weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

The first weekend of March has come and gone. Have you guys noticed that the sun has decided to come out and play a little earlier in the mornings, and hang around a little later in the evenings?? Of course, next weekend we spring forward and then it really will be lighter longer, yay!!!

The weather was absolutely amazing here in Birmingham this weekend. We dont get many days of the enjoyable 70’s where the humidity is low….so I like to soak them up whenever possible!

The Friday Lunch Club met up at Babalu, and it was amazingly delicious as always. We split the guac and all three of us ordered the enchiladas of the day because how can you not? A little red sangria might have been had because Friday!


Friday night I made paleo sloppy joes over baked potatoes and we caught up on some of our shows. I fell asleep during something, cant even remember and when I woke up I remember thinking oh gosh, it is probably after midnight. But it was just after 10:00pm. Hehehehe. Old person status over here guys.

Because I didn’t get enough Mexican on Friday, can anyone really have enough??? Chris and I headed to our favorite little Mexican spot in Trussville on Saturday. We wanted to enjoy the patio but there was a loud ass kid out there as we were walking up, so we decided to dine inside instead.


Afterwards, I talked Chris in to going to TJ Maxx to start getting stuff to organize our drawers and cabinets. We also found some towels and a really cute anchor while were there!!!


We hit up the Flea Market Mall in Leeds and then headed home to devour this delicious meat and cheese plate I made up!!! I had grabbed an organic red cheddar cheese from Whole Foods earlier in the week and OMG!!! Probably a good thing that Whole Foods is a 40 minute drive from our house or I might be in trouble.

cheese plate

Sunday I got our meal planning and grocery shopping done early. I also organized the shit out of our spice cabinet. Look at it’s beauty!!!

Spice Cabinet

I did some meal prep which included making Paleo Jalapenos Popper Chili for lunches and this Grain Free Paleo Blueberry Lemon Bar for breakfast.IMG_8177

We also enjoyed Sweet Potato noodles in a homemade cashew sauce with bacon, spinach and green onions. It wasn’t all the pretty to look at, but man it tasted delicious!!! I want to make it one more time and do a few little things different to make it even better….then you know I will share the recipe!!!


We caught up on Vampire Diaries and The Originals last night after dinner, and just like that the weekend was over. I got no blog stuff done, no other computer things I needed to work on, I didn’t finish organizing the rest of the things I meant to get around to….but I suppose all of that will be here next weekend.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!! Let’s do this, Monday!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Cara March 7, 2016 at 8:21 am

    So much amazingly delicious looking food! I seriously need to tackle my spice cabinet, you may have just inspired me. I also stopped in TJ Maxx this weekend and they are killing it right now with cute decor items! Have a great week!

  • Reply jackie March 7, 2016 at 8:22 am

    What a productive weekend! I really need to start cooking more – I just lack the motivation haha. I’m so impressed by your spice cabinet. Oh and I regularly fall asleep on the couch at 9 pm and wake up and think it’s midnight. And it’s like 9:15 haha.

  • Reply Erin LFF March 7, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I can’t wait for you to share that sweet potato noodle recipe- because I think it totally looks delish!!! 🙂 Love the cabinet organizers you got too- I’m thinking we need those little “stairs” in our spice cabinet, but ours is a super narrow one. Do they make them in smaller sizes?? 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer March 7, 2016 at 8:49 am

    All the delicious food! I didn’t get on my computer all weekend… You just need that break sometimes. TJMaxx is my weakness when it comes to home goods! And I need you to come organize my spice cabinet! It’s a mess! Happy Monday!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky March 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

    organizing shizz!! love it. i need to do that and i’ve been getting the itch now that spring has sort of sprung.

  • Reply Kelli March 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

    The weather this week in the south is supposed to be FABULOUS, I’m looking forward to open windows and after work beach walks so go ahead and get that weather to me ASAP! 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Jo March 7, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I am so jealous of your spice cabinet organization. That would last about 2 days in my house.

    Mexican for the win ANY DAY 🙂

  • Reply Christina March 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

    That blueberry lemon bar looks so good. Can you post the recipe?!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply marie March 7, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Wow, your spice cabinet looks great! You are so organized. I wish mine looked like that! I could eat Mexican food everyday! Happy Monday!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine March 7, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Mexican Muah!! Yum! I have those same gray towels!! I will take your cabinet and your cheese plate please!!! Happy Monday, hope it’s great!!

  • Reply Laura March 7, 2016 at 10:40 am

    ALL the Mexican food!!! How can you go wrong?!?! B and I also ate it for Friday dinner — whoops! Also, I don’t know what you’re talking about — those noodles look delicious. And that anchor is so cute!!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista March 7, 2016 at 11:07 am

    So much amazing looking food! Gimme all the guac and sangria! The weather this past weekend was definitely amazing, perfect for being outside <3

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston March 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Your meat and cheese plate looks so good!! I can’t go into TJ Maxx without buying something – it’s like my Target lol! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply ~ carmen ~ March 7, 2016 at 11:31 am

    It’s impossible to eat too much Mexican food. It’s just so delicious. :]

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  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders March 7, 2016 at 11:33 am

    It sounds like our weekends were pretty similar! You definitely have to appreciate the cooler weather while we have it because in the South it never seems to last that long. Love meat and cheese night! There’s nothing better! Your spice cabinet looks so good too!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots March 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I never thought about going to TJ Maxx for organizing stuff, I need to do that! And yum sangria, I have to make some ASAP!

  • Reply Tricia Coniglio March 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    The lemon bar and breakfast look amazing! I got some organizing racks for my spice cupboard and it makes such a HUGE difference. It is way too difficult to shuffle things around every time I wanted something from there.

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization, Actually March 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I want you to come cook for me. I’m always salivating at your recipe descriptions but way too lazy to make them myself (except for the peanut butter cookies, which I did make again a few weeks ago). Nice spice cabinet!!! Ours are organized kind of like that but they’re laying flat in a drawer and it bothers me that it’s not pretty. I kind of want to get an actual spice rack but we have very little wall space in the kitchen, so… maybe I’ll just live with it.

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie March 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    that is a heck of a lot of good food!!! Awesome. And I need to join a Friday Lunch Club, where has this been all my life??

  • Reply ellesees.net March 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    i am the same way–i’m too old to be around some bad kids. if they’re too loud, i’ll leave or go to another area like y’all did. a good weekend with some excellent weather and food, can’t beat that!

  • Reply Jenna March 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Is that Mexican Grill over next to Publix? And oh, I need to get back to Babalu. I’ve been too busy to go out to eat lately, so it’s past time to treat myself.

    I haven’t watched TVD past the first episode this season, and I haven’t watched TO since Christmas break. I really need to catch up.

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family March 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I had no idea that they had Babalu’s outside of Memphis! Their baba burger is my FAV! Oh my gracious, so delicious!

    Wow! Look at that spice cabinet! Well done! And so much delicious food this weekend. That meat & cheese plate is calling my name!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I love lemon and I love blueberries. That looks like a home run to me!

    Ah yes it will all be there next weekend. LOL

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis March 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Need to get that sweet potato noddles recipe…it looks amazing! Your Friday lunches are always so fun and you find great new places to try. I could use some guac and sangria in my life right about now. lol Hope this Monday is treating you well.

  • Reply Carly March 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    So much good food! Your spice cabinet is gorgeous! 🙂 Our spices are currently in a box in a garage somewhere. Ha!

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native March 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Spice cabinet goals! Uhhh that blueberry lemon tart and those sweet potato noodles look SO GOOD. You always share the best healthy recipes.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth March 7, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Looks like some great eats this weekend! TJMaxx is my absolute fav and we caught up on the Originals as well!

  • Reply Jessi March 8, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    YES to Babalu and their Sangria! I’m heading to a restaurant that’s next door to Babalu’s tonight and might ask my guy if we can sneak in a pre-dinner cocktail?!

  • Reply kristen March 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    oh wow, look at that spice cabinet! so organised and pretty. look at the stuff you got from tj maxx! love it. KC would just groan and roll his eyes if i asked to go to tj maxx. i always tell him if he comes, i will spend less because he won’t let me buy anything, if i go on my own, i buy all the things. so that normally makes him come with me 😉

  • Reply Amanda March 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    LOLOLOL I would’ve totally walked back inside, too! SHUT YO’ MOUF!

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