Birmingham, weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I want a recount. It can’t possibly be Monday already?! This weekend we didn’t really have any plans for Saturday and Sunday, but it ended up being much busier than expected!

Friday – I met up with Laura after work Friday evening for the Pride of Dixie event at World of Beer. There were fifteen Alabama breweries in attendance with FORTY taps. Forty people. 4-0. Try picking a beer with all that going on! I couldn’t believe the turn out! I got there shortly after 5 PM and there wasn’t a single table available inside. About 15 minutes after I got there, all the outside tables were gone and there were people standing around everywhere. In 40 degree wet weather in Alabama might I remind you! Such an amazing event for this city and the breweries here! I tried the Rocket Republic Peanut Butter Astronut Brown beer. It was delicious!

World of Beer

Saturday morning I did a deep cleaning in the dogs room. I vacuumed, cleaned out their crates and threw out their old beds and blankets. Then they got baths as well, the little stinkers!

Chris and I headed down town after that and grabbed Jack Browns for lunch! It has been awhile since we have been and it was so damn delicious! I got the Danny Laruso (cream cheese and jalapeno jelly) and we split fries.


We then decided to hit up some thrift shops. We scored some really good deals on some old Xbox’s and a Sega. We decided if they didn’t work we would do something crafty with them. We also got some old Xbox games and a few Nintendo games that we didn’t have. From there we headed to TJ Maxx to get the dogs their new beds and I got the first piece for our gallery wall too!

Sunday – We met up with Chris’s parents for lunch at Village Tavern. They have the best crab dip!!! I also got their tomato basil soup and a spinach salad and failed to take pictures. From there, we headed to the Antique Flea Market Mall in Gardendale. You guys, we scored big time!!!


So many video games!!! A few were rare, hard to find ones. Also, I collect character glasses from the 60’s – 90’s and these ones were too good of deals to pass up. One day I will have to share my collection with you. One or two of these might be repeats but I dont care, these were a steal!

We got our grocery shopping done late in the evening and had peanut butter cookies for dinner.

And that was how the weekend just flew right on by!!!

In other news, Crispy M&M’s are back you guys!!!


I found that single serve pack at Walgreen’s but they have the full size bags at CVS. Go getcha some!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!



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  • Reply Laura January 26, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I still love that pigeon chillin with his pizza. I really think me and him could be friends! And those Flintstone glasses! Ugh, they bring back some childhood memories!!! Didn’t there used to be jelly or something in them?

  • Reply Julia January 26, 2015 at 8:31 am

    OMG, I remember those Flinstone glasses from back in the day! Love those! Love all of your thrift and antique store deals! We love going to Antique/thrift stores, you can find the coolest stuff for super cheap! Oooo, crispy M&M’s sound SO good right now!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph January 26, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Sounds like an awesome event on Friday. I’m glad you went!

    Love those old glasses from the flea market.

  • Reply Biana Perez January 26, 2015 at 8:58 am

    The antique flea market sounds like so much fun and I spy some really cute glasses!! I would give anything for weekends to just pause for a little bit and not fly by!! I haven’t had M&M’s since Jan.1 and i’m craving them so badly but only a few more days until i can have them again or not lol! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Reply Joey January 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I could have cried when I stopped by CVS (like, 6 minutes from my house) and found the big bags after I drove all the way out to walgreens the day before! But, it was worth it since walgreens had more of the new drugstore products out than CVS did so it wasn’t a wash! I’m so so glad they’re back!

  • Reply Marie January 26, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Everyone loves those crispy m&m’s. I have never had them. Will need to try them. Looks like it was a great weekend.

  • Reply Joy January 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I’m mad… it’s 9:08 and now I REALLY need Jack Brown Joint and their cowboy burger!!! Care to deliver one to me? You did cause this craving. Ha! Happy Monday!!!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth January 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

    How have I not gotten the crispy M&M’s or the red velvet oreos yet? I feel so deprived!!!!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As January 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

    OMG the Flinstone glasses. Love them! What a fun weekend!

  • Reply Kerry January 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I totally remember the Flinstone glasses. Good score!

  • Reply M @ The Sequin Notebook January 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    World of Beer sounds so awesome! And that burger is making me hungry just looking at it – yum! I totally agree that the weekend went way too fast, so here’s to the week going just as fast! xoxo

  • Reply kristen January 26, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    crispy m&ms! yum!
    those glasses are so cool – you definitely need to share your collection with us. and aw, sega. i think i would buy it if i saw it haha. so many memories. meanwhile, i want that burger in ma belleh.

  • Reply Brooks January 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Now I’m wanting a Danny Laruso, so freaking good!

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  • Reply Allison January 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Gotta love Nintendo games 🙂 I miss the good ole days playing with that console!

  • Reply Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation January 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Oh my! My mom used to have those Flinstones glasses! She still might!! Yay for clean dogs! I need to bathe ours myself.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says January 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Those Flintstone glasses!! I remember those!!!

    Our dogs got a bath this weekend, too, because they were stinky little shits. And of course now it’s raining and snowing and they smell again.

    Glad you had such a great weekend. Crab dip and beer sound like something I need to add to my menu ASAP.

  • Reply alyssa January 26, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Crispy M&Ms are the BEST!! Oh man I have to go out and find myself a bag now!

  • Reply Tracy January 26, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    That beer event sounds amazing!
    We did our grocery shopping Friday night…exciting stuff over here!

  • Reply tricia coniglio January 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Cookies for dinner?! My kinda night! The beer sounds pretty delish too – sounds like you like PB. I just had a Sega commercial just bounce in my head. Remember the one where it is like an aggressive/loudish tone and just says one word: SEGA!

  • Reply Amanda January 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I don’t even like beer but PEANUT BUTTER beer sounds DELICIOUS! (I swear, you dip a turd in peanut butter and I’d probably try it.)
    LOVE the glasses you picked up!!!!

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA January 27, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Character glasses!! I love finding things like that and I would LOVE to see your collection! Boomer is in need of a bath and we always clean his other stuff the same day so he’s all nice and clean. THat’s an awesome turnout for the brewery event, sounds like a fabulous weekend!

  • Reply Lynsey @ Eternally Wanderlyn January 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    One of my best friend’s was so excited that crispy M&Ms were back. They’re her favorite! lol. Peanut Butter beer sounds so interesting. Now I have to try it!

  • Reply bri @ deliciously active January 28, 2015 at 4:47 am

    I need a Jack Browns in my life. That burger looks (and sounds) delicious. Jalapeño jelly?! Sounds like heaven.

  • Reply ellesees January 28, 2015 at 6:43 am

    i love thrifting!!! you found some major scores!!

  • Reply Kay R. January 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Oh crispy M&M’s I want right now!

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