Weekend Shenanigans

Oh hey, Monday! You came way too soon. WAY TOO SOON! I had a super busy weekend, so let’s just get right to it…shall we?

Friday – I met up with my friend Chris for lunch Friday. We met at Jimmy John’s down the street from my office and it is always a pleasure to have lunch with her πŸ™‚ I ordered the beach club…because avocado….and it was delicious as always!


Friday after work I met up with Laura to go to the Southern Women’s Show! It was ladies night out on Friday Evening. There were a ton of venders there with cosmetics, clothes, services, etc.IMG_3826-1.JPG

At 6:30 pm there was a firefighter fashion show to benefit breast cancer. Laura and I are glad that we stuck around for it! The show was PG 13, the guys came out in some very nice outfits provided by Macy’s…and they might have started taking off their shirts πŸ˜‰ Then at the end they all came out in uniform. The sacrifices that Laura and I make on a Friday evening for charity…and blogs….ya know….



Saturday – I woke up early Saturday morning and got a few things done around the house. I then got ready and met up with my mom in Trussville for a little while. She was at Kohl’s when I got there so we walked around there for awhile. I tried on some things just for fun and she ended up buying me a bunch of it for Christmas! Soooo can December get here please? After that, I headed out to my friend Courtney’s bridal shower.


Chris, Rashmin and I will be heading to Houston Texas for Courtney’s wedding in November! Girls trip!

The bridal shower was at 2:00 pm and the Bama game started at 2:30 pm, so after the shower I raced back to Trussville to meet up with Chris at his parents house to catch the last quarter of the game. It was a sad day for Bama fans as we fell to Ole Miss. At least my GA Dawgs won.

Sunday – I woke up early Sunday morning and finished cleaning the house. We met up with Laura and B at World of Beer for a mimosa before we headed to Breaking Bread.

We had media passes for the Breaking Bread and we were super excited! Laura and I talked about how when we were in high school, we both really wanted to be in journalism some how when we grew up. While neither of us are writing for a newspaper or TV station….having those media passes made us feel super awesome!



This event was amazing!!! We could not have asked for better weather for the day! It was perfect! There were a lot of people there, but not so many that it was uncomfortably crowded or anything like that. We didn’t really have to wait in lines for food either. You basically walked right up to each restaurant and could talk to each of the people working about the food, or their venue, or anything else you wanted.

And you guys….the food…..the food was AMAZING. Some of the best restaurants in Birmingham were represented and you could tell! I let Laura take most of the pictures for with her fancy camera, but I did snap a few with my phone for this post today.


Braised short rib over slaw


Homemade ice cream with warm apple cobbler


Salmon on a sweet potato chip


ham and cheese sandwich


different types of sausage, one was dipped in pepper jelly and there is a sausage spread on the piece of bread that was just delicious!

Not pictures was tons of amazing food! Hot waffles withΒ pork and a balsamic glaze reduction, sausage over corn bread pudding, scallops, sausage sliders, pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate beer pudding, and so much more!!!!

I am so happy how far Birmingham has come. It really has turned in to a foodie town and these restaurants make me proud. The event was held at Railroad Park, which in itself is another huge accomplishment for Birmingham. The park is beautiful! I may share some of Laura’s pictures later this week with you!

After eating all of the food, sitting through a wine tasting and drinking lots of local craft beers in the beer garden, we made our way over to the lawn to sit and listen to some live music. They had a great band there that was playing what Chris called “whiskey music.” Just take a look at how beautiful the sky was!




I tried to be all artistic and get the skyline in Chris’s glasses

After we left Breaking Bread, Chris and I headed to Target to get some groceries for the week and came home and called it a night…watching reruns of How I Met Your Mother while doing some laundry.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


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  • Reply Kristen October 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    you had a jam packed weekend! i love the dress you wore to the shower, and yay for christmas presents – but no december can stay far away for now! lol. and you’re so fancy with your passes, and the food looks amazing!! i wish my city was a foodie city, although probably best that it’s not, lol

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As October 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Oh hello firefighters!! Looks like a fun weekend & the food looks really good.

  • Reply Mree October 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    What an action packed weekend!! Sounds like fun tho!! the food looks so good. Now, I’m hungry!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Jam packed! You are a woman about town. Both Friday night & Sunday’s events look awesome. I’m glad you went and shared them, although I am quite hungry now.

  • Reply kathy@vodka and soda October 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    that food!!! i’m hungry now, so thanks for that! πŸ˜€

    sounds like an amazing weekend. i love going to those types of shows with gal pals…always such a blast.

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Kate October 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    The beach club is always my Jimmy John’s pick too. This whole post made my hungry!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth October 6, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Very artistic indeed girl! πŸ˜‰ Wait….I think my building may be on fire……dang……

    I got JJ for the first time on an “unwich”…..it made me sad not to get the bread but it was actually pretty good have you had it that way before? Looks like a beautiful weekend wasn’t the weather incredible??!?!?

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New October 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Your weekend makes my weekend look really lame! πŸ˜‰ Looks like you had a blast and all that yummy food, NOM! Yay for Christmas presents!!

  • Reply Lauren October 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Houstonnnnnn! Only we might be having a housewarming party that weekend so we will have to talk about the times you’re free! πŸ™‚ I too always go for the beach club but on wheat because I love their wheat bread. Sounds like tons of fun events this weekend. I need to learn to apply for media passes to fun things!

  • Reply Erin LFF October 6, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    What an AWESOME weekend!! I think you did more in one weekend than I’ve done like… all summer! LOL πŸ™‚

  • Reply Leeann @ Join the Gossip October 6, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    ANNNNNNNNNND now I’m hungry lol! Forget the rest of the awesomeness, the fact that you got to watch firefighters take off their shirts = best.weekend.ever.

    Thanks for linking up for MMG πŸ™‚

  • Reply Pinky October 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    That show looks amazing!!!!! Especially the firefighters, ow ow! And all that food, YUM!

  • Reply tricia congilio October 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I am so glad to see the entertainment, errr, um…. the guys supporting the cause were in great shape! I dated a firefighter a few years ago and I was super excited for my friends to meet his firefighter friends until I saw them….. not so much. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the ones at your event!

    The food looked so good! I bought some pepper jelly on a trip up north and thought it might be good with peanut butter but it was kinda weird and now I don’t know what to do with it. Once I saw this post I thought I could pair it with hot links or other sausage.

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design October 6, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    This is making me so hungry. (P.S. I thought everyone was pretty much over How I Met Your Mother after the last season aired, so I’m glad I’m not the only one who still likes the show! Although I do hate the last season.)

  • Reply kerry October 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Our firefighters aren’t that hot. Wow! The food looks amazing, and so awesome you got press passes! Looks like an awesome weekend!

  • Reply Joy October 7, 2014 at 1:09 am

    AHHHH… those firefighter pics!! I can only imagine the cat calling that was going on! And believe it or not, I’ve never eaten at Jimmy Johns. Terry says I really need to go with him one day. Looks like y’all had a crazy busy, but fun weekend!! Only for more days til the next one!!

  • Reply Em October 7, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Wow girl you had an awesome weekend! And that fashion show? Yes please! And omg I’m always a sucker for Jimmy Johns. I can eat it for days lol.

  • Reply kay R October 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Sounds like a fab weekend girl!!! Im dying at the fashion show pics!!!

  • Reply Morgan October 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    What a jam packed and fun weekend you had!! Those firefighters though…. hell yes!! πŸ˜‰ haha

  • Reply Liz @ Fitness Blondie October 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Gosh you have the best weekend’s girl!!! I am not one for a southern woman’s show, but damn if those firefighter’s would not get me there, hahahaha

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie October 8, 2014 at 1:59 am

    as usual, i want all the food. ALL THE FOOD. And the firefighters too

  • Reply Duckie October 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I always look forward to your weekend shenanigans posts because I know that they’re always full of amazing drool-worthy food pics!

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