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Weekend Shenanigans – Texas Style

Oh, sweet home Alabama! Or at least that is what Chris (girl friend Chris,not to be confused with husband Chris) and I said as we crossed in to Alabama last night! In the past 48 hours, I spent 24 of them in a car. Fun times!

Friday – I headed to Pelham at 4:50 am to drop my car off at Chris’s house (friend not husband) and we headed to Big Bad Breakfast for a blogger breakfast. I loved that when I asked Chris if she was cool to go, she got all excited and said of course! We met some really nice people and enjoyed a lovely breakfast! I ordered the Hog Parlor Croissant that had ham, swiss cheese, pesto aoili, and dressed greens. As my side, I chose the home fries which were diced potatoes and onions. It was AMAZING.

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After breakfast, we parted ways with the other bloggers and headed out to the open roads! We traveled through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, then finally, Texas! It rained a good part of the way, and at one point it was so bad it looked as if we were driving on a lake! The weather turned out 10 hour trip in to a 12 hour trip. It was ok though, we made it in one piece and Chris and I had lots of girl talk the entire trip. We grabbed out third friend from the hotel, and headed to the bride’s parents house. The bridal party had run late with their rehearsal dinner as well, so we arrived at the out of town guest party right on time!

The party was just desserts, and since we hadn’t had dinner….we stopped by Taco Cabana on the way back to our hotel room!



Saturday morning I was super excited because Lauren and I had plans to finally meet in person!!! You guys, can I just tell you how surreal it is to travel to another state and have a friend there to meet up with? I just love blogging!!!!

Lauren came and picked me up from my hotel so that I wouldn’t get lost, and took me to Fielding’s! I got to experience a Houston Top 100 with her ๐Ÿ™‚


We each ordered a pastry to share – The Nutella and Bacon Bombolini and a Vanilla Cream Beignet and then we each ordered bacon and potatoes as well. Each with a different dipping sauce to try!



The breakfast was delicious, I will dream about that Nutella and Bacon Bomboliniย forever. And the company, the company was superb! After we were finished eating, Lauren and I headed to the shopping area near by for her to run an errand and we snapped a few mandatory blogging pictures with Christmas as our background!

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Blogging faces!


She left me with the sweetest present of a local Christmas ale, local coffee and a Christmas mug that said Greetings from Houston and other Texas like sayings. I love it!!!!


Afterwards, I met back up with Chris and Rashmin, and we headed back to the shopping area that Lauren showed me. Rashmin and I tried Jamba Juice and it was delicious! We walked around some shops, and then had Pot Belly for lunch. I ordered a grilled chicken salad that had apples, cranberries and grapes and it was delicious!!!



It was then wedding time!!!! I only have two pictures from the wedding, as Chris took the rest with her camera and I may share a few of those another day.

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Father/daughter embrace as Courtney’s dad presented her with a beautiful present before their dance.


The wedding was lovely and we had fun!

Sunday – We had breakfast at the hotel before hitting the road and saying goodbye to Rashmin.

At a gas station stop, we saw this old hunting dog passed out in the drivers seat after a hard morning’s work. I had to snap a picture!!!! There must have been 8 dogs in this truck total between the back seat and the bed. All yellow labs, all adorable!

IMG_4202.JPGAnd that was my weekend in Houston!

I am off today to clean the house, go grocery shopping…and hopefully get that Christmas tree up!!! Have a great week!


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  • Reply Mree November 24, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Looks like it was a fab weekend!! That breakfast looks so yummie!!

  • Reply Laura November 24, 2014 at 9:56 am

    All of that food looks so damn good!! And you know about my obsession with Mexican food! Wedding looked beautiful and I’m glad y’all made it back safely.

    Also you’re in big trouble — I didn’t know you were off today too!!

  • Reply Biana Perez November 24, 2014 at 10:01 am

    All the food in this post is making me drool!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and I really love their centerpieces -so pretty!!

  • Reply kristen November 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

    aw what a fun weekend! i love the idea of travelling to a different state and having a friend there, yay blogging!
    and oh my lawd girl that first breakfast looks and sounds amazing. as does the bacon and potatoes later on, though you can have the bacon and i’ll eat the potatoes. yum!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says November 24, 2014 at 10:24 am

    One of my favorite parts of blogging is knowing that I can go pretty much anywhere and I have a friend there!

    All of that food. OMG.

    Glad you had a great time!

  • Reply Jessi November 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I ADORE that you met Lauren!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lauren November 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Y’all don’t have Jamba Juice, either? Get yourself together, Birmingham!

    So so happy to have met you! Next time you should bring Chris (husband) and we’ll take you to breweries and more top 100 places! Also – wearing my new earrings today. Thanks for your help!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    whirlwind great weekend! I’m so glad you got some blogging stops in, especially to meet up with Lauren!

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  • Reply Lady Lilith November 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    How nice. You are making me really hungry.

  • Reply Erin LFF November 24, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Your post was the worst possible thing for me to read as I’m awaiting lunch time- hahha OMG everything looked so good. I’m officially jealous I don’t have a Taco Cabana near me!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal November 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I am so envious of all of you people getting your trees up! We get the real tree – and that means it goes up mid-December. Stupid live tree. I want a nice faux one – Klay will no lament. Hate him.

    I love the whole beginning of this post with the “my friend Chris, not my husband Chris”.. I kept chuckling. Because it’s something that I would totally say.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Your weekend seemed busy, and car filled – BUT FUN!

  • Reply Julia November 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a fun weekend! How cool that you got to meet bloggy friends! All of the food looks amazing, that plate of bacon and potatoes!

    I miss Taco Cabana, we used to eat there in OK! All we have here is Taco Bell, blah!

    So glad you had a great trip, despite the nasty weather!

  • Reply Kerry November 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    What a great trip but I am sure you are happy to be back home. The food looks amazing. So many dogs in that truck! Glad you got to meetup with Lauren!

  • Reply tricia coniglio November 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I have never thought of ordering bacon as an actual meal but now that I see yours, I think it is in order. Maybe I’ll have that instead of turkey for Thanksgiving. lol

    How fun that you met up for a bloggers’ breakfast! I have not met any bloggers in real life. Your trip looked amazing.

  • Reply Amanda November 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    How fun that you and Lauren were able to meet up! And her gift to you was so sweet and thoughtful!

  • Reply B @ The Sequin Notebook November 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    How fun that you got to meet up with other bloggers – that’s one of the best things about this community!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie November 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    whoa what a weekend! And you got to meet LAUREN!!!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth November 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Stop with all that ridiculously amazing food and I mean that dog just chilin in the front seat after all that driving……so priceless!!

  • Reply Krystal November 24, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Sounds like a fun and yummy weekend!!

  • Reply Kimberlee November 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Looks like an eventful weekend! Those treats look delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for linking up with MMG!

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