weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Friday started out on a sad note. I really appreciate all of your support and sweet comments on my Friday post. In order to keep myself distracted I went to work on Friday even though I contemplated taking a day. At least I was productive.

I also finally got to try Hattie B’s with a few co-workers for lunch. That place has had a line out the door every since they opened a few weeks ago and we decided to head down there and see whats what. I have to say, it is probably the best fried chicken I have had. There are a few levels of hot: southern, mild, medium, hot and damn hot. I got mild because I ain’t no fool. I watched my coworker turn lobster red and sweat with his damn hot chicken. Silly boys! My sides consisted of pimento mac n cheese and fries. Oh, and I of course couldn’t resist ordering the banana pudding. Best. Pudding. Ever.

Hattie B's


Saturday my mom and I met up super early for a day of shopping! We started out with breakfast at Chick Fila. Sometimes you just cant beat chicken minis.

chick fila

We spent the rest of the day shopping all around Trussville and ended at the outlets. We had so much fun, as we always do. She gave me the sweetest little surprise too 🙂

Sunday was a day of meal planning, grocery shopping, laundry, and House of Cards consuming! I also read an entire book (Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich)!!! I can’t remember the last time I have done that. Of course I will have all the book details for you on book day!

Also spent a lot of time with this little dude who has been a little more clingy than usual. Such a sweet, strong boy.

Mac Snuggles

And just like that it is back to reality this week! I have a lunch date planned with Laura today, so at least I am starting Monday out on a happy note. She has been so sweet to check in on me a few time since she found out about Gracie on Thursday. Couldn’t ask for a better friend!

I will probably be sporadic and take a few days off from blogging this week and next, like I am sure many of you will. Don’t forget the next confession link up will be Wednesday, July 6th!

Linking up with Biana. Have a great week!

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  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston June 27, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I’m sorry again for your loss and the start of your weekend starting off on the terrible side, but so happy that you were able to spend some quality time with your mom!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply carly June 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

    That chicken looks so good, and my husband would totally be one to order it way too hot (and love it) but be semi-miserable while eating, haha. The banana pudding looks amazing too- it’s something I haven’t had in such a long time.

  • Reply emelia June 27, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Oh girl, I’m so sorry for your loss, sending you a big big hug! XO!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine June 27, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Gimmie all that chicken goodness!! Glad you and your mom had a great day shopping, just the therapy you needed!! Your puppy boy is so precious. We had Daisy in bed with us Saturday night and we each had one of her front paws in our hands. She was in heaven. We are feeling sad cause we have to leave her with grandma next week when we go ov vacay!! It’s getting close girl! The beach is calling our names!!

  • Reply Marie June 27, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it must be for you. May you find comfort in your beloved memories of Gracie. Glad you got to spend some time with your Mom. Hugs.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph June 27, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I was thinking of you this weekend. Huge hugs.

    I really liked Curious Minds.

  • Reply Helene June 27, 2016 at 10:29 am

    so sorry for your loss, I think you did the right thing by keeping yourself distracted.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders June 27, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss Nadine! Pets are such a huge part of our families, and it’s so hard to lose them!
    On a lighter note, I’m so jealous that y’all have a Hattie B’s! We didn’t stop there when we visited Nashville, and I regret that so much! I think that I want to make a trip back, just to try out Hattie B’s! And Chickfila really is so awesome too! I was craving it so much yesterday, and I was so bummed that it was a Sunday!

  • Reply kristen June 27, 2016 at 10:50 am

    oh, did you like curious minds? is it the same kind of style as miss plum?
    chick fil a breakfast is the SHIT.

  • Reply Kelli June 27, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Losing a pet is the worst, Salem was so so sad for weeks after we lost Seven that’s how we ended up with Marina so soon.

    Retail therapy sounds like a good way to take your mind off things and chick-fil-a can’t hurt either!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky June 27, 2016 at 10:59 am

    i thought about you all weekend. stay strong and give major cuddles to your lil pup.

  • Reply Laura June 27, 2016 at 11:10 am

    nothing better than a little chick fil a breakfast on a Saturday morning! so glad you go to go shopping with your mom to help take your mind off sadder things….. HOORAY FOR FREAKIGN LUNCH TODAY!!!!!!

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World June 27, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I’m glad you had a great day with your mom! That mac’n’cheese looks so good!

  • Reply Lara June 27, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I hit up the outlet mall this weekend too. 🙂 Hope you found some bargains!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo June 27, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I’m glad you kept yourself busy – I think its awful to sit in the house & just miss the missing part 🙁

  • Reply mandie June 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I’m glad that you had some happy moments this weekend. I am totally jealous of that lunch – I want some chicken & mac & cheese! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots June 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I love outlets, I need to get to some soon! Hope you have a great week!

  • Reply Cara June 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    That food looks divine- something so wonderful about restaurants with good southern food! Still praying for you girl, I know how hard it is losing a pet, we lost our Callie a few years ago and I still tear up sometimes thinking about it.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista June 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Sending more *hugs* your way sweet friend! All that food looks delish, and YES to more House of Cards! Cheers to a much better week for you before vacay <3

  • Reply Jenna June 27, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Mmm… banana pudding!

    Poor little guy… He’s missing his friend, too.

  • Reply texerinsydney June 27, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    The things you did this weekend are my go-to cheer-up things too…shopping with a loved one, good food, a book, snuggles. Take care of you.

  • Reply Lindsay June 27, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    So sorry again about your sweet pup! It sounds like you had a great weekend, though! Sometimes you just need some time with momma. 🙂 That Hattie B’s looks amazing! We’re going to Nashville next weekend so we’ll have to try it then!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis June 27, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I love how men think they can handle the spiciest flavor on the menu and then it becomes an uncomfortable sweating experience. The pimento mac n cheese sounds amazing tho! I need to find a similar recipe.

  • Reply Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire June 28, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Hey there my blog friend!!! It’s been a hot minute because I’m an unreliable blogger . . . also because life happens and 3 kids and a dog. Enough excuses . . . well, I just read a bunch of your old posts . . . my heart goes out to you because of Gracie. I recently lost my faithful old friend of 16 years and it’s so hard. I haven’t even written about it yet. I love catching up with your life . . . glad you’re doing okay! And Hattie B’s looks like my kind of place . . . especially the banana pudding!!!

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! June 28, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I’m so sorry to read about Gracie 🙁 Losing a pet is so incredibly hard, but she had a wonderful life with you.

  • Reply Jess June 29, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I haven’t watched House of Cards in so long. I think I left off at season 3. It’s so good but I lose track of who is who in all the politics sometimes! I’ve been losing myself in Orange Is the New Black.

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family June 29, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I still haven’t had the chicken minis! I need to try those. They look delicious!

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