weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

The Monday of a three day work week is always so much easier to handle, isn’t it? You guys, I am exhausted! This weekend we were go go go and I didn’t get home until after 8:30 last night. Normally I am one with the couch after like 5pm on Sundays. The good news is I  hit my goal steps each day this weekend! Too bad I left my fitbit at home on Saturday. Such a waste of steps, right???

Friday lunch was sushi from Whole Foods after running some errands.


Friday after work we hung out at home and had some friends over. We ordered a pizza and I finished reading my book while the boys played Madden 16.

Saturday we were up and out the door early to get a handle on our Christmas shopping!!! We headed over to The Summit and were there when the stores opened. Let’s just say that Santa was extra generous to me this year 🙂 We got a few other people ticked off the list and were starving by the time lunch rolled around. J Alexander’s Thai Kai Salad for the win!

Thai Kai Salad

I curled my hair Saturday all by myself. Miracles do happen! On a related note, how do you all handle brushing your hair out at the end of the of the day without a million pieces of hair breaking? #finehairproblems

Curly hair

We met up with a friend at World of Beer for a quick drink to relax after all the crazy.


Then we met up with Chris’s parents and sister and her family at Crazy Horse for a nice dinner. Hello delicious Filet!!!

Crazy Horse

Yesterday we were up and out the door pretty early again. I did get a chance to catch up on some magazine reading first though. After some shopping, we had lunch at Chuy’s.


I discovered that Harry Potter Butterscotch Beer exists!!! And resisted the urge to purchase the sugar laden beverage. Maybe next time I will indulge.

Harry Potter Butterscotch Beer

We were in search for a hot commodity, apparently. Luckily after like 3 hours of searching, my mom was able to track one down for us and I went to her house last night and scooped it up. Thanks mom!!! While I was there, she passed my grandmother’s trivet and pot holders on to me. As soon as I saw them, memories of my grandmother’s dining room table came back to me. So sweet of her.


I love having pieces like this that bring back such a special time. I will be sure to incorporate them in to my traditions going forward 🙂

And that was my weekend folks!! I ate way too much good food, probably spent way too much money shopping…but we had a wonderful time!!! Let’s just try to get through these next three days at work, huh? Why is the end of the year always so crazy at work? Why do places wait til the last month to get all their deals closed?!?!

Have a great week!!! Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply B @ Sequin Notebook December 21, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Your curled hair came out so pretty! I had to laugh about the Fitbit steps…I couldn’t wear mine on Saturday because I was in a wedding and all I could think about were the uncounted steps, haha! Now I’m off to track down that Harry Potter beer…T would love it!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Literally all the food in this post is making my mouth water – I want that sushi for breakfast haha!! I love how your hair looks curled – great job girl!! Sounds like you had an incredibly productive weekend which is the best! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I don’t understand why all of the good deals are always at the end of the year either! I’m a lot more likely to stock up for myself during other times during the year! Your hair looked so good curled, and all of the food you had this weekend looked amazing! You definitely can’t go wrong with Chuy’s! It sounds like y’all were able to accomplish a lot this weekend, but I feel you about needing that time to relax on Sunday. Hopefully this week goes by quickly and we have a nice long weekend to relax, hopefully!

  • Reply Laura December 21, 2015 at 9:31 am

    ugh, I want all of that food! That filet looks awesome sauce, and I want to eat it all. We were actually pretty good this weekend, and i’m surprised we didn’t run into you at the Summit — we finally got a chance to hit up TJs!!! Your hair looks awesome curled — good job, now come do mine. 🙂

  • Reply kristen December 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

    your hair looks so cute!! you go girl! my hair seriously breaks all the time as well, i basically don’t brush it all anymore unless i have to.. that sounds weird doesn’t it? i use my fingers when i curl it, and i wash it if it gets too knotty haha.
    butterscotch beer! i need it.

  • Reply katie December 21, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I’m always envious of all your yummy looking food! Yay to a three day work week, I’ve barely gotten anything done so far today, too excited!!!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 21, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Dying over that good looking food! We had a similar day yesterday and I was so tired this morning! I am thankfully taking Wednesday off, too. You are right- the end of the year at work is nuts. I have a 4 hour meeting tomorrow. No thanks! Happy Monday!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 21, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Get outta town again, my mom has my grandmothers trivet too, the exact same “kitchen” one but she hasn’t given it to me. I am so telling her that Nadine got hers already, so sweet!!! Pretty hair girly!! Umm, Thai salad extrodinaire!! Looks so good! Woohoo 3 day week, gotta love it but do not love it’s this close….I need more time to bask in the Christmas magic.

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots December 21, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I want that butterscotch beer! And omg my fine hair is always breaking off, its awful! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo December 21, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Tis the time of year to eat all the things and spend a little too much in my opinion. Sounds like a great weekend! I’m with you though, I’m exhausted after running around all weekend.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis December 21, 2015 at 10:53 am

    You’re hair looks great curled…I’m terrible at styling my hair but need to give it another try. Oh and that salad looks amazing!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista December 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Your hair came out amazing! I so wish I could curl my own hair, it’s only happened like once or twice. And tis the season for crazy packed weekends!

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Mattie December 21, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I want alll the food. The sushi, the salad, the dinner, the Mexican…yum! I think I might stop and get grocery store sushi for dinner tonight now…thanks for the idea! I love hand me downs like that that remind you of childhood! So special.

  • Reply kathy@more coffee, less talky December 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    i love your hair!! and how i prevent hair breakage…i never brush my hair. ever. i don’t even own a brush :s

  • Reply Cara December 21, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    That’s the biggest salad I’ve ever seen in my life!-haha Your hair looks so cute curled! 🙂

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says December 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    My daughter has fine hair and when we need to get rid of the curls, we just stick her in the shower and tell her to wash her hair. It does the trick.

    So many delicious food pictures. I kind of hate you right now. #hungry

  • Reply Kerry December 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    The food at Chuy’s looks amazing. The butter beer sounds interesting you’ll have to let us know what you think once you try it.

  • Reply Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1 December 21, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I totally need some HP beer. I have a major shedding / hair breaking problem as well, and always try to comb my hair gently before trying to brush it. I’ve also been known condition my hair before washing it to get tangles out. This 3 day work week is killing me!

  • Reply Jasmine@makingrestorations December 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    The Harry Potter Butterscotch beers looks amazing! Too bad it’s non-alcoholic…wow now I sound like an alcoholic

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 21, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    THAT SALAD!!!! I’d have it toppled over in 3.4 seconds.

    Yep – its hard to comb out curly hair at the end, but I figure when I straighten my hair, I loose as much hair then – its just if you want to loose your hair the end or the beginning of the day 🙂 haha

  • Reply Kaitlyn Danielle December 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I love sushi. I didn’t know whole foods sells it! Hahaha, so I love that E Card! Seriously though, shopping for others can just be so….mind boggling and exhausting. I walked into bath and body works to get someone a gift, but all they listed was bath and body works products, so I had no clue what scents they preferred. A gift card would of been the way to go! Instead, I just got a little bit of everything. Hand sanitizer, lotion, and perfume, check.

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