weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Hello, February!!! I hope everyone enjoyed their last weekend of January. Is it just me, or is January the longest month ever???

Every Friday for the last three years, I have met my “Friday Lunch Club” for lunch at various locations around town. We started out as a foursome and were cleverly named “The Indian,” “The Mexican,” “The Texan,” and “The Yankee.” We are a diverse group, what can I say. I am sure you figured out that I am “The Yankee” by process of elimination. Last May, we said goodbye to “The Texan” as she moved back to Texas. This Friday we said goodbye to “The Indian,” as she is off to India until May. We tried a new to us spot over in Homewood, Crape Myrtle Cafe.

First of all, Crape Myrtle Cafe is located in the back of a book store. You all know my love for books!! I am so going to have to come back here when I am not rushed to go back to the office! Also, we noticed that we were the youngest patrons by about 50 years, no big deal.


I ordered the fresh fruit salad with grilled chicken and it was completely Whole 30 compliant. Hurrah!


Then it was time to take our last selfie and give our good wishes to our sweet, sweet friend on her journey.


Now it is just “The Mexican” and I, but we will continue our lunches!!!

And I would like to take a moment to wish “The Mexican” the happiest, of happy Birthdays!!! Her birthday was yesterday! I know she reads my blog sometimes, and I hope she knows how important and special her friendship is to me. There isn’t a more genuine and spiritual girl out there than her. I cant be more thankful for this group of girls. No matter if we are together or apart, there is a special place in my heart for all of them. The “Friday Lunch Club” has seriously been one of the highlights of my week every week for the last few years. I know we were all brought together for a reason.

Friday evening, I made Chicken Tandoori with California Sweet Potato chips and fell asleep on the couch watching reruns of New Girl. Such a bad ass, I know!


Saturday morning I started a new book, Taste, and cleaned the house. Then we were off to watch my nephews basketball game!!! I would have snapped a picture but my younger nephew confiscated my phone for all his gaming pleasures and basically ignored his older brothers game. The game was pretty eventful with two overtimes and finally ending in a tie! We then went to Logan’s to celebrate the awesome job and chat with my sister! Oh the laughs we had!!!

Chris and I parted ways with them and headed to a variety store in Gadsden where we found all these amazing Snoopy treasures!!! You know our love for Snoopy!!!


We also hit up a few thrift stores and Bargain Hunt in the area. I had to text my sister a picture of the 2gether CD we saw!!! We were obsessed! you + me = us

Don’t even act like you don’t know what I am talking about!!!

We headed to Chris’s parents house that evening to catch up with them, then headed home to get caught up on some of our shows.

Sunday was a day of meal planning, grocery shopping and Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Chicago Med/Fire watching! Why didn’t PD come on? Boo!!!


I hated having to use my free reward drink on tea instead of a super expensive latte concoction but it was going to run out before my Whole 30 was up!!! The unsweetened Passion Tango was a great choice though, very refreshing.

Overall it was a fabulous weekend! Linking up with Biana.

I will be completing Whole 30 this week and I will be sure to give you all the low down on my thoughts, any struggles, slip ups, and will answer any questions you guys have! Hope you all have a fabulous week!

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  • Reply Christina February 1, 2016 at 5:35 am

    How is it February already!? Lunch club sounds awesome. My friends and I used to do a dinner club but over the years it’s stopped 🙁 have a great day!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply Amanda February 1, 2016 at 7:07 am

    That salad looks amazing… I love fruit and nuts in a salad!!!!! Is cheese Whole 30? B/c there’s a really good salad they call the “Michigan Salad” with dried cherries, almond slices, bleu cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette that is THE BOMB that you HAVE to try.
    Happy birthday to The Mexican! 😀
    I have 2Gether on my iPod! lmao

  • Reply Kelli February 1, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Boo to lunch friends going away but I would totally eat at the old lady cafe in the book store. That sounds like my kind of place. haha

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine February 1, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I know, darn PD re-run! With it being February sweeps, there are to be some great episodes this month! I love fruit and nuts in my salad too and that lunch club was such a wonderful idea maybe I should start one, LOL! I hope your Monday is marvelous!!

  • Reply ellesees.net February 1, 2016 at 8:49 am

    i love that you have a group with nicknames-too funny. here’s to adding more to the group! i’m known as google since i’m the nerd of the group!

  • Reply Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire February 1, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Life is best served with great friends! I love that you have your lunch friends. Times change and people move away, but you are right . . . they will always hold a special place in your heart. So sweet.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston February 1, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Nothing like being the youngest people there to give you a little extra pep in your step! I literally started singing that song that 2Gether had – you + me = US!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Laura February 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

    soooo, what I hear is that you need a lunch club replacement??? 🙂 Happy birthday to the Mexican!! And sweet score on all the snoopy stuff! every time I see a snoopy, I always think of you and Chris!!

  • Reply kathy at more coffee, less talky February 1, 2016 at 9:47 am

    2gether? never heard of them.
    we used to have a breakfast club when i worked downtown and everyday, we’d meet at 7am at union station to eat bfast. it was awesome!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer February 1, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I love your lunch group! That is so cool. Can’t believe you’re done with Whole30! Can’t wait to hear your take on it; I know you’ll be honest! Happy Monday, girl!

  • Reply Amy February 1, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Sounds like a great weekend! I need a lunch club but all my friends are lame and work too hard, on Friday I am always like let’s goooooo! Can you believe tomorrow is our last day? Holy shit that went fast. I need a week to process all of my thoughts into a post but looking forward to the last link up tomorrow!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots February 1, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Ok I need to eat a salad with fruit now, yum! I wish I could join your lunch group, it sounds like fun! And my mom would loooove that Easter Snoopy bowl, she is Snoopy obsessed! I think she already has both of those glasses.

  • Reply marie February 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I love that you have lunch friends. That is such a great idea!! Love all the snoopy stuff you scored.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph February 1, 2016 at 10:46 am

    This makes me want iced tea. I need to brew some at home tonight!

    I love the idea of a lunch club.

  • Reply Myra February 1, 2016 at 10:50 am

    That salad looks freakin’ good! So proud of you for killin’ the Whole 30! I want to try it soon, but am waiting to see how much all of you awesome ladies who did it enjoyed it and what benefits y’all saw from it 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Ohhh – I love using my free rewards on their tea – some of them get pricey too 🙂
    (Love your purse)
    I want a little eating spot in a book store – that has to be the neatest place to have one!

  • Reply Cara February 1, 2016 at 11:02 am

    What a fun idea to have a Friday Lunch Club! That salad looks ah-mazing!

  • Reply Carly February 1, 2016 at 11:58 am

    2gether!!! Ahh I loved that show. I miss the days of Nsync and Backstreet Boys ruling the world. Looks like a great weekend!

  • Reply Kay R. February 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    haha its just you because I think January FLEW (or maybe thats just me)
    PS i see the instagrams – you are rocking whole 30 girlie!

  • Reply Erin LFF February 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I officially need a lunch club now! 🙂 How fun are you girls?! And you can’t go wrong with New Girl re-runs, I don’t care what anyone says!! 😉

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo February 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I have a free drink coupon I’ve been saving for weeks because I don’t want to waste it on a $2 tea or black coffee! Sounds like a great weekend. I wish I had a Friday lunch club that would be such a fun think to look forward to each week and spend time away from the office. Maybe at the new job! haha. We’re almost done with whole30! What’s going to be your first thing to try after you’re done?

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth February 1, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Can’t wait to read your Whole30 thoughts! I also thought of you when we watched the Originals last night so glad it is back!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 1, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Way to go for sticking with Whole30, even through your last Friday Lunch Club before you friend moved away! Having people move has got to be the worst part about being an adult! You start to get close with them, and then they move to another city, state, or other country. Thank goodness for technology so we can all stay in contact, right? It sounds like you had such a great weekend, and I can’t wait to hear all about your Whole30 experience!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis February 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Your lunch club get-togethers sounds so good. It’s unfortunate 2 out of the 4 have parted ways. Hope you and the Mexican continue to keep the tradition going and maybe you’ll find some other ladies to join you.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista February 1, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Love the idea of your Friday Lunch Club, and how awesome that you’re almost done with the Whole30. I can’t wait to hear your breakdown. Cheers to a fabulous week <3

  • Reply kristen February 2, 2016 at 11:39 am

    never heard of 2gether lol but i can gather the kind of music based on that awesome cd cover.

    your lunch club is so cool! that sucks it is just the 2 of you left but sounds like a fabulous friendship.

    and girl so happy and proud of your whole 30 bad assery!

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