Weekend Shenanigans

Be prepared for some back to school pictures today! It is move up day, and Zoe has graduated to the “big girl” side of the hallway at her school. There are going to be 16 kiddos in her class. Can you all imagine 16 kids aged 2.5 to 3 all at one time?!?! Bless those teachers and their amazing hearts. I do not have the patience for such things!

Friday I worked from home, since Zoe’s school was closed. I took her to the local Mexican restaurant for lunch to get her out of the house. She loves going out to eat. She wanted to wear her Vampirina dress, and I figured why not…so off we went. Zoe cracks me up, face planting in her taco the second they put them on the table.

This weekend we didn’t really have anything planned, but turned out being on the go most of Saturday. We started out by looking at a house Saturday morning. Then we went for breakfast at Metro Diner. Zoe was excited about her chocolate chip waffle, but ended up eating like half of my food. I need to remember to order more next time, that always happens!

A new unclaimed freight place opened up in Springville this weekend, so we decided to head up that way and check it out. Annnnnd since Springville is half way to Gadsden, we headed up there after to hit up a Bargain Hunt, Ollie’s and a few other places. We ordered Papa Sal’s on the way back in to town and picked it up on the way home. Their food is so delicious!

Sunday morning, Zoe and I knocked out the grocery shopping. During naps, we started watching Mindhunter after a few failed attempts at starting other shows. This one had us hooked pretty fast, and we are already half way through the first season. COME ON SEASON 2!!!

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After some cussing, a seriously messed up ingredient batch that I improvised to fix, and some more cussing……the perfect rose water macarons were born in my kitchen!!!!! The vanilla buttercream frosting I made for the center was amazing too!!!! I cant wait to try some flavors!

And just like that, the weekend is over! Back to the grind! Have a great week!

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  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 5, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Yay for Zoe moving up! And yeah, I totally applaud teachers. I don’t know how they do it sometimes! Sounds like you had a nice weekend. I loved Mindhunter – season 2 needs to be released ASAP.


  • Reply Emelia A Lawrence August 5, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Yay Zoe, move up day is exciting! can’t wait to see pics. She is also ME eating taco’s hahaha…too cute. I love Vampirina personally LOL. Those macaroons sound and look so good, how awesome that you made those..wish I had the talent and patience.
    Enjoy your week!

  • Reply laura August 5, 2019 at 10:58 am

    WHAT? You made macarons?!?!? Nice – they look awesome! I love Z’s faceplant into the tacos. I want to do that every day.

  • Reply Lindsay August 5, 2019 at 11:39 am

    We need to watch Mindhunter! Glad your new job lets you work from home when you need to. Hope Zoe has a great day!

  • Reply Audrey August 5, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Yay, Zoe!! I hope she has a great first day! I cannot IMAGINE having the job of a preschool teacher… My mom teaches first grade and I just don’t know how she does it. I would go insane. Heck, I go a little nutty thinking about having more than one kid! Haha!
    I love Zoe’s reaction to the tacos! I’d have buried my face in the waffle. Lol. Great job with the macaroons!!!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo August 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Zoe is my spirit animal when it comes to eating 🙂 LOL – does she have on her Vampirina costume? She’s just the best.
    Can you imagine how exhausted that teacher is every day with all those kids 🙂 LOL

  • Reply StephTheBookworm August 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Zoe… that is how I feel about tacos too. LOL
    WOW, you made macarons?! Good for you! I hear they’re really hard to make!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen August 5, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Um I need a post on making these macaroons please! The sound so delightful! I wanna face plant into a taco myself.

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 5, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Your macaroons look amazing and that is exactly the flavor I would want! I hope Zoe has a great transition up, I know she is the light of the classroom!

  • Reply SMD August 6, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    You have my address for those macaroons, right?

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis August 11, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Zoe’s hair is becoming so blonde! Yes bless those teachers for having the patience of angels. You made those macaroons? They look delicious and I’ve heard they’re extremely difficult to make, especially to make them look professionally like yours. I’m sure mine would turn out looking like a scrambled macaroon mess. lol

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