Weekend Update: Adventures at the Beercade

Ahh. That moment when dinner has been placed for delivery is in the oven, and you sit down with a glass of wine and some peace and quiet to write.

OK, let's be honest. There is always piece and quiet in my home, we have no kids, and we're pretty lazy, so it's not like I haven't had a minute until now, at 8:30pm on Sunday night to write. But I digress.

We're at the end of yet another weekend—the first of many busy ones in March. How the heck is it already March?! I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's insane how fast time flies. This is a revelation of my mid-to-late 20s. I don't recall time moving this fast in high school or college. I digress again.

Friday night, I hit up Happy Hour with a few co-workers before heading home to hang out with the hubby. Our Friday was very similar to last week's, so just go ahead and check that out. One thing exciting about Friday was my delivery from Warby Parker! If you're not familiar, it's a website for glasses and you can order up to five frames to try on at home before you buy. They ship them to you (free), you can keep what you like, and if you don't like any, send 'em back (free) and that's that! Unfortunately, I didn't have any success, but it was fun having my husband cackle at my eyewear fashion show.
Saturday, I did some things around the house before heading to the gym for the first time since LAST Saturday. I've been sick all week, and this was the first time my respiratory system felt up to it. Needless to say, I got in a great workout! Need to get back and stay back this week. Came home, had a light lunch, and got ready for our evening out with our favorite couple.
We wanted to do something different than just dinner and drinks, so, being the loving wife and fiance that we are, Kate and I offered up a Beercade. Yes it's exactly what it sounds like - an arcade that serves beer. Good beer, too.  In any case, we had dinner at the Trencherman for the first time. We tried something called Pickle Tots, followed by awesome burgers, accompanied by good beer, and we finished with some chocolate mouse-mango-chile combination. And off to the beercade we went.

I could not believe how packed this place was! I don't know what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn't this. Kate and I sat at the bar while the boys played little hearts out. Hubs and I stopped for a nightcap on the way home and we were in bed by 3am. Oops.

Sunday, we slept late (see 3am bedtime above) and spend the first half of the day being lazy. I ventured out to new spot for lunch called the The Big Cheese, where I helped myself to grilled cheese, tomato soup and some fried pickles. I LOVE me some friend pickles. These weren't the best, but serves me right for eating them. All.

During some wallet spring cleaning, I remembered I had a gift certificate from Christmas to Victoria's Secret that I still hadn't used, so of course, I went out for a second time on a Sunday. This is big, people. I got a bunch of new underwear that I desperately needed (TMI?) and then went on over to Express. I got the items below with one of those $XX of $XX purchase coupons that I won't shop at Express without, and got some gems!

And here we are. I'm watching the latest Batman installment and getting ready to eat the dinner that just arrived came out of the oven. (I think I'm starting Weight Watchers tomorrow.)

What was the highlight of your weekend? Don't forget to go link up with any or all of the wonderful gals below!

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  1. All of the delicious things you ate this weekend are making me jealous (and hungry!)!

  2. i have no kids and so much time but i always wait until the last minute to post on my blog. such is life! and beercade sounds awesome!! I was up until 3am on saturday too- why do i do it to my body?!

  3. Hey Rachel! Just stopping by from the weekend update! A beercade sounds like a great date idea, I'll have to remember that one! Very cute blog, and btw, I'm your newest follower :)


  4. Look at all the coupons in that wallet! I'm jealous. A beercade sounds pretty exciting =)

  5. seriously, you just made me incredibly hungry and have the urge to go to VS.

    I am slightly upset with you right now;), BUT I absolutely adore your blog, and am excited to be your newest follower:):)

  6. I love VS and Express and I use all those discounts just as well!

    Stopping by from Mingle Monday...and a new follower :)

  7. Stopping by from MM...I love all the glasses! And nice job on the workout!! Happy Tuesday!!

  8. oooo - a weekend of good food, my fav :) + the beercade! lol
    just stopping by from the Mingle Monday - have a good week!

    Lindsey @ tinyinklings.blogspot.ca
    *new follower*

  9. omg i collect those express cards like nothing!
    i always forget to use them or throw them away


  10. Tomato soup and fried pickles? My kind of lunch. YUM.

  11. the soup and grilled cheese is making my mouth water!!! I'm jealous of your weekend.....

  12. Sounds like a fun weekend! I love grilled cheese! Looks good

  13. This beercade sounds interesting! I wonder if there is anything in Charlotte like that.

    New follower! bourgiechronicles.blogspot.com


  14. Your dinner looks yummy!

    Your newest follower,


  15. Beercade..love it! Looks like you had so much fun.. gotta love lazy Sundays with a little bit of shopping thrown in there! Stopped by for the mingle! ;)

  16. love discovering items in my wallet I can use! Lol we all know what you're buying at VS so not TMI ;)

    Looks like a great weekend!


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