weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

It has been a warm, but stormy weekend here in the south with more rain expected today. I suppose April Showers wanted one last hurrah.

Friday I met up with a friend for lunch at Ashley Mac’s. It was delicious as always. I figured it was Friday and said fuck it and ordered us some strawberry mini cupcakes too. True story – I only eat cupcakes for the frosting. These minis were perfect, a ton of frosting and a little bite of cake!



Friday evening I came home to a brand new grill on our back deck and Chris and his friend grilling steaks. Good thing they started early, as the skies opened up shortly after they brought the food inside. The wind was insane at 60 mph. You could literally see sheets of pollen being pulled from the trees and our deck chairs even blew around a little.

Saturday morning I got the house cleaned while Chris took his car for new tires and brakes. We met back up and headed down to Chuck E Cheese for our nephew’s birthday party. Chris and I got hooked on a new game where we each hit the jackpot! We gave all of our tickets to our nephew of course!


We headed back to the house for Chris to grill us some hamburgers before the sky opened up again. These burgers were amazing!!!!



I have a feeling that grill was a great investment, especially with summer coming!! Someone is already a grill master. Clearly he needs a hat and apron.

Sunday was all about meal planning, grocery shopping, meal prepping and watching all of our shows. We even started a new to us show, Life in Pieces. Anyone watch it? Fawn Moscato is in it!!! It’s pretty funny.

Other things that happened this weekend…

I started a new book, The Girl From Summer Hill

The Girl from Summer Hill (Summer Hill, #1)

And I got a notification that I have saved almost $400 with my Target Cartwheel app. Holla!!!


I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply ellesees.net May 2, 2016 at 8:07 am

    awesome weekend!! and those are the prettiest cupcakes! how fun was chuckee cheese? i give the tickets to the kids too. 🙂

  • Reply Cara May 2, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Woah awesome job on the Cartwheel savings! Also, those cupcakes are so cute!!

  • Reply Jess May 2, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Those cupcakes look awesome. I’m not a cake/cupcake person usually, but they’re so pretty! A grill would be a great investment. It’s perfect timing too, for summer grilling. I can’t wait to have a grill one day.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston May 2, 2016 at 9:16 am

    All that food from the grill – YUM, I’m so excited for grilling this summer even though we don’t have one we somehow manage to have friends with grills which is awesome LOL! Hope you have a great Monday! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky May 2, 2016 at 9:20 am

    i’m super stoked for grilling season too! unfortunately it rained most of the weekend 🙁

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine May 2, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Whoohoo burgers by Chris, yummy, and after my burger, I wanna lick some frosting off a cupcake!!! Happy Monday love!!

  • Reply Erin LFF May 2, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Life in Pieces is SO AWESOME!!! My in-laws told us about the show a few months back and we love it! “Fawn” and her hubby (HELLO, TOM HANKS SON!) are my favorite on there, but everyone on that show just rocks 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Jo May 2, 2016 at 10:50 am

    As Ricky likes to remind me, the more you save at Target, the more you know you’ve spent at Target 🙂 haha
    Those cupcakes are GORGEOUS. Reminds me of Belle 😉 (of course)

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family May 2, 2016 at 11:16 am

    “It’s gonna be May” Hahahaha! Love it!

    Those burgers do look delicious! Grilling out is a favorite of ours! And congrats on using Cartwheel to save $400!! That’s awesome! I’m so bad about remembering to open the app. Clearly I need to be better!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph May 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Dude. I wish I did not see those cupcakes right before lunch.

    I don’t use the Cartwheel app enough.

  • Reply Kelli May 2, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Grill season is my favorite, Tyson grilled yesterday during the rain. He’s dedicated to eating grilled food!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders May 2, 2016 at 11:53 am

    The weather this weekend really was crazy, and it sounds like y’all had perfect timing with your grilling before all of the rain came! I think the grill was definitely a great investment, and if this weekend is any indication of the rest of the summer, I see lots of grilling in the future! Y’all are such a great aunt and uncle! I’m sure your nephew loved getting a huge prize with your jackpot winnings!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says May 2, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    We don’t have a Target close by but when I do go, I always use the Cartwheel app. I’m nowhere close to what you’ve saved but every little bit is nice!

    I can’t wait for the weather to warm up and for us to start grilling more. I’m tired of the stove and oven.

  • Reply mandie May 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    He really is getting his money’s worth outta that grill! That’s awesome! Plus, you win too with the delicious grub! 🙂

  • Reply Laura May 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I have got to get better with the Cartwheel app — that just made me think of all the money I’ve probably wasted! One day, I WILL get to go to Ashley Mac’s with you guys!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs May 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Cartwheel is AMAZING!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots May 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Jealous of Chuck E Cheese! I need to check out Life in Pieces, I love Fawn Moscato hahaha

  • Reply emelia May 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Omg those cupcakes…YUMMM! We love grilling, well I should say …my husband does, I don’t know how to operate that thing! I always love when spring rolls around because it means constant food from the grill…so good!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista May 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    YAY for a new grill, and of course all that delicious food! I totally want a cupcake now! And congrats on your Cartwheel savings, I think we’re about neck and neck. Feels sooooo good to save! 😀

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie May 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    new grill is life!!! we grilled this weekend too and it was oh so fun. Good job on your saving!

  • Reply Tricia Coniglio May 2, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Your Friday lunches always look SO amazing. Grills are the best way to go. I live in a condo, on the 4th floor so it isn’t always very convenient to grill.
    yay to saving!

  • Reply B @ Sequin Notebook May 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Um those cupcakes look INSANELY delicious – I’m with you, the cake is definitely just a vehicle for the frosting (which is the real star!)

  • Reply Emily May 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    firstly, those cuppies look fantastic & is that a chicken salad sammie?! It looks amazing as well.
    secondly, cartwheel is awesome. I saved $40 in one trip last week. I’m not sure if this is on the high side of things, but I was way pumped about it!

  • Reply Lindsay May 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Those cupcakes are amazing. How could you not get them?! Getting a new grill is seriously the best… we love grilling and it’s always money well-spent! Our weather has been awful lately, but this weekend looks great, hard to argue with that! Hope you’ve had a great Monday!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis May 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I’m with ya on preferring the frosting to the actual cake. lol The grill is a great investment (once your husband…or you…likes grilling). My husband loves grilling so we have made GOOD use of it when the weather cooperates. And everything tastes so much better when cooked on the grill!

  • Reply Jenna May 2, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Sounds like an amazing weekend. I’m tempted to get my own grill out, now.

  • Reply Kait May 2, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Ahhh! Those cupcakes look so dang good! Not sure I would have been able to pass them up either 😉

  • Reply kristen May 3, 2016 at 10:31 am

    damn, i straight up suck with cartwheel. i need to use it more. hahaha those cupcakes do look amazing, so you don’t eat the rest of it, just the icing? or you just love the icing the most? those burgers look so good, someone else mentioned burgers today so now i want a damn burger for lunch.

  • Reply Marie May 3, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Those cupcakes look so good. I’m not sure I would be able to pass on one. Wow, you do great with cartwheel. I always forget about it. I totally need to get better about it.

  • Reply Julie May 3, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Those cupcakes – were they divine as they looked?!?! Ooh, grilling is always a win! Defo need to do more of that…!!

  • Reply Teh Megan May 13, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    You’re like a cartwheel boss. Out of all my cartwheel friends, I’ve saved the most at a whopping $121.09 I am that person that will stand in the middle of the store scanning every item in my cart though. #noshame

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