weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Oh allergies!!! Spring is in full force down south, regardless of the fact that we had a frost warning last night. Allergies are running fierce!

Friday night I came home to all sorts of Easter surprises on our mantle!


Chris is so sweet! I love how he got me Hello Kitty and Puppy coloring books instead of adult ones. Does he know me or what? Chris had his friend over and we streamed the Ultra Music Festival on the projector screen. I didn’t hang down there for all of it, but I definitely caught Alison Wonderland!


And had the dinner of champions.

Best Damn Cherry Cola

Chris surprised me with a 6 pack of the Best Damn Cherry Cola. I was really excited, but it wasn’t as great as you would think. It wasn’t awful…but just meh. I might try it has a hard cola float next weekend!

Saturday morning was spent cleaning and doing laundry. I made the sweet potato hash for breakfast, then we hunkered down with the dogs for the rest of the day and caught up on our TV shows and I went ahead and did our grocery shopping so that I could get the stuff to make pork medallions for dinner!!! One of our most favorite cheat meals!

Gracie and Mac



Sunday morning was the passage into the spring in summer down south with the start of grass cutting season. We weren’t the only ones, at least two other people in our neighborhood had the same idea and were out there at the same time. I also got a pot of homemade sauce on for spaghetti! Sliced up some thick pepperoni to go in it!


And made a meat and cheese plate while we watched Making a Murder.


Glad we finally got to start that show. It was very interesting, and frustrating. What is up with that nephew??  So many thoughts!!!


I also read a book between Saturday morning and Sunday morning, The Power of Broke and colored about 10 pages in the Hello Kitty coloring book. No shame in my coloring game!

Linking up with Biana. I hope you all had a great weekend!

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  • Reply Christina March 21, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Love that Easter surprise.. so sweet of him!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply Cara March 21, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Yes, can you just come over to my place and cook all of that?! Looks so delicious! Also, your husband is the sweetest pampering you like that!

  • Reply Kelli March 21, 2016 at 8:53 am

    This looks like a lovely relaxing weekend, we did relaxing too and it was such a nice break from running around.

  • Reply Jenn March 21, 2016 at 9:15 am

    haha I love that Hello Kitty coloring book-so cute! Hope you have a great week! 🙂

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky March 21, 2016 at 9:20 am

    what a sweet surprise! kayla has been hiding eggs all weekend and making us find them LOL. she’s really excited about easter this year for some reason!

  • Reply Katie March 21, 2016 at 9:37 am

    He’s so cute with his little mantle surprises, love the kiddie coloring books 🙂 I can’t buy the TJ cheese puffs anymore, they get eaten in one sitting!! Sounds like another great weekend full of rest and food.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston March 21, 2016 at 9:39 am

    As per usual i’m drooling over the food here, especially those pork medallions – YUM! Gary is all about Ultra and wants to go next year – you can imagine the face I gave him LOL! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth March 21, 2016 at 9:52 am

    So much good eating! I love that Chris surprises you with all those fun things. Mark usually surprises me with calorie laden things and I don’t mind per se…….but it just means a few more barre classes. I still haven’t watched Making a Murderer yet! What is wrong with me!

  • Reply ellesees.net March 21, 2016 at 10:01 am

    i love that! what a great surprise to come home to. and a good weekend, minus the allergies. i feel, ya girl!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer March 21, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I love how Chris surprises you with holiday treats on the mantle. Seriously the sweetest thing ever! Cannot wait to hear what you think about Making a Murderer. I’ll be honest: the nephew broke my heart. I do feel he was wronged!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says March 21, 2016 at 10:40 am

    What the police did to Brandon was so wrong. I can’t even type about it without my blood pressure going up.

    So sweet of your husband to surprise you like that! And very disappointing about the beer. It seems like it should be awesome.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo March 21, 2016 at 10:48 am

    What a fun Easter surprise!!! I always used to buy Disney princess coloring books before the adult ones came out & they still are some of my favorite 🙂

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 21, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Ahh, the return of grass cutting season. Godspeed.

  • Reply laura March 21, 2016 at 10:54 am

    pork medallions! why can’t you cook me these things!?!?! I’m already hungry! Also, please let me know when you finish making a murderer so we can talk about all things Manitowoc!!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine March 21, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I love that you love Hello Kitty! When I was little, there was an entire hello kitty store in our mall and I used to go crazy! You’ve done it to me a good again with all these food pictures and made me want things for lunch that I have no time to whip up, LOL, but you better believe I’m going to be having some of these for dinners this week Yum!! Hope your week is off to great start

  • Reply kristen March 21, 2016 at 11:07 am

    awww chris is just so sweet! all of your food looks absolutely amazing, especially the meat and cheese plate.. it’s one of our fave meals haha. and look at you with your kiddie colouring books! haha. i am SO not looking forward to cutting the grass, i’m ignoring it for another weekend or two.

  • Reply emelia March 21, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Easter Surprises…how CUTE and sweet! I want to re-watch Making A Murderer because the whole thing just blew my mind!

  • Reply Jasmine@makingrestorations March 21, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Trying it out as a float sounds perfect

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders March 21, 2016 at 11:59 am

    It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend filled with lots of amazing food, yet again! We started watching Making A Murderer around Christmas, but we still haven’t finished it up yet! Hopefully we can finish it soon! I’m really hoping that allergy season will be over soon! Literally everything is covered in yellow pollen and my eyes are itchy, I’m sneezing, and I’m coughing! Miserable!

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  • Reply Jessi March 21, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I haven’t jumping into the adult coloring books yet but you make 10 pages of regular non-adult books sound so soothing! 🙂 We’re going to start making a murderer after season 4 of House of Cards!

  • Reply Dani March 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    ALLLLL the food pics! NOM! Love all the Easter decorations too. I’ma fan of cherry cola, but haven’t tried that one yet. I hope it’s better in a float!

  • Reply Erin LFF March 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I got an adult coloring book for Christmas but haven’t used it a ton yet- until this weekend! I was feeling super stressed so I colored for awhile and really enjoyed it 🙂 I’ll be honest though- Jared and I totally have some Disney kid coloring books at our house that have gotten more use though! haha

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis March 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Ultra was this weekend? I’ve always wanted to drive down for it but then again I don’t think I’d make it out alive. lol Your pork medallions look amazing! I have to try that recipe!

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization, Actually March 21, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    We usually ignore Easter, but I did make a point to buy Peeps this year. They’re roommate’s favorites and he told me he pokes holes in the plastic and lets them get stale for months before eating them. So the plan is to let them sit somewhere out of sight until his birthday in June and then give them to him. Hopefully I remember that they’re there!

    As usual, you’re making me hungry and envious of your fooding skills. Ryan and I are struggling to cook just one or two meals a week. 😛

  • Reply Jackie @ My Sort Of Adult Life March 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I love that you got Hello Kitty coloring books instead of adult ones! All that food looks yummy!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista March 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    That meat and cheese platter looks delish! So sorry your allergies are rough, that’s the only bad part of welcoming in spring for sure. H cut our grass this weekend too for the first time in a while. Some of my neighbors were mowing their lawn every week throughout the winter, and we were like “Whyyyyyy?” 😛

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie March 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Yummy food, productivity and dogs! Count me in. How awesome.

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