weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

I don’t even know how it is Monday already!?! It feels like I didn’t even have a weekend! Or maybe that is because I worked yesterday.

I did manage to escape for lunch club on Friday. We went to Hickory Tavern again. I can’t get enough of this place! I ordered the pimento grilled cheese sandwich and a side salad as my entree, and we split a small order of chili nachos. Everything was fabulous!



Chris surprised me on Friday night with a dozen roses and a decorated fire place! Just look at all the cute Mickey decor that he got. I didn’t touch a thing, this is exactly how he set it all up for me. So sweet!!!



Friday night we hung out with Chris’s parents. His dad got the new Samsung Virtual Realty Goggles and we were playing around with those. So freaking cool!!! I hope Apple steps up their game with things like that.

Saturday morning we cleaned and organized our house for several hours. We thought we might be having a realtor come by to look at it because we were thinking about making an offer on a new house and had an appointment to see it at noon. The house was a short sale and it turned out that there was a lot of deferred maintenance so we decided to pass. There are a few things I want to do around our house before we seriously put it on the market anyways so now I have time to focus on that.

Since we were so busy in the morning, we didn’t get a chance to eat. We headed down to Hickory Tavern for a late lunch and it was awesome!!! You would think I would be tired of this place but every time we go I order something different, which I have been trying to be better at doing. Say hello to the philly cheese steak sandwich with fries. So good!!!


Saturday night we got caught up on Chicago Med and Fire and then I watched The Best of Me and cried about twenty times. I really loved the book and the movie certainly did it justice! I knew what was coming and so it kept me all emotional. Damn you, Sparks!! After it was over, I watched Drive Me Crazy just to lighten the mood before crashing for the night.

Sunday I got our meal planning and grocery shopping done early and we headed to Chris’s sister’s house to celebrate their grandmother’s birthday. Then I came home and worked for several hours (BOOOOOOO) and made our traditional lasagna dinner for Valentine’s Day. Yum!!!


I may have finished off half that bottle by myself…


I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!!! I am still trying to play catch up on my blog reading. And my book reading. And well basically everything! Let’s do this, Monday!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky February 15, 2016 at 7:38 am

    blech working on the weekends suck so much ass! hopefully yo won’t have to do that this weekend.

    today is a holiday for us. it’s not a stat holiday but something called “Family day”. since it’s not federal, you can choose to take it off or not. most places are closed but some aren’t so it’s an extra long weekend for us! well, that’s not true; we both have to do a bit of work but at least not at the office.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 15, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Ugh! Working on the weekends is the worst, but especially since you had to work on Valentine’s Day! It sounds like y’all still had a productive weekend though, and oh my goodness all of the food you ate looks amazing! I should know not to read your weekend post when hungry! Your husband did a great job with your Valentine’s Day goodies, and he had it all set up perfectly!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine February 15, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Oh my goodness, your food pictures always look so wonderful! How sweet of Chris to get you roses and do that cute little decorating with peanuts and Mickey! Looks like the lasagna turned out perfectly and I cried during the Best of Me too, like literally sobbing! I hope your Monday starts a fabulously for a great week ahead!

  • Reply Cara February 15, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Wow, that philly cheesesteak looks amazing! That’s so sweet of your husband to get you some valentine’s treats, and I see that you ended up making the lasagna! Have a great week 🙂

  • Reply Katie February 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I had to work this weekend too, bleh! At least it was at home while under cozy blankets. Otherwise it sounds like you had a very sweet Valentine’s weekend. Pimento grilled cheese, yum!! I’m always jealous of all your food. We had Thai for v-day and lots and lots of chocolate treats. Have a good week!

  • Reply Tania // Run to Radiance February 15, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I love when I find new restaurants that are good like that! Confession- I went to the same place three days in a row this week. Hah! Love your sweet valentine’s day gifts and decor! 🙂

  • Reply Christina February 15, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Lunch club looks pretty delicious! Glad you had a good weekend.. minus the work part of it!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis February 15, 2016 at 11:02 am

    The lasagna looks so amazing! We don’t have a traditional Valentine’s dinner but that’s a great idea especially for a Sunday evening dinner. The weekends are never long enough, right?

  • Reply Larua February 15, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Look at Chris and all his sweetness!! Love the Mickey stuff!! And I’m still waiting for some of that lasagna! Working on the weekend sucks!!!

  • Reply Tracie February 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Chris is awesome! I love small surprises like that. Are you guys thinking of moving into a bigger house? That’s all I want in life right now, even though we’ve only been in our house 2.5 years. It’s big enough, but I would like to have more space between myself and the man cave 🙂

  • Reply Carly February 15, 2016 at 11:39 am

    So much good food! This weekend was not long enough – haha I think I’m bitter because I’m not off work for President’s Day.

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native February 15, 2016 at 11:46 am

    What a nice surprise to come home to on Friday! That cheesesteak looks amazing! I need to be better about branching out when we go out to eat too.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Your sweetie gets total points for all the cute Mickey Love – & the presentation – its like he loves a blogger or something 🙂

    Nachos. Always for the win!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots February 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Those nachos look so delicious! My stomach is growling! And aww what sweet Valentine’s gifts you got!

  • Reply kristen February 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    boo to working! i didn’t know you were looking at houses and stuff, how exciting! we want to do things to our house before we sell it too, i feel you. chris is so sweet with all the v-day stuff. so cute!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista February 15, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    So sorry you had to work this weekend, but it looks like lots of good food, wine, and gifts inbetween. Love your annual lasagna and of course wine <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says February 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I love that you live in Alabama and have eaten more cheese steaks than I have, and that includes spending 3 years working IN Philly.

  • Reply Jackie @ My Sort Of Adult Life February 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend! And all that food looks delicious! Have a great week 🙂

  • Reply Erin @ TexErin-in-SydneyLand February 15, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Having a “traditional” Valentine’s meal is a good idea. We really aren’t all that fussed about celebrating Valentine’s Day, so to do something together at home like that sounds nice. We did go OUT to a movie (which is unusual for just the two of us to do).

  • Reply Lindsay February 15, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Love all of your Valentine’s surprises! How sweet! And all of that food looks delicious. Ugh, we are at the same place with home-buying right now! We need to do a few things around here and I just want to move… Ha! Your lasagna looks great, too! Happy Monday!

  • Reply Jessi February 16, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Looks like a wonderful Valentine’s even if you did have to work (double Boooooo!). Best of luck with finding the perfect home and getting yours ready for the next happy family to fill its rooms. What an exciting time!

  • Reply Heather February 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Lasagna for a traditional Valentine’s DAy sounds delicious!! Stinks you had to work, but still sounds like a great weekend. They do go by too fast. I was in Texas visiting friends this weekend and am already looking forward to doing another trip!

  • Reply Kelli February 16, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Love all your Valentine’s goodies, I love getting spoiled on V-day!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family February 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Those chili nachos are making me hungry, haha! Bummer that you had to work on Valentine’s, but it sounds like you guys still had fun (and ate well)! 🙂

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph February 16, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I hate when I have to work on the weekends. It makes me sad.

  • Reply Amanda February 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    You can’t go wrong with grilled cheese! Especially with fancy cheese inside!
    But you CAN go wrong with Drive Me Crazy… lol… Oh, Nadine! 😛

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke & Bougie February 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    as usual I want all the food in this post! So exciting to be at least looking at new houses, even if it’s not here yet!

    Curious about these virtual reality goggles..

  • Reply Ralph Marion February 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Whitney has told me about Hickory Tavern so many time. I seriously need to stop by there. That Philly cheesesteak looked really damn good.

  • Reply Dani February 18, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Love all the food pics! And Chris setting up that surprise for you for Valentine’s Day- so sweet! So is it Mickey for VDay and Snoopy for Christmas?!

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