weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I am not even sure how it is possible that we are already in Thanksgiving week, but the calendar doesn’t lie. Who else sooooooo need this short work week??? This weekend was nothing too crazy. I worked from home on Friday to keep Zoe out of daycare and away from other germs since we were still in recovery mode. Girlfriend took a three hour nap which was fabulous for squeezing in all the work I could.

Saturday morning I cut the side yard for the last time this year. I still need to cut the front and back, but I feel so accomplished! After Zoe’s nap, Chris and I headed to Target because they were having 25% off their entire toy department. There was this toy I wanted that was 20% off in Cartwheel on top of the 25% discount, but unfortunately it was sold out. I hate that you cant do Cartwheel online, you know? So we didn’t end up getting anything. We did go to Red Robin and have a late lunch though. Can you go there and not order the onion rings? I think not.

That evening, we caught up on some shows and snacked on summer sausage and cheese.

Sunday, Zoe and I knocked out our grocery shopping early. Since we will be eating with family Thursday, and will probably have those leftovers Friday…it was a scaled back trip. We are having Italian Cheeseburger Soup and Pork Chops for dinners this week. I made beef enchiladas for lunch yesterday.

And homemade spaghetti for dinner. Nothing better than the smell of that sauce simmering in the crock pot all day.

I think I started a bad habit with Zoe, pulling her around in an empty laundry basket. I have never heard her giggle and squeal so much though. So absolutely loves it!

And here we are, staring Monday right in the face. Probably the longest one ever with the short work week ahead, right? That is how it always works! I have a lunch date with Laura today, so it gives me something to look forward to this morning.

I think I might still be having issues with comments coming to my email? I guess I will find out after some of you leave me one today. I am trying to get it resolved, so sorry! Technology has been a real nightmare for me lately. The amount of times I had to restart my work laptop and powder down my phone last week is ridiculous. Linking up with Biana. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis November 20, 2017 at 9:31 am

    You can buy kids all the toys and they’ll still find joy in the most simple things around the house! Zoe is too cute and I’m sure it;s fun and funny just making her laugh! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply Cara November 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Aw laundry basket fun is the best! I’m sure Zoe had a blast! 🙂

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders November 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I can’t believe that it’s already thanksgiving either! I swear the days run into each other while you’re on maternity leave. That’s such a bummer about the toy you wanted to get Zoe! Maybe it’ll be on sale during Black Friday. Anyways I hope this Monday and week fly by for you!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer November 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Maybe Santa should just bring her some laundry baskets! Lol! I hate that you can’t cartwheel online, either. Our nearest Target is 35 minutes away so I can’t go that frequently. I miss a lot of the sales! Hope your sweet girl is feeling better today! Have a great Monday!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston November 20, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Glad Zoe cooperated on Friday and let you get a lot of work done!! I mean if she’s enjoying her time while you’re doing laundry then that’s all that matters!! All of your food as usual is making me hungry! Happy short work week! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Carly November 20, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Maybe you’re setting Zoe up to really like doing laundry when she’s older, haha. She looks so happy in the basket! Onion rings are one of my weaknesses and those look sooo good! Such a bummer about the toy at Target- it’s such a bummer when something you want is out of stock.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine November 20, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Zoe in the laundry basket….so cute! I wish I had your beef enchiladas for lunch! Here’s to a FAST short week and getting that yummy food in our bellies! 😉

  • Reply Kay November 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Those Red Robins onion rings look so good. Sucks about the toy but hey you can always get her another laundry basket hehe. I swear kids find joy in the simplest things and its so so cute!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue November 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Those onion rings looks delicious! The food highlight of my weekend was either Buffalo chicken meatballs for dinner last night or the mini key lime pies that I made for Swede’s birthday party… Both were so good!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen November 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Has this year flown by or what?! I have never been to red robin and now I want to get those onion rings! You are speaking to my heart, enchiladas and spaghetti in one day? Yum! Hope miss Zoe is fully recovered! I can just imagine how cute those giggles are!

  • Reply Kate November 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Target wins are the best! This year definitely flew by, but I sooooo need this long holiday weekend. Super jealous you were able to work from home on Friday, you already know my ridiculous situation with that. Whoever heard of a social media manager who can’t work remote…ever?! *Sigh* 😛

  • Reply Audrey November 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    A three hour nap? Go Zoe! Hope she’s starting to feel a whole lot better! I love the laundry basket pic!!
    All those food pictures are just cruel… lol!

  • Reply SMD November 20, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I freaking love summer sausage. It’s been a while since I’ve had it.

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As November 20, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I’d like a 3 hour nap lol. Onion rings sound so good right now! Hope you had a fantastic Monday!

  • Reply Danielle November 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    What was the toy that you wanted? We got one toy for the girls during that sale. Loving all the food you had this weekend. A bit jealous. And a 3 hour nap!!!?

  • Reply Rebecca Jo November 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Onion rings ARE MY JAMMMMMM – so those look amazing.
    I love how the simple things bring such JOY to kids…. a lesson for adults to remember.

  • Reply Sierra November 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Cartwheel online would be an amazing thing! I completely missed the 25% off toy sale and had every intention of going but, #lifehappens. I hope you can find the toy you want!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet at the Barre November 21, 2017 at 6:51 am

    See you didn’t even need that toy right? A laundry basket is the best entertainment for her 😉 Seriously I’m sitting here eating cereal but now I want Mexican dang that looks so good. Hope you are enjoying your short work week!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm November 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Girl, your food always looks and sounds SO good. That soup? OMG, yum! I definitely want that recipe if you don’t mind. I’m a soup lover!
    I am so in need of this 4 day weekend, too. I am exhausted and burning out quick!

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! November 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I love the onion rings at Red Robin!!!!

  • Reply emelia November 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Zoe is too cute in the laundry basket! There was a toy I wanted for Bella at Target, but wouldn’t ship online, like come on…it’s 2017. I wasn’t about to leave the house that day just to go to Target because it was freezing…so frustrating. Sauce in the crockpot?! YUM- can you send me your recipe? I would love to try it!

  • Reply Laura November 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Something about babies and laundry baskets! Sheffield STILL loves playing in one. Those onion rings look delicious, and I always forget about how good Red Robin is. Maybe we need to meet up for a weekend date there or something?!?

  • Reply Chris November 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm


  • Reply mandie November 22, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I love the smell of anything cooking in the crockpot but spaghetti – yummy!

    Hope that you have a great Thanksgiving! 🙂

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