Monday, July 25, 2016

How is it the last week of July exactly? I just can't wrap my brain around school starting in less than 2 weeks. I am sad, I am really loving the relaxed pace of the summer. The weekend was just exactly that... relaxed and pretty awesome although not super exciting. I kicked it off a little early with dinner out at a new local spot Tam's Tupelo and it did not disappoint. It's super close to my house and I have a feeling that the bar will become a regular spot for me. It's in a weird little strip mall but one of those places that you walk into and say "wow... I never would have guessed it would look like this" really nicely done.  We had  the Fried Green Tomato BLT Sliders, Gold Coast Shrimp, Shrimp & Grits and some amazing sweet potato biscuits... all pretty damn good. I had my favorite cocktail, an old-fashioned and it was delicious. We even ran into some of our local politicians... too much fun was had. Friday was a recovery day. And maybe a little Saturday too... maybe. 

I ate really clean all week long and admittedly indulged... but worked out, over the weekend. Met one of my best guy friends out for an awesome Greek omelette Saturday morning and no bloody Mary's... whaaaaat? I was good then but later Deep dish pizza and the best 7 Layer Bean Dip like ever made an appearance. Dun dun dun.  It was my last summer ladies tennis match of the season on Sunday so I thought I would make something extra good to eat. Check out the link to the original pin here and make it next time you need a quick and easy crowd pleaser. I mean, who doesn't like 7 Layer Dip? Using refried black beans instead of pinto is key, so much better! I also cheated and used a package of store bought spicy guac so it wouldn't get brown and gross overnight and it stayed perfect. Definitely the way to go if you are making ahead. 

I also finished a book that was not really worth even talking about, binged on season 2 of Vikings, did massive amounts of laundry so that the kids will come home to everything clean and fresh including sheets, blankets, pillows and had a date on Sunday night. I have been cleaning out closets, and bagging up clothes and shoes for days. Trying to decide if I want to donate, sell to consignment or Let Go. Honestly, I am just psyched to be making progress on that summer goal. So that's my weekend in short. Hope you all had a good one!


Linking up with Biana.


  1. You should have had a warning on this post that we'd be hungry after reading!! YUMMY weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. wow, busy weekend!

    i'm so sad that i finished vikings because looking at ragnar and rolo for an hour was one of the highlights of my week.

  3. What a fun new spot! And OMG sweet potato biscuits?!?!?!? I need those in my life!!!! 7 layer dip is one of my favorites and I make it for just about any game day event. You just cant go wrong and everyone loves it! Way to go on getting some of your goals accomplished!

  4. You are getting it done girl! High five for eating well during the week - the weekends are so hard though! And I was on a serious clean it out roll, and I've been a lazy sack lately. Good for you for making progress!

  5. Now I totally feel like having deep dish pizza.

  6. Sounds super productive lady!! Way to go! I can finally drink again so hoping to woop it up in August!

  7. Sounds like it was a good weekend. This year has gone by way too fast. That bean dip looks delish.