Weekend Shenanigans

Happy February! I always feel like January lasts three months long for some reason. I think after all the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas back to back and then the sadness when it is over and you have to put away all the joyous decor and realize you have a whole new year ahead of you, and if you are like me…lots of healthy eating in your future as you try to get your shit together again….it is just a lot. January is still usually our busy time at work as well, as we close out deals that couldn’t happen in December.

Anyways, this weekend we had a little rain…but we also had some gorgeous weather yesterday afternoon! We took full advantage and spent the morning out on our deck, the afternoon driving around downtown and the evening walking and playing outside. A lot of you were posting pictures of snow days, and we were enjoying a sunny 68 degrees! Don’t worry, the high here is 37 today…so that was short lived. I hate dramatic changes in temperature like that!

We even got a little golf in. Zoe loves dragging this set out to play. We have had it since she was 2 and it has definitely gotten its use!

I made some baked oatmeal bar Saturday morning to snack on. This has been one of my favorite things to make lately! The link for the recipe is here, I found it from a Whitney Simmons video. I don’t even have tik tok on my phone lol. I literally mix it up in the dish I am cooking it in, so it comes together real fast, has minimal clean up, and is seriously delicious!

We had hot dogs for lunch Saturday, and I grilled filets for dinner. It had been awhile since we had steaks, and man were they good! We have a little hot dog toaster that is similar to this one. They turn out perfect every single time! I love that you can toast the buns too, game changer really.

Yesterday we had tacos for lunch, and I had cooked ribs all day in the crock pot, then finished them off in the oven. They were amazing as well!!! I even made homemade fries in the air fryer to go with them. The meat was falling off the bones, just the way I like it.

Other than that, I spent the mornings trying to catch up with work before Zoe woke up. I did a good cleaning of the kitchen and bathrooms Saturday, and we got to see Chris’s parents some this weekend. I have a few house projects in mind that I want to work on, so I had been scouring the internet in search of items to make it happen. I really want to set up a coffee bar off our kitchen to free up the mug cabinet and get the coffee stuff off the counter. I think it would be cool to do some functional shelving above for decor, but also storage for some baking products.

I would also like to start decorating our house. Now that we have lived here for a year, I sort of know what I would like to see in some of the areas. I may start small in my office, and work my way around. Zoe’s room and our half bathroom are the only rooms we have finished. I like to look for pieces that I really love and have some type of meaning to me. I don’t like to just throw up anything on the walls, or have a certain theme or style that I stick to. It is why it takes me so long picking things out, to be honest. How do you decorate? Do you pick a theme, style, color combo and stick to it? Or are you more organic and just go with things you like and hope it works? Sometimes I buy one piece that really speaks to me, and then it takes me a year to find something else for the space that will look good with it.

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  • Reply Andrea Nine February 1, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Oh my gosh girl, I haven’t had a hotdog, a steak or ribs in forever! And now I want them all! Zoe looks so pretty in purple and I’m glad you had such great weather!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer February 1, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Really jealous of your weekend weather! It’s snowing here again but was cold and rainy/snowy all weekend. I would say my style leans towards mid-century modern… my sisters say I decorate like Ross from Friends. LOL. But it takes me forever to pick things out. I’m with you – I’m not really one to pick up random stuff from Home Goods or Target to just put on my walls!

  • Reply Missy @MySh*ttyKitchen February 1, 2021 at 11:12 am

    All of your food looks and sounds so yummy. Same weather here. It was 75 yesterday and 45 today. I hate when it does that. I have a lot of “antique” furniture from my grandmother and then add things in when they speak to me. Recently I got a bar cabinet and it is very modern but it works well. I love the coffee bar idea!

  • Reply Danielle February 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    I don’t have a theme to my house. I just find decor and find a room that it would go in. The only room that has a theme is my girls room. The food looks sooo good. I miss having ribs. And we are having tacos tonight!! Not going to lie, not cooking for a week has been good for my soul. Ha.

  • Reply Sierra February 1, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I don’t like dramatic changes in weather either but I will trade a freezing cold day for some sun and short sleeves. I’m very similar with decorating in our house too. We’ve been here two years and there are a lot of room that I don’t feel like are done. I like getting things as they come up and we know we’d like. I’ve made some impulse buys just to have something and usually end up reselling it because it’s not really what I wanted.

  • Reply Kate February 1, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Baked oatmeal?! YUM! The temps have been crazy here too – it was warm over the weekend, and it suddenly dipped today. It’s already more than 10 degrees colder than it was this morning and the wind is going crazy.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent February 1, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    I’ve been in our house for 20 years & I still want to decorate our house – HAHA
    I am so jealous of your warmer weather – even if its a day. We’re in a cold streak & I’m a VERY unhappy camper.
    I love that Zoe was trying out golf. You never know what she’s going to love & be good at

  • Reply Biana February 2, 2021 at 8:26 am

    All of your meals look incredible – like mouth watering good! I don’t necessarily stick to a theme when decorating, but more color palette! I’m looking forward to making some changes in the spring too! xo, Biana

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag February 2, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Oh man, I really need to do better with eating. LOL Those oatmeal bars look fantastic!


  • Reply laura February 2, 2021 at 11:44 am

    I love hot dogs, and don’t eat them nearly enough. Yours look delicious. We had really nice weather in NOLA too, and came back to this frigidness. Love that Z still plays with her golf set!!

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