weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Oh hey there, August!!! I didn’t even realize it was the first until I looked in the right bottom corner of my screen just now. Crazy! August is my birthday month! Yay! It’s also hopefully the last of the hottest months in the summer. Even though it wont actually get cooler until November. Whatever. I am melting down here.

Friday for lunch, Laura and I hit up Zoes. We wanted something quick and fairly healthy. And my healthy I mean I ordered a salad to balance out my pita and hummus. Their hummus is always so delicious!!!



Friday after work, I stopped by the outlets on my way home to exchange a skirt I got at Motherhood last month. I only have about 9 outfits that fit me right now and I still wasn’t grabbing for it so that should tell you something! I got a beautiful striped Jessica Simpson dress instead! I also grabbed some tanks they had for $5 and their clearance was buy one get one for $5 so I picked up two tops to wear with my jeggings. I love that everytime I buy something there I get goodies too!! The first time was a magazine. The second I got a bottle and a bunch of coupons. This time? A super pretty Jessica Simpson necklace!!!

Saturday I finished reading a book, cleaned the house, and then my dad and sister came over and got the guest bed out of our nursery. It is starting to get real over here!

Chris and I headed out later and hit up two Bargain Hunts and scored some major baby finds!!! We got the monitor we registered for over $100 off! We also scooped up a play mat, stuffed animals that sing a lullaby, a sleep halo and a swim suit top all on the cheap. Bargain Hunt is the place to go for baby stuff!


After all that bargain hunting we grabbed a late lunch at J. Alexander’s. They have my absolute favorite salad!


Sunday I read 60% of a book before 9am, meal planned, grocery shopped and chilled the rest of the day with Better Call Saul.

Today I am lucky enough to work from home to look after two of my nephews whose sitter is out of town. I have all the game systems charged up and ready to go for them while I knock out some work. Thanks to our extensive game collection, our house is a kids dream!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Let’s see what August will bring us!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine August 1, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Month of August declared Month of Nadine!! Yay working from home today! And look at the baby loot, you got some great stuff for girlie! The Salads look so yummy so does the pita and hummus!! Boys are gonna have a ball at Aunt Nadines!!!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston August 1, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Yay for birthday month and a great weekend! Way to go on the great baby stuff and enjoy your work from home day! xo, biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Emelia August 1, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Birthday month! Birthday month-woo hoo! You got so many good things for baby girl…what great deals! That salad looks and sounds delicious- YUM. Your house does sound fun for some little boys-gaming is the way to go, have a great week!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots August 1, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Yay for all the baby stuff… And our birthday month, woo!

  • Reply laura August 1, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Hooray for birthday month and for us being semi-healthy on Friday! I mean we could have shoveled a burger and fries into our mouths, so considering, we did pretty good!! And hooray for discount baby stuff — there is nothing better!!!

  • Reply Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1 August 1, 2016 at 10:14 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH! I tried to pull the birthday card the whole month of July and the only time it worked was for an extra Starbucks ON my birthday! Good job on the baby stuff- I hear those tiny little creatures are expensive, so it’s good to see that you CAN save money somewhere! 🙂 – Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1

  • Reply carly August 1, 2016 at 10:23 am

    We ate at a restaurant that had a zoe’s kitchen next to it this weekend, and have no idea what it is. That salad looks delicious! Yay for all your baby bargain finds– you guys have so many cute things already!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista August 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Yay for our birthday month and Jessica Simpson dresses! The struggle is definitely for real with clothes not fitting, I broke up with pants several months ago and have been living in swing dresses. Look at all the sweet baby stuff – so exciting <3

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph August 1, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Great scores at the Bargain Hut!

    Hummus is one of my favorites, and pretty good for you too.

  • Reply Cara August 1, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Looks like you scored a lot of great deals! It’s always so exciting buying all the baby goodies and getting the nursery setup. 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Jo August 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Keep the gaming system charged up! You already are so ahead in parenthood 😉 haha
    I need some of that grass for my own dishes to dry.

  • Reply chelsea jacobs August 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Jessica Simpson makes the best Maternity clothes!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders August 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Zoe’s is seriously so amazing! They order it in for lunch all the time at work, and I can never get enough of it! It sounds like you had a great weekend with lots of baby prepping and reading alike! I love it when you can just have a quiet weekend at home to get stuff done! That’s so exciting that you get to work from home for the next couple of days to watch your nephews! I hope that you have a great time!

  • Reply Erika August 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I love Zoe’s! That hummus is addicting! All the baby stuff is so cute! Sounds like a great weekend.

  • Reply Audrey August 1, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve never heard of Bargin Hunt, but it sounds like you got a lot of cool stuff! And it’s so neat that you got some freebies with your clothing exchange/purchase! Sounds like an awesome weekend- you killed it with the reading!

  • Reply Lindsay August 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    You poor thing being pregnant in this heat! It is my greatest nightmare to be pregnant during summer, but you’re being a trooper! Look at all your sweet baby stuff! I bet your nephews were pumped to spend the day with you! Hope you had a great Monday!

  • Reply kristen August 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    dang 60% before 9am!? you go girl.
    i can’t imagine how blecch it feels to be pregnant in this disgusting heat, especially down there. hope it cools down for you soon!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis August 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    What a steal of a deal on the baby monitor! You can’t beat saving $100…the salad from J. Alexander’s looks so good. I need to check if we have a location in our area because it sounds so familiar.

  • Reply texerinsydney August 1, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Happy birthday month!!!! What a score saving $100 off the baby monitor that you wanted!

  • Reply mandie August 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Sounds like you got some super shopping deals over the weekend! That deserves a “awhoo hoo”! 🙂

  • Reply Amy August 4, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Yeah – still hungry and this post didn’t help! Yum to all the things! Rock on with your baby finds – it’s so much fun to shop for that stuff!! And you are an awesome aunt – can I send my kids to you when I go to Vegas? Ha – they would love the game central you guys have over there!!!

  • Reply Jenna August 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    The video baby monitor is probably going to turn into your most prized possession. Babies are notoriously loud sleepers, and in those first few weeks in particular you’re hyper aware. Every little grunt over the monitor has a tendency to wake you up, and looking at the video to see if everything is okay is a lot easier than getting up and walking all the way to the nursery.

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