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Sunday, November 23, 2014


Mondays are not so bad when it is the only day you have to work the entire week. So bring it on, Monday! How was every ones weekends? Fabulous I hope! We started our weekend off by hitting up our last restaurant on the tour of restaurant week. Memphis has one week where the more expensive place have a discounted menu. Since we haven't really ate at a lot of places downtown yet, this was a great way to check some places out at a discounted price. The first place we went to was Automatic Slims. The food was good, but we agreed we would probably just go back for an appetizer and their 3 dollar martinis on Monday night.

Lobster Tator Tots!!

The second restaurant we tried was Bleu. The reviews were not very good on this place, but it was one of the only places with a reservation open. I am glad we had a discounted menu, because the food was just mediocre, and the service was pretty bad (which was the biggest complaint I had read). I am not sure it was entirely our severs fault she gave bad service. She seemed relatively new and I counted at one point she had 7 tables, one of them being a large party. We had ordered a bottle of wine, and when my glass was empty my husband went to pour me another, when our sever came over and took the bottle of our hands, claiming her boss would kill her if he saw a guest pouring their own wine. At this point, I think the manager needs to worry about other things, like staffing properly.

The last place we ate was by far our favorite, it was at Capriccio Grill in the Peabody hotel. The food was really good and the service was what you would expect for such a fancy pants place! It is definitely on our list of place to go back to!

On Saturday, the husband had duty, so it was just me and a bottle of wine! I rented the fault in our stars and tried my hand at some Christmas chalkboards. On Sunday there was a lot of lounging and laundry. I went grocery shopping for all the things I would need for the dishes I'm making at the three (yes three!!) different Thanksgivings we will attend.
Not too shabby for my first one. 
Still have to add the words, but for free hand, I was impressed with myself!

Cuddles and creepy mustaches. Is No Shave November over yet??

Tell me all the exciting things you did this weekend, will ya?

Linking up with Biana over herrrrreeee for some weekend goodness!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday, it's a sexy word.

We have been exploring downtown a lot more this week (more on that later),  and today we are going back downtown again. Taylor has always had a desire to live in a high rise condo in the downtown area of a big city. I am not really keen on the idea, but for fun we are going to check out some property. My biggest concern is the fact that we have two dogs, so I think we will keep our nice little home with the fenced in back yard. What are you doing this weekend?

Favorite Song:
I am seriously obsessed with this song right now and Hozier in general.

Favorite Purchase:
A dear friend of mine is due in December and I couldn't resist these precious gifts. My cousin ((by marriage)) makes them and she is so talented, and her prices are too good to be true! Check her out here at MADEBYMOLLY.

Favorite Show:
I am so glad 2 Broke Girls returned a couple weeks ago. This show makes me hunch over in pain from laughter.

Favorite Moment:
Is it sad that my favorite moment was seeing the trailers for Cinderella and Pitch Perfect 2? Who else is beyond thrilled about these two?

Favorite Funnies



Linking up with Amanda 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lets take a vacation!

I love that Taylor and I both have jobs that are fairly flexible with us taking vacation time (mine is unpaid, so of course they don't care). It makes it really nice because when you move away from home, you miss family and try to get back as much as possible. That being said, Indiana is not a desirable vacation spot. We have to travel north, in the fall/winter. Ew, just ew! So while I'm enjoying wine with family, and snuggles with nephews, I will be dreaming of the new year and a vacation somewhere with a view! Where, oh where should we go?

I have already been to the Bahamas years ago, but I would love to go back to "Pig Beach" and stay. I mean it is such a cute little island, and hello, you can swim with little piggies!
Glamping in Ireland. I don't mind camping, but glamping really seems to be the way to go. And who wouldn't mind waking up to views of the country in Ireland.
How about a cabin on Emerald Lake in Canada. I don't care if there is snow on the ground, I'll just enjoy this view from a hot tub please.
Santorini Greece, because who hasn't wanted to go there since watching The sisterhood of the traveling pants?
How about a personal little hut in Maldives. At night we can walk the Sea of stars.
Or how about Bolivia! It has gorgeous rain forest and Ah-mazing salt flats.
 I'm ready to pack my bags and leave now, who's in? Where would you go?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mondays are hard.

I have a really hard time getting motivated to do much of anything productive on Mondays. Monday is the annoying red-headed step child  when it comes to days of the week. So since I couldn't show up Monday morning for a weekend recap, I'm here now!

Friday was pretty exciting. I spent the day cleaning out my pantry and taking inventory of everything in there. I know this makes me sounds like a big dork, but that pantry was super crowded. I have so many duplicates of things because my pantry was just so unorganized. If I needed something for a recipe I typically just buy it instead of looking in the pantry first. But not anymore!

This is my next project!
Friday evening we caved, and put out our Christmas stuff. Now, before you go and tell me an elf kills a baby reindeer for every Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving... hear me out. We travel for the holidays, so if we waited for the acceptable time to do things, we wouldn't get to enjoy our decorations very much.  So judge away, my house is cozy and christmasy. And Gatsby has only taken off with one Christmas bulb, so I call that a win.

This tree looked a lot bigger in our apartment...

No shave November, you are creepy.
Decorating was hard work.
Saturday we went to the Orpheum for the first time and jammed out to some Old Crow Medicine Show. The Orpheum is a beautiful venue. We had balcony seating, and my beer MIGHT of spilled... on to the people sitting below us. But that is neither here nor there (It truly wasn't my fault). Before the show we had dinner and couple beers at the flying saucer across the street. I ordered the Mojo wings and they. were. HOT.
I need margaritas to get ready..

Sunday was a pretty lazy day for us, a lot of lounging on the couch. We did venture out for some bloody Mary's later that day, but a called it a night pretty early!

How was your weekend?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday Faves and Funnies!

Oh helloooooo there Friday! I have been looking forward to you! I typically work on the weekends, but not this time, nope! I'm pretty excited to spend all weekend with my stud muffin of a husband. Saturday we are going to an Old Crow Medicine Show concert and I am SO pumped! It has been about 3 years since we last saw them and this is going  to be in a completely different venue then last time. I can't wait.

So here are some things that are my favorite lately!

Favorite Song:
I heard this song on the radio the other day and really liked it, not knowing what it was. Then I saw everyone in social media land posting T-Swifts new video and decided to look at it. I was pretty shocked to discover how much I love a T-swift song (another one, shake it off was good too).

Favorite Product:
This is hands down the best dry shampoo I've ever tried. My hair is the longest it has been in 4 years. When my hair was short I had to wash and style it everyday. Now that it is longer I am trying to re-train it so I don't have to wash it every day. This dry shampoo works wonders, WONDERS I tell ya!
Favorite recipes:
I tried a new recipe this week and revisited an old one. My sister in law sent me this cheeseburger soup recipe and it was really good. I don't suggest adding the ketchup and mustard though.

And I made baked Spinach chips this week too. They are sooooo good. But they don't last long, so make several batches! {{recipe here}}

not super pretty when they're done, but delicious! SEEYA LATER kale chips..

Favorite Funnies:

So a couple weeks ago, one of my co-workers got a promotion and was being transferred to a store in Nashville. A group of us met up for some drinks to send him off in a proper manner. After we left the bar a few of us were heading back to my house, but we decided some snacks were in order before we got there. We stopped at the Kroger by my house for some chips and pizza rolls (I really wanted pizza rolls!!!!). So ya know at night most grocery stores close one of the entrances to the store? Well the first set of doors we approached were closed. I told my friend Kris we needed to go to the other side, and he promptly informed me "no worries, I used to work here" and then he pried the automatic doors open. We made our way to the chip aisle and debated for a good 5 minutes on what we wanted before filling our arms with several choices. We were just about to make our way to the pizza rolls when we were greeted by an employee of Kroger.
Me: (with my arms full of baked lays and hot fries) Hi there, how are you tonight?
Kroger employee: Ummm you know we closed 2 hours ago?
Me: oo ya did? oops! We were just leaving, thank you.
We quickly threw all of our chips back on the shelf and high tailed it out of there. We got into our DDs car, and told her she needed to go to walmart because they were closed.
DD: So did y'all just break into Kroger?
Us: ummm I guess we did!
The next morning we discussed how lucky we were they didn't call the cops! I can not believe we broke into a grocery store. Adult life fail. #OOPS

A friend sent this to me this week, and I immediately sent it to my sister in law who accidentally hit a pedestrian this week. For the record, I have hit 3 (yes THREE), soooo it is safe to say we don't have a great track record in this family..

It's funny because it's true!

Do you have big plans for the weekend?

Linking up with Katelynn for Friday Funnies.

And Amanda for Friday Favorites.