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Weekend Shenanigans

Hey there August 31st! You sure did sneak up on us!!! Ok, but seriously, who else is ridiculously excited that football season kicks off this coming weekend!?!?!?!?! How did we spend our last football free weekend? I am sure you are dying to know…

Friday evening we stayed in and watched a Law and Order SVU marathon. I finished reading Then You Were Gone and started Freefall. Freefall is less than 20 pages away from complete as of this morning, oh yeah!!!

Saturday I cleaned the house in the morning, went to take my nieces birthday presents to my sister’s house in the afternoon, and then Saturday evening we didn’t leave until 8:30pm to head out for the night. Who are we??? We are usually getting ready for bed at that time lol. We went to World of Beer to meet up with one of our friends and for the first time ever, we were there to close the place down. I didn’t get to bed until nearly 4:30am. The time I usually wake up! It was fabulous!!! Of course, I never made it in to any pictures, but here is proof we were out past dark.



While we were there, the people at the table next to us had to be the oldest ones there and man were they white girl wasted!!! It was two mind 40-something couples and the wive/girlfriends kept getting up and doing different yoga poses. I have never attempted yoga drunk before. They were as good as you would think they were and the one girl toppled over and knocked their entire table with all the beer. It was quite entertaining. We saw the four of them walking around Five Points holding hands several times back and forth after they left. I imagine they were looking for their car. Scary!!!

We decided that there is basically nothing to do in Birmingham after the bars close at 2am unless you want to go to Nana Funks so we headed home.

Sunday was a day of meal planning, grocery shopping and tv watching. We watched some Law and Order SVU, Rules of Engagement and Once Upon a Time. I read a little last night and called it a weekend.

And that was the weekend! Just like that we are back to realty this morning. It’s harsh. I hope everyone has a great week!!! Linking up with Biana.

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Well, hello there! I looked down at my calendar this morning and saw that it was April 13th and I had to do a double take. Didn’t April just get here? How are we nearing the middle of the month already?? Here is another installment of my weekend shenanigans!

I cut the grass again this weekend. I have a feeling with all the rain that we are supposed to be getting this week, it is going to need to be done again next weekend too! I also finished reading The Beach House and got started on Promises to Keep.  I will be linking up with Stephanie and Jana tomorrow to talk about the book. Spoiler alert: I loved it 🙂

Saturday, we found ourselves at World of Beer. It was such a beautiful day that it called for some day drinking on their patio! We split an order of shrimp and the tavern tators and just chilled.

Laura and B came and joined us! It has been awhile since the four of us have gotten to hang out. We headed over to Moe’s BBQ for dinner. They have the best turkey and baked beans!!!  

Like the wild and crazy 30 somethings that we are, we stayed out until *gasp* 9:00 pm! Crazy town, right?

Sunday, as always, was meal planning and grocery shopping. I had to stop by TJ Maxx to pick up some new weight lifting gloves. I use them to cut the grass because hello hand blisters if you don’t! While I was there, I perused the beauty department to see if I could find some stuff for an at home pedi, low and behold they had a scrub and a peeling lotion on clearance! Score!!! I also picked up a 4-in-1 tool and a box of foot masks. All that foot stuff combined was only $13!

I used everything but the foot mask last night, and I can already tell a huge difference! I figure if I do it again tonight, then keep up with it about once or twice a week…my feet will be in good shape all summer!!! Do you have a favorite foot product? What is your favorite nail polish color for your feet? Like not pink…but a specific color.

We are nearing the end of this season for a lot of TV shows. We watch Grimm, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Law and Order SVU, The Big Bang Theory, The Mindy Project, The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Tosh.O, South Park and Revenge. What other shows are awesome that we are missing? It is time to start finding more to binge upon.

Linking up with Biana today! I hope everyone has a fabulous week! I am trying to talk myself in to doing the same 🙂 Oh, Monday!

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Weekend Shenanigans – The One With a Bunny

Some weekends are so productive, you know….like last weekend. And some weekends are not. This is one that was not! Also, can we agree that the Monday after Easter should be a national day off? Please?

Our office closed early on Friday, and after being frustrated most of the day with people on the phone…I took advantage of the early outing and went to the outlet mall on my way home! I stopped by Loft, where I proceeded to try on every dress in the store and hated them all on me. I did find a great summer sweater, a cute floral tank top and some ankle jeans. And a necklace, because duh 50% off. I also peeked in to J Crew where they did not have the dress I was lusting at on Friday. They did have the shirt but I hated the material, and decided to go to Old Navy. I didn’t really see anything there that I loved either.

Friday night, Chris and I decided to order pizza from Fox’s and binge watch some TV shows. I also got some reading done 🙂

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Saturday we started hitting up the thrift stores early! We did our big tour of them that we try to do about once a month. We found some games and I got three books for $2.75 total!

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While we were in Oxford, we stopped at Cheaha Brewing Company. They are located in an old train station, and the building is just gorgeous!!! I took lots of pictures because I couldn’t get enough of the wood beams, exposed brick and old world character.

The outside, they did have a patio in the back, but I wanted to stare at the inside!

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The entrance…

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The coolest pictures were on the wall…

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The main area…

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The food…

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We ordered chips, salsa and beer cheese for our appetizer. I had a sweet potato beer, which was amazing!!! Their burgers are grass fed cows from a local farm and everything was top notch. Those sweet potato fries. You guys…..those sweet potato fries!!! Those were the BEST sweet potato fries I have ever had. Ever. I loved all the details of high quality products, they even had organic sea salt and organic black pepper on the tables.

The staff was super friendly and they brought out several samples of beer for us to taste. Not only do they serve their own there, but they have other local breweries on tap as well! You can even buy local art off the walls!

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I cannot brag on this place enough!!! I know that we will be back for sure!

Saturday night, we were exhausted after all that thrifting. We stopped by Chris’s parents for a few minutes then headed home.

On Easter, Chris and I have a tradition of going to Waffle House for breakfast in the morning because we know we are going to spend the rest of the day with his family so we take some us time.

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Bacon egg and cheese Texas melt for the win! With cheese hash browns of course!

We headed to Chris’s parents house around 11:30 and had a delicious lunch and got to spend lots of time with his family. I think us adults had more fun hiding the Easter eggs than the kids did searching for them. 🙂

When we got back home last night, we decided to watch Walk Hard and SNL from this weekend…which was freaking hilarious. Their CNN skit was on point and I loved that Michael Keaton was the host. I’m Batman!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!!! I started out my morning right with a new record on how long I can run for, so that’s always good 🙂 Have a great week!

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Weekend Shenanigans

It’s time for my Weekend Shenanigans!!! I am going to call this weekend hella productive! Let’s just jump in, shall we?

Friday evening, Chris and I headed to the Pell City thrift store and scored a good haul. We grabbed some food on the way home and watched some reruns of Big Bang. That is the perfect Friday night for me.

Saturday I cleaned the house, cut the grass…all of the grass, and finished cataloging the games upstairs and the ones we had just got. Cutting our entire yard is a huge deal, I was so proud of myself for getting it all done in one swoop. We got ready and we were going to go to World of Beer…but we were both tired. All that work takes a lot out of you! Even the dogs were tired!

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Instead we stayed in and watched the Ultra Music Festival live from Miami on the projector and got caught up on some of our shows.

Usher at UltraThat”s right folks…that is Ursher, baby!!! Certainly the highlight of the night for me 🙂 There was also a dude that played the sax for awhile that was really cool…

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I enjoy tuning in for awhile each year, but I could never handle a whole weekend of that in the Miami heat. Too old!

Sunday morning I got some blog stuff done and pinned some shit because you know how Pinterest goes once you are signed in. Then I decided it was time. It was time to be honest and clean out my closet for real.

The rules I set up for myself? If I don’t love it right now, it comes out of the closet. If I really still liked it, and I just wish it would fit a little know if I lost like 5 to 10 pounds…. it would go into a storage tote and be re-evaluated. If I wasn’t thrilled to own it? Donation pile.



I literally tried on every single thing that was hanging, unless it is something I wore in the last week. I got rid of…wait for it….45 tops. Forty-five. And 3 skirts.



Sure, it might not look that different in these pictures, but I had enough space that I was able to move my skirts that were on Chris’s top shelf down. Also, the hangers actually have space between them and I can see what I own.

I always have my closet organized by type of top (tank top, regular top, sweater) and then by color from lightest to darkest.

After all that organizing, it was time for lunch! We met up with Chris’s parents and headed to J Alexander’s. I ordered my usual when I am trying to be good, Thai Kai Salad. It was delicious as always.


After lunch, we walked around Bargain Hunt then headed to Target to get our grocery shopping done. I made a Pear and Gorgonzola Flat Bread for dinner.

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Let’s bring it, Monday!

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I seriously am amazed every Sunday evening when the realization kicks in that the weekend is just about over. Like where did it even go?

Friday – We stayed in Friday evening and caught up on some of our shows. I made soup for dinner for myself, Chris had Subway. I was exhausted! I had worked from home on Thursday, trying to fight off some horrible bug that Chris had caught. Apparently that took a lot out of me!

Saturday – I was Cinderella Saturday morning. I am in spring cleaning mode so I did a deep clean of the entire main floor of our house. All of the blankets were washed, the bathmat and rugs in the bathrooms, lots of dusting and floor cleaning. I even cleaned some of the baseboards. #LOATHE

We headed to three thrift shops. We scored a few games and I hit the mother-load at the last one that had a ton of great books. I picked up these two for 99 cents. (Cue the Thrift Shop song….But shit, it was 99 cents…….)


I couldn’t believe how many great hardback books they had there for 99 cents! I will be sure to look more closely at the book sections from now on. I wanted the South Beach Diet book for all the recipes it had and I can’t wait to dive in to The Beach House.

I was starving, so we headed downtown to try a new place, BYOB. (Build Your Own Burger) We ordered cheese fries to split, and we each had our own burger. The cheese fries were delicious!


The burgers though? The burgers were horrible. Both of them were burnt and disgusting. Chris took one bite of his and was like…I am not eating this shit. I ate about 1/4 of mine because I was freaking starving and needed to have something. Had I not been starving, I wouldn’t have eaten mine either. It was really really burnt to the point it was crunchy. And it was $9.50 for just the burger. It didn’t come with a side or anything. That is really high for a crappy burger.

I have had better burgers at Whataburger and Sonic, I am sad to say. It’s ok though, because Jack Brown’s is just around the corner and I will stick with them next time! They never disappoint!

Saturday evening we stayed in and watched Scandal, Shark Tank, Grimm and some reruns of How I Met Your Mother. We ordered Chinese food, I had the egg drop soup and it was delicious! It more than made up for my shitty burger experience.

Sunday – I worked on some blog things, meal planned and grocery shopped. I got caught up on some magazine reading. I also completed our video game cataloging for all the vintage games we have. I still need to do what we have upstairs for the newest systems, but that wont take very long at all. It feels so good to have that done!

In other news, I was super excited to receive a box of Greystone Bakery brownies in the mail on Friday!

Greystone BakeryThese brownies are delicious!!! They are all-natural and kosher brownies baked from scratch. There are no preservatives and you can certainly taste the freshness! My favorite thing about them other than being delicious, is that there is a larger mission behind their company. They have an open-hiring policy to support low-income individuals and their families.

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My favorite was the Brown Sugar Blondie. I love Blondies!!!


I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Can you believe this is the last full week of March?!?! I am not even sure how that happened!