weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans – Eating, Shopping and Football OH MY!

Monday’s are always hard, but especially after having an extended weekend!!!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know I did! I recapped some of my holiday in my Friday Favorites posts for those of you that took a bloggy break. Pictures of some of our Christmas decor and cute doggies are not to be missed!

Also, today Jana and I are announcing our secret collaboration! If you don’t want to read about my awesome weekend, at least scroll to the bottom of the page to check it out!

Thanksgiving was spent between Chris’s parents house for lunch and my mom’s house for dinner. It was great getting to spend the day with family!

Some pictures that were snapped at my mom’s house:IMG_4236-0.JPG


This was lunch at Chris’s parents house. I’m pretty sure it is obligatory to snap at least one picture of all the yummy that you ate.  Sweet potato casserole, pineapple casserole, corn souffle, green beans, mac and cheese, ham and turkey. There were even more things to choose from but ummm….no room! I even let me food touch, which never happens!


My mom had turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, spanish rice, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pepperoni rolls, lasagna and pumpkin pie and cherry pie for dessert.

After dinner, Chris and I went back to our house for a little while, then I met up with my mom at Walmart around 9pm to start our shopping adventures. We had the best time!

There was, what we will now call the boot incident of 2014. My sister had gone to Belk and bought herself about five pairs of the $20 boots. She was completely prepared, and had even gone to the store earlier that week to try them all on so she knew the exact sizes and colors she wanted. She secured all five pairs immediately Thursday evening and went home. Then Friday afternoon we received a frantic phone call.

Tracy – “Where are you guys?”

Me – “Shopping at The Summit”

Tracy – “Can you guys go by Belk and see if they have the Icon Boots in a size 9 pretty please? Color taupe. I went to try all my boots on when I got home, and there is one 9 and one 8 in the box”

Me – “Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha amateur!!!!! YOU ALWAYS CHECK THE BOXES!!!!!!!”

Tracy – “Nadine this isn’t funny, this is a matter of life or death”

Me- “Dramatic much? Mom and I will work our way over there in a few.”

We were literally four stores away and Tracy continued to text me things like “I neeeeeeed those boooooots.” My mom and I were like OMG FINE!!! So we went to Belk and found them in under a minute. We texted her this picture and told her not to be such an amateur next year:


And so was the boot incident of 2014.

My mom and I broke our previous record of 18 hours straight of shopping. This year we shopped for 20 hours. We didn’t even hit all of the malls in the area. I am not quite sure how we did it. No sleep, getting older, lots of walking. The only thing that is bothering my this weekend is my swollen feet and that is just because 20 hours of walking will do that to anyone!

The damage:

IMG_4245.JPGMy finds


I seriously love these ones!!!!


Lots of stores had 50% off or buy one get one and what have you. I scored some movies and CDs from Target for my nieces and nephews, and a $12 clearance dress for myself. The boots pictured above were $29/$39/$19. The outlet sales were great but I was trying to refrain from buying too much for me….you know…because Christmas. We had so much fun!

Saturday was spent watching all of the football! The Iron Bowl was one hell of a game. We started out real strong, then I started to stress eat as Auburn did their Auburn thing. We came out raising all kinds of hell in the second half, Blake Sims got his shit together and we pulled out a big W. Big thanks to this guy:

Amari Cooper deserves the Heisman after that performance!

Now we can sit pretty with our Iron Bowl win and head to the SEC championship! Oh hey, we didn’t need a second this year Auburn.

Sunday – The day was spent meal planning, grocery shopping, and catching up on TV shows on the couch. I did manage to get a little more organizing done since it was the last day of the organizing month challenge.

Speaking of challenges, Jana and I have an Instagram challenge for the month of December! Remember this meme?

Well we decided to make it a challenge!!!! Use #inthedrawer and share your pictures throughout the month! Participate and enjoy all the awesomeness. I am whipping out my Barbies from when I was a child, so be prepared for epic 80’s and 90’s outfits!

Luckily, Jana made a good point that we didn’t want to put whore in the hashtag, you know…to keep the creepers at bay, so remember #inthedrawer and have some fun!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram!

Jana’s Instagram

Nadine’s Instagram

instagram challenge 2


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  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph December 1, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I hate that stupid elf on the shelf so I’m pleased with this instagram game. I likely will not get to many due to vacation craziness but I am going to try!

    Love the boots you got all the way to the right.

  • Reply Biana Perez December 1, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Your black friday buys were amazing and I love those Nine West booties!! I’m drooling over that plate you had at thanksgiving…mac and cheese YUM!!! So glad you had a wonderful weekend!!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As December 1, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Ugh I wish I was back at home where all of my Barbies are!! That is a LOT of shopping!! Super cute shoes though.

  • Reply Mree December 1, 2014 at 9:03 am

    20 hours of shopping!! I’m so impressed!! You are a girl after my own heart!!I don’t think I have ever shopped for 20 hours!! Looks like it was a wonderful weekend!! Love your new goodies.

  • Reply Amanda December 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Give me those Nine West booties. Now. C’mon. It’s the season for giving. Don’t be a Scrooge, Nadine. BABY JESUS WOULD WANT YOU TO GIVE THOSE TO ME!
    Can I take a picture of MYSELF in a drawer?

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says December 1, 2014 at 10:03 am

    20 hours of shopping?! My feet hurt thinking about it. I am impressed that you didn’t need a nap in the middle.

    I’m so excited for our challenge!

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design December 1, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Black Friday shopping, bleurgh… Lol! I’m somewhat in awe of the people who do choose to go out in the craziness, as I stay safely at home. I almost always get my shopping done before Black Friday, because the whole month of December is too crowded for me, but this year I didn’t and now I’m sad. :'(

    Those Nine West shoes are super cute!!! And I feel you on the not letting the food touch. I only care with savory vs sweet. I enjoy my yam/pineapple casserole less when it has stuffing or cheesy potatoes on it and vice versa, but the stuffing and potatoes are free to touch.

  • Reply Heather @ That's the story of.. December 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Those boots are adorable!!!! What is pineapple casserole? I’ve never heard of that!

  • Reply Kerry December 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I am impressed that is a long day of shopping. You scored big on the shoes though.

  • Reply alyssa December 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    20 hours!? That is COMMITMENT, you go girl! Those booties are perfect. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Julia December 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    LOL, what a fun Instagram challenge! I’ll have to see if I can dig one of my old barbies out, not even sure where they are right now!

    I love all of your shopping finds! Wow 20 hours of shopping, that is hard core! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving and holiday weekend!

  • Reply Joey December 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    OMG that instagram game sounds so fun! And the boot story–dying. ALWAYS check the boxes!! haha!

  • Reply kristen December 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    20 HOURS?!!?!?!!?
    I love the idea of your instagram challenge, i’ll try and remember to do it!

  • Reply Amber December 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    20 hours of shopping?! I love shopping, but I’d die after 2 hours.

    Cute boots!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal December 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Okay – so 20 straight hours of shopping – next year, I’ll send you money and can you buy ME stuff too?????? hehehehehehehe. Only place we went on Friday was AC Moore. hahahaha!

    OH – and I have a question, as a mom, with a naughty kid can I do the #inthedrawer prompts with his scary looking Elf? PLEASE? I have a boy, and have no access to BARBIES!!!! PLEASE?!?!?!?!

  • Reply Nadine December 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    20 hours!!! That is so impressive. My lower back hurts just thinking about it. I think I would collapse. Or just be the crabbiest person ever!

  • Reply tricia coniglio December 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    hahaha! no hastagging whore to keep creepers at bay! That food looks amazing and then I see your mom made lasagna?!! I want that! Pineapple casserole? I have never had it but I really like pineapple.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth December 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Stop it that instagram challenge is freaking hilarious!!!!

    OMG I would have died if I came home to different shoe sizes like that! I mean who does that????? Your boots are a major score though love them!!!

  • Reply Krystal December 1, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    You and your mum are OG! 20 hours is about 19 more hours than I can manage haha

  • Reply Tracy December 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Holy crap, 20 hours?! You go, girl. I love those black booties!

  • Reply Ellesees.blogspot.com December 2, 2014 at 8:41 am

    y’all killed it in the shopping dept!! and i’m anti-elf bc he scares me!! yours is much funnier!

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA December 2, 2014 at 10:29 am

    In previous online communitites we’ve used h00r and OMG I love this idea. We don’t have a need for an elf since there aren’t any kids around. I’ll have to see if I can dig out my barbies and schtuff to participate!! Dude, 20 hours of shopping!! That’s the longest I think I’ve heard but I’m glad ya’ll made it in one piece!

  • Reply P.J. December 3, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    20 straight hours of shopping? Holy smokes!

  • Reply Teh Megan December 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I want to play #inthedrawer sooo bad I just may have to go buy a barbie or find something I have lying around (a dog toy?)

    I can’t even believe people would shop for 20 hours. That’s just crazy. I was at Target from 0130-0730 for work and it was practically dead. There was nothing so on sale that I needed it at those hours that I couldn’t just get without a bra on at home. Maybe if I had more dollas I would have been more willing to shop.. and if I had someone awesome to go with… Yeah those last 2 things.

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