Weekend Shenanigans – Music, Food and Beer Oh My!


I looked at the weather this morning when I woke up, as I heard thunder rumbling in the distance. Apparently, it is going to thunderstorm every day as far out as they can predict. Lovely. Let’s get in to the weekend recap, shall we?

Friday – Chris and his brother took turns DJ’ing live over internet radio on Friday evening. What was I doing? Jamming upstairs to their sweet tunes while getting ahead on my weekend cleaning, and also unlocking more characters and kart options in Mario Kart! Like you would expect anything less.

Saturday – I woke up early and got ready to head out to do some shopping with my mom. I haven’t really been to The Summit to shop in months. We started out at the bottom at Ann Taylor Loft and Private Gallery, then grabbed some lunch at Primeaux. This was our first time eating there, and I have to say…it was delicious!!!! Primeaux is a french bistro wine and cheese concept.

We started out with a “small plate” of Rogue Blue Cheese Chips – Kettle chips topped with Rogue Blue Cheese, mornay, applewood smoked bacon and sweet apple chutney. You guys…they were AMAZING!!! The tangy blue cheese and sweet apple chutney mixed together was a part in my mouth.



For the entree, I had the Chicken Salad Sandwich on croissant. It had a small salad on the side which was delicious as well. The sandwich was SO BIG that I couldn’t eat it all.



My mom ordered the Croque Monsieur (not pictured)- a cured french ham and Brie Creme on griddled bread with melted Swiss cheese. One of the cheeses was melted on the outside of the sandwich, which really gave it an interesting twist and different flavor! It was delicious as well!

My mom was so sweet, she bought me this dress at Ann Taylor Loft!

We shopped at a few more stores, and then I had to part ways to head to Trussville to meet up with my husband and our friends. The shrimp boil event we were going to check out was a bust, so we ended up heading downtown to none other than World of Beer of course!!

Trim Tab (a local brewery) has their season summer Raspberry Berliner – Weisse on tap right now. It is a Berliner Weiss that is slightly tart with a light raspberry flavor. It was delicious!



I also had a Koppaberg Strawberry Lime, which is an apple cider that has fresh strawberries and limes added. It is my favorite of all the ciders, made in Sweeden.

My friend and I split a Leinenkugel Summer Shandy as well because I had never tried it believe it or not. I liked that it was light and refreshing.

After WOB, we walked down to Jim n Nicks for some dinner. I ordered the turkey potato. It was the size of my freaking head, and I am not even sure I hate half of it because it was SO much food! It was absolutely delicious though!



After dinner, we parted ways with our friends and headed to Petsmart to get some dog food and then back home. I proceeded to play a few more rounds of Mario Kart and read some of my book.

Sunday – I meal planned and grocery shopped, then came home and did some laundry, cleaned some more, took care of the litter box and other such fun stuff, then we parked it on the couch and watched a Law and Order SVU Marathon.

I learned that we have another sun bather this weekend, Olivia parked in by the back deck door in the rectangle of sun and just stared outside for awhile.



She is also obsessed with the refrigerator. It doesn’t matter how long you have it opened for, she will hop on in and pop a squat. Ridiculous!





Here is a picture of Olivia and Chris holding hands while they napped. So cute!

20140608-181037-65437288.jpgI hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I am going to try, with the help of Chris of course, to fix my blog layout this week…so if things look wonky for a few days, pardon the construction! I am pretty sure it already looks wonky half the time anyways, as my side bar tends to disappear to the bottom of the blog 9 out of 10 times. Oops. I never pretended to be a professional.



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  • Reply Lauren June 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Bauer used to jump in the fridge, too – I have no idea why! How are the dogs doing with Olivia?

    The cider you described sounds so good, and there’s a World of Beer near my house… I’ll definitely have to look into it for this weekend. I thought of you when I was at Loft yesterday but it was a bust for me, again, as always!

  • Reply chelsea June 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    That chip dish looks AMAZING!

  • Reply Jana @ The Townhouse Pioneer June 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    That chip dish sounds so delicious.

    And ALL the kitten pictures! We didn’t have our cat when she was a kitten so we missed out on that cuteness but I’m experiencing it through you 🙂

  • Reply Liz @ Fitness Blondie June 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Olive melts my heart, she is the cutest! Those Rogue Blue Cheese Chips look like everything I have ever wanted in my life. WOW they look delicious! I want to spend the weekend with you so bad and we play Mario Cart. WAH!!! 🙁

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph June 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Nice dress. Thanks mom!

  • Reply Kate June 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I want those blue cheese chips and the raspberry beer for lunch today! Please?

  • Reply brooke lyn June 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Is the Rogue blue cheese made with Rogue beer from Oregon?!

  • Reply Kelli June 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Your weekend recaps never fail to make me want to eat all the food.

    Kids gravitate to sunny spots too, Little K always find the sun to play in even inside.

  • Reply Krystal June 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    All the food looks so yummy and that kitten really is just the cutest (I know I say that every single time haha)

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal June 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Blue cheese kettle chips? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR TWICE.

    That looks amazing!

    I love that you guys are so into breweries! We are too! Klay has been home brewing for quite some time, and he is getting really good at it!

    Oh, our cats love the fridge.. it’s weird… but, I know better than to leave it open for even a fraction of a second… They just love to get all UP in there!

    This weekend was a whirlwind. Come check it out over by me!

  • Reply Melissa June 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    that effing croissant sandwich looks like heaven. i want it in my mouth. right meow.

  • Reply Kerry June 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    The croissant looks amazing! Yum! Strawberry beer is good, but the Summer Shandy is soooo good.

  • Reply Helene June 9, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I thought I commented on this but I think it’s since disappeared! I want all of this food RIGHT NOW!

  • Reply Morgan June 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I’ve been dying to try out Primeaux, and now I absolutely have to go!! That food looks delicious!

  • Reply Jules June 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    All of the food looks awesome and we definitely watched the same law and order marathon – I just can’t say no when its on!

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda June 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    we’re going to have shit weather for the rest of the week too – rainy and ass. today is the only nice day so i had all the windows and doors open 🙂

    that dress is so pretty! everyone needs a nice LBD 🙂

  • Reply Laura June 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    kitty in the refrig! love it. also, i am obsessed with chicken salad and need to go and shove this in my face right now.

  • Reply Amanda June 9, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Bahahahaha… Olivia in the fridge… too stinkin’ cute! 😀
    Those bleu cheese chips look TO DIE FOR!
    Love the dress your mom bought you!!!!!

  • Reply Lisa June 14, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Have I mentioned how adorable your Kitty was lol!! And Raspberry flavored beer?? I’M IN LOL!! Gorgeous dress too!! Very sweet of your mom!! 🙂 XOXO


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