weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Well hey there, last week of April!!! I feel like we went from winter to summer this past week with temps in the 80’s this past weekend. I even managed to get myself a little sunburn while sitting outside at my nephews baseball game Saturday morning for an hour. Crazy how fast that happens, right?!

After Cooper’s game Saturday morning, Chris and I stopped by Louie’s Pickles & Italian Deli in Odenville to grab some steak sandwiches. Everyone raves that they have legit Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches with whiz cheese and so I had to check that out. While they do in fact have legit sandwiches, they were good but not the best I have had. I think it needed more cheese? Either way, I can appreciate how fresh the bread is! In fact, their Amoroso rolls, shaved ribeye & cheese whiz are shipped in from Philly 3 times a week. And don’t get me started on their house made pickles, yum!!!! I might have to go back up there to buy a jar soon!


After lunch, we headed on over to the 280 area where other other six year old nephew was to have a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Unfortunately, when we were heading over there we got a text that he was under the weather and they were going to reschedule the party. Poor little dude!!! Since Chris and I were already out that way, we figured we should just make a day of it then. We headed out to do some shopping, check out Bargain Hunt in Hoover and start shopping for a new car for me.

I got to test drive the top three SUVs that I am looking at and I think I have it narrowed down to two now. I have loved my Rogue the last few years, but it is time for something new. I have got to brag for a minutes on the two cars salesman that we had. They were awesome!!! Chris made the comment about how he hates dealing with car people when we were walking in to Carmax we braced ourselves for frustration. But that was not that case there or the other dealership we went to.

We were going to go out to dinner after all that test driving, but it was a little after 7pm at that point and everywhere had a 45+ minutes wait. No restaurant is worth that wait, so we headed to Target to get our grocery shopping done for the week and came home and made gnocchi.


Sunday was a day of relaxation at our house. I finished one book and started another, played some Wooly Yoshi and we got caught up on all our favorite shows. Perfection.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! Let’s see what the last week of April will bring.

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet at the Barre April 25, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Sounds like a great weekend and anything that ends in gnocchi for dinner is perfection in my books 😉

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston April 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Test driving cars is always fun – I haven’t done that in quite some time!! Way to go on getting your reading on – Hope you have a great start to your week! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Cara April 25, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Aw Bummer your nephew was too sick for his birthday party! Hope he feels better soon! What two vehicles have you narrowed it down to?

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine April 25, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Oh you poor nephew, hope he us feeling better!! So fun to go in test drives and love relaxing Sunday’s…..recharging for the week ahead!! Here’s to a fabulous one girlie!!

  • Reply Dani April 25, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Ok first- did you know Ren and Stimpy is now streaming on Hulu?! I’m curious to see if I’d still like it as an adult haha. Is that the same place you tried to go to last week that was closed on Sundays? It looks tasty, but I agree- more cheese please!! Sounds like a very productive weekend- can’t wait to see what car you choose. Good luck!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo April 25, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Poor little guy. Could anything be worse than to be sick at your birthday party? Chuck E Cheese will be had another day!!!

    My face has some sun on it – I noticed this morning & was like, I forgot what I looked like with color 🙂

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says April 25, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    While I’m sad for your nephew that he feels sick, I’m happy for you that you got to miss a party at Chuck E. Cheese. That place is the worst.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer April 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Hope your nephew is feeling better! Have you settled on an SUV yet? I thought car shopping was so stressful! And I had some crappy salesmen! Ugh! Hope you have a great Monday!

  • Reply kristen April 25, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    oooh a new car!!! why???? haha but yay for new car! and hells yes no place is worth waiting 45 minutes. rage!

  • Reply Emily @ My Favorite Day April 25, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I test drove some cars a while back. I need yes need ;), an suv. The sales man was helpful but I made the mistake of giving him my contact number! He called or texted at least once a day. Want to know the best way to piss me off? That’s it. I will decide when I’ve gone over everything there is to think about!! What are your top choices??

  • Reply mandie April 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    First of all, the food pictures are killing me & making my Cheetos not taste so good. Ha!

    Secondly, new vehicle – awhoo hoo! Have fun. 🙂

  • Reply Jessi April 25, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    It’s been the longest since I had some gnocchi! I might have to make a special trip to the store to see if sweet potato gnocchi exists in Memphis!

  • Reply Jess April 25, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, I don’t know if I asked before but where are you? I’m curious since you said they ship the ingredients from Philly. I live 20 mins outside of Philly and I can’t say I’ve tried many cheesesteaks, but there are places there that make AWESOME veggie cheesesteaks! Anyway, um now I want cheesesteak.

  • Reply Jenna April 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I need more gnocchi in my life. I had a really busy week and weekend, and I was SO exhausted today. I have dinner planned for tonight and tomorrow, but I think Wednesday will definitely be gnocchi soup.

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots April 25, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    House made pickles are the best! And I can’t wait to find it which new car you’re getting! I got the Chevy Trax last year and I love it, it’s so cute!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista April 25, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I’m always so hungry after reading your weekend posts, you find the best spots! It’s been too long since I’ve had gnocchi! Cheers to a fabulous week gurlie <3

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis April 25, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Car shopping is always exciting! I agree car salesmen have come along way and everyone dreads going to the car dealership for that reason but most of the legit places are no pressure. I was pleasantly surprised at Mazda because they were so cool and easy going. Can’t wait to hear what you decide on.

  • Reply ellesees.net April 26, 2016 at 7:42 am

    shout out for the ren and stimpy reference!! i am starving reading this!!

  • Reply Kelli April 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I missed not having a Carmax when we bought my car in February, Carmax makes things so easy!

  • Reply Laura April 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    A million times yes to ren and stimpy. I mean, classic. AND the philly we had at Mojo’s looks way better than that guy up there. And gnocchi — yuuuuum. Give me all the yummy food!

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie April 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    So sorry your nephew was sick the day of his party! What a bummer for him. Poor little guy. Glad you guys made use of the day. And that gnocchi looks so good!

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