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weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Did you remember to spring forward? I must say that 4:35 AM felt extra early this morning! Let’s just jump in to my weekend shenanigans, shall we?

Friday was a weird day. I woke up to 54 degrees inside our house, as our heat had broken over night. Fun times. I ended up skipping my run because who wants to shower when it is 54 degrees inside? Not me! I got to work to discover that the thermostat was broken and cold as shit as well. At lunch I went to meet my lunch club and it took me about 20 minutes to find a parking spot because the shopping center was ridiculous and everyone else was already there so we couldn’t change locations. Shout out to Courtney for standing in line a second time to place my order for me! So Friday evening, we stayed in and enjoyed the warmth of our newly fixed heater.

Saturday we got up and headed to a thrift store and flea market in Moody. We then headed down town for lunch at Babalu. We got to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the weather’s spring preview. It was such a gorgeous day! From there we took an impromptu trip up I-65 North and hit a few thrift stores between Birmingham and Huntsville. We saw some really pretty views along the way.



We called our friends that live in Huntsville and ended up meeting them at Stem and Stein for some beers. I tried the Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale and OMG it was freaking delicious!!!! This is the smoothest beer I have ever had. No bite afterwards. It is darker without being heavy.

Unfortunately, our service was a little less than stellar, so we decided to head somewhere else to grab food. We ended up at the Moe’s BBQ in the Providence area of Huntsville. I love that area, there are a ton of restaurants and it is a cute spot.

Sunday I had to run up to my dad’s house and I got to see his new puppy, Vixon. She is ADORABLE!!! I meant to snap a picture but I was too busy playing and receiving puppy breath kisses. She is a boxer/rottweiler mix. They rescued her from a really bad situation and she is such a sweet baby! Here is a picture the day they brought her home. She is like double this size already! Look at her white socks!


I then headed to the grocery store and came home and made Stephanie’s No Bake Energy Bites. These things are freaking delicious and you must try them! The rest of the day was spent watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory and laundry.

Weekend Eats

weekend foodThe menu and my beer at Stem and Stein/Enchilada’s of the Day from Babalu – They  were pork with poblano peppers and delicious!/Iced coffee I made Sunday afternoon in a mason jar because why not?/The energy bites before they were mixed and rolled

In other news, I finally painted my nails! This is Revlon Lavender Soap! They have put all of the Parfumerie line on clearance at Target for $1.48. Score!

Revlon Lavender Soap

It is a little hard to tell in my picture, but it is a pearly-lavender color. I just love it! It it smells just like lavender soap!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! If you live in the Birmingham area, next Saturday is Eat Drink Birmingham! I am SOOOOO freaking excited for this event. Go ahead and pre-order your tickets now!

Hope you have a great week! I for one am excited that it is going to be light when I leave work tonight!!! Well, as light as it can be seeing as it is all gloomy and rainy today…


Birmingham, weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Another weekend has quickly come and gone!

Friday – It started out like any other Friday. A trip to Starbucks on my way to the office, lunch with Courtney…and then it started. The freezing rain. I had heard of reports further north of  the city but they kept saying the temperature was rising and acting like there wasn’t going to be a problem. Chris called me around 2:30 pm and told me that if I wanted to make it home at all I needed to leave RIGHT NOW! Yes sir!

He was so right!!! The minute I turned down the road to our neighborhood, it was super slick. By the time I got to the entrance for our neighborhood, they were shutting the road down!


I am so thankful that I made it home safely and didn’t get trapped anywhere! That evening we stayed in (obviously) and kept checking to see if it would change over to snow so we could go play. Never did. Sigh.

Saturday – We headed to lunch at Jack Brown’s to prep for brewfest! I ordered the Danny Laruso, a water and I totally had a fried oreo. Ain’t no shame in my drinking game!

Jack_BrownsAfter lunch, we met up with our friends for Wild South Brewfest! We had a great time, lot’s of different breweries out there. My favorites for the day were the Triple Belgium from Cheaha Brewing, The Rye Saison from Back Forty and the Belgium Red Rye from Black Warrior.



After the Brewfest was over, it was time for dinner. We headed to World of Beer, of course!!! We had some friends in town from Huntsville that have never been. When they were describing where to go they said somewhere cozy with comfort food and a great beer selection. Sounds like WOB to me?! The place ended up packed out before we left. There must have been a bar crawl going on, there were a ton of people that showed up looking like golfers and I even saw the penguin from Happy Gilmore.


Sunday – There was a possibility of winter weather for today, so Sunday morning I headed to the grocery store early to avoid the crowds. When I got home, Chris had a friend over so I unloaded the groceries and cleaned the house while they were down stairs.

We bought a friend’s treadmill and decided to go pick it up. It was such a debacle trying to get it out of their house! We had to take a door off it’s frame and everything!! We finally went to load it in my car and it didn’t fit. *head slap* Soooooo my sister came to the rescue later in the evening with her huge ass truck!

This is my running view for now. We are in no rush to take all the doors out in our house to get it upstairs! Week 1 Day 1 of C25K is done!


We also go some gaming in this weekend!


I updated my Twitter cover page

life by nadine twitterAnd Chris worked the shit out of the Magic City Bloggers header and it looks freaking awesome!!!



weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

And just like that, February is more than half over! Is anyone else just as confused as I am as to how that is even possible?

Friday- This past week, the state of Alabama has sat and watched the weather predictions unfold for possible winter weather troubles Sunday night into Monday morning and again possibly Tuesday. While the predictions have changed several times, as they always do in the south…everyone and their mother is out buying bread and milk. I decided to get ahead of the game and do our grocery shopping Friday night instead of waiting until Sunday when we usually go for fear there would be nothing left. Of course, it now looks like it may just be a cold rain today.

When I finally got home, I made chicken enchiladas and we caught up on some of our shows like the cool kids tend to do Friday evenings.

Saturday – We were up bright and early and headed to Gadsden for some thrift shopping and to check out Dirt Cheap. We had a dry run and didn’t find a thing. We then headed to Chris’s parents house to celebrate his grandmother’s birthday. His parents ordered Moe’s BBQ and his brother came up from Mobile with two of our nieces so everyone was there. It was great to spend some family time.

Saturday evening I made homemade lasagna for Valentine’s Day. As I have shared before, this is our tradition every year and I love it!


Sunday we stayed in. I worked on the MCB site for a little while (one of my creative goals for this month), scheduled a few posts and then went downstairs and played video games with Chris.

In the afternoon we caught up on some more TV shows and watched The Interview. The movie was a little dumb, but not horrible. We also watched the SNL special last night! I really enjoyed that!

Weekend Eats:

WEEKEND_EATSChicken Salad Chick for lunch Friday. I ordered the Fancy Nancy Scoop that has grapes and apples as well as the pasta salad and fruit. Each dish comes with a pickle and cookie. She asked if I wanted to upgrade my cookie for a cream cheese brownie. Why yes, yes I do. And below is the lasagna before it was devoured over the course of the weekend.

I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend! Stay warm to those north of us who will be getting our snow. I am not going to lie when I say I was looking forward to a snow day….sigh.