weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

And just like that, the first weekend of February has come and gone! Yesterday when I walked in our bedroom to get ready to go grocery shopping I thought to myself, “How is it even Sunday right now??? I have to go back to work tomorrow. WTF?” I feel like that happens just about every Sunday at that time.

Friday for lunch my friend and I checked out a new to us spot over at Brookwood Village called Hickory Tavern. This place opened several months ago and I had heard great things but hadn’t managed to make it over. Well I am so glad that we did because not only did we go there for our lunch club Friday, but Chris and I ended up back over there on Saturday night as well. Annnnnd I have plans with lunch club to meet back there next Friday too!

Friday we split the Shredheads (hashbrowns, bacon and cheese fried balls drizzled with sour cream and green onions) and I had  a small salad and chili. Saturday, Chris and I split crab dip and I had the Korean BBQ Street Tacos with a side of sweet potato fries that came out with honey butter glaze drizzle. Every single bite of everything was incredible!!

Hickory Tavern

That was my first beer since before New Years, and it was amazing too!! I ordered the Cahaba Liquidambar which is a local brewery’s American Red Ale.

Other than eating all the things, I got some blog work done and organized our pantry a little. I grabbed my beloved Lancome foundation at Macy’s since they were having a free gift with purchase and I have been scraping the bottle the last few weeks. Check out this awesome gift!!! I am obsessed with the fuchsia lip color I got!

Lancome Gift with Purchase

The new restaurant that Laura and I checked out on Thursday asked to share my photo on their account, which felt awesome!!!


We of course watched the super bowl last night. I was pulling for the Panthers but I really didn’t care which team won because I think it is pretty awesome that Manning went out with the a big win last night.

The half time show was alright, but Lady Gaga stole the whole thing with her opening performance!!!

This meme cracked me up, but truth be told….I think she looked classy as hell with her patriotic outfit and matching make up. You go GAGA!

The commercials were super disappointing. I was most saddened by Budweiser. I can appreciate the no drinking and driving campaign. I am an avid believer in never drinking and driving. I have spent most of my life being a DD. But then taking a stab at craft beer in one of their commercials? Ummmm that isn’t going to gain you any fans seeing as how craft beer taste amazing and Bud tastes like piss water. They just need to stick with the dog and horses next year…


I cooked up some buffalo chicken dip and dates stuffed with blue cheese and drizzled with honey



Other weekend things..

I finished reading another book that I reviewed and have ready to go for the book link up tomorrow!!!

Oh, and I stepped on the scale yesterday after all my little cheats and realized I had lost 2 more pounds since last Tuesday. SQUEALS no big deal.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!! Let’s bring it, Monday!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer February 8, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Damn, girl! Look at you go! I also thought Gaga did a great job! I was disappointed in everything else, too. All of your food looks delicious!

  • Reply Cara February 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I agree Lady Gaga’s performance was the best part of the show (and if I’m being honest the only part I watched-haha) Also, your food photography is amazing! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine February 8, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Yes, I was like hello Effie Trinket! But she so slayed it, what a voice!! I absolutely love stuffed dates, yours look amazing! All your food pictures look amazing! I hope your week gets off to a marvelous start!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston February 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Always nice when you take a great photo and others want to share it – I can see why they shared it – looked so yummy!!! Yay for free gifts with purchase and getting stuff done – I did so much for the blog this weekend lol! Happy Monday! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph February 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Shredheads sound good!

    I love Lancome’s gifts.

  • Reply marie February 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I totally missed Lady Gaga’s performance as I didn’t get home from work until after 7pm. I heard it was amazing. I didn’t really enjoy the commercials either. All that food looks so good.

  • Reply Amy February 8, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I want to eat all of the things in this post. I loved Gaga as well, she is such an amazing performer. And yay for losing 2 more pounds. How did you do that???

  • Reply Christina February 8, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I saw that meme all over instagram last night and thought it was hilarious! Loving all the food pictures from this weekend!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply Kelli February 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I thought Lady Gaga looked like she rode to the show with her window down and her head out. Hehehe

  • Reply Jackie February 8, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I loved Lady Gaga! I think very rarely do you see the National Anthem singer be professional and passionate about their performance. She was both.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says February 8, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Lady Gaga freaking killed it!! I’m glad she’s getting comparisons to Whitney because it’s well deserved.

    I couldn’t read much more after sweet potato fries and crab dip because it made me hungry.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 8, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Hooray for still losing weight! That’s seriously the best feeling to still have lost weight, even when you cheated a little bit! I agree with you on everything you said about the Super Bowl! Lady Gaga was fantastic and totally killed it, and the half time show really wasn’t the best. I’m blaming Coldplay for that one. And all of the food you ate this weekend sounds and looks fantastic! And I bet that first beer since Whole30 tasted absolutely amazing!

  • Reply Heather February 8, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I was super disappointed in the Budweiser as well, even though being responsible is a good reminder it just didn’t do it for me and I thought Lady Gaga was awesome but without all her extra stuff I almost didn’t recognize her! Lunch club sounds awesome!! I’m headed to Texas for vaca and other than seeing friends the part I’m most excited about is all the food!!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots February 8, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I love getting free gifts with purchase!! And I don’t like Lady Gaga at all but even I have to admit she really did a great job. And I’m glad the Broncos won, I was definitely pulling for them. I like the Mannings, they are classy win or lose.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 8, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I think its funny when lady Gaga looks ‘toned down’ when the world still sees her as Efie . haha… that glitter eye shadow & those nails … I still think she looked – & SOUNDED – AMAZING!

  • Reply kristen February 8, 2016 at 11:18 am

    high five on your scale victory girl! i gained 2lbs this weekend hahaha.
    i watched the game, felt the same about panthers but whatever. i missed the anthem because i was in the shower lol. i was so disappointed about the commercials too, some of them were just weird. like they were all trying to be weirder than the rest.
    all the food looks AMAZING and is it lunch time yet?

  • Reply Em February 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Girl give me ALL of that food you posted LOL. Delicious!! And that Gaga meme that is circulating is just so hilarious. And I just felt bad for Chris Martin during the whole halftime show. Once Beyonce showed up it was like he was the forgotten middle child. LOL.

  • Reply Jenna February 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    God, I love that foundation. If they’ve still got the free gift going on, I might go grab another bottle of it, myself. I’m out of the one I had, and while I like the Tarte foundation I’ve been using, it has a completely different finish to it.

  • Reply Erin LFF February 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    ALL that food at the new restaurant you discovered looks and sounds delicious! I really need to get out and try new places more often haha! 🙂 I also loved Lady Gaga last night- she looked and sounded amazing!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo February 8, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I agree about Gaga, she looked sharp compared to some outfits we’ve seen her in and I loved the patriotic vibe she had going on. And those pipes! Dang that girl can sing! I ate entirely too much good food this weekend and sort of feel like I erased whole30. Oops! Back on track today with my work farewell lunch to be my one cheat this week. That’s awesome you’ve lost even more weight! Woooohoooo!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter February 8, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    What a fantastic free gift from Lancome! Score! That food looks freaking amazing! Great picture! I love Lady Gaga! I didn’t watch the Superbowl but I checked her performance after the fact and it was amazing!

  • Reply Jackie @ My Sort Of Adult Life February 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    All that food looks amazing! And I totally agree with you, the Super Bowl commercials were really disappointing. Happy Monday!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis February 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    That’s amazing you’ve lost two more pounds without hardly trying. How much total weight is that now? The dishes from Hickory Tavern look delicious and so does your buffalo chicken dip!!

  • Reply Mattie February 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    YES to Gaga. She looked great and her voice was just so raw. I feel like I don’t normally hear just how great her voice is because in her songs there’s intense music and sometimes weird effects on her voice. Anyway, she was awesome!

    Woohoo to two pounds gone and I really want those fritters. And those dates. And the dip. Hahaha!

  • Reply Amanda February 8, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Oh my gosh… shredheads sound AMAZING!!!!!
    LOLOLOLOL @ “piss water.”

  • Reply Emelia February 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Your Superbowl snacks look delicious–I got a ton done today for the blog which was awesome! The Budweiser commercial disappointed me too..I think my favorite was Super Bowl babies!

  • Reply Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire February 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Two MORE pounds!?! Rock on – that’s awesome! And my mouth is watering looking at all the delicious noms on your blog today. Cut it out – I’m on a diet! Ha! I’m a HUGE Gaga fan and thought she killed it! Her voice is like butta! Although the mismatched shoes threw me for a loop, but whatevs – she’s Gaga! I’m with you about Sunday – it makes me sad to think it’s over so fast. I’m excited because we have Winter Break next week – no alarm clocks for me! Squee!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky February 9, 2016 at 7:38 am

    yaaaaasssssss to the 2lbs weight loss again!! didn’t that beer taste SO GOOD?

  • Reply Joey February 9, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Uhhhhh! That’s the best gift with purchase I’ve ever seen!!!! I agree that time is flying right on by!

  • Reply Tracie February 9, 2016 at 11:05 am

    The only time I buy makeup or cleanser from Clinique is during a bonus time, so I can totally relate to the scraping the bottle 🙂 That new restaurant looks AMAZE! I especially want the sweet potato fries, yum!

  • Reply Kay R. February 10, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Id say you deserved that beer! You are rocking it!

  • Reply laura February 12, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I was so disappointed in the Budweiser commercials! I mean, where were the Clydesdales?!?!!? Also, still so awesome that SkyCastle used your pic, AND that buffalo dip and dates look yummy!!! AND AND, GAGA killed it! I mean, KILLED IT. She was amazing.

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