weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Another weekend is on the books!

Friday we decided to keep it chill. I made chicken enchiladas for dinner and we caught up on some of our shows for the week. I am so glad everything is back on now!!!

Saturday morning we got an early start and hit up the thrift store in Pell City and grabbed some lunch at Hwy 55. Hwy 55 is a cute little diner in Pell City that has 50’s-60’s decor and music and serves up some delicious hamburgers! Chris and I both ate for under $20, so it is a great deal too!

Hwy 55

After lunch we were off to watch my nephew’s basketball game. It is always entertaining to watch kids sports. Parents get angry, the coaches are out of control, and there are just some kids that you know are going to be trouble when they are older by watching how they play. I am proud to say that Christopher conducts himself very well! I think he was a little nervous to have extra people watching him this past weekend though, he usually is one of the stars on his team but this week they lost their game. I am just glad that I got to go and I hope to make another before the season is over!

Christophers GameHe’s number 10 and was the starter of the game!

After the game, Chris and I decided to make a spontaneous trip to Gadsden since we were only 20 minutes away! We visited all the thrift shops there and then headed to Back Forty Brewery to grab a cold one. Back Forty is one of my favorite Alabama Breweries and I am so glad that we got to visit. It is such a cool space!

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These doors!!!!

Chris got Truck Stop Honey and I got the Paw Paw’s Peach Patch. So delicious!!! While we were there we noticed that they sold beer vinegar. I have got to scour Pinterest for some recipes for it because that sounds amazing!!!

On our way back to our house, we decided to order Papa Sal’s for dinner. Papa Sal’s is this cute mom and pop Italian Restaurant in Clay. They have great prices and delicious food! I ordered the cheese ravioli with a house salad. It comes with a piece of homemade bread as well. Their house dressing is freaking amazing and one of my favorite salads from any where!


After dinner, we stayed up to see if our game systems we purchased that day had worked. They did!!! I wanted to catalog all of our games so we don’t buy duplicates (we have done that several times already). I tried a few different apps and they all suck!!! Why isn’t there a good one??? Anyone know of one? I wasted about 30 minutes trying to do this and got no where. Chris talked me in to playing a game instead so I decided to partake in some Scooby Doo gaming!


This one is so fun, but sort of hard! Why are all the cartoon games so damn hard?

Sunday morning I did some blog things, pursued Pinterest and meal planned. We then did our grocery shopping and I had lots of prepping to do for the week. We finally settled in to watch the super bowl but only lasted to after half time. I don’t really care about either team but was pulling for the Seahawks. I felt the commercials and half time show were lackluster. I love Katy Perry, but it the half time show wasn’t really anything special in my opinion until the very end with the flying star. I will say props to her for sticking to her true self. And I loved that Missy Elliot was there. My favorite commercial was Best Buds but I had already seen it on the spoiler that was going around on Twitter. The dog and horse get me every time!

In other news, my veggie spiralizer came in and I can’t freaking wait to use it!!! I have a sesame zucchini recipe and brown buttered sweet potato recipe that I am going to try this week! You know I will be sharing if they are good!



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  • Reply Brooks February 2, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Sounds like an adventurous weekend. Let me know how that spiralizer works, I’ve been wanting.

  • Reply ellesees February 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

    i got a $5 spiral thing–it was in my dec coffee and chit chat—and i LOVE it. you will too.

  • Reply Laura February 2, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Ahhh!! We’re getting one of those Hwy 55 places in Homewood! They haven’t opened yet! Can’t wait until they do! Ugh, that Budweiser commercial — tears. Let me know how your spiral thingie is!

  • Reply Joey February 2, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I didn’t watch a second of the super bowl so THANK YOU for sharing that commercial. Animal friendships get me EVERY SINGLE TIME! Your weekend, once again, was so delightfully food filled that it makes my mouth water first thing in the AM!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph February 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Miss Elliot stole the show!

    I love the doors on that place.

    Happy Monday!

  • Reply Ashley February 2, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I love Hwy 55!

  • Reply Ralph February 2, 2015 at 10:30 am

    One day I hope to go to Back Forty. It seems like a cool place. I also need to try out Hwy 55. Seems like a place that I would like.

  • Reply Julia February 2, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Omg, that Budweiser commercial was so sweet!! The puppy and the horse and the wolf and the horses coming to the rescue! ::bawls:: I need to get a spiralizer but I’m afraid Adam would not look kindly on the idea of zucchini or sweet potato noodles for dinner. Maybe I will try it and see what he says! 😉

  • Reply Kelli February 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I love Hwy 55, their burgers are sooooo good!

    Half time was good but I think Missy stole Katy’s show. 🙂

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter February 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I didn’t love Katy Perry’s show either. She looked so awkward dancing to Missy Elliott. No bueno. I was embarrassed for her.

  • Reply Amanda February 2, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Holy shit. That cheese ravioli! ! !!!!!!!!!! DLfuaewopriuewaoihdfuhasdfuhsdluiew%$#?@$#

  • Reply kristen February 2, 2015 at 11:17 am

    so much good food! i didn’t watch the super bowl or anything so i didn’t see that totally adorable commercial!! it wins all the awards haha! i have a spiralizer thingy but haven’t used it yet – waiting for a recipe to catch me eye!

  • Reply Kerry February 2, 2015 at 11:37 am

    The Budweiser commercial got me all teary eyed so cute!! You will love the spiralizer, so worth the money!

  • Reply Erin LFF February 2, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Yess, I seriously want a veggie spiraler, but I keep telling myself I can’t add anything else to our already over-stuffed, tiny kitchen- lol! One day I’ll have a big kitchen and can have every single gadget I want in it 😉 A Hwy 55 opened near us about a year ago but we still have yet to try it out- thanks for the reminder that I need to try it!!

  • Reply Wendy@BlushandBarbells February 2, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I LURV my spiralizer! I pretty much only make sweet potato fries with it, but I still love it!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says February 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I LOVE 50s style diners!!! I have a mild obsession with the 50s and those are about as close as I’ll ever get until time travel becomes real and that’s where you’ll be able to find me.

    I need a spiralizer in my life. I really do.

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design February 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Scooby Doo gaming! Lol – that’s just like me. “Oh, I get to choose the game? Something cartoon-y please.” Right now Ryan and I are playing the Wii Mario game, and also Zelda: The Wind Waker. I actually thought I was starting to get good at games, and then Ryan let slip that it’s all in easy mode. 😛

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston February 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I’m so happy with the return of all my shows!!! You are going to love making food with the spiralizer – everything is just so delicious!!! That dinner you got from Papa Sals looked incredible – I just ate lunch and now I want that!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Reply Pamela February 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    OMG girl, all of your food looks amazing! Wait. You live near Gadsden? How did I not know this? My family lives in Albertville! I’ll have to check out that brewery the next time I’m up there!

  • Reply Allison February 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    That cheese ravioli looks divine!!!!! And I’ve heard great things about that spiral cutter thing. Hopefully it works well for you 🙂

  • Reply Emily February 2, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Your weekend sounds so fun & eventful! That brewery is right up my alley and the food at Papa Sal’s look soo good! Can’t wait to see some of your recipes with the spiral veggie slicer! I’ve yet to get one but I’ve been reading so many fun reviews and recipes!

  • Reply Kay R. February 2, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Your food gets me every time. Every single time lol I didnt watch the game so I cant comment on that but yay you for a great weekend!

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA February 3, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    That looks like the coolest brewery! I love the outdoor porch section! If you find a good way to catalog, let me know; I’ve always just used Excel. Lame. My friend just got her spiralizer today and I need to order mine, lol.

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie February 3, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    You got a spiralizer!! so jealous!

  • Reply Kenzie Smith February 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I love coming across little 50’s-themed diners. That cheese ravioli looks so delicious. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Katy’s half time show. It just seemed to be a little much for me. I am bummed the Seahawks lost — better luck next year 😀

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