Weekend Shenanigans – The One With the Extra Day!

Well hey there Tuesday! I wish that three days of the work week would go by as quickly as three day weekends! Let’s get to it, shall we?

Friday – It was game day eve, so I had to represent. My thoughtful mother picked up the houndstooth elephant necklace and bracelet for me last year and they quickly became my favorite go to game day pieces!


I stopped by Whole Foods for lunch Friday because their brown rice sushi is my favorite! I got the salmon/avocado and tuna/avocado combo. It was delicious!



I was really hoping that we were going to be able to close early on Friday, but no such luck. When I got home, I was tired. It had been a long week! I read some, made chili nachos and we watched TV.

Saturday – I woke up Saturday morning and did my cardio work out. Part of my fitness goals for September is to start working out six days per week. (Normally I do five.) After my work out, I deep cleaned the kitchen and got ready for game day! We headed to a friends house to catch some of the games. Alabama wasn’t looking so good on Saturday and it caused me to drink a beer within the first five minutes of the game. Raceway in Trussville had my Ace Pineapple Cider and I was so excited! It was freaking delicious!


We decided to head home during half time. Luckily we pulled a W. Even if it wasn’t pretty. I also watched the Georgia vs Clemson game and my Dawgs were looking GREAT second quarter!

Sunday – I woke up and cleaned the rest of the house. I started to put our new shelves together, but after spending quite some time un-boxing them and laying out all the pieces…I discovered the very bottom piece was broken. $%*&*$%*$%*$&%)(@# After lots of bad words, we decided to take the shelves back to Target and look for some replacements elsewhere. Target, I love you….but you really pissed me off with this one!


We were also searching for a desk for Chris’s DJ stuff. So after hitting up several stores, someone on Facebook told him they were selling exactly what he was looking for! Yes!!! So we met up with her, then headed to Chris’s parents house for dinner. They fixed grilled shrimp skewers with pineapples and bacon, pork fingers and some sides. It was delicious!

Monday – I woke up and started Phase 2 of Body Revolution. After that, I made breakfast for us then headed out to cut the grass. I spent over two hours (we have a push mower) out in that hot heat cutting away. I was drenched when I came in, and have blisters larger than quarters on both hands. OUCH! I even wore gloves, but apparently they were worthless. I need to find some with padding or something. Any suggestions?

I got ready, and Chris and I headed out to run some errands and grocery shop. He had the most brilliant idea to stop at Sonic for a snack before we got started. Yes, please!! I think I deserved this butterfinger blast, dammit!


When we got home, it was time to build some shelves! They turned out great!! We ran out of space though and still have more games to find a home for! These are the retro system games we keep downstairs, from Atari and regular Nintendo up to Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3. The new systems and games are kept upstairs.


After all that work, it was time for some dinner and relaxation! We watched some old Modern Family reruns and called it a night!

I am participating in my two favorite Stephanie(s) monthly goal link up!  Each month they will have a focus and you pick what your goals are going to be. The focus this month is on fitness, which is perfect for me because it is time to step up my game! My goals for the month will be:

1. Work out six days per week (adding an extra work out from my normal five)

2. Start logging food into Myfitnesspal, again. (Even thought it sucks the life out of me and I hate it.)

3. Purchase the next set up of weights. It is that time!

4. Really watch portion control.

5. Get that scale to finally budge!!!!

Life According to Steph
Are you doing the monthly goal? If so, what is your goal for yourself? You might inspire me to add more to mine! How was your weekend?
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  • Reply Kristen September 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    love your dress + that necklace! so fetch 🙂
    i have never been to sonic, but that butterfinger blast looks amazing and i must learn more about it.
    that blows about the target shelves, we bought shelves for them not long ago and they were perfect and no damage thank goodness girl.
    good luck on your goals – i am going to try and work out 6 days a week as well! lets keep each other accountable lol. myfitnesspal is not good for me, i either dont log in, or i obsess and start to eat 500 calories a day, no big deal lol. yay for upping your weights! you go girl.

  • Reply Lindsay | Broke and Bougie September 2, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Great goals for the month! and OMG I need to find that pineapple cider!!!

    College football = always drinking a beer in 5 minutes. Not good for my health plan!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says September 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Good luck on your goals, and I’m right there with you on getting the scale to move.

    My school was annihilated on Saturday. Like, the worst loss we’ve ever had or something like that. I’m kind of glad I’m mostly apathetic to it 🙂

    Brown rice sushi and a butterfinger ice cream thing in one weekend? YUM!!!

  • Reply Kerry September 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Chili nachos sounds really good and that Butterfinger shake. Man I wish there was a sonic closer to me. Such a bummer on the shelf being damaged but glad you got another one, now you just need another one! 😉

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal September 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I love your goals – I’m going to post about my goals (body wise) for the next 33 days – why 33 – because that’s WEDDING DAY!

    I’m with you on this – push mowers are the devil and you deserved that butterfinger blast.

    OH – what about weight lifting gloves? For the push mower blisters? It has the padding in all the right places? Maybe????

    You look too cute in your Game Day outfit.

    Happy Tuesday!

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda September 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    good luck on your goals – totally doable, btw. i need new weights too but i refuse to dole out $40 for a pair of 20lbs weights. i’m looking on CL or kijiji but i haven’t thought about scouring FB!

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Kelli September 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I love the shelves, they turned out great and a desk score is always good.

    Good luck on your fitness challenge!

  • Reply joey September 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    6 days a week workout are NO JOKE lady! Bust it out girl! I’m good if I manage 4…ha! What a busy weekend!

  • Reply Chris September 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I have a great suggestions for your glove dilemma, Have a lawn guy do it. They are about $45 bucks a week though, but they not only mow the lawn, they weed eat, cut shrubs and they may even fertilize twice a year. No more blisters! I know, I know, I am genius, I can’t help it.
    It sucks the shelves were broken, I’m sure it was not Tar-Jets fault. I’m confident a fellow Walmart Shopper made their way into the Tar-Jet and their child(ren) dropped the box on purpose, while playing. (I’m not saying I didn’t have a part in it, nor am I saying that it was the kids fault entirely, really I’m not saying anything).
    Also, I have to admit, I want to join the challenge, but currently I am being challenged to watch college Football each weekend, and that ain’t going so well. One thing at a time, ya know?

    Love your outfit, you are so chic! Missed ya last week. Oh, and don’t worry about paying me for my advice, its free girl, for you at least ;-P

  • Reply chelsea September 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Aren’t long weekends the best?! Happy September!

  • Reply Kate September 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Yay for college football being back- love your gameday outfit!

  • Reply Helene September 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    love your goals! those are awesome!!!

  • Reply Amanda September 2, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Mmmm… Butterfinger blast! That sounds DELCIOUS! I actually don’t like Butterfinger except for in soft serve ice cream, hahaha!

  • Reply Jessica Shannon September 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Ugh I would have been so annoyed about the broken piece! And yum, butterfinger blast!!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth September 3, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I had lots of great things I wanted to say but then I saw that damn butterfinger blast which is my FAVORITE and now it’s all I can think of!!!

  • Reply Krystal September 3, 2014 at 4:14 am

    You look really cute in the dress love! And yum to brown rice sushi (or any sushi!) Love your goals 🙂

  • Reply Laura September 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Love your game day outfit — although it’d be much MUCH cuter in orange! hehe. war eagle! Also, I still think you’re the coolest person in the world for mowing the lawn.. I know B would pay $$ for a wife that would do that! And sushi. Delish.

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New September 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I LOVE your dress, it looks so good on you!

    Ohhh butterfinger blast, I want one now!

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