Weekend Shenanigans – Concert, Brewfest and an addition.

I don’t know about you, but I could always use a day off to recover from my weekend….

It was a busy one, so let’s get right to it!

Friday- Chris and his parents met up with my Friday after work, and we had dinner at Moe’s BBQ. It was delish as always. We then headed over to Workplay to see the Black Jacket Symphony preform two of the Beatles albums; Rubber Soul and Revolver. They also did some of their greatest hits at the end. They were amazing!!! We had a great time.

Saturday – We headed up to Huntsville Saturday and met up with some of our friends and started the day off at Bar Louie, then headed downtown for the Rocket City Brewfest. If you have never been to a brewfest before…you have to try it at least once! This was our second one, we attended the Wild South brewfest earlier this year.

This one was outdoors, as most are. I am an idiot and wasn’t even thinking about wearing sunscreen. Duh, Nadine!!! Luckily there were lots of tents and shaded areas, and I stayed smart and did not get burnt. Hallelujah!





I got to try some amazing beers, and some of our favorites were there as well. My top three new favorites were O’Fallon Cherry Chocolate -tasted like a cherry tootsie roll pop…amazing!!!, Stiegl Radler – which was grapefruit flavored, very light, bubbly and refreshing and last but not least, Kopparberg Strawberry Lime – a wine based beer that tasted freaking amazing and after you drink it…your glass smells like cotton candy. Holy yum.


The brewfest was four hours long. Our group paced ourselves well and none of us needed to be carried out on a stretcher or anything…so I would say a HUGE success!!!

Lessons learned?

Wear sunscreen

Pace yourself

Wear a pretzel necklace


After Brewfest, we needed some grub! We headed over to Under the Radar where we pretty much all ordered cheeseburgers and fries. Duh! They were amazing!



After dinner, Chris and I headed back to Birmingham.

Sunday – We added a new edition to our family Sunday afternoon! Meet Olivia.





It has been an exhausting weekend. I am not used to being out super late two days in a row!!! Grandma status over here, remember! We had a TON of fun and I wouldn’t change a thing. This week will be all about getting little Olivia adjusted to our schedule and crazy house of dogs. So far she has been doing great. She is very sweet.

I hope everyone has a great week!!



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  • Reply Jessi May 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Awwwwwwww Hi Olivia!!!! 🙂

  • Reply Amanda May 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Kinda want to go to one of those things just for the pretzel necklace… not gonna lie! ;P
    Olivia… OMGGGGGGG! What a fluffy little nugget!!! I wanna squeeze her!!! 😀

  • Reply Ralph Marion May 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I can’t wait till Magic City Brewfest this year. I have been the last two year, and I have always had fun at them. Also, congrats on the new addition to your family.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal May 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    We love going to Beer Festivals as WELL! They are always a BLAST!!!!

    There’s a Beer, Bourbon and Bacon one coming up in June, I may treat the man to VIP tickets… you know.. like a Father’s Day gift or something!!!


  • Reply Lauren May 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Ohhhh little snuggly muffin Olivia, I want to cuddle you so hard! That strawberry beer sounds like something I would like (hello, wine based, yum). I will take your word on the Beatles cover band. When pretty much anyone covers a Beatles song, I get unnaturally rage-y. I think a whole concert would send me over the edge!

  • Reply Kristen May 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    KITTTTTYYYYY!!!! OMG she is so freaking cute i cant handle it. look how little!
    i cant think of anything else besides that pretty little kitty 🙂 love her name too!
    yummy pretzel necklace. priorities: food + cats. haha.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth May 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I absolutely love beer feasts….well pretty much any kind of outdoor drinking events 😉 Awwww look at that sweet girl!!! Kittens are seriously the most precious things ever!!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph May 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    The pretzel necklace is genius. I love that last crowd type shot at the festival.

    Your Friday night sounds rockin’ too. Getting it in this weekend!

  • Reply Alyssa May 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Aw! Sweet kitty! I miss mine being that tiny!

  • Reply Kelli May 12, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I’m not a cat person but Olivia is cute!!!

    Looks like you have a reason to want today off, what a busy weekend!

  • Reply Jules May 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    1. WHAT IS A BREWFEST! I need it in my life.
    2. I also need your kitten ASAP

  • Reply Lidija May 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Beer fests are one of my favorite things to do in the summertime! Your kitten is too cute!

  • Reply brooke lyn May 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    brewfests and concerts?! my perfect weekend. Minus the late nights haha

  • Reply K @ BKCsquared May 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Olivia is such a cutie pie!!!! B & I want a little kitten so badly! Looks like you had an amazing weekend 🙂

    xo, K

  • Reply Laura May 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Looks like an amazing weekend!! I’ve never been to the Hunstville brew fest, but it looks way less crowded than bhams! Illusion? And that pretzel necklace? What an incredible idea! Do you think people would judge me if I walked around work with that?

  • Reply Kerry May 13, 2014 at 2:26 am

    The brewfest sounds awesome and trying out new beers is always fun! Olivia is adorable and so little!!! Snuggle time all the time!

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