weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Is it just me, or is anyone else super stoked about the three day work week?!?!? But I know you are all dying to know what kind of shenanigans I got in to this weekend, so let’s dive in. Shall we?

Friday evening we met some friends at World of Beer. I tried a Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout as per J’s suggestion…and it was awesome!

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout

The rest of the weekend we hung around the house and it was a mixture of being productive and being lazy. It was perfect!!!

I watched I’ll be Home for Christmas with Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Such a great 90’s movie!!! It had probably been years since I have seen it last. I tried to watch Bridget Jone’s Diary but I wasn’t in the mood I don’t think, so I switched to Home Alone. I also watched Frozen for the first time! I know, I know…I hadn’t gotten around to it. But it was so cute and I am glad I saw it!


Elsa and I are kindred spirits…

Do yourself a favor and grab a can of this Trader Joe’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate. It was amazing and went along nicely with my movie watching!

Trader Joe's Peppermint Hot Chocolate

It had been a long time since I have made a big breakfast for us, so I decided to surprise Chris with maple sausage,eggs and hash browns Sunday morning. Mine was sans eggs because I have been on an I hate eggs kick the last few months.


I got a lot of work done on a new side project!!! Laura and I have started a local food blog called Besties do Bham! It is in the early stages but it is live and running. It is going to be so fun to work together on it. Follow along if you want to see some Birmingham Food Porn!!

Other things that make me happy..IMG_6826

If things look wonky around here and pictures are missing, terribly sorry. I am working on fixing it. Linking up with Biana. I hope you all have a great, short week!

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  • Reply Heather November 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I have been on an I hate eggs kick, too! So excited for you girls and your Bham food blog, going to have to check it out! I think I know where I’m going over lunch…Trader Joes!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston November 23, 2015 at 9:03 am

    All i want are those hash browns for breakfast!! YUM! Happy short work week girl! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine November 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Guess what? I’ve never seen Frozen either! Gotta do it!! I LOVE the name for your food blog! I am so excited to check it out and may mean I will need to make a trip to your neck of the woods for some yummy grub!! Your tree makes me happy too, so pretty!! Love that snoopy mug and just chilling watching Christmas movies by tree light!!! Happy beginning of your short week, whoohoo!!

  • Reply Kelli November 23, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Whoo-hoo sort work weeks!!

    Breakfast looks delicious too.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 23, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Kudos on your new side project! That’s exciting.

    I’ve never seen Frozen and don’t plan on it.

  • Reply laura November 23, 2015 at 10:33 am

    SO excited for Besties do Bham!! It’s going to be so awesome!!! And I love Frozen! It’s so cute! Olaf — is the best.

  • Reply Tracie November 23, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I’ve never seen frozen, but all the kids at work LOVE it. I also generally don’t eat eggs. I just don’t want to.

  • Reply Cara November 23, 2015 at 10:53 am

    JTT was my main squeeze way back when. I used to have his posters along with Backstreet Boys all over my walls-haha. I always highly enjoy watching all the cheesy holiday movies from the 90’s.

  • Reply Mattie November 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I watched I’ll Be Home for Christmas for the FIRST TIME either last year or the year before and it’s awesome. I want to watch it again this year for sure! I love your Christmas decor! I still haven’t really gotten into the Christmas spirit with music or decor yet…but I love seeing it everywhere else. If that makes sense. ha! I hope I get into the spirit ASAP!!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders November 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

    So glad you loved Frozen and finally got a chance to watch it! It’s such a cute Disney movie! I love all of your Christmas decorations! They’re so cute, and it’s making me want to decorate so bad! Only six more days! And I’ll definitely be stopping by to pick up some of that Trader Joe’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate! It sounds perfect for the holidays!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis November 23, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I haven’t seen Frozen either. Congrats on the new blog…sounds like a fun little venture to take on. Your Christmas tree looks so pretty!

  • Reply Erin LFF November 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

    It’s just you…. 😉 I only get off Thursday and then work Fri, Sat AND Sun- haha, football life!! I’m glad you finally watched Frozen, I love all Disney movies! We watched Christmas Vacation over the weekend and now I’m officially ready to get our tree up this week

  • Reply Katie MacDonald November 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Wohoo to the food blog! What a fun idea. I have never seen Frozen! I love that peppermint hot chocolate too, add some Baileys in it and yum. Sounds like a very relaxing weekend. We got our tree up! Can’t wait to decorate it this week.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista November 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Your tree is gorgeous! Congrats on the new food blog! So looking forward to the holiday weekend <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky November 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    my husband is bah humbug because he feels that it’s too early to put up christmas stuff! but after much badgering by me and kayla, he put up the lights, turned them on and put up our christmas inflatables. your tree looks so awesome!

  • Reply Jenna November 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Oh, I’ll have to check out the food blog. I’m a big fan of Birmingham restaurants, and we go out to eat about once per week. I wanna see if you guys find any places I’m unfamiliar with.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth November 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Adding that to my Trader Joe’s list! How have I not seen that before?!?!?

  • Reply Jessica November 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I’ll Be Home for Christmas is the best! “Nobody yammies in my sister’s handbag!!” bahaha I use that line all the time. And OMG so glad you finally watched Frozen, it’s the best, I swear I’ve seen it at least 50 times no lie lol and Elsa is definitely my kindred spirit too because I LOVE the cold.. except I actually like Anna better than Elsa, she’s funnier. Oh and I want that peppermint hot chocolate, yum!

  • Reply Jackie Hogston November 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    So excited for the short work week!!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t seen Frozen yet (well I guess now I am lol) I’m determined to see it this year! I’ll have to pick up some of the hot chocolate for when I watch it because I’m obsessed with all things seasonal from Trader Joes!!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer November 23, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Words cannot express my excitement for a 3 day week. Why can’t they all be this way? I haven’t seen Frozen, either! And I’m getting that hot chocolate. Congratulations on your food blog! That is awesome!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo November 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Better late then never on Frozen. I ran across that 90’s movie this weekend & started watching it but had to leave. I’m sure they’ll be playing it 50 times before Christmas gets here.

  • Reply Kerry November 23, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    I haven’t seen Frozen yet, thank goodness. Sounds like a relaxing weekend. I am hoping to get up some decorations this weekend.

  • Reply ellesees.net November 24, 2015 at 7:42 am

    wait–do i follow on snapchat? i’m ellesees on there. i was hoping to get xmas stuff up this week, but i am so busy that it ain’t happening until i get back home on sunday. omg i am dreading the 923495 pics of thanksgiving dinners. it’s all relatively the same, lol.

  • Reply kristen November 24, 2015 at 8:38 am

    i am on a i hate eggs kick lately as well. love the idea of surprising hubby with breakfast, i might do that this weekend. good idea! might invite my brother in law over too, my MIL is out of town.
    yay frozen! i loved it. not as much as the rest of the world is obsessed with it, but it was good.

  • Reply Marie November 24, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Yay for short weeks! Your Christmas tree looks great!

  • Reply Amanda November 24, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    They had Home Alone in theaters a couple of weeks ago for like 2 days or something like that, for the 25th anniversary. Pete and I went and it was so much fun! I watched it again on TV last night, too. I swear, I can’t get enough of that damn movie… I’ve been known to watch the DVD in the summer, too! lol

  • Reply Duckie November 29, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Omg JTT! I was obsessed with him when I was little! Need to start watching some Christmas movies to get into the spirit!

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