weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

This weekend came and went in one big flash! I got hardly anything done that I said I was going to do. Basically just cleaned the kitchen floors and did laundry. Oh well. At least there was some productivity, right???

Friday, my boss was out of town, but told my co-workers to take me to lunch for my birthday. We decided on Back Forty Brewery. Because when the company is paying, you order the delicious beers!!! I decided to be good and get a poke bowl…and save my calories for dinner. It was freaking DELICIOUS!!! So surprising for a brewery, really.

I just love the scene of Sloss Furnaces across the street.

Chris had given me a Kitchaid Mixer for my birthday a few weeks ago, but he surprised me with a fit board, two sweet cards and some M&Ms Friday morning. I love that he remembered me saying a few months ago that the fit boards looked fun. He is so thoughtful when selecting gifts. I am happy to report that those M&Ms haven’t even been open yet. I think I will save them for when we have company, and let them eat most of them hahaha.

Chris also surprised me with cookie cake Friday night. We grabbed Moe’s BBQ to eat at home while we binged on Blue Bloods and it was perfect. Zoe enjoyed her cookie after she ate dinner too.

On Saturday morning, we were up and out early to hit up the Bargain Hunt in Hoover and the one on 280. After all that hunting (with nothing found) we decided to have some lunch at Chuy’s. I think we have decided if we can’t sit on the patio there, we will lunch elsewhere. It is so loud inside!!! Buy we managed to have some fun anyways. Zoe and I split some tacos. This girl loves Mexican food. Duh.

On our way back, Chris wanted to go through Moody to go home. Which meant traveling through Leeds and right by the outlets. We popped in Michael Kors real quick and I found the most perfect pair of sunnies πŸ™‚ Zoe was hilarious in there, trying on all the sunglasses and checking herself out in the mirror.

Saturday night, we headed to Publix to pick out some steaks for dinner. Chris chose a NY strip and I grabbed a filet. Delicious!!!

After dinner, we enjoyed some macarons that I picked up from Lette. I cut each one in half and we share them so we can taste allllll the deliciousness!

Sunday morning, Zoe and I headed to Target to get our grocery shopping done. She asked to right in the seated buggies, instead of the regular one. I obliged since they weren’t that crowded. Those carts are no joke trying to maneuver around the store!!! I liked it though, because she has thing about wanting to walk and help push the cart lately. This tricked her into thinking she was helping me push the cart…while keeping her contained. She also finds no problem just making herself right at home at Target, obviously. I am thinking we probably should have picked up those sunglasses for her, they looked so cute!

After nap time, Zoe and I had some fun with bubbles, took a ride in the wagon, and she climbed the front steps making me a nervous wreck too many times to count. And we watched Secret Life of Pets” (or as Zoe calls it “peets”) about five times.

For dinner, I made Whole 30 compliant Chick-Fil-A nuggets with Chick-Fil-A sauce and homemade sweet potato fries. OMG. SOOOOOO GOOD!!!! This is the second time I have made this recipe, and it turns out amazing each time.

It was a fabulous birthday weekend, spent with my wonderful little family. Thank you everyone for the sweet birthday wishes! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Sierra August 20, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I’m so glad you had a nice birthday weekend! Loving those sunnies you found! That’s so cute Zoe was checking herself out and trying on the glasses. You are going to have such a fun little shopping buddy! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 20, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I need to make those nuggets! You totally should have bought the sunglasses for Zoe – we can never have too many sunnies! I love that she loves Mexican food, too. Who can blame her?!

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    I am over the moon happy it was a great birthday weekend! Look at you two girls in your sensational sunnies! Your man is quite the surpriser and I love it! Must make the chick fil a and sweet potato meal!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky August 20, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    yay! sounds like a wonderful bday weekend celebration. i LOVE the new sunnies!

  • Reply Biana August 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    What a wonderful birthday weekend! That is really thoughtful of Chris to remember what you said about the board and the kitchenaid mixer is going to be so fun to use!! Love your new sunnies as well! Hope you have a great start to the week girl! xo, Biana- BlovedBoston

  • Reply Rebecca Jo August 20, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I want to hear how that Fit Board works for you. I remember seeing it on Shark Tank.
    What a good hubby!!!!
    I love you got celebrated in so many ways!!!!! That’s how you do a birthday!

  • Reply Lauren Murray August 20, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I love that last pic of you and Zoe! <3

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen August 20, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I just googled the recipe for those nuggets and pinned, yummy! So glad you had a delicious birthday weekend and got some great sunglasses!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders August 20, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Y’all really did have such a good weekend! And babies in sunnies are seriously the cutest! Way to go on saving some of your calories and splitting up the macaron. I swear that’s the hardest thing to do, splitting things up and not eating the whole thing!

  • Reply laura August 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    I love all those sweet pics of you and Z! And of course she likes Mexican — duh!! I can’t wait to make those nuggets this week – and hopefully the sweet potato fries aren’t too many points!!

  • Reply Kay R. August 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I swear I had the exact (or very similar) MK sunnies and lost them. They’re so cute.

    What a great weekend!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis August 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Sounds like a successful birthday weekend of fun! The poke bowl actually looks really delish and even better if you get to drink beer at lunch on the company’s dime. LOL…. Love the new MK sunglasses and the pic of you and Zoe in your colorful sunglasses!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... August 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I’m pretty sure I tell you this nearly every Monday but holy goodness all the food you eat looks so amazing. I love me some Chuys. That creamy jalapeno is my jam! Have you tried out the fit board yet??

  • Reply Kate August 20, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I still need those nuggets, and totally craving a cookie cake now! Go Chris for double the surprises for your b-day after the Kitchen Aid mixer which is a total game changer! And YAY for birthday weekend <3

  • Reply Emelia A Lawrence August 20, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    What a great weekend. Zoe knows how to roll- love her sunnies and love for tacos and cookie cake. Peanut m& m’s are my fave. Way to go Chris! she’s too cute driving the cart- glad it was a fun weekend for you!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Aw, your husband is too sweet – that’s great he actually listens to what you when it comes to getting gifts. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you had a really nice weekend. Those macarons look amazing. Yum! I like the idea of sharing them so you can all taste the flavors. I’ve never watched Secret Life of Pets, but it always looked cute. Granted, I think watching it over and over would be a bit much. πŸ˜‰ lol


  • Reply Heather August 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

    This sounds like such a nice weekend!! Love the sunglasses! Glad you had such a great birthday!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carly August 22, 2018 at 7:51 am

    What a fun weekend! I love when there’s a mix of eating out and just hanging at home. Love your new sunglasses and Zoe’s are too cute! I love that last picture of her smiling up at you. So sweet of Chris to remember the fit board– how do you like it so far??

  • Reply Leela August 22, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Would love that chick fil a recipe πŸ™‚

  • Reply SMD August 23, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Sunglasses! Birthday weekend! All the things!!

    Have you tried the board yet?

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