drinks and apps? My kind of paradise!

  • Reply Mattie September 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Moscow Mules are my favorite! I love going to BJ’s because PIZZOOKIES. So dang good. And fried cheese curds…YUM! I want to watch Younger because I was obsessed with Lizzie McGuire so I need some Hilary Duff back in my life haha.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    looks like a wonderful weekend!! all that food….YUM. i must the only person who doesn’t like the look of cheese curds! it’s what they use for the all popular canadian Poutine but i can’t bring myself to eat it because of the cheese curds!!

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New September 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Love your game day gear! I feel like I really need a cute game day outfit other than my Gator tshirts and shorts!

  • Reply Joey September 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Your weekend sounds absolutely epic!! Jealous!

  • Reply Evelina September 9, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Sounds like you had a great weekend! I just tried my first moscow mule a couple weeks ago too and it was.. interesting! haha

  • Reply Allison September 9, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    OMG can you please tell me what meal that is from Chuys?? It looks divine!!! They are my weakness 🙂

  • Reply Kerry September 9, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I tried the NYF’s Root Beer this weekend it was really good.

  • Reply Laura September 10, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I think the Southerners have been let in on the secret of the amazingness of cheese curds!! YUUUUM!!! I’m so jealous of your weekend — it looked amazing. And we’ll have to go out for Moscow mules (41st street pub and airplane parts) has an amazing one!!

  • Reply Ashley September 10, 2015 at 9:38 am

    sounds like such a fun weekend! I am excited football has started!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph September 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I love the photo of that patio. Lights overhead is for me!

    I also love the book exchange box, of course.

  • Reply Katie Elizabeth September 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Moscow mules and NYF rootbeer – my two favorite drinks! Although now I’m going to have to find Sprechers and try that one! Such a great weekend and yessss to longer work days/3 day weekends!

  • Reply Teh Megan September 10, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Internet high five for Wednesday Weekend Recaps!
    When I was in MD I had adult root beer and I can’t remember who made it, but I just wanted to shake all these people who went ape shit when Not Your Father’s Root Beer was released and be like, THIS EXISTED BEFORE NOW FOOLS! I just can’t with people.
    Moscow Mules are delicious. They are one of my choices if I’m trying to go for something non-rum-y.

  • Reply ellesees.blogspot.com September 11, 2015 at 7:24 am

    it looks lovelyyyyy! i don’t drink beer but i kind of want to try that one, even though it wasn’t your fave. maybe i will make someone order and then sneak a sip!

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