weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans – First of August

Hey, hey there people! Can you believe the first weekend of August is in the books already? August means we are that much closer to football season! And more importantly…it is my birthday month!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Mine started out on Friday with finishing My Kind of Love and starting The Art of Racing in the Rain. I am trying to get back on track with my summer reading challenge!

Saturday morning we got up early and tackled some yard work for two hours. There is nothing more satisfying than some good old physical labor where you can see immediate results. We deserved a reward for our hard work, so we headed to Jack Brown’s for lunch! I had the Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy, the Danny Laruso burger, and Chris and I split some fries.

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We then, of course, headed to World of Beer to hang out on their patio. It was a unseasonably cool 96 degrees with humidity much lower than usual. It was delightful!

I started off with a a seasonal local, Trim Tab’s Raspberry Berliner Weisse.


And then tired Blue Pants Candy Bar Pinstripe which was freaking amazing. This might be one of my new favorite stouts. It was creamy with chocolate and peanut butter flavors. Much like a liquid candy bar.

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Saturday evening we spent some time with Chris’s parents and then called it a night.

Sunday was spent meal planning, grocery shopping, food prepping and binge watching Hart of Dixie. Oh and laundry. The never ending laundry.

Other scenes from the weekend included his Royal Highness, Sir Mac, perched upon the top stair overlooking his kingdom.

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I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Let’s go ahead and tackle this Monday!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Joey August 3, 2015 at 8:53 am

    A cool 96 degrees. I die. What a nice weekend! I re-watched some of the Hart of Dixie the last few weeks! Such a cute show.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 3, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Unseasonably cool 96 degrees. Haha. I’m kind of over summer at this point! That beer sounds amazing- all of my favorite things!

  • Reply Marie August 3, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Sir Mac looks so cute watching his kingdom. I’m so over the heat. It is so humid that you can hardly breathe.

  • Reply B @ The Sequin Notebook August 3, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Those beers sound so tasty…I always love places like that where the choices are seemingly endless!

  • Reply blake August 3, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Sounds like a fun weekend! I was about to head to World of Beer yesterday, but instead went to the grocery store.. such fun. haha

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine August 3, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Oohs that Raspberry looks refreshing and different. My Saturday consisted of frozen vodka lemonades mixed with Sangria but husband had, get this name, STAR CHICKEN SHOTGUN IPA!!! The weekend goes too darn fast especially when it’s so nice and full of stuff you love! You’ve got a great watchdog there!!! Happy Happy Mo say!!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista August 3, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Cheers to birthday month – my birthday twin! <3

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph August 3, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Happy birthday month!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky August 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    holy crap, i had to look up what 96F was in C…goddamn, that’s hot. we hit 35C here a few times and the streets were empty because everyone stayed indoors!

  • Reply Ralph Marion August 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Whitney and I went to Highlands package and got the Trim Tab Berlinger Weisse in a growler. I still haven’t had that beer from Blue Pants yet. Need to try it soon.

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo August 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Peanut butter flavored chocolate stout?!! I NEED that! Yum! And I couldn’t finish the Art Of Racing in the Rain, it got way too sad and coming from the dogs perspective it just killed me. I’ll be interested to see what you think!

  • Reply Kelli August 3, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I can’t believe August is here already, it seems like summer just started!

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New August 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    It’s so sad that 96 degrees feels cool, but I’m totally there with you right now! SO ready for Fall! Happy birthday month!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Biana Perez August 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I’m drooling over those fries!! I’m so ready for football season – college football specifically ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Monday dear! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Tracie August 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    If I show up on your doorstep, don’t be freaked out– I just want to go drink some of the amazing beer you always have! I haven’t even seen or heard of that stout! And I LOVE fruit flavored beers. I have to admit, I really like lemon shandy’s, especially the curious travelers.

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization Actually August 3, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Sooo… I have tried a couple so-called “chocolate” stouts and I’m not sure I understand. They always just taste like really bitter, heavy beer and even if there is a chocolate undertone, chocolate and beer aren’t flavors I like together anyway. What am I missing? Do you also like the beer milkshake trend that was happening at one point? Or is it specifically chocolate that’s supposed to be good with beer?

  • Reply Mattie August 3, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I want that burger right now! I liked The Art of Racing in the Rain. It wasn’t what I expected (which was basically Marley & Me). I’m glad it was different. I’ve started Hart of Dixie from the beginning since you inspired me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately Michael doesn’t like it, so I have to do it when he’s off doing something else!

  • Reply kristen August 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    oh my gosh, that food. you’re killing me.
    birthday month!!!!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth August 3, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I tried a chocolate and peanut butter stout this weekend and I’m in love! I need to write down the name of this one as well!

  • Reply Ashley August 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    You have to love it when itโ€™s 96 degrees and considered โ€˜coolโ€™. #southernproblems. I canโ€™t WAIT for football season!

  • Reply Darcy August 3, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Your lunch looks delciious and well deserved after hours of work!!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis August 3, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    You always try the yummiest beers and one I would love too. Trim Tabโ€™s Raspberry Berliner Weisse sounds really good. I didn’t end up going the other weekend so now I have like 2 or 3 beers that you’ve recommended to try out when I make it there.

  • Reply alyssa August 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Yummmm Curious Traveler! What a great, productive weekend!

  • Reply Amanda August 3, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I seriously can’t believe it’s already August; where did the summer go??? BUT, it’s also my birthday month so that’s a good thing I suppose. Your weekend looks way more fun than mine… I just work work worked. Finally getting my well deserved drink tonight, though!

  • Reply Duckie August 3, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Those beers though. I wish we had something like that here on Guam. Then maybe our 96-98 degrees wouldn’t feel so horrible.

  • Reply Robin August 4, 2015 at 3:49 am

    LOL at Sir Mac!

  • Reply Pamela August 4, 2015 at 7:28 am

    I seriously want that burger and those fries right now! Yum! And that raspberry Berliner Weiss sounds amazing! Love a cute pink beer ๐Ÿ™‚ I meant to pick up that shandy over the weekend and I forgot, thanks for the reminder!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Reply Laura August 4, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Ohhh, Jack Browns, you are so delicious! And that shandy! I’m a huge fan of all shandys. B liked that Candy Bar stout too! Glad y’all had such a good weekend!

  • Reply ellesees.blogspot.com August 4, 2015 at 9:57 am

    liquid candy bar sounds pretty much amazing!!! love your weekends. and those fries. my weakness. how is it august already??

  • Reply Amanda August 5, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Laundry is the bane of my existence. I have a pile of unfolded shit that’s been on a kitchen table chair for about 2 weeks now! lol

  • Reply Frances Huges August 30, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I finally got my Ingrid back when she returned from a very long summer away, and she and Brent made such a fuss over us this weekend that I m already starting to feel the love and community that I ve missed so much.

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