Weekend Shenanigans – Keep the Change You Filthy Animal

Well hello there. I don’t have a ton of fun things to report about this weekend. Mainly because I spent most of it just trying to breathe. I tried so hard last week to fight off the crud but the crud won. And it won good.

Friday – When I got home from work, Chris and I made a pizza and hung around the house for the evening. The weather had dropped about 30 degree from the time we woke up to the time I got home and it was sort of misty nasty outside and staying in felt so good. We plugged in the tree and just watched TV. Nice and relaxing.

Saturday – I made breakfast Saturday morning and did a few things around the house. We decided to head out for a little bit. We hit up both the Bargain Hunts in the area! At the one in Birmingham we found a fun raft to take to Gatlinburg with us for sledding and snow fun. We also found 2 fun things to decorate with in our game room downstairs. At the other one we found some Game Cube games that we don’t have! The video games were 5 for $10 this weekend, so we were able to find 5 to try out! We started to get tired, Chris isn’t feeling 100% yet from when he was sick, and I was starting to cough again.

We came home, I made some nachos for us and we watched the SEC Championship game. That was an interesting game. Neither team has any defense what so ever. I was sad that Alabama wasn’t in it…but you can’t win it all I suppose. After that game was over, we caught a little bit of the Big 10 game, but then I decided I had enough because I didn’t really care about the outcome of the game so I turned on good ol’ ABC Family for some Christmas movies! I watched The Santa Clause 3 and Deck the Halls. I just love Christmas movies!

Sunday – I worked on our meal plan for the week and got our grocery shopping done. While I was out I stopped by Bath and Body Works to pick up some candles since they were two for $22!! I got the Marshmallow Fireside and Flannel. Nothing like having some cozy candles burning around the house!

We watched some of the Law and Order SVU marathon and Grimm and had Cajun Chicken pasta for dinner. Then it was Christmas movie time! Home Alone was on and I just cant resist that movie! The second one is supposed to come on tonight! Maybe I will catch it too! I made some hot chocolate and enjoyed seeing the tree plugged in, the smell of marshmallow fireside as the shadow from the flames danced around the room, and good ol’ Kevin McAllister giving those wet bandits the whats up!




I have some posts scheduled out. I know Helene is doing a Christmas link up tomorrow about being a kid on Christmas! Sounds right up my alley! Anyone else have any coming up?

There are just two more shopping weekends left until Christmas! Are you all ready?!

Keep the change you filthy animal.

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  • Reply Ashley December 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    That sucks you both got sick! Hope you’re feeling better! Plus side sounds like you got a lot of movie watching in this weekend! I’ve been wanting to try the Marshmallow Fireside candle, keep hearing about how good it smells! I’ve been burning their Spiced Apple Toddy candle which I’m loving. And 5 for $10 videogames?! Yikes, that is an awesome deal!!! We got a few retro games last weekend which were buy one get one half off, we got some NES and SNES. Your local store totally wins tho.

  • Reply Lauren December 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Eeeek don’t remind me about the two shopping weekends left. Or maybe do. Clearly I need to get stuff done! Sorry you aren’t feeling well. Get better soon! But at least if you don’t, you can take a day off to recover and watch Christmas movies!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph December 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I’m doing a year in review link up on 12/18. Let me know if you hear of any other good ones! Although I’m pretty scheduled out for the rest of the month, some are not timely and can be pushed.

    Aside from booze and a gift card, I’m finished shopping. BOOM.

    Hope you’re feeling better!

  • Reply Brooks @ Cotton & Boots December 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    LOVE the post title. I have the Flannel B&BW candle and I burned it every night for a week straight before I realized I should probably conserve it.

  • Reply Angi December 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    That is one of my FAVORITE candles! Smells so good! Loving your blog title, ha! Also noticed you are also a Southern Blogger 🙂

    Angi@ cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com

  • Reply Katie Elizabeth December 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I also picked up some 2 for $22 Bath and Body Works candles this weekend.. what a good deal! I love Marshmellow Fireside! And we watched Home Alone last night, one of my faves! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • Reply Amy Powell December 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    The offense in the SEC Championship game was entertaining & fun to watch! I thought it was an exciting end to a great SEC season.

    Have a great Monday!

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  • Reply Courtney B December 9, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    So sorry you were feeling crappy 🙁 I hope you’re all better now?!
    I had to buy my candles online because I don’t live near a B&BW! I’m dyyyyying to get them in the mail!

  • Reply Rachelle December 9, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Your weekend sounds perfect – except for the getting sick part. If it were possible, I would stay in all 48 hours of the weekend and watch Christmas movies! Have you smelled the Twisted Peppermint candle at BBW? It’s divine!!

  • Reply Sean @ His and Her Hobbies December 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Watching Law and Order is always a great way to spend a day where its cold and miserable outside. Sorry you guys are sick. Hope you get over it soon.

  • Reply Liz @ Fitness Blondie December 10, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Honestly, this sounds like the best weekend to me. I love nice, relaxing ones with good food, good movies, and quality time. I hope you’re feeling better honey!

  • Reply Amanda December 10, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Oh my… Marshmallow Fireside sounds DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I used to love SVU but after Stabler left it wasn’t the same for me and I gave up on it. :/

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